Dr Atanu Sahu completed his undergraduate course in Civil Engineering in 2007 at Bengal Engineering & Science Unversity, India (now IIEST-Shibpur) and completed his postgraduate degree (Gold Medallist) in Civil Engineering with a specialization in Structural Engineering at Jadavpur University, India in 2010. He then started working on the vibroacoustic analysis of laminated composite structures as a Senior Research Fellow in a project funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, in the Department of Civil Engineering at Jadavpur University. He was awarded his PhD (Engineering) in 2017 from Jadavpur University.
During his PhD research work, he visited the Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems of the German Aerospace Center (DLR-Braunschweig) as a Guest Scientist in the framework of DAAD Sandwich Model Scholarship for a period of about 1.5 years to conduct numerical and experimental vibroacoustic research. He is also a recipient of the prestigious Senior Research Fellowship from the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India, awarded for the period 2014-2016. He is presently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Ramkrishna Mahato Government Engineering College, India.
Atanu is involved in active research in the broad area of structural dynamics, mitigation of unwanted noise and vibration and fluid-structure interaction. More specifically, his research work involves numerical and experimental analysis of exterior as well as interior vibroacoustic problems. The numerical modelling is based on advanced numerical methods, viz., finite element and boundary element techniques. He has also worked in developing an ASAC (active structural acoustic control) strategy to minimize noise due to structural vibrations using smart materials.
Presently, he is also working in the field of nonlinear hydrodynamics with a special emphasis on large amplitude wave interactions with sea-shore structures. His research interests are in vibroacoustics, active structural acoustic control, nonlinear hydrodynamics and in the field of structural dynamics and control.