PhD Research Scholars
Mr. K Ramasubramanian
Research area: CVD Diamond coatings on cutting tools and machining of aluminium alloys
PhD scholar: Ongoing since August 2013
Brief about research work: Development of CVD diamond coatings for cutting tools, Physical and mechanical characteristics of diamond coatings, Tribological studies on diamond coatings, Machining of aluminum alloys and aluminum based composites.
B.E. – Mechanical Engineering (2005-2009), Sri Ram Engineering College.
M.E. – Manufacturing Engineering (2010 -2012), Anna university, MIT Campus, Chennai.
Mr. J Rajaguru
Research area: Machinability and stress corrosion cracking of Super Duplex Stainless Steel
PhD scholar: Ongoing since July 2014
Brief about research work: I am working on improving the machinability and surface integrity of super duplex stainless steel (SDSS). The research work primarily focusses on analyzing the machining induced residual stress and their effect on stress corrosion cracking failure of SDSS. I am also working on numerical modelling to predict the residual stress generated on the surface.
B.E. – Mechanical Engineering, St.Peters university, Chennai.
M.E. – Production Engineering , Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai.
Mr. Rishikesan V
Research area: Fabrication, Machining and Testing of FRP Composites, Condition monitoring of Aerospace structures using Sensor system.
PhD scholar: Ongoing since August 2014
Brief about research work: Fabrication, Machining and Testing of FRP Composites, Condition monitoring of Aerospace structures using Sensor system.
B.E. – Electronics and Communication Engineering (2006 -2010),Sree Sowdambika College of Engineering, Aruppukottai.
M.Tech – Mechatronics Engineering (2010 -2012), VIT University, Vellore.
Mr. Kunal Tiwari
Research area: Development of a system towards an Intelligent spindle for a milling machine
PhD scholar: Ongoing since July 2015
Brief about research work: I am working in the area of tool wear prediction modelling during milling of Ti-6Al-4V alloy. This will lead to the development of an Intelligent spindle for a milling machine by integration with Industry 4.0 concepts..
B.Tech – Mechanical Engineering (2009-13) VIT University, Vellore.
Ms. Kalpana Kannan
Research area: Redress life estimation of Grinding wheel
PhD scholar: Ongoing since September 2015
Brief about research work: Smart Manufacturing and Intelligent Controls – Condition monitoring of grinding process; Redress life estimation of grinding wheel; Process control and optimization.
B.Tech – Electronics and communication engineering, Shri Andal Alagar College Of Engineering, Chennai.
M.Tech – Mechatronics Engineering, Kongu engineering college, Erode.
Ms. Madhusmita Mallick
Research area: Electrophoretic deposition process
PhD scholar: Ongoing since July 2016
Brief about research work: Electrophoretic Deposition of Graphene nanoplatelets on Titanium alloys for biomedical applications. Also, characterization of deposited coatings and its corrosion studies.
B.Tech – Manufacturing Sc. & Engineering at Veer Surendra Sai University Of Technology, Burla, Odisha.
M.Tech – Mechanical Engg. (Spl: Manufacturing Engg.) at Indian Institute of technology (ISM), Dhanbad,Jharkhand.
Mr. Nagaraj Shanbhog
Research area: Sinterability and machinability studies of Zirconium Diboride based Ultra High Temperature Ceramics (UHTC) and its UHTC matrix Composites.
PhD scholar: Ongoing since July 2016
Brief about research work: I am preparing dense Ultra High Temperature Ceramic (UHTC) and UHTC Matrix Composites (major application of these materials is in space re-entry vehicles for thermal protection) by Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) process and studying their machinability by carrying out surface grinding and EDM processes.
B.E. – Mechanical Engineering, Sardar Patel University, Vallabhvidyanagar.
M.Tech – Machine Tools, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai.