Academic Background:

Dr. Asit Kumar Patra, a Young Scientist awardee from DST, Govt. of India (2003) is an M. Tech in Atmospheric Science and Technology (Applied Physics) from IIT Kharagpur and Ph. D in Atmospheric Fluid Dynamics from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. He was a Post-Doctorate Research Fellow for one and half year at IIT Delhi jointly with Super Computing Division at National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF), New Delhi.

At present he is a senior faculty member in Disaster Management Institute, Bhopal. After completing his post-graduation, he is actively involved with research for more than 20 years. 

Training Received on Risk based Process Safety Management and Computational Fluid Dynamics from:

·       University of Hull (U.K.) and Safety Solutions (U. K.) Ltd.

·       IIT Mumbai

·       IICT Hyderabad

·       MANIT Bhopal.

Awards & Fellowships and Accolades:


·       Young Scientist Award from DST, Govt. of India (2003)

·       V. Bhavanarayana Award from India Meteorological Society, New Delhi

·       Research Paper Selection under the category of  “Best Research Papers” in the Journal of Indian Meteorological Department (1995 – 1996)

·       Contemporary Who’s Who: American Biographical Institute, USA, 2003

·       Reviewer: Journal of Hazardous Materials, Elsevier Publications, U. K.

·       Selection by the CPCB, Delhi as an Expert in analysing the Risk in Common Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facility at Bahrauch, Gujarat

Expertise in Major Work Areas:

I. Research: Dense Gas Dispersion Modelling, Consequence and Risk Analysis through CFD Modelling (3D/2D)

      Publication in the field of Atmospheric Fluid Dynamics and Disaster Management: 18

·       In International Journals (Loss Prevention in Process Industries, U. K., etc.) and National Journals (Indian Academy of Sciences, CSIR etc.)13

·       In Conferences and Seminars (International/National in India and abroad) 05

·       Post Graduate thesis supervised: 04

·       Graduate Thesis supervised: 06

II. Training and Consultancy:

·       Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling (both rare and dense gas dispersion model)

·       Consequence Analysis in industries

·       Quantitative and Qualitative Risk Analysis in industries

·       On-site and Off-site Emergency Management Plans

·       Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA)

·       Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA)

·       Root Cause Analysis (RCA)

·       HAZOP Study

·       Safety Audit

·       Environment Audit

·       Job Safety Analysis

·       Ambient Air Quality Modelling

·       Weather and Climate Disasters


Undertaken about 50 consultancy projects at the institute and imparted/conducted about 45 customised/specialised training programs at national level for the corporates, industries, scientists, engineers, industrial managers, etc. (in addition to routine training activities for the various Govt. departments/organisations, institutes/schools/colleges of M. P.)

Some of the prestigious clients/bodies/institutes where consultancy services were delivered several times are:

·       Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India – National Action Plan on Chemical Disaster Management, Risk Analysis of District Raipur (12 MAH industries) and Bhind (07 MAH industries)

·       Directorates of Industrial Health and Safety, Govt. of M. P. (Bhopal, Pithampur and Malanpur)

·       District Administration, Khandwa (District Disaster Management Planning)

·       Directorates of Industrial Health and Safety, Govt. of Punjab ( Consequence and Risk Analysis of all MAH industries of 06 districts of Punjab)

·       Directorates of Industrial Health and Safety, Govt. of Orissa (Distt. Dhenkanal)

·       NTPC (coal and natural gas based) plants across the country (Vindhyachal, Rihnad, Korba, Kawas, Gandhar, Simhadri, Ramagundam, Anta, Farakka,  etc.).

·       Nalco, Orissa (Damanjodi Mines, Refinery, Power plant, Smelter, Port facility).

·       ONGC (GGS and GCS) – Karaikal, Dahej, Rajamundry, Adamtila etc.

·       Vedanta Alumina Ltd. – Lanjigarh, Udaipur, Dariba, Jharsuguda, Zawar

·       HPCL Refinery – Mumbai

·       IOCL LPG Bottling Plants – Bhopal, Ujjain, Guna

·       Tata steel Ltd. – Jamshedpur

·       JSW steel Ltd. – Bellary, Karnataka

·       Grasim Industries Ltd. – Nagda (Ujjain)

·       Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilisers Ltd., Mangalore

·       Indraprastha Gas Limited, New Delhi

·       Bhushan Steel and Power Ltd. – Ranchi

·       DVC, Bokaro Thermal Power Station

·       Indira Sagar Power Project, NHDC and Govt. of M. P.

·       Siel Chemical Complex, Rajpura (Punjab)


Some of the prestigious clients/bodies/institutes where Customised and Specialised Training were imparted several times are:

·       Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India

·       National Disaster Management Authority, New Delhi

·       InWent and GIZ, Germany

·       Central Pollution Control Board, New Delhi

·       Directorates of Industrial Health and Safety, Govt. of Maharastra

·       State Pollution Control Boards across the country

·       NTPC Training Institute, Noida and several plant locations (Vindhyachal, Rihnad, Korba, Kawas, Gandhar, Simhadri, Ramagundam - coal and natural gas based) across the country

·       GAIL (I) Training Institute, Noida and several plant locations (Nanakheda, Pata, Vijaypur, etc.) across the country

·       Institute of Petroleum and Safety, Health and Environment Management (IPSHEM), Goa, ONGC

·       MDI, HPCL at Pune

·       Tata Steel Ltd. at Jamshedpur

·       Gujarat Gas Petronet Ltd. , Ahmedabad


·       Prepared 15 theme modules on Emergency Response and Disaster Management Planning in collaboration with GIZ, Germany

·       Conducted Mock drills in collaboration with National Disaster Management Authority, New Delhi at Visaphapatnam, Vijaypur, etc.

Strong commands on specialized software:

·       CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) Modelling (3D) through ANSYS, ICEM–CFD, FLUENT etc.

·       Phast Risk, EFFECTS, DAMAGE, HAZOP-Pro, ALOHA, USEPA models on air pollution etc.

·       MATLAB, Fortran, C, Grapher, Surfer, Origin, Latex etc.