Mechatronics and Instrumentation Laboratory
Indian Institute of Technology Indore (I.I.T Indore)

Discipline of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. I.A. Palani,


Associate Professor, 

Mechatronics and Instrumentation Lab, 

Discipline Of Mechanical Engineering,

&

Head of the Discipline 

Metallurgical Engineering and Material Science 

Indian Institute of Technology Indore(I.I.T.I)


Education qualification

  • Ph.D  from Precision Engineering lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras ( 2006-2010)
  • M.E. in Manufacturing Engineering from A.C.College of Engineering, Anna Univeristy (2004-2006)          (Passed in Distinction )
  • B.E in Production Engineering from Sathyabama Engineering college, Univeristy of Madras(2000-2004)               (Passed in Distinction and University Rank holder)

Professional Experience 

 Position 
 Affliation
 Duration
Associate Professor 
 Discipline of Mechanical Engineering, 
IIT Indore
 September 2016-till date 
 Assistant Professor 
 Discipline of Mechanical Engineering,      IIT Indore
 Jan 2012- September 2016
 Post Doctoral Research scientist
 Graduate School of Information Science and Elecrical Engineering, 
Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
 September 2010- December 2011
 Kyushu Univeristy, IIT Madras Exchange Research Fellow
  Graduate School of Information Science and Elecrical Engineering, 
Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan

 June 2008- June 2009

Research Expertise

  • Smart Materials and Structures 
  • Shape memory alloy
  • Laser assisted Surface processing 
  • Laser based micro-manufacturing 
  • Mechatronics system design 
  • optical Instrumentation

Sponsored and consultancy projects 

S.NO
 Project title
 Funding agency & total fund sanctioned ( year)
 Principal Investigator
 Co Investigators and other patnering institutes
 Duration
1
  Investigations on Structural and thermomechanical behavior of the Cu- based shape memory alloy bimorphs prepared by laser assisted manufacturing
 DST:DAAD
 Dr.I.A.Palani    ( IIT Indore)
Prof.Simon Pauly, IFW DRESEDEN, Germany
2017-2019
2
  Development of SMA bi-morph belt for deriving waste energy from the automobile engine Development of SMA bi-morph belt for deriving waste energy from the automobile engine
 Uchatar Avishkar Yojana(MHRD)
74,51,000 INR                  ( 19,88,000 from Volvo Eischer)
Dr.I.A.Palani    ( IIT Indore)
  Dr.Devendra Deshmukh ( IIT Indore)
Mr.Shanjay Tiwari     ( Volvo Eischer)
2016-2018     ( 2 years)
 3
 Development of Eco friendly ZnO UV LED 
 4,95,000 INR (DST:JSPS)
  Dr.I.A.Palani (IIT Indore)
 Dr.Vipul Singh (IIT Indore)
Prof.N.J.Vasa(IIT Madras)
Prof.T.Okada( Kyushu University)
Dr.Nakamura(Kyushu University)
 2014-2016( 2 years)
 4
 Development of brake pedal and clutch pedal using high power laser forming
 2,95,000 INR (WABCO India LTD)
 Dr.I.A.Palani
 2014-2015  (10 months)
 5
 Promotion of environmental friendly plasma nitriding and nitro carburizing
 98,00,000 INR (DST)
 Dr.I.A.Palani
 Dr.S.Kazi(IIT Indore)
Dr.Alphonsa Joseph           ( FCIPT, IPR)
MPCST
 2013-2017
(3 years)
 6
High deposition additive manufatcuring of complex parts
15,00,000 (DST:EPSRC)
 Dr.I.A.Palani (Co-PI)
PI: Prof.Karunakaran (IIT Bombay)
other members 
Dr.Vinoth (CMTI banglore)
Prof.William Stewart          ( Cranfield Univeristiy, U.K)
Prof.Supriyo Ganguly         ( cranfield Univeristy, UK)

  2014-2017   ( 3 years)
 7
 Builiding Capaciative for collobrative reserach in advanced manufacturing
 50,000 Euro ( Newton Bhabha)
 Dr.B.K.Lad (PI)
Dr.I.A.Palani (as one of the member) 
Prof.Bill O Neil ( Cambridge University)
Prof.Ajit ( Cambridge Univeristy)
Industry patners 
Wabco, Micromatic grinding, AIAA Industries
 2016-2018   ( 2 years)
 8
 Centre for Gear Engineering
 2,95,00,000 INR( DST:FIST project)

45,00,000( High power laser approved under this project)
 Prof.N.K.Jain
Dr.Anand Parey
Dr.B.K.Lad
Dr.I.A.Palani
 2014-2017
( 3 years)
9
  Design and Fabrication of Prestrained Post buckled Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) Composites to Develop Adaptive Flapper for Missiles
  22,00,00 INR , Defense Research Development organization (DRDO), IMRAT
  Dr.I.A.Palani (IIT Indore)
  Dr.Amod Umarikar
(IIT Indore)
2016-2017 (15 months) ( under approval)
 
 
 
 
 
 

Patents, Publications and Book chapters  

Summary of the Publication
 
International Journal publciations published till date 
 55 ( with total Impact factor 87)
 Interntaional conference Publications 
56
 Patents filed 
 3( 2 are in the process of filiing)
 Internationational book  chapters 
 4

Professional Expertise 
Shorterm course and conference organized

Reviewer and member of  editorial board:

1) Reviewer- Journal of Material science and engineering B
2) Reviewer-Journal of material letters  
3) Reviewer-Journal of Optics and precision engineering 
4) Reviewer- Journal of Advance Manufacturing technology
5) Editorial board member-Journal of automation and  Robotics technology( Springer)
Membership
1) Life Member Indian Laser association 
2)Annual member SPIE
3) Annual member SAE