Nabanita Datta | Best Researcher Award Winner 2023ūüŹÜ

Dr. Nabanita Datta : Engineering

Dr.  Nabanita Datta serves as the Lead Engineer at Vestas Technology R&D Chennai Pvt. Ltd

Congratulations, Dr.  Nabanita Datta, on winning the esteemed Best Researcher Award from Research! Your dedication, innovative research, and scholarly contributions have truly made a significant impact in your field. Your commitment to advancing knowledge and pushing the boundaries of research is commendable. Here's to your continued success in shaping the future of academia and making invaluable contributions to your field. Well done!

She serves as the Lead Engineer at Vestas Technology R&D Chennai Pvt. Ltd., leading the Loads and Controls Value Engineering for the Offshore team. Her responsibilities include conducting fluid-structure interaction and soil-structure interaction simulations of offshore wind turbine towers using VTS (Vestas Turbine Simulator). She focuses on load evaluation, mitigation strategies, and damper quantification, essential steps for proceeding with certification. Prior to this, she held a distinguished position as an Associate Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, where her research primarily revolved around wind turbine design, small horizontal axis wind turbine projects, and passive vibration control of structures. Additionally, She has held consulting roles with reputed organizations such as GE Global Research, Tata Consultancy Services, and Larsen & Toubro, contributing her expertise in offshore engineering and wind technology. Her rich academic background, industry collaborations, and extensive research endeavors continue to define her distinguished career in the field of engineering and research.

Professional Profiles:

Early Academic Pursuits :

She embarked on her academic journey at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, where she pursued a dual degree in Ocean Engineering and Naval Architecture. Her thirst for knowledge led her to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, where she earned her Ph.D. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Her master's thesis involved intricate computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis of propeller hydrodynamic performance, showcasing her early penchant for complex engineering problems.

Professional Endeavors :

With over a decade-long tenure as a tenured faculty member at IIT Kharagpur, Nabanita Datta served as an Assistant Professor and later as an Associate Professor, significantly contributing to research, academia, and administrative duties. Her academic repertoire spans varied disciplines, including vibrations of ocean structures, hydroelastic response analysis, and wind technology. Her multidisciplinary approach is evident in her collaborations and consulting roles with esteemed organizations like GE Global Research, Tata Consultancy Services, Larsen & Toubro, and Indian Register of Shipping (IRS), among others.

Contributions and Research Focus in Engineering :

Her research endeavors encompass a wide spectrum, ranging from fluid-structure interaction and soil-structure interaction simulations of offshore wind turbine towers to passive vibration control of structures with viscoelastic foundation under dynamic loads. Her pioneering work in wind turbine design, rotor CFD analysis, blade fabrication, and offshore wind technology has brought innovations to the renewable energy sector.

Accolades and Recognition :

Her contributions have been recognized through numerous awards and accolades, including sponsored projects for setting up vibration labs, research grants for wind turbine design, and recognition from various industry giants like GE, Boeing, and Siemens-Gamesa. Her prolific publications in esteemed journals and conferences have also garnered appreciation and acclaim in the academic community.

Impact and Influence :

Her impact extends beyond her academic contributions; she has mentored and guided numerous doctoral, postgraduate, and undergraduate students, fostering a culture of innovation and research excellence. Her expertise in project management, consultancy, and extensive collaborations with industry players have significantly influenced the practical application of her research findings.

Legacy and Future Contributions :

With a rich legacy of academic excellence, pioneering research, and impactful industry collaborations,She continues to shape the engineering landscape. Her future contributions are poised to further revolutionize the field of wind technology, offshore engineering, and vibrations, making significant strides in sustainable energy solutions and structural integrity.

Notable Publications :


A total of  516 citations for his publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of her research within the academic community.

  • Citations¬† ¬† 284¬† ¬† 232
  • h-index¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†10¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†8
  • i10-index¬† ¬† 11¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†8
Nabanita Datta | Engineering | Best Researcher Award

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