Prof. Arun S. Mujumdar's Research Group

  Transport Process Research

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The Transport Process Research (TPR) Group focuses on experimental and modeling studies of heat, mass and momentum transport problems of industrial interest. The current interests include: drying; electronics cooling; modelling of PEM fuel cell & lithium Ion battery; heat and mass transfer under jets; mathematical modeling of minerals, metals and materials processing operation (M3TC). Additionally, a number of international collaborative projects are under way with institutions around the world. Details can be found on this site.

Recent name card of Professor Arun Mujumdar

Front / Back Side


Summary of Professional Outcomes during January 2012 - July 2013

Wish you all a happy new year 2014.

Download the new year greeting cards here - New year card 1 & New year card 2.

Click here to download the calendar for the year 2013 from TPR group and WFCFD (World Forum for Crystallization, Filtration and Drying)

News from TPR Group

August 10, 2019

  1. A new ebook on Food Security: role of Climate Change and Technology, has been uploaded on the e-books page of this site. It can be downloaded free. Please inform your contacts in any discipline about itís free availability.
  2. The 10th AsiaPacific Drying Conference will be held in Vadodara, India , December 14-17 th. Over 135 technical contributions including a significant Keynote program is organized. Industry participation will be at a very high level as well. Visit the conference site for details and registration.
  3. IDS2020 will be held in Worcester, MA, USA in June 2020. Visit their website for details.
  4. A number of new books have been published during 2019 under the CRC series entitled Advances in Drying Science and Technology. Five additional titles are under preparation for release in late 2019 and early 2020.

March 1, 2019

  1. Prof. Mujumdar returned home after a four week visit to Bangkok and Singapore- the latter after nearly six years.
  2. Manuscripts of two CRC books were submitted to the publisher slightly in advance of the deadlines. Both books are expected to come if the press in August 2019.
  3. Arrangements for ADC2019 in Vadodara in mid December are proceeding well. About 12 keynote lectures by international experts have been confirmed. Abstracts deadline is April 30, 2019. Two Panel Discussions are planned on Industry Collaboration and Global Networking.
  4. All chapters in final form have arrived for the forthcoming ebook on Food Security have arrived. The book will be published on this website in March 2019. Our plan is to make it widely accessible on numerous websites around the world.
  5. IDS2020 will be held in June 2020 in Worcester, MA, USA. Visit their website for details.

November 17, 2016

  1. IDS2018 will be held in Valencia, Spain, during September 18-21, 2018. Mark your calendar. Details will be available in early 2017 in Drying Technology journal and several websites. Industry participations is encouraged. IDS2018 heralds 40 years of this successful biennial series held around the world.
    IDS was established by Prof Mujumdar at McGill University in 1978 at a time when it was not recognized as viable research/ development area. IDS series along with the establishment of Drying Technology journal in 1982 and publication of the first edition of the Handbook of Industrial Drying in 1987, simulated industrial and academic interest in Drying Science and Technology on a global scale.
    See you in Valencia in 2018!
  2. Following is a statistical summary of continuing contributions of Professor Mujumdar following his retirement from the National University of Singapore in July 2013.
    Publication list covering AUGUST 2013 through December 2016 (not complete)
    Professional outcomes and tasks completed as well as ongoing:
    50+journal papers
    15 + conference papers
    4 plenary and keynote lectures
    15 book chapters
    2 edited books
    15 + editorials, book reviews and. Conference reports
    Editor-in-Chief, Drying Technology journal, 16 issues per annum
    Founding Program Chair, IDS, ADC, WFCFD, CDC conferences
    Series Editor, CRC Series in Advanced Drying Science and Technology - 3 books initiated
    Reviewer for journals - 60+ reviews per annum
    Mentor for several young researchers and faculty members in several countries
    Honorary professorships in six universities
    Research areas : Drying, Transport phenomena in energy, food processing and environment.
    General interest :Climate Change, Innovation & Creativity

November 17, 2016

  1. To view a summary of published contribution of Professor Mujumdar since his retirement from NUS in August 2013, please click here. Several papers, book chapters and a book are currently under review or preparation.
  2. Three CRC books are currently under preparation in the CRC book series on Advanced Drying Science and Technology edited by Prof Mujumdar.
  3. ADC2017 will be held in Wuxi in September 2017. Visit website for details.
  4. WFCFD will be held in Mumbai in February 2017.

August 16, 2016

  1. IDS2016 was held successfully in Gifu, Japan last week with over 300 participants from 40 countries. There was significant industry participation and also a large number of young researchers. I estimate about 70 % of attendees were first time participants. This is a good sign for future of Drying research globally.
  2. Professor H. YOSHII of Kagawa University received the Arun S Mujumdar Medal for excellence in Drying research and Outstanding Mentorship. He has mentored over 20 PhD students including many overseas students.
  3. Professor Odilio Alves-Filho received EnerDry Award for his book on heat pump drying.
  4. Visitors can access pdf of Professor Mujumdar's Plenary lecture PPT under Selected Presentations page on this site. It includes recent stats on Ids series as well as Drying Technology journal.
  5. There will be three Drying-focussed international conferences in 2017. Euro drying conerencef in Belgium, Baltic Conference in June and ADC2017 in Wuxi, 2017. Another drying conference will be held in Colombia in September 2017 as well as one in Morocco in October . I am gratified to see the rising global interest in the subject.

August 10, 2016

  1. NSF, USA has approved funding for a joint University - Industry collaborative research Centre for advanced research in Drying. Please click here for a brief announcement.

July 15, 2016

  1. To Download the updated publication list of Prof Arun Mujumdar Click here.

July 4, 2016

  1. Prof. Mujumdar will participate in the following event Prof. Devahastin will organize in Bangkok on July 22nd.
    Invitation to TRF Senior Research Scholar Group Meeting
    You are cordially invited to attend the Annual Meeting of the Thailand Research Fund (TRF) Senior Research Scholar Group of Prof. Sakamon Devahastin at King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi on July 22, 2016. The details and schedule of the Event are attached here.
    All welcome.

June 24, 2016

  1. Prof . Mujumdar visited Delft University of Technology, June 20-22.
  2. The first book in the CRC series on Advances in Drying Science and Technology has just appeared off the press. Please visit following site for details.

June 10, 2016

  1. Research students of Prof. Min Zhang presented summaries of their ongoing research to Prof. Mujumdar during his visit. Click here for the list of presentations.

June 09, 2016

  1. Prof Mujumdar visited Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China May 20 - June 2, 2016. The visit included visits to six companies as well including Nestlé R&D in Shanghai.
  2. Prof Mujumdar visited a prominent dryer manufacturer in Changzhou-Yibu Dryer Co. They manufacture a wide variety of dryers including fluid bed, vacuum, conveyor, spray dryers etc.
  3. Prof Mujumdar presented three lectures at JU. Researchers and graduate students of Prof Min Zhang presented summaries of their research followed by discussion. He also met with The Chairman of the well known Haitong Group which has extensive research collaboration with Prof Zhang for over a decade.
  4. A new book in Chinese summarizing research on new drying g techniques for High Efficiency drying to produce better quality food products coauthored by Profs Zhang and Mujumdar has just been published. A review of this book will appear in Drying Technology journal this year.
  5. ADC2017 is tentatively scheduled to be held in Wuxi in late September 2017.Details will be announced soon.
  6. IDS2016 will be held in Gifu this year in August. Visit their website for details.

April 24, 2016

    Congratulations to KMUTT, Bangkok, Thailand for their outstanding consistent research performance. The link above shows Prof. Sakamon Devahastin receiving award of recognition from Thai Research Fund on behalf of KMUTT. Click here for the announcement.
    Prof. Mujumdar chairs the International Research Advisory Panel( IRAP) of KMUTT since 2015.

April 01, 2016

  1. Editorial work on volume 3 of the books entitled “Drying Technologies for Foods:Fundamentals and Applications" has begun.
    Click here for the Contents of volume 3 edited by Drs Barjinder, Nema and Mujumdar.

March 04, 2016

  1. TPR is pleased to congratulate Dr Sachin Jangam on the 2016 NUS Annual Teaching award for outstanding teaching. All the best!

February 28, 2016

  1. 10 th WFCFD was a major success with some 140 attendees. Dr Sachin and Prof Mujumdar presented lectures in this event attended mainly by industry participants.

    Prof Mujumdar gave workshops on Industrial Drying Technology to industry participants in India since 1983. He also presented 2 day workshops at ICT on Drying during 2001-2003 before the co-founding of WFCFD as annual event in 2005.

    Prof Mujumdar also held 8 hr interactive session on Drying to Reliance R&D on February 24, 2016.

February 16, 2016

  1. TPR Group is proud to note that Prof. Min Zhang of Jiangan University and a long term a give collaborator of Prof. Mujumdar is noted by Elsevier as one of the most cited Chinese researchers.
    I am honored to be listed in the top 1744 in all areas,and ranked in No.20 in the highly-cited Chinese researchers in the Agriculture and Biological Science Area,and ranked in No.3 in high-cited Chinese researchers in the Food Science and Technology Area.
    Hearty congratulations, Prof. Zhang!


Highlight News


Click here to read the article about Ebooks from TPR Group published in October 2010 issue of Chemical Industry Digest.


Professor Mujumdar receives Mars Lifetime Achievement Award from IDS2010. Click here for details.

Top 5 contributors to the World Drying Archival Literature

(Last updated from ISI Web of Science on March 13, 2012)

The number refers only to publications in archival journals. Books and chapters in books or conference proceedings are excluded.


Prof. Arun S. Mujumdar (261)

Department of Mechanical Engineering

National University of Singapore, Singapore


Prof. Tim A.G. Langrish (114)

Department of Chemical Engineering

University of Sydney, Australia


Prof. Somchart Soponronnarit (111)

School of Energy, Environment and Materials

King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand


Prof. G.S. Vijaya Raghavan (108)

Department of Bioresource Engineering

McGill University, Canada


Prof. Xiao-Dong Chen (106)

Department of Chemical Engineering

Monash University, Australia



  • New book by Prof.Mujumdar, "Perspectives on Innovation, Globalization and R&D", click here for the flyer.
  • TPR Ebook "Mathematical Modeling of Industrial Transport Processes", click here for free download.
  • Prof. Mujumdar has been selected for Platinum Award of Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai.
  • Special Awards at IDS 2008. Visit here
  • Prof. Arun S. Mujumdar received Taylor & Francis Award, IDS2008. Visit here
  • Guide to Industrial Drying (3rd Enhanced Revise Edition) is available. Click for Brochure
  • Report on Honorary Doctorate for Editor-in-Chief Professor Arun S. Mujumdar Receives Doctor Honoris Causa Award from Lodz Technical University, Poland on June 11, 2008. Click here (pdf)
  • Professor Mujumdar received Doctor Honoris Causa by Lodz Technical University, Lodz, Poland at a ceremony in Lodz on June 11, 2008. More
  • Prof. A.S. Mujumdar's publications list of (1978 to Sep 2008). Visit here
  • Collage of book covers Click here
  • New books edited by Prof. E. Totsas and Prof. A.S. Mujumdar, Modern Drying Technology, Volume 1, Wiley-VCH, 2007.
  • New books edited by Prof. E. Totsas and Prof. A.S. Mujumdar, Modern Drying Technology, Volume 2, Wiley-VCH, 2008


Numerical simulation and experimental investigations of various drying processes, intensification of innovation via mathematical models

  • Spray Drying
  • Heat Pump Drying
  • Microwave Drying
  • Spouted Beds Drying
  • Pulse Combustion Drying (PCD)
  • Atmospheric Freeze Drying (AFD)
  • Superheated Steam Drying
  • Drying of Gel
  • Drying of Nanosuspension
New approaches to cooling of electronics
Experimental and numerical investigation of new approaches for thermal management of electronics
Modeling of PEM fuel cells & Lithium Ion batteries
Explore new designs for enhancing the mass transport processes in PEMFC; develop 3D computational model of PEMFC; carry out an experimental study to investigate parameter that govern fuel cell performance and validate simulation results

Mathematical modeling of Mineral and Metal
Processing Operations

Using mathematical modeling to study the various processes in steelmaking and in the making of steel products: post combustion, continuous steel casting, lost foam casting, hydrocyclones, electromagnetic stirring of liquid steel etc.
Current Projects:
  • Post Combustion in an Electric Arc Furnace
  • Pulse Combustion
  • Design and optimization of hydrocyclones
  • Lost Foam Casting Process
  • Optimization of industrial tundish geometry





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