Dr. G. Rajasekaran

Dr. G. Rajasekaran

Assistant Professor

E-Mail:- graja@nitt.edu

 

                                                                                                        

Qualification

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, 2017

  • M.E. in Engineering Design, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, 2008

  • B.E. in Mechanical Engineering, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, 2006

Research Interests

  • Machine Design

  • Mechanics of Nano-materials

  • Multiscale Modeling of Thin Materials 

  • Nano-Composite Materials

  • Vibration Control.

Professional Background

From

To

Designation

Organisation

May 2020

Ongoing

Assistant Professor

National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli, Trichy - 620015

Awards, Honours and Fellowships

  • A student project under my guidance was amongst the Top 100 Projects display to Industries under ConnectNext National Conference organised by, La Fondation Dassault Systemes on 17th & 18th September 2020. (Total projects in this conference were nearly 100000)

  • Research fellowship '2014 conferred by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India

  • Received Post Graduate Fellowship from MHRD, Govt. of India successively for two years during my Post Graduate Programme (2006-2008)

  • Qualified GATE Examination for successively two times (2005 and 2006)

  • Got Proficiency Award & Gold Medal in my diploma course and State Second Rank (2003).

  • Received SHANTHI GEARS Award (Cash Award) for my best performance in studies successively for three years (2000-2003).

  • School Second Rank in SSLC Examination

Special Lectures Delivered

                                                             Title                                                        

Place                                    

Date                        

Mechanical Properties of Nanomaterials

VIT University, Vellore - 632014, Tamilnadu, India

4th February 2021

Vibration and Measurement

Jain Engineering College, Chennai - 600097, Tamilnadu, India

5th March 2021

Sponsored Research & Consultancy Projects

Project Title

Funding Organization

Value (INR)

Duration

Status

Roll

Design and Development of Nanomaterials

NIT Tiruchirappalli

5 Lakhs

2 Years

Ongoing 

PI

Teaching Engagements

Course Code

Title

Class Name

Semester

MEPE34

Additive Manufacturing

UG Mechanical Engineering

Spring

MEPE21

Dynamics of Machinry

UG Mechanical Engineering

Spring

MEPC10

Engineering Mechanics

UG Mechanical Engineering 

Spring

MEPC23

Mechanics of Machines - II

UG Mechanical Engineering 

Autumn

MEIR11

Basics of Mechanical Engineering

Under Graduate (First Year)

Autumn

Workshop Organized

  • Co-Convener of "Two days workshop on Research Advances in Computational Techniques for Characterizing Nanomaterials", organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering, SRMIST, Chennai on August 23-24, 2019.

  • Member of the organizing committee of "Workshop on Evolution of Electronic Structure Theory & Experimental Realization", organized by SRMIST, Chennai and IIT Madras in association with MRSI Subject Group on Computational Material Science & MRSI Chennai Chapter on September 11-15, 2018.

  • Member of the organizing committee of the "Festo Pneumatic Automation Contest", held by ASME, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore on February 18, 2006.

Participation in Workshops

  • Participated in Five Day TEQIP FDP on “Atomistic Modelling of Solids: Theory & Applications​” organized by IIT Indore on December 21st - 25th 2020.

  • Participated in Three Day FDP on “How Teachers can Make a Difference” organized by Dean Faculty Welfare, NIT Tiruchirappalli in association with Teaching Learning Centre, IIT Madras, Chennai on August 4th - 6th 2020.

  • Participated in Five Day FDP on “E-Content Development” organized by Dean Faculty Welfare, NIT Tiruchirappalli in association with NITTTR Chennai on May 11th - 15th 2020.

  • Participated in One Day Workshop on “Research Scopes in Mechanical Science” organized by Chennai Institute of Technology, Chennai on May 7th 2020.

  • Participated in Two Day Workshop on “Experimental Vibrations & Analysis” organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering, SRMIST, Kattankulathur, Chennai on September 7th - 8th 2018.

  • Participated in One Day Workshop on “CMM Application on GD&T” organized by Centre for Advanced Tooling & Precision Dies, PSG Institute of Advanced Studies, Coimbatore on July 28th 2018.

  • Participated in Two Day Workshop on “Materials Characterization Workshop (MCW 2018)” organized by Department of Chemistry, SRMIST, Kattankulathur, Chennai on July 26th – 27th 2018.

  • Participated in One Day International Workshop on “Advanced Functional Materials and Design (AFMD2017)” organized by Mechanical Engineering Association, Department of Mechanical Engineering, SRMIST, Kattankulathur, Chennai on 20th November 2017.

  • Participated in International conference on emerging trends in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering (IMME2017) organized by Department of Metallurgical Engineering of National Institute of Technology (NIT), Tiruchirappalli.

  • Participated and presented a topic on “Finite Element Analysis of Printed Circuit Board Under Random Vibration”, in AIMS’08 2nd National Conference organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering of Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore.

  • Participated and presented a topic on “Hysteretic Damping of Composite Leaf Spring”, in YC5 Youth Conference organized by SAE INDIA Collegiate branch of PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore and got SECOND PLACE.

  • Participated in the “Fast Track Modelling (Design Contest)” at the Second National Level Youth conference 2005 organized by the SAE INDIA Collegiate branch of PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore.

  • Attended the workshop on “Value Stream Mapping” organized by the faculty of mechanical sciences, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore.

  • Attended the Two-day seminar on “Advances in Automotive Technology”, conducted by SAE Collegiate branch of PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore.

Participation in Short Term Courses

  • Short term course on “Finite Element Method (FEM 2019)” organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Chennai on March 04th - 9th, 2019.

  • Short term course on “Composite Materials: Theory and Applications (CMIA’18)” organized by Mechanical Engineering Association, Department of Mechanical Engineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Chennai on January 04th - 11th, 2018.

  • Two week short-term course on PIPING ENGINEERING conducted by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, Mumbai on December 05-17, 2011.

Professional Memberships

  • Member of Indian Science Congress Association (MISCA) (Member ID: A8077).

  • Member of The Institution of Engineers (India) (MIE) (Member ID: M-1658993).

Recent Publications

International Journals (Published / Accepted Articles)

  1. Aniyush Juneja, G. Rajasekaran, “Anomalous Strength Characteristics of Stone-Thrower-Wales Defects in Graphene Sheet – A Molecular Dynamics Study”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 20 (22), 15203-15215 (2018), [Impact Factor = 4.123].

  2. G. Rajasekaran, Avinash Parashar, “Enhancement of Fracture Toughness of Graphene via Crack Bridging with Stone-Thrower-Wales defects”, Diamond Relat. Mater. 74, 90-99 (2017) [Impact Factor = 2.232, 5-Yr Impact factor = 2.209].

  3. G. Rajasekaran, Avinash Parashar, “Anisotropic compressive response of Stone-Thrower-Wales defects in graphene: A molecular dynamics study”, Mater. Res. Express, 3 (9), 095015 (2016). [Impact Factor = 1.151].

  4. G. Rajasekaran, Avinash Parashar, “Molecular Dynamics Study on Mechanical Response and Failure Behaviour of Graphene: Performance Enhancement via 5-7-7-5 Defects”, RSC Adv., 6 (31), 26361-26373 (2016). [Impact Factor = 3.840, 5-Yr Impact factor = 3.91].

  5. G. Rajasekaran, Rajesh Kumar, Avinash Parashar, “Tersoff Potential with Improved Accuracy for Simulating Graphene in Molecular Dynamics Environment”, Mater. Res. Express, 3 (3), 035011 (16pp) (2016). [Impact Factor = 1.151].

  6. Rajesh Kumar, G. Rajasekaran, Avinash Parashar, “Optimised cut-off function for Tersoff like potentials for BN nanosheet: A molecular dynamics study”, Nanotechnology, 27(8), 085706 (11pp) (2016) [Impact Factor = 3.821, 5-Yr Impact factor = 3.89].

  7. G. Rajasekaran, Prarthana Narayanan, Avinash Parashar, “Effect of point and line defects on mechanical and thermal properties of graphene: a review”, Crit. Rev. Solid State Mater. Sci., 41 (01), 47-71 (2016) [Impact Factor = 6.455, 5-Yr Impact factor = 8.85] (Most read article).

Reviewer of Journals

  • Computational Materials Science (IF: 2.863)

  • Journal of Materials Chemistry A (IF: 11.301)

  • Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (IF: 3.430)

  • Materials Research Express (IF: 1.929)

  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry (IF: 4.189)

  • Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures (IF: 3.517)

  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters (IF: 7.329)

  • Molecular Simulations (IF: 1.716)

Contact Address

Dr. G. Rajasekaran
Assistant Professor,
Department of Mechanical Engineering,

No.125, OJAS Building,
National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli,
Tamil Nadu, India - 620015