Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering offers a full time Doctoral programme focusing the niche research areas such as Thermal-Fluid sciences, Design engineering, Manufacturing engineering and Allied areas, etc. The department hosts a wide variety of research projects in these areas. We welcome you to this challenging field, which offers exciting opportunities in the development of more efficient fuels and fuel systems, new energy sources, energy conservation techniques and equipment’s, biomedical equipment, and other areas related the thermal and fluid science.

The department offers wide opportunity of research with Refrigeration and Cryogenics, Heat and Mass Transfer applications, I C Engines, Alternative fuels, Heat exchanger design, Modeling of Thermal Systems, Industrial Applications of Heat and Mass Transfer concepts. HVAC, Energy Conservation and Management and Energy Audit, Air Pollution and Control, Generation and Characterization of Nano Particles, Design and Development of Renewable energy Systems (Solar, biomass and Wind), Design and Development of Industrial and Environmental Air Pollution Measuring and Control Devices.

The Design Engineering Group has expertise in various areas which includes Tribology, Mechanics of Composite Materials, Fracture Mechanics, Lubrication and Bearing, Machine dynamics, Fluid film bearings, Conical Hydrodynamic Journal Bearing, Product Design and development material science, metallurgy, wear analysis, design optimization etc. Department research focuses for improving experimental and numerical methods for reliable evaluation of new materials and systems.

The research areas under Manufacturing and Allied there are FEA, Mechatronics, Artificial Intelligence, Mass Customization, Additive Manufacturing, Medical Device Innovation, Engineering optimization, Industrial Engineering. Manufacturing Simulation, Multi-Criterion Decision Making, Design of Experiment, Multi body dynamics simulation, Robotics, Investment casting, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Big data analytics, smart manufacturing, sustainable practices and supply chain management. Students work on various challenges using latest modelling and analysis software making them ready for the Industry. Various statistical softwares are also available to help in analysing research data.

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Key Information

Eligibility

The eligibility for the Ph.D. Programme is Masters or a Bachelor degree in Mechanical or equivalent branch/discipline from a recognized University as per the UGC Norms.

(UGC document can be referred for equivalent minimum degree eligibility for this Ph.D. programme.)

Details of Research Supervisors (Guides)

 
Sr.No. Research Guide Qualification Research Areas No of Students Registered
1 Dr. N. R. Gilke Ph.D FEA, Industrial Robotics, Mechatronics, Artificial Intelligence, Mass Customization, Control engineering 3 (University of Mumbai)
2 Dr. Luckman Muhmood Ph.D Process Metallurgy of iron and steel making, Slag-metal reactions, Recovery - recycling and value addition of Industrial Wastes, Lead free alloys for high temperature electronics, High Entropy Alloys, Heat Transfer fluids and Thermal Energy Storage for Concentrating Solar Power Plants, Solid Oxide Fuel/Electrolysers for Hydrogen energy utilization ( in Collaboration with BARC), Thermophysical Properties of Molten fluids -
3 Dr. Ramesh Lekurwale Ph.D Additive Manufacturing, Medical Device Innovation, Engineering optimization, Industrial Engineering. Manufacturing Simulation, Multi-Criterion Decision Making 2 (University of Mumbai)
4 Dr. S. N. Bansode Ph.D Computer Aided Design, Computer Aided Manufacturing, Finite Element Analysis, Industrial Engineering, Design of Experiment, Multi body dynamics simulation, Robotics, Investment casting, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Rapid prototype. -
5 Dr. Siddappa S. Bhusnoor Ph.D Thermal and Fluids Engineering, I C Engines, Heat and Mass Transfer, Design, Development and Analysis of Thermal Systems.Alternative fuels, Heat exchanger design, Modeling of Thermal Systems, Industrial Applications of Heat and Mass Transfer concepts. HVAC, Energy Conservation and Management and Energy Audit, Air Pollution and Control, Generation and Characterization of Nano Particles, Design and Development of Renewable energy Systems (Solar, and Wind), Design and Development of Industrial Air Pollution and Environmental Air Pollution Measuring and Control Devices. 2 (University of Mumbai)
6 Dr. Kashinath N. Patil Ph.D Solar Photovolatic, Renewable Energy, Thermal based solutions, Biomass Systems, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Heat Transfer, Metal Matrix Composite, Carbon Nanotubes Synthesis, Energy Systems Modelling, Thermal System Design 1 (University of Mumbai)
7 Dr. S. R. Nikam Ph.D Jet and wake flow control, Aeroacoustics of high speed jet flow, cavity flow control, cardiovascular fluid mechanics, Design of heat exchanger, refrigeration and air conditioning -
8 Dr. Manoj J. Pawar Ph.D Tribology, Mechanics of Composite Materials, Fracture Mechanics, Lubrication and Bearing -
9 Dr. A. K. Gangrade Ph.D Tribology, Machine dynamics, Fluid film bearings, Conical Hydrodynamic Journal Bearing, Product Design and development -