Dr Senthilkumaran K

Assistant Professor

E-mail: skumaran@iiitdm.ac.in | Ph: +91-44-27476364 | Room No: Faculty #2, Admin Bldg.,

Personal Home Page: http://web.iiitdm.ac.in/senthilkumaran/

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Course Page: http://www.manufacturingportal.in/


IIT Delhi

New Delhi

Ph.D Department of Mechanical Engineering


Anna University


M.E Production Engineering


University of Madras


BE in Mechanical Engineering



  1. Manufacturing

Research Interests

  1. Design and Process Planning for Additive Manufacturing

Work Experience


  1. Associate Professor in School of Mechanical and Building Sciences at VIT University, Vellore, India (Aug 2009 - Aug 2012)


  1. Guest Researcher in Systems Integration Division at National Institute of Standards Technology, US Department of Commerce, Gaithersburg, USA (Sep 2012 - Nov 2014)

Professional Membership

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

  2. Member, IEEE

Professional Service

  1. Editorial Member, ASTM Journal of Smart and Sustainable Manufacturing


  1. Basic Concepts in Manufacturing Processes

  2. Product Realization Practice

  3. Sustainable Design

  4. Product Design and Prototyping

  5. Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing

  6. Design for X

  7. Additive Manufacturing

  8. Sustainable Manufacturing

  9. Manufacturing Processes I & II

  10. CNC Technology and Programming


  1. Distortion in Metal Additive Manufactured Parts. In 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Technologies, pp. 281-295. Springer, Singapore, 2019. (With A.K. Hemnath)

  2. Finite Element Simulation of a Flow forming process, in Machining: Operations, Technology and Management, Nova Publishers, USA, 2013. (with Madan Kishore Gara, G. Gopi, K. Rama Sharma, Bikramjit Podder, Dasharath Ram)

Journal Publications

  1. A Classification Scheme for Smart Manufacturing Systems’ Performance Metrics, Smart and Sustainable Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 52–74, 2017, (with Lee, Y. T., Jain, S., Robinson, S., Helu, M., Hatim, Q. Y., Rachuri, S., Dornfeld, D., Saldana, C. J., and Kumara, S.)

  2. Methods and Tools for Performance Assurance of Smart Manufacturing Systems, Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Vol. 121. 2016. (With Kibira, Deogratias, Katherine C. Morris)

  3. Developing a virtual machining model to generate MTConnect machine monitoring data from STEP-NC, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 54. No. 15. pp. 1-19, 2016, (With Seung-Jun Shin, Jungyub Woo, Duck Bong Kim and Sudarsan Rachuri)

  4. A faceted approach for classification of manufacturing processes for sustainability performance evaluation, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Volume 75, Issue 9-12, pp 1309-1320, 2014, (With Sudarsan Rachuri and David Lechavalier)

  5. The effect of neighborhood scan path exposures on heat buildup: Numerical investigations on the laser energy delivery in selective laser sintering process, International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing, Vol. 4, No. 2-4, pp 119-139, 2014, (With Kurian Antony and D.G. Meda)

  6. Numerical and Experimental Investigations on Laser melting of SS316L metal powders, Journal of Manufacturing Processes, Vol. 16, No. 3, pp 345-355, 2014, (With Kurian Antony and N. Arivazhagan)

  7. Energy metrics for product assembly equipment and processes, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 65, pp 142-151. (With Shaw Feng, Christopher Brown and Boonserm Kulvatunyou )

  8. Statistical Modelling and minimization of form error in SLS prototyping, Rapid Prototyping Journal, 2011, Vol. 18, No. 1. (with P.M. Pandey and P.V.M. Rao).

  9. Influence of building strategies on the accuracy of parts in selective laser sintering, Materials and Design, 2009, Vol. 30, No. 8, pp. 2946-2954. (With P.M. Pandey and P.V.M. Rao)

  10. New model for shrinkage compensation in Selective Laser Sintering process, Virtual and Physical Prototyping Journal, 2009, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 49-62. (With P.M. Pandey and P.V.M. Rao)

Conference Publications

  1. Energy assessment methodology for product assembly processes, In Proceedings of ASME 2015 Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2015), June, 2015, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. (With Shaw Feng and Xiufang Sun)

  2. Real-time, continuous performance management system for smart manufacturing, International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems (APMS), September, 2014, Agaccio, France. (With Boonserm Kuvantunyou and KC Morris)

  3. Mechanical behavior of bone tissue engineering scaffold under degradation in spatial and temporal domain, in Proceedings of International Conference on Computer Aided Engineering (CAE2013), IIT Madras, India. (With Khadar Basha Abdul)

  4. Energy Information modelling in Product Assembly Processes, in Proceedings of International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems (APMS), September, 2013, State College, PA, USA. (With Shaw Feng, Boonserm Kuvantunyou)

  5. 3D Digitization of sub surface features using 3D GPR, accepted for publications in Proceedings of ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC) and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (CIE), August 28-31, 2011 in Washington, DC. (With V.S. Mahesh and P.C. Jha)

  6. Shrinkage compensation along single direction dexel space for improving accuracy in Selective Laser Sintering process, Proceeding of 4th Annual IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, Washington DC, USA, pp. 827 - 832, August 2008. (With P.M. Pandey and P.V.M. Rao)

  7. DFM and Process planning issues in Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) process, Proceedings of International Conference on Manufacturing Automation, National University of Singapore, Singapore, pp 386-401, May-2007. (With P.M. Pandey and P.V.M. Rao)

  8. Automatic evaluation of alternate tool access directions (TADs) using STEP for minimal setup changes, Proceedings of International Conference on Manufacturing Research, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK, September 2004. (Later selected for publication as SME Technical paper, TP04PUB315) (with V. Dhanalakshmi and K. Sankaranarayanaswamy)

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