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Faculty Directory » Soumitra Basu

Industrial Technology

Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2018
Monday and Wednesday 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Tuesday 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Office Information:

Room Number: CNIC 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:

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

Soumitra. Basu Sam Basu, Peter Caiazzo and Anthony Radice. "Sustainable Energy, The Sterling Engine Re-Emergence, and a market based feasibility analysis of its application," SIBR conference in Bangkok, Thailand, June 16 -17, 2017.

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

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

Soumitra. Basu and Sam Basu. “Sustainable Energy,” Presented on ‘University Research and Scholarship Day’ at William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey, April 3, 2014.

S. Basu. “Environmental considerations in Manufacturing: Energy recovery in extrusion processes,” AIMTDR 2012, May 2012.

A. Menon, S. Basu, V. Iyer and V. Kaku. “Machine Vision Applications in Packaging,” Proceedings of the 32nd International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, University of Limerick, Ireland, August 11-13, 2003.

S. Basu, N. Soni, J. W. Sutherland and W. W. Olson. "Decision Making for Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing," Proceedings of CIRP conference on Life Cycle Analysis, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, July 1999.

J. W. Sutherland, S. Basu, and A. Gandhi. "Pollution Prevention In Machining," National Pollution Prevention Roundtable, Cincinnati, 1998.

Y. Yue, Y. Zheng, S. Basu and J.W. Sutherland. "Cutting Fluids: Performance Measures and Health-Related Characteristics," Proceedings of the Japan-USA Symposium on Flexible Automation, Ohtsu, Shiga, Japan, July 13-15, 1998.

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

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

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

S. Roy, S. Basu and K. P. Sinha. "A Critical Analysis of Wear Parameters," Proceedings of the Conference on Machine Tools Design, Benares, India. February 1986.

S. R. Deb and S. Basu. "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. April 12-14, 1985.

S. Basu. “Treatment efficiency of wastewater from manufacturing processes,” Institution of Engineers (India) Journal of Production Engineering, Vol. 86, September 2005.

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

S. Basu, V. M. Huynh and S. P. Dutta. "Modeling Intelligent Materials Handling in a Goods Distribution Center," International Journal of Production Research, 34 (5) pp. 1381-1398, 1996.

S. Basu and T. DebRoy. "Liquid Metal Expulsion During Laser Irradiation," Journal of Applied Physics, 72 (8) pp. 3317-3322, 1992.

T. DebRoy, S. Basu and K. Mundra. "Probing Laser Induced Metal Vaporization by Gas Dynamics and Liquid Pool Transport Phenomenon," Journal of Applied Physics, 70 (3) pp. 1313-1319, 1991.

Professional Affiliations:

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