Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University
A State University recognized under Section 2 (f) & 12 (B) of UGC Act of 1956
Ranked 79th among Engineering Institutions, Ranked 24th in Arhitecture and Among Ranked Top 100 Business Schools in National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF 2021) declared by MHRD, Govt. of India.

21122021 mechKatra: Research article related to thesis work of Love Kerni, a student of M. Tech. (Manufacturing and Automation), School of Mechanical Engineering, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra featured in the category of top cited research papers. The paper titled “Friction and wear performance of olive oil containing nanoparticles in boundary and mixed lubrication regimes” was published in Wear Journal (Elsevier), in 2019. The Journal is Science Citation Indexed and falls in the category of Q1 listed journals as per SCImago Ranking (SJR). The Impact Factor of the journal is 3.892 with a ranking of 28 in Mechanical Engineering. The research work was carried out to evaluate the characteristics of bio lubricant (olive oil) as a part of M. Tech. thesis work under the supervision of Dr. Ankush Raina, Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, SMVDU.

Love Kerni expressed his gratitude to the co-authors (Dr. Ankush Raina and Dr. Mir Irfan Ul Haq) for active participation and contribution to the research paper. Mr. Kerni also thanked SMVDU authorities and other staff members of the school for facilitating the research work.

 

21122021 SME

Katra: School of Mechanical Engineering hosted an interactive session by Prof. Narinder Singh Jassal (Principal Scientist and Principal, Indo-Swiss Training Centre, Chandigarh). Prof. Jassal interacted with the scholars and faculty members of School of Mechanical Engineering, SMVDU and shared his experiences regarding bringing innovation from lab to the market. In his talk, he motivated the scholars to take up problems of societal importance and take up problems which are industry relevant. He particularly laid focus on submitting project proposals under various schemes of Govt. of India. A detailed presentation was made on the PRISM Scheme of CSIR-CSIO. The talk was coordinated by Dr. Sanjay Mohan (Asst. Prof., SME). Prof. E. Muthuswamy(Dean, FOE and Head, SME) thanked Prof. Jassal for motivating the students and apprising about the various funding schemes. Mr. B.K.Bhatia (TPO, SMVDU) was also present during the interaction.

 

28072020 news

Paarth Gupta, B Tech student, School of Mechanical Engineering at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, presented a paper titled 'Solar EV chargers and super flow batteries for an efficient electric vehicle' at the American Solar Energy Society, 49th Annual Solar Conference, held on 24-25 June 2020. Earlier the conference was scheduled to be held in George Washington University, Washington DC, but due to the COVID-19, it was organized virtually. The paper was selected for poster presentation among the top 20 posters over the world. The paper discusses the use of solar EV chargers and super flow batteries for EV to be a fast and pure green mode of transportation. The candidate suggested ways to increase the efficiency of solar EV chargers which would lead to a sustainable energy future. The paper highlights the use of super flow batteries that makes electric vehicles the fast mode of transportation and increasing the economic effects of electric vehicles.

01112011 KapilDr. Kapil Chopra, Faculty, School of Mechanical Engineering, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra, delivered an expert lecture on “Energy and Exergy Analysis of Solar Water Heater for Domestic/Industrial Applications” during a one-week short term course on “Exergy Analysis in Industrial Applications organized by J.C. Bose University of Science and Technology, YMCA, Faridabad from 25-29 Oct-2021.

The lecture on the energy and exergy analysis of solar water heating for domestic/industrial applications in the field of thermal engineering was well received by the participants. Dr. Chopra is an expert in the area of energy and exergy analysis of thermal systems who has published several research papers with various international peer-reviewed journals of repute. The session was concluded with fruitful interactions with the participants while responding to their questions. Organizer, Dr. Nikhil Dev (Assistant Professor) and Dr. Raj Kumar (Professor and Head), Department of Mechanical Engineering, J.C. Bose University of Science and Technology, YMCA, Faridabad appreciated the session conducted by Dr. Chopra.

23072020 DrAmitKatra: Er. Amit Kumar sinha, Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), has been declared qualified for the award of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in the Mechanical Engineering. Er. Sinha has carried out his research work in the field of sustainable new product development under the supervision of Dr. Ankush Anand, Associate Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, SMVDU, on the topic “Supply Chain Configuration for the Sustainable New Product Development: A Multi-Objective Model and Its Solution Approach”. Er. Sinha has published five SCI/SCIE indexed journal papers based on his Ph.D. thesis.

29102021 SanjayMohanDr. Sanjay Mohan, Faculty, School of Mechanical Engineering, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra, delivered an invited talk at University (UTM) in Ecuador, South America on 26 October 2021.

The topic of the talk was “Friction and Wear Studies of Iron-based Self Lubricating Composites”. Dr. Mohan also addressed the Faculty and Students of UTM and shared his research experience. During his talk, Dr. Mohan apprised the audience about the role of iron in the field of automotive and biodegradable materials.

Dr. Mohan highlighted the development and characterization of a novel iron-based self-lubricating composite where fluorides have been used as a solid lubricant. The enhancement in the tribological properties of the newly developed composite was elaborated. The wear and friction behaviour of the developed composites at room and high temperatures was also discussed during the talk.

The session was interactive and the queries raised by the audience were also addressed by Dr. Mohan. The talk ended with a vote of thanks delivered by Dr. Erik Fernandez, Faculty UTM. Dr. Fernandez expressed his willingness to collaborate with SMVDU Faculty, and undertake research projects in future.

07072020 EswaraProf. Eswaramoorthy Muthusamy, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, J&K was the Chief Guest and Keynote Speaker in five days online Faculty Development Programme on Advances in Smart Materials for Sensor and Energy Applications held on 06th July 2020 hosted by Department of Physics , BMS Institute of Technology and Management Bengaluru. Dr MohanBapu G.N, Principal BMSITM has presided over the function.

07072020 schedule

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Prof. Eswaramoorthy during the keynote address, enlightened the importance of smart materials on energy and sensor applications in terms of energy autonomy using direct energy harvesting technologies. He explained the basics, advances of various solar photovoltaic and thermoelectric hybrid systems along and further research possibilities to enhance the performance and decrease cost of the system to ensure the reliability of usage were highlighted.

His talk covered and discussed various topics on microscale of solar photovoltaic thermoelectric hybrid system with further research on the same domain and appreciated by participants during the question and answer session. FDP Coordinators Dr Daruhra Prasad B and Mrs. Ashwini closed the keynote and inaugural session with vote of thanks to all the guests and speakers

26082021 newsKatra: Research Paper related to thesis work of Rahul Anand, a student of M.Tech. (Manufacturing and Automation) entitled “Synergism of TiO2 and Graphene as Nano-additives in Bio-Based Cutting Fluid-An Experimental Investigation” Tribology Transactions (2020) has been featured in the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers(STLE) Magazine Tribology & Lubrication Technology(TLT) in the “Editors Selection: Best from STLE Community” section July 2021 edition. The paper was part of M. Tech. thesis of the student who worked under the guidance of Dr. Mir Irfan Ul Haq (Asst. Prof., Mech. Engg.) and Dr. Ankush Raina (Asst. Prof., Mech. Engg.), SMVDU. STLE in the TLT magazine every quarter shares the best research from the tribology community throughout the globe. The work is an outcome of collaboration between SMVDU, NIT Srinagar and IUST Awantipora. Rahul Anand thanked all the supervisors and co-authors for active participation. Mr. Rahul also thanked SMVDU authorities for facilitating the research work and all the collaborating institutions. Pertinently, Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) is an American non-profit technical society for the tribology and lubrication engineering sectors worldwide.

Link of the paper: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10402004.2020.1842953

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04072020 eMurthyProf. Eswaramoorthy Muthusamy, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Jammu & Kashmir has participated in the 4-Day Online FDP on “Advances in Energy Materials for Storage Systems” organized by Chemistry Division of Department of Basic Science and Humanities, GMR Institute of Technology, Rajam, from 23rd - 26th June, 2020.

09082021 BalbirSinghDr Balbir Singh, Associate Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University delivered an online expert lecture on “ Research Trends in Hybrid Electrical Discharge Machining Process” in two weeks Faculty Development Program (FDP) on “Novel Perspective of Smart Materials, Hybrid Machining, and Additive Manufacturing (NPSHAM-2021)”, 26th July -6th August 2021, organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering, NAAC Accredited Inderprastha Engineering College (IPEC), Ghaziabad. The lecture was well received and appreciated by participants and coordinators.

Dr Singh who is also a Dean of Students Welfare and University Coordinator for Universal Human Value (UHV) Cell in SMVDU is actively involved in inculcating Professional and Human skills among students to lead a value-based living in society

09062020 drRajeevKatra: Mr. Rajiv Kumar, Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), has been declared qualified for the award of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in the Mechanical Engineering. Mr. Rajiv Kumar has carried out his research work in the field of biocomposite materials under the supervision of Dr. Ankush Anand, Associate Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, SMVDU, on the topic “Tribological Investigation of Natural Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites”. Mr. Rajiv has contributed several journal papers in SCI/SCIE and SCOPUS indexed Journals, and has also attended many national and international conferences.

drankushDr. Ankush Anand, Associate Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, delivered an expert talk on the topic “Role of Sustainability Engineering” during the AICTE-ATAL sponsored Faculty Development Program on Sustainability and Green Tribology, organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering, Canara Engineering College, Karanataka.

The week long faculty development program is being attended by faculty members, researchers and practicing Engineers across the country working in the area of Sustainability and Tribology. The lecture was conducted through online mode.

During the talk, Dr. Anand highlighted the role of Sustainability in Tribology and its importance in Product Design. The participants also interacted with Dr. Anand and expressed their interest for collaborative research in the area of Sustainability and Product Design. The lecture ended with encouraging feedback and thanks from program coordinator for the AICTE - ATAL sponsored Faculty Development Program

05062020 mirKatra: Er. Mir Irfan Ul Haq, Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), has been declared qualified for the award of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in the Mechanical Engineering. Er. Irfan has carried out his research work in the field of self-lubricating lightweight materials under the supervision of Dr. Ankush Anand, Associate Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, SMVDU, on the topic “Evaluation of Mechanical and Tribological Performance of Novel Alumunium 7075 Alloy Composites”. Er. Irfan has contributed several journal papers in SCI/SCIE and SCOPUS indexed Journals, and has also attended many national and international conferences. Pertinently Er. Irfan was awarded DST SERB Travel Grant for presenting his research work at STLE 2019, USA.

25012021 nptelDr. Balbir Singh, Associate Professor and Mr. Agam, 2nd year Student from School of Mechanical Engineering, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, bags Elite+Gold certificate for 12 week NPTEL course on “Automation in Manufacturing” conducted by IIT Guwahati.

Dr. Singh believes in continuous learning and also advises students to build skills in the most emerging fields such as automation, electric vehicles, augmented realities, virtual realties, robotic, 3D printing, industry 4.0, IoT, analytics, cloud computing, green energy etc.

Further, he said that students can equip themselves through internship, projects, massive open online courses(MOOCs) launched by world class universities/Institutions available at learning platforms such as NPTEL/SWAYAM, edx, Coursera etc. This will help students in exploring the latest avenues for higher education and placement opportunities.

10032020 ankushEr. Ankush Raina, Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), has been declared qualified for the award of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in the Mechanical Engineering. Er. Raina has carried out his research work in the field of Nano Lubrication under the supervision of Dr. Ankush Anand, Associate Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, SMVDU, on the topic “Tribological Investigation of Lubricating oils with Nano Additives”. Er. Raina has published several quality papers in SCI/SCIE indexed Journals, and has also attended many national and international conferences.

31122020 sms newsDr. Sanjay Mohan, Faculty, School of Mechanical Engineering, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, delivered an expert lecture on the topic “Tribology and Manufacturing” to the faculty and scholars of Mechanical Engineering, University of Malaysia Sabah (UMS) - Sabah, Malaysia. The lecture was conducted through online mode where Dr. Mohan highlighted the role of Tribology and its importance in manufacturing. Also, the scope of research in manufacturing with respect to the tribological aspects was stressed upon.

The research scholars and faculty members of UMS, Malaysia also interacted with Dr. Mohan, and expressed their interest for collaborative research.

The talk ended with a thank you note by Prof. M. Kamal, Head, Advanced Composites and Material Research Group, UMS, Malaysia.

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