School of Engineering

Dipendra Sinha, Ph.D.

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Discipline: CAD/CAM
Office: SCI 131
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Phone: (415) 338-7737
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Dipendra Sinha


  • B.S. Engineering, Patna University, India
  • P.G. Diploma in Business Mgmt., Xavier Labor Relations Inst, India
  • M.S. Applied Mechanics, UMIST, England
  • Ph.D. UMIST, England


Prof. Dipendra K. Sinha obtained B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Patna University (1967), a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management from Xavier Labor Relations Institute, Jamshedpur, Indian (1976), Masters (1978) in Applied Mechanics and Ph.D. (1981) from University of Manchester Institute of Technology , Manchester, England. Prior to coming to SFSU he had worked in industry, government and academia in Nepal, India, England, Canada, east coast and the mid-west.

Since joining SFSU Prof. Sinha has published five books and more than a dozen papers. He has taught over 20 courses from freshman level to graduate. He has established a good rapport with industry and has been able to obtain Finite Element and CAD packages such as Wildfire, Abaqus, ANSYS, etc. free of charge or at nominal rate. Prof. Sinha has recently completed his 3 year stint at the University Academic Senate where he also served as the Vice-chairman.

Technical Interests

  • Precision Engineering
  • Mechanism Design

Teaching Areas

  • ENGR 201 Dynamics
  • ENGR 308 Numerical Methods
  • ENGR 892 Mechanism Synthesis & Design

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