Mechatronics and Instrumentation Laboratory, IIT Indore

Mechatronics and Instrumentation Laboratory

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Prof. I. A. Palani,
Mechatronics and Instrumentation Lab,
Discipline Of Mechanical Engineering, &
Dean Research and Development
Indian Institute of Technology Indore(IITI)

Education qualification

  • Ph.D from Precision Engineering lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras ( 2006-2010)
  • M.E. in Manufacturing Engg. from A.C. Govt. College of Engineering and Technology Karaikudi, Anna University (2004-2006) (Passed in Distinction )
  • B.E in Production Engineering from Sathyabama Engineering college, University of Madras(2000-2004) (Passed in Distinction and University Rank holder)

Professional Experience

Position Affliation Duration
Professor Discipline of Mechanical Engineering,IIT Indore February 2022 - till date
Associate Professor Discipline of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Indore September 2016 - February 2022
Assistant Professor Discipline of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Indore Jan 2012- September 2016
Post Doctoral Research scientist Graduate School of Information Science and Elecrical Engineering, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan September 2010- December 2011
Kyushu Univeristy, IIT Madras Exchange Research Fellow Graduate School of Information Science and Elecrical Engineering, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan June 2008- June 2009

Research Expertise

  • Smart Materials and Structures
  • Shape memory alloy
  • Laser assisted Surface processing and micro-manufacturing
  • Energy Harvesting
  • Mechatronics system design
  • optical Instrumentation

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Dean Research and Development, IIT Indore, February 2020- till date
  • Head of the Discipline Mechanical Engineering, IIT Indore September 2018-Feb 2020
  • IIT Indore Alumni Coordinator- 2013-2017
  • Head of Metallurgy Engineering and Material Science - March 2014- September 2018
  • M.Tech Program Coordinator- 2012- 2017
  • RRCAT unit of DAE Member for Ph.D admissions and PG research evaluation
  • Broad of Governors Member, IIT Indore from 2017-2019
  • Board of Governors Member, Symbiosis University of Applied Sciences, Indore

Patents, Publications and Book chapters

Summary of the Publication
International Journal publciations published till date 120 ( with total Impact factor 240)
Interntaional conference Publications 65
Patents filed 5
Internationational book chapters 7

More Info

Details of International Jounral, Conference Publications and Book Chapters Click here
Google Scholar citation Click here
IRINS Link Click here
Updated Resume Click here

Professional Expertise

Reviewer and member of editorial board
  1. Reviewer- Journal of Material science and engineering B
  2. Reviewer-Journal of material letters
  3. Reviewer-Journal of Optics and precision engineering
  4. Reviewer- Journal of Advance Manufacturing technology
  5. Editorial board member-Journal of automation and Robotics technology( Springer)
  1. Life Member Indian Laser association
  2. Annual member SPIE
  3. Annual member SAE
  4. Member institute of Engineers

Under graduate and Post graduate Teaching

  • Instrumentation and Control systems
  • Mechatronics system Design
  • Mechatronics and Metrology
  • Laser based Measurements and micro Manufacturing
  • MEMS and Micro systems
  • Soft Robotics