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

Image 'Barbarians under the rug' by Enej Gala

Art Exhibition: 'After News Before Bed'

24/02/2024 at 10.00

Visit Wolfson's latest exhibition 'After News Before Bed' featuring work by emerging artist Enej Gala, winner of the Wolfson Royal Academy Schools Graduate Prize.

Painting of people on a harbour in the 1820s

The Age of Revolutions in Southern Europe

27/02/2024 at 17.30

What is a revolution? What role did Southern Europe play in the history of modern politics?

Advert for writing poems

Creative Poetry Workshop

28/02/2024 at 19.00

‘Poetry is everywhere; it just needs editing’, James Tate

Paper faces of all different colours.

The Place of Islamophobia within Debates on Racism

29/02/2024 at 17.30

This event is the second of three roundtables that Wolfson's REACH Research Hub will be organising over the academic year under the heading ‘Hierarchies of Racism?’