Programme Director, MSc Reliability Engineering and Asset Management (REAM)
Head, Dynamics Laboratory
Head, Structures, Health and Maintenance Research Group
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY: From 1989 to 13th May 2005: Scientific Officer, Vibration Laboratory, Reactor Engineering Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai (Bombay), India, From March 2000 to March 2001: Visiting Researcher, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wales Swansea SA2 8PP, UK, From 18th May 2005 to 2nd Jan. 2007: Research Fellow, AMAC Group, Process and System Enginnering (PASE), SOE, Cranfield University, Cranfield MK43 0AL, UK.
EDUCATION: Ph. D. (Rotor Dynamics), University of Wales, Swansea, UK (2002), M. Tech. (Aerospace Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India (1998), B. Sc. (Mechanical Engineering), Ranchi University, Ranchi, India (Bihar Institute of Technology, Sindri) (1988), B.Sc. (Chemistry Honours), Magadh University, Gaya, India (1985).
BOOK1: Vibration Analysis, Instruments and Signal Processing http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781482231441
BOOK2: Industrial Approaches in Vibration-Based Condition Monitoring
RESEARCH: His research area is Vibration and Structural Dynamics by both Experiments and Analysis including FE model updating, Vibration control, and Health Monitoring techniques, Plant Maintenance & Reliability. He received prestigious Young Scientist (Boyscast) Fellowship in 1999 from the Department of Science and Technology, India for his outstanding work in Vibration diagnosis and Structural Dynamics related to number of rotating machines and structural components of Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs). He is the author of more than 300 technical papers (Journal-111nos, Conference-101nos, project technical reports>60 nos, many Invited and keynote lectures+ 5 Edited Proccedings +4 Edtorials in Journals+ 4 books) in the field of structural dynamics & vibration measurements, plant reliability and maintenance.
RESEARCH PROJECTS: Prof. Sinha has been extensively involved in a number of research projects (> £3M) related to Vibration & Dynamics and instrumental in developing a number of innovative techniques in his research area. He has solved several industrial vibration problems of machines and strctures saving millions of money on their maintenance. Few projects are mainly on steam turbines (EDF UK), wind turbunes (EDF UK), Gearboxes (EDF and QinetiQ UK), Stream Turbine Governing Valves, Structural Design Optimisation (Texkimp Ltd, UK), India Nuclear power plant's machines and strucures, etc.
TEACHING PROJECTS: PI of a few professional teaching projects (>£1.5 M) with industies.
PROFESSIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE: Teaching vibration monitoring to the professional Engineers alreading working in the industries (so far professionals from more than 350 industries worldwide). The subject content is equivalent to the category 3/4 (as per ISO code).
CONSULTANCIES: Prof. Sinha has always been consistently doing consultancies to solved the industrial vibration problems in machines and structures. This has generated additional funds of more than £50k.
CPD courses: PI of a few customised CPD courses and regularly attracting professionals to do CPD courses in Reliability Engineering Asset Management (REAM). These REAM CPD courses are fully recognised by IMechE UK. This has generated nearly £800k.
PhD SUPERVISION: Currently Prof. Sinha is supervising 6 PhD and 1 DProf. students in different areas of the condition monitoring of machines, maintenance and Bioengineering. Some of them supervising jointly with other staff members.
2 EngD and 14 PhD students already completed their study.
Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Maintenance, Reliability and Condition Monitoring (i-MARC)
Associate Editor and Editorial board member of 7 International journals.
CEng, FIMechE, IMechE UK
IFTOMM: Member of Technical Committee on Rotor dynamics (2011 onwards) (http://tcrotdyn.tuwien.ac.at/about_tc/)
BSI (British Standard Institute) Member for Machine Vibration ISO codes.(2015 to Jan 2019)
EFNMS (European Federation of National Maintenance Society) Jury Member for Master and PhD Theses Excellence Awards.(2016-2017)
Conference Chair of International Conference on Maintenance Engineering (IncoME) since 2016
Committee Member of many international conferences (more than 15) on regular basis.