Faculty

Dr. Avinash Kumar

Assistant Professor

E-mail: avikr@iiitdm.ac.in | Ph: +91-44-2747-6382 | Room No: 500X, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford university, California, USA-94305 (Email:avikr@stanford.edu); 109-A, Laboratory Block, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIITDM Kancheepuram, Chennai-600127, India.

Personal Homepage: https://sites.google.com/site/avikriitk

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8071-5748

Researcher ID: https://publons.com/researcher/1560451/avinash-kumar/

Education

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Delhi

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering

2014 - 2018

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Kanpur

M.Tech., Mechanical Engineering

2010 - 2012

Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya Bhopal

Bhopal

B.E.(Honors), Mechanical Engineering

2006 - 2010

Specialization

  1. Fabrication technologies (Micro/Nano-fabrication), Laser Machining and Surface Engineering for MEMS, Micro-fluidics, Bio-fluidics and Bio-devices/bio-medical Devices.

Research Interests

  1. (1) Bio-flows, Bio-fluidics, Lab-on-Chip and Bio-devices

  2. (2) Bio-medical Devices and Health Care

  3. (3) MEMS, Bio-MEMS, C-MEMS and Micro/Nano-fluidics

  4. (4) Micro/Nano-fabrication and Advanced Manufacturing

  5. (5) Laser Machining and Surface Engineering

Honours + Awards + Recognitions

  1. I got the prestigious SERB-SIRE fellowship 2022-2023 to visit Stanford University, California, USA for 6 months.

  2. My PhD thesis was nominated for best thesis award by the foreign and Indian examiner.

  3. I qualified for Indian Engineering Services in 2010.

  4. I secured 98.20 Percentile in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE-2010).

  5. I was selected in India-Sri Lanka youth exchange program 2017, organized by the Ministry of youth affairs and sports, Government of India.

  6. I got 9.55/10 in students feed back at IIITDM Kancheepuram for July-Dec 2019.

  7. I was awarded DST-International Travel Fellowship in 2018 to visit Hawaii, USA.

  8. I visited Dubrovnik, Croatia (June 10-13, 2018) in the ASME 2018 15th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels (ICNMM2018).

  9. I visited Hawaii, USA (30 July - 3 Aug 2017) in the ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting (FEDSM2017).

  10. I visited Biopolis, Singapore (Jan 3-6, 2016) in the ASME 2016 5th Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer International Conference (MNHMT2016).

Work Experience

Teaching

  1. Working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at IIITDM Kancheepuram, Chennai from 2019 to present.

  2. Worked as Assistant Professor (TEQIP Faculty, Sponsored by MHRD and World Bank) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, THDC-Institute of Hydropower Engineering and Technology, New Tehri, Uttarakhand (2018) for a semester.

Research

  1. Worked as Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kanpur (2018 to 2019): I worked as Post-Doctoral Fellow with Prof. Anindya Chatterjee and Dr. Niraj Sinha in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kanpur. I am working on the (a) Hysteresis modelling of bio-sensors and (b) Synthesis of nano-composites and its applications. I wish to develop a research activity in the not yet mature field of identification and control of hysteresis with application to biosensors. Simultaneously I am working on the synthesis of BN and BCN nano-particles/sheets. These particles have applications as nano-composites and micro-systems for energy and packaging industries.

  2. Worked as Early Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Delhi (2018): I worked toward extension of my PhD work as Early PDF. I worked in the field of Microfluidics and Laser texturing. I analyzed the effect of texturing on the fluid flow behavior of fluids in the textured micro-channels. I also studied the flow anisotropy in the micro-channels due to textured surfaces.

  3. Worked as a project associate at Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber Physical System, Mechanical Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc, Bangalore) (2012-2013): I was involved in a project sponsored by Robert Bosch, at the M2D2 lab, Mechanical Engineering Department, IISc Bangalore. The project required a real time cyber surgery and haptic visualization. I was doing the modeling and fabrication of endoscopic simulator (with the Ph.D. student) using compliant mechanisms. The project involved using compliant mechanisms because of suitability in small size with easy fabrication and no parts to assemble. I was doing the design, simulation, fabrication, and testing of the compliant mechanism. A prototype was fabricated using sensors, manipulators, and compliant mechanisms. Significant teamwork was required to visualize and model the body parts. I also contributed toward the development of a haptic interface between the kit and operator. The Ph.D. students helped me in establishing the electronic and hardware for the device.

  4. Worked as a research associate at Micro-fabrication Lab, Mechanical Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) (2012): I worked in the field of MEMS and Microfluidics at IIT Kanpur. We fabricated and integrated various micro devices. We have made a peristaltic pump operated by the micro valves. A solenoid valve in PDMS for micro fluid control was fabricated in-house. My contribution to this project was to analyze and fabricate the assembly. I wrote a program in MATLAB for automated image analysis of solenoid valve. The capability of code is in finding the eccentricity of the valve from the central axis. The program takes a picture of the valve from the web cam and estimates the defects, eccentricity, and deflection in the micro valve. We characterized various solenoid valve with the MATLAB code to get an optimized and error free solenoid valve.

Industry

  1. Central Workshop, Northern Coalfields Limited, Singrauli (M.P.): Learn about CNC and conventional machine, various machining processes, various welding processes, overhauling and assembly of 4/6/8/10/12/16 cylinder engines, overhauling and assembly of transmission.

Professional Membership

  1. Member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Professional Service

  1. Class committee chairman for B.Tech. final year in academic year 2020-21.

  2. Reviewer in ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, Journal of Engineering Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Journal of Physics of Fluids, and many more.

Teaching

  1. Micro-System Fabrication

  2. Lasers and Optics in Manufacturing

  3. Mechanical Design of Electronic Systems

  4. Surface Modification Technologies

  5. Advanced Numerical Methods

  6. Advanced Numerical Methods Practice

  7. Manufacturing Processes-2

  8. Manufacturing Processes Practice-2

  9. Engineering Graphics

  10. Design and Manufacturing lab.

  11. Engineering Skills Practices

  12. Mechanical Vibrations

  13. Thermo-fluids Machineries

Books

  1. Avinash Kumar, Udwesh Panda, Microfluidics based devices and their role on point-of-care testing, Biosensor Based Advanced Cancer Diagnostics (2020), (ISBN: 599105, Elsevier Publication, Amsterdam, The Netherlands).

  2. Avinash Kumar, Udwesh Panda, Vinay Kumar Patel, Rishi Kant, Laser-Assisted Fabrication of Polymer by Pushing Down the Limit of Resolution, Trends in Fabrication of Polymers and Polymer Composites (2021), (AIP Publishing, USA).

  3. Sanjeev Kumar, Rajesh Kumar Verma, Avinash Kumar, Vinay Kumar Patel, Importance of Chemical Treatments of Natural Fibers in Fabrication of High-Performance Natural Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites, Trends in Fabrication of Polymers and Polymer Composites (2021), (AIP Publishing, USA).

  4. Avinash Kumar, S. Nisar Basha, Arpana Parihar, Udwesh Panda, Clinically Available/Under Trial Drugs and Vaccines for Treatment of SARS-COV-2, Computational approaches for novel therapeutic and diagnostic designing to mitigate SARS-CoV2 infection (2021), (Elsevier Publication, Amsterdam, The Netherlands).

  5. Avinash Kumar, Anka Datta, Advanced Material in Biological Implants and Surgical Tools, Advanced Materials for Biomedical Applications (2022), (CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, USA). (Accepted)

  6. Avinash Kumar, Anka Datta, Ashwani Kumar, Abhishek Kumar, Recent advancement and Future Trends in Next generation Materials for Biomedical application, Advanced Materials for Biomedical Applications (2022), (CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, USA). (Accepted)

Journal Publications

  1. Avinash Kumar, Arpana Parihar, Udwesh Panda, and Dipesh Singh Parihar, “Microfluidics-Based Point-of-Care Testing (POCT) Devices in Dealing with Waves of COVID-19 Pandemic: The Emerging Solution”, ACS Appl. Bio Mater (2022), https://doi.org/10.1021/acsabm.1c01320.

  2. Avinash Kumar, Anuj Kumar Shrama, TVK Gupta and Jitendra Kumar Katiyar, “Influence of hexagonal boron nitride additive nanocutting fluid on the machining of AA6061-T6 alloy using minimum quality lubrication”, Proc IMechE Part E: J Process Mechanical Engineering (2022), DOI: 10.1177/09544089221110980.

  3. A. Parihar, V. Pandita, A. Kumar, et al., “3D Printing: Advancement in Biogenerative Engineering to Combat Shortage of Organs and Bioapplicable Materials”, Regen. Eng. Transl. Med. (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40883-021-00219-w.

  4. Yathavan Subramanian , Veena R , Muhammed Ali S.A., Avinash Kumar, et al., "Artificial Intelligence Technique Based Performance Estimation of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells", Materialstoday (Elsevier), (2021), ISSN 2214-7853, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2021.06.412.

  5. Manjinder Singh, Avinash Kumar and Abdul Rahman Khan, “Capillary as a liquid diode”, Phys. Rev. Fluids (2020), 5(10), 102101.

  6. Vinod Parmar, Avinash Kumar, G. Vijaya Prakash, Subhra Datta, Dinesh Kalyanasundaram, "Investigation, modelling and validation of material separation mechanism during fiber laser machining of medical grade titanium alloy Ti6Al4V and stainless steel SS316L", Mechanics of Materials (2019), 137, 103125.

  7. Vinod Parmar, Avinash Kumar, Manimuthu Mani Sankar, Subhra Datta, G. Vijaya Prakash, Sujata Mohanty and Dinesh Kalyanasundaram, "Oxidation facilitated antimicrobial ability of laser micro-textured titanium alloy against gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus for biomedical applications”, Journal of Laser Applications (2018), 30, 032001.

  8. Avinash Kumar, Subhra Datta and Dinesh Kalyanasundaram, “Liquid slippage in confined flows: Effect of periodic micropatterns of arbitrary pitch and amplitude”, Journal of Heat transfer (2017), 140(1):012403-012403-7.

  9. Avinash Kumar, Subhra Datta and Dinesh Kalyanasundaram, “Permeability and effective slip in confined flows transverse to wall slippage patterns”, Physics of Fluids (2016), 28(8):082002.

  10. Rajiv Kumar Singh, Avinash Kumar, Rishi Kant, Ankur Gupta, E Suresh, Shantanu Bhattacharya, "Design and fabrication of 3-dimensional helical structure of polydimethylsiloxane for flow control application", Microsystems Technology (2014), 20 (1), 101-111.

  11. Avinash Kumar, Ankur Gupta, Rishi Kant, Syed Nadeem Akhtar, Nachiketa Tiwari, Janakrajan Ramkumar, Shantanu Bhattacharya, “Optimization of LASER Machining process for the preparation of photo masks and its application to Micro-systems fabrication", Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS (JM3) (2013), 12 (4), 041203-041203.

  12. Avinash Kumar, Vinod Parmar, Manimuthu Mani Sankar, Subhra Datta, G. Vijaya Prakash, Sujata Mohanty and Dinesh Kalyanasundaram, "Laser textured surfaces for inhibition of adhesion and growth of Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa" (Under review).

Conference Publications

  1. Avinash Kumar, Omnish Kumar, “Health Monitoring System using Wrist Pulse Detection”, North-East Research Conclave 2022 (IIT Guwahati).

  2. Avinash Kumar, Anka Datta, “Current Energy Challenges in India and Proposed Novel Low Cost, Flexible, Thin and Transparent Solar Cell Solutions”, North-East Research Conclave 2022 (IIT Guwahati).

  3. Yathavan Subramanian , Veena R , Muhammed Ali S.A., Avinash Kumar*, et al., "Artificial Intelligence Technique Based Performance Estimation of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells", International Conference on Nanoelectronics, Nanophotonics, Nanomaterials, Nanobioscience & Nanotechnology, Mangalam college of Engineering, Kottayam, Kerala (29-30 April, 2021).

  4. Anitha Dhanasekaran, Veena R , Yathavan Subramanian, Avinash Kumar, "Deformation Analysis for BFO Thin Films with Different Thickness by Finite Element Method", ASEAN International Conference on Energy and Environment, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei, (15-16 September, 2021).

  5. Avinash Kumar, Subhra Datta, and Dinesh Kalyanasundaram, " Design, optimization and stability of textures of contacting surfaces in micro-flows", ASTFE 5th International Conference on Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference (TFEC2020), New Orleans, LA, USA (April 5-8, 2020).

  6. Avinash Kumar, Subhra Datta, and Dinesh Kalyanasundaram, "Reduction of hydraulic friction in confined flows by laser texturing: Experiments and theoretical validation", ASME 2018 15th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels (ICNMM2018), Dubrovnik, Croatia (June 10-13, 2018).

  7. Avinash Kumar, Subhra Datta and Dinesh Kalyanasundaram, "Confinement effects on effective slip of patterned surfaces", ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting (FEDSM2017), Hawaii, USA (30 July - 3 Aug 2017).

  8. Avinash Kumar, Subhra Datta and Dinesh Kalyanasundaram, "Liquid slippage in con fined flows: effect of periodic micropatterns of arbitrary pitch and amplitude", proceedings of ASME 2016 5th Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer International Conference (MNHMT2016), Biopolis, Singapore (Jan 3-6, 2016).

  9. Shanthanu Chakravarthy, Avinash Kumar, Ramu G and Ananthasuresh G.K, "Haptic Display for an Endoscopic Simulator Using an Integrated Ring-actuator", Proceedings of 1st International & 16th National Conference on Machines and Mechanisms (iNaCoMM 2013), IIT Roorkee (December 18 to December 20, 2013).

  10. Avinash Kumar, Rishi Kant, Ankur Gupta, Shantanu Bhattacharya, "Fabrication and parameter optimization of co2 laser machined photo mask for photolithography process", Proceedings of the International Conference on Innovations in Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur, India, (Dec 5-7, 2012) (IIITDM Jabalpur-2012, InnDeM-5015).

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