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Unnikrishnan D.

Asst. Professor

Unnikrishnan D. currently serves as Assistant Professor at department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering. His areas of research include Dynamics and Computation Mechanics.

Qualification: M.Tech
Ph: +91-9445226422
Research Interest: CFD, Computational Mechanics, FEM, Tribology


Unnikrishnan D, has a B.Tech Degree in Mechanical Engineeirng (University of Calicut) and M.Tech in Engineering Design (Mechanical Engineering) (Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Deemed to be university). After Masters he was placed in several MNCs, but choose teaching as a career because of his passion to help people learn and understand new concepts. His academic areas of interest are Solid mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Computational Mechanics and Polymer Tribology. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore (Par-time) in wind turbine performance predictions and improvement. He is passionate about Photography, Videography and travelling. He is born to Mr. & Mrs. SathiDivakaran from Palakkad.


  • 2007 – 09 : M.Tech. Engineering Design
    Institution : Amrita School of Engineering
    University : Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
  • 2003 – 07 : B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering
    Institution : K.M.C.T. College of Engineering
    University : Calicut University


  • November 01, 2010 – Present :

Assistant Professor Sr.Gr.
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

  • January 07, 2010 – October 22, 2010 :

Assistant Professor
S.C.M.S. School of Engineering

  • July 01, 2009 – January 05, 2010 :

AdiShankara Institute of Engineering and Technology

Student Projects

Year Title of the Project/Thesis Number of Students/Group Industry Project / In-house Outcome
2014-15 Tribological Behaviour of UHMWPE – Talc composite 4 In House Finished
2012-13 Optimization of Spring seat Geometry by Numerical Study for a pneumatic actuator 4 Instrumentation Limited, Palakkad Finished
2011-12 Numerical Study of Artificial Joints coated with UHMWPE 4 In House Finished
Year Title of the Project/Thesis Number of Students/Group Industry Project / In-house Outcome
2018 – 19 Optimzation of Airfoil shapes for improved performance in VAWT 1 In House On going
Experimental analysis of a VAWT for improved performance 1
2017 – 18 Tribological behaviour of UHMWPE – Graphite nano particle composite 1 In House Finished
Tribological behaviour of UHMWPE – Carbon nano particle composite 1
2012-13 Numerical Study of Stretch forming Process of rocket Structures 1 I.S.R.O Finished

Funded Research Projects

Workshops Attended

  • Participated in Two Weeks workshop on Engineering Mechanics (IIT Bombay)
    Duration : November 26, 2013 to December 6, 2013
  • Participated in Fourth Summer School In Tribology
    Organised by : Indian Oil Institute of Petroleum Management
    Duration : June 24, 2012 to June 29, 2012
  • Participated in Mathematical Modelling and applications to Industrial Problems (N.I.T. Calicut)
    Duration : March 28, 2011 to March 31, 2011

Professional Body Memberships

  • Tribology Society of India

Book Chapter

Performance Enhancement of UHMWPE with Surface Functionalized Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes/Graphite

Authors : Unnikrishnan D., Dr. Meera Balachandran, Sarath Kumar, P.; Sai Narendra Reddy, K.;

Publisher : Structural Integrity Assessment

Conference Proceedings

Journal Article

A Finite Element Analysis of Dissimilar Materials Diffusion Bonded Joints

Authors : Unnikrishnan D., P. Deepak, V. M. Latheesh, A. Sumesh, and A. Santhakumari

Publisher : ICMMM2017

Effect of solidity and airfoil on the performance of vertical axis wind turbine under fluctuating wind conditions

Authors : Unnikrishnan D., Dr. Laxman Vaitla, Dr. Ratna Kishore V., Bhargav Mantravadi, Karthik Sriram, Akram Mohammad

Publisher : International Journal of Green Energy

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