Dr. Sushanta Mitra – Guest lecture – Convergence of Science, Engineering, and Technology for Societal Impact.

Guest Lecture

Convergence of Science, Engineering, and Technology for Societal Impact

Friday, April 4 at 3.00PM – 4.00PM
Room 109, Atkinson College (Harry Crowe Room)

Professor Sushanta Mitra, University of Alberta

The talk will provide how different fundamental knowledge in physical sciences like chemistry, physics, biology, coupled with social sciences, can create game-changing technologies that can solve some of the globally challenging problems in energy, water, and food security.

The specific examples to be discussed are in detection of E. coli in contaminated water, bioconversion of coal into methane, and detection of Listeria monocytogenes in food products.

The talk will also highlight some of the lessons learned from the field deployment of engineering solutions.


Professor Sushanta Mitra

Professor and Assistant VP Research

Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Alberta

Sushanta Mitra received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo. He is currently Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Assistant Vice-President (Research) at the University of Alberta.

He is the Associate Scientific Director and the Director of Mobility for the Canada-India Research Centre of Excellence (NCE) IC-IMPACTS. He is the Theme Lead for the Integrated Water Management in IC-IMPACTS. He is also the Director of Micro and Nano-scale Transport Lab and the Team Leader for Global Integrated Water Management Network and Nano-Bio-Energy Network.

He is an elected Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME),  the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME), and the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC). He is a registered professional engineer of the provinces of Alberta and Ontario.