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Dr. Arivazhagan Anbalagan
School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Automotive Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Environment & Computing
Coventry University, United Kingdom

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Dr.A.Arivazhagan is currently a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at Robert Gordon University. His area of research involves Manufacturing Technology / CAD/ CAM/ CAPP/ CNC machining (5/3 axis – ceramics and metals) / Industry 4.0 / Cyber Physical Integration/ DFMA / FEA for Design & Manufacturing / Software development using C/C++/JAVA/C#.Net/Python/ Cloud & Web based.
Dr.A.Arivazhaganhas a manufacturing research background and prior joining RGU he has led various post-doctoral positions in the UK universities. This is on implementing Manufacturing / Machining / CAD/CAM/CAPP automation technologies for industries through academia giving considerable research to business impact in terms of cost & lead time reduction. Those include (i) University of Birmingham (2017-2020) (ii) Queen’s University Belfast (2015-2017) (iii) Nottingham Trent University (2014-2015) and (iv) Coventry University (2013-2014).
With his experience of more than 12+ years he has commendable ‘hands on’ skillsin Hardware, Software and ICT technologies which mainly includes operating (i) CNC Machines (Siemens / Heidenhain / Fanuc) (ii) Metrological machines such as CMM (Carl-Zeiss) and Alicona (3D Light based measurement), Microscopes, SEM etc. (iii) CAD/CAM/CAPP usage (NX, Solidworks, AutoCAD, Vericut etc.,) and their software development using C/C++/JAVA/C#.Net/Python.
Dr.A.Arivazhagan is a Six-Sigma Green Belt for Quality (General Electric (GE)) and Chartered Engineer (IMechE, UK) registered with Engineering Council, UK. Also he is a Member of IMechE, UK / IET, UK. He has high exposure over the Manufacturing / CAD/CAM/CAPP techniques / ICT’s involved in various industrial businesses (Oil & Gas / Aviation) and strong attitude over academic research-based contribution and income generation.

Dr. Susheel Kalia
Associate Professor
MoD - Govt. of India

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Dr. Susheel Kalia is an Associate Professor & Head in the Department of Chemistry at Army Cadet College Wing of Indian Military Academy Dehradun, India. He was awarded GOC-in-C Commendation Card by General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Army Training Command, Shimla on 26 January 2018 for a positive approach, high level of motivation, outstanding qualities of leadership and sincerity towards the organization. He has been selected as a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Advanced Studies of the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy for the year 2020-21. He was also visiting researcher in the Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering at the University of Bologna, Italy in 2013 and held a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Bahra University and Shoolini University, India until 2015. Kalia has around 82 research articles in international journals along with 13 books, 11 book chapters and around 7000 citations in his academic career. He has guided many MPhil. and Ph.D. students and delivered many invited talks at national and international conferences. His research interests include polymeric composites, bio- and nanocomposites, conducting polymers, nanofibers, nanoparticles, nanoferrites, hybrid materials and hydrogels. Kalia is an experienced book editor, and he has edited many successful books with Springer, Wiley and Elsevier. Kalia is the main editor of the "Springer Series on Polymer and Composite Materials", Springer International Publication, Switzerland and member of Editorial Board, International Journal of Plastics Technology, Springer India. In addition, he is a member of a number of professional organizations, including the Asian Polymer Association, American Chemical Society, Indian Cryogenics Council, the Society for Polymer Science, Indian Society of Analytical Scientists, and the International Association of Advanced Materials.

Dr. Gaurav Manik
Head - Department of Polymer and Process Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee

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Prof. Manik is serving as Associate Professor in the Department of Polymer and Process Engineering at Saharanpur Campus of IIT Roorkee since 2018. He joined IIT Roorkee in January 2013 as Assistant Professor in the same department. He holds a PhD (IIT Bombay), M.Tech (IIT Kanpur) and B.Tech (HBTI Kanpur) in Chemical Engineering. Prior to joining IITR, he has served extensively in the industry (3M, Indo Gulf Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd., Classic Stripes Pvt. Ltd.) and academia (BITS Pilani, BIET Jhansi) totalling up his rich experience to 18+ years. In the industry, he is credited with creating and commercializing several innovative products and protecting IP through a significant number of patents and records of inventions. His research interests include Molecular modelling and simulations of polymers/materials, Biosensing, Chemical process modelling and simulation, Development of novel and industrially significant sustainable polymer composites, coatings, sealants, Quantum dots and adhesives. He has ~140 research publications in international peer-reviewed SCI journals, patent applications, conferences and book chapters. He has significantly valued ~63 publications in peer-reviewed Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engg., Polymer Science & Engineering Journals of repute such as Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Energy, Microchimica Acta, Composites B: Engineering, Applied Surface Science, Polymer, Progress in Organic Coatings, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, to name a few and holds 7 granted patents/patent applications of industrial commercial relevance, has contributed to 20 books and 49 conference publications. He has executed/supervised 5 research projects and supervised 1 post-doctoral, 4 PhD (+6 ongoing), 10 M.Tech students and 25 B.Tech projects. In his department at IIT Roorkee, he has recorded the highest average number of research journal publications/patent applications consistently in the last few years and maintained amongst the highest student appraisal score in teaching. Among several awards received by him to disseminate professional knowledge and research, he has been awarded the prestigious APAC level TechForum Contribution Award at 3M in 2012; received Best Innovative Product Design Award twice in 2010 & 2011 at 3M; Secondment as visiting faculty sanctioned by the President of India for teaching at the international platform at Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, and VICAL Award for Best Technical Paper by Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChe), India. He has been an invited speaker, guest and sessions chair at several national and international conferences and workshops in India and abroad, and serves as Board of Director of STEM Research Society, India.