Dr.Nikhil Ranjan Dhar


Dr.Nikhil Ranjan Dhar

Professor

nrdhar@ipe.buet.ac.bd

Academic Background

PhD in Mechanical Engineering (2001)
IIT Kharagpur, India

Master of Education (2001)
Victoria University of Manchester, United Kingdom (1995)

Master of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) ( 1987)
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering) (1986)
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Research Interest
  • Advanced Manufacturing Techniques
    • Environmentl Friendly Machining by Cryogenic Cooling
    • Minimum Quantity Lubrication (MQL) Machining
    • High Pressure Coolant (HPC) Jet Machining
    • Hard Turning
  • Production Engineering
  • Robotics
  • Environmental Conscious Manufacturing
  • Precision Engineering
  • Finite Element Method (FEM)
  • Product Design

Courses Taken

Post-graduate Courses:

  • IPE 6003: Advanced Machine Tools
  • IPE 6008: Advanced Manufacturing Processes for Metallic Materials
  • IPE 6001: Metal Fabrication

Under-graduate Courses:

  • IPE 401: Machine Tools
  • IPE 303: Product Design I
  • IPE 317: Product Design II
  • IPE 331: Production Process
  • IPE 205: Manufacturing Process-I
  • IPE 305: Manufacturing Process-II
Selected Publications

Published 138 articles among which 45 papers have been published in international journals and 93 papers have been published in conference proceedings.

Consultancy Experience

As a member of the Bureau of Research, Testing and Consultation (BRTC) of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), engaged in carrying out different types of manufacturing of different products, parts and components etc. Also actively participated in providing consultation and advisory services related to industrial and production engineering projects since 2001. A brief summary of involvement in some important projects is given below.

  1. Worked as a member for training program on the Knit-Garments Production Management under the supervision of Southasia Enterprise Development Facility (SEDF) and financed by concern of International Finance Corporation (IFC) (2007)
  2. Worked as a team leader to study on Safer & Productive Equipment for Improving Working Conditions of Micro and Small Enterprises (MSE) in Old Dhaka under the supervision of KATALYST and ILO-IPEC (K-ILO for short, a strategic partnership between ILO-IPEC and KATALYST) to explore other ways of motivating MSE owners to improve working conditions namely by showing them the relation between working conditions improvement and better business performance (2006).
  3. Worked as a member for training program on Garments Production Management under the supervision of Southasia Enterprise Development Facility (SEDF) and financed by concern of International Finance Corporation (IFC) (2006).
  4. Worked as a team leader to study on the sector mapping-Light Engineering Sector on capacity building of SMEs in Light Engineering Sector (LES) under the supervision of South Asia Enterprise Development Facility (SEDF) of the World Bank Group (2006).
  5. Worked as a team leader to study on the technical know how for LES sector in Bangladesh under the supervision of Southasia Enterprise Development Facility (SEDF) and financed by concern of International Finance Corporation (IFC) (2005).
  6. Worked as a team leader for investigation of causes of failure of gear of Epicyclic Gear Box of turbine of Kushtia Sugar Mills Limited, Kushtia under Sugar and Food Industry Corporation (since 2004).
  7. Worked as a team leader for manufacturing (casting, machining and gear cutting) warm wheel liner of cane carrier driving wheel gearbox, Thakurgaon Sugar Mills Limited, under Sugar and Food Industry Corporation (2004).
  8. Worked as a member to study on the potential for reengineering and need assessment for garments manufacturing in Bangladesh under the supervision of Southasia Enterprise Development Facility (SEDF) and financed by concern of International Finance Corporation (IFC) (2004).
  9. Worked as a team leader for manufacturing of mother mould of CT-5 of 8 cavities of Khadim Ceramics Limited, Mirpur, Dhaka (2003).
  10. Worked as a member for installation and performance evaluation of different machines of Bikrampur Potato Flakes Industries Limited, Munshigong (2003).
  11. Worked as a team leader for weather protection test (IP-54 test) on a 400V- (LT) metering panel for Electric Meter Enclosure Box, Ideal Enterprise, Dhaka (2003, 2002).
  12. Worked as a member to design the following pilot plants and studies their techno-economic feasibility at Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR), Bangladesh (2003)

    • Production of wheat flake
    • Production of turkey red oil
    • Production of high temperature insulating brick from rice husk ash
    • Production of plastic eraser
  13. Worked as a team leader for manufacturing of different parts of Tissue Splitting Machine of Kumudini Hospital, Tangail, (2003).
  14. Worked as a team leader for manufacturing and force fitting of bushes to 16 piston and grinding finish of the bore and side collars of pressure roller of rotary dry machine of Mirpur Ceramics Limited, Mirpur, Dhaka (2002).
  15. Worked as a member for assessment of plant machinery and equipments of National Laboratory Limited, Dhaka (2002).
  16. Worked as a member for inspection of imported machinery with regard to sanction of financial assistant from ICB of Lotus Kamal Spinning Mills Limited, Comilla (2002).
  17. Involved in Mechanical Test (tensile test, nick break test, face bend test, root bend test and impact test) and Metallurgical Test (Macro test and hardness test) of Welded Test Coupon of 12″ DN gas pipeline from Ashulia TBS to Savar EPZ for Gasoil Liners Limited (1997).
  18. Involved in calibration of Dynamometer for Cathweld Construction Co. Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh (1997).
  19. Involved in mechanical test (tensile test, nick break test, face bend test, root bend test and impact test) of Welded Test Coupon of 8″ DN X 330 psig interconnecting pipeline for 60 MW Barge Mounted plant of RPC2 at Mymensingh (1996).
  20. Involved in calibration of different Pressure gauges and Torque wrench for Cathweld Construction Co. Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh (1996).
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