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Dr. R. Vaira Vignesh

Asst. Professor

Dr. R. Vaira Vignesh currently serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Coimbatore Campus). He received B.E. in Mechanical Engineering (Distinction) from Karpagam College of Engineering, an autonomous institution affiliated to Anna University, Chennai. He was conferred “Henry Ford Award” and “Best Academic Performer” for his distinct and meritorious academic performance in the senior year. Appreciating his excellence in the curricular and technical field, The Indian Society for Technical Education, New Delhi awarded him with “ISTE Chapter Best Student Award” in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry section.

Qualification: BE, Ph.D
r_vairavignesh@cb.amrita.edu
Research Interest: Corrosion, Friction Stir Processing, Surface Composites, Tribology

Bio

Dr. R. Vaira Vignesh currently serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Coimbatore Campus). He received B.E. in Mechanical Engineering (Distinction) from Karpagam College of Engineering, an autonomous institution affiliated to Anna University, Chennai. He was conferred “Henry Ford Award” and “Best Academic Performer” for his distinct and meritorious academic performance in the senior year. Appreciating his excellence in the curricular and technical field, The Indian Society for Technical Education, New Delhi awarded him with “ISTE Chapter Best Student Award” in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry section.

He is the first and youngest scholar from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham to hold Ph.D. degree under Faculty of Engineering directly after bachelor’s degree. With his academic and research credentials, he won Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Ph.D. Scholarship consecutively for two years. His research work received “Best Technical Paper Award” in the International Conference on Emerging Trends in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering organized by National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli. He has over 20+ publications in peer-reviewed international journals (SCI, SCIE, and Scopus indexed), 20+ conference publications (Scopus indexed), and 4 book chapters (Scopus indexed) to his credit. He is an active reviewer and editorial member in peer-reviewed journals.

Education

  • September 2019Ph. D. in Faculty of Engineering
    Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India
  • March 2015B.E. in Mechanical Engineering with distinction (CGPA 9.5/10)
    Karpagam College of Engineering, Anna University, India

Experience (Teaching & Research)

Year Affiliation
July 1, 2019- Present Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, India
November 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019 Junior Research Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, India
Topic: Development, Field Trials, Pilot Production, and Technology Demonstration of Sintered Braked Pads with Improved Performance for Wind Turbine Applications Suitable to India Specific Wind Characteristics
Investigators: Dr. M. Govindaraju, Dr. Ramesh Kumar, Dr. Venkata Ravi Kumar Darbha
November 1, 2017 – October 31, 2018 Junior Research Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, India
Topic: Development of Laser Surface Texturing Technology for Automotive Application
Investigators: Dr. G. Padmanabham, Dr. Ravi Nathuram Bathe, and Dr. S. Thirumalini
September 1, 2015 – October 31, 2017 Teaching Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, India

Awards

  • ISTE Chapter Best Student Award
    Indian Society for Technical Education, New Delhi for excellence in academic, extra-curricular activities in 14th ISTE Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Section Annual Convention of for Engineering Students on September 12, 2014.
  • Henry Ford Award
    Karpagam College of Engineering for the meritorious in the Mechanical Engineering discipline during the period of 2011 – 2015.
  • Best Technical Paper Award
    International Conference on Emerging Trends in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, 2017 (National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli) for the research work titled “Modelling Corrosion Behavior of the Friction Stir Processed Aluminium Alloy 5083 using Linear – Radial Basis Function Model”
  • Certified Publons Academy Peer Reviewer

Patents

Hybrid Black Toner 

  • Applicants & Inventors: R. Vaira Vignesh and G. Gnanakumar
  • Published in the Official Journal of the Patent Office, India, Issue: 26/2016, June 24, 2016
  • Status: Awaiting final approval

Virtual reality-based wireless rescue robot and a method to rescue child fallen into deep well

  • Applicants: S. Arivazhagan and G. Suganya Priyadharshini
  • Inventors: S. Arivazhagan, G. Suganya Priyadharshini, T. Velmurugan, R. Vaira Vignesh, M. Maheshkumar
  • Status: Submitted to The Patent Office, India by December 2019

Professional Activities

Member of Board of Studies

  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, Karpagam College of Engineering (Autonomous), Affiliated to Anna University, India (2019)

International Research Collaborators

  • Asia
    Dr. Moslem Paidar, Department of Material Engineering, South Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
  • Africa
    Dr. O. Ojo, Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, Federal University of Technology Akure, Akure, Nigeria

Technical Society Membership

Life Member

  • The Indian Institute of Metals, India
  • Indian Welding Society, India

Active Reviewer

  • Materials Research Express, IOP Publishing, United Kingdom
  • Engineers Australia Technical Journals, Taylor and Francis, United Kingdom
  • ESN International Journal of Engineering and Technology, ESN Publications, India.
  • Vacuum, Elsevier.

Editorial Board Member

  • ESN International Journal of Engineering and Technology, ESN Publications, India.

Workshops / Training Programs Attended

  1. Robokriti – NXT, Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, 2011.
  2. Ecological Awareness and Development of Renewable Energy Applications, Karpagam College of Engineering, Coimbatore, 2012.
  3. Non Destructive Testing, Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, 2013
  4. Automobile Designing and Styling using Reverse Engineering, National Technology Awareness Campaign, Anna University, Chennai, 2013.
  5. Manufacturing solutions using Autodesk products, Shri Eshwar College of Engineering, Coimbatore, 2013.
  6. Auto Factory, National Technology Awareness Campaign, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, 2013.
  7. Renewable Energy and it’s Rural Reach, Karpagam Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, 2013.
  8. Advanced Materials, GRD Centre for Materials Research, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, 2014.
  9. Advanced Materials and their Applications, Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, 2014.
  10. Stress Assisted Environmental Damage in Structural Materials, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), Chennai, 2015.
  11. Advanced Nano Composite Materials: Characterization and Applications, Anna University Regional Office, Coimbatore, 2015.
  12. Advanced Materials and Joining Processes, Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, 2016.
  13. Introduction to MATLAB, Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, 2016.
  14. COMSOL Multiphysics 5.2, Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, 2016.
  15. Computational Research Techniques using Matlab, National Institute of Technology, Warangal, 2016.
  16. Advanced Material Characterization Techniques, The Indian Institute of Metals, Trivandrum Chapter, Trivandrum, 2016.
  17. Author Workshop on Scholarly Writing and Publishing, Springer Nature and Central Library, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, 2018.
  18. Research Workshop on Additive Manufacturing and Weldability of Nickel-Based Super Alloys, Centre of Excellence in Welding Engineering and Technology (A Centre sponsored by Department of Heavy Industry, Government of India), PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, 2018.
  19. Challenges in Welding of Advanced Materials, Centre of Excellence in Welding Engineering and Technology (A Centre sponsored by Department of Heavy Industry, Government of India), PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, Indian Institute of Metals, Coimbatore Chapter, and Indian Welding Society Coimbatore Chapter, 2019.

Additional Qualifications

  1. Advanced Diploma in Java Programming (Grade: A), CSC Computer Education, 2011.
  2. Bachelor of Arts (Hindi), Dakshina Bharath Hindi Prachar Sabha, Chennai, 2011.
  3. Business English Certificate Preliminary (Level B1, 72%) Cambridge English Language Assessment, Part of University of Cambridge, 2013.
  4. Integrated Program in Nanotechnology (86.7%), Nano Science and Technology Consortium, Noida, 2014.
  5. Online course AuthorAID Course in Research Writing (Pass), AuthorAID INASP, 2016.
  6. Advanced Casting and Solidification of Light Alloys for Transportation (Grade: B), Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN), Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, 2016.
  7. Experimentation for improvement (89.5%), McMaster University, Canada, 2016
  8. Tribology: Fundamentals to the Cutting Edge, Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN), National Institute of Technology Calicut, Kozhikode, 2018.
Publications

Book Chapter

Comparison of statistical and soft computing models for predicting hardness and wear rate of Cu-Ni-Sn alloy

Authors : Dr. Ilangovan S., Dr. R. Vaira Vignesh, Dr. Padmanaban R., Gokulachandran

Publisher : Progress in Computing, Analytics and Networking, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing

Modelling Corrosion Phenomenon of Magnesium Alloy AZ91 in Simulated Body Fluids

Authors : Dr. R. Vaira Vignesh, Dr. Padmanaban R.

Publisher : Advances in Mathematical Methods and High Performance Computing, vol. 41, V. K. Singh, Gao, D., and Fischer, A., Eds. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2019

Corrosion protection of Magnesium Alloys in Simulated Body Fluids using Nanophase Al2O3

Authors : Dr. R. Vaira Vignesh, Dr. Padmanaban R., G. Priyadharshini, S.

Publisher : Corrosion Protection at the Nanoscale, (Accepted), Micro and Nano Technologies, Elsevier, 2019.

Optimizing the Conveyor Belt Speed of a Bright Annealing Furnace

Authors : Dr. Padmanaban R., Dr. R. Vaira Vignesh, A. Naidu

Publisher : Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering (Accepted) , Springer,

Conference Paper

Modelling tensile strength of friction stir welded aluminium alloy 1100 using fuzzy logic

Authors : Dr. R. Vaira Vignesh, Dr. Padmanaban R.

Publisher : Proceedings of 2017 11th International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Control, ISCO 2017

Solar based grid tie integration system for efficient power management

Authors : Dr. R. Vaira Vignesh, T. Abinaya, and Vijayan, T. M.

Publisher : 2017 International Conference on Energy, Communication, Data Analytics and Soft Computing, ICECDS 2017

ANN model for predicting the intergranular corrosion susceptibility of friction stir processed aluminium alloy AA5083

Authors : Dr. R. Vaira Vignesh, Dr. Padmanaban R., R. Harikeshava, and Srinivasan, M. S.

Publisher : Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Communication and Electronics Systems, ICCES 2017

Analysis of Impurities in Molten Metal Using Nano Sensor

Authors : Dr. R. Vaira Vignesh

Publisher : National Conference on Innovations in Manufacturing Technology and Management Arena., 2012.

Chromium oxide nano powder-An Alternative to fuser oil in photo copiers

Authors : Dr. R. Vaira Vignesh

Publisher : 7th International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Control, ISCO 2013, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, 2013

Investigations on the mechanical properties of MWCNT reinforced ASTM A48 by testing & mathematical modelling

Authors : Dr. R. Vaira Vignesh, Dr. Padmanaban R.

Publisher : Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Control, ISCO 2016

Conference Proceedings

Analysing the strength of friction stir spot welded joints of aluminium alloy by fuzzy logic

Authors : Dr. R. Vaira Vignesh, Dr. Padmanaban R., Dr. Gokulachandran J., Arivarasu, M., Karthick, K. P. and Sundar, A. A.

Publisher : IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering

Numerical modelling of thermal phenomenon in friction stir welding of aluminum plates

Authors : Dr. R. Vaira Vignesh, Dr. Padmanaban R., Dr. Gokulachandran J., Arivarasu, M., Dr. Thirumalini S., and Ram, M. Sesha Saty

Publisher : IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering

Friction surfacing mild-steel with Monel and predicting the coating parameters using fuzzy logic

Authors : Dr. Padmanaban R., Dr. R. Vaira Vignesh, C. B. Kiruthi Murugan, and Balusamy, V.

Publisher : Materials Today: Proceedings

Analysing the strength of friction stir welded dissimilar aluminium alloys using Sugeno Fuzzy model

Authors : Dr. R. Vaira Vignesh, Dr. Padmanaban R., V. R. Barath

Publisher : IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering

Analysing the influence of FSP process parameters on IGC susceptibility of AA5083 using Sugeno – Fuzzy model

Authors : Dr. R. Vaira Vignesh, Dr. Padmanaban R., C. Jayakarthick, and Povendhan, A. P.

Publisher : IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering

Impurity Analysis in Molten Copper Using Tungsten Nano Sensor

Authors : Dr. R. Vaira Vignesh

Publisher : National level Technical Symposium – MAGMA’12. 2012.

Effect of Carbon Nano Tube Reinforcement on Physical, Chemical and Mechanical Properties of Alloy Steel AISI 1330

Authors : Dr. R. Vaira Vignesh, Krishnaraj, C., Sridharan, A., and Pradeep, M.

Publisher : International Conference on Advances in Materials, Manufacturing, and Applications

Effect of Carbon Nano Tube Reinforcement on Physical, Chemical and Mechanical Properties of AISI 1330

Authors : Dr. R. Vaira Vignesh, Krishnaraj, C., Sridharan, A., and Pradeep, M.

Publisher : National Conference on Safety Environment and Industrial Applied Science and Technology, Book of Abstracts – SEIAST 2015

Investigations on the Tribological Characteristics of Continuous Fiber Reinforced Sintered Brake Pad Material

Authors : Dr. R. Vaira Vignesh, G. M. Keshav, Hemchandran, C. G., Pradhin, K., Dharsan, B., and Govindaraju, M.

Publisher : Materials Today: Proceedings (Accepted). Elsevier, 2019.

Vacuum Brazing of Mild Steel Using Eutectic CuSil Brazing Alloy

Authors : Dr. R. Vaira Vignesh, J. B. Ravi Teja, Kalyan, K. Pavan, and Govindaraju, M.

Publisher : Materials Today: Proceedings (Accepted). Elsevier, 2019.

Design, Fabrication, and Analysis of Cost Effective Steel Honeycomb Structures

Authors : Dr. R. Vaira Vignesh, G. Ghongade, Kalyan, K. Pavan, and Govindaraju, M.

Publisher : Materials Today: Proceedings (Accepted). Elsevier, 2019.

Development of Fly Ash based Friction Material for Wind Turbines by Liquid Phase Sintering Technology

Authors : Dr. R. Vaira Vignesh, R. K. Kannan, and Govindaraju, M.

Reducing the porosity defect in castings of cold box core process

Authors : Dr. R. Vaira Vignesh, N. Udayan, Srinivasan, M. V., and Govindaraju, M

Publisher : Materials Today: Proceedings (Accepted). Elsevier, 2019

Synthesis of Hybrid Black Toner from Waste Toner using Nano Technology – Optimization Technique – Phase 2

Authors : Dr. R. Vaira Vignesh

Publisher : Journal of Material Science Engineering in association with the 2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Materials Science and Engineering

Optimization of Hybrid Black Toner Synthesis from Waste Toner

Authors : Dr. R. Vaira Vignesh

Publisher : International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology

Reducing the environmental hazards by devising reduce recycle reuse system with hybrid black toner

Authors : Dr. Padmanaban R., Dr. R. Vaira Vignesh, Thirumalini, S.

Publisher : International Conference on Advances in Chemical Engineering

Experimental Study on Laser Welding of AISI 304 Steel with Design of Experiments Approach

Authors : Dr. Padmanaban R., Dr. R. Vaira Vignesh, P. Kumar Chellu, Menon, A. S., Shariff, S. M., and Padmanabham, G.

Publisher : IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering,

Effect of heat treatment on the mechanical and wear behavior of friction stir processed AA5052 alloy

Authors : Dr. R. Vaira Vignesh, Dr. Padmanaban R., A. Joe Alex, and Govindaraju, M.

Publisher : Materials Today: Proceedings (Accepted). Elsevier, 2019.

Tribological performance of heavy-duty functionally gradient friction material (Cu-Sn-Fe-Cg-SiC-Al2O3) synthesized by PM route

Authors : Dr. R. Vaira Vignesh, Dr. Padmanaban R., R. K Kannan, Kalyan, K. Pavan, Murugesan, J., Megalingam, A., and Govindaraju, M.

Publisher : AIP Conference Proceedings

Predicting the Wear Rate of Aluminum Alloy AA2024-T351 using Hybrid Linear function and Radial Basis Function

Authors : Dr. R. Vaira Vignesh, Dr. Padmanaban R., A. Ashwin, Lakshman, R. B. Hari, Swaroop, C. B. Chand, Vignesh, M., and Vaira Vignesh R.

Publisher : IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering

Cost-effective manufacturing of piping components with consistent quality through continuous furnace brazing

Authors : Dr. R. Vaira Vignesh, Dr. Padmanaban R., P. Kesava Sai Srujan, Kaka, H. Krishna, Kalyan, K. Pavan, and Govindaraju, M.

Publisher : AIP Conference Proceedings,

Characterization of AZ31-NbC Surface Composite Fabricated by Friction stir Processing

Authors : Dr. Padmanaban R., Dr. R. Vaira Vignesh, M. Muralimanokar, Govindaraju, M., and Dr. Padmanaban R.

Publisher : Materials Today: Proceedings (Accepted). Elsevier, 2019

Journal Article

Process parameters effect on the strength of Friction Stir Spot Welded AA6061

Authors : Dr. Padmanaban R., Dr. R. Vaira Vignesh, Arivarasu, M,Karthick, K.P, Abirama Sundar, A.

Publisher : ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Investigations on the Tribological Properties of Heat-Treated Copper Composite Using Hybrid Quadratic–Radial Basis Function Model

Authors : Dr. R. Vaira Vignesh, A. R. Kumar, K. Sai, P., and Dr. Radhika N

Publisher : Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals

Microstructure, hardness and corrosion behaviour of friction-stir processed AA5083

Authors : Dr. R. Vaira Vignesh, Ramasamy, P., and Datta, M.

Publisher : Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials

Research and Development in Magnesium Alloys for Industrial and Biomedical Applications: A Review

Authors : Dr. R. Vaira Vignesh, Ramasamy, P., Kovukkal, M. D., and Myilsamy, G

Publisher : Metals and Materials International

Synthesis of Hybrid Black Toner from Waste Toner using Nano Technology – Optimization Technique – Phase 2

Authors : Dr. R. Vaira Vignesh

Publisher : Journal of Material Science Engineering in association with the 2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Materials Science and Engineering

Optimization of Hybrid Black Toner Synthesis from Waste Toner

Authors : Dr. R. Vaira Vignesh

Publisher : International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology

Investigations on the mechanical, wear and corrosion properties of cold metal transfer welded and friction stir welded aluminium alloy AA2219

Authors : Dr. R. Vaira Vignesh, Dr. Padmanaban R., M. N. Abijith, Nair, A. R., Aadharsh, M., and Arivarasu, M.

Publisher : Jordan Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Effect of FSW process parameters on the tensile strength of dissimilar aluminum alloy AA2024-T3 and AA7075-T6 joints

Authors : Dr. Padmanaban R., Dr. R. Vaira Vignesh, Balusamy, V.

Publisher : Materialwissenschaft und Werkstofftechnik (Article in Press) , 2019.

Study on the Corrosion and Wear Characteristics of Magnesium Alloy AZ91D in Simulated Body Fluids

Authors : Dr. R. Vaira Vignesh, Dr. Padmanaban R., Govindaraju, M.

Publisher : Bulletin of Materials Science (Article in Press) , 2019.

Investigations on the corrosion behaviour and biocompatibility of magnesium alloy surface composites AZ91D-ZrO2 fabricated by friction stir processing

Authors : Dr. R. Vaira Vignesh, Dr. Padmanaban R., Govindaraju, M., and G. Priyadharshini, S.

Publisher : Transactions of the Institute of Metal Finishing (The International Journal of Surface Engineering and Coatings)

Patents

Virtual reality based wireless rescue robot and a method to rescue child fallen into deep well

Authors : Dr. R. Vaira Vignesh, S. Arivazhagan; G. Suganya Priyadharshini; T. Velmurugan; and M. Maheshkumar

Hybrid Black Toner

Authors : Dr. R. Vaira Vignesh, G. Gnanakumar

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