School of Mechanical Engineering (SMEC)
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Apart from a generic Undergraduate programme in Mechanical Engineering, the School offers specialized UG programmes in all core areas of Mechanical Engineering.
At the Masters level, the school offers programmes in CAD/CAM, Manufacturing, Mechatronics, Cyber Physical Systems and Automotive Specializations.
The school is the proud recipient of two FIST projects of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. The first project was granted for the development of the Automotive Research Centre in the year 2003 with an outlay of Rs. 0.57 cr. The second project was granted for the establishment of the Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Research in 2011 with a total outlay of Rs. 2.57 cr. The school takes up funded research projects in the broad areas of Additive Manufacturing, Alternative Fuels, Bio-Corrosion, Composite Materials, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Technology, Hydrogen Storage, IC Engine, MEMS, Metal Joining, Noise, Vibration, and Harshness (NVH) and Surface Engineering.
The school has received a total of 57 research projects with a total outlay of 15.64 crores in the last 5 years from 2018. The funding is being provided by various agencies such as DST – SERB, DST-CRG, AR&DB, ISRO, DAE–BRNS, DRDO-NRB, GTRE, and DST-Nano-Mission scheme etc.. The school has also attracted international funding from Royal Academy of Engineering, Swedish Council for higher education, DST-NAWA, DST-IC IMPACT Indo- Canada, Indo-Hungarian Joint Research Scheme, DST – UKIERI etc. in the last 5 years.
The school has a very competitive and healthy publishing culture. The number of Scopus indexed publications of the faculty members of the school in the year 2017 is 315. The published journals include wear measurement, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Fuel, Renewable energy, Progress in Materials Science, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Materials and Design, Enzyme and Microbial Technology, Ceramics International, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Heat and Mass Transfer, Composite Structures and Corrosion Engineering and Technology.
One of the areas of focus of the School is on New Product Development and the generation of intellectual wealth. The faculty members of the school had filed over 12 National parents over the last 5 years. The list of patents filed include Eco Board, Rotating radiator for improved heat transfer in motor vehicles, Special Anode for Aluminium – Air batteries, Anodic Coating for Aluminium – Air batteries and Mobile Vehicle Garage.
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SMEC has been growing from strength to strength every year, bringing laurels to VIT and is a major Resource Centre in South India.
The school enjoys active collaboration with many Industries, Research Institutions and International Universities. Some tangible outcomes of such collaborations are
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|Sl. No||Emp. Id||Name of the teachers awarded national/international fellowship/financial support||Name of the Award/Fellowship||Awarding Agency||Date of Com
|1||16182||Dr. Srinagalakshmi Nammi||SERB International Research Experience (SIRE) DST||Fujio TSUMORI at Aerospace Structures and Structural Dynamics,Kyushu University ,(Japan )||Jun. 2022||6 Months|
|2||14463||Dr. Thangaraja||SERB International Research Experience (SIRE)||Energy conservation in Aerospace Technology, University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich, Germany||01/08/2022||6 Months|
|3||16342||Dr. Deepak kumar Biswal||SERB International Research Experience (SIRE)||Automated Manufacturing of Advanced Composites, University of new south Wales, Sydney, Australia||01/07/2022||30/10/2022||4 Months|
|4||16215||Dr. Lalit Kumar Bansal||SERB International Research Experience (SIRE)||Aix-marseille University, France||01/08/2022||31/01/2023||6 Months|
|5||14032||Dr. Bibin John||NAWA Ulam||Polish National Agency||Dec. 2022||6 Months|
|6||13611||Dr. VijayaLakshmi||NAWA Ulam||Polish National Agency||Dec. 2022||6 Months|
|1||Dr.||Jishnu Chandran R||Dr. A.Senthil Kumar||Sustainable systems - Solar Desalination system||Ph.D.,|
|2||Dr.||Uma Maheswararao Gaddala||Dr. Bibin John||Water production from atmospheric air||Ph.D.,|
|3||Dr.||Vigneshwaran P||Dr. Saboor||Heat Transfer||Ph.D.,|
|4||Dr.||Mohammed Shariq||Dr. Nirmala Grace (CNR)||Additive Manufacturing and Nano Materials||Ph.D.,|
|No.||Pre.||Name||Department / Designation||Institute / University Name||Full Address||Country||Expertise||Photo|
|1||Prof.||Okada Yoshitaka||Professor, New Energy||The University of Tokyo Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST)||The University of Tokyo Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST) 4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8904, Japan||Japan||Advanced concepts in photovoltaics, Quantum nanostructures|
|2||Dr.||M. Jeya Chandra||Adjunct Professor Sr. Professor Emeritus||Pennstate University||The Pennsylvania State University College of Engineering University Park, PA 16802-4400 Phone: 814-865-7601||USA||Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering|
|3||Prof.||Ndy Ekere||Professor||Univ. of Wolverhampton||Professor of Manufacturing Engg. School of Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Wolverhampton||UK||Manufacturing Materials and Technology, Electronics Interconnection and Assembly, Engineering reliability|
|4||Dr.||Andrew Orr||Climate Modeller||British Antarctic Survey||High Cross, Madingley Road Cambridge CB3 OET United Kingdom?||UK||Fluid Dynamics, Radiative Transfer|
|5||Dr.||Raghu Echempati||Professor||Kettering University||Kettering University Flint, MI ? 48504, USA||USA||Kinematics, Dynamics and Vibrations of Machinery, Mechanical Engineering Design, Computer Aided Engineering (Solid Modeling, Assembly and Finite Element Analysis), and Metal Forming Simulation|
|6||Dr.||Mahesh C. Aggarwal||St. Department of Mechanical Engineering||Gannon University||St. Department of Mechanical Engineering Gannon University, Erie, Pennsylvania 16541 USA||USA||Development and improvement of cooling system for various locomotives|
|7||Dr.||Prof. Dato? Dr. Rosli Bin Abu Bakar||Internal Combustion Engine||Universiti Malaysia Pahang||Falkulti Kejuruteran Mekanikal, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, 26600 Pekan,PAHANG, MALAYSIA||Malaysia||Computational and Experimental Investigation of IC Engine|
|8||Dr.||Shuang Peng||School Of Mechanical And Electronic Engineering||Wuhan University of Technology||Luoshi Road 205#, Wuhan, China||China||Automation and Robotics|
|9||Dr.||Prashanth Konda Gokuldoss||Professor||Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia||Paldiski Maantee 42B, 10612 Tallinn, Estonia||Estonia||Additive Manufacturing|
|10||Dr.||Xizhang Chen||School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering,||Wenzhou University||Chashan Area, Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province, Zip Code 325035,China||China||Welding Engineering, Material Processing, Additive Manufacturing and Laser Processing|
|11||Dr.||Arvind Chandrasekaran||Assistant Professor (Bioengineering)||North Carolina A&T State University||USA||Neutrophils Engineering and Neutrophil Extracellular Traps (NETs), Acoustofluidics, Biomimetics, Organ-on-Chip Engineering, 3D Tissue Engineering, Biomaterials|
|12||Dr.||Mohammad T Khasawneh||Professor, Department Chair, Graduate Director,||Binghamton University||Systems Science and Industrial Engineering, Waston Institute for Systems Excellence (WISE)||New York||healthcare systems engineering, operations management, and data science|
|13||Dr.||Dr. Vikas Kumar||Director (Former), Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Hyderabad||Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO)||Hyderabad||India||Mechanical & Metallurgical Characterization|
|14||Dr.||Sang Won Yoon||Professor||Binghamton University||State University of New York||New York||System Science and Industrial Engineering|
|15||Dr.||Steffen Gerhard Scholz||Professor||Karlsruhe Institute of Tehcnology (KIT)||Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen||Germany||Manufcaturing|
|16||Dr.||Abhijeet Ghadge||Associate Professor||Cranfield University, UK||Cranfield, UK||UK||Supply Chain Manangement|
|17||Dr.||Supriyo Ganguly||Professor||Cranfield University, UK||Cranfield, UK||UK||Aerospace, Transport & Manufcaturing|
|19BMA0020||Manav Rohatgi||Manav Rohatgi (19BMA0020) has presented a research work on "Demand and Future prospects of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle" during a competition organized by Global Automotive Research Centre (GARC) and secured third position in the paper presentation competition.|
|19BME0694||Kavin Prabhu||Kavin Prabhu (19BME0694) innovation was published in the New Indian Express. Mr. Kavin designed the cheapest and smallest four-axis Computerised Numerical Control (CNC) machine using locally-sourced scrap.|
|18BME0545||Havish Karanam||Havish Karanam (18BME0545), Madhumitha R (18BME0392) and Saiteja Erra (18BME0063) participated in TOYCATHON 2021 - GRAND FINALE (physical edition) and secured the "First Position and Winner". The game has a holistic educational approach as per the NEP guidelines and is a 3D trading game aims to teach geographic features of India , Rivers of India, states and cities with their actual location. It also includes Vedic math's, India's Art, Ethos, History and Culture , science and technology.|
|19BME0392||Soham Phatarphod||Soham Phatarphod (19BME0392) was offered the prestigious Mitacs Globalink Research Internship. He works at the Ontario Tech University under Dr. Atef Mohany. The work is related to energy harvesting from flow-induced vibrations and noise.|
|19BME0495||Pranav Shrikant||Pranav Shrikant (19BME0495) got selected for a fully funded research internship in Canada under MITACS GRI from University of Sasktchewan. Mr. Pranav will work with Prof. Jerzy Szpunar for a project entitled "Role of texture of pipeline steels in optimizing performance in hydrogen and corrosion environment".|
|19BMA0024||Kathan Jigarbhai Bhavsar||Kathan Jigarbhai Bhavsar (19BMA0024) and Jessica kartha (20BME0082) attended the 7th edition of the Bengaluru Space Expo 2022 - An International conference and Exhibition at the Bengaluru International Exhibition Centre and represented VIT, Vellore as a delegate in the 3- Day conference with theme "Nuturing the New Space in India.|
|21BMM0030||Darsh Kansagara||Darsh Kansagara (21BMM0030) has presented a Research paper on "Voice Interaction and other Technologies" in a National Conference|
|20BME0685||Dhruv Kumar Dhiman||Dhruv Kumar Dhiman (20BME0685) has presented his research work on "Analysis ofd Composite Levele Gears" during ICRAIT 4.0 organized by NIT Puduchery which has been accepted for the publication in AIP (Scopus) publication.|
|19BME0514||Chinmay Kapuran||Chinmay Kapuran (19BME0514) has received India Glory Award at IGA conference held on 11-09-2021.|
|20BME0358||Madhura V Shetty||Madhura V Shetty (20BME0358) has brought laurels to VIT by wininng the Gold Medal in the Vellore District Junior Athletic Championship held on 01.10.2022. She has been selected to participate in the Tamil Nadu Junior Athletic Championship|
|19BMA0018||Aditya Lad||Aditya Lad (19BMA0018) has participated in the 13th International Conference on "?Redefining Business Strategies: New Age Business Models" held at Acharya Bangalore B-School (ABBS), Bengaluru, Karnataka on January 05-06, 2023 and bagged the "Best Paper Award".|
|19BME0963||Azam Ali||Azam Ali (19BME0963) has successfully completed the Stanford SeedSpark South Asia Cohort - 5 where around 200 startups from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka participate. At the end of the cohort, a pitch competition is held to reveal the top 5 winners who are judged by Industry veterans all over the world on the basis of the Pitch Video, Pitch Deck and the Business Model Canvas. The top 5 pitches are also showcased on the official SeedSpark website.|
|20BME0358||Madhura V Shetty||Won Gold in 1500 Mts & 800 Mts Athletis for women in the District Level Inter Collegiate tournaments for Tamil Nadu Chief Minister's Trophy.|
|Dr. S. Saboor||Dr. S. Saboor has been appointed as Guest Editor in the journal titled "Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments ( Impact Factor: 7.632), Elsevier Publications" for the Special Issue "Reshaping the built environment in the light of renewable and sustainable energy technologies".|
|Dr. Sakthivadivel||Best Chapter Newsletter - VIT Students Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) led by Dr. Sakthivadivel has won the International Division: extending its wining run by being one of the renowed AEE Student chapters worldwide.|
|Dr. B. Ashok||Dr. B. Ashok has sucessfully completed the post - doctoral fellowship at the Biofiels Engines and Emission Research Group, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. He worked on the thesis titled "Calibration Pedagogy for Vehicle Powertrain System and Consumer Perception towards Future Electric Mobility"for receiving this post doctoral fellowship.|
|Dr. S. Saboor||Dr. S. Saboor has been awarded with the "BRICS Young Scientist" from BRICS Forum 2022 by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) , New Delhi to harness knowledge for solving common societial challenges through research and innovations.|
|Dr. Sakthivadivel||Dr. Sakthivadivel has been awarded with the "BRICS Young Scientist" from BRICS Forum 2022 by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) , New Delhi to harness knowledge for solving common societial challenges through research and innovations.|
|Dr. Gunji Bala Murali||Dr. Gunji Bala Murali has received the "Distinguished Paper Award at the IPDIMS - 2022 conference held at NIT Rourkela on 25 and 26 November 2022.|
|Dr. S. Vijayalakshmi||Dr. S. Vijayalakshmi has been awarded the NAWA Ulam fellowship by the Polish National Agency forAcademic Exchange (Ref.No.BPN/ULM/2022/1/00123). The maximum amount of fellowship is PLN 94000. This fellowship will enable Dr. S. Vijayalakshmi to carry out collaborative research in the field of biofuel at the Gdansk University of Technology in Poland for a period of six months.|
|Dr. S. Saboor||Dr. S. Saboor has been appointed as "Editorial Board Members" of the Internal Journal titled "Advances in Building Energy Research" from Taylor and Francis.|
|Dr. Bibin john||Dr. Bibin john has been awarded the NAWA Ulam fellowship by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange. The maximum amount of fellowship is PLN 104000. Through this fellowship Dr. Bibin will be carrying out collaborative research in the field of aerodynamics at the Lublin University of Technology in Poland for a period of six months.|
|Dr. Gunji Bala Murali||Dr. Gunji Bala Murali has received a guest appreciation plaque at the ICOFT held at NIT Puducherry.|
|Dr. P. Padmanathan||Dr. P. Padmanathan has been awarded The prestigious Bharatheeya Vikas award by Institute of Self Reliance, Odisha, for his contributions in teaching and research.|
Team ROVERX participated in the 7th Bangalore Space Expo held at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre from 5th - 7th September 2022 and had interaction with ISRO Team RoverX, one of the technical teams working in the Projects Lab under the Office of Students' Welfare, participated in the 3rd International Rover Design Challenge conducted by Space Robotics Society(SPROS) and secured 1st position worldwide among 24 teams from various countries. Chairman
Team Assailing Falcons participated in the SAE Aero Design East 2023 Competition in the Advanced Class Category held in Lakeland, Florida, USA. The event was conducted between March 10-12, 2023. They secured 3rd rank worldwide in the Design Report and 10th rank worldwide in Technical Presentation and 7th rank in overall world rankings.
"VIT SAE Team RotorFPV" for their achievement in Asia D1 X IDRL Championship qualifier held online using Velocidrone (simulator) during 29 June 2020 - 03 July 2020.
Team RotorFPV: It sounds great to know the achievement! Congratulations!
Team Kshatriya, SAE Baja Team participated in All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) organised by BAJA SAE India. The achievements of student members are as follows:
Aero-modelling team, under the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) in VIT. Placed in the
Team RC Corsa is the only RC Nitro Racing team in VIT Vellore under SAE, founded in the year 2016.The following are the achievements of the student members of this team.
ASME Projects Team mainly focuses on designing and building RC airplanes, quadcopters & small-scale robots to take part in various student competitions across the country. Some of the accomplishments of the team include-:
Team Albatross is the Official Regular Class Aero Design Team of VIT, Vellore. We participate in the International and National level competitions such as SAE Aero Design East
Team ALBATROSS participated in the 7th Aero Design Challenge SAE India (Southern Region) held at SRMIST Chennai and won the 3rd position in Best Design Report Award in Regular Class, SAE India Southern Section from 01-03 September 2022.
Shell Eco-marathon challenges student teams around the world to design, build, test and drive ultra-energy-efficient vehicles.
With annual events being held in America, Europe and Asia, team compete internationally to travel the farthest on one litre of fuel.
The events spark debate about the future of mobility and inspires young engineers to push the boundaries of fuel efficiency.
Team RC Corsa is a team of car enthusiasts dedicated to the design and fabrication of 1:8 ratio RC nitro car
from scratch to race in competitions . Participated and achieved various awards in
competitions like Full Throttle Techfest, IIT Bombay , Manipal Institute of Technology and many other events.
Team Curtiss R/C secured the first place in technical presentation for micro class in SAE-ADC 2021.
We also bagged the podium for TechCrio, organised by aeroclub NITTE and Team Infitude. With our innovative drone applications we were able to achieve both the first and the second place in the competition.
The final year mechanical engineering team (Mech-7) of VIT have successfully designed,
developed and manufactured an Electric Go-Cart Vehicle at our institute’s workshop within a period of 6 months. Funded by the
prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering, UK & Loughborough University, this is the first time in India, that the students
have manufactured & assembled an e-gokart vehicle within the campus.
This e-gocart vehicle can run at a speed of 50 km per hour within the battery range of 75–80 km per charge.
Ph.D. scholars Ms. Gecil Evangeline (20PHD0037) and Mr. D. Sachin (20PHD0117) have participated in the Johnson Controls Tech Connections 2022 Global Event - White paper contest. Scholars were presented the white paper titled "Effective recycling of waste printed circuit board through Small molecule approach”. They have been declared as "WINNERS" after iterative rounds of this contest
Mr. Kavin Prabhu's (19BME0694) innovation has been published in the New Indian Express. He has designed the cheapest and smallest four-axis CNC machine using locally-sourced scrap. CNC machines, used in the manufacturing industry, carve objects out of plastic, metal, and wood, among others by following a piece of computer code.
Three students from SMEC attended the Summer School organized through the British Council, UK under “Going Global” by the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and the University of Edinburg in partnership with VIT-Vellore, on the course “Responsible Research and Innovation in India’s Energy-Water-Food-Health Nexus” from 13th June – 1st July 2022 (3 weeks) in IITKGP
Mr. Debdoot Ghosh (19BME0398) presented his research at the 26th AIAA Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Technology Conference and Seminar (ADSTCS), Toulouse, France held during 16-19 May 2022. He presented his work titled “Design and Numerical Investigation of a Hypersonic Wave Rider based Entry, Descent, and Landing Architecture Assisted by Supersonic Retro-Propulsion” He was one of the finalists in the Student Paper Competition and received a prize worth USD 1,250 from the AIAA.
Mr. Azam Ali (19BME0963) and his team representing Pebbl.life a brand by Unlearners Tech Pvt Ltd, incubated in VITTBI has received the First Place and bagged a cash award of Rs.20,000/- in the Business Ideation Challenge held during the E-Summit at Mahindra University, Hyderabad on 28th and 29th April 2022.
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