A.K. Chakrabarti was with IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal as a Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department. He had guided many M.Tech and Ph.D. students and published many research papers. He also interacted closely with foundry and allied industries. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIEST, Shibpur (formerly B.E. College, Shibpur) in 2016. He was the Chairman of Editorial Board, Indian Foundry Journal and Managing Editor of IIM Metal News.