Research Centre - Mechanical

Mechanical Engineering Department has been recognized as Research Centre in Mechanical Engineering first time in Theni District Engineering Colleges by Anna University Chennai in the month of November 2016.The Department of Mechanical Engineering was established in the academic year 2010-2011, M.E. (Manufacturing Engineering) from the academic year 2014-2015. The department plays a leading role in evolving an "Engineering Science" based curriculum. The faculty members are highly qualified and specialized in the fields of thermal engineering, industrial engineering, material science, design and manufacturing. The mechanical engineering students learn to tackle challenges and solve real problems through their individual knowledge. The department became an approved research center of Anna University in the year 2016.

The department has highly qualified and experienced faculty members. The faculty members actively engage in research and constantly publish papers in International and National Journals. The department regularly organizes technical workshops for the students to expose them to emerging areas.

Guest lectures and industrial visits are periodically arranged for the students to supplement their curriculum. Well equipped SMART CLASS room provides highly interactive learning sessions. These classes promote frequent, direct interaction between professors and students, greatly enhancing the learning process. Laboratory courses in several mechanical engineering areas provide intensive experience in experiment/data design, measurement and analysis. Students receive design experience through hands on experience in our CAD/CAM lab.


To develop the department into an advance centre of research to produce the innovative products and knowlegable Doctorates.


Partners with the research community to create a culture of high achievement

Promotes shared responsibility, the ethical conduct of research, and compliance

Enhances researchers’ abilities to obtain and manage grants

Approved Supervisors :

Dr. C.Mathalai Sundaram

M.E.,M.B.A.,Ph.D.,MISTE.,/ Professor & Principal
AU Supervisor Ref. Number:3520044

Dr. B.Radha Krishnan

M.E., Ph.D., MISTE., / Associate Professor
AU Supervisor Ref. Number:3620003

Dr. C.Sivakandhan

M.E., Ph.D., Professor
         AU Supervisor Ref. Number:3720001

Doctoral Committee Members :

Dr. C.Mathalai Sundaram

M.E., M.B.A., Ph.D., MISTE., / Professor & Principal /NSCET

Dr. B.Radha Krishnan

M.E., Ph.D., MISTE., / Associate Professor / NSCET

Dr. C.Sivakandhan

M.E., Ph.D., / Professor / NSCET

Research and Testing Facilities available in Mechanical Engineering Department

Metal Forming Hydraulic Press and Water Hammer Set Up

Metallurgical microscope with image analysis system

Surface roughness measuring instrument set up.

CNC Lathe and Milling


Dr. C.Sivakandhan M.E., Ph.D., / Professor

Ph.D Enrollment Details

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C. Mathalai Sundaram, et al. "Studies on the catalytic activity of CuO/TiO2/ZnO ternary nanocomposites prepared via one step hydrothermal green approach." Materials Research Express 6.12 (2019): 125043. Science Citation Index (SCI)

Paper accepted in HEMIJSKA INDUSTRIJA., Surface Modification Method of Duplex Types Stainless Steels by Pack Boriding Process to Reduce Catastrophic Failure of Industrial Components (2021). Science Citation Index (SCI)

C. Mathalai Sundaram, Balan, K.N., Arunkumar, T., Ganesan, S. and Rameshbabu, A., 2019. Emission study on the outcome of DMC on neem bio-diesel-ignited diesel engine. Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, pp.1-10.

B. Radha Krishnan, M. Ramesh, M. Selvakumar, S. Karthick, A. Sasikumar, D. Varun Geerthi, and N. Senthilkumar. "A Facile Green Approach of Cone-like ZnO NSs Synthesized Via Jatropha gossypifolia Leaves Extract for Photocatalytic and Biological Activity." JOURNAL OF INORGANIC AND ORGANOMETALLIC POLYMERS AND MATERIALS (2020). Science Citation Index (SCI)

Radha Krishnan Beemaraj, Mathalai Sundaram Chandra Sekar, and Venkatraman Vijayan. "Computer vision measurement and optimization of surface roughness using soft computing approaches." Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control (2020): 0142331220916056. Science Citation Index (SCI)

Parthiban, A., A. Mohana Krishnan, B. Radha Krishnan, and V. Vijayan. "Experimental Investigation of Mechanical and Wear Properties of AL7075/Al 2 O 3/MICA Hybrid Composite." Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials (2020): 1-9. Science Citation Index (SCI)

Radha Krishnan, B., Vijayan, V., Parameshwaran Pillai, T. and Sathish, T., 2019. Influence of surface roughness in turning process—an analysis using artificial neural network. Transactions of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, 43(4), pp.509-514. Science Citation Index (SCI)

Dr. Radha Krishnan B, Harikishore S, and V. Vijayan, Wear Behavior of B4C reinforced Al6063 matrix composites electrode fabricated by stir casting method (2020). Transactions of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering DOI: 10.1139/tcsme-2019-0294 - Science Citation Index (SCI)

Radha Krishnan B, Mathalai Sundaram C, and V. Vijayan, Experimental Investigation And Parameter Analysis of Solar Still with the Different Wick Materials, (2021). Iranian Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. DOI: 10.30492/IJCCE.2021.120944.3951 - Science Citation Index (SCI)

B. Radha Krishnan., V. Vijayan, and G. Senthilkumar. "Performance analysis of surface roughness modelling using soft computing approaches." Applied Mathematics and Information Sci 12, no. 6 (2018): 1209-1217. (Web of Science)


B. Radha Krishnan., and M. Ramesh. "Optimization of machining process parameters in CNC turning process of IS2062 E250 Steel using coated carbide cutting tool." Materials Today: Proceedings 21 (2020): 346-350. (Scopus Indexed)

Karthikeyan, N., B. Radha Krishnan., A. VembathuRajesh, and V. Vijayan. "Experimental analysis of Al-Cu-Si metal matrix composite by powder-metallurgy process." Materials Today: Proceedings (2020). (Scopus Indexed)

Sanjeevi, R., G. Arun Kumar, and B. Radha Krishnan., "Optimization of machining parameters in plane surface grinding process by response surface methodology." Materials Today: Proceedings (2020). (Scopus Indexed)

Gopan, S. Nandha, A. Vennimalai Rajan, and B. Radha Krishnan. "Review of Bio-diesel production from waste cooking oil and analyze the IC engine performance." Materials Today: Proceedings (2020). (Scopus Indexed)

Sanjeevi, R., R. Nagaraja, and B. Radha Krishnan. "Vision-based surface roughness accuracy prediction in the CNC milling process (Al6061) using ANN." Materials Science 2214 (2020): 7853. (Scopus Indexed)