Mechanical Engineering - Research

The major areas of research in the Mechanical Engineering discipline at IIT Palakkad are as follows.

PhD Scholars

  • Combustion: Mr. Navaneethakrishnan
  • Additive Manufacturing: Mr. Jibin Boban, Mr. Simson D., Mr. Pramod S
  • Ultra Precision Machining: Mr. Suresh E
  • Computational Compressible Flows: Mr. Vishnu Prakash K
  • Heat Transfer: Mr. Ajul E, Mr. Sreenath V R, Mr. Visant P V, Mr. Arundas O
  • Fracture Mechanics: Mr. Mohammed Shafeeque
  • Micro Electric Discharge Milling: Mr. Shanmuga Priyan V G
  • Surface Engineering: Mr. Ranju MR
  • Passive Cooled Structures: Mr. Sabareesh V
  • Energy Storage: Mr. Bharath Krishna
  • Welding: Mr. Harish Ladi 
  • Robotics and Control: Ms. Parvathi S
  • Cryogenic Machining: Mr. Rakesh P R
  • Wire Electric Discharge Machining: Mr. Abhilash P M
  • Granular Mechanics: Mr. Mudasir Ul Islam

M.S Scholars: Mr. Rahul P (Micro Drilling), Mr. Sourabh (Anisotropic Heat Transfer), Mr. Ishan Anand Singh (Ultra Precision Machining), Ms. Aishwarya M Kasarla (Solid Mechanics), Mr. Abdul Khalad (Combustion)

Staff: Mr. Visant PV (JTS), Mr. Bharath Krishna (JTS), Mr. Vinu D (JTS), Mr. Somasundaram (JT), Mr. Rahul P (JT), Mr. Ganesh (JT), Mr. Anoop VK (JT)

Sponsored Projects

  1. Title: Mechanical design and development of a portable emergency ventilator for COVID-19 patients
    PI: Dr. Afzaal Ahmed
    Funding agency: Federal Bank under the scheme of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  2. Title: Ultra-precision machining of brittle materials – Material micro-structural perspective and cutting edge radius effect
    PI: Dr. Afzaal Ahmed
    Funding agency: SERB (under SRG scheme)
  3. Title: Diffuse interface immersed boundary/finite volume framework for compressible viscous flows
    PI: Dr. Ganesh Natarajan
    Funding agency: SERB (under MATRICS scheme)
  4. Title: Design and Development of a Composite Heat Sink based Battery Thermal Management System for Indian Electric Vehicle Industry
    PI: Dr.Samarjeet Chanda
    Funding agency: SERB (under SRG scheme)
  5. Title: Estimation of the Thermal Contact Conductance of Realistic Spacecraft Bolted Joints
    PI: Dr.Samarjeet Chanda
    Funding agency: DOS-ISRO
  6. Title: Micro Electric Discharge Milling of Metal Matrix Composite Fabricated by Ultrasonic Probe Assisted Stir Casting
    PI: Dr. Kanmani Subbu S
    Funding agency: SERB (under ECRA scheme)
  7. Title: Respirator with disposable filters for the medical professional and general civilian population.
    PI: Dr. Arvind Ajoy, Dr. Dinesh Jagadeesan, Dr. Kanmani Subbu S., Dr. Samarjeet Chanda, Dr. Krishna Seshagiri, Dr. Mintu Porel, and Dr. Sushabhan Sadhukhan
    Funding agency: Shapoorji Pallonji And Company Private Limited under CSR scheme
  8. Title: Development of Failure Limiting Diagram For Surface Modified Wheel-rail and Wind-turbine Bearing Materials Through Rolling Contact Fatigue Studies
    PI: Kesavan Dhanasekaran
    Funding agency: SERB (under EMEQ scheme)
  9. Title: Soot Modeling and measurements in an opposed jet diffusion flame
    PI: Krishna Sesha Giri
    Funding Agency: SERB (under ECR scheme)
  10. Title: Performance evaluation of a cryogenic coolant through a modified tool holder in machining of Inconel 625 super alloy
    PI: Dr. Dupadu Chakradhar
    Funding Agency: SERB (under ECRA scheme)
  11. Title: Design and development of a multi-purpose ground based mobile manipulator
    PI: Dr. Santhakumar Mohan
    Funding Agency: Autodesk Inc.
  12. Title: Robotics and Automation in Agriculture
    PI: Dr. Santhakumar Mohan
    Funding Agency: Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY)
  13. Title: Design and Development of a new Sitting- Type Lower Limb Rehabilitation Robot
    PI: Dr. Santhakumar Mohan
    Funding Agency: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
  14. Title: Bio-inspired Hybrid Underwater Vehicle for Ocean Observations
    PI: Dr. Santhakumar Mohan
    Funding Agency: SERB (under CRG scheme)
  15. Title: Study of the interaction between synthetic sequence-defined macromolecules and lipid membrane towards developing antibacterial and anticancer drugs
    PI: Mintu Porel and Sovan Lal Das
    Funding Agency: MHRD under STARS Scheme
  16. Title: Contact mechanics of soft and thin adhesive structures
    PI: I Sharma (IIT Kanpur); Co PI: Sovan Lal Das
    Funding Agency: SERB, DST