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 was 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

A triptych of three plant-themed paintings: the left shows large leaves, the center features a dark forest scene, and the right depicts vibrant, stylized foliage and flowers.

Art Exhibition: 'Life Within Landscapes'

09/06/2024 at 10.00

Explore Wolfson's newest exhibition, 'Life Within Landscapes', showcasing works by three Cambridge-based female contemporary artists, inspired by their Caribbean heritage.

Two images side by side: on the left, a woman holding a clarinet smiles at the camera; on the right, a woman dressed in green plays the violin intently.

The Mary Bevan Recital: Lola Frisby Williams (clarinet) & Imaan Kashim (violin)

16/06/2024 at 19.00

Join us for our annual Mary Bevan concert with prize winners of the prestigious Cambridge University Concerto Competition.

Promotional graphic for Wolfson May Ball 2024, themed "dreamscapes," featuring an illustration of a figure in a canoe with a lantern and a silhouette of a face on a wavy backdrop.

Wolfson May Ball 2024: Dreamscapes

21/06/2024 at 20.00

Step from one dreamscape to the next, on a journey from restful lullabies to surrealist whimsy to thrilling nightmares, and emerge forever changed…

Boxes filled with assorted cupcakes topped with various frosting flavours and sprinkles.

Foundation Day Celebrations

28/06/2024 at 10.00

It's Wolfson's birthday! Wherever you are in the world, celebrate with us at one of our Foundation Day events.

Graduands stand together for group photo

Graduation Ceremony - General Admission

29/06/2024 at 09.00

Graduation ceremonies are the culmination of students’ hard work and commitment, and a moment to celebrate the completion of their Cambridge degree.