Amitabha Ghosh

  • Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering


Dr. Amitabha Ghosh is a licensed Professional Engineer with a Ph.D. in general engineering composite (major: Aerospace Engineering) from Mississippi State University. He obtained his B.Tech. and M.Tech. in Aeronautical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India. He is currently a professor of Mechanical Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology. His primary teaching responsibilities are in the areas of fluid mechanics, solid mechanics and aerodynamics. Dr. Ghosh established a track record of developing externally funded research programs, and has acted as consultant on a variety of US National Laboratories.

Although Dr. Ghosh's primary research focus is in computational fluid dynamics and numerical grid generation, he has been involved with many applied projects in biomechanics and engineering. After joining RIT, he worked collaboratively with the University of Rochester in three-dimensional reconstruction of echocardiographic images. He has served on the Ph.D. faculty of the Center for Imaging Science at RIT for many years due to this collaboration. Dr. Ghosh has consulted for The Naval Underwater Systems Center, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Waterways Experiment Station, NASA-Ames and NASA-Langley Research Centers, among others. His past projects involve 3-Dimensional Navier-Stokes calculations for incompressible flows using a body-fitted coordinate system, calculation of boundary layer characteristics of gas-particulate flows, air-blast calculations using large commercially available codes such as HULL and SHARC, flow calculations on arbitrary moving boundaries using ABMAC, internal and external flow solutions using PMARC, and wind tunnel wall interference techniques. He specializes in fluid flow diagnostics using computational fluid dynamics.

Dr. Ghosh's current research interest is in the development of multi-disciplinary teams to furnish research support for micro-air vehicles, wind tunnel applications, and biomedical and energy systems. In the past decade, he also spent significant effort in the development of a unified approach to educational research. In particular his focus has been to improve testing questions in engineering sciences core curriculum (ESCC) to enhance student assessment and learning. Through ESCC he constructed a feedback loop to design better instructional teams. He also served as the past chair of the ESCC.  He has been a member of several departmental committees on curriculum development. Currently he is also an active member of the Institutional Review Board on the research of human subjects.