Research Areas

The Department's faculty investigate a broad range of research in about a dozen thrust areas. Some of the specific areas include Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing, Rapid Prototyping, Robotics and Controls, Turbomachinery and Combustion Systems, IC Engines, Multi-Phase flow, Heat and Mass transfer in Multiphase and Single phase systems, Fundamental Combustion, Bio-mechanics, Nano-mechanics, Tribology, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Optical Diagnostics and Acoustics.
Much of the research is conducted within the department, but many projects are carried out in collaboration with other departments and centers on campus, as well as with other R&D institutions and national laboratories in the country and abroad. The faculty, students and staff author more than 100 research publications annually in leading national and international journals and conferences. Several of the faculty are fellow of various national academies in science and engineering, and have received recognition in the form of national and international awards.
The Mechanical Engineering Faculty are continuing to explore new areas of research and develope new courses. Some of the areas in which the department faculty have ventured into are MEMS, Electronic Cooling, Energy, Bio-mechanics, Macro and Micro and Nano-mechanics.
The Department is well equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories and infrastructural facilities in these areas. The Department receives funding from agencies such as UGC, MHRD, DST, ARDB, ISRO and other Government bodies and industries. Our faculty members render assistance to leading industries through technical advice and consultancy services.

A table listing the faculty in the department by broad research area is given below.

Mechanical Systems and Design

  • Ananthasuresh, G.K.
    Multidisciplinary and Multiscale Device and Design Lab
  • Ghosal, Ashitava
  • Gurumoorthy, B.
  • Jog, Chandrasekhar S.
  • Narasimhan, R.
  • Pratap, Rudra.
  • Sen, Dibakar
  • Yogendra Simha, K.R.
  • Gundiah, Namrata

Thermal Science and Fluid Mechanics

Materials and Manufacturing

  • Bobji, M.S.
    Force Microscopy Laboratory
  • Kailas, Satish Vasu
    Surface Interaction and Manufacturing Lab

Technical Acoustics and I.C.Engines