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Dr. Amitabha Ghosh

Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering

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Dr. Amitabha Ghosh

Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering

Education

B.Tech., M.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology (India); Ph.D., Mississippi State University

Bio

Dr. Amitabha Ghosh is a licensed Professional Engineer with a Ph.D. in general engineering composite (major: Aerospace Engineering) from Mississippi State University. He obtained his B.Tech. and M.Tech. in Aeronautical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India. He is currently a professor of Mechanical Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology. His primary teaching responsibilities are in the areas of fluid mechanics, solid mechanics and aerodynamics. Dr. Ghosh established a track record of developing externally funded research programs, and has acted as consultant on a variety of US National Laboratories.

Although Dr. Ghosh's primary research focus is in computational fluid dynamics and numerical grid generation, he has been involved with many applied projects in biomechanics and engineering. After joining RIT, he worked collaboratively with the University of Rochester in three-dimensional reconstruction of echocardiographic images. He has served on the Ph.D. faculty of the Center for Imaging Science at RIT for many years due to this collaboration. Dr. Ghosh has consulted for The Naval Underwater Systems Center, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Waterways Experiment Station, NASA-Ames and NASA-Langley Research Centers, among others. His past projects involve 3-Dimensional Navier-Stokes calculations for incompressible flows using a body-fitted coordinate system, calculation of boundary layer characteristics of gas-particulate flows, air-blast calculations using large commercially available codes such as HULL and SHARC, flow calculations on arbitrary moving boundaries using ABMAC, internal and external flow solutions using PMARC, and wind tunnel wall interference techniques. He specializes in fluid flow diagnostics using computational fluid dynamics.

Dr. Ghosh's current research interest is in the development of multi-disciplinary teams to furnish research support for micro-air vehicles, wind tunnel applications, and biomedical and energy systems. In the past decade, he also spent significant effort in the development of a unified approach to educational research. In particular his focus has been to improve testing questions in engineering sciences core curriculum (ESCC) to enhance student assessment and learning. Through ESCC he constructed a feedback loop to design better instructional teams. He also served as the past chair of the ESCC. He has been a member of several departmental committees on curriculum development. Currently he is also an active member of the Institutional Review Board on the research of human subjects. For more about Dr. Ghosh see his website.

Selected Publications:

  • Ghosh, A., “Use of Multiple Choice Questions as an Assessment Tool in Dynamics,” Paper IMECE-63987, International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Denver, Colorado, USA, Nov. 11-17, 2011.
  • Ghosh, A., “Teaching Formulation Skills In An Upper Level Fluid Mechanics Course,” Paper IMECE-63989, International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Denver, Colorado, USA, Nov. 11-17, 2011.
  • Ghosh, A. and Hensel, E., “An Interpretive Assessment of Engineering Science Core Courses,” Paper IMECE-12939, International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Nov. 13-19, 2009.
  • Ghosh, A., 2009, “Development of Analytical Skills through Cooperative Learning”, Paper No. IMECE2009-12947, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Nov. 13-19, 2009.
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Published Conference Proceedings
Ghosh, Amitabha. "Challenges in Teaching Ideal Flows to ME Students Concurrently with Senior Design." Proceedings of the 126th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition. Ed. ASEE. Tampa, Florida: ASEE, 2019. Print.
Ghosh, Amitabha. "Toward a T-Shaped Integration of Mathematics in Mechanical Engineering." Proceedings of the 126th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition. Ed. ASEE. Tampa, Florida: ASEE, 2019. Print.
Ghosh, Amitabha. "Motivation Building Strategies of Mathematics Instruction for Undergraduate Students in Mechanical Engineering." Proceedings of the 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, June 24 - 27, 2018, Salt Lahe City, Utah. Ed. ASEE. Salt Lake City, UT: ASEE, Print.
Ghosh, Amitabha. "Foundations of Statics - an Assessment Study and Feedback Implementation." Proceedings of the 2016 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 11-17, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Ed. ASME. Phoenix, Arizona, USA, AZ: n.p., Print.
Ghosh, Amitabha. "Formative Assessment using Multiple Choice Questions in Statics and Dynamics." Proceedings of the 2016 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 11-17, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Ed. ASME. Phoenix, AZ: n.p., Print.
M, Schertzer,, et al. "Effect of Office Hour Participation on Student Performance." Proceedings of the International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition. Ed. ASME. Montreal, Quebec, CA: ASME, 2014. Print.
Pantaleon, Carlos and Amitabha Ghosh. "Applications of Isogeometric Analysis Coupled with Finite Volume Method." Proceedings of the 2014 AIAA Region I Student Conference. Ed. AIAA. Ithaca, NY: AIAA, 2014. Print.
Ghosh, Amitabha. "Analysis of a Feedback Assessment Loop in Engineering Sciences Core Curriculum." Proceedings of the 2013 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. Ed. ASME. San Diego, CA: ASME, 2013. Print.
Ghosh, Amitabha and Carlos Pantaleon. "Teaching Computational Fluid Dynamics using MATLAB." Proceedings of the 2013 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. Ed. ASME. San Diego, CA: ASME, 2013. Print.
Ghosh, Amitabha. "Teaching Computational Fluid Dynamics Using Matlab." Proceedings of the 2013 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. Ed. ASME. San Diego, CA: ASME, 2013. Print.
Ghosh, A. "Use of Multiple Choice Questions as an Assessment Tool in Dynamics." Proceedings of the International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition. Ed. ASME. Denver, CO: n.p., 2011. Print.
Ghosh, A. "Teaching Formulation Skills In An Upper Level Fluid Mechanics Course." Proceedings of the International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition. Ed. ASME. Denver, CO: n.p., 2011. Print.
Journal Paper
Pantaleon, Carlos and Amitabha Ghosh. "Taylor Series Expansion Using Matrices: An Implementation in MATLAB." Computers and Fluids. (2015): forthcoming. Web.
Pantaleon, Carlos and Amitabha Ghosh. "Taylor Series Expansion Using Matrices: An Implementation in MATLAB." Computers & Fluids 112. (2015): 79 - 82. Print.

Currently Teaching

MECE-355
3 Credits
A second course in fluid mechanics, integrating concepts of heat and mass transfer. Use of the differential form of the fundamental equations of the conservation of mass, momentum and energy is derived and used throughout. Topics include potential flow, viscous internal plane and pipe flows, external velocity and thermal boundary layers, and the formulations of conductive and convective transport of heat flows.
MECE-751
3 Credits
This course introduces the student to the flow of real incompressible fluids beginning with a review of ideal flows. The differential approach is used to develop and solve the equations governing the phenomena of mass, momentum, and heat transfer. The material in the course provides the necessary background for a study of computational fluid dynamics. Students should be familiar with concepts of ideal flows. MECE-738 is recommended.
MECE-725
3 Credits
The course presents the conceptual understanding necessary to design, modify and solve real world fluid flow codes using MATLAB. It will address solution methods for inviscid external flows at subsonic and supersonic levels, viscous flow solutions at subcritical Reynolds numbers, and steady and unsteady heat conduction.
MECE-738
3 Credits
This course covers the fundamental topics in the theory of aerodynamics and high speed flows. The course discusses modern aerodynamic applications in the areas of wing and airfoil design, wind tunnel testing and compressible flows.