The second edition of eTIME-2016, the two-day FDP and National Conference on Emerging Trends in Mechanical Engineering organized by the Department of Mechanical Engineering was inaugurated in 5th August, 2016 at 9:30 am. Dr K. Narayan Prabhu, Head of the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department at NITK – Surathkal was the Chief Guest for the event. Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Director – Incharge of SJEC presided over the inaugural ceremony. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal – SJEC, Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal – SJEC, Dr Sudheer M, Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department, Dr Purushothama Chippar, Organizing Secretary of eTIME-2016 along with Dr James Valder, Convener of the FDP, were the other dignitaries on the dais.
Dr Sudheer M, welcomed the gathering and provided an overview of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, highlighting the key achievements of the Department. Addressing the gathering, Dr Prabhu spoke about the significance of academic conferences and FDPs and highlighted the academic and research interest in the field of transport phenomenon. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis spoke about the need for sustained research and not research for the sake of PhD degree. The necessity of bringing out tangible outcomes was stressed upon. In his presidential address, Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, requested the faculty to inspire the students to be researchers and produce the next generation Bill Gates and Steve Jobs from India.
Four sessions were held on Day – 1 as part of the Pre-Conference Faculty Development Program. The details of the sessions are provided below.
Session – 1: 10.45 am to 12.00 pm
Dr K Narayan Prabhu
Professor and Head - Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering.
National Institute of Technology (NITK), Surathkal, Karnataka, India.
Title: Thermal Transport Phenomenon in Materials Processing
Session – 2: 12:00
pm – 1:15 pm
Dr Sathyashankara Sharma
Professor - Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Manipal Institute of Technology
Manipal, Karnataka, India.
Title: Heat Treatment of Non-Ferrous Metals and Metal Matrix Composites
Session – 3: 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Dr Srinivas Pai P
Professor - Department of Mechanical Engineering,
NMAM Institute of Technology, Nitte, Karkala, Karnataka, .
Title: Vibration Signal Analysis for Machining and other Applications
Session – 4: 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Dr B. Surendra Rao
Professor of History (Retd.), Mangalore University
Title: Joy of Doing Research
Day-2 of eTIME-2016 is expected to witness the
participation of 50 delegates from various institutions across the country
presenting their papers on frontier areas of research in Mechanical
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