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Dr. G. Rajasekaran

Ph.D

Research Assistant Professor

Education:

  • Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, 2017
  • M.E in Engineering Design from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, 2008
  • B.E in Mechanical Engineering from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, 2006

Academic Experience:

  • Research Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Kattankulathur Campus, SRM University, July 2017 - Present.
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, July 2014 - April 2017.
  • Assistant Professor-II, School of Mechanical Engineering, SASTRA University, Thanjavur,
  • 2013-2014.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imayam Engineering College, 2012-2013.

Other Professional Experience:

  • Full-Time Research Scholar, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, 2014 - 2017.
  • Production Engineer, ASPEN Polystyrene Industry, Sharjah, UAE, 2010 - 2012.
  • Engineer Trainee, Bin Dasmal Group of Companies, Dubai, UAE, 2008-2010.
  • Member of the organizing committee of the “Festo Pneumatic Automation Contest”, held by ASME on February 18, 2006.

Conferences/Seminars/Workshops Attended:

  • Rajasekaran G., “Effect of topological defects on mechanical properties of graphene: a molecular dynamics study”, in International conference on emerging trends in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering (IMME2017) organized by Department of Metallurgical Engineering of National Institute of Technology (NIT), Trichy.
  • Rajasekaran G., “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.
  • Rajasekaran G., “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 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.
  • Member of the organizing committee of the “Festo Pneumatic Automation Contest”, held by ASME on February 18, 2006.
  • 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 on October 2003.

Achievements and Awards:

  • Gold Medalist in Diploma Program, 2003
  • Receiving MHRD Fellowship from Govt. of India for my Doctoral Programme (From July – 2014 To till date).
  • Received MHRD Fellowship from Govt. of India successively for two years during my Post Graduate Programme (From August – 2006 To May - 2008).
  • Qualified GATE Examination for successively two times (2005 and 2006)
  • Got Proficiency Award in my diploma course and State Second Rank
  • Got First Rank Successively in all the Semester during my Diploma Program.
  • Received SHANTHI GEARS Award (Cash Award) for my best performance in studies for the academic year 2002-2003.
  • Received SHANTHI GEARS Award (Cash Award) for my best performance in studies for the academic year 2001-2002.
  • Received SHANTHI GEARS Award (Cash Award) for my best performance in studies for the academic year 2000-2001.
  • Atomistic Modelling
  • Graphene
  • Nanocomposite
  • Molecular Dynamics
  • Nanomaterials

Selected Publications:

  • G. Rajasekaran, Avinash Parashar, “Effects of topological defects on mechanical properties of graphene sheets – a molecular dynamics study”, Mater. Today: Proce., (Accepted).
  • 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 = 2.561, 5-Yr Impact factor = 2.103].
  • 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 = 1.068].
  • 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].
  • 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 = 1.068].
  • Rajesh Kumar, G. Rajasekaran, Avinash Parashar, “Optimised cut-off function for Tersoff like potentials for BN nanosheet: A molecular dynamics study”, Nanotechnology, 27, 085706 (11pp) (2016) [Impact Factor = 3.821, 5-Yr Impact factor = 3.89].
  • 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)

Papers Presented:

  • Rajasekaran G., “Effect of topological defects on mechanical properties of graphene: a molecular dynamics study”, in International conference on emerging trends in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering (IMME2017) organized by Department of Metallurgical Engineering of National Institute of Technology (NIT), Trichy.
  • Rajasekaran G., “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.
  • Rajasekaran G., “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.

Working Papers:

  • With Dr. Avinash Parashar, “Defect engineering: A promising mechanism to engineer graphene”.
  • With Dr. Avinash Parashar, “Irradiation Induced Defects in Graphene”.
  • With Dr. Avinash Parashar, “Effects of hydrogenated defects on mechanical properties of graphene”.

Work in Progress:

  • With Dr. Avinash Parashar, “Defect engineering: A promising mechanism to engineer graphene”.
  • With Dr. Avinash Parashar, “Irradiation Induced Defects in Graphene”.
  • With Dr. Avinash Parashar, “Effects of hydrogenated defects on mechanical properties of graphene”.

Phone Number: +91 44 27417840
Email ID: rajasekaran.g@ktr.srmuniv.ac.in