Ph.D. (SUNY, Buffalo), M.E. (MUN, St. John's), B.E. (J.U., Calcutta)
Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing (CPDM)
Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
Bangalore 560012, India

Tel: +91 80 22932922; +91 80 23601975;






·        Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, USA (Car Product Development and Crash Safety Design)  (1995-2000)

·        SDRC (Structural Dynamics Research Corporation), Milford, Ohio, USA (Computer-Aided Design and Engineering; I-DEAS Master Series Development) (1992-1995)

·        Caddtech Productivity, Liverpool, New York, USA (Computer-Aided Design and Engineering Consultancy)  (1991)

·        TELCO (Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company), Jamshedpur, India (Graduate Engineer Trainee)

·        University of Michigan at Dearborn, Dearborn, Michigan, USA (Adjunct Lecturer)  (1997-2001)




·        Received three US patents (6647594, 6354628 and 6145908) and one European patent on vehicle head impact safety countermeasures.

·        Received Indian design registration on an aluminum-based car platform.

·        Filed Indian patent application on lightweight aluminium intensive vehicle design.




·        Indian Institute of Technology - Delhi

·        General Motors Corporation (Warren, MI and Bangalore)

·        Tata Motors (Pune)

·        Mahindra & Mahindra (Nasik)

·        Ford Motor Company (Dearborn. MI)

·        Aeronautical Development Agency (Bangalore)

·        DRDO (New Delhi)

·        MHRD (New Delhi)



·        Product Design

·        Design of Automotive Systems

·        CAD and CAE

·        Crashworthiness of Transportation Systems and Occupant Safety

·        Impact Modeling and Testing

·        Hybrid Methods in Design

·        Design Optimization



  • Automobile Design - Processes and Technologies (IISc)
  • Design of Automotive Systems (IISc)
  • CAE in Product Design  (IISc)
  • Finite Element Methods (UMD)
  • Design of Machine Elements (UMD)




·        Designed and implemented an instrumented tower-type impact testing machine

·        Set up Simulation Laboratory for advanced Computer-Aided Engineering

·        Set up Automotive Design Laboratory




·        Secretary, SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) India Bangalore Section

·        Member, Standards Board, SAE India

·        Educational Contributor, FEA Information (




·        A. Deb, U. Biswas, J. Ruan and N.K. Gupta, “Evaluation of safety of helmets using a featureless Hybrid III headform”, to appear in  International Journal of Vehicle Safety.

·        K. Cheruvu, A. Deb, M.O. Neal and J.T. Wang, “Setting vehicle side impact safety design targets using a regression-based approach”, to appear in  International Journal of Vehicle Safety.

·        A. Deb, A. Naravane and E.C. Chirwa, “An offset rigid barrier-based equivalence of IIHS frontal offset impact safety test”, to appear in International Journal of Crashworthiness.

·        A. Deb and A. Naravane, “An improved representation of vehicle incompatibility in frontal NCAP tests using a modified rigid barrier”, International Journal of Crashworthiness, 11(1), 13-25 (2006)

·        A. Deb, N.K. Gupta, U. Biswas and M.S. Mahendrakumar, “Designing For Head Impact Safety Using A Combination Of Lumped Parameter And Finite Element Modeling”, International Journal of Crashworthiness, 10(3), 249-257 (2005).

·        A. Deb, M.S. Mahendrakumar, C. Chavan, J. Karve, D. Blankenburg and S. Storen, “Design of an aluminum-based vehicle platform for front impact safety”, International Journal of Impact Engineering, 30(8-9), 1055-1079 (2004).

·        A. Deb and T. Ali, "A lumped parameter-based approach for simulation of automotive headform impact with countermeasures”, International Journal of Impact Engineering, 30, 521-539 (2004).

·        A. Deb, N.K. Gupta, U. Biswas and M.S. Mahendrakumar, "An Improved Lumped Parameter Model for Vehicle Safety Design Applications”, ICrash 2004, San Francisco.

·        A. Deb, K.S. Cheruvu and M.S. Mahendrakumar, “Energy-based criteria for crashworthiness design of aluminum intensive space frame vehicles”, SAE Paper No. 2004-01-1521, March 2004, Detroit, USA.

·        A. Deb, U. Biswas and C.C Chou, “Effects of unloading and strain rate on headform impact simulation”, SAE Paper No. 2004-01-0738, March 2004, Detroit, USA.

·        A. Deb and C.C. Chou, "Headform impact safety design through simulation and testing", SAE Paper No. 2003-01-1386, March 2003, Detroit, USA.

·        A. Deb, C.C. Chou and S.D. Barbat, "An analytical study on headform impact protection space for a rigid target", SAE Paper No. 2000-01-0608, March 2000.

·        A. Deb and C. O'Connor, "Prediction of front TTI in NHTSA side impact using a regression-based approach", SAE Paper No. 2000-01-0636, March 2000.

·        A. Deb, S. Calso and N. Saha, "Effectiveness of countermeasures in upper interior head impact", SAE Paper No. 970391, February 1997.

·        A. Deb, “Boundary element analysis of anisotropic bodies under thermo-mechanical body force loadings”, Com­puters and Structures, Vol. 58, No. 4, pp. 715-726 (1996).

·        A. Deb and P.K. Banerjee, “A variable stiffness type elastoplastic boundary element formulation for planar aniso­tropic media”, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 30(8), 1093-1112 (1993).

·        J.J Sharp, A. Deb and M.K. Deb, “Application of matrix manipulation in dimensional analysis involving large numbers of variables”, Marine Structures (Design, Construction and Safety), 5(4), 333-348 (1992).

·        A. Deb and P.K. Banerjee, “Multi-domain two- and three-dimensional thermoelasticity by BEM”, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 32, 991-1008 (1991).

·        A. Deb, D.P. Henry Jr. and R.B. Wilson, “Alternate boundary element formulations for 2- and 3-D anisotropic ther­moelasticity”, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 27(13), 1721-1738 (1991).

·        A. Deb, M.K. Deb and M. Booton, “Analysis of orthotropically modeled stiffened plates”, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 27, 647-664 (1991).

·        A. Deb and P.K. Banerjee, “DBEM for general 2D anisotropy using particular integrals”, Communications in Applied Numerical Methods, 6, 111-119 (1990).

·        A. Deb and P.K. Banerjee, “A comparison between isoparametric Lagrangian elements in 2D BEM”, Interna­tional Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 28, 1539-1555 (1989).

·        A. Deb and H.C. Wang, “A point concerning quadratic elements in two-dimensional boundary element methods”, Communications in Applied Numerical Methods, 4, 821-823 (1988).

·        A. Deb and M. Booton, “Finite element models for stiffened plates under transverse loading”, Computers and Structures, 28(3), 362-372 (1988).




·        Co-Chairman, Safety Test Methodology Session, 2006 SAE World Congress and Exhibition, Detroit, USA.

·        Member, International Organizing Committee, International Conference on Agile Manufacturing (ICAM 2006), Norfolk, Virginia, USA, July 2006.

·        Invited Speaker, National Conference on Computer Applications in Engineering, May 2006, Bangalore.

·        Delivered invited talk in Symposium on Finite Element Analysis, TeamTech 2006, March 2006, Bangalore.

·        Delivered invited talk in Workshop on Welding of Aluminium organized by the Aluminium Association of India, February 2006, Bangalore.

·        Received citation from SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) International, USA for being an organizer of the CAE Applications in Automotive Structures Synposium, Troy, Michigan (2005).

·        Received citations from SAE International in recognition of substantial contributions to the 2004 and 2003 SAE World Congress, Detroit, Michigan.

·        Organized and chaired technical session in the International Mobility Congress and Exposition 2005, Chennai.

·        Chaired Automotive Crash Safety Design Session at the 2nd Indian LS-DYNA Users Conference, 2003, Chennai.

·        Presented invited talk at the Department of Machine Design and Materials Technology, NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), Trondheim, Norway (2002).

·        Prsented invited papers in international conferences in India and abroad.

·        Received 1997 Ford LVC (Large Vehicle Center) Award for Outstanding Achievement.

·        Received 1997 Award of Excellence from Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan for Distinguished Achievements toward Customer Satisfaction.

·        Received Achievement Award for Excellence (1994) from SDRC, Milford, Ohio.