New Faculty for 2006
Mukherjee joins the faculty of the Department of Mechanical
Engineering-Engineering Mechanics as an assistant professor. He
comes to Michigan Tech from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Mukherjee holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and an MS in
Mechanical Engineering, heat transfer with a minor in fluid mechanics,
from the University of California, Los Angeles. He also holds
an MS in Mechanical Engineering, heat transfer, from Villanova
University and a BS in Power Plant Engineering from Jadavpur University.
His research interests include numerical and experimental analysis
of a liquid-vapor interface and numerical and experimental investigation
of nucleate boiling phenomena. His teaching interests include
basic and advanced courses on thermodynamics, fluid mechanics,
energy conversion, renewable energy and conventional and microscale
Mukherjee has taught courses in Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics,
Convective Phenomena, Fuel Cell Technology, Transport Phenomena,
Intermediate Heat Transfer, Engineering Thermodynamics, Mathematics
of Engineering, Mechanics of Particles and Rigid Bodies and Basic
Mechanical Measurements Laboratory. He has published papers in
numerous journals, including the Journal of Heat Transfer and
the Journal of Microfluidics.
He earned the university gold medal at Jadavpur University for
standing first in Power Plant Engineering Mechanics and was awarded
the James R. Birle research assistantship. Mukherjee also works
as a volunteer for the ASHA, an organization dedicated to educating
underprivileged children in India.
In the past, Mukherjee has worked as an engineer for Lurgi India,
a design engineer for Development Consultants, Ltd., and a visiting
research professor for the Rochester Institute of Technology.