Dr. Sumitesh Das

Chief Global Research Programs, Research and Development Division, TATA STEEL

Dr. Sumitesh Das

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Dr Sumitesh Das serves as the Chief (Global Research Programs), Research and Development Division, TATA STEEL. He is responsible for developing global research projects between 3 major R&D centres in India, Netherlands and UK and evolving a balanced research portfolio with a focus to drive programs in strategic areas of raw materials, energy, environment, automotive & construction across for research centres.
He enables monitoring, development and review of game changing technologies for the research directors of India, Netherlands and UK and is presently leading the graphene technologies work at Tata Steel Group.
He did his MTech through the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in India and PhD from the University of Sheffield, UK
Over the past 5 years, Dr Sumitesh Das has conceived and developed a pilot line for graphene and CNT generation leading to new business potential; Initiated technology transfer leading to a new business segment – NEST IN the affordable housing solution; Enabled technology transfer through synergy projects – Trajectory Probe for Blast Furnaces, Smartlance for LD converters, Design of 25 kg pilot oven, Laying head temperature measurement in WRM, BAF setup models;  Initiated global research team work in areas of automotive and fluid dynamics and  conceptualized and Implemented Innovation Platforms globally.
His areas of expertise are engineering materials and manufacturing science, and his research interests integrated product design; multi-scale materials computing and functional nano-materials