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Akshay Dvivedi
Akshay Dvivedi Associate Professor dvaksfme[at]iitr.ac.in 01332285428
Areas of Interest
  • Advanced Manufacturing Processes, Nontraditional Micro-machining
  • Metal Matrix Composites, Primary and Secondary Processing of MMC
  • Quality Management, QFD for service sector
Professional Background
FromToDesignationOrganisation
2015Till DateAssociate ProfessorIIT Roorkee
20102015Assistant ProfessorIIT Roorkee
Honors and Awards
AwardInstituteYear
Outstanding Teacher AwardIIT Roorkee2016
Two Best paper awards ICRIME-2013, published by SpringerNA2013
Educational Details
DegreeSubjectUniversityYear
PhDAdvanced Manufacturing ProcessesIIT Roorkee2009
M.Tech.Mechanical EngineeringIIT Roorkee2004
B.E.Mechanical EngineeringJiwaji University2000
Administrative Background
FromToDesignationOrganisationLevel
20142017Chief Warden, Ganga BhawanIIT Roorkee
2016Till DateConvener, Faculty Search CommitteeIIT Roorkee
20112014Warden, Radhakrishnan BhawanIIT Roorkee
2017Till DateOC Metrology LaboratoryIIT Roorkee
2014June 2017OC, AMP LaoratoryIIT Roorkee
2016Till DateOC Machine Tool LaboratoryIIT Roorkee
2016Till DateCoordinator, Maintenance West BlockIIT Roorkee
2017Till DateOC, Office and Photography (West Block)IIT Roorkee
20122016OC, Metrology LaoratoryIIT Roorkee
2011Till DateFaculty Advisor Formula Students RacingIIT Roorkee
20172018Coordinator, M.Tech Seminar, Production & Industrial EngineeringIIT Roorkee
2014Till DateFaculty Advisor SAE India IIT Roorkee CapterIIT Roorkee
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Development and Parametric Study of Grinding Assisted Electro Chemical Discharge MachiningDST2012
Development and Parametric Evaluation of Micro-Ultrasonic Machining for 3-D micro-mouldsDST2013
Parametric Studies During Machining of Glass and Metal Matrix Composite (Al-7075) using ElectrochemiCSIR2012
Near Net Shape Manufacturing of Metal Matrix Composites using Stir CastingMHRD2011
Feasibility studies for improvement of overall productivity of fabrication and painting shopsEverest Industries Ltd Bhagwanpur2013
Report for Classification of “SAE 10B10”And “SAE 10B21” Steel as Alloy or Non-Alloy Steels on additiNexo Industries Ltd. Ludhiana2017
Memberships
  • ASME, Member
  • SAE India, Member
  • The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, USA, Member
  • GSTF, Singapore, Life Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Principles of Industrial EnigneeringMIN-303B.Tech MESpring
Non Traditional Manufacturing ProcessMIN-588M.Tech Production and Industrial Systems Engineering and B.Tech ME + PIAutumn
Advanced Manufacturing ProcessesMIN-572M.Tech Production and Industrial Systems EngineeringSpring
Total Quality ManagementIMI-10B.TechSpring
Principles of Industrial EnigneeringMIN-303B.Tech MESpring
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Primary and secondary processing of metal matrix compositesSarbjit Singh A2010
Development of EDM process variants and analysis of their effects on performance measuresUmesh Kumar Vishwakarma A2011
An ultrasonic micromachining approach to fabricate micro-channels on glassManjot Singh CheemaA2011
Machining behavior of fiber-reinforced polymer compositesKishore DebnathA2011
Investigations on ECDM for subtractive micro-fabrication on glassPankaj Kr GuptaA2012
Investigations on Near-Dry EDM and analysis of process performanceKrishnakant DhakarA2012
Micro fabrication using electrochemical discharge machiningTarlochan SinghO2013
Quality management for improvement of operational performance in leather industrySisay AddisO2013
Some studies on development of micro-features using rotary tool micro-USMSandeep KumarO2014
Microfabrication using tube electrode ECDMRajendra Kumar AryaO2015
Participation in short term courses
Couse NameSponsored ByDate
Quality Management: Issues, Tools and TechniquesQuality Improvement Program Centre, IIT RoorkeeMay 29-Jun
Applied Research: Design and ExecutionQuality Improvement Program Centre, IIT RoorkeeJune 15-19
Finish Machining: A State-of-the-ArtQuality Improvement Program Centre, IIT RoorkeeSep 2-6, 2
Advanced Materials and ManufacturingContinuing Education Centre, IIT RoorkeeJan 20-22,
Special Lectures Delivered
TitlePlaceDate
Micro-MachiningGEC, Bikaner29/03/2017
Hybrid Micro-Machining: A NTM approachIMS Ghaziabad26/07/2017
Advanced ManufacturingCollege of Engineering & Technology, Bikaner: CET30/03/2017
Machining of Ti-6AI-4V Aerospace Material using Near dry EDMHindustan Aeronautics Limited, Bangalore 28/11/2015
Non-traditional MicromachiningAdvanced Manufacturing Processes-2016 at Aligarh Muslim University8-12/02/16
Fabrication of Micro-reactorQIP Centre, IIT Roorkee20/06/2016
Development of Hybrid Racing CarIIT Roorkee27/06/2016
Micro channel cuttingDefense Electronics Application Laboratory (DEAL), DRDO, Dehradun8-12/06/15
Advances in nonconventional machiningDefense Electronics Application Laboratory (DEAL), DRDO, Dehradun8-12/06/15
Ultrasonic MicromachiningG B Pant Engineering College Pauri - Garhwal8-12/06/15
Development of Electrochemical Discharge Machining process for complicated shapesDelhi Technological University, Delhi4-15/05/15
Micro-machining of difficult-to-machine materialsDelhi Technological University, Delhi14-18/7/14
Micro-MachiningNIET14-15/5/17
Quality Function Deployment in service sectorNational Institute of Technology, Jalandhar8-12/7/13
Books Authored

Books/Book Chapters

  1. Dhakar, K., & Dvivedi, A. (2017). Dry and Near-Dry Electric Discharge Machining Processes. In Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (pp. 249–266). ed. Kapil Gupta, Springer International Publishing-Switzerland.
  2. Kumar, S., Dvivedi, A., & Kumar, P. (2017). On Tool Wear in Rotary Tool Micro-Ultrasonic Machining. In M. A. Meyers, H. A. C. Benavides, S. P. Brühl, H. A. Colorado, E. Dalgaard, C. N. Elias, … W. Yang (Eds.), Proceedings of the 3rd Pan American Materials Congress (pp. 75–82). Cham: Springer International Publishing. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-52132-9_8
  3. Yadav, V. K., Kumar, P., & Dvivedi, A. (2017). Investigations on Rotary Tool Near-Dry Electric Discharge Machining. In S. Wang, M. L. Free, S. Alam, M. Zhang, & P. R. Taylor (Eds.), Applications of Process Engineering Principles in Materials Processing, Energy and Environmental Technologies: An EPD Symposium in Honor of Professor Ramana G. Reddy (pp. 327–334). Cham: Springer International Publishing. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51091-0_31
  4. Singh, I., Debnath, K. and Dvivedi, A. (2014) Mechanical Behavior of Biocomposites Under Different Operating Environments, in Lignocellulosic Polymer Composites: Processing, Characterization, and Properties (ed V. K. Thakur), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118773949.ch18
  5. Cheema, M. S., Dvivedi, A., Sharma, A. K. and Biswas, S. (2013) “Multicriteria Optimization of Rotary Tool Electric Discharge Machining on Metal Matrix Composite”, Materials Processing Fundamentals (eds L. Zhang, A. Allanore, C. Wang, J. A. Yurko and J. Crapps), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118662199.ch18, 159-168.
  6. Debnath K., Singh I., Dvivedi A. and Kumar P. (2013) ”Natural Fibre Reinforced-Polymer Composites for Wind Turbine Blades: Challenges and Opportunities”, In book: Recent Advances in Composite Materials for Wind Turbine Blades, Chapter: 2, Publisher: The World Academic Publishing Co. Ltd., Editors: Dr. Brahim Attaf, pp.25-39
  7. Vishwakarma U.K., Dvivedi A. and Kumar P., (2013) “Finite Element Modeling of Material Removal Rate in Powder Mixed Electrical Discharge Machining of Al-SiC Metal Matrix Composites”, in Materials Processing Fundamentals (eds L. Zhang, A. Allanore, C. Wang, J. A. Yurko and J. Crapps), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118662199.ch17, 151-158.
  8. Singh I., Debnath K., Dvivedi A., (2013) “Joining of Natural Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites” Biomass Based Biocomposites (eds Thakur VK, Singha AS), Smithers Rapra, Rapra Publishing, Akron, OH, USA, ISBN:9781847359803, Ch 8, 145-154.
  9. Dvivedi, A., Kumar, P., Singh, I., (2011) “Machining Characteristics of Metal Matrix Composite Using Electric Discharge Machining”, Manufacturing Technology Research – Vol 1 (eds. J. Paulo Davim and Mark. J. Jackson), ISBN: 978-1-61122-001-8, Nova Science Publishers, USA, 43-68
Refereed Journal Papers

Publication in Journals

Selected List of Publications:

1

Singh T. and Dvivedi A., “On performance evaluation of textured tools during micro-channeling with ECDM”, Journal of Manufacturing Processes, (just accepted), 2018 (IMPACT FACTOR: 2.322).

2

Kumar S. and Dvivedi A., “Fabrication of Microchannels using Rotary Tool Micro-USM: An Experimental Investigation on Tool Wear Reduction and Form Accuracy Improvement”, Journal of Manufacturing Processes, (just accepted), 2018 (IMPACT FACTOR: 2.322).

3

Filketu, S., Dvivedi, A., and Abebe, B. B., “Determinants of job satisfaction in Ethiopia: Evidence from in the leather industry”, African Journal of Economic and Management Studies, (just accepted) 2018, (Listed in SCOPUS).

4

Filketu, S., Dvivedi, A., and Abebe, B. B., “Decision-making on job satisfaction improvement programmes using fuzzy QFD model: a case study in Ethiopia, Total Quality Management & Business Excellence”, https://doi.org/10.1080/14783363.2017.1354693, 2017, Published online: 13 Aug 2017 (Impact Factor: 1.368).

5

Singh T. and Dvivedi A., “A pressurized feeding approach for effective control on working gap in ECDM of borosilicate glass”, Materials and Manufacturing Processes, Vol. 33(4), pp. 462-473, 2018  (IMPACT FACTOR: 2.274).

6

Singh, S., Singh, I. and Dvivedi, A., “Design and development of novel cost effective casting route for production of metal matrix composites (MMCs)”, International Journal of Cast Metals Research, Vol. 30(6), pp. 356-364, 2017 (IMPACT FACTOR: 0.771).

7

Singh T. and Dvivedi A., "Developments in electrochemical discharge machining: A review on electrochemical discharge machining, process variants and their hybrid methods", International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture. Vol. 105, pp. 1-13., 2016 (IMPACT FACTOR: 3.995).

8

Dhakar K., Dvivedi A. and Dhiman A., "Experimental investigation on effects of dielectric mediums in near-dry electric discharge machining", Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, Vol. 30, pp. 2179-2185, 2016 (IMPACT FACTOR: 1.128).

9

Singh P.K., Tyagi O., Dvivedi A. and Sharma A.K., "Tool wear and form accuracy in ultrasonically machined microchannels", Measurement, Vol. 81, pp. 85-94., 2016 (IMPACT FACTOR: 2.359).

10

Dvivedi A. and Kumar P., “Effect of Pulse Duration on Quality Characteristics of Blind Hole Drilled in Glass by ECDM”, Materials and Manufacturing Processes, Vol.31, pp.1740-1748, 2016 (IMPACT FACTOR: 2.274).

11

Dhakar K. and Dvivedi A., “Parametric Evaluation on Near-Dry Electric Discharge Machining”, Materials and Manufacturing Processes, Materials and Manufacturing Processes, Vol.31, pp.413-431, 2015 (IMPACT FACTOR: 2.274).

12

Gupta P.K., Dvivedi A. and Kumar P., “Developments on electrochemical discharge machining: A review of experimental investigations on tool electrode process parameters”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, Vol. 229 (6), pp. 910-920, 2015 (IMPACT FACTOR: 1.366).

13

Debnath K, Singh I. and Dvivedi A., “Rotary mode ultrasonic drilling of glass fiber-reinforced epoxy laminates”, Journal of Composite Materials, Vol. 49 (8), pp. 949-963, 2015 (IMPACT FACTOR: 1.494).

14

Cheema M.S., Dvivedi A. and Sharma A.K., “Tool wear studies in fabrication of microchannels in ultrasonic micromachining”, Ultrasonics, Vol. 57, pp. 57–64, 2015 (IMPACT FACTOR: 2.327).

15

Debnath K, Singh I. and Dvivedi A., “On the analysis of force during secondary processing of natural fiber reinforced composite laminates” Polymer Composites, Vol.38(01), pp. 164–174, 2015 (IMPACT FACTOR: 2.324).

16

Pandey H., Dhakar K., Dvivedi A. and Kumar P., “Parametric Investigation and optimization of Near-Dry Electrical Discharge Machining”, Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, Vol.74(09), pp.508-511, 2015 (IMPACT FACTOR: 0.385 JCR 2015).

17

Debnath K, Singh I. and Dvivedi A., “Drilling Characteristics of Sisal Fiber-Reinforced Epoxy and Polypropylene Composites”, Materials and Manufacturing Processes, Vol. 29 (11-12), pp. 1401-1409, 2014 (IMPACT FACTOR: 2.274).

18

Singh S., Singh I. and Dvivedi A., “Design and development of abrasive-assisted drilling process for improvement in surface finish during drilling of metal matrix composites”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, Vol. 228 (8), pp. 858-867, 2014 (IMPACT FACTOR: 1.366).

19

Vishwakarma U. K., Dvivedi A. and Kumar P., “Comparative Study of Powder Mixed EDM and Rotary Tool EDM Performance During Machining of Al-SiC Metal Matrix Composites”, International Journal of Machining and Machinability of Materials, Vol. 16 (2), pp. 113–128, 2014 (Listed in SCOPUS).

20

Singh S., Singh I. and Dvivedi A., “Multi objective optimization in drilling of Al6063/10%SiC metal matrix composite based on grey relational analysis”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, Vol. 227 (12), pp. 1767-1776, 2013 (IMPACT FACTOR: 1.366).

21

Cheema M.S., Dvivedi A. and Sharma A.K., “A hybrid approach to multi criteria optimization based on user’s preference rating”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, Vol. 227 (11), pp. 1733-1742, 2013 (IMPACT FACTOR: 1.366).

22

Cheema M.S., Venkatesh G., Dvivedi A. and Sharma A.K., (2012) “Developments in abrasive flow machining: a review on experimental investigations using abrasive flow machining variants and media”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, Vol. 226 (12), pp. 1951-1952, 2012 (IMPACT FACTOR: 1.366).

23

Dvivedi A, Rajeev V.R., Kumar P. and Singh I., “Tribological characteristics of Al 6063–SiCp metal–matrix composite under reciprocating and wet conditions,   Journal of Engineering Tribology”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part J [PIJ], Vol. 226 (2), pp.138-149, 2012 (IMPACT FACTOR: 1.320).

24

Kishore R.A., Tiwari R., Dvivedi A. and Singh I., Taguchi Analysis of the Residual Tensile Strength after Drilling in Glass Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Composites, Materials and Design, Vol. 30 (6), pp. 2186-2190, 2009 (IMPACT FACTOR: 4.364).

25

Dvivedi A., and Kumar P., “Surface Quality Evaluation in Ultrasonic Drilling through the Taguchi Technique," International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Publisher: Springer London, 34, pp.131-140, 2007 (IMPACT FACTOR: 2.209).

Selected Publication in Conferences

 

  1. Kumar, S, Dvivedi, A., (2016). Fabrication of 3D complex micro-features used in bio-medical applications, 3rd International Conference on Nanotechnology for Better Living, May 25-29, doi:10.3850/978-981- 09-7519- 7nbl16-rps- 255.
  2. Kumar S, Dvivedi, A., (2016). Preliminary Studies on Rotary Tool Micro-ultrasonic Machining Process, National Conference on Statistics and Analytical Methods in Production and Industrial Engineering (SAMPIE-2016), PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh, India, March 12.
  3. Singh, T, Dvivedi A., (2016). Role of anodic behavior during micro engraving of glass substrate using spark assisted electrochemical machining, (SAMPIE-2016) National Conference on Statistics and Analytical Methods in Production and Industrial Engineering, PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh, India, March 12.
  4. Kumar, S., Dvivedi, A., (2016). Studies on the effect of tool rotation in micro-ultrasonic drilling of high aspect ratio holes, (ICRAES-2016) International Conference on Recent Advances in Engineering and Science, M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bengaluru, India, September 8-9.
  5. Singh, T., Dvivedi, A., (2016). An ECDM approach for the development of 3D microchannels on glass, International Conference on Recent Advances in Engineering and Science, M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bengaluru, India, September 8-9.
  6. Kumar, R., Singh, K., Dhakar, K., Singh, I, Dvivedi, A., (2015). Parametric investigation of electric discharge sawing process for MMCs, Proceedings of PFAM-24, Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials, Kansai University Osaka, Japan, December 18-20.
  7. Dhakar, K, Dvivedi, A., (2015). Machining of Ti-6Al-4V Aerospace Material using Near-dry EDM, Proceedings of Indigenous Technology Base for Growth of Aerospace Ecosystem, December’ 2015, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Bangalore India, December 12.
  8. Kumar, S, Dvivedi, A., Kumar, P. (2014). Study of ultrasonic machining with workpiece rotation of borosilicate glass, National Conference on Recent Advances in Mechanical Engineering, Quantum Global Campus, Roorkee, India, October 6-8.
  9. Kishore Debanth, Inderdeep Singh, Akshay Dvivedi, (2014), “Comprehensive analysis of forces during drilling of nettle/polypropylene bio-composites”, International Symposium on Green Manufacturing and Applications (ISGMA 2014), Busan, South Korea, 24-28th June.
  10. Krishnakant Dhakar, Akshay Dvivedi, (2014), “Experimental Investigation on Near-dry Electric Discharge Machining”, 5th International & 26th All India Manufacturing Technology, Design and Research Conference (AIMTDR 2014), IIT Guwahati, Assam, India, December 12th–14th, 2014, 404-1-6.
  11. Kumar S, Dvivedi A, Kumar P (2014) Study of ultrasonic machining with workpiece rotation of borosilicate glass, (RAME-2014) National Conference on Recent Advances in Mechanical Engineering, Quantum Global Campus, Roorkee, India.
  12. Sarbjit Singh, Inderdeep Singh, Akshay Dvivedi, J Paulo Davim, (2014), “SiCp-Reinforced Al6063 MMCs: Mechanical Behavior and Microstructural Analysis” Proceedings of the International Conference on Research and Innovations in Mechanical Engineering (ICRIME-2013), at GNDEC Ludhiana, Oct 24-26. 2013, Ed. Khangura, S.S., Singh, P., Singh, H., Brar, G.S. (Eds.), Publisher: Springer, 451-464. (Awarded Best Research Paper).
  13. Cheema M.S., Dvivedi A., Sharma A.K., Acharya S., (2014), “Experimental investigations in development of 3D microchannels through ultrasonic micromachining”, IWMF2014, 9th International workshop on micro factories, October 5-8, 2014, Honolulu, USA, 92-95.
  14. Kishore Debnath, Vikas Dhawan, Inderdeep Singh, Akshay Dvivedi, (2013), “Effect of Natural Fillers on Wear Behavior of Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Epoxy Composites”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Research and Innovations in Mechanical Engineering (ICRIME-2013), at GNDEC Ludhiana, Oct 24-26., Ed. Khangura, S.S., Singh, P., Singh, H., Brar, G.S. (Eds.), Publisher: Springer, 441-450.
  15. Venkatesh G, Singh T, Sharma A.K., Dvivedi A., Singh T., (2013), Finishing of Micro-Channels using Abrasive Flow Machining”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Research and Innovations in Mechanical Engineering (ICRIME-2013), at GNDEC Ludhiana, Oct 24-26., Ed. Khangura, S.S., Singh, P., Singh, H., Brar, G.S. (Eds.), Publisher: Springer, 243-252. (Awarded Best Research Paper).
  16. Kishore Debanth, Inderdeep Singh, Akshay Dvivedi, (2013), “Vibration-assisted drilling of carbon fiber reinforced composites,” Twenty-Second International Conference on Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials (PFAM XXII), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, 18-20th December.
  17. Cheema M.S., Dvivedi A. and Sharma A.K., (2013) "An ultrasonic micromachining setup for machining of 3D geometries", Proceedings of the International Conference on Research and Innovations in Mechanical Engineering (ICRIME-2013), at GNDEC Ludhiana, Oct 24-26., Ed. Khangura, S.S., Singh, P., Singh, H., Brar, G.S. (Eds.), Publisher: Springer, 2014, 253-260.
  18. Debanth K., Singh I., Dvivedi A., (2013) “Drilling behavior of natural fiber reinforced polymer (thermosetting and thermoplastic) composites,” Twenty-Second International Conference on Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials (PFAM XXII), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, 18-20th December, 685-690.
  19. Debanth K, Dhawan V., Singh I, Dvivedi A., (2013) “Rotary Ultrasonic Drilling of Glass/Epoxy Composite Laminates,” International Conference and Exhibition on Reinforced Plastics (ICERP 2013), FRP Institute, Bombay Exhibition Center, Mumbai, India, 4-6th April.
  20. Cheema M.S., Dvivedi, A., Sharma A.K., (2013) "On material removal mechanism by single particle impingement in ultrasonic machining", International Conference on smart Technologies for Mechanical Engineering, DTU, Delhi, Oct 25-26, pp. 886-889. 
  21. Dhakar, K., Dvivedi, A., (2013), “Experimental Investigation of Green Electric Discharge Machining of Al-SiC Metal Matrix Composites”, International Conference on smart Technologies for Mechanical Engineering, DTU, Delhi, Oct 25-26. 883-885.
Miscellaneous
  • Specialist Courses Conducted Courses conducted at IIT Roorkee • “Quality Management: Issues, Tools and Techniques”, Quality Improvement Program Centre, IIT Roorkee, May 29-June 09, 2017. • “Applied Research: Design and Execution”, Quality Improvement Program Centre, IIT Roorkee, June 15-19, 2015. • “Finish Machining: A State-of-the-Art”, Quality Improvement Program Centre, IIT Roorkee, Sep 2-6, 2013. • “Advanced Materials and Manufacturing”, Continuing Education Centre, IIT Roorkee, Jan 20-22, 2012. Expert lectures delivered / Workshops conducted • “Challenges in developing IPRs in HEIs” invited talk in Training of Trainers program on, Innovation, IP and Entrepreneurship, on 22nd Feb, 2018, IPR Chair, IIT Roorkee. • “Hybrid Micro-Machining: A NTM approach” invited lecture on 26th July 2017 at IMS, Ghaziabad, • “Advanced Manufacturing in micro-domain: invited lecture on 7th July. 2017 at Moradabad Institute of Technology, Moradabad, UP • “Micro-Machining, Expert talk on 29th March, 2017 at GEC, Bikaner. • “Advanced Manufacturing”, Expert talk on 30th March, 2017 at College of Engineering & Technology, Bikaner: CET. • “Non-traditional Micromachining” in course on Advanced Manufacturing Processes-2016 at Aligarh Muslim University under TEQIP, 08-12 Feb, 2016, Aligarh Muslim University • “Fabrication of Micro-reactor”, in course on Chemical Micro Process Engineering: Flow Modeling and Applications, 20th June, 2016, at QIP Centre, IIT Roorkee • “Development of Hybrid Racing Car”, in course on Ishan Vikas, National Initiative Program for Children of North Eastern States (MHRD), 27th June, 2016, IIT Roorkee • “Machining of Ti-6AI-4V Aerospace Material using Near dry EDM” in National Seminar on Indigenous Technology Base for Growth of Aerospace Ecosystem,, 28th November, 2015, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Bangalore • "Micro channel cutting", in course on Advances in Precision Manufacturing, June 8-12, 2015 at Defense Electronics Application Laboratory (DEAL), DRDO, Dehradun. • "Advances in nonconventional machining", in course on Advances in Precision Manufacturing, June 8-12, 2015 at Defense Electronics Application Laboratory (DEAL), DRDO, Dehradun. • “Ultrasonic Micromachining”, in course on Advanced Manufacturing Technology, June 8-12, 2015 at G B Pant Engineering College Pauri - Garhwal. • “Development of Electrochemical Discharge Machining process for complicated shapes” in course on automation in manufacturing, May 4-15, 2015 at Delhi Technological University, Delhi. • “Micro-machining of difficult-to-machine materials”, in course on precision manufacturing, July 14-18, 2014 at Department of Mechanical, production & Industrial and Automobile Engineering, Delhi Technological University, Delhi. • "Micro-Machining", in course on Advances in Mechanical Engineering, May 14th & 15th, 2014 at Noida Institute of Engineering and Technology, Greater Noida • “Quality Function Deployment in service sector”, in course on recent advances in industrial engineering”, July 8-12, 2013 at Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar. • “Advance Manufacturing Processes”, in one day seminar on October 22nd 2013, at Department of Mechanical Engineering, SHIATS, Allahabad. • “Hybrid Machining”, March 17th, 2012 at GEC, Bikaner, Rajasthan • “Enhancing Organizational Competitiveness Change management”, June 7th & 8th, 2010 at Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar • “Advances in Mechanical Engineering”, March 23rd, 2009 at Faculty of Technology and Engineering, M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara • “Enhancing Organizational Competitiveness in the Era of Globalization & Liberalization”, Jan 4th & 5th, 2010 at Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar • “QFD for Chemical Engineers”, September 16th, 2005 at Fussitech-2005, Institute of Technology & Management, Gwalior , Statement of research contributions a. Development of Ultrasonic Micromachining: Micromachining: Two machining configurations were designed and developed for ultrasonic micromachining. Subsequently features less than 200 microns were successfully developed. This developed machining process can be used for drilling of micro holes; machining of micro channels, micro arrays and micro moulds and turning of hard-and-brittle materials. b. Development of grinding assisted Electrochemical Discharge Machining (GAECDM) The research work involved further hybridization of an already existing hybrid process. GAECDM process functions under a combined action of electrochemical effects, electrical discharge erosion, and direct mechanical grinding. The integration of the mechanical action in the form of grinding assistance eliminate the major problem of ‘passivation effect’ encountered in normal ECM process. The GAECD machine with multiple axes manipulator was designed and developed in advanced manufacturing laboratory, IIT Roorkee. Subsequently, another configuration of GAECD machine was designed and developed. This second machine can perform machining of cylindrical work parts. c. Ultrasonic drilling in fiber reinforced composites: A pioneer work of drilling in fiber reinforced composites was successfully done using Ultrasonic drilling process. The setup for the same was developed in-house with suitable modifications in commercially available ultrasonic machine. d. Development of Near-Dry Electric Discharge Machining (EDM): An environment friendly process variant of EDM was developed in-house. The conventional liquid dielectric was replaced by two-phase dielectric (gaseous and liquid phase). This results in process being economical and eco-friendly. Further, the material removal rate and surface quality obtained was better than conventional EDM. e. Development of Electric Discharge Form Machining (EDFM). The EDFM is a process variant of conventional EDM. A pioneer work in obtaining free form surfaces machined by EDM was achieved by in-house development of 5-axes manipulator. The manipulator provided motion to the workpiece in X, Y, U and V axes. Investigations are continued for thread machining, contour machining in macro as well as micro ranges on difficult-to-machine materials. f. Development of Rotary Electric Discharge Machining: Rotary tool electric discharge machining (REDM) is a process variant of EDM in which the tool electrode is rotated with simultaneous electrical discharges. The centrifugal force near discharge area in REDM provides effective flushing of inter electrode gap. Consequently, material removal rate and surface finish improves. g. Development of Magnetic Assisted Abrasive Flow Drilling: The work involved development and optimization of hybrid drilling process for enhancing quality characteristics during drilling on metal matrix composites (MMC). This novel process was developed in-house. Further, this project involved development of new drill point geometry for machining of MMC’s. h. Development of setup for stir casting Manufacturing of Near-Net Shape MMC through development of stir casting retaining its cost effectiveness and still producing acceptable results. A novel setup was developed in-house for fabrication of Near-Net-Shape MMC using stir-squeeze-Quench casting route. i. Development of Powder Electric Discharge Machining (PEDM). Powder Electric Discharge Machining is a process variant of EDM. The powders (conductive/non-conductive) are mixed with dielectric fluid of EDM. The mixing of powders changes the conductivity of the dielectric further and improves spark discharge. This improves material removal rate and produces mirror finish surfaces in hard-to-machine materials. This setup for Powder-EDM was developed in-house. j. Quality Function Deployment in Service Sector: A case study This project was aimed at improving the Quality of Service functions in the Operation Theatres of hospitals by improving the work environment using Quality Function Deployment. The objective of this project was established after request from H.I.M.S., Dehradun’s management. I being the facilitator identified these problems and developed the guidelines to rectify them using the Quality Function Deployment technique. k. Powder Mixed Rotary Tool Electro Discharge Deposition Process This process was developed to deposit abrasive particles on micro-tools and other micro-products. The potential of this process is that any powdered material can be made to deposit over a conducting material. The products from this process can be used for micro-fabrication. Additionally, the developed facility can produce surface textures on micro components. l. Innovative device for creating tissue plane cleavage by the hydro - dissection method Designed and developed an innovative device for creating tissue plane cleavage by hydro-dissection. This device is presently used for cleft lip/palate reconstructive surgery. This device has reduced cleft palate surgery time to nearly half and had brought down the complication rate to near zero.
  • a. Interactive activities were developed and used in classroom teaching for teaching concepts of statistical quality control and quality management. This improved interaction and participation of students. They also had hands-on experience of using quality tools. b. Live demonstrations of unconventional machining process were given to students for teaching Non-Traditional Machining processes subject. The demonstration also included high speed imaging of different processes.
  • Member, Core team for ““Champions for Societal Manufacturing (Visionary Leaders for Manufacturing”, a post graduate programme for experienced managers, jointly organized by IIM Kashipur and IIT Roorkee. Nominated for Training of Trainers (ToT) Program for designing the course on Materials Management and Quality Assurance for Capacity Building Training Programme in joint collaboration with IIT Kanpur and IMI Kolkata for Ministry of Power, GOI and Power Finance Cooperation. Developed methodology for database collection and coding for Bar codes and QR codes for students of IIT Roorkee for DOSW, IIT Roorkee. The pilot has been successfully implemented in Radhakrishnan Bhawan. Co-Cordinator, Thomso 2013, IIT Roorkee