Sujan Debnath

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Dr. Sujan Debnath
PhD, CEng, MIMechE

Associate Professor
Head of Department Mechanical Engineering

Contact Details

Telephone: +60 85 443939
Extn: 2427
Fax: +60 85 443837
Location: Skylark 3 (SK3) Room 412
Email: d.sujan@curtin.edu.my

Background

Dr. Sujan (CEng MIMechE) Joined Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia in October 2008 after completion of two years tenure in Multimedia University, Malaysia. Since 2014, he has been appointed as the Head of Mechanical Engineering, Curtin Sarawak. Dr. Sujan obtained his PhD Degree from the University of Science Malaysia in 2006 majoring applied mechanics with specific research focuses on interfacial thermal mismatch stress analysis in layered structure. Over the years, he has been working in the area of thermo-mechanical stress analysis, green composite materials, and polymer composite materials. He has more than 60 publications in reputable international journals and conference proceedings. At present, Dr. Sujan is supervising four PhD and three MPhil students. Dr. Sujan is a Chartered Engineer and member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, UK. He is a Registered/listed Level 1 supervisor in Curtin University, Australia for Doctoral and Master Thesis (PhD and Master). The details can be obtained from(http://research.curtin.edu.au/guides/register/registersarawak.cfm)  

Academic History

10/2014 – present: Head of the Department, Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering & Science Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia 12/2013 – present: Assoc. Professor, School of Engineering & Science Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia 10/2008 – 11/2013: Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering & Science Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia 10/2006 – 10/2008: Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering & Technology (FET) Multimedia University, Melaka, Malaysia 06/1999 – 10/2006: Lecturer, School of Engineering Linton College, Legenda Group of Colleges, BUTL, Mantin, Malaysia (Franchised with the Nottingham Trent University, UK)

Research Interests

  • Polymer Green Composite Materials
  • Thermal Management in Electronic Packaging
  • Composite Material using Industrial Waste (Green Material)
  • Engineering Sustainable Development/Life Cycle Analysis
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Mechanical Design
  • Folding Technique and Origami, Folding Design

Book Publication

Title: THERMAL MISMATCH STRESSES in Electronic Packaging Publisher: LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Year of Publication: 2011, ISBN 978-3-8465-0505-2

Selected Journal Publications

  1. Nabinejad, D. Sujan, M. E. Rahman, and Ian J. Davies “Determination of filler-content for natural filler polymer matrix composite by thermogravimetric analysis” Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, Springer (accepted)
  2. Nabinejad, D. Sujan, M. E. Rahman, and Ian J. Davies “Effect of oil palm shell powder on the mechanical performance and thermal stability of polyester composites” Materials and Design, Elsevier (accepted)
  3. R. K. Fu, Z. Oo, D. Sujan “Microstructure analysis, physical and thermal properties of Al2O3-Al2TiO5 functionally graded ceramics for the application of car brake rotor” JST Vol. 23 (1) (accepted)
  4. Sujan, M. M. Reddy and S. Y. Qua (2014) “Environmental friendly cutting fluids and cooling techniques in machining: A review” Journal of Cleaner Production, Elsevier, Vol. 83 pp 33-47
  5. Nabinejad, D. Sujan, M. E. Rahman, M.M. Reddy, Willey Y. H. Liew and Ian J. Davies (2014) “The effect of alkali treatment of OPKS filler on mechanical property of polyester-composite” Advanced Materials Research Vol. 980 pp 86-90
  6. Ng Samuel, Sujan, M. E. Rahman, O. Nabinejad and M. M. M. Reddy (2014) “Oil Palm Fibre and Nano-Silica Reinforce d Epoxy Composite Material” Advanced Materials Research Vol. 980 pp 23-27
  7. R. Loh, D. Sujan, M. E. Rahman, C. A. Das (2013) “Sugarcane bagasse-The future composite material: A literature review” Resources Conservation and Recycling, Elsevier, Vol 75, pp 14– 22
  8. E. Rahman, A. S. Muntohar, V. Prakash, B. H. Nagaratnam, D. Sujan (2014) “Self compacting concrete from uncontrolled burning of rice husk & blended fine aggregate”, Materials and Design. Elsevier, Vol 55, pp 410-415
  9. R. K. Fu, Z. Oo, D. Sujan “Microstructure analysis, physical and thermal properties of Al2O3-Al2TiO5 functionally graded ceramics for the application of car brake rotor” JST Vol. 23 (1) (accepted)
  10. E Woldemichael, J. J. Lai, D. Sujan (2014) “Topology optimization of beam structures with various end loading conditions”, Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 465-466, pp 22-26
  11. Sujan, C. W. Nguong, S. N. B. Lee, M. Gizaw (2014) “Wear properties of oil palm cellulose fibre reinforced polymer composites”, Advanced Materials Research, Trans Tech Publications Ltd, Vol. 845, pp 81-85
  12. G. Zewge, T. A. Lemma, A. A. Ibrahim, D. Sujan (2014) “modelling and simulation of a heat recovery steam generator using partially known design point data” Advanced Materials Research, Trans Tech Publications Ltd, Vol. 845, pp 596-603
  13. Sujan, T. K. Piaw, D. E Woldemichael (2014) “Thermo-mechanical stress analysis in electronic packaging with continuous and partial bond layer”, Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 465-466, pp 50-54
  14. Sujan, X. B. Pang, M. E. Rahman, M. M. Reddy (2014) “Performance of solder bond on thermal mismatch stresses in electronic packaging assembly” Materials Science Forum, Vol. 773-74, pp 242-249
  15. M. Reddy, A. Gorin, K.A. Abou-El-Hossein, D. Sujan (2014) “Machinability of aluminum nitride ceramic using TiAlN and TiN coated carbide tool insert” Materials Science Forum, Vol. 773-774, pp 437-447
  16. M. Reddy, A. Gorin, K.A. Abou-El-Hossein, D. Sujan (2013) “Surface roughness model when machining aluminum nitride ceramic with two flute square end micro grain solid carbide end Mill” Advanced Materials Research, Trans Tech Publications Ltd, Vol. 747, pp 282-286
  17. Sujan, K. P. Ting (2013) “Closed form bi-layered interfacial thermal stress model in electronic packaging” International journal of Advanced Materials Manufacturing and Characterization (IJAMMC)
  18. Sujan, Z. Oo, M. E. Rahman, M. A. Maleque, C. K. Tan (2012) “Physio-mechanical properties of aluminium metal matrix composites reinforced with alumina and silicon carbide” International Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Vol 6, pp 288-291
  19. Sujan, C. W. Yeo, M. E. Rahman, M. M. Reddy, M. A. Maleque, M. Y. Ali (2012) “Aluminum-silicon carbide composites for enhanced physio-mechanical properties” Advanced Materials Research, Trans Tech Publications Ltd, Vol. 576, pp. 370-373
  20. R. K. Fu, A Gorin, D. Sujan, Z Oo (2012) “On the problem of novel composite materials development for car brake rotor” International Journal of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Vol 6, pp 333-336
  21. Arifutzzaman, M. A. Maleque, D. Sujan (2012) “The crystallinity and hardness properties of Al-Cu/SiCp new composite materials” Advanced Materials Research, Trans Tech Publications Ltd, Vol. 576, pp. 450-453
  22. E. Rahman,  D. Sujan, V. Pakrashi, P. Fanning (2012) “A parametric study: Frame analysis method for masonry arch bridges”, International Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Vol 6, pp 324-330
  23. M. Reddy, A. Gorin, K.A. Abou-El-Hossein, D. Sujan (2012) “Tool wear analysis in end milling of advanced ceramics with TiAlN and TiN coated carbide inserts” Advanced Materials Research, Trans Tech Publications Ltd, Vol. 576, pp. 76-79
  24. Sujan, M.E. Rahman, D. E Woldemichael, M. Murthy, K. N. Seetharamu (2011), “Bi-layered model of interfacial thermal stresses with the effect of different temperatures in the layers” Journal of Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol 87, pp 63-70
  25. Sujan, D. E Woldemichael, M. Murthy, K. N. Seetharamu. (2011), “Effect of bond layer on bi-material assembly subjected to uniform temperature change” Journal of Electronic Packaging, Vol. 133 / 041014-1
  26. E Woldemichael, M. H. Fakhruldin, D. Sujan (2011), “A conceptual design support knowledge-based system” Advanced Materials Research, Trans Tech Publications Ltd, Vol. 308-310, pp 1540-1545
  27. Sujan, M. V. V. Murthy, K. N. Seetharamu, A. Y. Hassan. (2011) “Improved tri-layered interfacial stress model with the effect of different temperatures in the layers” Archive of Applied Mechanics, Springer, Berlin / Heidelberg, Volume 81, Issue 5, Page 561
  28. Sujan, Z. Oo, M. V. V. Murthy, K. N. Seetharamu. (2010) “Effect of different uniform temperature with thickness-wise linear temperature gradient on interfacial stresses of a bi-material assembly” American Journal of Applied Sciences, Vol. 7(6), Science Publication, (ISSN 1546-9239) USA
  29. Sujan, M. V. V. Murthy, K. N. Seetharamu (2008) “An improved closed-form solution for shearing and peeling Stresses of tri-material assembly in electronic packaging” International Microelectronics and Packaging Society-JMEP, Washington, DC 20002, Vol. 5, No. 1, 1st Qtr
  30. Sujan, M. V. V. Murthy, K. N. Seetharamu, A. Y. Hassan (2005) “Interfacial stresses in a trimaterial assembly subjected to different temperatures in the layers in electronic packaging” Inter. Microelectronic & Packaging Society-JMEP, Washington, DC20002, Vol.2, No.3, 3rd Qtr
  31. Sujan, M. V. V. Murthy, K. N. Seetharamu, A. Y. Hassan (2005) “Engineering model for interfacial stresses of a heated bi-material structures with bond material used in electronic packaging” International Microelectronics and Packaging Society-JMEP, Washington, DC 20002, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2nd Qtr
 

Research Resource Funding

  • Enhancing Machinability of Nickel Super Alloys using Advanced Tools in End Milling Operation (Fundamental Research Grant Scheme, FRGS, amount RM113,400)
  • Analytical and Numerical Approaches for Sustainable Bond Material Selection in Electronic Packaging Industry (Fundamental Research Grant Scheme, FRGS) December 2013-Present
  • Development of Novel Hybrid Polymer Bio-composite materials using Sugarcane Bagasse, Rice Husk Ash, Nano-silica and C-S-H gel in Epoxy matrix (Curtin Sarawak Collaborative Research Fund, CSCR) January  2014 -Present
  • Mechanical and wear Properties of nano-SiC filled natural cellulose reinforced epoxy based eco-composites (Curtin Sarawak Cluster Research Fund, CSCRF) August 2012-Present
  • Performance of green composite material incorporating of cockle-shells and polypropylene fiber (CSRF) 2014-present
  • Numerical and Experimental Analysis of Parabolic Trough Collector for Steam Generation, Curtin Sarawak Research Fund (CSRF) (Completed)
  • Alternative material for car gear rotor using Aluminium based metal matrix composites, Curtin Sarawak Research Fund (CSRF) (Completed)
  • Innovation design and fabrication of car gear rotor by using Al2TiO5 –based functional graded materials, Curtin Sarawak Collaborative Research (CSCR) (Completed)
  • Simulation and Actual Fabrication of SiC Reinforced Al-MMC Automatic Disc/Brake Rotor, 2007, Research Design & Development and Innovation Grant, Multimedia University, (Completed)

Professional Affiliation

  • Member, Institute of Mechanical Engineering, UK (CEng MIMechE)
  • Member, Institute of Materials Malaysia (IMM)

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