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  • Dr. Avik Chatterjee

    Designation : Senior Principal Scientist
    Joining at CSIR on : 23/12/1996
    Joining at CMERI on : 23/12/1996

Dr. Avik Chatterjee has more than 26 years experience in Design and Manufacturing in the domain of product development in Mechanical Engineering. Currently he is the Head of Adv. Design and Analysis Group at Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI), Durgapur, under Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India.  He received B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from Regional Engineering College, Durgapur (currently known as National Institute of Technology, Durgapur) in 1989 and subsequently M.Tech and PhD from the same Institute. He had experience in Machine Tools and Watch manufacturing divisions of HMT Ltd. before joining CSIR-CMERI in 1996.

His research interests are in Concurrent Engineering spanning Concurrent Design through study of system kinematics and dynamics by virtual prototyping and Agile Manufacturing. He has contributed in approx 25 scientific papers in various journals and conferences related to engineering design, analysis and prototyping of particle accelerators, kinematics of redundant serial linkages, modeling of human grasping kinematics for remote handling, stability analysis in continuous and discrete time domain etc.  He has also contributed in 8 technical reports, 5 copyrights and 1 international patent.

He successfully led various projects of National importance in strategic and industrial sector of Mechanical Engineering, where there were constant technology denial and restrictions. Design and Development of 3.2m Radio Frequency Quadruple LINAC (Linear accelerator) was the most significant National  achievement as after its successful deployment, as an output of collaborative research between VECC(DAE) and CSIR-CMERI, India joined the club of  USA, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Japan and Russia, for indigenous  development of  this  highly guarded technology. Other important projects like Design and Analysis of high ‘Q’ 75 MHz Radio Frequency (RF) Cavity for DRIFT Tube LINAC (Q factor- 10K-20K) and Design and Development LINAC Re-buncher, which were funded by VECC (Dept. of Atomic Energy), are few to be worth mentioning.

Currently he is leading the team on Design and Development of Beam Catchers for Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR Project), which is a Mega International Science Project, coming up at GSI (Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung), Darmstadt (Hesse), Germany through an International collaboration signed by 10 countries and approx. 100 participating R&D Institutes throughout the world. He is also sharing various techno-administrative responsibilities of the Institute, like Intl. business development, technology dissemination, scientific audit, technology transfer, project review, manufacturing resource planning etc.

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Research areas:
  • Engineering Design & Analysis
Educational career: PhD (Engg)
  • Design and Analysis for a 2 DOF Real-Time Controlled Electro-Hydraulic Motion Simulator
  • Ejection Mechanism for deployment of Launcher and Mechanism for Opening /Closing of Payload Cavity Door in AMCA 3B04: Feasibility Study
  • Numerical Simulation of high Speed flow over a cavity
  • Designing of Beam stoppers for super FRS in FAIR Project
  • Force reflecting system with motion sensing for evaluation of human gasping action

Phone : +91-343-6510257(Office) +91-9475016065(Mobile)

E-mail :avik[at]cmeri[dot]res[dot]in