Sunil   Kumar

Sunil Kumar

Professor and Associate Provost for Abu Dhabi Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Biography

Kumar is a professor of mechanical engineer.  He is currently the Dean of Engineering at NYU Abu Dhabi and the Associate Provost for Abu Dhabi Engineering at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering.  Prior to assuming the deanship at NYUAD he was graduate dean and former head of the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Manufacturing Engineering. He has also taught at the University of California, Berkeley; was a scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories; and a visiting scientist at NASA's Ames Research Center in California.

Kumar holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley; he received an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.A. in Applied Mathematics from the State University of New York Buffalo; and a B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India.

Education

University of California at Berkeley

Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering

State University of New York at Buffalo

Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering

State University of New York at Buffalo

Master of Arts, Applied Mathematics

Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur

Bachelor of Technology, Mechanical Engineering

Experience

New York University - Abu Dhabi

Dean of Engineering

From: July 2009 to present

High Temperatures - High Pressures: The International Journal of

Editor

From: January 2008 to present

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering

Professor

From: July 2002 to present

Polytechnic Institute of New York University

Graduate Dean and Associate Provost

From: July 2003 to January 2011

Polytechnic University

Othmer Senior Fellow

From: September 2001 to August 2004

Polytechnic University

Associate Professor

From: May 1994 to August 2002

Polytechnic University

Department Head, Mechanical, Aerospace, Manufacturing Engineering

From: May 1996 to August 2000

Polytechnic University

Assistant Professor

From: January 1990 to May 1994

Lawrence Berkeley Lab

Researcher

From: May 1988 to January 1990

Patents

Optical Sensor for Measuring Thin Film Deposition in Real Time, (US Patent 7,630,590, Dec 8, 2009 (previously 2009/0116782))

In Recent School News

Research Interests

Thermal fluid sciences
Applied mathematics

Grants

Wind Driven High Rise Fires: Modeling and Experiments, (Principal Investigator)

Department of Homeland Security, August 2007 - present

AGEP Minority Doctoral Support, (Co - Principal Investigator)

National Science Foundation, 2004-2009

Thermophotovoltaic Energy Conversion for Radioisotope Power Syste, (Co - Principal Investigator)

National Aerospace Space Agency, 2003-2005

Short Pulse Radiative Transfer, (Principal Investigator)

Sandia National Laboratories and the National Science Foundation, 1998-2002

Manufacturing Across the Curriculum, (Co - Principal Investigator)

Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 1998-2001

Smart Heating Systems, (Principal Investigator)

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, 1996 - 1997

Non-Intrusive Monitoring of Two-Phase Flows, (Co - Principal Investigator)

Brooklyn Union Gas Company, 1993 - 1994

Model for Radiation from Natural Gas Fires due to Pipe Rupture, (Principal Investigator)

Brooklyn Union Gas Company, 1993

Gas Consumption Characterization and Forecasting, (Co - Principal Investigator)

Long Island Lighting Company, 1992-1995

Microscale Properties of Thin Films, (Principal Investigator)

National Science Foundation, 1992-1995

Form Stable Phase Change Materials for Direct Contact Energy Stor, (Principal Investigator)

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, 1992-1994

Thermal Evaluation of Gas Heat Pumps, (Co - Principal Investigator)

Brooklyn Union Gas Company, 1991-1993

Superconductin Devices Thermal Effects, (Principal Investigator)

New State Center for Advanced Telecommunication Technology, 1991-1992