Faculty

Dr.Kishor Kumar Gajrani

Assistant Professor

E-mail: g.kishor@iiitdm.ac.in | Ph: 044-27476122 | Room No: 108-L, First Floor, Laboratory Complex

Personal Webpage: https://sites.google.com/view/kishorgajrani/home

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Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kishor-Gajrani

Education

IIT Guwahati

PhD in Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing)

2013 - 2018

IIT Guwahati

M.Tech in Machine Design

2011 - 2013

BIT Durg

B.E. in Mechanical Engineering

2007 - 2011

Specialization

  1. Manufacturing

Research Interests

  1. Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0

  2. Green and Sustainable Machining Processes

  3. Advanced Machining Processes

  4. Micromanufacturing Processes

  5. Nano and Bio-Tribology

  6. Green Lubricants and Coolants

  7. Biodegradable Composites for Packaging Applications

Honours + Awards + Recognitions

  1. [4]. Featured in the "World's top 2% scientist 2022" list released by Stanford University and published by Elsevier.

  2. [3]. Student Travel Assistance Fund (STAF) Fellowship: Awarded STAF Fellowship to attend an International Conference by IIT Guwahati, June 2018.

  3. [2]. Best poster award: Research Conclave'18, 09-11 March 2018 at IIT Guwahati, Guwahati, India.

  4. [1]. Best paper award: National Conference on Sustainable Mechanical Engineering: Today and Beyond (SMETB), 25-26 March 2017 at Tezpur University, India.

Work Experience

Teaching

  1. Assistant Professor IIITDM Kancheepuram from Feb 2021- Present

Research

  1. Postdoc- IIT Bombay from May 2019 to Feb 2021

Professional Service

  1. Guest Editor

  2. Sustainable Machining, Frontiers in Manufacturing Technology (Call for Submission Open)

  3. Advances in Sustainable Machining, Lubricants (Call for Submission Open)

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  5. National Advisory Committee member: International Conference on Futuristic Advancements in Materials, Manufacturing and Thermal Sciences 2022, IITRAM Ahmedabad and ISRO-SAC Ahmedabad, India

  6. National Advisory Committee member: 2nd International Tribology Research Symposium 2021, SRM University, India

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  8. External Doctoral Committee member of research scholars from Anna University.

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  10. Reviewer

  11. Reviewer, Journal of Cleaner Production: Elsevier

  12. Reviewer, Journal of Manufacturing Processes: Elsevier

  13. Reviewer, Tribology International: Elsevier

  14. Reviewer, IMechE-Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology: SAGE

  15. Reviewer, IMechE-Part E: Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering: SAGE

  16. Reviewer, Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology: Springer

  17. Reviewer, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Section A, Physical Sciences: Springer

  18. Reviewer, Mathematical Problems in Engineering: Hindawi

  19. Reviewer, Journal of Micromanufacturing: SAGE

  20. Reviewer, Materials: MDPI

  21. Reviewer, Micromachines: MDPI

  22. Reviewer, SN Applied Sciences: Springer

  23. Reviewer, Materials Today: Proceedings: Elsevier

  24. Reviewer, Materials Performance and Characterization: ASTM International

Teaching

  1. ME 2003 Manufacturing Processes-I

  2. ME 2004 Manufacturing Processes Practice-I

  3. MEC 534A Design of Experiments

  4. MEC 333T Special Manufacturing Processes

  5. ME 1001 Engineering Graphics

Books

  1. Books

  2. [B2]. Kishor Kumar Gajrani, Arbind Prasad, Ashwani Kumar, 2022. Advances in Sustainable Machining and Manufacturing Processes, CRC Press (Taylor and Francis Group), ISBN: 9781003284574 (DOI: 10.1201/9781003284574-14).

  3. [B1]. Arbind Prasad, Ashwani Kumar, Kishor Kumar Gajrani, 2022. Biodegradable Composites for Packaging Applications. CRC Press (Taylor and Francis Group), ISBN: 9781032131511.

  4. Book Chapters

  5. [BC8]. Palivela Bhargav Chandan, Aluri Manoj, Kishor Kumar Gajrani, Shivansh Dhaka, Mamilla Ravi Sankar, 2022. Sustainability issues in advanced machining processes. Advanced Machining Science. CRC Press (Taylor and Francis Group). ISBN: 9781482211092. (DOI: 10.1201/9780429160011-15).

  6. [BC7]. Arbind Prasad, Gourhari Chakraborty, Ashwani Kumar, Kishor Kumar Gajrani, 2022. Introduction to biodegradable polymers. Biodegradable Composites for Packaging Applications. CRC Press (Taylor and Francis Group). ISBN: 9781032131511. (DOI: 10.1201/9781003227908-1).

  7. [BC6]. Anupam Alok, Amit Kumar, Manjesh Kumar, Manas Das, Kishor Kumar Gajrani, 2022. Numerical analysis of machining forces and shear angle during dry hard turning. CRC Press (Taylor and Francis Group). ISBN: 9781003284574 (DOI: 10.1201/9781003284574-14).

  8. [BC5]. Kishor Kumar Gajrani, Mamilla Ravi Sankar, 2020. Role of eco-friendly cutting fluids and cooling techniques in machining. Materials Forming, Machining and Post Processing (pp. 159-181). Springer, Cham. ISBN: 978-3-030-18853-5 (DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-18854-2_7).

  9. [BC4]. Mamilla Ravi Sankar, Abhishek Sharma, Dinesh Kumar, Nutthi, Siddhart Vikram, Mamidi Siva Kumar, Alokesh Pramanik, Kishor Kumar Gajrani, 2019. Fabrication and experimental investigation of micro-fluidic channel-based mixing system using micro-electric discharge machining. Advances in Micro and Nano Manufacturing and Surface Engineering (pp. 3-17). Springer, Singapore. ISBN: 978-981-32-9424-0. (DOI: 10.1007/978-981-32-9425-7_1).

  10. [BC3]. Kishor Kumar Gajrani, Y. Bishal Singha, Mamilla Ravi Sankar, Uday Shanker Dixit, 2018. Tribological and machining performance of graphite, CaF2 and MoS2 coated mechanical micro-textured self-lubricating cutting tool material. Manufacturing Engineering, Springer. ISBN: 978-981-13-6286-6. (DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-803581-8.11325-6).

  11. [BC2]. Kishor Kumar Gajrani, Mamilla Ravi Sankar, 2018. Sustainable cutting fluids: Thermal, rheological, biodegradation, anti-corrosion, storage stability studies and its machining performance. Encyclopedia of Renewable and Sustainable Materials, Elsevier. (DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-813195-4.11152-X).

  12. [BC1]. Kishor Kumar Gajrani, Mamilla Ravi Sankar, 2018. Sustainable machining with self-lubricating coated mechanical micro-textured cutting tools. Encyclopedia of Renewable and Sustainable Materials, Elsevier. (DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-813195-4.11325-2).

Journal Publications

  1. [J19]. Anil Dhanola, Navneet Khanna, Kishor Kumar Gajrani, 2022. A critical review on liquid superlubricitive technology for attaining ultra-low friction. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 165, 112626. (DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2022.112626). Impact Factor: 16.799.

  2. [J18]. Arun Kumar Bambam, Anupam Alok, Ashish Rajak, Kishor Kumar Gajrani, 2022. Tribological performance of phosphonium-based halogen-free ionic liquids as lubricant additives. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology, (Accepted Manuscript Online). (DOI: 10.1177/13506501221121898). Impact Factor: 1.818.

  3. [J17]. Anshuman Das, Sitesh Mohapatra, Kishor Kumar Gajrani, Sudhanshu Ranjan Das, Saroj Kumar Patel, 2022. Comparative performance evaluation between HSN2-TiAlxN and TiCN coated carbide tools in hard turning of AISI D6 steel. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture. (Accepted Manuscript Online). (DOI: 10.1177/09544054221111884). Impact Factor: 2.759.

  4. [J16]. Arun Kumar Bambam, Anil Dhanola, Kishor Kumar Gajrani, 2022. Machining of titanium alloys using phosphonium-based halogen-free ionic liquids as lubricant additives. Industrial Lubrication and Tribology. 74 (6), 722−728. (DOI: 10.1108/ILT-03-2022-0083). Impact Factor: 1.442.

  5. [J15]. Vipul Agrawal, Kishor Kumar Gajrani, Rakesh G Mote, Harish C Barshilia, Suhas S Joshi, 2022. Wear analysis and tool life modeling in micro drilling of Inconel 718 superalloy. ASME Journal of Tribology. 144 (10), 101706. (DOI: 10.1115/1.4054294). Impact Factor: 2.045.

  6. [J14]. Anshuman Das, Sudhanshu Ranjan Das, Jyoti Prakash Panda, Abhijit Dey, Kishor Kumar Gajrani, Nalin Somani, Nitin Kumar Gupta, 2022. Machine learning based modelling and optimization in hard turning of AISI D6 steel with advanced AlTiSiN coated carbide inserts to predict surface roughness and other machining characteristics. Surface Review Letters, (Accepted) Impact Factor: 1.24.

  7. [J13]. Kishor Kumar Gajrani, P. S. Suvin, Satish Vasu Kailas, K. P. Rajurkar, Mamilla Ravi Sankar, Machining of hard materials using textured tool with minimum quantity nano-green cutting fluid. CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology, 35(C), 410−421. (DOI: 10.1016/j.cirpj.2021.06.018). Impact Factor: 3.56.

  8. [J12]. Kishor Kumar Gajrani, Vishwas Divse, Suhas S Joshi, 2021. Burr reduction in drilling titanium using drills with peripheral slits. Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, 74. (DOI: 10.1007/s12666-021-02271-0). Impact Factor: 1.499.

  9. [J11]. Amal S Siju, Kishor Kumar Gajrani, Suhas S Joshi, 2021. Dual textured carbide tools for dry machining of titanium alloys. International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials, 94, 105403. (DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrmhm.2020.105403). Impact Factor: 3.871.

  10. [J10]. Kishor Kumar Gajrani, 2020. Assessment of cryo-MQL environment for machining of Ti-6Al-4V. Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 60, 494−502. (DOI: 10.1016/j.jmapro.2020.10.038). Impact Factor: 5.684.

  11. [J09]. Panchakshari Hiremath, Kishor Kumar Gajrani, Suhas S Joshi, 2020. Effect of composition, microstructure and hardness after heat treatment on machinability of steel forgings. Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 29, 1751−1766. (DOI: 10.1007%2Fs11665-020-04702-3). Impact Factor: 2.036.

  12. [J08]. Kishor Kumar Gajrani, P. S. Suvin, Satish Vasu Kailas, Mamilla Ravi Sankar, 2019. Thermal, rheological, wettability and hard machining performance of MoS2 and CaF2 based minimum quantity hybrid nano-green cutting fluids. Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 266, 125−139. (DOI: 10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2018.10.036). Impact Factor: 6.162.

  13. [J07]. Kishor Kumar Gajrani, P. S. Suvin, Satish Vasu Kailas, Mamilla Ravi Sankar, 2019. Hard machining performance of indigenously developed green cutting fluid using flood cooling and minimum quantity cutting fluid. Journal of Cleaner Production, 206, 108−123. (DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.09.178). Impact Factor: 11.072.

  14. [J06]. Kishor Kumar Gajrani, Rokkham Pavan Kumar Reddy, Mamilla Ravi Sankar, 2019. Tribo-mechanical, surface morphological comparison of un-textured, mechanical micro-textured (MµT) and coated-MµT cutting tools during machining. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology, 233(1), 95−111. (DOI: 10.1177/1350650118764975). Impact Factor: 1.818.

  15. [J05]. Kishor Kumar Gajrani, Somapalli Suresh, Mamilla Ravi Sankar, 2018. Environmental friendly hard machining performance of uncoated and MoS2 coated mechanical micro-textured tungsten carbide cutting tools. Tribology International, 125, 141−155. (DOI: 10.1016/j.triboint.2018.04.031). Impact Factor: 5.62.

  16. [J04]. Kishor Kumar Gajrani, Mamilla Ravi Sankar, Uday Shanker Dixit, 2018. Tribological performance of MoS2-filled microtextured cutting tools during dry sliding test. ASME Journal of Tribology, 140(2), 021301 (1−11). (DOI: 10.15/1.4037354). Impact Factor: 2.045.

  17. [J03]. Kishor Kumar Gajrani, Mamilla Ravi Sankar, Uday Shanker Dixit, 2018. Environmentally friendly machining with MoS2 filled mechanically micro-textured cutting tools. Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, 32 (8), 3797−3805. (DOI: 10.1007/s12206-018-0732-5). Impact Factor: 1.810.

  18. [J02]. Kishor Kumar Gajrani, Dhanna Ram, Mamilla Ravi Sankar, 2017. Biodegradation and hard machining performance comparison of eco-friendly cutting fluid and mineral oil using flood cooling and minimum quantity cutting fluid techniques. Journal of Cleaner Production, 165(C), 1420−1435. (DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.07.217). Impact Factor: 11.072.

  19. [J01]. Kishor Kumar Gajrani, Rokkham Pavan Kumar Reddy, Mamilla Ravi Sankar, 2016. Experimental comparative study of conventional, micro-textured and coated micro-textured tools during machining of hardened AISI 1040 alloy steel. International Journal of Machining and Machinability of Materials, 18(5/6), 522−539. (DOI: 10.1504/IJMMM.2016.078982).

Conference Publications

  1. [C24]. Arun Kumar Bambam, Kishor Kumar Gajrani, 2022. Phosphonium-based halogen-free ionic liquid as lubricant additives: Machining performance and economical assessment. North-East Research Conclave 2022, 20−22 May 2022, IIT Guwahati, India.

  2. [C23]. Arun Kumar Bambam, Kishor Kumar Gajrani, 2021. Assessment of halogen free phosphonium based ionic liquid as lubricant additives for tribological and machining applications. 2nd Virtual International Tribology Research Symposium, 8−10 December 2021, SRM Chennai, India.

  3. [C22]. Arun Kumar Bambam, Kishor Kumar Gajrani, 2021. Halogen-free ionic liquids as lubricant additives: A review. 2nd Virtual International Tribology Research Symposium, 8−10 December 2021, SRM Chennai, India.

  4. [C21]. Ashwani Verma, Kishor Kumar Gajrani, 2021. Economic modeling and energy assessment of machining tool steel under MQL environment using environmentally friendly cutting fluids. 2nd Virtual International Tribology Research Symposium, 8−10 December 2021, SRM Chennai, India.

  5. [C20]. Shyam, M. Shanmuka Srinivas, Kishor Kumar Gajrani, A. Udayakumar, Mamilla Ravi Sankar, 2021. Sustainable machining of Cf/SiC ceramic matrix composite using green cutting fluids. 28th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, 10−12 March, 2021, Jaipur, India.

  6. [C19]. Mamilla Ravi Sankar, Abhishek Sharma, Nuthi Dinesh Kumar, Siddharth Vikram, Mamidi Siva Kumar, Alokesh Pramanik, Kishor Kumar Gajrani, 2018. Fabrication and experimental investigation of micro-fluidic channel based mixing system using micro-electric discharge machining. VIIth International and 28th All India Manufacturing Technology Design and Research (AIMTDR) Conference, 13−15 December, 2018, Anna University, Chennai.

  7. [C18]. Kishor Kumar Gajrani, Y. Bishal Singha, Mamilla Ravi Sankar, Uday Shankar Dixit, 2018. Tribological performance of graphite, CaF2 and MoS2 coated mechanical micro-textured self-lubricating cutting tool material. Vth International Conference on Production & Industrial Engineering (CPIE), 26−29 June, 2018, Urbana Sathorn, Bangkok, Thailand.

  8. [C17]. Swarup Banik, Navneet Kalita, Kishor Kumar Gajrani, Ramchandra Kumar, Mamilla Ravi Sankar, 2018. Recent trends in laser assisted machining of ceramic materials. 8th International Conference of Materials Processing and Characterization (ICMPC), 16−18 March, 2018, GRIET Hyderabad, India.

  9. [C16]. Monami Bhuyan, Arnab Sarma, Kishor Kumar Gajrani, Ashutosh Pandey, Tushar G. Thulkar, Mamilla Ravi Sankar, 2018. State of art on minimum quantity lubrication in grinding process. 8th International Conference of Materials Processing and Characterization (ICMPC), 16−18 March, 2018, GRIET Hyderabad, India.

  10. [C15]. Kishor Kumar Gajrani, Mamilla Ravi Sankar, 2018. Cutting fluid emissions in mechanical machining and its adverse effects on biodiversity. 21ST ADNAT Convention and International Symposium on Biodiversity and Biobanking (BIODIVERSE 2018), 27−29 January, 2018, IIT Guwahati, India.

  11. [C14]. Kishor Kumar Gajrani, Subrat Kumar Mallick, Mamilla Ravi Sankar, 2017. Comparative studies on mineral oil, eco friendly bio-cutting fluids treatment and their machining performance. Proceedings of the National Conference on Sustainable Mechanical Engineering: Today and Beyond (SMETB), March 25−26, 2017 at Tezpur University, India, pp. 111−116. (Best paper award)

  12. [C13]. Mamilla Ravi Sankar, Kishor Kumar Gajrani, 2017. Cutting fluid emissions and eco-friendly cutting fluid for sustainable machining. Proceedings of the National Conference on Sustainable Mechanical Engineering: Today and Beyond (SMETB), March 25−26, 2017 at Tezpur University, India, pp. 157−162.

  13. [C12]. B. V. Ramanaiah, B. Manikanta, Mamilla Ravi Sankar, Manisha Malhotra, Kishor Kumar Gajrani, 2017. Experimental study of deflection and surface roughness in thin wall machining of aluminum alloy. 7th International Conference of Materials Processing and Characterization (ICMPC), 17−19 March, 2017, GRIET Hyderabad, India.

  14. [C11]. Kishor Kumar Gajrani, Dhanna Ram, Mamilla Ravi Sankar, Uday Shankar Dixit, P. S. Suvin, Satish Vasu Kailash, 2016. Machining of hardened AISI H-13 steel using minimum quantity indigenously developed eco-friendly cutting fluid. IVth International Conference on Production & Industrial Engineering (CPIE), 19−21 December, 2016, NIT Jalandhar, pp. 179 (1−10).

  15. [C10]. Rasmi Ranjan Behera, Palaganti Madhu Babu, Mahesh Yogi, Kishor Kumar Gajrani, Mamilla Ravi Sankar, 2016. Fabrication of micro-channels on 304 stainless steel (SS-304) using Nd:YAG laser beam micro-machining. IVth International Conference on Production & Industrial Engineering (CPIE), 19−21 December, 2016, NIT Jalandhar, pp. 210 (1−12).

  16. [C09]. Kishor Kumar Gajrani, Mamilla Ravi Sankar, Divyansh Bhatnagar, M. Manohar, 2016. Influence of mechanical micro-textured cutting tool on chip formation during machining of hardened AISI H-13 steel. 6th International and 27th All India Manufacturing Technology Design and Research (AIMTDR) Conference, 16−18 December, 2016, COEP Pune, pp. 1284−1288.

  17. [C08]. Kishor Kumar Gajrani, P. S. Suvin, Satish Vasu Kailash, Mamilla Ravi Sankar, 2016. Comparative studies on thermal, rheological behaviour of eco-friendly cutting fluids and their machining performance. 6th International and 27th All India Manufacturing Technology Design and Research (AIMTDR) Conference, 16−18 December, 2016, COEP Pune, pp. 674−678.

  18. [C07]. Kishor Kumar Gajrani, Subrat Kumar Mallick, Praveen Verma, Mamilla Ravi Sankar, 2016. Bio-degradability and machining performance comparison of mineral oil and bio-cutting fluids. Recycle – 2016, International Conference on Waste Management, 1−2 April, 2016, IIT Guwahati, pp. 107.

  19. [C06]. Kishor Kumar Gajrani, Mamilla Ravi Sankar, 2016. State of the art on micro to nano textured cutting tools. 5th International Conference of Materials Processing and Characterization (ICMPC), 12−13 March, 2016, GRIET Hyderadbad, India.

  20. [C05]. Kishor Kumar Gajrani, Mamilla Ravi Sankar, 2016. Past and current status of eco-friendly vegetable oil based metal cutting fluids. 5th International Conference of Materials Processing and Characterization (ICMPC), 12−13 March, 2016, GRIET Hyderadbad, India.

  21. [C04]. Rokkham Pavan Kumar Reddy, Kishor Kumar Gajrani, Mamilla Ravi Sankar, 2014. Experimental comparative study of conventional and micro-textured tools during machining of AISI 1040 alloy steel. 5th International and 26th National All India Manufacturing Technology Design and Research Conference (AIMTDR), 12−14 December, 2014, IIT Guwahati, Guwahati, India, pp. 51 (1−6).

  22. [C03]. Mamilla Ravi Sankar, S. Tarun Kumar, Kishor Kumar Gajrani, J. Swaminathan, U. S. Dixit, 2014. Experimental investigations on CO2 laser micro texturing on near-titanium alloy (IMI 834). 5th International and 26th National All India Manufacturing Technology Design and Research Conference (AIMTDR), 12−14 December, 2014, IIT Guwahati, Guwahati, India, pp. 619 (1−6).

  23. [C02]. Kishor Kumar Gajrani, Sumit Shekhar, Mamilla Ravi Sankar, 2014. Experimental comparative study of conventional, micro-textured and coated micro-textured cutting tools in machining. Proceedings of the International Colloquium on Materials Manufacturing and Metrology (ICMMM), 8−9 August, 2014, IIT Madras, Chennai, India, pp. 866−869.

  24. [C01]. Biplav Das, Kishor Kumar Gajrani, Pankaj Biswas, 2012. Prediction of thermal history in laser line heating. Twenty-First International Symposium on Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials-XXI (PFAM-XXI), Vol. 2, 10−13 December 2012, IIT Guwahati, Guwahati, India.

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