Faculty Profile: Dipendra Sinha

Dipendra Sinha, Ph.D.

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Discipline: CAD/CAM

Office: HH 807D

Phone: (415) 338-7737

Fax: (415) 338-0525

Email: dsinha@sfsu.edu

Personal webpage: http://medesign.sfsu.edu

Dr. 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

Technical Interests

  • Precision Engineering
  • Mechanism Design
  • AI/ML

Teaching Areas

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


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 completed his 3 year stint at the University Academic Senate where he also served as the Vice-chairman.

Prof. Sinha has served as a Statewide Academic Senator (2017-2020), a Member of Fiscal and Governmental Affairs Committee (FGA, ASCSU), and a Member of Executive Committee (SF State).