Debashis Puhan

Dr Debashis Puhan

BTech MTech PhD MInstP

Debashis Puhan is a Supervisor in Engineering at Wolfson College and Homerton College. Dr Puhan’s background is as a Mechanical Engineer, though the scope of his research has broadened to include the chemistry and physics of surfaces. He has specialised in developing a range of experimental methods and in-situ tribology testing which he uses in combination with spectroscopy to analyze sliding interfaces.

Debashis Puhan

Dr Puhan obtained a Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering followed by a Master of Technology in Industrial Tribology and Maintenance Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering (Tribology) at Imperial College London.

Debashis Puhan is currently a Research Associate in the Department of Chemistry and a visiting researcher at Imperial College London. He also volunteers as an educator/tutor for prospective undergraduate students interested in making a career in engineering.

Recognitions & achievements

  • Member of the Institute of Physics, current secretary of the Tribology Group committee

Tribology, Polymer composites, Surface Science and Engineering, Lubricant and Lubrication Technology, Bio-Tribology and Plant-based Foods.


What's on

'You' by Gavin Fry

Art Exhibition: 'Things Put Differently'

03/06/2023 at 10.00

Visit Wolfson's latest exhibition 'Things Put Differently' featuring Gavin Fry and works by Anthony Green and Mary Cozens-Walker.

Photo of artist Gurpran Rau holding a piece of her artwork

Art Exhibition: 'Patterns of Renewal'

03/06/2023 at 10.00

We're delighted to be the first to display Gurpran Rau's latest exhibition 'Patterns of Renewal', featuring a series of paintings created during lockdown inspired by her walks in the woods of Cambridgeshire.

A poster for the publicity of the event Solutions to Plastic Pollution. The event details are shown on a blue-ash green background in both white and black text. To the right is an image of a plastic water bottle and a recycling sign on the front of it.

Solutions to Plastic Pollution

05/06/2023 at 17.00

Join us on the 50th World Environment Day for an engaging panel discussion and keynote speech on solutions to plastic pollution.

Inger Mewburn

Kicking the can down the road: How to create research impact in seven (not so easy) steps

06/06/2023 at 17.30

We hear terms like ‘research impact’ and ‘engagement’ all the time, but what does ‘impact’ and ‘engagement’ actually look like in practice?