After successfully completing three editions of National Conferences under the eTIME series, the Department of Mechanical Engineering at SJEC brings to you eTIME - 2018, the first International Conference on Emerging Trends in Mechanical Engineering. eTIME series is an attempt to bring together a congregation of academicians, researchers, and industry personnel on a common platform to share, discuss, and disseminate information on emerging trends in Mechanical Engineering. Materials science is a key area gaining tremendous research impetus. The complex manufacturing requirements of today necessitates smart functional materials whose properties could be controlled by the user. Research in composite materials is producing quality materials which are slowly replacing traditional homogenous materials. With increasing severity of modern day machines, tribological aspects of contact surfaces and lubrication efficiency is also generating continued research interest. Research in energy engineering is being continuously driven to bring forth clean sustainable energy. Nanotechnology, as expected, is finding its way into every field of mechanical engineering. Nanofluids with interesting rheological properties are also experiencing renewed interest. Complexity of manufacturing and costly resources has also led to research interest being generated in production and quality control engineering. eTIME-2018 will bring to the table latest developments in the above-mentioned research areas. It is an opportunity for researchers in this region and elsewhere to meet, discuss and look at possibilities of forming research groups on specific topics leading to more synergized work. eTIME-2018 will be held on 10 – 11 August 2018 in the SJEC College Campus.

Pre-conference Workshop

The workshop is intended to provide the participating delegates an opportunity to listen to and interact with eminent subject experts from reputed institutes and industry across the globe. Both days of the Conference will witness two sessions of Keynote addresses each. The sessions will be conducted in relevant areas of interest.

Details of the speakers and the topic of presentations will be updated in the Conference


Papers are invited from the following topics but are not limited to:

Thermal Engineering (Track 1)

  1. IC-Engines
  2. Heat and Mass Transfer
  3. Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  4. Computational Fluid Dynamics

Machine Design (Track 2)

  1. Mechanism design
  2. Modelling and Analysis
  3. Tribology
  4. Vibration / Condition Monitoring

Alternate Energy Resources (Track 3)

  1. Bio-fuels
  2. Fuel Cells
  3. Batteries
  4. Nuclear Energy

Advanced Materials (Track 4)

  1. Composites (Polymers/Metal Matrix)
  2. Metals and Alloys
  3. Smart Materials and Structures
  4. Nanomaterials and Nanofluids
  5. MEMS / NEMS

Industrial Engineering and Management (Track 5)

  1. Optimization / Simulation
  2. SQC
  3. Project Management

We invite original full-length papers from researches across the world on relevant fields of study listed in the Call for Paper section. Papers should be submitted through the following link:

The manuscript should be prepared using the template provided below:
Click here to Download AIP Conference Proceedings manuscript TEMPLATE (MS Word)

Please visit: to learn more about paper preparation and, if needed, to obtain the LaTeX template for manuscript.

Papers submitted will be selected for presentation and subsequent publication after review by the organizing committee. For further queries, please email us at: or visit us at

All papers selected for presentation will be published in AIP Conference Proceedings published by AIP Publishing (American Institute of Physics) which is indexed by:

  1. SCOPUS (Elsevier)
  2. The Conference Proceeding Citation Index (Web of Science).

It is mandatory for at least one of the authors of the selected papers to register for the conference to ensure publication of the paper in the Conference Proceedings. Details of registration fee are provided below. The certificate of presentation will be issued only to the presenting author. Non-presenting delegates attending the Workshop and Conference are also requested to register for the event by paying the appropriate fees listed below.

Category Registration Fee:
Registration fees for presenting author Rs. 4750/-
Registration fees for non-presenting delegate Rs. 500/-

The registration fees for presenting author include: charges for publication, breakfast, refreshments (morning & evening), Lunch, and Conference Proceedings (Soft copy). non-presenting delegates include: breakfast, refreshments (morning & evening), Lunch, and Conference Proceedings (Soft copy).

The registration fees shall be paid through:

1) Crossed Demand Draft
In favour of St Joseph Engineering College Payable at Mangalore


Electronic money transfer
Account number: 10792191000040
Bank: Oriental Bank of Commerce
Branch: Vamanjoor
IFSC Code: ORBC0100966

* For multiple paper submissions under single registration by the same author/presenter, a discounted price of Rs 2500 per paper can be availed.

* M.Tech. / ME / MS students submitting full-length papers will be issued post review acceptance status, including the probable journal of publication, upon registration to enable them to include the same in their thesis.

For any queries regarding registration send your email to: or contact the Convenors.


Accommodation will be arranged in the college campus on prior request on a per candidate per day basis at a nominal charge.

Chief Patron Most Rev. Dr Aloysius Paul D'Souza,
& Bishop of Mangaluru
PATRONS Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D'Souza, Director, SJEC, Mangaluru
Rev. Fr. Rohith D'Costa, Asst Director, SJEC, Mangaluru
CHIEF ADVISORS Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal, SJEC, Mangaluru
Dr Rio D'Souza, Vice-Principal, SJEC, Mangaluru
Dr -Ing. Volker Uhlenwinkel, Head-Spray Forming, IWT Bremen, University of Bremen, Bremen - Germany.
Prof. Shuichi TORII, Deputy Director, College of Cross Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies & Professor, D epartment of Mechanical System Engineering, Kumamoto University, Japan.
Dr Subramaniam Arunachalam, Mechanical Engineering Group, University of East London, UK.
Dr Suresh K.M., Manufacturing & Quality Control Engineer, Aspect Biosystems Ltd., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Dr. Ravi G.A., Senior Materials Scientist, Renishaw, AMPD, Stone (Staffordshire).

Prof. K. J. Rao, Emeritus Professor / Ramanna Fellow (Senior), Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.
Prof. S.N. Ojha, Dept of Metallurgical Engineering, IIT (BHU), Varanasi.
Dr Raghuvir Pai, Professor, Department of Mechanical & Mfg. Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal.
Dr Narendranath S, Professor & Head, Mechanical Engineering, NITK - Surathkal.
Dr T. Ram Prabhu, Scientist / Asst Director, Defense R & D Organization (DRDO), Bengaluru.
Prof. Anirban Guha, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay, Mumbai.
Advisors Dr Raju K., Head R&D- Mechanical Engineering, SJEC
Dr Dayakshini, Head - Electronics & Communication Engineering, SJEC
Dr Sridevi Saralaya, Head- Computer Science Engineering, SJEC
Dr Nalini Rebello, Head - Civil Engineering, SJEC
ORGANIZING CHAIR Dr Sudheer M., Head - Mechanical Engg & Dean - Student Welfare, SJEC
Pre-Conference Workshop Conveners Dr Purushothama Chippar
Assoc. Prof., ME Dept.
Mob: 9448071061

Dr Rajesh Shetty.
Assoc. Prof., ME Dept
+91 77389 31378
Assoc. Prof., ME Dept
Mob: +91 94800 47532

Mr Dr James Valder .
Assoc. Prof., ME Dept
Mob: +91 99727 17540


Important Dates
Last date for Submission of Abstract 31 March 2018
Last date for Full Paper Submission 30 June 2018
Acceptance Notification (After submission of revised paper) 20 July 2018
Registration for conference starts 25 July 2018
Registration for conference ends 05 August 2018
Registration for non-presenting delegate starts 05 July 2018
Registration for non-presenting delegate ends 10 August 2018

Contact Person

Dr Binu K.G.
Organizing Secretary - eTIME-2018
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
St Joseph Engineering College, Mangaluru - 575028
Ph: +91 97398 66947

For further queries please mail us at: