Personal Profile

Dr.Neelakrishnan S

Academic Title: Professor
Educational Qualification(s): B.E ( Automobile Engineering ) - BHARATHIAR UNIVERSITY - 1991
Ph.D ( Mechanical Engineering ) - ANNA UNIVERSITY - 12/07/2007
Supervisor: DR. P.V. MOHANRAM

Contact Information: snk.auto@psgtech.ac.in
Google Scholar URL: https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=bQ1T25UAAAAJ&hl=en

Skills

In Brief


Dr. S. Neelakrishnan has a professional career spanning more than 21⁄2 decades. His previous assignments include Director of Nava Consultants Private Limited and Alliance Automation Systems, USA. During his service at PSG Tech for the past 9 years, he had been instrumental in the development of vocational programs for the automotive domain with Daimler India and TVS, and setting up of 12 specialized state of the art laboratories in the automotive and textile domain. He was instrumental in setting up of the Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering (PACE) Laboratory at PSG Tech with support from General Motors India. This involved funding from the PACE partners to the tune of Rs 1500 crores (US$ 250 million). He was also the Co-Principal Coordinator for the technical textiles (industrial and automotive) centre of excellence set up at PSG at a cost of Rs 45 Crore with funding to the tune Rs 28 Crore from the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. Dr Neelakrishnan has carried out several consultancy projects in the areas of automotive technologies. Currently the areas of research are design for manufacturing, automotive acoustics, collaborative product design, and Electric and Hybrid vehicles. He has successfully carried out funded and sponsored research projects through the Government and industries. Dr. Neelakrishnan heads the department of automobile engineering at PSG College of Technology which focuses on research and certain areas of automotive design, emission, electric & hybrid technologies, automotive electronics and automotive functional textiles.

Subject Expertise


ACOUSTIC
Automotive Development Process
BATTERY MANAGEMENT
Biodiesel
Investigation on vibrations of Wind Turbine Blade
Design of Automotive Systems
Engineering Graphics
Ergonomics Automation
Lean Manufacturing
Lean Six Sigma Tools And Techniques For Indian Small Medium Enterprises
Low Cost Automation
Machine Drawing
Edge Trimming of CFRP
Thermal Conductivity of Two Phase Materials
Manufacturing Systems Design
Knowledge Based System
Precision Machining
Precision Manufacturing
Product Lifecycle Management (Postgraduate class)
Tolerance Design
TQM
Vibratory feeders
Welding Technology

Research Area


welding stress and strain
Automotive Development Process
Battery Management
Biodiesel
Investigation on vibrations of Wind Turbine Blade
Design of Automotive Systems
Emission Control
Engineering Graphics
Ergonomics Automation
Geometric Modeling
Lean Manufacturing
Low Cost Automation
Machine Drawing
Thermal Conductivity of Two Phase Materials
Manufacturing Systems Design
Product Lifecycle Management
Tolerance Design
TQM
Vibratory feeders
Welding Technology





Professional Experience:

Industrial

APPLICATIONS ENGINEER, ALLIANCE AUTOMATION SYSTEMS, ROCHESTER, NY, USA, during ( 01/12/1993 - 20/09/1996 )
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, MALINI TEXTILES P LTD, COIMBATORE, during ( 01/11/1996 - 31/08/1997 )
DIRECTOR, NAVA CONSULTANTS (P) LTD, COIMBATORE, during ( 01/09/1997 - 31/08/1998 )
DIRECTOR, MANTRA ENGG & MARKETING (P) LTD, COIMBATORE, during ( 01/09/1998 - 15/05/2008 )


Membership:

Member - SOCIETY OF AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERS, USA
Fellow - INSTITUTION OF ENGINEERS, KOLKATA




International & National Journals

S.No. Journal Paper Title Year Role Volume
1 Investigation on performance Analysis of standard spur gear and crowned spur gear 2019 Co Author 15
2 INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY Experimental Investigation on DMFCs Using Reduced Noble Metal Loading with NiTiO3 as Supportive Material to Enhance Cell Performances 2019 Co Author 44
3 JOURNAL OF NATURAL FIBERS Development and Characterization of Pineapple Fibre Nonwovens for Thermal and Sound Insulation Applications 2019 Co Author 0
4 CIKITUSI JOURNAL of Applied Research An Automatic seat belt tensioner system for occupant safety 2019 Co Author 6
5 Journal of Industrial Textiles Development of polyester needle-punched nonwoven fabrics for filter press applications 2018 Co Author
6 International Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience Influence of Friction Stir Welding Parameters on Tensile Properties of AA8011 Aluminium Alloy Plate 2018 Co Author 15,Iss1,93
7 FIBRES & TEXTILES in Eastern Europe A FILTER BASED IMPEDANCE TUBE FOR SELECTION OF TECHNICAL TEXTILE MATERIALS 2018 Co Author 26, 1(127)
8 international Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology Adaptive Traffic Drive with Implementation of Split Hybrids to Achieve Longitudinal Control Pilot in Low end Passenger Cars 2018 Co Author (4) 2, 261
9 Journal of Industrial Textiles Development of Polyester Needle Punched Nonwoven Fabrics for Filter Press Applications 2018 Co Author
10 Int. Journal of Engineering Research and Application Analysis and Improvement of the Steering Characteristics of an ATV 2017 Main Author PP.NO 18-2
11 International Journal of Automobile Engineering Research and Development Design and Analysis of Steering Gearbox and its Components 2017 Main Author Special Is
12 International Journal of Engineering Development and Research Re-Engineering of Suspension Control Arm Using Aluminum Alloy and Validation Using FEA 2017 Co Author 5, Issue 3
13 International Journal of Advanced Engineering Research and Science Mitigating Instability in Electric Drive Vehicles Due to Time Varying Delays with Optimised Controller 2017 Co Author Vol-4, Iss
14 Journal of Natural fibers Sound and thermal insulation properties of flax/low melt PET needle punched nonwovens 2017 Co Author
15 Journal of Natural Fibers Investigations on Sound Absorption Properties of Luffa Fibrous Mats 2017 Co Author
16 International journal of scientific Research Publications Analysis of static flow resistivity of a modified impedance tube circuits and systems 2016 Co Author 7, pp: 225
17 International journal of Advanced Engineering Technology Development of an instrument to measure sound absorption 2016 Co Author 1, pp.no 2
18 International journal of scientific Research Development Analysis of Reduction in Shrinkage Defect In Reciprocating Piston 2016 Co Author 4, pp.no 8
19 Journal of Applied Research and Technology Investigation And Correction Of Error In Impedance Tube Using Intelligent Techniques 2016 Co Author 14, Issue
20 International Journal of ChemTech Research Investigation of Variable Compression Ratio Engine fueled with Jatropha oil 2016 Co Author Vol.9, No.
21 International Journal of Applied Engineering Research Energy consumption models for cloud computing environment 2015 Main Author 10
22 ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied sciences Review Of Acoustic Characteristics Of Materials Using Impedance Tube 2015 Co Author Vol 10,No
23 Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering And Technology., United Kingdom Performance Testing For Sound Absorption Coefficient By Using Impedance Tube 2015 Co Author 11(2), 85


International & National Conferences

S.No. Conference Title Paper Title Date Role Organized By
1 th International Conference on Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering Adaptive Admittance Control for Autonomous Loading of Load Haul Dumper in Underground Coal Mining 05-02-2019 Co Author ACM
2 Investigations on Green Flexible Composite for Acoustic Applications 04-01-2019 Co Author OTHERS
3 Development and characterization of Pineapple fibre nonwovens for thermal and sound Insulation applications 01-08-2018 Co Author OTHERS
4 A Review on Automotive Engine Fuel Filtration Media 01-08-2018 Co Author OTHERS




Contributions

S.No. Title Author Nature Date
1 Investigation on Sound Absorption Characteristics of Nonwoven Coir Mats Dr.Thilagavathi G, TXT
Dr.Muthukumar N, TXT
Dr.Neelakrishnan S
Chapter 01-01-2019



Seminars/Workshop/Conferences Organised

S.No. Sponsoring Agency Title of the Event From To No. of Audience
1 5 days workshop on Advanced Material Characterization 08-07-2019 12-07-2019 7
2 COE INDUTECH Capabilities 04-07-2019 04-07-2019 59
3 Automotive Domain Training - Onboard Diagnostics (OBD) for Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Pvt.Ltd Coimbatore 27-06-2019 06-07-2019 15
4 COE INDUTECH Capabilities 18-06-2019 18-06-2019 55
5 5 days workshop on Advanced Material Characterization 10-06-2019 14-06-2019 11
6 Training on manufacturing of Wet Wipes and Face Masks 27-03-2019 27-03-2019 6
7 Entrepreneurship Development Program 16-03-2019 16-03-2019 6
8 Training on “Motor Mechanics” as part of eighteen month induction course for directly recruited Forest Range Officers 18-02-2019 20-02-2019 30
9 Training Program on COE INDUTECH Capabilities 25-01-2019 25-01-2019 8
10 A 5 Days course on “AUTOMOTIVE DOMAIN TRAINING – Onboard diagnostics (OBD)” For Robert Bosch Engineering & Business Solutions Pvt.ltd.,coimbatore 28-12-2018 05-01-2019 15
11 Workshop on “Entrepreneurship Opportunities in Technical Textiles” 27-11-2018 27-11-2018 8
12 Entrepreneurship Development Program 12-10-2018 12-10-2018 11
13 Training on Manufacturing of Non Woven Fabrics by Needle Punching 12-10-2018 12-10-2018 5
14 Entrepreneurship Opportunities in Technical Textiles 26-09-2018 26-09-2018 81
15 Fourth International Conference on Industrial Textiles – Products, Applications and Prospects-INDUTECH 2018 17-08-2018 18-08-2018 300
16 One Day International Workshop on “3D Weaving & Textile Composites” 16-08-2018 16-08-2018 24
17 training programme on “Motor Mechanics” as Part of eighteen months induction course for directly recruited Forest Range Officers of Tamil Nadu Forest Academy from 08.08.2018 to 10.08.2018. 08-08-2018 10-08-2018 38
18 Training on “Motor Mechanics” as part of their eighteen month induction course for directly recruited Forest Range Officers 08-08-2018 10-08-2018 39
19 FDP for Student Induction Program for AICTE approved Institution 13-07-2018 15-07-2018 195
20 AICTE Sponsored Three day Faculty Development Programme for Student Induction (FDP-SI) for AICTE approved Institutions. 13-07-2018 15-07-2018 195
21 - Training Program on ‘Capabilities of COE INDUTECH’ 05-07-2018 27
22 - Training Program on Testing Instruments 28-06-2018 27
23 - One day training program on “Technical Textiles & Capabilities of COE INDUTECH” 26-06-2018 30
24 - Workshop on ‘Advanced Material Characterization’ 22-06-2018 23-06-2018 10
25 - Sensitization Program on Technical Textiles & COE Indutech Capabilities 12-05-2018 13
26 - Two day Workshop on “Composite Preform Formation Techniques and its Characterization” 23-03-2018 24-03-2018 7
27 - One day training program on “Technical Textiles & Capabilities of COE INDUTECH” 02-03-2018 70
28 - One Day Training Program on “Technical Textiles” 02-03-2018 61
29 - One day Workshop on “Needle Punching & Characterization” 24-02-2018 12
30 - One day Workshop on “Needle Punching & Characterization” 24-02-2018 12
31 - One day Training Program on “Needle Punching” 23-02-2018 59
32 - One day Training Program on “Needle Punching” 23-02-2018 10
33 oth Handling technical sessions as part of training on "Motor Mechanics"for Forest Range Officers through Tamil Nadu Forest Academy 18-02-2018 20-02-2016 31
34 - One day Workshop on “Capabilities of COE Indutech” 24-01-2018 44
35 INDUSTRIAL TEXTILES – PRODUCTS, APPLICATIONS AND PROSPECTS 18-08-2017 18-08-2018 80
36 Automobile Engineering, PSG CT, Coimbatore National conference on “Vehicle Technology” 29-04-2017 50
37 Mechanical Engineering & Automobile Engineering Workshop “Cum Design competition on Innovative Product Design and Development using Autodesk Fusio 24-04-2017 29-04-2017 50
38 PSGTECHS COE INDUTECH & Automobile Engineering Road Map for “An innovation lead future of Indian Technical Textile Industry” 13-04-2017 50
39 PSGTECHS COE INDUTECH & Automobile Engineering Hands on training on “Textile Machines for industry personnel” 20-03-2017 22-03-2017 50
40 Automobile Engineering, PSG CT, Coimbatore Workshop on “Research Opportunities in Development of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles” 11-03-2017 50
41 University Grants Commission (UGC) National Seminar on “Advanced Light Weight Materials And Processes For Automotive Industries” 10-02-2017 11-02-2017 50
42 PSGTECHS COE INDUTECH & Automobile Engineering Training on “Emerging Opportunities in Technical Textiles” 23-01-2017 50
43 Department of Automobile Engineering, PSGCT International Conference on “Innovations and Future Trends in Electric and Hybrid Vehicles “ 06-01-2017 07-01-2017 500
44 PSGTECHS COE INDUTECH & Automobile Engineering Workshop on “Powder, Nano & Thin Film Characterisation using X-Ray diffraction” 15-12-2016 50
45 PSG CT, COIMBATORE Seminar on “Automobile Design and Styling” 14-12-2016 50
46 PSGTECHS COE INDUTECH & Automobile Engineering “Industrial Textiles - Opportunities for Tirupur Industries” 15-11-2016 50
47 PSGTECHS COE INDUTECH & Automobile Engineering Training on “Technical Textiles” 01-11-2016 50
48 PSGTECHS COE INDUTECH & Automobile Engineering Workshop on “Filtration by Textile Media” 21-10-2016 50
49 TEQIP II, PSG CT, Coimbatore Workshop on “Electric Hybrid Systems” 29-09-2016 50
50 TEQIP II, PSG CT, Coimbatore Research workshop on “Challenges In Development of Electric And Electric Hybrid Vehicles” 24-09-2016 50
51 PSGTECHS COE INDUTECH & Automobile Engineering Workshop on “Technical Textiles” 23-09-2016 50
52 TEQIP II, PSG CT, Coimbatore Workshop on “Recent Trends in Automotive Technologies” 23-09-2016 80
53 TEQIP II, PSG CT, Coimbatore Seminar on “Intelligent Automotive Lighting” 23-09-2016 24-09-2016 50
54 PSGTECHS COE INDUTECH & Automobile Engineering Training & Workshop on “Technology Based Entrepreneurship Development Program on Industrial Textil 19-09-2016 20-09-2016 50
55 PSGTECHS COE INDUTECH & Automobile Engineering Training Program on “Technical Textiles & COE INDUECH Capabilities” 09-09-2016 10-09-2016 50
56 Textile Technology and Automobile Engineering International Conference on “Industrial Textiles – Products, Applications and Prospects” 26-08-2016 27-08-2016 100
57 Office of the Textile Commissioner, Ministry of Textiles, India; HoF University of Applied Sciences, Germany; Deikin University, Australia; University of Manchester, UK and Department of Automobile Engineering, PSG CT, Coimbatore INDUTECH-2016 Third International Conference on “Industrial Textiles – Products, Applications and Prospects” 26-08-2016 27-08-2016 350
58 PSGTECHS COE INDUTECH & Automobile Engineering One day workshop on “Tensile testing machine” 25-08-2016 50
59 PSGTECHS COE INDUTECH & Automobile Engineering Workshop on “Needle Punching and characterization” 23-07-2016 50
60 TEQIP II, PSG CT, Coimbatore FDP on “New and Renewable Energy Technologies for Mobility and Stationary Power Applications” 17-07-2016 23-07-2016 80
61 PSG CT, COIMBATORE Workshop on “Automotive Embedded Systems and Communication Protocols” 09-07-2016 50
62 PSGTECHS COE INDUTECH & Automobile Engineering Training on “Needle Punching” 02-07-2016 50
63 PSGTECHS COE INDUTECH & Automobile Engineering Workshop on “A glimpse of Technical textiles and COE Indutech capabilities” 17-06-2016 50
64 PSG CT, COIMBATORE Workshop on “Resources, Constraints, Drawings and Dreams: Basically the Magic of Design” 16-06-2016 50
65 PSG CT, COIMBATORE Seminar on “Product Lifecycle Management for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) in Automob 06-06-2016 50
66 Daimler R&D associates at Daimler India Commercial Vehicles, Chennai Daimler Vocational Training, on” Vehicle Driveline Matching” 02-06-2016 03-06-2016 50
67 - Certificate course on “Advanced Materials Characterization” 26-02-2016 27-02-2016 30
68 - International workshop on “Institute Industry Interaction on Australian Cotton, Natural Fibres & P 25-08-2014
69 Department of Automobile Engineering, PSGCT Conducted a one day Open House Programme on Automotive Styling and Conceptualization 20-04-2012 50



Seminars/Workshop/Conferences Attended

S.No. Sponsoring Agency Title of the Event From To Organized by
1 NPTEL PIC meeting 22/06/2014 23/06/2014 IIT Madras, Chennai


Awards and Achievements

S.No. Title of the Award Awarded By Date of Achievement
1 Best Collegiate Club for the academic year 2006 – 2007 SAE INDIA Southern Section 13/04/2017
2 The Silver award for PACE University of Cincinnati campus in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA 28/07/2016
3 Appreciation from SAE INDIA Southern Section SAE INDIA Southern Section, Chennai 08/04/2015



Doctoral Guidance / Supervision : Completed

S.No. Name of the Candidate Title of the Thesis Date of Completion
1 Dr.Bharathi Mohan M P
Investigation on the Improvement of wear and corrosion resistance using thin film coatings on the alloy materials for automobile applications 24-09-2018
2 Dr.Ravichandran R
Certain Investigation on the Effect of discontinuity on the weight and performance of spur gear 24-09-2018
3 M ASHOK
EXPERIMENTAL AND NUMERICAL ANALYSIS OF SOLAR ENERGY DRIVEN AUXILLARY CAR AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM 21-12-2015



Doctoral Guidance / Supervision : In Progress

S.No. Name of the Candidate Area of Research
1 BENJAMIN SHILOH DAVIDSON Welding Technology
2 R KARTHIKEYAN Composite Materials
3 BHARATHIMOHAN M P Corrosion
4 RAVICHANDRAN R Design and Manufacture of Gears
5 D REKHA Emission Control
6 RAMACHANDRAN G M Lean Manufacturing
7 RAMASUBRAMANIAN M Mechatronics System Design
8 J NIRESH ACOUSTIC
9 T KRISHNASWAMY IC Engine Design
10 S KATHIRVELU IC Engine Design
11 A SASIKUMAR AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS
12 M SURESH Thermal Conductivity of Two Phase Materials
13 S VAISHAK TEXTILE TECHNOLOGY
14 V MUTHUKUMAR TEXTILE TECHNOLOGY

Sponsored Research Projects

S.No. Title of the Project Sponsoring Agency Role
1 Design and development of a four-wheeled electric vehicle for research, teaching and outreach in Tamil Nadu, India Royal Academic of Engineering, UK - Newton Fund from RSC, UK Co Investigator
2 Recycling of Textile Industrial Waste as Value added Composite Materials MHRD Co Investigator
3 Recycling of Textile Industrial Waste as Value added Composite Materials (MHRD), IIT, Kharagpur Co Investigator
4 Design & Development Of Low Cost Impedance Tube For Evaluation Of Acoustic And Non Acoustic Materials For Transport & Construction Applications UGC- MINOR Principal Investigator
5 Protein patterning on reactive substrates using inkjet printing for diagnostic applications UGC, New Delhi Co Investigator
6 Focus Incubation Centre under setting up of the Focus Incubation Center component Siemens PLM Principal Investigator
7 Focus Incubation Centre under setting up of the Focus Incubation Center component. Mini Mission II of Technology Mission on Technical Textiles, New Delhi Principal Investigator
8 The Green Cloud Project NAFETIC Innovative Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Solutions through Energy-Efficient Cloud Computing for Small and Medium Enterprises AICTE, New Delhi Principal Investigator
9 Development of solar power - assisted electric vehicle and investigations on optimization of solar panel with battery pack UGC, New Delhi Principal Investigator
10 The Green Cloud Project: Innovative Product Lifecycle Management Solutions through Energy - Efficient Cloud Computing for Small and Medium Enterprises AICTE and Siemens Co Investigator
11 PACE additional grant from siemens PLM Software PACE, USA Principal Investigator
12 PACE Automotive Product Lifecycle Management Center PACE, USA Principal Investigator
13 The Green Cloud Project NAFETIC Innovative Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Solutions through Energy-Efficient Cloud Computing for Small and Medium Enterprises AICTE NAFETIC (National Facilities in Engineering& Technology with Industrial C Principal Investigator
14 Setting up Focus Incubation Centre Ministry of Textiles, New Delhi Principal Investigator
15 PACE additional grant from Altair Inc PACE, USA Principal Investigator
16 Design & Development Of Low Cost Impedance Tube For Evaluation Of Acoustic And Non Acoustic Materials For Transport & Construction Applications UGC-MINOR Principal Investigator
17 PACE additional grant from Human Solutions for Automotive Ergonomics - RAMSIS PACE, USA Principal Investigator
18 PACE additional grant from 3DCS - Dimensional Engineering & Management. Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing [GD&T] PACE, USA Principal Investigator
19 Methanol Fed High Energy Density Fuel Cell System With Novel Catalyst And Flow Field Design Loughbrough Univ, UK,PI DST, UKIERI Co Investigator
20 Centre of Excellence on Industrial Textiles (PSGTECHS COE INDUTECH) MOT, New Delhi Co Investigator
21 Focus Incubation Centre MOT, Office of TC, Mumbai Co Investigator
22 Development of Jute/Jute Blended Fibrous Mat for Effluent Filtration Applications MOT, Office of JC, Kolkata Co Investigator