Faculty Members of the Department of Mechanical Engineering


Core Faculties:


 Research Interests:


Office Location  & Contact:


  • Modeling machining of ‘difficult-to-machine’ materials (MMCs, Inconel, Titanium)
  • Modeling and development of micro-machining processes.
  • Laser micro-machining, LIGA and Nano-polishing.
Room No.609; Silicon Building
Email: ssjoshi[at]
Phone: +91 731-6603130

Dr. Suhas S. Joshi              Professor, Director



  • Condition monitoring
  • Noise and vibration isolation
  • Signal Processing of Mechanical Systems
Room No. 623; Silicon Building
Email: anandp[at]
Phone: +91 731-6603234

Dr. Anand Parey                Professor



  • Additive Manufacturing of High Melting Point Materials,
  • Surface Modification and Joining of Thin Sheets by µ-PTA Process
  • High Quality Gear Finishing by Advanced ECH, PECH, AFF
  • Sustainable and Green Manufacturing of Gears
  • Near Net-shape Manufacturing of Meso-sized Gears
  • Advanced and Hybrid Machining Processes,
  • Micromachining and Nano-finishing Processes
  • Process Selection, Modeling and Optimization of the Manufacturing Processes
Room No. 612; Silicon Building
Email: nkjain[at]
Phone: +91 731-6603327
Dr. Neelesh Kumar Jain 
Professor (HAG) 

  • Reliability Engineering
  • Assessment Management
  • Prognostics
Room No. 619; Silicon Building
Email: bklad[at]
Phone: +91 731-6603235     Homepage
Dr. Bhupesh Kumar Lad


  • Internal combustion engines
  • Biofuels
  • Spray and combustion diagnostics
Room No. 618 B; Silicon Building
Email: dldeshmukh[at]
Phone: +91 731-6603231
Dr. Devendra Deshmukh


  • Optical instrumentation
  • Mechatronics System Design
  • Laser assisted synthesis and characterization of Nano structures for functional devices
Room No. 616; Silicon Building
Email: palaniia[at]
Phone: +91 731-6603232    Homepage
Dr. I. A. Palani               Professor



  • Desiccant Cooling Systems
  • Renewable Energy
  • Heat Transfer

Room No. 625; Silicon Building
Email: ritunesh[at]
Phone: +91 731-6603237

Dr. Ritunesh Kumar



  • Thermal Engineering
  • Thermal hydraulics
  • Multi phase flows
Room No. 613; Silicon Building
Email: santoshk[at]
Phone: +91 731-6603238     Homepage
Dr. Santosh K. Sahu



  • Bluff body flows
  • Heat transfer in porous media
  • Nanofluids



Room No. 621 B; Silicon Building
Email: sdhina[at]
Phone: +91 731-6603240     Homepage



Dr. S. Dhinakaran
Professor, Head of the Department 


  •   Surface Engineering, Manufacturing
Room No. 621 A; Silicon Building
Email: skazi[at]
Phone: +91 731-6603236
Dr. Kazi Sabiruddin



  • Surface Technology
  • Coatings Tribology
  • Solid Lubrication


 Room No. 618 A; Silicon Building
Email: satyajit[at]
Phone: +91 731-6603239
Dr. Satyajit Chatterjee


  • Computational Nanomechanics of Solids
  • Finite Element Analysis of Composites
  • Nanomechanics & Micromechanics of Composites
  • Nanotechnology in Engineering
  • Smart Materials and Structures
Applied and Theoretical Mechanics (ATOM) Lab,Room No. 620; Silicon Building
Email: kundalwal[at]
Phone: +91 731-6603284     Homepage
Dr. Shailesh I. Kundalwal
Associate Professor 


  • Fault Diagnosis of Mechanical Components
  • Condition Based Maintenance
  • Machine Learning
  • Signal Processing

Room No. 615; Silicon Building     Email:
Phone: +91 731-6603427   HomePage



Dr. Pavan Kumar Kankar


  • Laser Material Processing
  • Water Assisted Laser Processing
  • Additive Manufacturing
Room No. 614; Silicon Building Email: yuvrajmadhukar[at]
Phone: +91 731-6603294
Dr. Yuvraj Kumar Madhukar
Assistant Professor 


  • Computational solid mechanics
  • Metallic glass, Nanoglass
  • Frature mechanics
  • Mechanical behaviour of materials
  • Finite element methods
Room No. 622; Silicon Building Email: indrasen[at]
Phone: +91 731-6603282
Dr. Indrasen Singh 
Assistant Professor 


  • Machining processes,
  • Abrasive based finishing process,
  • Ultrasonic-assisted machining process and Additive manufacturing
Room No. 714, Silicon Building            Contact :  +91 731-6603208                      Email: girish.verma[at]
Dr. Girish Chandra Verma   Assistant Professor



  • Experimental Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer, Fluid Structure Interaction, Shear Flow, Flow and Turbulence Measurement using Optical Techniques, Heat Transfer Enhancement, Renewable and Sustainable Energy
Room No. 713, Silicon Building
Contact: +91 731-6603209
Email: krishnpme [at],
Dr. Harekrishna Yadav
Assistant Professor 


  • Energy conversion, storage and harvesting materials
  • Solid State Refrigeration
  • Piezoelectric, Pyroelectric and ferroelectric materials
  • Energy Engineering
Room No. 712, Silicon Building
Contact :+91 731-6603216
Email: spatel [at]
Dr. Satyanarayan Patel
Associate Professor 


  • Medium to High entropy alloys
  • Severe plastic deformation (SPD), Recrystallization and grain growth study
  • Micro, Nano- machining of MEAs and HEAs
  • Surface modification Engineering (SMAT, Laser Shot-peening, etc)
  • Mechanical and functional property study
Room No. 711, Silicon Building
Contact : +91 731-6603217
Email: dansathiaraj [at]
Dr. Dan Sathiaraj
Associate Professor 


  • Combustion of next-generation fuels: Gel fuels and nanoparticle laden fuels
  • Thermal management of power-dense electronics:  Flow boiling in microchannels
  • Microfluidics:  Flow freezing in microchannels
  • Soft-matter: Instabilities in drying colloidal droplets


Room No. 715, Silicon Building                Phone: +91 731-6603220                            Email: amiglani[at]


Dr. Ankur Miglani             Associate Professor



  • High strain rate material processing, electromagnetic: forming, welding, crimping, cladding, hemming, powder compaction, explosive welding, vaporizing foil actuator.

Room No. 617, Silicon Building                Contact: +91-731-6603285                        Email: a.rajak [at]


Dr. Ashish Rajak                  Assistant Professor



  • Acoustics of Ducts and Mufflers;
  • Industrial Noise and Vibration Control;
  • Automotive Noise Control; and Designing for Quietness;


Room No. 524, Silicon Building                Contact: +91-731-6603359                        Email: kmkumar [at]


Dr. Krishna Mohan Kumar      Assistant Professor



  • Solid mechanics and design,
  • Finite element method,
  • Theory of plates and shells,
  • Computational material science,
  • Multiscale modelling of nanomaterials
Room No. 525, Silicon Building                Contact: +91-731-6603356                        Email: sandeeps [at]


Dr. Sandeep Singh              Assistant Professor



  • Energy Storage Materials,
  • Lithium & Sodium-ion Batteries,
  • Polymer Electrolytes, Composites & Thin Film Batteries.


Room No. 202-B, Titanium Building      Contact: +91-731-660-3378                       Email:  janakiramans [at]


Dr. S Janakiraman            Assistant Professor



  • Microfluidics
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Development of lab-on-a-chip/organ-on-a-chip models for healthcare purposes


Room No. 205-A, HUB Building      Contact: +91-731-660-3174                        Email: vijai.laxmi [at]


Dr. Vijai Laxmi                    Assistant Professor



Core Research Interest:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Probability and Statistics

Applied Research Interest:

  • Smart Manufacturing
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Prognostics and Health Management
  • Reliability Engineering
Room No. 211-G, HUB Building       Contact: +91-731-660-5580                      Email: vibhorpandhare [at]





Dr. Vibhor Pandhare        Assistant Professor



  • Mechanics of soft active materials,
  • Nonlinear dynamics,
  • Finite element methods for coupled field problems,
  • Stability analysis of electrically driven mechanical structures.


Room No. 202-B, Titanium Building

Contact: +91-731-660-

Email: amankhurana [at]


Dr. Aman Khurana

Assistant Professor



  • Computational Mechanics,
  • Plasticity, Micromechanics,
  • Non-linear Finite Element technique,
  • Mechanics of Fracture,
  • Damage Modelling
Room No. 202-B, Titanium Building

Contact: +91-731-660-5176

Email: mayank [at]


Dr. Mayank Chouksey

Assistant Professor



Adjunct Faculty:

Name Igor Sevostianov
Designation Distinguished Professor at New Mexico State University
PhD St. Petersburg State University, Russia
Email Address

Prof. Igor Sevostianovcompleted his PhD. from St. Petersburg State University, Russia. He is a Dwight L. and Aubrey Chapman Distinguished Professor at New Mexico State University and an Adjunct Professor at IIT Indore. His research interests are Micromechanics, Biomechanics, Advanced manufacturing, Contact mechanics, Multi-physics phenomena in solids, Inverse problems, and Mechanics of viscoelastic solids.

Areas of Expertise  


Fluid Mechanics (Theory, Experiments, and CFD), Heat Transfer (Theory, Experiments, and Computations), System Design.


Research Project Mechanisms of amplification and damage in three- and four-phase aluminum matrix composites (Funded by NIH, Germany).


VAJRA Faculty

Name Amitabh Narain
Designation Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics, Michigan Technological University, USA
PhD University of Minnesota
Email Address

Professor Amitabh Naraincompleted his PhD. from University of Minnesota,USA. He is a Professor at Michigan Technological University, USA and Visiting Advanced Joint Research (VAJRA) Adjunct Faculty at IIT-Indore, India – a program initiated by the Department of Science and Technology of Government of India..He is a Fellow of the ASME, an Associate Editor of the Journal of Heat Transfer, and Director of the Energy-Thermo-Fluids area in his department. His current research areas deal with state-of-the-art experimental and computational techniques for single-phase and phase-change (flow-boiling and flow-condensation) flows, particularly those related to energy technologies such as thermal management and power generation applications.

Areas of Expertise  

Fluid Mechanics (Theory, Experiments, and CFD), Heat Transfer (Theory, Experiments, and Computations), System Design.

Research Project Research and education partnership for the development of innovative flow-boiling and thermal-systems – with emphasis on data-centres and power-plants


SPARC Faculty

Name YogeshwarNath Mishra
Designation Researcher at California Institute of Technology
PhD Lund University, Sweden
Email Address
Biography Dr.YogeshwarNath Mishra completed his PhD. from Lund University, Sweden. He is a researcher at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology and an Adjunct Professor at IIT Indore under SPARC scheme. His research interests are Light sheet imaging, Laser Spectroscopy, Structured illumination flow and Combustion

Areas of Expertise


Fluid Dynamics, Microfluidics, Combustion, Optofluidics


Research Project


Structured Illumination for Turbid and Turbulent Environments (SITTE)