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Post-doc opportunity in Tribology at IIT Delhi...Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship at IIT Delhi


Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi 110016, India.; Tel::+91-11-2659 1123


1999 ___________MBA University of British Columbia, Canada

1994 ___________PhD (Chem. Engg.) Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London UK

1991 ___________MSc. (Engg.) (Mech. Engg.) Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

1988 ___________BSc (Engg.) (Met. Engg.) National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur, India (formerly known as Regional Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur)

Work History:

Aug. 2014 to present _____Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Delhi, India

Oct. 2012 to July 2014 _____Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kanpur, India

Nov. 2001 to Oct 2012 _____Department of Mechanical Engineering, NUS, Singapore

Jan.-Oct.2001___________Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, AIST, Tsukuba, JAPAN

2000__________________ National Institute of Standards & Technology, Gaithersburg, MD USA

1998-1999 ____________ Ashta Systems Consultants Inc. Vancouver CANADA

1994-1997____________ Department of Chemical Engineering & Chemical Technology, Imperial College, London, UK

1988-1989_____________Usha Alloys Steel Ltd. Jamshedpur INDIA

Visiting Research Positions:

June 2010_____________Surface Science and Tribology Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Tokyo, JAPAN.

July 2007_____________Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engneering, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, JAPAN.Lab website

July 2005_____________Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto, JAPAN

July 2004_____________Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tohoku University, Sendai, JAPAN. Lab website

July 2003_____________National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology, Tsukuba, JAPAN

1996_____________Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tohoku University, Sendai, JAPAN

1994_____________Tribology Division, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, Lyon FRANCE.Lab website

Professional Interests:

Research in the fields of Micro-engineering and nano-engineering of materials; Micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS); Lubrication, Tribology, Friction and wear studies of polymers, composites and thin-films; Micro-hardness of polymers; Micro-scratch hardness and surface deformation mechanisms of polymers; Nano-scratching of polymers; Nano-tribology; Bio-tribology; Design and fabrication of tribological and material processing equipments for research and industrial applications.

Teaching Interests:

ME667 Adhesion, Friction and Lubrication of micromachines (Semester I, 2013-14, IIT Kanpur

Materials in Engineering Design,Materials Failure,Mechanical Behaviour of Materials, Materials for Engineers; Nanotribology

Teaching awards: Commendation List awards (Academic years 2002-2003 and 2007-08), Honours List award (2008-09), Annual Teaching Excellence Award (2010)

Outstanding Student Achievements

Student Advisory Service (part of ME department, NUS)

Professional Membership and commitments:

Professional Engineer (Registration no. 4262) (PEB Singapore)

Associate Editor, Advances in Tribology , Hindawi Publishing Corporation

Member, Editorial Borad, Tribology International , Elsevier

Member, Editorial Borad, Tribology - Materials, Surfaces & Interfaces , Maney Publishing and the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Minning, UK

Member, Editorial Borad, Industrial Lubrication and Tribology , Emerald Group Publishing, UK

Member of the Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers (STLE), USA

Associate member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), USA

Member of (ASM International), USA

Life member of Tribology Society of India

Peer reviewer for technical journals "Wear", "Tribology International", "Tribology Letters", "Materials Science and Engineering A", "Journal of Applied Polymer Science", "Acta Biomaterialia", "Applied Surface Science" and "Langmuir"

Co-Chairman of the 1st International Conference on Advanced Tribology, 1-3 December 2004, Singapore. iCAT2004 Special Issue of Tribology International (only selected papers from this conference)

Member, International Advisory Committee, International Conference on Advances in Materials Processing and Characterization (AMPC2006), 28-30 August, 2006, Chennai, India

Member, Technical Organizing Committee, International Conference on Industrial Tribology - 2006(ICIT-2006), Nov 30-Dec 2, 2006, Bangalore, India

Member, International Advisory Committee, International Conference on Future Trends in Composite Materials and Processing, Dec 12-14, 2007, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India

Chair, 2nd International Conference on Advanced Tribology, 3-5 December 2008 Singapore, iCAT 2008

Associate Technical Paper Solicitor, Materials & Surface Engineering Track, World Tribology Congress IV, 6-11 Sept. 2009, Kyoto, Japan

Co-Chair, Workshop on Nano-tribology and related materials issues in MEMS, 13-14 May 2010, Singapore, Workshop Group Photo,

Research Matters:

List of publications/Patent/Editorials...Research Group Photo 2004...2005,...2006...2007...June 2008...Dec 2008...July 09...Jan 2010...June 2010...July 2010...Jan 2011...July 2011...Nov 2011 (with Prof. Takahara, Kyushu University)...Feb 2012 (with Prof. Sanjay K. Biswas, IISc Bangalore)...August 2012...Dec2012 at IITK...July2013...October2013...Dec 2013 with Dr. Gosvami...Feb 2014 in Agra...May 2014...Oct 2014 at IITD...Feb 2015 with Doshisha University students...April 2015...May 2015 with Prof. C S Bhatia of NUS

PhD Graduates & colleagues:

Dr. N. Satyanarayana (PhD 2007); Dr. Nitya Nand Gosvami (PhD 2008); Dr. Mohammed Abdul Samad (PhD 2010); Dr. Myo Minn (PhD 2010); Dr. Ehsan Rismani-Yazdi (PhD 2012); Jonathan Leong (PhD 2012); Edward Ng(PhD 2014); Prabakaran Saravanan (PhD thesis submitted January 2015)

Invited Research Presentations

Invited Talk, Complex Fluid -2016, 2-4 January, 2016 -Pune, India, organized by the Rheology Society of India.

Keynote Talk, The 3rd Joint Conference of Research Center for Advanced Biomechanics & Japan Institute of Electronics Packaging Kyushu Branch, 6-7 February 2015

Invited Plenary Talk, February 17-20, 2014, ASIATRIB-2014, a bi-annual Asian Tribology Conference organized by the Tribology Society of India.

Invited Keynote Lecture, 2014 HYDROGENIUS & I2CNER Tribology Symposium, 31 January 2014 Kyushu University, Japan. Program

Keynote Talk, Malaysian International Tribology Conference, 18-20 November 2013.

Invited Key Talk, International Conference on Advances in Tribology and Engineering Systems, October 15-17 ,2013 Ahmadabad, India.

Invited Talk, The 3rd Asian Symposium on Advanced Materials-Chemistry & Physics of Functional Materials (ASAM-3), Sept. 19-22, 2011 Fukuoka, Japan.

Invited Talk, organized by the Tribology Society of India & Indian Institute of Metals Ranchi Chapters, held at Steel Authority of India Limited, R&D, Ranchi, India, 20 December 2010.

Invited Talk, ACS Symposium in honour of Dr Kash Mittal at 240th ACS National Meeting, Boston, USA, 22-26 August 2010.

Invited Seminar, 57th Global Center of Excellence for Mechanical Systems Innovation Open Seminar, University of Tokyo, 23 July 2010 (seminar poster)

Invited Talk, Tribology, Polymers and Powders, A conference in the honour of Prof. Brian J. Briscoe, organized by the Institute of Physics, London, UK, 14 October 2009.

Invited Talk, Forefront of Tribology, Sendai 2009 (September 12 to 14, 2009, Sendai, Japan).

Keynote Talk, IV World Tribology Congress 2009, 6 to 11 September, 2009, Kyoto, Japan.

Invited paper, 83rd American Chemical Society Colloid and Surface Science Symposium and 13th International Association of Colloid & Interface Scientists? Conference on Surface and Colloid Science, to be held at Columbia University, New York, USA from June 14 to 19, 2009.

Invited Lecture, The Society of Polymer Science, Japan (SPSJ) 58th Annual Meeting, May 27 to May 29, 2009, Kobe, Japan.

Invited talk, Symposium U, Mechanical Behavior of Micro- and Nano- Scale Systems, International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies, ICMAT 2009, Singapore, June 28 - July 3, 2009.

Invited Lecture, IISc Centenary - International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering (IC-ICAME) , 2-4 July 2008, Bangalore, India.

Invited Lecture, The 17th International Symposium on Surfactants in Solution, 17-22 August 2008, Berlin, Germany (organized by Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam-Golm, Germany)

Invited Seminar, 3rd Global-COE Seminar at Kyushu University, 20 July 2007 (seminar poster)

Invited Lecture, The 16th International Symposium on Surfactants in Solution, June 4-9, 2006, Seoul, South Korea

Invited Lecture, International Symposium on Forefront of Tribology 2005, 27-29 May,2005, Kobe, Japan

Invited Oral paper presentation, Asia Pacific Magnetic Recording Conference, 27-29 August 2002, Singapore

Invited presenter as a young tribologist at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London, UK, 1993

World Tribologists:> With Prof. Biswas, Prof. Briscoe, Prof. Kato and Dr. Hsu...During NUS/IISc Tribology Collaboration meeting...With Prof. Briscoe at the Institute of Physics London Oct 2009

My picture gallary:

Mumbai (India), Paris (France), Berlin (Germany), Kyushu (Japan), Bath (England), Seoul (S. Korea), Nagasaki (Japan), Fukuoka (Japan), Matsushima, Sendai (Japan), Horyuji Temple, Nara(Japan), In a temple in Nara(Japan), Iron Pillar, New Delhi Oct2012, Mahatma Gandhi's cremation place, New Delhi June2013 At Rajghat, New Delhi June 2013, Osaka Castle, Japan June 2013, Lav and Kush (from Ramayana) birth place temple in Bithoor, Kanpur, May 2013, Balmiki (author of Ramayana) ashram, May 2013, Sita Pataal Pravesh sthal, Taj Mahal.