Dr. K.R. Balasubramanian

Dr. K. R. Balasubramanian is currently working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He did Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Shanmugha College of Engineering, Thanjavur, Master of Engineering in Design & Production of Thermal Power Equipment from Regional Engineering College, Trichy. He obtained his Doctoral degree from National Institute of Technology, Trichy. Prior to joining NIT, Trichy he worked as Lecturer in the Kings College of Engineering, Thanjavur and Sudharsan College of Engineering, Pudukottai and as Research Assistant in REC, Trichy. He has published more than 85 papers in reputed International Journals. He has authored a book titled “Additive Manufacturing of Multi-Material and Composite Parts” and has contributed 4 book chapters. He has completed 6 research projects funded by various agencies including, DRDO, DST, BHEL and IGCAR. He has guided 7 Ph. D scholars and he is currently guiding 10 Research Scholars. He is a life member of professional bodies such as The Institution of Engineers (India), Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) and Indian Welding Society (IWS). He has organized two International Conference and many workshops. His research interests include Renewable Energy, Laser Materials Processing, Fluid flow and Heat Transfer in mini and micro channels, Design of Experiment, Additive Manufacturing.

Email : krbala@nitt.edu

Ph.No: 0431-2503419         

Mobile: +91-94435 61873

Educational Qualification

Degree Discipline University


Modelling and simulation of Laser Welding

National Institute of Technology, Trichy


Design & Production of Thermal Power Equipment

Regional Engineering College, Trichy


Mechanical Engineering

Shanmugha College of Engineering, Thanjavur


Details of PG / Ph.D. thesis

Degree Title of thesis


Investigations on Process Parameters, Modelling and Weld Characterization for Laser Joining of Thin Section Stainless Steel


Professional experience

Organisation Designation From To
National Institute of Technology, Trichy. -620015 Associate Professor / Teaching & Research 12.03.2018 Present

National Institute of Technology, Trichy. -620015

Assistant Professor / Teaching & Research


March 2018

Kings College of Engineering, Punalkulam, Pudukkottai – 613303

Lecturer / Teaching

June 2005


April 2006

Sudharsan College of Engineering, Pudukkottai – 622501

Lecturer / Teaching

Jan 2003

June 2005

Regional Engineering College, Trichy. -620015

Research Assistant / Teaching

Sep 2000

Aug 2001


Area of specialization

  • Design & Production of Thermal Power Equipment


Subject of Interest

  • Design & Production of Thermal Power Equipment

  • Fluid Mechanics

  • Industrial Safety Engineering

  • Human Factors Engineering

  • Design of Experiments

  • Renewable Energy


Professional affiliation

Organisation Year Grade of membership

The Institution of Engineers (India)

2009 onwards


The Indian Society for Technical Education

2005 onwards

Life Member

Indian Welding Society

2005 onwards

Life Member




Reviewer in International Journals

  • Editorial Review Board member for International Journal of Surface Engineering

    and Interdisciplinary Materials Science [IJSEIMS]

  • Reviewer of International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology [IJAMT]

  • Reviewer of Alexandria Engineering Journal, Elsevier

  • Reviewer of Applied Thermal Engineering Journal, Elsevier


Research Guidance 


Sponsored Projects


Guest Lecture Delivered


Short Term Courses Organised And Attended


Administrative Experience


Visit to the Industries


Awards and achievements:

  • NITT Achiever award for Research publications during the year 2016-17.


Contact Address


Dr. K.R. Balasubramanian
Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
National Institute of Technology
Tiruchirappalli 620 015
Phone: 0431-2503419 (Office)
Mobile: 94435 61873
Fax: +91-431-2500133