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Rahul S. Malik
Rahul S. Mulik Associate Professor +91-1332-285761 Website
Areas of Interest
  • Machining (Conventional & Non-conventional), finishing processes, micro-machining, FSP&Welding, MMC, Rapid Prototyping
Professional Background
2018Till dateAssociate ProfessorIIT Roorkee
20122018Assistant ProfessorMIED, IIT Roorkee
20122012Post-Doctoral FellowEcole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
19992000EngineerKirloskar Brothers Ltd.
Honors and Awards
Best paper award to Mr.Sujit SV for the paper "A new hot tearing........... Al-6 wt% Zn based alloy"Indian Institute of Metals, Kolkata, India. Binani Gold medal award2019
OVD Fellowship to Mr. Nitin Saini to pursue his part of PhD at Univ. of Alberta by SERBUniversity of Alberta, Canada 2019
Educational Details
PhDSuperfinishing (Magnetic abrasive finishing)IIT Delhi2011
M.Tech.FE analysis of ECSMMNNIT, Allahabad2003
Production EngineeringB.E.-1999
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Vibration assisted polishing of non-conducting and non- magnetic materials SRIC, IIT Roorkee2013
Investigations into improvement of MRR in traveling wire ECSM using magnetic fieldDST India2014
Measurement of Diffusible Hydrogen and Residual Stresses in Welded P91 SteelBHEL Haridwar2017
Rapid prototyping by wire metal and metal droplets for high temperature applicationsEIL, India2018
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Travelling Wire Electro chemical spark machining (ECSM)Navratan KaushikA2012
Performance study and Life prediction models on coating of CSEF steel weldsJayant G. ThakareA2014
Al 7xxx based Metal Matrix CompositesSujit SVO2015
heat treatment, hydrogen embrittlement and creep strength in P92 steel weldsNitin SainiA2015
Metal based Rapid PrototypingUmashankar TripathiO2017
high strain rate PMC applicationsAnkur ChaurasiyaO2018
Application of hBN in machiningAnkit KumarO2018
Machining of ceramicsRajneesh RaghavO2019
Books Authored

Book Chapter titled, "Magnetic Abrasive Finishing", in Nonconventional Finishing Technologies by Polish Scientific Publishers (PWN), Poland, page nos.125-140

Refereed Journal Papers

A) International Journals Papers (Published/Accepted/Comunmicated)

  1. R.S. Mulik and Vinod Yadava, Thermal stresses during electro-chemical spark machining, Int. J. Manufacturing Technology and Management, Vol. 7, Nos. 2/3/4, 287- 307 (2005).
  2. R.S. Mulik and P. M. Pandey, Mechanism of surface finishing in ultrasonic assisted magnetic abrasive finishing process, Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 25, 1418-1427 (2010)*.
  3. R.S. Mulik and P. M. Pandey, Ultrasonic assisted magnetic abrasive finishing of hardened AISI 52100 steel using unbonded SiC abrasives, Int J of Refractory Metals & Hard Materials, 29, 68-77 (2011)*.
  4. R.S. Mulik and P. M. Pandey, Magnetic abrasive finishing of hardened AISI 52100 steel, Int J of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 55, 501-515 (2011).  
  5. R.S. Mulik and P. M. Pandey, Experimental Investigations and Optimization of Ultrasonic Assisted Magnetic Abrasive Finishing Process, IMechE- Part B, J. of Engineering Manufacture, 225 (8), 1347-1362 (2011).
  6. R.S. Mulik, V. Srivastava and P. M. Pandey, Experimental investigations and modeling of temperature distribution in the work-brush interface during ultrasonic assisted magnetic abrasive finishing process, Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 27, 1-9, (2012).
  7. R.S. Mulik and P. M. Pandey, Experimental investigations and modeling of finishing force and torque in ultrasonic assisted magnetic abrasive finishing, J. of Manufacturing Sci. (ASME), 134, 051008 (2012).
  8. V. Mishra, H. Goel, R.S. Mulik, and P.M. Pandey, Finite element analysis of magnetic abrasive finishing process to determine work-brush interface temperature, J Manufacturing Processes (SME), 16(2), 248 (2014)
  9.  N Rattan, R S MulikImprovement in Material Removal Rate (MRR) Using Magnetic Field in TW-ECSM Process,  Materials and Manufacturing Processes,32(1), 101-107 (2017).
  10. Nav Rattan and Rahul S. Mulik “Experimental investigations and multi-response optimization of magnetic field assisted TW-ECSM process”, Silicon 9(5), 663-673 (2017).
  11. M. Deepan, Chandan Pandey, N. Saini, M. M. Mahapatra, R. S. Mulik, Estimation of strength and wear properties of Mg/SiC nanocomposite fabricated through FSP route, Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering, 39 (11), 4613–4622 (2017)
  12. JG Thakare, RS Mulik, MM Mahapatra, Effect of carbon nanotubes and aluminum oxide on the properties of a plasma sprayed thermal barrier coating, Ceramics International 44 (1), 438-451 (2018)
  13. SV Sujith, MM Mahapatra, RS Mulik, A New Hot Tearing Assessment by Using Stepped Ring Core Mold and the Effect of Strontium on the Hot-Tearing Resistance of Al–6 wt% Zn Based Alloy,
  14. N Saini, C Pandey, MM Mahapatra, RS Mulik, Evolution of nano-size precipitates during tempering of 9Cr-1Mo-1W-V-Nb steel and their influence on mechanical properties, Materials Science and Engineering: A, 711, 37-43, (2018) 

B) International Conferences Papers (Published/communicated)

  1. V.A. Kamble and R.S. Mulik, Shape Optimization of 'S' Type Load Cell Using Finite Element Method, International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering-2006 (AME 2006),at Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab, India. 1-3 December, 2006.
  2. R.S. Mulik and P. M. Pandey, Experimental study to determine work-brush interface temperature in magnetic abrasive finishing process, PFAM-19, University of Auckland (NZ), 14-17 January, 2011.
  3. R.S. Mulik and P. M. Pandey, Experimental investigations into the finishing force and torque in magnetic abrasive finishing process, ASME IMECE, November, 2013.
  4.  R.S. Mulik, Navrattan, Parametric study into magnetic field assisted travelling wire electrochemical spark machining (TW-ECSM) process, 39th MATADOR Conference, Manchester University (U.K.), July,  2017.

C) National Conferences Papers (Published)

  1. R.S. Mulik, S.A. Pujari and K.P. Joshi, Evaluation of Electrochemical Arc machining (ECAM), National Conference on Computational Methods in Mechanical Engineering (Computime 05) at Osmania University, Hyderabad, India. 16-17 September, 2005.
  2. R.S. Mulik, V.R. Naik and K.P. Joshi, Use of Advanced Manufacturing Machining in Composites, National Conference on Recent Trends in Manufacturing at K.I.T. Kolhapur (M.S.), India. 6-8 January 2006.


Device for Ultrasonic Assisted Magnetic Abrasive Finishing Process (UAMAF) and process thereof. An Indian patent application has been filed (1200/DEL/2010).


  • MI-102, Manufacturing Techniques MI-232, Manufacturing Technology - II MI-435 Work System Design MI-511C, Modeling and Simulation