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

Seasons’ Greetings and Best Wishes for 2018

Professor Mujumdar and TPR Network wish all Visitors the best of happiness, joy, health, peace and success in the coming year!

Click here for E-cards- New year card 1,New year card 2 & New year card 3.

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

May 15, 2018

  1. IDS2018 will be held in Valencia September 11-14, 2018. This completes 40 years of a successful global run following the first one held at McGill University in Montreal in 1978.
  2. This year also marks three decades of Prof. Mujumdar’s editorship of Drying Technology . The journal has transformed into a Q1 peer reviewed journal with 16 issues per year from just two thin camera ready issues started in 1982. For details see recent issues of the journal.
  3. Here are some approximate statistics on outcomes of post-retirement professional activities of Prof. Mujumdar.

    Some stats listed below will give a general idea of the outcomes.( Not complete. Since 2014)

    Program Chair/organizer/ keynote/Plenary lecturer 7
    Editor of journal with 16 issues per year ( 180 refereed papers from approximately 600 submissions per year)
    Four co-edited books appeared during 2014-2018
    Approx 120 refereed journal papers, 20 book chapters, 15 editorials etc
    Reviewed over 100 papers for various journals
    Reviewed 10+ Research proposals for granting agencies
    Examined 10+ PhD theses for various universities
    Evaluated promotion/ tenure dossiers for several universities
    Co-advisor for 10+ PhD students
    Series Editor for CRC - 10 books published or in pipeline.
    Coeditor of two titles to appear in 2019.
    Mentoring numerous faculty/ grad students internationally
  4. A new e-book on Food Security is under preparation for completion by end of 2018.

March 30, 2018

  1. TPR Group is delighted to note the nomination of Dr R A Mashelkar- a close associate of Prof. Mujumdar for for fifty years- to the Panel of Judges for the Queen Elizabeth Prize in Engineering worth one million pounds. This is the equivalent of the Nobel Prize in Sciences.
    Prof Mujumdar edited with Dr Mashelkar 11 volumes in the series Advances in Transport Processes ( Wiley, Hemisphere, Elsevier) during 1980-1990. Congratulations on this great honor!

January 10, 2018

  1. Prof. Mujumdar will visit Hong Kong Polytechic University and KMUTT January 17-January 26th, 2018.
  2. Four new titles will appear in 2018 in the CRC Series edited by Prof. Mujumdar. Additionally, five more titles are at various stages of proposal preparation. Potential authors of monographs and edited works that fit within the scope of the series are invited to contact Prof Mujumdar.
  3. A new e-book dealing comprehensively with diverse issues of Food Security is being coeditors by Drs Hong Wei Xiao, Sachin V Jangam and Rachna Sehrawat. This ebook will be of global interest with international authorship. It will be available for free download before the end of 2018. A critical review on Role of Drying in Global Food Security is also being prepared for publication.
  4. IDS2018 marks 40 -year anniversary of the widely acclaimed IDS series established by Prof Mujumdar in August 1978 at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. A special issue of Drying Technology journal is being guest-edited by Prof Dong CHEN of Soochow University, China and Prof S Devahastin of KMUTT, Thailand.
  5. Prof Mujumdar published 25 refereed journal papers during 2017.
  6. A comprehensive book on Food Dehydration Technologies edited by Drs Nema and Bar of Niftem, India and Prof. Mujumdar will be published by CRC Press in 2018.
  7. The 12 th WFCFD will be held in Mumbai in February 2018. IDS2018 will be held in Valencia, Spain in September 2018. Abstracts deadline is January 2018. ADC2019 will be held in Mumbai in November 2019.
  8. Plans are underway for 5 th edition of the Handbook of Industrial Drying . A significant number of chapters will be replaced and several new chapters will be added to update the content.
  9. Prof. Mujumdar will give a seminar on Nanotechnology in Food Processing at KMUTT in January 2018. Also, he will present a talk on Academia- industry interaction- A personal perspective, at Western University, London, Ontario, on March 26, 2018.
  10. Five critical review articles on various topics of current interest will appear in Drying Technology journal.

December 23, 2017

  1. TPR Group is delighted to congratulate Sachin S Jangam for his most well-deserved promotion to Senior Lecturer at The National University of Singapore (NUS). As is well known, NUS is a top ranked global university.
  2. TPR is also pleased to note that Associate Editor, Drying Technology, Dr. Benu Adhikari of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology ( RMIT) has been promoted to Full Professor.

December 20, 2017

  1. Please note IDS2018 will be held in Valencia in September 2018 one week ahead of the week previously announced. Please check IDS2018 website for details.

    IDS series established at McGill University in 1978 by Prof. Arun S. Mujumdar is a truly global forum that has been meeting successfully every two years without a break. Following is the list of venues of the symposium venues through 2018.

    IDS 1978: Montreal, Canada
    IDS 1980: Montreal, Canada
    IDS 1982, Birmingham, UK
    IDS 1984, Kyoto, Japan
    IDS 1986, Cambridge, MA, USA
    IDS 1988: Versailles, France
    IDS 1990, Prague, Czech Republic
    IDS 1992: Montreal, Canada
    IDS 1994: Gold Coast, Australia
    IDS 1996: Krakow, Poland
    IDS 1998: Halkidiki, Greece
    IDS 2000: Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands
    IDS 2002: Beijing, China
    IDS 2004: Sao Paulo, Brazil
    IDS 2006: Budapest, Hungary
    IDS 2008: Hyderabad, India
    IDS 2010: Magdeburg, Germany
    IDS 2012: Xiamen, China
    IDS 2014: Lyon, France
    IDS 2016: Gifu, Japan
    IDS2018: Valencia, Spain

    Except for IDS1978, IDS1980, IDS1986 and 1992 for which he was the Program Chairman and Organizer, he has been the Honorary President of all other symposia in the IDS series.

    TPR Research Team wishes all visitors the very best of happiness, health and success in 2018!


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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