Dr. Sougata Karmakar is presently working as Associate Professor at Dept. of Design in Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, India. He received Ph.D. degree for his work in the field of ‘virtual ergonomics using digital human modeling’ from the Bharathiar University, India in Sept’ 2009. He also received P.G. Diploma in Management (Specialization-Human Resource Management) from Pondicherry University, India. He gained research expertise in the field of ergonomics from Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS), Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Delhi (Nov’ 2004-Nov’2009). He is associated with well-equipped ‘Ergonomics Laboratory’ at Department of Design, IIT Guwahati and continuing his research work in the field of Ergonomics/ Human Factors. Three (03) research scholars/ PhD students have been awarded PhD degree and another five students are presently perusing their doctoral research under his guidance. Dr. Karmakar has conducted many workshops related to Ergonomics/Human Factors, Occupational Health and Safety, and Industrial Design in India and abroad. He has published 27 research papers in renowned international journals and 29 research papers in various referred international conference proceedings with ISBN. He is contributing as editorial board member and reviewer for various international journals of repute. Dr. Karmakar is a Regular Member of Human Factor and Ergonomics Society (HFES), USA; Member of International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH), Life member of Indian Society of Ergonomics (ISE); Life member of Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) and Member of International Association of Engineers (IAENG). For his research publication, he has been awarded with ‘Young Scientist Award’ by Physiological Society of India (PSI) in 2013.
Virtual Simulation (CAD and Digital Human Modeling) 2. Physical Ergonomics (Product and Workstation design), Cognitive Ergonomics (Information processing), Design and work environment, Design and Occupational Health