Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
Dr. Somak Datta
Assistant Professor, Production Engineering
Ph.D. (Engg.), M.Tech. (Manufacturing Technology), B.E. (Industrial Engineering & Management)
Contact Address
Permanent Address 19 E Road Anandapuri, Barrackpore, Kolkata 700122, West Bengal
Local Address D II/25 BIT Mesra Campus Beside Hostel 14 (RS Hostel) Ranchi, Jharkhand-835215
Phone (Office) 7631255287
Phone Residence 9830290227
Email Id
Joined Institute on : 18-Sep-2011

  Work Experience
Teaching : 12 Years

Research : 15 Years

  Research Areas
  • Manufacturing Processes & Technology
  • Process modeling & Optimization
  • Soft Computing
  • Surface Coating
  • Micro-manufacturing
  • Reverse micro-EDM

Papers published  in International/National  Journals:

  • Somak Datta, Dipankar Bose, “An Approach To Reliability Centered Maintenance- A Case Study", International Journal of Manufacturing Technology & Research (BIT, Mesra), Vol.5, No. 3-4, pp. 37-44, July-Dec 2009.
  • Somak Datta, D.K.Pratihar, “A Hybrid Mapping Scheme for Forward and Reverse Mappings”, International Journal of Computational Intelligence Studies, Special Issue on Hybrid Computing, Inderscience publishers, 2009, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp 256-272.
  • Somak Datta, D.K. Pratihar, P.P. Bandyopadhyay, “Modeling of Input-Output Relationships for a Plasma Spray Coating Process Using Soft Computing Tools”, International Journal of Applied Soft Computing, 2012, Vol. 12, pp. 3356–3368.
  • Somak Datta, D.K. Pratihar, P.P. Bandyopadhyay, “Input-Output Modeling of Plasma Spray Coating Process Using Design of Experiments and Statistical Regression Analysis”, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 2012. (available online-DOI 10.1007/s00170-012-4232-y)
  • Somak Datta, D.K. Pratihar, P.P.Bandyopadhyay, “Hierarchical Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference Systems Trained by Evolutionary Algorithms to Model Plasma Spray Coating Process”, International Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Sysyems (IOS Press), 2013, Vol. 4, pp. 355-362.
  • Somak Datta, Deepanshu, Dilip Kumar Pratihar,” Modelling of input-output relationships of metal inert gas welding process using soft computing-based approaches”, International Journal of Computational Intelligence Studies, 2017, pp. 1-28.
  • Purushottam Kumar, Shreyanshu Parhi, Somak DattaComparative Study of Al-TiB2 Composite Fabricated by Different Powder Metallurgical Methods, International Journal of Emerging Research in Management &Technology, 2017, Volume-6, Issue-7 ISSN: 2278-9359
  • Md. Shahzar Jawaid, Dr. Sharad Chandra Srivastava, Dr. S. Datta, Savings of Total Energy Consumption By Using Sequencing Rule-Based System, International Journal of Engineering Technology Science and Research (IJETSR) 2018, Volume 5, Issue 4. ISSN 2394 – 3386
  • Pratap S, Datta Somak, Fabrication of array microelectrodes: achieving geometrical characteristics using reverse micro-EDM process, Physica Scripta Journal,2023, 98, 85003 IOP Science
  • Suresh Pratap, Somak Datta, Vinay Sharma, Determination of surface roughness of micro rods fabricated by reverse µEDM using dimensional analysis, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 2023, Springer

Papers presented/published  in International/ National  Conference & Proceedings

  • Somak Datta, D.K.Pratihar, “Modeling of Metal Inert Gas Welding Process using Radial Basis Function Neural Networks”, Proceedings of International Symposium on Biologically Inspired Computing and Applications (BICA-2009), Bhubaneswar, 2009, pp. 1105-1110.
  • Somak Datta, “Forward and Reverse Modeling of Manufacturing Process using Soft Computing Tools - Application on Metal Inerst gas Welding Process”, 27th National Convention of Production Engineers and National Seminar on Advancements in Manufacturing-Vision 2020, BIT Mesra, Ranchi, 2012.
  • Akshaye Malhotra, Vijay Pandey, S.K. Sahana, Somak Datta, “Ant colony optimization for scheduling of PCBs using single machine” Proc. Of the Int. Conf: ARIMPIE-2015, ELK Asia Pacific Journals – Special Issue, pp 441-447
  • Purushottam Kumar And Somak Datta, Conventional Sintering Vs. Microwave Sintering of Metallic Powders: A Review, International Conference on “Evolutions in Manufacturing: Technologies and Business Strategies for Global Competitiveness”, 2016, BIT Mesra, Ranchi
  • Anubhav Kumar Singh, Arbind Kumar, S.C. Srivastava And Somak Dutta, Microwave Versus Conventional Sintering Processing in Iron and Steel Plants: A Review of Microwave Sintering Process In Iron And Steel Plants, International Conference on “Evolutions in Manufacturing: Technologies and Business Strategies for Global Competitiveness”, 2016, BIT Mesra, Ranchi
  • Md. Shahzar Jawaid, Dr. S. C. Srivastava, Dr. S. Datta, “An approach of minimizing energy consumption in the machining system using job sequences varying technique”, 7 th International & amp; 28 th All India Manufacturing Technology, Design and Research Conference2018 (AIMTDR 2018 Conference)


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