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Personal details of Dr. Litan Kumar Saha

 

Contact: Room No. 614, Department of Applied Mathematics, A F Mujibur Rahman GanitBhaban, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.

Mob.: +880 -1715765533

Research Interests

Fluid Dynamics, Magnetohydrodynamics(MHD), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Fuel Cell, Multi-phase flow, Transport phenomena, Micro channel flow, Porous media, Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cells, Bio-Magnetic fluid dynamics, Fire Research

Educational Qualifications

Ph. D

Institution

Subject

Result

Year of Passing

: Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

: Mechanical Engineering

: Awarded

: 2010

M. S.

Institution

Subject

Result

Year of Passing

: University of Dhaka

: Applied Mathematics (Thesis Group)

: First Class (1st position)

: 2002 (held in 2005)

B. Sc.

Institution

Subject

Result

Year of Passing

: University of Dhaka

: Mathematics

: First Class (1st position)

: 2001 (held in 2003)

Work Experience

2014-07 ~ till now, Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Dhaka

2012-10 ~ 2014-06, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Dhaka

2010-09 ~ 2012-09, Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, University of Dhaka

2007-04  ~  2010-08, Teaching Assistant, Graduate School of Engineering,  Hokkaido University, Japan

2006-10  ~  2007-03, Research Student, Graduate School of Engineering,  Hokkaido University, Japan

2005-12  ~ 2006-09, Lecturer, Department of Business Administration, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Publication List

International Journal

  1. M. A. Taher, Litan Kumar Saha, Y.W. Lee, Effects of Circular Riblets Rough Microchannel on Friction and Fluid Flow using LBM, Procedia Engineering, 105, pp. 425–430 (2015).
  2. K. M. Salah Uddin, Litan Kumar Saha, Numerical solutions of 2-D incompressible driven cavity flow with wavy bottom surface, American Journal of Applied Mathematics, Special Issue: Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer Inside a Closed Domain, 3(1-1), pp. 30-42, (2015).
  3. Litan Kumar Saha, K. M. Salah Uddin, M. A. Taher, Effect of Internal Heat Generation or Absorption on MHD Mixed Convection Flow in a Lid Driven Cavity, American Journal of Applied Mathematics,. 3(1-1), pp. 20-29, (2015).
  4. Litan Kumar Saha, Monotos Chandra Somadder, Nepal Chandra Roy, Hydro-Magnetic Mixed Convection Flow in a Lid-Driven Cavity with Wavy Bottom Surface, American Journal of Applied Mathematics,. 3(1-1), pp. 8-19, (2015).
  5. M. A. Taher, Litan Kumar Saha, Y. W. Lee, Effects of Aspect Ratios on Flow Friction and Thermal Behavior Inside a Close Domain Using Lattice Boltzmann Method, American Journal of Applied Mathematics,. 3(1-1), pp. 1-7, (2015)..
  6. Nepal Chandra Roy, Bishnu Pada Ghosh, Litan Kumar Saha, Unsteady MHD Free Convection Flow Along a Vertical Plate in the Presence of Radiative Heat Flux, Applied Mathematics, 4(3), pp. 77-85, (2014).
  7. K. M. Salah Uddin, Litan Kumar Saha, Nabuyuki Oshima, Water Transport through the Membrane of PEM Fuel Cell, American Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics,4(6), pp. 225-238, (2014).
  8. Litan Kumar Saha, Monotos Chandra Somadder, K. M. Salah Uddin, Mixed Convection Heat Transfer in a Lid Driven Cavity with Wavy Bottom Surface, American Journal of Applied Mathematics, 1(5),  pp. 92-101(2013).
  9. K. M. Salahuddin, Akira Nishimura, Litan Kumar Saha, and Nobuyuki Oshima, Numerical Study of Pressure Drop Mechanism and Cross Flow Behavior in the Gas Channel and Porous Medium of a Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell, Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, 8(1), pp. 208-224 (2013).
  10. Litan Kumar Saha, Yutaka Tabe, Nobuyuki Oshima, Effect of GDL deformation on the pressure drop of polymer electrolyte fuel cell separator channel, Journal of Power Sources, 202, pp. 100-107, (2012).
  11. Litan Kumar Saha and Nobuyuki Oshima, Prediction of flow crossover in the GDL of PEFC using serpentine flow channel, Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, 26(5), 1-6 (2012).
  12. Litan Kumar Saha, S. Siddiqa,  M. A. Hossain, Effect of Hall current on the MHD natural convection flow from a vertical permeable flat plate with uniform surface heat flux, Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, 32(9), pp. 1127-1146, (2011).
  13. Litan Kumar Saha, Eru Kurihara, Nobuyuki Oshima, Comparative studies of time-stepping schemes for the treatment of the Darcy drag term of the momentum equation, Journal of Fluid Science and Technology, 5(2), pp.259-269 (2010)
  14. Juanfang Liu, Nobuyuki Oshima, Eru Kurihara, Litan Kumar Saha, Transport phenomena within the porous cathode for a PEM fuel cell, Journal of Power Sources, 95, pp. 6342-6348 (2010).
  15. Litan Kumar Saha, M. A. Hossain, Rama Subba Reddy Gorla, Effect of Hall current on the MHD natural convection flow from a vertical permeable flat plate with uniform surface temperature, International Journal of Thermal Sciences 46, pp. 790–801(2007)

Conference Proceedings

 

  1. Litan Kumar Saha, Nobuyuki Oshima, Prediction of flow crossover in the GDL of PEFC using serpentine flow channel, The ASME-JSME-KSME Joint Fluids Engineering Conference 2011 (AJK2011-FED), July 24-26, 2011, Hamamatsu, Japan.
  2. Juanfang Liu, Litan Kumar Saha, Nobuyuki Oshima, Two-phase transport with the capillary-equilibrium interfacial condition in a PEFC, Proceedings of the ASME 2010 Eighth International Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Conference, June 14-16, 2010, Brooklyn, New York, USA.
  3. Litan Kumar Saha, Eru Kurihara, Nobuyuki Oshima, Development of a new algorithm for solving momentum equation of PEFC, Gordon Research Conference on Fuel Cells, July 26-31, 2009, Smithfield, RI, USA  (poster)
  4. Litan Kumar Saha, Eru Kurihara, Kenichi Hagino, Liu Juanfang, Nobuyuki Oshima, Mass conservation improvements considering numerical treatment of Darcy drag force of momentum equation of PEFC, The 16th FCDIC Fuel Cell Symposium Proceedings, May 19-20, 2009, Edogawaku, Tokyo, Japan, pp. 273-276
  5. Litan Kumar Saha, Eru Kurihara, Nobuyuki Oshima, Implicit fractional step method for the improvement of mass conservation error of porous media, Mechanical engineering congress 2009 , September 13-16, 2009, Iwate University, Morioka, Japan, pp. 137-138
  6. Litan Kumar Saha, Eru Kurihara, Nobuyuki Oshima, Numerical simulation of gas flow in polymer electrolyte fuel cell and deformation effect of porous media, Proceedings of the 4th BSME-ASME International Conference on Thermal Engineering, December 27-29, 2008, Dhaka, Bangladesh, pp. 604-609
  7. Litan Kumar Saha, Eru Kurihara, Wanyuan Shi, Nobuyuki Oshima, Numerical simulation of GDL deformation and its effect on the diffusion layer parameter, The Seventh JSME-KSME Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference, Oct. 13-16, 2008, Sapporo, Japan
  8. Wanyuan Shi, Litan Kumar Saha, Eru Kurihara and Nobuyuki Oshima, Effect of operation temperature on the liquid water transport in the cathode gas diffusion layer of a polymer electrolyte fuel cell, Proceedings of the 2nd International Forum on Heat Transfer, September 17-19, 2008, Tokyo, Japan
  9. Litan Kumar Saha, Eru Kurihara, Wanyuan Shi, Nobuyuki Oshima, Numerical study of gas flow in the separator channel and gas diffusion layer of polymer electrolyte fuel cell and deformation effect of porous media, Proceedings of the Sixth International ASME Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels, June 23-25, 2008, Darmstadt, Germany
  10. Wanyuan Shi, Litan Kumar Saha, Eru Kurihara and Nobuyuki Oshima, Effect of operating temperature on the water removal in a polymer electrolyte fuel cell, Proceedings of the 2nd Integration & Commercialization of Micro & Nanosystems International Conference & Exhibition, June 3-5, 2008, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  11. Litan Kumar Saha, Eru Kurihara, Wanyuan Shi, Nobuyuki Oshima, Gas flow in polymer electrolyte fuel cell and effect of deformation of the porous media, 20th CFD symposium 2007, Tokyo, Japan
  12. Wanyuan Shi, Huilai Zhang, Litan Kumar Saha, Eru Kurihara and Nobuyuki Oshima, Electric potential in a polymer electrolyte fuel cell by numerical simulation, Proceedings of International Symposium on EcoTopia Science 2007, November 23-25, 2007, Nagoya, Japan.
  13. Litan Kumar Saha, M. A. Hossain, Effect of hall current on the MHD natural convection flow from a vertical permeable flat plate with uniform surface temperature, Proceedings of International Conference on Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics 2005, Jan. 4-7, Shylhet, Bangladesh, pp. 129-146.

Interested Courses

Calculus, Differential Equation, Numerical Analysis, Mathematical Methods, Complex Analysis, Linear Algebra, Higher Algebra, Business Mathematics, Business Statistics, Coordinate Geometry, Programming in MATLAB/FORTRAN, Fluid Dynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics.

Academic Awards

  • Monbukagakusho-2006 Scholarship from Ministry of Culture, Education and science, Govt. of Japan
  • A. F. Mujibur Rahman Foundation Gold Medal 2006 based on M. S. Examination result
  • Undergraduate Merit Scholarship 2001, University of Dhaka
  • A. F. Mujibur Rahman Foundation Gold Medal 2004 based on B. Sc. Examination result

Professional Memberships

Member of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineering (JSME)

Bangladesh Mathematical Society (BMS)

Country's Visited

Japan, Germany, France, Spain, United States, China and India

Editorial skills

Lead Guest Editor, Special issue Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer Inside a Closed Domain, American Journal of Applied Mathematics, Volume 3, Issue 1-1, 2015

Editorial assistant of Proceedings of International Conference on Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics, SUST, Sylhet, Bangladesh 2004