Prof. Milind D. Atrey, a Mechanical Engineering graduate of VNIT Nagpur, obtained his Doctorate from IIT Bombay in 1991. He joined IIT Bombay as Associate Professor in 2005, and became Professor in 2009. He is now Professor in charge of the Refrigeration and Cryogenics Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Bombay. Since 2012, he has become Professor-In-Charge of SINE (Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship), IIT Bombay.
Prof. Atrey's experience in the area of Cryogenic Engineering is a unique blend of corporate research, work in government research laboratories and academia. After a brief stint with the Tata Research Design and Development Centre, Pune, after completing his doctorate, he worked with the 3 stage Stirling Cryocooler and 4 K G-M Coolers for his Post-doctoral research at the University of Giessen, Germany.
Subsequently, he worked at the Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT, Department of Atomic Energy, Govt of India) for 5 years on a project aimed at the indigenization of a Cryogenic technology.
Prof. Atrey returned to corporate research once again, joining the Technical Development group at the Oxford Instruments Superconductivity, Oxford, UK.
Prof. Atrey was awarded the Fellowship by the Indian Cryogenics Council in recognition of his notable contributions to the field of Cryogenics. The fellowship was conferred in the recently held 26th National Symposium on Cryogenics and Superconductivity at Kolkata.
Prof. Atrey has been appointed as the Founding Chair of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’(UK) Process Industry Division’s India Technical Centre, which will be headquatered in India for a period of 3 years in his honorary capacity.