पूर्वोत्तर क्षेत्रीय विज्ञान एवं प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान   
North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology 
deemed-to-be-university under the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India
Nirjuli - 791109, Arunachal Pradesh 
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Dr. Sutanu Samanta


Ultrasonic NDT, Composite materials and non conventional machining

e-mail:ssa [AT] nerist(dot)ac(dot)in, suta_sama[AT]yahoo(dot)co(dot)in,
Phone(EPBX/Office): (0360) 2257401-11 Extn. 6226 (O)6599 (R)

  • Professional Background
  • Educational Qualification
  • Administrative Background
  • Memberships in Professional bodies
  • Teaching Engagements
  • Projects and Thesis Supervised/ Currently Supervising
  • PHDs Supervising
  • Participation in short term courses
  • Courses or Conferences Organised
  • Publications
From(Date of Joining) To Designation Organisation

Nature of Association


Till date Professor NERIST Regular
05.06.2014 04.06.2017 Associate Professor NERIST Regular
01.01.2006 04.06.2014 Assistant Professor NERIST Regular
06.11.2001 31.012.2005 LECTURER NERIST Regular
15.03.2000 20.10.2001 LECTURER JGEC, W.B  
04.05.1998 09.03.2000 Engineer (Design) Greaves Ltd  
Degree Subject University Year
Ph.D Mechanical Engineering B.E.S.U, Shibpur 2011
M.E Mechanical Engineering B.E.College (D.U) 1998
B.E Mechanical Engineering B.E.College (Calcutta university) 1995
From To Designation Organisation
20/04/2004 01/09/2010 Warden Block: F (NERIST)
24/03/2009 01/09/2010 DDO,HMC NERIST
August'2011 Sept'2012 Chairman, TPT NERIST
July’2006 June’2015 Program officer, NSS NERIST
06.06.2012 03.01.2013 DR (Acad) NERIST
December'2018 November'2022 Advisor, NEE NERIST
July'2016 September'2023 Advisor, T&P NERIST
December’2018 November’2021 Chairman, NHU NERIST
November'2021 August'2023 Inchrarge, AICTE CELL NERIST
January'2024 till date  Coordinator, NBA NERIST
  1. Life member of ISTE
  2.  Fellow of Institute of Engineers
  3. Life member of ISTAM
  4. Life member of Tribological Society of India
  5. Life member of ISNT
Title Course Code Module Semester
Advanced operation research ME7101 PG 1st
Strength of materials ME22203 Degree 4th
Advanced manufacturing processes ME7201 PG 2nd
Manufacturing Processes ME23103 Degree


Engineering Mechanics ES22100 Degree 3rd
Workshop Practice ES21251 Degree 2nd
Machine Elements and Machine Tools ME12105 Base (certificate) 3rd
Thermodynamics ME22102 Degree 3rd
Title of Project Names of Students
Effect of fillers on the tribological behaviour of hybrid composites


Pranjal Borah  
Characterisation of hybrid composites. Pulakesh Chetia
Parametric modelling and optimization of machining magnesium based metal matrix composite with nano sized reinforcement Hemanata Doley 
Topic Scholar Name Status of PHD Registration Year
Characterization of Bamboo/Kevlar fiber reinforced polymer hybrid composite material  Mr.  T. J. Singh Completed (2016) 2013
"Studies on characterization & EDM of Al7075 hybrid nanocomposites for sustainable production" Ms. Sweety Mahanta completed (2019) 2014
Synthesisand characterization of PEEK and HA-based composites. Mr S.K. Dey Completed(2022) 2014
Synthesis and Characterization of TiC reinforced Magnesium metal matrix Composites. Mr D. Dash Completed (2021) 2014
Fabrication and characterization of HDPE/MWCNT/h-BNNP hybrid nanocomposites Mr. N.D. Badgayan Completed (2020) 2015
Effect ofcell parameter alteration on mechanical properties of honeycomb sandwich beam" Mr. Santosh Sahu Completed (2020) 2015
Study on characterization and WEDM investigation of AA6061/SiC/B4C hybrid nanocomposites" Mr. Shubhajit Das Completed (2019) 2014
Investigation of the thermal properties of Al2 O3, TiO2, graphene nano-fluid and their performance in Thermosyphon Mr. Siddhartha Das  Completed (2021) 2015
Welding investigation on nitrogen alloyed austenitic stainless steel and parametric optimization for sustainable production Mr. Vivek Singh Completed (2021) 2016
An advanced model for identification of a shallow crack propagating to a deep crack in spinning rotors Mr. Pranjal Borah Completed (2022) 2016
Course Name Sponsored By Date
CADD Excellence TEQIP-II.NERIST 30th July-9thAugust’14
Appropriate technology for rural development TEQIP-II.NERIST 25th -29th August’14
Recent advances in microprocessors, microcontrollers and their applications TEQIP-II.NERIST 17th -21st February’15
Micro-manufacturing for Biomedical Applications AICTE 23rd -27th February’15
Recent advancements of electrical machines and industrial applications TEQIP-II 4th  -8th November’15
Pedagogy Training for Outcome Based Education NITTTR, Bhopal 16 -17th March, 2017
 Polymer composites and nanocomposites NITTTR, Kolkata 12th -16th June,2017
Refresher course on “Engineering Mechanics & Strength of Materials” NITTTR, Kolkata 5th-16th Feb,2018
Recent research trends in Tribology TEQIP-III, GIMT, Guwahati 3rd -7th Aug,2020
FDP on "Art of living & Capacity Building” AICTE 30th Jan-10th Feb, 2023
Conference Name Sponsored By Date
Faculty development programme on “Recent advances in Tribology and materials for Tribological applications” TEQIP-II 10-14th April’2013
National conference on “Advances in welding technology” TEQIP-II 10-11 May’2013
Conference on “Recent advancement s in Mechanical Engineering ( NCRAME)” TEQIP-II, NABARD 8-9th November’2013
  1. Badgayan N. D., Samanta S., Sahu S. K., Siva S.B.V., Sadasivuni K. K., Sahu D,. Sreekanth P.S R. (2017), “Tribological behavior of 1D and 2D nanofiller based high density poly- ethylene hybrid nanocomposites: A run-in and steady state phase analysis,” Wear (ELSEVIER), Vol. 376-377, 1379-1390. (DOI: org/ 10.1016/j.wear.2016.12.037)
  2. Singh T.J & Samanta S (2017),“Effect of stacking sequence on mechanical strength of bamboo/Kevlar K29 inter-ply laminated hybrid composite”, Indian Journal of Fibre & Textile Research, NISCAIR, Vol. 42, 230-234. DOI: http://nopr.niscair.res.in/handle/123456789/42053
  3. Singh T.J, Samanta S & Singh H (2017),“Influence of Kevlar Hybridization on Dielectric and Conductivity of Bamboo Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Composite”, Journal of Natural Fibers, Taylor and Francis, Vol.14, 837-845. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/15440478.2017.1279583
  4. Tapadar J, Thakur R, Chetia P, Tamang S, Samanta S (2017),“ Modeling of WEDM Parameters while Machining Mg-SiC Metal Matrix Composite”, International Journal of Technology, Vol. 8, 878-886. DOIhttps://doi.org/10.14716/ijtech.v8i5.7021
  5. Mahanta.S, Chandrasekaran.M,.Samanta.S,. Arunachalam. R. M (2018), “EDM investigation of Al 7075 alloy reinforced with B4C and fly ash nanoparticles and parametric optimization for sustainable production,” J Braz. Soc. Mech. Sci. Eng., Vol. 40, 263 (DOI: org/10.1007/s40430-018-1191-8)
  6. Sahu  S.K, Badgayan N.D, Samanta S, Sreekanth P.S R. (2018), “Quasistatic and dynamic nanomechanical properties of HDPE reinforced with 0/1/2 dimensional carbon nano fillers based hybrid”, Journal of Materials Chemistry and Physics, ELSEVIER, Vol.203, 173-184, (DOI: org/10.1016/j.matchemphys.2017.09.063), (SCI = 2.296 IF)
  7. Badgayan N. D,.Sahu S. K, Samanta S., Sreekanth P.S. R. (2018), “Assessment of nanoscopic dynamic mechanical properties and B-C-N triad effect of MWCNT/h-BNNP nanofillers reinforced HDPE hybrid composite using oscillatory nano indentation: An insight into medical applications,”Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical materials(ELSEVIER), Vol. 80, 180-188.(DOI: org/10.1016/j.jmbbm.2018.01.027)
  8. Sahu S.K, Badgayan N.D, Samanta S, Sahu D, Sreekanth P.S.R (2018),“ Influence of cell size on out of plane stiffness and in-plane compliance character of the sandwich beam made with tunable PCTPE nylon honeycomb core and hybrid polymer nanocomposite skin”, International journal of Mechanical Sciences, ELSEVIER, Vol.148, 284-292. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmecsci.2018.08.011
  9. Das S, Giri A, Samanta S, Kanagaraj S (2019), “An experimental investigation of properties of nanofluid and its performance on thermosyphon cooled by natural convection”, Journal of thermal science and engineering Applications”, Transactions of the ASME, Vol.11, August 2019/044501-1 to 044501-9.
  10. Das S, Giri A, Samanta S, Kanagaraj S (2019), “Role of graphene nanofluids on heat transfer enhancement in thermosyphon”, Journal of Science: Advanced Materials and Devices , Vol.4, issue.1,  163-169, DOI:doi.org/10.1016/j.jsamd.2019.01.005
  11. Das, S., Chandrasekaran, M., Samanta, S., Kayaroganam, P., Paulo Davim, J (2019),” Fabrication and tribological study of AA6061 hybrid metal matrix composites reinforced with SiC/B4C nanoparticles “, Industrial lubrication and Tribology, Doi.org/10.1108/ILT-05-2018-0166.
  12. Badgayan N.D, Sahu S.K, Samanta S, Sreekanth P.S.R ,“Evaluation of Dynamic Mechanical and thermal behavior of HDPE reinforced with MWCNT/h-BNNP: An attempt to find possible substitute for a metallic knee in transfemoral prosthesis” International Journal of Thermophysics, Springer,2019, 40:93, (doi.org/10.1007/s10765-019-2559-4).
  13. Dey S.K, Chatterjee. S, Spieckermann F, Ghosh P, Samanta S, “Reversing and non reversing effects of PEEK-HA Composites on tuning cooling rate during crystallization”, Journal of Polymer Research, Springer, 2019, 26:279 (doi.org/10.1007/s10965-019-1967-2).
  14. Dharmeswar Dash, Ram Singh, Sutanu Samanta and Ram Naresh Rai, “   Influence of TiC on Microstructure, Mechanical and Wear Properties of Magnesium alloy (AZ91D) Matrix Composites”, Journal of scientific & Industrial research, Vol79, February 2020, pp164-169. http://nopr.niscair.res.in/handle/123456789/53583.
  15. Singh Vivek, Chandrasekaran M, Samanta Sutanu, Palani kumar K (2020), Welding Investigation on GMAW− Cold Metal Transfer of AISI 201LN for Superior Weld Quality. Vol.10, No.4, PP1–12. https://doi.org/10.4018/IJMMME.2020100101
  16. Singh Vivek, Chandrasekaran M, Samanta Sutanu, Devarasiddappa D, Arunachalam R (2021) Sustainability Assessment of Gas Metal Arc Welding Process of AISI 201LN using AHP-TLBO Integrated Optimization Methodology. Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering 43:68. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40430-020-02786-5.
  17. Dharmeswar Dash, Sutanu Samanta and Ram Naresh Rai, “Flexural, Dry sliding wear and Machinability (EDM) characteristics of AZ91D/TiC (0,5,10,15 &20 wt%)”, Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies, Taylor and Francis,  2021 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/2374068x.2021.1949537
  18. Sahu S.K, Badgayan N.D, Samanta S, Sreekanth P.S.R (2021), “ Evaluation of cell parameter variation on energy absorption characteristic of Thermoplastic Honeycomb sandwich structure” , Arabian Journal for science and Engineering, Springer, 2021 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13369-021-05987-9
  19. Borah P, Samanta S (2022), “Wear behaviour of Glass/jute hybrid epoxy composites with addition of fillers”, Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies, Taylor and Francis,  Vol.8, issue1, pp54-67.2022 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/2374068x.2020.1793270
  20. Rajat Rathore, Saugata Bhattacharjee, Prayas Bora, Gorrepotu Surya Rao, Sutanu Samanta, “Effect of injection parameters on tensile and flexural properties of green composites”, Composite theory and practice, 2022, Vol:22, issue:4, pp196-204.