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Akshay Dvivedi
Akshay Dvivedi Associate Professor dvaksfme[at]iitr.ac.in 01332285428 Website
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
20112014Warden, Radhakrishnan BhawanIIT Roorkee
2014Till DateOC, AMP LaoratoryIIT Roorkee
2016Till DateOC Machine Tool LaboratoryIIT Roorkee
2011Till DateFaculty Advisor Formula Students RacingIIT Roorkee
2014Till DateFaculty Advisor SAE India IIT Roorkee CapterIIT Roorkee
2017Till DateOC, Office and Photography (West Block)IIT Roorkee
2016Till DateCoordinator, Maintenance West BlockIIT Roorkee
20172018Coordinator, M.Tech Seminar, Production & Industrial EngineeringIIT Roorkee
20122018OC Metrology LaboratoryIIT Roorkee
2017Till DateProduction and Industrial Engineering Laboratories MIED, IIT Roorkee
2017Till DateCoordinator, Department Web PageMIED, IIT Roorkee
2019Till DateCoordinator, Tinkering LabIIT Roorkee
2016Till DateConvener, Faculty Search CommitteeIIT Roorkee
2017Till DateChairman, Planning, Information and Special Events Cell MIED, IIT Roorkee
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Development of Ultrasonic Assisted Tandem Electrochemical and Electrodischarge Micromachining ProcesDST2019
Development of modular Accessory for mobility Enhancement of Manual Wheel Chair DIC, IIT Roorkee2018
Classification of “SAE 10B10”And “SAE 10B21” Steel as Alloy or Non-Alloy Steels on addition of BoronNexo Industries Ltd. Ludhiana2017
Development of Grinding Assisted Rotary Disc Electrochemical Discharge Machining (G- RDECDM) facilitDIC, IIT Roorkee2017
Adaptive Feedback Controlled Hydro-Dissection DeviceDIC, IIT Roorkee2017
Feasibility studies for improvement of overall productivity of fabrication and painting shopsEverest Industries Ltd Bhagwanpur2013
Development and Parametric Evaluation of Micro-Ultrasonic Machining for 3-D micro-mouldsDST2013
Development and Parametric Study of Grinding Assisted Electro Chemical Discharge MachiningDST2012
Parametric Studies During Machining of Glass and Metal Matrix Composite (Al-7075) using ECDMCSIR2012
Near Net Shape Manufacturing of Metal Matrix Composites using Stir CastingMHRD2011
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 ManagementIM-101B.Tech PISpring
Principles of Industrial EnigneeringMIN-303B.Tech MESpring
Manufacturing Technology-IMIN-104B. Tech.Spring
Quality ManagementMIN-571M. Tech Production and Industrial EngineeringAutumn
Research Scholar Groups
Scholar NameInterest
Tarlochan SinghElectrochemical discharge machining
Sandeep KumarUltrasonic micromachining
Rajendra Kumar AryaElectrochemical discharge machining
Ranjit Singh RathoreElectrochemical discharge machining
Botcha AppalanaiduElectrochemical discharge machining
Anuj VatsElectrochemical machining
Ramver SinghElectric discharge machining
Farhan Ahmed ShamimElectrochemical discharge machining
Hiluf Reda LegesseQuality Management
Tanmay TiwariNon-conventional machining
Maran R.Non-conventional machining
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
Quality management for improvement of operational performance in leather industrySisay AddisA2013
Micro fabrication using electrochemical discharge machiningTarlochan SinghO2013
Some studies on development of micro-features using rotary tool micro-USMSandeep KumarO2014
Micro-fabrication using tube electrode ECDMRajendra Kumar AryaO2015
Investigations on magnetic field assisted electrochemical discharge machining processBotcha AppalanaiduO2017
Investigations on UAECDM processRanjit Singh RathoreO2017
Investigations on shaped tube electrolytic machining processAnuj VatsO2017
Investigations on Tandem Micro EDM and ECM processesRamver SinghO2017
Development and parametric investigations of near-dry wire-cut ECDM processFarhan Ahmed ShamimO2015
Quality managementHiluf Reda LegesseO2018
Micromachining to produce three dimensional free form shapes using tool mimic approachTanmay TiwariO2018
Non-traditional machining processMaran. RO2018
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
Challenges in developing IPRs in HEIsIIT Roorkee22/02/2018
Micro-MachiningNIET14-15/5/17
Hybrid Micro-Machining: A NTM approachIMS, Ghaziabad26/07/2017
Advanced ManufacturingCollege of Engineering & Technology, Bikaner: CET30/03/2017
Micro-MachiningGEC, Bikaner29/03/2017
Development of Hybrid Racing CarIIT Roorkee27/06/2016
Fabrication of Micro-reactorQIP Centre, IIT Roorkee20/06/2016
Non-traditional MicromachiningAdvanced Manufacturing Processes-2016 at Aligarh Muslim University8-12/02/16
Micro channel cuttingDefense Electronics Application Laboratory (DEAL), DRDO, Dehradun8-12/06/15
Machining of Ti-6AI-4V Aerospace Material using Near dry EDMHindustan Aeronautics Limited, Bangalore 28/11/2015
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
Quality Function Deployment in service sectorNational Institute of Technology, Jalandhar8-12/7/13
Books Authored

Books/Book Chapters

 

  1. Ramver, Dvivedi A., Kumar P. (2019) On Improvement in Surface Integrity of µ-EDMed Ti–6Al–4V Alloy by µ-ECM Process. In: The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series (eds) TMS 2019 148th Annual Meeting & Exhibition Supplemental Proceedings. The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series. Springer, Cham
  1. Dhakar K., Dvivedi A. (2017) Dry and Near-Dry Electric Discharge Machining Processes. In: Gupta K. (eds) Advanced Manufacturing Technologies. Materials Forming, Machining and Tribology. Springer, Cham.
  1. Kumar S., Dvivedi A., Kumar P. (2017) On Tool Wear in Rotary Tool Micro-Ultrasonic Machining. In: Meyers M. et al. (eds) Proceedings of the 3rd Pan American Materials Congress. The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series. Springer, Cham.
  1. Yadav V.K., Kumar P., Dvivedi A. (2017) Investigations on Rotary Tool Near-Dry Electric Discharge Machining. In: Wang S., Free M., Alam S., Zhang M., Taylor P. (eds) Applications of Process Engineering Principles in Materials Processing, Energy and Environmental Technologies. The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series. Springer, Cham.
  1. Singh, I., Debnath, K. and Dvivedi, A. (2014). Mechanical Behavior of Biocomposites under Different Operating Environments. In Lignocellulosic Polymer Composites, V. K. Thakur (Ed.). Doi:10.1002/9781118773949.ch18.
  1. Cheema, M. S., Dvivedi, A., Sharma, A. K. and Biswas, S. (2013). Multicriteria Optimization of Rotary Tool Electric Discharge Machining on Metal Matrix Composite. In Materials Processing Fundamentals (eds L. Zhang, A. Allanore, C. Wang, J. A. Yurko and J. Crapps). Doi: 10.1002/9781118662199.ch18.
  1. 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: Publisher: The World Academic Publishing Co. Ltd., Editors: Dr. Brahim Attaf, pp.25-39.
  1. Vishwakarma U.K., Dvivedi A., Kumar P. (2013) Finite Element Modeling of Material Removal Rate in Powder Mixed Electric Discharge Machining of Al-SiC Metal Matrix Composites. In: Zhang L., Allanore A., Wang C., Yurko J.A., Crapps J. (eds) Materials Processing Fundamentals. Springer, Cham.
  1. 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.
  1. 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 publications)

 

  1. Arya, R. K., & Dvivedi, A. (2019). Investigations on quantification and replenishment of vaporized electrolyte during deep micro-holes drilling using pressurized flow-ECDM process. Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 266, 217-229. (IMPACT FACTOR: 3.647)
  1. Singh, T., Arya, R. K. & Dvivedi, A. (2019). Experimental investigation into rotary mode electrochemical discharge drilling (RM-ECDD) of metal matrix composites. Machining Science and Technology, 1-13. (IMPACT FACTOR: 1.30)
  1. Kumar, S., & Dvivedi, A. (2019). On machining of hard and brittle materials using rotary tool micro-ultrasonic drilling process. Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 34 (7),  736-748 (IMPACT FACTOR: 2.669)
  1. Addis, S., Dvivedi, A., & Beshah, B. (2019). Quality management as a tool for job satisfaction improvement in low-level technology organizations: the case of Ethiopia. Production Planning & Control, 30:8, 665-681, DOI: 10.1080/09537287.2019.1574510. (IMPACT FACTOR: 2.330)
  1. Jha, N. K., Singh, T., Dvivedi, A., & Rajesha, S. (2019). Experimental investigations into triplex hybrid process of GA-RDECDM during subtractive processing of MMC’s. Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 34(3), 243-255. (IMPACT FACTOR: 2.669)
  1. Kumar, S., & Dvivedi, A. (2019). On effect of tool rotation on performance of rotary tool micro-ultrasonic machining. Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 34(5), 475-486. (IMPACT FACTOR: 2.669)
  1. Kumar, S., & Dvivedi, A. (2018). Fabrication of microchannels using rotary tool micro-USM: An experimental investigation on tool wear reduction and form accuracy improvement. Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 32, 802-815. (IMPACT FACTOR: 2.809)
  1. Singh, T., & Dvivedi, A. (2018). On performance evaluation of textured tools during micro-channeling with ECDM. Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 32, 699-713. (IMPACT FACTOR: 2.809)
  1. Addis, S., Dvivedi, A., & Beshah, B. (2018). Determinants of job satisfaction in Ethiopia: evidence from the leather industry. African Journal of Economic and Management Studies, 9(4), 410-429.
  1. Pawariya, K., Dvivedi, A., & Singh, T. (2018). On performance enhancement of electrochemical discharge trepanning (ECDT) process by sonication of tool electrode. Precision Engineering, 56, 8-19. (IMPACT FACTOR: 2.582).
  1. Singh, T., & Dvivedi, A. (2018). On pressurized feeding approach for effective control on working gap in ECDM. Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 33(4), 462-473. (IMPACT FACTOR: 2.669)
  1. Filketu, S., Dvivedi, A., & Abebe, B. B. (2017). Decision-making on job satisfaction improvement programmes using fuzzy QFD model: a case study in Ethiopia. Total Quality Management & Business Excellence, DOI: 10.1080/14783363.2017.1354693. (IMPACT FACTOR: 1.526)
  1. Singh, S., Singh, I., & Dvivedi, A. (2017). Design and development of novel cost effective casting route for production of metal matrix composites (MMCs). International Journal of Cast Metals Research, 30(6), 356-364. (IMPACT FACTOR: 0.771).
  1. Addis, S., Dvivedi, A., & Beshah, B. (2017). Identifying and prioritising operational performance indicators of the Ethiopian leather industry. International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, 22(3), 378-394.
  1. Singh, T. & Dvivedi, A., (2016). Developments in electrochemical discharge machining: A review on electrochemical discharge machining, process variants and their hybrid methods. International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, 105, 1-13. (IMPACT FACTOR: 5.106)
  1. Dhakar, K., Dvivedi, A., & Dhiman, A. (2016). Experimental investigation on effects of dielectric mediums in near-dry electric discharge machining. Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, 30(5), 2179-2185. (IMPACT FACTOR: 1.194)
  1. Cheema, M.S., Singh, P.K., Tyagi, O., Dvivedi, A. & Sharma, A.K., (2016). Tool wear and form accuracy in ultrasonically machined micro channels. Measurement, 81, 85-94. (IMPACT FACTOR: 2.218)
  1. Gupta, P.K., Dvivedi, A. & Kumar, P., (2015). Effect of pulse duration on quality characteristics of blind hole drilled in glass by ECDM. Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 31(13), 1740-1768. (IMPACT FACTOR: 2.669)
  1. Dhakar, K. & Dvivedi, A., (2015). Parametric evaluation on near-dry electric discharge machining. Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 31(4), 413-421. (IMPACT FACTOR: 2.669).
  1. Gupta, P.K., Dvivedi, A. & Kumar, P., (2015). 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, 229 (6), 910-920. (IMPACT FACTOR: 1.445)
  1. Debnath, K., Singh, I. & Dvivedi, A., (2015). Rotary mode ultrasonic drilling of glass fiber-reinforced epoxy laminates. Journal of Composite Materials, 49(8), 949-963. (IMPACT FACTOR: 1.613)
  1. Cheema, M.S., Dvivedi, A. & Sharma, A.K., (2015). Tool wear studies in fabrication of microchannels in ultrasonic micromachining. Ultrasonics, 57, 57–64. (IMPACT FACTOR: 2.337)
  1. Debnath, K., Singh, I. & Dvivedi, A., (2015). On the analysis of force during secondary processing of natural fiber reinforced composite laminates. Polymer Composites, 38 (1),
    164-174 (IMPACT FACTOR:1.943)
  1. Pandey, H., Dhakar, K., Dvivedi, A. & Kumar, P., (2015). Parametric investigation and optimization of near-dry electrical discharge machining. Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, 74(9), 508-511. (IMPACT FACTOR: 0.534)
  1. Dhakar, K., Pundir, H., Dvivedi, A. & Kumar, P., (2015). Near-dry electrical discharge machining of stainless steel. International Journal of Machining and Machinability of Materials, 17(2), 127-138.
  1. Gupta, P.K., Dvivedi, A. & Kumar, P., (2015). Effect of electrolytes on quality characteristics of glass during ECDM. Key Engineering Materials, 658, 141-145.
  1. Debnath, K., Singh, I. & Dvivedi A., (2014). Drilling characteristics of sisal fiber-reinforced epoxy and polypropylene composites. Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 29(11-12), 1401-1409. (IMPACT FACTOR: 2.669)
  1. Singh, S., Singh, I. & Dvivedi, A., (2014). 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, 228 (8), 858-867. (IMPACT FACTOR: 1.445)
  1. Vishwakarma, U. K., Dvivedi, A. & Kumar, P., (2014). 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, 16 (2), 113–128.
  1. Cheema, M. S., Dvivedi, A., & Sharma, A. K. (2013). 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, 227(11), 1733-1742. (IMPACT FACTOR: 1.445)
  1. Singh, S., Singh, I. & Dvivedi, A., (2013). 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, 227(12), 1767-1776. (IMPACT FACTOR: 1.445)
  1. Cheema, M.S., Venkatesh, G., Dvivedi, A. & 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, 226(12), 1951-1952. (IMPACT FACTOR: 1.445)
  1. Dvivedi, A., Rajeev, V.R., Kumar, P. & Singh, I., (2012). Tribological characteristics of Al 6063–SiCp metal–matrix composite under reciprocating and wet conditions. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology: 226(2), 138-149. (IMPACT FACTOR: 1.318)
  1. Kumar, K., Dvivedi, A. & Kumar, S., (2011). Parametric optimization of surface roughness on wire-EDM using Taguchi method. International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, 24(1-4), 88-104.
  1. Dvivedi, A, Kumar, P. & Singh, I., (2010). Effect of EDM process parameters on surface quality of Al 6063 SiCp metal matrix composite. International Journal of Materials and Product Technology, 39 (3-4), 357-377. (IMPACT FACTOR: 0.802)
  1. Kishore, R.A., Tiwari, R., Dvivedi, A. & Singh, I., (2009). Taguchi analysis of the residual tensile strength after drilling in glass fiber reinforced epoxy composites. Materials and Design, 30(6), 2186-2190. (IMPACT FACTOR: 4.525)
  1. Dvivedi, A., Kumar, P. & Singh, I., (2009). Development of new Stir Caster Design for the production of Metal Matrix Composite. Indian Foundry Journal 54 (12), 21-27.
  1. Dvivedi, A., Kumar, P., & Singh, I. (2008). Experimental investigation and optimization in EDM of Al 6063 SiC metal matrix composite. International Journal of Machining and Machinability of Materials, 3(3-4), 293-308.
  1. Dvivedi, A. & Kumar, P., (2007). Surface quality evaluation in ultrasonic drilling through the Taguchi technique. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 34, 131-140. (IMPACT FACTOR: 2.601)
  1. Dvivedi, A., Kumar, P. & Dvivedi S., (2004). Quality function deployment for operation theaters - procedure & a case study. Productivity, 45(1), 75-84.

Selected Publication in Conferences

 

  1. Kumar, S., & Dvivedi, A. (2018). On Performance Evaluation of Helical Grooved Tool during Rotary Tool Micro-ultrasonic Machining. In 7th International and 28th All India Manufacturing Technology Design and Research Conference (AIMTDR-2018), Anna University, Chennai.
  1. Arya, R. K., & Dvivedi, A. (2018). Enhancement in Machining Efficiency and Accuracy of ECDM Process Using Hollow Tool Electrode. In 7th International and 28th All India Manufacturing Technology Design and Research Conference (AIMTDR-2018), Anna University, Chennai.
  1. Singh, T., & Dvivedi, A. (2018). Experimental investigation on the effect of energy interaction duration during micro channeling with ECDM. In 7th International and 28th All India Manufacturing Technology Design and Research Conference (AIMTDR-2018), Anna University, Chennai.
  1. R. Kumar, S. Kumar and A. Dvivedi (2017). Effect of tool geometry on performance of rotary tool micro-USM. International Conference on Nano-technology, Ideas, Innovations and Initiatives (ICN3I-2017), IIT Roorkee.
  1. S. Kumar and A. Dvivedi (2017). An ultrasonic micro-machining approach for fabrication of micro-molds. In 12th Uttarakhand State Science & Technology Congress 2017-18.
  1. S. Kumar and A. Dvivedi (2017). Parametric effect on width overcut in rotary tool micro-ultrasonic machining. International Conference on Technology & Trust (ICTT-2017) Greater Noida Institute of Technology, Greater Noida.
  1. S. Kumar and A. Dvivedi (2016). On comparative study of micro-ultrasonic drilling with and without tool rotation. In 4th International Conference on Production and Industrial Engineering (CPIE-2016) NIT Jalandhar, pp. 327-335.
  1. Kumar, S., & Dvivedi, A. (2016). Investigations on Fabrication of Microchannels using Rotary Tool Micro-ultrasonic Machining. In 6th International and 27th All India Manufacturing Technology Design and Research Conference (AIMTDR-2016) (pp. 444-447).
  1. S. Kumar and A. Dvivedi (2016). Fabrication of 3D complex micro-features used in bio-medical applications. In 3rd International Conference on Nanotechnology for Better Living (NBL-2016) NIT Srinagar, pp. 255.
  1. Arora, P., Dhakar, K. & Dvivedi., A., (2014). Effect of Process Parameters of Near-dry EDM on Machining of a Conductive Material. Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials (PFAM-XXIII) 1, 511-517.
  1. Dhakar, K. & Dvivedi, A., (2014). Study of the Near-dry Electric Discharge Machining. Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials (PFAM-XXIII) 1, 499-504.
  1. Venkatesh, G., Singh, T., Sharma, A. K., Dvivedi, A. (2014). A fuzzy logic approach in prediction of responses while finishing microchannels using abrasive flow machining. Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials (PFAM-XXIII) 1, 374-383.
  1. Debanth, K., Singh, I. & Dvivedi, A., (2014).Comprehensive analysis of forces during drilling of nettle/polypropylene bio-composites. International Symposium on Green Manufacturing and Applications (ISGMA 2014), Busan, South Korea, June 24-28.
  1. Dhakar, K. & Dvivedi, A., (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, Dec. 12-14.
  1. Gupta, P.K., Dvivedi, A. & Kumar, P., (2014). Impact of pulse width on hole overcut in an electrochemical discharge machining of blind holes. Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials (PFAM-XXIII) 1, 493-498.
  1. Debnath, K., Dhawan, V., Singh, I. & Dvivedi, A., (2014). 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), GNDEC Ludhiana, Oct 24-26., Ed. Khangura, S.S., Singh, P., Singh, H., Brar, G.S. (Eds.), Publisher: Springer, 441-450.
  1. 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, Honolulu, USA, October 5-8, 2014.
  1. Singh, S., Singh, I., Dvivedi, A., & Davim, J. P. (2014). SiC p-Reinforced Al6063 MMCs: Mechanical Behavior and Microstructural Analysis. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Research and Innovations in Mechanical Engineering (pp. 451-464). Springer, New Delhi.
  1. Vishwakarma, U. K., Dvivedi, A., & Kumar, P. (2013). Finite element modeling of material removal rate in powder mixed electric discharge machining of Al-SiC metal matrix composites. In Materials Processing Fundamentals (pp. 151-158). Springer, Cham.
  1. Debnath, K., Singh, I., Dvivedi, A., & Kumar, P. (2013). Natural Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Composites for Wind Turbine Blades: Challenges and Opportunities. Recent advances in composite materials for wind turbine blades. Hong Kong: WAP-AMSA, 25, 40.
  1. Debanth, K., Singh, I. & Dvivedi, A., (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, Dec. 18-20.
  1. Venkatesh, G., Singh, T., Sharma, A.K. & Dvivedi, A., (2013). Finishing of micro-channels using abrasive flow machining. Proceedings of the International Conference on Research and Innovations in Mechanical Engineering (ICRIME-2013), GNDEC Ludhiana, Oct 24-26., Ed. Khangura, S.S., Singh, P., Singh, H., Brar, G.S. (Eds.), Publisher: Springer, 243-252.
  1. Cheema, M.S., Dvivedi, A. & 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), GNDEC Ludhiana, Oct 24-26., Ed. Khangura, S.S., Singh, P., Singh, H., Brar, G.S. (Eds.), Publisher: Springer, 2014, 253-260.
  1. 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, Dec. 18-20.
  1. 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, April 4-6.
  1. 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. 
  1. 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.
  1. Biswas, S., Vishwakarma, U.K., Dvivedi, A. & Kumar D., (2012). FEA simulation of material removal rate in rotary electro-discharge machining of copper–steel (EN-8). International Conference on Advances in Manufacturing Technology (ICAMT), CET, Chennai, June 15-17.
  1. Arya, R.K., Dvivedi, A., Karunakar, D.B. & Vishwakarma, U.K., (2012). Modeling of material removal mechanism of EDM for Al6063/SiC metal matrix composite. International Conference on Advances in Manufacturing Technology (ICAMT), CET, Chennai, June 15-17.
  1. Debnath, K., Dvivedi, A. & Singh I., (2012). Wear Behavior of Glass/Epoxy Composites Filled with Rice Husk. Third International Multi component Polymer Conference (IMPC-2012), Kottayam, Kerala, India, Mar. 23-25.
  1. Singh, S., Singh, I. & Dvivedi A., (2012). Prediction of surface roughness in drilling of Metal Matrix Composites using ‘ANFIS’. Proceedings of PFAM21, Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials, IIT Guwahati, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India, Dec. 10-13.
  1. Vishwakarma, U.K., Dvivedi, A. & Kumar, P., (2012). Prediction of material removal rate in rotary tool electric discharge machining using adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system. 2nd Annual International Conference on Materials Science, Metal & Manufacturing (M3 2012), Singapore, Nov. 19-20.
  1. Debnath, K., Singh, I. & Dvivedi, A., (2012). Ultrasonic vibration assisted hole making in glass-epoxy laminates. Proceedings of PFAM21, Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials, IIT Guwahati, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India, Dec. 10-13.
  1. Debnath, K., Singh, I. & Dvivedi, A., (2012). Development and tribological characterization of GFRP laminates with natural fillers. 4th international and 25th all India manufacturing technology, Design and Research Conference (AIMTDR 2012), Jadavpur University, India, Dec. 14-16.
  1. Vishwakarma, U. K., Dvivedi, A. & Kumar, P., (2012). Prediction of material removal rate in powder mixed electrical discharge machining using adaptive neuro fuzzy interface system. Proceedings of the 4th International and 25th All India Manufacturing Technology, Design and Research Conference (AIMTDR 2012), Jadavpur University, India, Dec. 14-16.
  1. Vishwakarma, U.K., Dvivedi, A. & Kumar, P., (2012). Prediction of material removal rate in rotary tool electrical discharge machining of Al6063 SiC metal matrix composite using fuzzy logics. Proceedings of PFAM21, Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials, IIT Guwahati, Dec. 11-13.
  1. Vishwakarma, U.K., Dvivedi, A. & Kumar P., (2012). FEA modeling of material removal rate in electrical discharge machining of Al6063/SiC composites. International Conference on Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (ICMIME, 2012), Zurich, Switzerland, Jan. 15-17.
  1. Saini, V.K., Sharma, D. & Dvivedi, A., (2011). Optimization of cutting parameters of Cu turning by applying Taguchi method. Proceedings National seminar on Emerging Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering for New Generation Industry, Ghaziabad, March 12 -13.
  1. Singh, I., Singh, H., Dvivedi, A. & Kumar, P., (2011). Tensile and compressive behavior of composite joints: Experimental and finite element study. 16th International Conference on Composite Structures (ICCS16), University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering (FEUP) June 28-30.
  1. Singh, S., Singh, A., Singh, I. & Dvivedi, A., (2011). Optimization of the process parameters for drilling of metal matrix composites (MMC) using Taguchi analysis. Twentieth International Symposium on Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials (PFAM XX), Hong Kong, Dec. 15-18.
  1. Kumar, K., Dvivedi, A. & Kumar, S., (2010). Surface quality evaluation for wire EDM of M2HSS. In 3rd International and 24th AIMTDR Conference, College of Engineering, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Dec. 13-15.
  1. Singh, I., Shankara, M. A. G., Jaiswar, S. & Dvivedi, A., (2008). Experimental investigation of the peel-up type of delamination in drilling of woven GFRP laminates. Seventeenth International Symposium PFAM XVII Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Material, IIT Delhi, India, Dec. 15-17.
  1. Dvivedi, A., Kumar, P. & Singh, I., (2008). Electric discharge machining of A6063-15%SiCp metal matrix composite. International Conference on Advances in Manufacturing Technology for Young Engineers, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Chennai, India, Feb. 6-8.
  1. Dvivedi, A., Kumar, P. & Singh, I., (2007). Electric discharge machining of metal matrix composite. Proceedings of RDMQM- 2007, PEC Chandigarh, India, Oct. 5-6.
  1. Dvivedi, A., Kumar, P. & Singh, I., (2007). Optimization of EDM on A6063-15%SiCp MMC through Taguchi method. Proceedings of QRMAES – 2007, NIT Hamirpur, India, Dec. 27-28.
  1. Dvivedi, A., Kumar, P. & Singh, I., (2007). Electric discharge machining of A6063-10%SiCp metal matrix composite. Proceedings of International Conference on Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute, Durgapur, India, Nov. 29-30.
  1. Dvivedi, A., Kumar, P. & Singh, I., (2006). Experimental analysis in ultrasonic drilling of titanium using Taguchi technique. In 1st International and 22nd AIMTDR Conference, IIT Roorkee, Dec.21–23.
  1. Dvivedi, A., Kumar, P. & Singh, I., (2006). Processing of metal matrix composites by unconventional techniques. Proceedings of national conference on recent developments and future trends in mechanical engineering, NIT Hamirpur, Nov 03-04.
  1. Dvivedi, A. & Negi, V., (2005). Investigation of the effect of grit size and tools on the material removal rate of ultrasonic drilling on titanium work pieces. Ingenium, Institute of Technology, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, April 15-16.
  1. Negi, V. & Dvivedi, A., (2005). Investigation and optimization of response time in hydraulic power steering using Taguchi technique. 14th ISME International Conference (ISME-2005), DCE, New Delhi, India, Dec. 12 – 14.
  1. Sohagpure, L., Dvivedi, A. & Kumar, P., (2005). Quality function deployment in process industry. 14th ISME International Conference (ISME-2005), DCE, New Delhi, India, Dec. 12 – 14.
  1. Dvivedi, A. & Kumar, P., (2003). QFD in service sector – A case study. 13th ISME International Conference (ISME-2003), IIT Roorkee, India, Dec. 30-31.

Patents

S. No

Patent Title

Name of Applicant(s)

Application No.

Date

Agency/Country

 1.

A  flexible device for multiple ultrasonic machining operations

Akshay Dvivedi

Apurbba Kumar

Manjot Singh Cheema

201611041640

Filing Date 06.12.2016

Examination Request Date 28.02.2017

 

 India

2.

A device for pressurized multiphase flow during electrochemical discharge machining process

Akshay Dvivedi

Rajendra Kumar Arya

201911017291

Filing Date

01.05.2019

 

India

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Miscellaneous
  • 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.
  • Two-Day National Workshop on “Design Thinking”, Design Innovation Centre and MIED, IIT Roorkee, March 25-26, 2019 • “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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Development of Ultrasonic Micromachining Facility:
  • 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 on hard and brittle materials.
  • Ultrasonic Turning: Ultrasonic energy was effectively utilized for turning of hard-and-brittle materials. This resulted in development of a new machining process. This process is now being used for machining threads on hard-and-brittle materials. The facility was developed in-house.
  • Development of grinding assisted Electrochemical Discharge Machining (GAECDM)Facility The development of GAECDM involves 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. It also removes any re-cast layer formed during EDM part of ECDM. Thus process performance enhances significantly. 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 facility can perform machining of cylindrical work parts.
  • Ultrasonic drilling on fiber reinforced composites: A pioneer work of drilling on 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.
  • Development of Near-Dry Electric Discharge Machining (EDM) Facility: 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). The advantage being no harmful fumes are liberated while machining. This results in process being economical and eco-friendly. The developed process provided material removal rate and surface quality in comparison with conventional EDM higher by nearly five times and three times, respectively. This facility was designed and developed in-house.
  • Development of Rotary Tool Near-Dry Electric Discharge Machining (EDM) Facility: The capabilities of Near-Dry Electric Discharge Machining (EDM) process were improved manifold by providing tool rotation during multi-phase flow of dielectric medium. The developed process provided material removal rate and surface quality in comparison with conventional EDM higher by nearly ten times and five times, respectively.
  • Development of Electric Discharge Form Machining (EDFM) facility: 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.
  • Development of Rotary Electric Discharge Machining facility: 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. This facility was developed in-house.
  • 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.
  • Development of setup for stir casting facility: 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.
  • Development of Powder Electric Discharge Machining (PEDM) facility: 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
  • 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 study was conducted at the Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Jolly Grant, Dehradun, U.K. India. The objective of this project was established after request from H.I.M.S. management. Intensive discussions with the doctors, surgical team and supporting staff along with patients at the above Institute revealed that despite of all care taken in operation theatre there still exist some shortcomings that are generally overlooked. I being the facilitator identified these problems and developed the guidelines to rectify them using the Quality Function Deployment technique.
  • Development of Powder Mixed Rotary Tool Electro Discharge Deposition Facility: 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.
  • 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. More than 15000 surgical operations had been performed using this device. This device has reduced cleft palate surgery time to nearly half and had brought down the complication rate to near zero.
  • Development of Electrical discharge sawing facility: The electrical discharge sawing process was developed to machine difficult to cut materials such as metal matrix composites (MMCs), Inconel, titanium and tool steels etc. This facility was developed to reduce the high machining cost of abovementioned materials. The developed facility not only increased the productivity but also enhanced the machining quality by providing the better flushing into the inter-electrode gap. The developed facility is capable of fabrication of slits slots in all types of electrically conductive materials.
  • Development of micro tool coating system: The development of micro tool coating system was aimed to fabricate low cost diamond coated tools for micro machining applications. In this system, the uniformity of coating layer was ensured through the ultrasonic assistance that was provided to the electrolytic bath. The circulation system was also provided in this system to obviate the problems related with the settle of abrasive particles at the bottom of electrolytic bath.
  • Development of modular accessory for mobility enhancement of manual wheel chair: A high quality, modular and compact attachment was developed to provide effortless motion to the manually operated wheelchair. The cost of the developed attachment is only 2.75% of existing products (784% reduction in cost). The attachment is compact, flexible and can be attached to any wheelchair with minor modifications. It is easy to install, lightweight and easy to use.
  • Development of magnetic abrasive finishing facility: The magnetic abrasive finishing facility was developed to finish the difficult-to-machine materials such as titanium, tungsten Inconel etc. to enhance their functionality in many industrial applications. The facility is capable to provide nano level surface finish.
  • Development of grinding assisted rotary disc electrochemical discharge machining (GA-RDECDM) facility: The developed grinding assisted rotary disk electrochemical discharge machining (GA-RDECDM) process integrates the concept of triplex hybridization. In GA-RDECDM, an abrasive coated rotary disk was used as a tool electrode. The abrasive coated disk provides micro gaps between the tool electrode and work material surface and thereby it results in thin and stable gas film formation. The breakdown of thin and stable gas films produce high frequency, low intensity discharges and consequently improves the machining performance. The additional abrasion that is imparted by rotating disk ensures the continuation of ECDM process. The major contribution of this research work is the development of a novel method for the fabrication of the slits on MMCs, slots and cutting of ceramic materials.
  • Development of adaptive feedback controlled electric hydro dissection device: A hydro dissection device with feedback control facility was developed, which can be used for cleft lip and palate surgery. This innovative device provides smooth and controlled injection. Also, the device has special feature of monitoring and recording live data during the surgical procedure.
  • Development of pressurized feeding system for ECDM process: The development of pressurized feeding system was motivated to control the working gap during ECDM process. In pressurized feeding system, the exerted pressure over the tool electrode maintains constant working gap (almost zero) between tool tip and work material. There is also a provision in the developed system to hold the work material, and to provide an appropriate feeding motion to maintain constant working gap during machining.
  • Development of Adaptive Cutting Force Control System for Process Stability of Micro-USM process: A closed loop adaptive cutting force control system (modular system) was developed to provided excellent control over machining gap in USM process. This system keeps the process in control at all times throughout the machining and ensures improved results with higher efficiency with high quality of machined features. The developed system is flexible and it can also be used for other non-traditional machining processes both in macro and micro domain.
  • Development of pressurized tool feeding system for ECDM process: A pressurized tool feeding system was developed for ECDM process. This system provides constant working gap during machining with balancing the feed force at a single location. The developed system can simultaneously machine multiple holes and complicated geometries on a single work material.
  • Development of electrolyte filtration system for ECDM process: Electrolyte is an important component of ECDM process. However, the properties of electrolyte changes after a certain period of machining due to contamination (in the form of dissolved particles of anode and machined debris) of electrolyte. Therefore, a filtration system was developed wherein an ultra-membrane filter separate the contaminants during machining. The use of this system improves the usable life of electrolyte.
  • Development of Shaped Tube Electrolytic Machining Facility: A facility to drill high aspect ratio holes on difficult to machine materials was developed. An adaptive feed control system was also developed to control inter electrode gap as desired, to work in macro to micromachining domain.
  • Development of ultrasonic assisted electrochemical discharge trepanning (UA-ECDT) Facility : The developed facility of ultrasonic assisted electrochemical discharge trepanning (UA-ECDT) process integrates the concept of triplex hybridization. Where a tool electrode was made offset from the spindle axis as per the desired diameter of the hole to be machined, and an orbital motion along with the ultrasonic vibrations was provided to the tool electrode. The integration of ultrasonic vibrations in ECDT process facilitates evacuation of the sludge/debris from the machining zone. Also, it generates thin and stable gas film over the tool electrode. The use of UA-ECDT process improves the energy channelization index (ECI), and exhibits 10 times more ECI than the ECDT process.
  • Development of Multi-Phase Flow ECDM Facility: Multi-Phase Flow ECDM facility was developed for drill of high aspect ratio holes on glass and ceramics. This facility extends the discharge regime to hydrodynamic regime.
  • Development of a flexible device for multiple ultrasonic machining operations: A modular device was developed for micro-USM process. This device can be used for various machining operations such as drilling, milling, turning and threading on a single ultrasonic machining device.
  • Development of Electromagnetic Stir Casting Facility: Electromagnetic stir casting facility was developed to add the particulate reinforcement in to the matrix melt. The objective was to overcome the problems of particle agglomeration and porosity during stir casting.
  • Development of Ultrasonic assisted ECDM Facility: Ultrasonic assisted ECDM Facility was developed with objective of enhancing the efficiency of ECDM. This facility in comparisons with conventional ECDM is able to achieve higher depth of machining with low values of hole cut and thermal damage.
  • Member, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Tools Sectional Committee, PGD 08, Bureau of Indian Standards.
  • Reviewer for Journal of Micromanufacturing, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Journal of Manufacturing Processes, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, Ultrasonics, International Journal of Machining and Machinability of Materials, Journal of Composite Materials, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, Machine Tools and Manufacture, Measurement, JMPT, etc.
  • Member, Board of Studies at Uttarakhand Technical University.
  • Member, Advisory at Graphic Era Hill University
  • Member, Research Advisory Committee at DTU, Delhi.
  • Member, Research Advisory Committee at NIT Jalandhar.
  • Member, 43rd National Systems Conference on Innovative and Emerging Trends in Engineering Systems, IIT Roorkee, Dec 6-8, 2019.
  • Member, International Advisory Council, 6th International Conference on Production & Industrial Engineering, Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, June 8-10, 2019
  • Member, National Advisory, International Conference on Advances in Business and Engineering For Sustainability, ABES Engineering College, Ghaziabad, March 27-28, 2018.
  • Member, Technical Advisory Committee, 2nd International Conference on Computational & Experimental Methods in Mechanical Engineering, G.L. Bajaj Institute of Technology & Management, Greater Noida, May 3 - 5, 2019.
  • Member, Technical Committee, 1st International Conference on Future Learning Aspects of Mechanical Engineering (FLAME - 2018), Amity School of Engineering & Technology, Amity University, Oct 3 – 5, 2018.
  • Member, Media and Publicity, Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials: XXIII, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Dec 5-7, 2014.
  • Member, Advisory Committee, 1st International and 16th National Conference on Machines and Mechanisms (iNaCoMM 2013), IIT Roorkee, Dec. 18 -20, 2013.
  • Member, Programme Committee for International Conference on Recent Trends in Mechanical Engineering (RTME2013), Dubai, UAE, May 18-19, 2013.
  • Member, International Advisory Committee for 3rd International Conference on Production and Industrial Engineering, NIT Jalandhar, March 29-31, 2013.
  • Member, International Advisory Committee for International Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing and Operations Management (ISOM-2013), University of Mauritius, June 26-28, 2013.
  • Member, Programme Committee for International Conference on Recent Trends in Mechanical Engineering (RTME2013), Dubai, UAE, May 18-19, 2013.
  • 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.
  • 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.