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Faculty Directory » Soumitra Basu

Industrial Technology

Office Hours:

Semester: Spring 2020
Monday and Wednesday 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 9:00am

Office Information:

Room Number: Conlon Hall 210
Phone: 978.665.3147

Courses Taught:

Materials Testing (ITEC 1310)
Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) (ITEC 2410)
Automated Manufacturing I (ITEC 2730)
Fluid Power (ITEC 3700)
Quality Control (ITEC 3710)
Automated Manufacturing II (ITEC 3730)
Production Planning (ITEC 3900)
Engineering Experimentation (ITEC 3910)
Project Management (ITEC 4700)
Internship Supervision - Montachusett Regional Planning Commission (3D Printing)
Internship Supervision - Vention Medical Devices (Product Development of Medical Devices)


Ph.D., University of Windsor (Mechanical and Materials Engineering)
M.S., Pennsylvania State University (Materials Science and Engineering)
M.S., Javpur University (Production Engineering)
B.S., Birla Institute of Technology (Production Engineering)

Research Interests:

Engineering Technology Curriculum Design

Backward Curriculum Design model
Application of QFD and System Theory to the 7 step Taba model

Stirling Engines

Economic Viability

Energy Efficient Building Design and Fabrication

Automation with Microcontrollers
CAD and 3D Printing

Green Manufacturing

Simulation of manufacturing processes such as extrusion and casting to calculate thermal energy loss and transient temperature profiles of waste heat
Validation of models with experimental data
Experimental determination of the costs and benefits of energy recovery and reuse

Current Projects:

An Integrated Project on Energy Efficient Building Design and Construction
Sustainable Energy, Manufacturing Renaissance and Curricular Innovation (ongoing project in collaboration with Dr. Sam Basu at William Paterson University, NJ)

Representative Publications:


Basu, S. (June 25 - 28, 2017). “Engineering Technology curriculum development using a 7 step backward design formalism.” ASEE Annal Conference. Columbus, Ohio.

Basu, S. (May 2012). “Environmental considerations in Manufacturing: Energy recovery in extrusion processes.” All India Manufacturing Technology, Design and Research Conference. West Bengal, India.

Basu, S. & Basu, S. (5th-7th June 2014). “Sustainable Energy, US based Manufacturing and Student Learning: A pedagogic case at Stevens Institute of Technology.” SIBR Conference on Interdisciplinary Business and Economics Research. Bangkok, Thailand.

Basu, S. & Basu, S. (December 18 – 20, 2015). “Sustainable Energy and the case for Sterling Engines.” Fourth International Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Social Sciences. Kolkata, India.

Basu, S. & Basu, S. (April 3, 2014). “Sustainable Energy.” University Research and Scholarship Day. William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey.

Basu, S. & Deb, S.R. (April 12-14, 1985). "Man-Robot-Machine Interface Technology - An Aid to Teleoperation Maintenance Tasks in Hazardous Situations." National Conference on Effective Maintenance for High Productivity. CMERI, Durgapur, India.

Basu, S. & Dutta, S.P. (1997). "Modeling Intelligent Control of Material Handling Equipment in a Distribution Center." 18th IFIP TC7 Conference on System Modeling and Optimization.

Basu, S. & Saha, J. (November 1987). "Design of Flat Form Tools: A Computer Aided Design Approach." 6th International Conference on Production Engineering. Osaka, Japan.

Basu, S. & Sutherland, J.W. (December 14-15, 1998). "Waste Reduction in Machining Processes." Region 5 EPA Conference. Hyatt Regency, Chicago, Illinois.

Basu, S. et al. (June 16 -17, 2017). "Sustainable Energy, The Sterling Engine Re-Emergence, and a market based feasibility analysis of its application." SIBR Conference. Bangkok, Thailand.

Basu, S. et al. (August 11-13, 2003). “Machine Vision Applications in Packaging.” 32nd International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering. University of Limerick, Ireland.

Basu, S. et al. (July 1999). "Decision Making for Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing." CIRP conference on Life Cycle Analysis. Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Basu, S. et al. (1998). "Pollution Prevention In Machining." National Pollution Prevention Roundtable. Cincinnati, Ohio.

Basu, S. et al. ( July 13-15, 1998). "Cutting Fluids: Performance Measures and Health-Related Characteristics." Japan-USA Symposium on Flexible Automation. Ohtsu, Shiga, Japan.

Basu, S. et al. (February 1986). "A Critical Analysis of Wear Parameters." Conference on Machine Tools Design. Benares, India.

Journal Articles

Basu, S. (2005). “Treatment efficiency of wastewater from manufacturing processes.” Institution of Engineers (India) Journal of Production Engineering, 86. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-08-099968-5.00002-7

Basu, S. & DebRoy, T. (1992). "Liquid Metal Expulsion During Laser Irradiation." Journal of Applied Physics, 72(8), pp. 3317-3322. doi: 10.1063/1.351452

Basu, S. & Dutta, S.P. (1999). "A Process Modelling Framework for AGV Control." International Journal of Production Research, 37(16), pp. 3671- 3696. doi: 10.1080/002075499189989

Basu, S. et al. (1996). "Modeling Intelligent Materials Handling in a Goods Distribution Center." International Journal of Production Research, 34(5), pp. 1381-1398.

Basu, S. et al. (1991). "Probing Laser Induced Metal Vaporization by Gas Dynamics and Liquid Pool Transport Phenomenon." Journal of Applied Physics, 70(3), pp. 1313-1319. doi: 10.1063/1.350358

Professional Affiliations:

ASME - American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Member)
SME - Society of Manufacturing Engineers (Member)
MRPC - Montachusett Regional Planning Commission: Transportation Improvement Initiative (Participant)