HOD Profile

Dr.A.Rajasekhar has obtained his B.E. (Mechanical), M.E. (Prod.) and Ph.D (Mechanical) from College of Engineering, Osmania University. He has put up 8 years of industrial experience and 15 years of teaching, research and administrative experience. He has handled responsible administrative positions in various engineering colleges like Training & Placement Officer, Head-Department of Mech Engg, M.Tech Course co-ordinator, Secretary / Treasurer –ISTE Chapter, Co-ordinator, J.K.C and M.R. for I.S.O certification .  He has also worked as Professor and Principal in various engineering colleges in Telangana state.  Presently he is Head, Mechanical Engg at Methodist College of Engg. & Technology, Hyderabad.
 

He has been instrumental in various colleges in arranging and coordinating a number technical and non-technical events such as national and international conferences and workshops, Inter zonal sports and games tournament, Placement drives, Faculty development programs, Engineer’s day celebrations, college annual day celebrations, graduation day etc.
 
He is a life member of various professional bodies such as ISTE, IWS (Indian Welding Society) and IIW(Indian Institute of Welding).  Currently, he is also serving as Hon. Secretary- IWS, Hyderabad centre.  He is the governing body member for two of the engineering colleges in Telangana.
 
He is a reviewer for many international Journals and conferences such as Journal of Engineering Manufacture - Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, B, Journal of Engineering in Medicine - Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, H, Transactions of Indian Institute of Metals, International Conference on Transformations in Engineering Education, ICTIEE 2014)  Hubli.
 
He has authored one text book and co-authored a chapter published as a special book titled “A Century of stainless steels” by Trans Tech publications, Switzerland. He has published many technical papers in National and International Journals and conferences. He is awarded with Prof. V. M. Radhakrishnan Endowment Best Paper Award in International Symposium for Research Scholars-2008, organized by Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering IIT, Madras. He has also delivered invited talks in various engineering colleges and in national international conferences on different topics in mechanical engineering. His areas of interest include metal casting, welding, metal forming, metallurgy and material sciences.

  
FACULTY NAME :Dr.A.RAJASEKHAR
QUALIFICATION :B.E.(MECH.), M.E.(Prod), Ph.D(Mechanical)
EMAIL ID:arsekhar06@gmail.com
TEACHING EXPERIENCE: 16 years
PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE :I) Worked as Assistant Professor/Associate professor in Sree Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology and Science, Mahabubnagar., from July’2001 – April 2009
II) Worked as PRINCIPAL in Vaageswari College of Engineering, from May 2009 – March 2011.
III) Worked as PRINCIPAL in PRRM Engineering College , from March 2011- Aug’2012.
IV) Worked as PRINCIPAL in Hyderabad Institute of Technology and Management (HITAM), from Aug’2012 – Oct,2014.
V) Worked as Professor in St.Martin’s Engineering College, from Feb’2015 to June 2015.
VI) Working as Professor & Head in Methodist College of Engineering and Technology from June 2015 to till date.
Industrial Experience:8 years
Industrial Experience:worked as Engineer - Marketing in Tushaco Pumps (Pvt) Ltd.,Secunderabad from Oct’1992 to Sep’ 1994.
worked as Engineer - Sales in Voith India Pvt.ltd. ,Nacharam, Hyderabad from Dec’ 1994 to Sept’2000
Education Information: I) Completed Ph.D on “Studies on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of AISI 431 Martensitic Stainless Steel Weldments” in Jan 2009 at University College of Engineering Osmania University, Hyderabad

II) M.E. in Mecanical Engineering with specialization Production at University College of Engineering Osmania University, Hyderabad

III) B.E. in Mecanical Engineering at University College of Engineering Osmania University, Hyderabad.
Area of Specialization:Welding Metallurgy
Subject Handled:I) Metallurgy and Material Science
II) Production Technology
III) Metal Cutting & Machine Tools
IV) Modern Machining & Forming
V) Rapid Prototyping (additive Manufacturing Technologies and Applications)
VI) Engineering Research Methodologies
VII) Hydraulic Machinery & Systems
VIII) Power Plant Engineering
IX) Material Technolgy
Research Publications:  

International journals
1. A. Rajasekhar, G.Madhusudan Reddy, T.Mohan das, and V.S.R.Murti “Microstructure, mechanical properties of AISI 431 electron beam welds - role of post weld heat treatments”, pp.434-441 “Steel Grips” , Journal of steel and related materials 5(2007) no.6.

2. A. Rajasekhar, G.Madhusudan Reddy, T.Mohan das, and V.S.R.Murti “Influence of post weld heat treatments on microstructure and mechanical properties of AISI 431 martensitic stainless steel friction welds”, pp.202-212 “Material Science and Technology”, 24(2), Feb’2008.

3. A. Rajasekhar, G.Madhusudan Reddy, T.Mohan das, and V.S.R.Murti “Influence of austenitizing temperature on microstructure and mechanical properties of AISI 431 martensitic stainless steel electron beam welds”, 1612-1624, International Journal “Materials and Design”, 30 (2009).

4. A. Rajasekhar, G.Madhusudan Reddy, and T.Mohan das, “Effect of single and double austenitization temperatures on micro-structure, mechanical properties and pitting corrosion of AISI 431 electron beam welds”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part-L “Journal of Materials: Design and Applications”, Professional Engineering Publishing Ltd,

5. A. Rajasekhar, G.Madhusudan Reddy “Comparison of mechanical properties and microstructure features in EB and Friction welds of AISI 431 at different post weld heat treatments”, pp 439-445 “Steel Grips” , Journal of steel and related materials 10 (2012) .

6. G.Madhusudan Reddy and A. Rajasekhar “Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of 16Cr-2Ni Stainless Steel Fusion and Solid State Welds- Influence of Post Weld Treatments”, pp. 289-304, Advanced Materials Research, Vol 794(2013)

7. L.RajaMohan; G.Jagan Naik, Dr.A.Rajasekhar “Comparative Analysis of Mechanical Properties of Jute Fiber reinforced with E-glass using Epoxy and Semi-Rigid Epoxy Material”, International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Advanced Automotive Technology Research, ISSN 2348-2370; Vol 03, Issue 01, Nov’2014, pages 427-430

8. R. Sai syam, Dr. A. Raja sekhar “Optimization of High Speed Turning Parameters of Super Alloy Inconel 718 Material using Taguchi Technique”, International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Advanced Automotive Technology Research, ISSN 2348-2370; Vol 03, Issue 01, Nov’2014, pages 431-436

9. Vishal admane,Dr.A.Raja sekhar “Determination of Effect of Die Radius on Deep Drawing Process using FEA Technique”, International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Advanced Automotive Technology Research, ISSN 2348-2370; Vol 03, Issue 01, Nov’2014, pages 437-443

10. V. Madhusudhan Reddy, K. M. Abraham, Dr. A. Raja sekhar “Influence of Cutting Fluids on the Carbide Tool Life in Milling Operation “,International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Advanced Automotive Technology Research, ISSN 2348-2370; Vol 03, Issue 01, Nov’2014, pages 423-426

11. “Influence of Microstructure on Mechanical Properties of Martensitic Stainless Steel Welds”, IOSR Journal of Mechanical and Civil Engineering (IOSR-JMCE) Volume 12, Issue 2 Ver. VI (Mar - Apr. 2015), PP 05-10

12. “Corrosion Behavior of Martensitic Stainless Steels – Role of Composition and Heat Treatment Procedures”, International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) Volume 4 Issue 4, April 2015, PP 2795-2798

13. “Heat Treatment Methods Applied To AISI 431 Martensitic Stainless Steels”, International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, Volume 6, Issue 4, April-2015, PP 547 -553

14. “Effect of Welding Processes and Post Weld Heat Treatments on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of AISI 431 Martensitic Stainless Steel”, Int.Journal of Technical Research and Applications (IJTRA) , e-ISSN 2320 – 8163; p-ISSN 2321 – 7332; Volume 3, Issue 3 (May-June 2015), PP. 280-285
15. “Friction stir welding of stainless steels – review”, Int. J. Adv. Res. 4(9), 977-982

16. “Fracture Analysis to determine strength of Metal –Composite Joints” International Journal & Magazine of Engineering, Technology, Management and Research, ISSN No: 2348-4845, Vol.4 (2017), Issue 6 (June), pp 427 – 433, June 2017

17. “Simulation of Flow and Structural Analysis of Industrial Blower “, Int. Journal of Engineering Research and Application ISSN : 2248-9622, Vol. 7, Issue 8, ( Part -1) August 2017, pp.82-89

18. “Optimization of Process Parameters in Abrasive Jet Drilling Of Hastelloy Using Taguchi Method” International Journal of Engineering Science Invention ISSN (Online): 2319 – 6734, ISSN (Print): 2319 – 6726 Volume 6 Issue 11 November 2017 PP. 50-55

1. “Heat Treatment Methods Applied to Martensitic Stainless Steels”, , A National Level Technical Conference on “Emerging Trends in Mechanical Engineering (ETME – 2004)”, 23-24, Jan’2004,organized by Sree Visvesvaraya Institute of Tech & Sc., Mahabubnagar

2. “Weldability of austenitic stainless steels”, proc SVITS QUEST-2005, SVITS, Mahabubnagar 2005.

3. “A review on welding aspects of martensitic stainless steels”, Proc. of National Conference on “Computational Methods in Mechanical Engg.”, College of Engg., Osmania University, 2005, p205-212.

4. “Improved Characteristics of Burnished surfaces from the application of Burnishing Direction”, Proc. of National Conference on “Computational Methods in Mechanical Engg.”, College of Engg., Osmania University, 2005,pp110-116

5. “Effects of post weld heat treatments on impact toughness of AISI 431 electron beam welds.” Proc. XXIII National Convention of Mechanical Engineers and National Seminar on “Emerging Trends in manufacturing Systems and Technologies” September 10-12, 2007, Institute of Engineers, Hyderabad.

6. “Microstructure and mechanical properties of 16Cr-2Ni stainless steel Electron beam welds-Influence of single and double austenitization treatments” forthcoming Int. Symp. for Research Scholars on Metallurgy, Materials Science and Engineering on December 10-12, 2008 organized by Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, IIT Madras (Received best paper Award).

7. Optimization of post weld heat treatments for improved mechanical properties in AISI 431 electron beam weld, National Welding seminar, 2009-10, Kolkata

8. Comparative Evaluation Of Mechanical Properties And Microstructure Features In EB And Friction Welds Of AISI 431 At Different Post Weld Heat Treatments", Dec. 21 – 23, 2010 National Welding Seminar 2010 at Vizag, Indian Institute of Welding (IIW), Vizag

9. Pitting Corrosion in AISI 431 EB welds, 29th & 30th November 2013 at Int. Conf. On Emerging Trends In Engineering And Management – Icetem2k13, Sree Visvesvaraya Institute of Tech & Sc., Mahabubnagar in collaboration with “World Academy Of Science And Engineering – Warse “

10. “Current Trends in Welding Technologies – Applications”, Invited Talk at All India Seminar on Emerging Technologies in Material Sciences and Engineering, organized by Institution of Engineers on18-19 March, 2014

11. “A Review on Welding Metallurgy of Martensitic Stainless Steels”, 24-25,Feb’2014 International Conference on Emerging Trends in Mechanical Engineering (ICEME – 2014) Department of Mechanical Engineering, Abhinav Hi-Tech College of Engineering, Hyderabad.

12. “Testing and Estimation of Mechanical properties of E-glass (V-9) composite material”, 02-03, March 2016 International Conference on Paradigms in Engineering and Technology (ICPET-2016), organized by Methodist College of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad.

13. “Influence of Heat treatment on mechanical properties of Garter spring made by Zirconium alloy”, 02-03, March 2016 International Conference on Paradigms in Engineering and Technology (ICPET-2016), organized by Methodist College of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad.

14. “Optimization of process parameters of Ultrasonic machining of Titanium”, 02-03, March 2016 International Conference on Paradigms in Engineering and Technology (ICPET-2016), organized by Methodist College of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad.

15. V. Sharath Chandra, A.Rajasekhar, D.Ramana Reddy, “Comparative Study, Design and Analysis of Automobile Leaf Spring made by Steel and Natural Composites”, ICAMM16, Hyderabad(Accepted for presentation and publication)

Book Publications:
1. Authored a text book titled “Engineering Materials” for Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

2. Co-authored a chapter titled “Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of 16Cr-2Ni Stainless Steel Fusion and Solid State Welds- Influence of Post Weld Treatments”, published in “Advanced Materials Research, Vol 794(2013) as a special book titled “A Century of stainless steels” by Trans Tech publications, Switzerland pp. 289-304
WORKSHOPS/SEMINARS ATTENDED :I)Attended a National Workshop on Clean Coal Technologies- Super critical and Ultra super critical Power plants in Energy Cell, Osmania University from 7-8, Sept’2001.
II) Attended a Workshop on Taguchi Technique for Designing Experiments and for Quality Improvement in Sri Nidhi Institute of Science and Technology, from 15-17,Nov’2001
III) Attended a Workshop on “CAD / CAM Technologies in CITD , Hyderabad from 27 Feb’2002.
IV)Attended a Workshop on Report Writing and Research Methodologies College of Engineering in Osmania University from 27-28, June 2003.
V)Attended a National Workshop on “performance appraisal & Accreditation of Technical Institutions”. Sri Nidhi Institute of Science and Technology on 24 Nov’2003.
VI) Attended a Workshop on Quality Improvement in Technical Education- Awareness Workshop Accreditation in JNTU, Hyderabad on 11 Sep’2004.
VII) Attended a Workshop on Technical talk on Vacuum Brazing in Indian Welding Society om 16 Oct’2004. VIII) Attended an International Conference on “Productive welding- The Emerging Scenario" in Indian Welding Society from 18 – 20, Feb’2005. ix)Attended a Workshop on Enhancement of Employability of Fresh Engineers in JNTU-CMC on 28 July2005.
X) Attended a Workshop on Computational Methods in Mechanical Engineering College of Engineering in Osmania University from 16-17, Sept’2005.
XI) Attended a Seminar on Staff Development Program in SVITS on 6 Dec’2005. XII) Attended a Workshop on Soft Skills,” Train the trainer” in Infosys, Hyderabad from 05 -10, Nov 2006. XIII) Attended a Workshop on “Emerging Trends in Manufacturing Systems and Technologies”, 23rd National Convention of Mechanical Engineers in The Institution of Engineers (India) Hyderabad from 10-12, Sep’2007. XIV) Attended a Workshop on International Symposium for Research Scholars-2008 in IIT Madras, Chennai from 10-12, Des’2008. XV) Attended a National Welding Seminar (NWS 2009 -10) in The Indian Institute of Welding , Kolkata from
10-12, Des’2009.
XVI) Attended a All India seminar on “Emerging Technologies in Material Sciences and Engineering" organized by Institute of Engineers, India, Hyderabad Institute of Aeronautical Engineering, Hyderabad from 18-19, March, 2014 XVII) Attended a Workshop on ISTE in Methodist College of Engineering & Technology from 10-14, June 2015. XVIII) Attended a Short term Training program (STTP) on “Advanced Applications of Finite Element Techniques”in Methodist College of Engineering & Technology from 02.01.2016 to 07.01.2016. XIX) Attended a Seminar on “India Innovation Growth Programme”, FICCI Green Park, Begumpet, Hyderabad. Org.by FICCI 12th Feb’16. XX) Attended an International Conference on Paradigms in Engineering & Technology ( ICPET) Hotel Katria, Org.by Methodist College of Engg. & Tech.From 2-3, March 2016.