Meet Our Keynote Speaker

Prof. Prashanta Dutta received his MS (1997) and Ph.D. (2001) degrees from the University of South Carolina and Texas A&M University, respectively. He joined the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering of Washington State University (WSU) in 2001, where he has been a tenured Full Professor since 2013. During his sabbatical years, he worked as a Visiting Professor at Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea and the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. Lately, he developed a suite of physics-based machine learning models for heat and mass transfer problems. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed journal and conference articles. Prof. Dutta organized and chaired numerous sessions, fora, symposia, and tracks for several ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) and APS (American Physical Society) conferences and served as the Chair of the ASME Micro/Nano Fluid Dynamics Technical Committee. Moreover, he served as an Associate Editor for the ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering; currently, he is an Editor for Electrophoresis. Prof. Dutta is an elected Fellow of ASME, and he is a recipient of the prestigious Fulbright Professorship sponsored by the US Department of State.