Anutosh Chakraborty

Anutosh Chakraborty
Associate Professor
Tel: 6790 4222
Email: AChakraborty@ntu.edu.sg
Office: N3-02b-43 
  • PhD (MechEng) National University of Singapore 2005
  • MEng (MechEng) National University of Singapore 2001
  • BSc (MechEng) Bangladesh University of Eng & Tech 1997

Dr. Anutosh Chakraborty is an Associate Professor at the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering since January 2010. He obtained his BSc (Mechanical Engineering) from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET) in 1997. He then obtained his MEng and PhD degrees from the department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS), in 2001 and 2005 respectively. Later he worked at the Institute for Materials, Chemistry and Engineering, Kyushu University, Japan as a lecturer for one year. He was awarded the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) postdoctoral fellowship in 2007. He is the PI and Co-PI of several projects funded by A*STAR MND, MCERP, MOE, NTU internal and NRF Competitive Research Program.

  • Interest:
    Adsorption Thermodynamics, Adsorption/Absorption cooling, Adsorption Gas Storage and Metal Organic Frameworks, Thermoelectric cooling and power generation, Sorption Desalination
  • Projects:
    A High Efficient Waste Heat Driven Quad-generation Plant
    The quad generation plant uses saline water as refrigerant and produces chilled water (7 to 12 °C) and cooling water for process cooling and air conditioning purposes. The fresh water is collected at the condenser. The plant is environmentally benign.
    [Energy Systems Laboratory, Thermo-Fluid & Energy]
    Gas storage employing Metal organic Frameworks (MOFs)
    We have performed an extensive study on synthesis, characterization and property evaluation of MIL-101(Cr, Fe) metal-organic framework (MOF) for CH4 adsorption under LNG-ANG coupling conditions. MIL-101(Cr) exhibits high CH4 delivery capacity at 298 K.
    [Energy Systems Laboratory, Thermo-Fluid & Energy]
    Renewable Energy Based Cooling Systems
    We have demonstrated that the low grade heat source can be used to generate cooling either by chemical (sorption) or physical (ejector) methods. In these systems, the driving heat source could be provided by either a solar collector array or low temperature waste heat source.
    [Energy Systems Laboratory, Thermo-Fluid & Energy]
    Membrane-based Absorption Air-conditioning and Dehumidification System Using Renewable Energy or Waste Heat
    We have developed a LDAC and dehumidification to improve the efficiency of air-conditioning system employing membrane technology. The membrane based sorption reactor maximizes the area for water vapour transfer and minimizes conductive heat transfer.
    [ERI@N, Thermo-Fluid & Energy]

Research Staff and Students under supervision

Research Staff
Name Title Email
Sibnath Kayal Research Fellow SKAYAL@NTU.EDU.SG

PhD Students
Name Project
Teo How Wei Benjamin Modulation and Green Synthesis of MOFs for Higher Water Uptakes and Kinetics: Adsorption Cooling Application
Han Bo Hysteresis Phenomena of water adsorption on MOFs for heat transmission applications

Selected Publications (click here for full publication list in PDF)
  • B. Sun, A. Chakraborty, Thermodynamic formalism of water uptakes on solid porous adsorbents for adsorption cooling applications, Applied Physics Letters, 104 (20), 201901, 2014.
  • A. Chakraborty, B. Sun, An adsorption isotherm equation for multi-types adsorption with thermodynamic correctness , Applied Thermal Engineering, 72 (2), pp. 190-199, 2014.
  • B. Sun, S. Kayal, A. Chakraborty, Study of HKUST (Copper benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxylate, Cu-BTC MOF)-1 metal organic frameworks for CH4 adsorption: An experimental Investigation with GCMC (grand canonical Monte-carlo) simulation, Energy, Vol. 76, pp. 419 – 427, 2014.
  • A. Chakraborty, B. B. Saha, Y. I. Aristov, Dynamic behaviors of adsorption chiller: Effects of the silica gel grain size and layers, Energy, Vol. 78, pp. 304 – 312, 2014.
  • K. Thu, A. Chakraborty, Y. D. Kim,  A. Myat, B. B. Saha, K. C. Ng, Numerical simulation and performance investigation of an advanced adsorption desalination cycle, Desalination, Vol. 308 , pp. 209-218, 2013.
  • K. Thu, A. Chakraborty, B. B. Saha,  K. C. Ng, Thermo-physical properties of silica gel for adsorption desalination cycle, Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 50, pp. 1596-1602, 2013.
  • K. A. Rahman, A. Chakraborty, B. B. Saha, K. C. Ng, On thermodynamics of methane + carbonaceous materials adsorption, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 55 (4) , pp. 565-573, 2012.
  • A. Chakraborty, K. C.  Leong, K. Thu, B. B. Saha, K. C. Ng, Theoretical insight of adsorption cooling,  Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 98, No.22, art. no. 221910, 2011.
  • K. Thu, A. Chakraborty, B. B. Saha, W. G. Chun, K. C. Ng, Study on an advanced adsorption desalination cycle with evaporator-condenser heat recovery circuit, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 5, No.1-3, pp. 43-51, 2011.
  • A. Chakraborty, B. B. Saha, K. C. Ng,I. I. El-Sharkawy, S. Koyama, Thermodynamic property surfaces for adsorption of R507A, R134a, and n-butane on pitch-based carbonaceous porous materials, Heat Transfer Engineering, Vol. 31, No. 11, pp. 917-923, 2010.

  • Psychrometry & Air Conditioning
  • Introduction To Thermo-Fluids
  • Computing
  • Thermodynamics
  • Air Conditioning - An Energy Approach