If you can't explain something simply, you haven't understood it well enough.

- Unknown















Ph. D., 2006, Georgia Institute of Technology


M. S., 2000, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign


B. Tech, 1997, Indian Institute of Technology Madras


Vanakkam, Namaste, Hello - welcome to my webpage.


I am Sathyan Subbiah, currently a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at IIT Madras.


I teach, undertake research, and provide professional services in the field of manufacturing engineering.


My training has been in fixturing and micro-machining.


Machining is a way of manufacturing objects, providing shape to raw material by breaking and removing unwanted regions, just like an artisan chiselling away on a piece of stone. I am also interested in the broken material that comes out of this process.


Current activities: Teaching Modelling and Simulation in Manufacturing, Automation in Manufacturing. Exploring research in space manufacturing, diamond coatings/membranes, novel manufacturing processes, triboemissions, and graphene exfoliation.


Past work: Micro-milling thin sheet embossing molds, graphene exfoliations, vibratory media finishing process monitoring, compliant abrasive tool polishing process development.








Project hirings will start soon. Watch this space!


What`s Happening:


* Arun presented his MS Synopsis

* Extra Terrestrial Manufacturing (ExTeM) group formed in Feb 2021

* Space Talks are being organized as part of ExTeM