Prof. Arun S. Mujumdar's Research Group

  Transport Process Research

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The Transport Process Research (TPR) Group focuses on experimental and modeling studies of heat, mass and momentum transport problems of industrial interest. The current interests include: drying; electronics cooling; modelling of PEM fuel cell & lithium Ion battery; heat and mass transfer under jets; mathematical modeling of minerals, metals and materials processing operation (M3TC). Additionally, a number of international collaborative projects are under way with institutions around the world. Details can be found on this site.

Recent name card of Professor Arun Mujumdar

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Summary of Professional Outcomes during January 2012 - July 2013

Wish you all a happy new year 2014.

Download the new year greeting cards here - New year card 1 & New year card 2.

Click here to download the calendar for the year 2013 from TPR group and WFCFD (World Forum for Crystallization, Filtration and Drying)

News from TPR Group

April 20, 2017

  1. Our estimated Impact Factor for the year 2016 for Drying Technology is 1.92. It is expected to cross 2.0 for 2017.
  2. Dr. Benu Adhikari sends the following good news for the journal. 'According to SCIMago, Drying Technology is Q1 journal and 182th out of 705 Chemical Engineering journals (given highly specialised field, this is great outcome). Australian Research Council is now actively discouraging researchers to use IF, they are encouraging to use SCiMago ranking or CiteScore.

March 12, 2017

  1. Professor Mujumdar just returned from a visit to India.
  2. Pleased to note Dr S. Karthik has joined Renault Nissan R&D in Chennai. Best wishes to him for a successful industrial R&D career in area related to his doctoral research. Hearty congratulations!
  3. Prof.Mujumdar is scheduled to present keynote lectures at conferences in Hong Kong, China and Colombia this year.
  4. Heartiest congratulations to Professor Wan Ramli Wan Daud of UK, Malaysia (UKM) for his exceptional contribution to scientific research in Malaysia. He is recipient of the coveted Merdeka Award which is given annually in Malaysia.
    The Merdeka Award aims to promote thought leadership and innovation, foster a culture of excellence, encourage a world view, thereby enhancing Malaysia’s standing as a dynamic, competitive 21st Century Global Player in all key sectors from science and technology to the arts. for details visit
  5. TPR has contributed four book chapters to different books to be published in 2017-2018. Several journal papers have appeared this year with a number under preparation. Congrats to TPR members for continuing high productivity.

January 24, 2017

  1. Best wishes to all members of TPR family as well as visitors to this site.
  2. ADC 2017 will be held in Wuxi, China in September this year. The abstracts deadline is January 31, 2017.
  3. Three new books in the CRC series on Advances in Drying Science and Technology will be published in 2017. Proposals are invited from prospective authors and editors for books in this series.
  4. A new ebook will be released and uploaded soon. Proposals are invited for monographs, edited volumes or conference proceedings in this series available for free download on this site.
  5. WFCFD2017 will be held in Mumbai in early March this year. Please look up wfcfd site for details.

December 15, 2016

  1. Elsevier has launched a new journal entitled Thermal Science and Engineering Progress. Prof. Mujumdar is a member of the editorial board. This provides excellent opportunity for dissemination of impactful research in thermal sciences for the international community.
    We are delighted to announce that Elsevier is launching a new journal, Thermal Science and Engineering Progress. The Editor-in-Chief, David Reay, hardly needs an introduction as the founder, then Editor-in-Chief until 2014 of Applied Thermal Engineering, where he is now ‘Editor-at-Large’. Barbara Sturm of Universität Kassel in Germany will support David as Associate Editor.
    The journal aims to encompass the many and varied thermal phenomena and processes that scientists and engineers investigate in the quest for greater understanding and more informed application of ‘heat’. We hope that TSEP will be a medium for papers reporting on innovations that may not find a home in journals devoted to either applied engineering or fundamental science.
    The range of topics covered by Thermal Science and Engineering Progress addresses the rapid rate of development being made in thermal transfer processes as they affect traditional fields, and important growth in the topical research areas of aerospace, thermal biological and medical systems, electronics and nano-technologies, renewable energy systems, food production (including agriculture), and the need to minimise man-made thermal impacts on climate change.
    The journal now accepts submissions and we expect to publish the first issue in March 2017. We invite you to read the full Aims and Scope and Guide for Authors on the journal homepage before submitting a paper.
    We look forward to receiving your submissions.
    Submit your paper
    Gaëlle Hull

November 30, 2016

  1. IDS2018 will be held in Valencia, Spain, during September 18-21, 2018. Mark your calendar. Details will be available in early 2017 in Drying Technology journal and several websites. Industry participations is encouraged. IDS2018 heralds 40 years of this successful biennial series held around the world.
    IDS was established by Prof Mujumdar at McGill University in 1978 at a time when it was not recognized as viable research/ development area. IDS series along with the establishment of Drying Technology journal in 1982 and publication of the first edition of the Handbook of Industrial Drying in 1987, simulated industrial and academic interest in Drying Science and Technology on a global scale.
    See you in Valencia in 2018!
  2. Following is a statistical summary of continuing contributions of Professor Mujumdar following his retirement from the National University of Singapore in July 2013.
    Publication list covering AUGUST 2013 through December 2016 (not complete)
    Professional outcomes and tasks completed as well as ongoing:
    50+journal papers
    15 + conference papers
    4 plenary and keynote lectures
    15 book chapters
    2 edited books
    15 + editorials, book reviews and. Conference reports
    Editor-in-Chief, Drying Technology journal, 16 issues per annum
    Founding Program Chair, IDS, ADC, WFCFD, CDC conferences
    Series Editor, CRC Series in Advanced Drying Science and Technology - 3 books initiated
    Reviewer for journals - 60+ reviews per annum
    Mentor for several young researchers and faculty members in several countries
    Honorary professorships in six universities
    Research areas : Drying, Transport phenomena in energy, food processing and environment.
    General interest :Climate Change, Innovation & Creativity

November 17, 2016

  1. To view a summary of published contribution of Professor Mujumdar since his retirement from NUS in August 2013, please click here. Several papers, book chapters and a book are currently under review or preparation.
  2. Three CRC books are currently under preparation in the CRC book series on Advanced Drying Science and Technology edited by Prof Mujumdar.
  3. ADC2017 will be held in Wuxi in September 2017. Visit website for details.
  4. WFCFD will be held in Mumbai in February 2017.

August 16, 2016

  1. IDS2016 was held successfully in Gifu, Japan last week with over 300 participants from 40 countries. There was significant industry participation and also a large number of young researchers. I estimate about 70 % of attendees were first time participants. This is a good sign for future of Drying research globally.
  2. Professor H. YOSHII of Kagawa University received the Arun S Mujumdar Medal for excellence in Drying research and Outstanding Mentorship. He has mentored over 20 PhD students including many overseas students.
  3. Professor Odilio Alves-Filho received EnerDry Award for his book on heat pump drying.
  4. Visitors can access pdf of Professor Mujumdar's Plenary lecture PPT under Selected Presentations page on this site. It includes recent stats on Ids series as well as Drying Technology journal.
  5. There will be three Drying-focussed international conferences in 2017. Euro drying conerencef in Belgium, Baltic Conference in June and ADC2017 in Wuxi, 2017. Another drying conference will be held in Colombia in September 2017 as well as one in Morocco in October . I am gratified to see the rising global interest in the subject.

August 10, 2016

  1. NSF, USA has approved funding for a joint University - Industry collaborative research Centre for advanced research in Drying. Please click here for a brief announcement.

July 15, 2016

  1. To Download the updated publication list of Prof Arun Mujumdar Click here.

July 4, 2016

  1. Prof. Mujumdar will participate in the following event Prof. Devahastin will organize in Bangkok on July 22nd.
    Invitation to TRF Senior Research Scholar Group Meeting
    You are cordially invited to attend the Annual Meeting of the Thailand Research Fund (TRF) Senior Research Scholar Group of Prof. Sakamon Devahastin at King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi on July 22, 2016. The details and schedule of the Event are attached here.
    All welcome.

June 24, 2016

  1. Prof . Mujumdar visited Delft University of Technology, June 20-22.
  2. The first book in the CRC series on Advances in Drying Science and Technology has just appeared off the press. Please visit following site for details.

June 10, 2016

  1. Research students of Prof. Min Zhang presented summaries of their ongoing research to Prof. Mujumdar during his visit. Click here for the list of presentations.

June 09, 2016

  1. Prof Mujumdar visited Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China May 20 - June 2, 2016. The visit included visits to six companies as well including Nestlé R&D in Shanghai.
  2. Prof Mujumdar visited a prominent dryer manufacturer in Changzhou-Yibu Dryer Co. They manufacture a wide variety of dryers including fluid bed, vacuum, conveyor, spray dryers etc.
  3. Prof Mujumdar presented three lectures at JU. Researchers and graduate students of Prof Min Zhang presented summaries of their research followed by discussion. He also met with The Chairman of the well known Haitong Group which has extensive research collaboration with Prof Zhang for over a decade.
  4. A new book in Chinese summarizing research on new drying g techniques for High Efficiency drying to produce better quality food products coauthored by Profs Zhang and Mujumdar has just been published. A review of this book will appear in Drying Technology journal this year.
  5. ADC2017 is tentatively scheduled to be held in Wuxi in late September 2017.Details will be announced soon.
  6. IDS2016 will be held in Gifu this year in August. Visit their website for details.

April 24, 2016

    Congratulations to KMUTT, Bangkok, Thailand for their outstanding consistent research performance. The link above shows Prof. Sakamon Devahastin receiving award of recognition from Thai Research Fund on behalf of KMUTT. Click here for the announcement.
    Prof. Mujumdar chairs the International Research Advisory Panel( IRAP) of KMUTT since 2015.

Highlight News


Click here to read the article about Ebooks from TPR Group published in October 2010 issue of Chemical Industry Digest.


Professor Mujumdar receives Mars Lifetime Achievement Award from IDS2010. Click here for details.

Top 5 contributors to the World Drying Archival Literature

(Last updated from ISI Web of Science on March 13, 2012)

The number refers only to publications in archival journals. Books and chapters in books or conference proceedings are excluded.


Prof. Arun S. Mujumdar (261)

Department of Mechanical Engineering

National University of Singapore, Singapore


Prof. Tim A.G. Langrish (114)

Department of Chemical Engineering

University of Sydney, Australia


Prof. Somchart Soponronnarit (111)

School of Energy, Environment and Materials

King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand


Prof. G.S. Vijaya Raghavan (108)

Department of Bioresource Engineering

McGill University, Canada


Prof. Xiao-Dong Chen (106)

Department of Chemical Engineering

Monash University, Australia



  • New book by Prof.Mujumdar, "Perspectives on Innovation, Globalization and R&D", click here for the flyer.
  • TPR Ebook "Mathematical Modeling of Industrial Transport Processes", click here for free download.
  • Prof. Mujumdar has been selected for Platinum Award of Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai.
  • Special Awards at IDS 2008. Visit here
  • Prof. Arun S. Mujumdar received Taylor & Francis Award, IDS2008. Visit here
  • Guide to Industrial Drying (3rd Enhanced Revise Edition) is available. Click for Brochure
  • Report on Honorary Doctorate for Editor-in-Chief Professor Arun S. Mujumdar Receives Doctor Honoris Causa Award from Lodz Technical University, Poland on June 11, 2008. Click here (pdf)
  • Professor Mujumdar received Doctor Honoris Causa by Lodz Technical University, Lodz, Poland at a ceremony in Lodz on June 11, 2008. More
  • Prof. A.S. Mujumdar's publications list of (1978 to Sep 2008). Visit here
  • Collage of book covers Click here
  • New books edited by Prof. E. Totsas and Prof. A.S. Mujumdar, Modern Drying Technology, Volume 1, Wiley-VCH, 2007.
  • New books edited by Prof. E. Totsas and Prof. A.S. Mujumdar, Modern Drying Technology, Volume 2, Wiley-VCH, 2008


Numerical simulation and experimental investigations of various drying processes, intensification of innovation via mathematical models

  • Spray Drying
  • Heat Pump Drying
  • Microwave Drying
  • Spouted Beds Drying
  • Pulse Combustion Drying (PCD)
  • Atmospheric Freeze Drying (AFD)
  • Superheated Steam Drying
  • Drying of Gel
  • Drying of Nanosuspension
New approaches to cooling of electronics
Experimental and numerical investigation of new approaches for thermal management of electronics
Modeling of PEM fuel cells & Lithium Ion batteries
Explore new designs for enhancing the mass transport processes in PEMFC; develop 3D computational model of PEMFC; carry out an experimental study to investigate parameter that govern fuel cell performance and validate simulation results

Mathematical modeling of Mineral and Metal
Processing Operations

Using mathematical modeling to study the various processes in steelmaking and in the making of steel products: post combustion, continuous steel casting, lost foam casting, hydrocyclones, electromagnetic stirring of liquid steel etc.
Current Projects:
  • Post Combustion in an Electric Arc Furnace
  • Pulse Combustion
  • Design and optimization of hydrocyclones
  • Lost Foam Casting Process
  • Optimization of industrial tundish geometry





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