Centre for Innovation and Product Development


The fast pace of technological advances in recent times mandates students to be industry-ready by acquiring broader skills while graduating from the institutes of higher education. In line with the above, the Centre for Innovation and Product Development (CIPD) has been established to act as a forum to enable students to implement their novel, and creative ideas originating from fundamental concepts learned in the classroom and to perpetuate the hands-on knowledge gained in the laboratory into a new product or a novel process.

The CIPD at VIT Chennai aims to develop new hardware and software products that will have a social impact by leveraging exhaustive technology.


  • To develop innovative prototypes and process technologies and transfer the technologies to the industry for product development

Mission :

  • To create an ambiance for interdisciplinary learning by loosening the complexities set by the conventional boundaries of department/school structure.
  • To encourage research scholars, students, and faculty members across schools and departments to come together and utilize the ideas, perspectives, and exclusive skills of one another to solve problems beyond the scope of a single discipline.

Focus Areas of Product Development

  • Development of micro-/nano-scale devices/sensors for space, environmental, and bio-sensing applications using innovative processes and low-cost materials
  • Sensor Technology & IoT
  • Electrochemical Sensors for Agriculture & Healthcare applications
  • Sensors for Cancer Biomarkers Identification
  • Fully Automated Hydroponics Fodder
  • Materials/FSS for EMI Shielding Applications
  • Hybrid supercapacitors
  • AI-based Smart Bin
  • Green packaging products for food/consumer products, Soundproof products
  • Electrical switches; switch board
  • Flow control devices
  • Bladeless fan for Human Comfort
  • Aerodynamic Devices to alter the Flow for various applications such as Rockets, Subsonic & Supersonic Flights, Agriculture requirements etc.,

The primary research areas and objectives of CIPD are:

i) Robotics and Product Development: To design and develop vision sensor integrated algorithms for automatic assembly systems for industries
ii) MEMS and Micro-/Nano-sensors: To develop micro-/nano-scale devices/sensors for space-, environmental-, and bio-sensing applications using innovative processes and low-cost materials
iii) New Material and Product Development: To develop products from natural fiber-reinforced polymer composite materials
iv) Aerodynamics: To develop Aerodynamic aids for better cornering stability and drag reduction on commercial vehicles and
v) Applications of Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Data Sciences for innovative process and product development


Sl. No.TitlePatent No.Date of FilingCIPD Faculty Associated
1Diagonal Slotted Rectangular Mechanical Tabs for Subsonic Jet flow Control2022410549799/26/2022Dr. Vinayagamurthy
2Scrubber Tool for Autonomous Wall Putty Robot390488-0017/17/2023Dr. E. Manikandan
3Leveller Tool for Autonomous Wall Putty Robot390489-0017/17/2023Dr. E. Manikandan
Sl. No.
Name of the Faculty
Project Title
Funding Agency
Amount Sanctioned in INR
Status Completed/ Ongoing
1Dr. G. Lakshmi Priya (CIPD, PI) Dr. E. Manikandan (CIPD, Co-PI)Multispectral Imaging for Prediction of Crop Infestation in Hydroponics System using Artificial Neural Network (ANN) modelsNational Mission for Interdisciplinary Cyber Physical Systems Programme, IIT Kharagpur AI4ICPS I HUB Foundation2023 – 241,681,689Ongoing
2Dr. J. Sathya Sree (SENSE, PI) Dr. E. Manikandan (CIPD, Co-PI) Dr. G. Idayachandran (SENSE, Co-PI)Development of Fully Automated Printed Inductive Sensor for Tremor Detection with Integrated Android ApplicationSERB (SURE) – DST2023 – 262,900,000Ongoing
3Dr. Manali Karmakar (SSL – PI), Dr. G. Bhuvaneswari (SSL – Co-PI), Dr. Swati Sharma (SSL – Co-PI), Dr. Binu Sahayam D (SSL – Co-PI), Dr. G. Lakshmi Priya (CIPD – Co-PI), Prof. Zakkariya T H (VITSOL – Co-PI)Warblers: Network of Reproductive Pain Studies from Southern IndiaThe Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research (NNMHR) and New Networks in Critical Medical Humanities Funding Scheme2023 – 252,26,000Ongoing
4Dr. A. Ravi Sankar (CIPD, PI)Thermal-Drift Aware Modeling and Design of Surface Stress based Micro/Nano Composite Cantilevers with Integrated Piezoresistors for Biosensing Applications.SERB, DST2017-192212100Completed
5Dr. G. Venkatachalam (CIPD, PI)Investigation on mechanical characterization of cellulose nanofibrils (cnf) reinforced composites obtained through chemical pretreatment and mechanical grindingInstitution of Engineers (India), Kolkata, India2018-2030000Completed
6Dr. G. Vinayagamurthy (CIPD, PI)Influence of Airplane wake-vortices on the layout and infrastructure of AirportsSERB, DST2015-191535000Completed
7Dr. A. Ravi Sankar (CIPD, PI)Design and Development of Glass-based Micro-thrusters without using Lithography for the Propulsion of Micro-/Nano- SatellitesVIT SEED2022-23500,000Ongoing
Dr. G. Venkatachalam (CIPD, PI)
Development of thermally conductive electrical insulators (product) using boron nitride/banana fiber reinforced polymer matrix composite
9Dr. S. Shoba (SENSE, PI)
Dr. E. Manikandan (CIPD, Co-PI)
Detection and Localization of Soil Microplastics using Novel Non-Invasive Technique with Integrated Deep Learning ModelVIT SEED2022-24395,066Ongoing
10Dr. G. Idayachandran (PI), Dr. E. Manikandan (Co-PI), Dr.Henridass (Co-PI)Portable non-invasive human body hydration sensorVIT SEED2022-24500,000Ongoing
11Dr.Sheena Christabel Pravin (PI), Dr. E. Manikandan (Co-PI)Machine Vision-enabled Autonomous Wall
Putty and Painting Robot
VIT SEED2022-24403,000Ongoing
Dr. G. Lakshmi Priya (PI)
Label-Free Nano-biosensor for Dengue Detection using Green – Synthesized Ag coated, n – ZnO / p – Si Heterojunction Diode
Dr. E. Manikandan (Co-PI)
Dr. M. Sindhuja (SENSE, PI)
Development of Electrochemical sensors for the ovarian cancer biomarker detection
Dr. A. Ravi Sankar (CIPD, Co-PI)
Dr. G. Shoba (PI)
Detection and Localization of Soil Microplastics using Novel Non-Invasive Technique with Integrated Deep Learning Model
Dr. E. Manikandan (Co-PI)
Dr. G. Vinayagamurthy (PI)
Optimization of Hybrid Wind-Solar Powered charging stations for National Highways & Other applications
Dr. Davidson (Co-PI),
Dr. Lenin NC (Co-PI)
Dr. Sivakumar (Co-PI)
16Dr K. Rajendra Kumar (PI) Dr N Gobinath (Co PI)Design of Continuous Flow Photoreactor Prototype for the Green and Economical Production of Poly(methyl methacrylate) with Predetermined Molecular weight in Kilogram ScaleVIT SEED2022-24455,000Ongoing
17Dr. K. Karunamurthy (SMEC, PI)
Dr. K. Rajendra Kumar (CIPD, Co-PI)
Design and Development of a Microbiological fuel cell integrated Solid Waste ComposterVIT SEED2021-2023100,000Ongoing

The list of selected journals in which the CIPD research faculty have published manuscripts with VIT affiliation is given here, with their corresponding 2022 impact factors (published in June 2023).

S. NoJournal TitleImpact Factor
1Nano-Micro Letters26.6
2Journal of Energy Storage9.4
3Materials Science and Engineering: A6.4
4Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation5.6
5Building Simulation5.5
7Polymer Composites5.2
9Materials and Manufacturing Processes4.8
10Sensors and Actuators, A: Physical4.6

K. B. Rajasekarababu, G. Vinayagamurthy “Assessment of local pressure coefficient over conventional and unconventional tall buildings” In book: Innovative Design, Analysis and Development Practices in Aerospace and Automotive Engineering-2020, Book Chapter ISBN: 978-981-13-2696-7 PP: 145-152 Published by Springer.

S. No.Name of AuthorsTitle of the book/chapters publishedYear of publication with monthISBN/ISSN numberName of the publisherDOI
1G. Lakshmi Priya, M. Venkatesh, S. Preethi, T. Venish Kumar, and N. B. BalamuruganPerformance Analysis of Emerging Low-Power Junctionless Tunnel FETsAug-229781032147291CRC Press, Taylor & Francis10.1201/9781003240778
2M. Venkatesh, G. Lakshmi Priya, T. S. Arun Samuel, and M. Karthigai PandianModeling and Simulation of Emerging Low-Power DevicesAug-229781032147291CRC Press, Taylor & Francis10.1201/9781003240778
3Karthigeyan, K.A., Elakkiya, A., Manikandan, E., Indhu, R.Micromachined Terahertz MetamaterialsSep-22978-981-19-4105-4Springer10.1007/978-981-19-4105-4_14
4Andrew Robert, M. Venkatesh, G. Lakshmi Priya, G. Gifta, L. Jerart JulusChallenges of Conventional CMOS Technology in Perspective of Low-Power ApplicationsJun-239781003327035CRC Press, Taylor & Francis10.1201/9781003327035
5Rajasekarababu Kompala Baskar, Selvi Rajan, Vinayagamurthy GaneshanPeak Wind Pressure Coefficient on a Setback BuildingJun-23AIP Conf. Proc.10.1063/5.0139315
6K. B. Rajasekarababu, G. VinayagamurthyAssessment of local pressure coefficient over conventional and unconventional tall buildings2020978-981-13-2696-7Springer10.1007/978-981-15-6619-6


The details of the research scholars (Ph.D. and M. S. (by Research)) worked/working under the supervision of the faculty members of the research center are provided hereunder:
Doctoral Research Scholars – Completed

S. NoName of the ScholarTitle of the ThesisSupervisorYear of completion
1K B RAJASEKARABABUComputational evaluation of wind pressure and flow field on and around the setback buildingDr. G. Vinayagamurthy2021
2R. MANJUDevelopment of Chitosan-Based Affordable and Eco-Friendly Desiccants for Environmental ApplicationsDr. K. Rajendra Kumar2020
3S. M. SAKTHIVELVLSI Implementation of Image Watermarking AlgorithmsDr. A. Ravi Sankar2020
4K. V. MEENADesign Optimization of a Highly Miniaturized Silicon MEMS Piezoresistive Pressure Sensor for Bio-medical ApplicationsDr. A. Ravi Sankar2019
5S. SARANYAMicro-Structuring of Quartz Substrates using an Electrochemical Discharge Machining Process for Realizing MEMS DevicesDr. A. Ravi Sankar2019


Signed MoU with “Magnitudo Technologies” on 03.08.2023

Technical Areas of Collaboration with Magnitudo Technologies

  • Smart trolley and automation system
  • Automotive electronics
  • Agriculture and health monitoring applications using IoT
  • Future farming techniques
  • Sensors for environmental monitoring applications

The details of the consultancy work carried out (both completed and ongoing) by the research faculty of CIPD jointly with the colleagues of the other Schools and Centres in the recent past are provided hereunder.

S. NoName of the FacultyTopicFunding AgencyDurationStatusAmount (Rs.)
1Dr. E. Manikandan (CIPD), Dr. G. Lakshmi Priya (CIPD)Automated Hydroponics system DevelopmentMagnitudo Technologies Private Limited2 MonthsOngoing34,810
2Dr. A. Ravi SankarCharge – Discharge StudiesAnnamalai UniversityCompleted1888
3Dr. A. Ravi SankarCharge – Discharge StudiesAnnamalai UniversityCompleted300
S. No.Name of the EventTitleName of the Coordinators Resource Person DetailsDate
1WorkshopPrototype to Product: A Practical SessionDr. G. Lakshmi Priya & Dr. A. Ravi Sankar1. Mr. Dhinesh B
Entrepreneur | Founder and CEO at Vividobots
2. Ms. Ishwariya Senthilnathan,
Director, Blinc Smart Homes Pvt. Ltd.
3. Mr. Iyyappan M
CTO & Founder – IMROBONIX Pvt. Ltd.
4. Mr. Akash J
Co-Founder at AtumX
Building Next-Gen Social Robots
5.Dr. Ravi Sankar A
Director & Professor, Centre for Innovation and Product Development (CIPD), VIT University, Chennai
2WorkshopWorkshop on Device Engineering using Visual TCADDr. Lucky Agarwal (SENSE) and  Dr. G. Lakshmi Priya (CIPD)Amit Saini
Director of Cadre Design Systems
21-11-2022 to


3Make-a-thonDesign of High-speed VLSI Circuits using CADENCETM EDA toolsDr. A. Ravi Sankar (CIPD) &   Dr. S. Umadevi (CNVD)Dr. A. Ravi Sankar (CIPD) & Dr. S. Umadevi (CNVD)05-11-2022
4Make-a-thonDomestic appliancesDr. Davidson (SMEC),  Dr. Vinayagamurthy (CIPD) and Dr. Raghukiran (SMEC)21-04-2022 to


5WorkshopComposites: Materials, Mechanics, Computations, and ApplicationsDr. G Venkatachalam (CIPD), Dr. R Narayanan (SMEC)& Dr. Raja Annamalai (SMEC/Vellore Campus)Dr. G Venkatachalam (CIPD), Dr. R Narayanan (SMEC) &   Dr. Raja Annamalai (SMEC/Vellore Campus)05-01-2022 to


6VAPComputational Fluid Dynamics for TNPESU studentsDr. Sivakumar (SMEC) and  Dr. Vinayagamurthy (CIPD)Dr. Sivakumar (SMEC) and  Dr. Vinayagamurthy (CIPD)15-11-2021 to


7VAPSports Aerodynamics for VIT Chennai studentsDr. Vinayagamurthy (CIPD) and  Dr. Sivakumar (SMEC)Dr. Ramakrishnan, TNPESU15-11-2021 to 01-12-2022
8VAPCFD Applications in Fluid flow and Heat transferDr. Sivakumar (SMEC) and   Dr. Vinayagamurthy (CIPD)Dr. Sivakumar (SMEC) and  Dr. Vinayagamurthy (CIPD)12-07-2021 to


9VAPExperimental and Computational Methods in Bluff Body AerodynamicsDr. Vinayagamurthy (CIPD) and  Dr. Sivakumar (SMEC)Dr. Vinayagamurthy (CIPD) and  Dr. Sivakumar (SMEC)09/12/2020 to 31/12/2020
10WorkshopMetallurgy for Non-MetallurgistsDr. G Venkatachalam (CIPD),  Dr. R Narayanan (SMEC) & Dr Raja Annamalai (SMEC/Vellore Campus)Dr.A.Raja Annamalai, Dr.R.Narayanan,  Dr. Giribaskar Sivaswamy, Shri. Peranandhanathan.M and Ms. Sukanya14-12-2020 to


11WorkshopCFD analysis of Rotating Machinery (CFDRM)Dr. Sivakumar (SMEC) and  Dr. Vinayagamurthy (CIPD)Dr. Sivakumar (SMEC) and  Dr. Vinayagamurthy (CIPD)19/09/2020
12WorkshopExperimental and Computational methods in Wind EngineeringDr. Vinayagamurthy (CIPD) and  Dr. Sivakumar (SMEC)Dr. Vinayagamurthy (CIPD) and  Dr. Sivakumar (SMEC)02-02-2019
13WorkshopExperimental and Computational methods in Wind EngineeringDr. Vinayagamurthy (CIPD) and  Dr. Sivakumar (SMEC)Dr. Vinayagamurthy (CIPD) and  Dr. Sivakumar (SMEC)29/01/2018
S. No.Faculty MemberAwardYear
1Dr. A. Ravi SankarOutstanding Reviewer Award – Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering2022
IOP Outstanding Reviewer Award – Measurement Science and Technology2021
IEEE Journal Publication Award2021
IOP Outstanding Reviewer Award – Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering2020
IOP Outstanding Reviewer Award –Nanotechnology2020
IOP Trusted Reviewer Award2020
CTS Best Faculty Award2018
S. No.Foreign Professor and InstitutionName of the FacultyNature of CollaborationDetails
Dr. K. V. Meena, Mirrorcle Technologies Inc, Richmond, CA, United States of America
Dr. A. Ravi Sankar
Research Work
Published a few research articles
Dr. Gomathi N, IIST, Trivandrum, Kerala, IndiaResearch Work
Dr. Chun-Ping Jen, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Advanced Institute of Manufacturing for High-Tech Innovations, National Chung Cheng University, Chia-Yi 62102, Taiwan
Dr G Venkatachalam
Research workPublished a few research articles
Dr Tae Yub Kwon, Department of Dental Biomaterials, School of Dentistry, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41566, Republic of KoreaResearch workPublished a research article
Dr Raghava Rao Mukkamala, Department of Digitalization, Copenhagen Business School, 2000 Frederiksberg, DenmarkResearch workPublished a research article
Dr Achuthan MUNUSAMY, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, National University of Science and Technology, Azaiba, Muscat, Oman, P.O.Box 620Research workPublished a research article
Dr Klaudio Bari, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, UKResearch workPublished a research article
Professor Yukio Tamura, Wind Engineering Research Center, Tokyo Polytechnic University, JAPAN
Dr. G. Vinayagamurthy
Research workUnder review
Dr. KB Rajasekarababu, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen, China.Research workUnder review
Dr. Ma Wenyong, Shijiazhuang Tiedao University, ChinaResearch workUnder review
4Dr. Vithya Saahar Sethu Madhavan, Queensland University of Technology, AustraliaDr. G. Lakshmi PriyaResearch workUnder review

Apart from the Doctoral research scholars and the students of the M. S. (by Research) program, a few undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) students have participated in the research activities with the faculty members of the CIPD to publish articles in peer-reviewed journals. The details are given in the table hereunder.

S. No.Name of the AuthorsUG / PGPaper TitleJournal Title & Impact FactorPublication Details
1Lakshmi Priya G, Venkatesh M, Namita Rawat (21MVD1020), S Abhishek (21MVD1015)PGHybrid Silicon Substrate FinFET-Metal Insulator Metal (MIM) Memristor Based Sense Amplifier Design for the Non-Volatile SRAM CellMicromachinesVol. 14, No. 2, (2023)
2Lakshmi Priya G, Puneet Saran, Shikhar Kumar Padhy, Prateek Agarwal, A. Andrew Roobert, J Jerat JulusUGNovel Low Power Cross-Coupled FET-Based Sense Amplifier Design for High-Speed SRAM CircuitsMicromachinesVol. 14, No. 3, (2023)
3Gopalan V, V Hemanth,M Logesh, Arora Piyush, Mahalingam Siva kumar, Vignesh Pragasam & Thozhuvur Govindaraman LoganathanUGInvestigation of Tensile Behavior of Carbon Nanotube/Coir Fiber/ Fly Ash Reinforced Epoxy Polymer Matrix CompositeJournal of Natural FibersVol. 20, No. 1, (2023)
4Gopalan, V.; Vardhan, M.S.; Thakur, V.; Krishnamoorthy, A.; Pragasam, V.; Degalahal, M.R.; Velu, P.S.; Raja Annamalai, A.; Jen, C.-PUGStudies on Numerical Buckling Analysis of Cellulose Microfibrils Reinforced Polymer CompositesMaterialsVol. 16, No. 3, (2023)
5V. Gopalan, S. Rajarajan, M. Wilson, J. Venkatesan, M. Elango, S. Natarajan, S. RajakumarUGStudies on fly sh/coir/sugarcane reinforced epoxy polymer matrix compositeMaterials Science and Eengineering Technology (Materialwissenschaft und Werkstofftechnik)Vol. 54, No. 2, (2023)
6A. Bhushan
L. Gupta
R. Kushwaha
S. Suman
G. Vinayagamurthy
UGStructural Integrity Assessment of Aligned and Non-aligned Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes in Epoxy ResinInternational Journal of Vehicle Structures and SystemsVol. 14, No. 6, (2022)
7Ritik, K. S.; Keerthivasan, R.; Kumar, S. Y.; Jeyanthi, S.; Vinayagamurthy, G.UGAxial Compression Study of Crash Boxes with Various Honeycomb StructuresInternational Journal of Vehicle Structures and SystemsVol. 14, No. 6, (2022)
8Chaitanya Agarwal, Ravi Prakash, Vasu Mahajan, Aditya Chhetri, G. Vinaygamurthy, Awani Bhushan & S. JeyanthiUGInvestigation on the Influence of Vortex Generators on AerofoilInternational Journal of Vehicle Structures and SystemsVol. 14, No. 6, (2022)
9Pradhyumn B
Rohit O.P
Omkar A.N
Venkatachalam G
Vignesh P
Dinesh R.S
UGInvestigations on tensile and flexural behaviors of sugarcane fiber/boron nitride/fly ash reinforced polymer matrix compositePolymer Composites IF:3.531, Clarivate indexedVol- 43, pp. 1730-1741, 2022.
10Anirudh V.P
Ajay A.S.K
Akshat A
Venkatachalam G
Loganathan T.G
UGVirtual fatigue analysis of epoxy-based composite reinforced with sugarcane fibre, fly ash, and carbon nanotubesMaterialwissenchaft and Werkstofftechnik IF:1.034, Clarivate indexedVol- 53, pp. 56-67, 2022.
11Arora P
Venkatachalam G
UGDesign and Simulation of an FSAE Impact AttenuatorSAE International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing, Clarivate indexedVol- 15, pp. 26, 2022.
12Vadivel K.L
Sundararaman K.A
Iyahraja S
Vignesh K.D
Venkatachalam G
Piyush A
UGInvestigations on Mechanical and Morphological Characteristics of Mudar Fiber Reinforced Polymer CompositesJournal of Natural Fibers IF:3.507, Clarivate indexedVol- 19, pp. 14548-14560, 2022.
13Jeyanthi S
Nividhitha D
Venkatachalam G
Singh R
Sangwan G
UGAn Experimental Investigation and Optimization of Electromagnetic Interference Shielding Effectiveness of Hybrid Epoxy NanocompositesJournal of Electronic Materials IF:1.938, Clarivate indexedVol- 51, pp. 3453-3465, 2022.
14Venkatachalam G
Hemanth V
Logesh M
Arora P
Sivakumar M
Vignesh P
Loganathan T.G
UGInvestigation of Tensile Behavior of Carbon Nanotube/Coir Fiber/ Fly Ash Reinforced Epoxy Polymer Matrix CompositeJournal of Natural Fibers IF:3.507, Clarivate indexedVol- 20,  2022.
15Venkatachalam G
Hitesh B.N
Deshmukh A.R
Senthilnathan N
Achuthan M
Jeyanthi S
Pandivelan C
PGVirtual Fatigue Life Prediction of Back Strip Butt Weld Joint under Bending and Torque Load ConditionsMATERIALS SCIENCE (MEDŽIAGOTYRA) IF:0.854, Clarivate indexedVol- 28, pp. 519-528, 2022.
16Venkatachalam G
Deshmukh A.R
Annamalai A.R
Vignesh P
Gokulkrishnan B
Vijay V
Jen C.P
PGFatigue Life Prediction Using Virtual Strain Gauge for Backing Strip Full Penetration Weld JointJournal of the Chinese Society of Mechanical Engineers IF:0.228, Clarivate indexedVol- 43, pp. 127-141, 2022.
17Guru Anand
Venkatachalam G
Senthilnathan N
PGThermal buckling of flax fibre reinforced epoxy laminated composite plate using finite element analysisInternational Journal for Computational Methods in Engineering Science and Mechanics, Scopus IndexedVol- 23, pp. 219-227, 2022.
18G. Lakshmi Priya
Namita Rawat (21MVD1020)
S Abhishek (21MVD1015)
M. Venkatesh
PGModeling and Simulation of Double Gate Dielectric Stack Silicon Substrate Memristor Circuits for Low Power ApplicationsSilicon, IF = 2.941, SCI IndexedOnline First (2022);                 DOI: 10.1007/s12633-022-01944-9
19Venkatachalam G
Vyas R (16BME1083)
Goswami I
Shah A
Vignesh P
UGFlexural Analysis of Epoxy Polymer Composite Reinforced With Sugarcane Fibre/Fly Ash/Carbon-NanotubeInternational Journal of Surface Engineering and Interdisciplinary Materials Science, Scopus indexedVol- 9, pp. 87-99, 2021.
20Jeyanthi S
Vinothkumar S
Venkatachalam G
Gupta M
Rohan Singh
UGAn Investigation of EMI Shielding Effectiveness of Organic Polyurethane Composite Reinforced with MWCNT-CuO-Bamboo Charcoal NanoparticlesJournal of Electronic Materials IF:1.938, Clarivate indexedVol- 50, pp. 1282-1291, 2021.
21Venkatachalam G
Vyas R (16BME1083)
Goswami I
Shah A
Vignesh P
UGTensile Behaviour of Sugarcane Fibre / Fly Ash / Carbon Nano Tubes Reinforced Epoxy CompositesUPB Scientific Bulletin, Series D Mechanical Engineering, Scopus indexedVol- 83, pp. 181-192, 2021.
22Venkatachalam G
Vimalanand S
Jefferson stanley David
Jeyanthi S
Raja Annamalai S
Jen C.P
PGExperimental and Numerical Analyses on the Buckling Characteristics of Woven Flax/Epoxy Laminated Composite Plate under Axial CompressionPolymers IF:4.967, Clarivate indexedVol- 13, pp. 995, 2021.
23Gokulkrishnan B (18MCD1028)
Venkatachalam G
Deshmukh A.R
PGPrediction of Fatigue Life of Full Penetration Weld Joint Using Thermal Elasto Plastic Properties Incorporating Residual Stress EffectUPB Scientific Bulletin, Series D Mechanical Engineering, Scopus indexedVol- 83, pp. 135-148, 2021.
24Venkatachalam G
Vimalanand S
Raja Annamalai S
Santhnakrishnan M
Vignesh P
Pandivelan C
Giriraj M
Jen C.P
PGDynamic Characteristics of Woven Flax/Epoxy Laminated Composite PlatePolymers IF:4.967, Clarivate indexedVol- 13, pp. 209, 2021.
25Sivakumar M
Venkatachalam G
Hemanth V
Vignesh P
Prashanth P
Vimalanand S
UGStudies on Shear Strength of CNT/Coir Fibre/Fly Ash Reinforced Epoxy Polymer CompositesEmerging Material Research IF 1.795, Clarivate indexedVol- 9, pp. 78-88, 2020.
26Venkatachalam G
Vimalanand S
Tiwari S.K
Mehta N
Shukla S
UGDynamic Characteristics of Honeycomb Sandwich Beam Made with Jute/Epoxy Composite SkinEmerging Material Research IF 1.795, Clarivate indexedVol- 9, pp. 132-140, 2020.
27Venkatachalam G
Sharma S.K
Jangid A.K
Vignesh P
Nilesh S.N
UGInvestigations on Tensile and Flexural Characteristics of Fly Ash and Banana Fiber-Reinforced Epoxy Matrix CompositesEngineering Transactions, Scopus indexedVol- 68, pp. 89-101, 2020.
28Venkatachalam G
Sivakiran G
Vishnu P.C
Yash G
Vignesh P
Annamalai K
UGInvestigations on surface roughness of natural (banana / coir / sisal) fiber reinforced hybrid polymer matrix compositesUPB Scientific Bulletin, Series D Mechanical Engineering, Scopus indexedVol- 82, pp. 191-198, 2020.
29Venkatachalam G
Bhardwaj P
Nilesh S.N
Vignesh P
UGDetermination of Fatigue Limit of Coir/CNT/Fly Ash Reinforced Epoxy Polymer Matrix CompositePeriodica Polytechnica Mechanical Engineering, Clarivate indexedVol- 64, pp. 248-255, 2020.
30Guru Anand
Venkatachalam G
Vasudevan R
PGInvestigation on thermal buckling Analysis of Jute/Epoxy Polymer Matrix CompositeEmerging Material Research IF 1.795, Clarivate indexedVol- 9, pp. 1229-1236, 2020.
31Venkatachalam G
Vignesh P
Hitesh B.N
Gokulkrishnan B (18MCD1028)
Pandivelan C
PGInvestigation on Machining Characteristics of Banana Fiber and Silicon Carbide Reinforced Polymer Matrix CompositesEngineering Transactions, Scopus indexedVol- 68, pp. 297-313, 2020.
32Venkatachalam G
Akshay I
Giriraj M
Vignesh P
Aamer A.K
Rishi Dam
UGThe Effect of Fiber Size on Tensile Characteristics of Natural Fiber Reinforced CompositesEmerging Material Research IF 1.795, Clarivate indexedVol- 8, pp. 426-433 2019.
33Venkatachalam G
Reddy D.M
Tiwari S.K
Nilesh S.N
Kovalan S
PGFracture and flexural analysis of sandwich panel with polypropylene honeycomb as core and jute fabric reinforced epoxy matrix composite as skin layerMaterial Research Express IF:2.025, Clarivate indexedVol- 6, pp. 115348, 2019.
34Vimalanand S
Venkatachalam G
Nikam T.D
Jog O.V
Suryavanshi R.T
PGDetermination of Vibrational Characteristics of Coir, Banana and Aloe Vera Fibres Reinforced Hybrid Polymer Matrix CompositesInternational Journal of Acoustics and Vibration IF:0.632, Clarivate indexedVol- 24, pp. 12-19, 2019.
35Venkatachalam G
Vignesh P
Omkar V.J
Tushar D.N
Gautham S
UGDetermination of stress intensity factor (SIF) of coir and aloe vera fiber reinforced hybrid polymer matrix compositesUPB Scientific Bulletin, Series D Mechanical Engineering, Scopus IndexedVol- 80, pp. 219-228, 2018.
36Graceraj P.P
Venkatachalam G
Garg A.S
Afsan M.A
UGDetermination of stress intensity factors of jute fiber-reinforced hybrid polymer matrix compositesComposites: Mechanics, computations, applications IF:0.69, Clarivate indexedVol- 9, pp. 41-50, 2018.
37Jain K
Kumar S
Venkatachalam G
Ayyappan S
UGVibrational analysis of hybrid fabric reinforced polymer matrix curved composite beamsComposites: Mechanics, computations, applications IF:0.69, Clarivate indexedVol- 9, pp. 269-282, 2018.
38Venkatachalam G
Mehta N.H
Shukla S
Gupta Y
Sharma A
Ghosh R
Rajan G
UGExperimental Investigations on Flexural and Fracture Behaviors of Flax Fiber Reinforced Sandwich PanelsInternational review of mechanical engineering, Scopus indexedVol- 12, pp. 231-238, 2018.
39Venkatachalam G
Vignesh P
Banarjee D
Karmakar S
Reddy D.M
UG Analysis of Tensile and Flexural Strengths of Kenaf Fabric reinforced Hybrid Polymer Matrix CompositeComposites: Mechanics, computations, applications IF:0.69, Clarivate indexedVol- 9, pp. 363-379, 2018.
40Kazi A
Dam R
Datta S
Venkatachalam G
Rajan G
UGFlexural and fracture analysis of polymer metal hybrid composite panels reinforced with natural fibersUPB Scientific Bulletin, Series D Mechanical Engineering, Scopus indexedVol- 80, pp. 85-96, 2018.
41Meena K.V.,
Mathew R.,
Leelavathi J (14MVD1027)
Ravi Sankar A
 PGPerformance comparison of a single element piezoresistor with a half-active Wheatstone bridge for miniaturized pressure sensorsMeasurement, IF=5.131, Clarivate indexedVol-111, pp-340-350, 2017
42Saranya S
Nair A (14MVD1019)
Ravi Sankar A
PGExperimental investigations on the electrical and 2D-machining characteristics of an electrochemical discharge machining (ECDM) processMicrosystem Technologies,                           IF = 2.012, Clarivate indexedVol-23, 1453–1461, 2017
43Venkatachalam G
Vipin V
Vignesh P
Ghule K
Saluja J.S
UGInvestigation on dynamic behavior of sandwich panels made of aluminium and hybrid polymer and optimization of design parameters using Taguchi methodUPB Scientific Bulletin, Series D Mechanical Engineering, Scopus IndexedVol- 79, pp. 205-214, 2017.
44Harikrushna D
Venkatachalam G
Ayyappan S
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Product Development

The list of the innovative process and products developed in the recent past and the products being developed at present are provided in the table below:

Sl. No.Name of the FacultyList of In-House Products being developedCurrent TRL LevelSDG
1Dr. G. Lakshmi PriyaFlexible low-cost nano-biosensors to aid early detection of diseasesTRL 23
2AI – assisted Hydroponics SystemTRL 415
3Dr. E. ManikandanFully automated Hydroponics SystemTRL 311
4Smart Trolley systemTRL 411
5Sensors for soil nitrate and contamination detectionTRL 314
6Dr. A. Ravi SankarLithography-free fabrication of a glass-based microthruster for the propulsion of micro-/nano-/pico-satellitesTRL 49
7Development of heavy-metal ionTRL 36
8Development of dopamine sensorTRL 43
9Glass-micromachined micro-heaterTRL 39
10Dr. K. Rajendra KumarGreen packaging films and containersTRL 412
11Sound proof panelsTRL 43
12Dr. G. VenkatachalamElectrical switches; switch boardTRL 45
13Dr. G. VinayagamurthyDiagonal Slotted Rectangular Mechanical Tabs for Subsonic Jet flow Control TRL 58, 9, 15
14Bladeless fan for Human ComfortTRL 27, 13
15Variable profile spoiler for sports and race carTRL 49

* TRL – Technology Readiness Level

*SDG – Sustainable Development Goal