Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering

Programme Overview

Technology is changing at a very rapid pace, and it is nearly impossible to cope with modern problems without research. To provide solutions to these problems as well as to understand the various underlying mechanisms that affect the proposed solutions, the Department of Mechanical Engineering offers Ph.D. program in Mechanical Engineering where Ph.D. supervisors and research scholars work on fundamental and applied research in an interdisciplinary manner. The Department of Mechanical Engineering has expert faculty members working in several areas covering almost all the core as well as allied disciplines of mechanical engineering. Various published research papers in international peer reviewed journals and several granted patents reflect the command and expertise of Ph.D. supervisors in their areas of interests.

As a Ph.D. degree requirement, the research scholar is required to take coursework for a minimum period of one semester which trains them in the fundamentals of research like hypothesis creation, research methodology, use of tools and more.

The scholars are engaged in research in a variety of areas including

Scholarship DetailsScholarship Details

3 Years
Programme Name

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering

Research Supervisors
S.N. Name of the Research Supervisor Designation Research areas of the Supervisor Email address of the Supervisor Scopus ID , Researchers ID, Personal website link  and Vidwan profile link  of the Supervisor
1 Dr. B. S. Kothavale Professor Reliability, condition based maintenance, product design Scopus ID:57189730803
Researchers ID: G-3802-2017
Personal website link
Vidwan profile link;
2 Dr. S. B. Barve Professor Advanced Manufacturing, Materials characterization, Additive and Digital Manufacturing Website: Scopus ID:
36466151200 Researchers ID:
AAT-8838-2020 Vidwan profile link; Orcid:
3 Dr. M. M. Lele Professor Heat Exchanger,
HVAC, Cryogenic Engineering, Mixed Convection,
Energy Saving Scopus Author ID: 55635449000
ResearcherID: AAD-2032-2020
4 Dr. G. M. Kakandikar Professor CAD/CAM/CAE, Advanced Manufacturing, Digital Manufacturing, Materials Characterization Orcid Id
00000031204009 Scopus Id
55874256900 Researcher Id
5 Dr. D. P. Hujare Professor NVH
Condition Monitoring
Acoustics and Vibration
System Modelling
Bio Mechanics Scopus Author ID: 57205059826 Researcher ID
AAR-5246-2020. Vidwan ID
6 Dr. K. V. Mali Professor HVACR, Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, CFD
7 Dr. Anand Kulkarni Professor AI based Nature Inspired Optimization Methods & Applications ​SCOPUS: URL: ResearcherID:
8 Dr. P. M. Gadhe Asso. Professor Solar Thermal, Heat Transfer, CFD Scopus ID:56529637200
9 Dr. Atul Elgandelwar Asso. Professor Heat Transfer,Fluid Mechanics, Natural circulation in water-tube boiler Scopus ID-57216155324,Web of Science ResearcherID: ABC-1497-2020
10 Dr. R. R. Ghadge Asso. Professor Composite materials and structures,
Machine learning for Material discovery,
Uncertainty based design optimization.
Fatigue analysis of composite joints/ structures.
AI/ML based composite product design. Scopus ID:  57222344585 Web of Science ID : ADP-9131-2022 Researchers ID:
Vidwan profile link; Orcid:
11 Dr. R. R. Ghorpade Asso. Professor Composite materials, Bio materials Personal Web:
Linked In
Google Scholar:
Web of Science Researcher ID: O-5929-2016, AAI-1837-2021
Vidwan Inflibnet:
12 Dr. D. R. Waghole Asso. Professor Heat transfer equipments,Renewable Energy,
Nanofludics,EV(BTMS /FC),Operations Research,
Healthcare Technology SCOPUS:
ORCID ID: ResearcherID:
13 Dr. V. S. Kanthale Asso. Professor  NVH, Fatigue, Composite Materials, MR Fluid, Nano Finishing Scopus ID:57209203863
14 Dr. S. Razdan Asst. Professor NVH, Vehicle Dynamics, Machine Tool Design, Bamboo  Composite, Material, Characterisation, Mechatronics
15 Dr. M. V. Kulkarni Asst. Professor Acoustics and Noise Control,
Condition Monitoring
Acoustics and Vibration
System Modelling
Bio Mechanics ORCID:
SCOPUS ID: 57202996731
16 Dr. P. N. Dhatrak Asst. Professor Biomechanical Engineering, FEA, Fatigue, Vibration , Design of Medical Devices, Bone Modelling
17 Dr Puskaraj D Sonawwanay Asst. Professor Product Design, Biomechanical Engineering, Materials Characterisation, Materials Processing, Concentrated Solar Energy Orcid Id
0000-0002-8985-8622 Scopus Id
57204039130 Researcher Id
18 Dr. R. K. Jagtap Asst. Professor ISF, Manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing
SCOPUS ID: 57205182522
19 Dr. Gopinath T. Asst. Professor Welding;
Quality Engineering;
Solid State Diffusion; Physical Metallurgy Scopus ID: 55832153200 ORCID:
20 Dr. Deepak Kumar Asst. Professor Computational fluid dynamics,
Vortex-induced vibrations,
Fluid-structure interactions,
Flow control and drag reduction, Two-phase flow, Energy storage Scopus Profile link: Scopus ID: 57226701487 Orcid id:  
21 Dr. Parshant Kumar Asst. Professor Mechanical Behaviour of Materials,
Friction and Wear Characteristics of Materials,
Fiber and Particulate Reinforced Composites,
Stress Map Analysis using Photoelastic Techniques,
Friction Stir Processing Contact no: - 9419171757 Scopus Profile  Link: ORCID Id: 
22 Dr.  Sabana Azim Asst. Professor Micromachining of difficult-to-cut materials, Surface integrity in manufacturing Contact No: 7008874625 Google Scholar Link: ORCID Id:
23 Dr. Ganesh Jadhav Asst. Professor Ergonomics, Product Design, Industrial Engineering, Production Engineering, Time Study, Motion Study, Value stream Mapping, Craft Mechanization Scopus Profile link
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