Sumanta Acharya


Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering

Held the L. R. Daniels Endowed Professorship and the Francis & Fritz Blumer Professorship

Professor and Chairperson

Mechanical Engineering Department

Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, IL 60616


Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1982
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1980
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, 1978

Research Interests

  • Experimental and Computational Fluid Mechanics
  • Heat Transfer and Combustion

Selected Publications

Saha, K., and Acharya, S., Bend Geometries in Internal Cooling Channels for Improved Thermal Performance, ASME J. of Turbomachinery, Vol. 135, No. 3, March 2013, # 031028,, GTHT62
Acharya, S., and Moreaux, L., Numerical study of the flow past a turbine blade tip: effect of relative motion between blade and shroud, ASME J. of Turbomachinery, #031015, Vol. 136, 2013,  (9 pages),, GTHT63
Babaee, H., and Acharya, S., Effect of Uncertainty in Blowing Ratio on Film Cooling Effectiveness, ASME J. of Heat Transfer, Vol. 136, Issue 3, #031701, Nov.  2013, doi: 10-1115/1.4025562, GTHT64
Babaee, H., and Acharya, S., Optimization of Forcing Parameters of Film Cooling Effectiveness, ASME J. of Turbomachinery, #061016, Vol. 136, Issue 6, Nov. 2013, doi: 10.1115/1.4025732, GTHT65
Karmakar, S., Wang, N., Acharya, S. and Dooley, D., Effects of Rare-earth Oxide Catalysts on the Ignition and Combustion Characteristics of Boron Nanoparticles, Combustion and Flame, Vol. 160, Issue 12, Dec. 2013, pgs. 3004-3014,,  2013,  COMB39
Saha, K., and Acharya, S.,  Heat Transfer Enhancement Using Angled Grooves as Turbulence Promoters, ASME J. of Turbomachinery, #081004, Vol. 136, Issue 8, Jan. 2014,  doi: 10.1115/1.4025733, GTHT66
Babaee, H., and Acharya, S., A Hybrid Staggered/Semi-staggered Finite Difference Algorithm for Solving Time-dependent Incompressible Navier-Stokes Equations on Curvilinear Grids”, Numerical Heat Transfer: Part B-Fundamentals, Vol. 65, Issue 1, pgs. 1-26, 2014, doi:10.1080/10407790.2013.827012, CM23