Educational Details

Degree : B.E.
Year : 1990
University : NITK, Suratkal
PG Degree : M.Tech
Year : 1994
University : NITK, Suratkal
Doctoral Degree : Mechanical Engineering
Year : 2009
University : IIT (BHU), Varanasi, UP

Teaching Experience

1.From October 1994 to June 2004 worked as Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in two Universities namely Karunya University, Coimbatore, TN and Hindustan University, Chennai, TN.

2. Since August 2004 working as Professor and Head - Research Centre, SJEC, Vamanjoor, Mangaluru, Karnataka.

Research Experience

July, 2006 - October 2009 IIT(BHU), Since November 2009 - SJEC

Specialization Ph.D

Spray Casting (Manufacturing Engineering)

Specialization PG

Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

Subjects teaching at Under Graduate level

Control Engineering, Mechanical Vibrations, Mechatronics and Microprocessors, Rapid Prototyping, CAD/CAM

Subjects teaching at Post Graduate level

Rapid Prototyping (RP), Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)

Technical Interest

Spray Casting of Al-Si alloys, Bio-Fuels for Diesel Engines, Polymer Composites

National journals

Sudheer M, Sandesh K, Raju K and T Bhat, “Abrasive wear performance of epoxy / glass / PTW composites”, Annual Research Journal, NMAMIT, 3 (2013) p 36-42. 

International journals

High impact factor Journal publications (Citations: 42)

1. Dayanand M Goudar, K. Raju, V. C. Srivastava and G. B. Rudrakshi, “Effect of copper and iron on the wear behavior of spray formed Al-28Si alloy”, Materials & Design, 51 (2013) p 383 - 390.
Elsevier (2015 IF: 3.997) (4 Citations)

2. Dayanand M Goudar, K. Raju, V. C. Srivastava and G. B. Rudrakshi, “Effect of secondary processing on the microstructure and wear behavior of spray formed Al-30Mg2Si-2Cu alloy”, Materials and Design, 47 (2013) p 489 – 496. 
Elsevier (2015 IF: 3.997) (5 Citations)

3. K. Raju, A. P. Harsha & S. N. Ojha, “Evolution of microstructure and its effect on wear and mechanical properties of spray cast Al-12Si alloy”, Materials Science & Engineering A, 528 (2011) p 7723 – 7728. Elsevier (2015 IF: 2.647) (4 Citations)

4. K. Raju, A. P. Harsha & S. N. Ojha, “Spray forming of aluminum alloys & its composites: an overview”, Journal of Materials Science, 43 (8) (2008) p 2509 – 2521. Springer (2015 IF: 2.301) 
(29 Citations)

Low impact factor journal publications (Citations 32)

5. K. Raju, A. P. Harsha and S. N. Ojha, “Microstructural features, wear and corrosion behavior of  spray cast Al-Si alloys”,  Proceedings of Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of  Engineering Tribology, 225 (2011) p 151 – 160.   SAGE Pub. 
(5 Citations) (2015 IF: 0.907)

6. K. Raju, A. P. Harsha and S. N. Ojha, “Effect of microstructure on wear characteristics of spray cast  Al-Si alloys”, Materials  Science Forum, 710 (2012) p 545 – 550.  Trans Tech Pub. (2005 IF: 0.399) (2 Citations) 

7. K. Raju, Canute Sherwin and S. N. Ojha, “Investigation on wear properties of primary Si modified Al-20Si alloy”, Transactions of IIM, 65 (6) (2012) p 673 – 676.   Springer (2015 IF: 0.502)

8. K. Raju, A. P. Harsha and S. N. Ojha, “Effect of processing techniques on mechanical and wear  properties of Al-20Si alloy”, Trans. of IIM, 64 (1&2) (2011) p1- 5. Springer (2015 IF: 0.502)

9. M. Sudheer, K. H. Vishwanathan, K. Raju, and T. Bhat, “Effect of  potassium titanate whiskers on the performance of vacuum molded glass/epoxy composites” Journal of  Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 32(16)(2013) p 1177–1187. SAGE Pub.(2015 IF:0.901)
(2 Citations) 

10. Dayanand M Goudar, V. C. Srivastava, G. B. Rudrakshi, K. Raju &   S. N. Ojha, “Effect of tin on the wear properties of Al-17Si alloy”, Trans. of IIM, 6 (1), (2015) p 3 – 7. (2015 IF: 0.502)

11. Dayanand M Goudar, K. Raju & S. N. Ojha, “Investigation on the wear behavior of spray formed Al-35Si-4Fe alloy”, Transactions of IIM (2015).  (2015 IF: 0.502)

12. K. Raju and S. N. Ojha, “Effect of spray forming on the microstructure and wear properties of Al-Si alloys”, Procedia Materials Science, 5 (2014) p 345 – 354.  (Elsevier) (3 Citations) 

13. M Sudheer, K Hemanth, K Raju and T Bhat, “Enhanced mechanical and wear performance of epoxy/glass composites with PTW/Graphite hybrid fillers”, Procedia Materials Science, 6 (2014) p 975 – 987. (Elsevier) (3 Citations) 

14. Sudheer M, Ravikantha Prabhu, Raju K and T Bhat, "Effect of filler content on the performance of Epoxy/PTW composites", Advances in Materials Science and Engineering (2014). (Hindawi Publishers) (9 Citations) (2015 IF: 1.010)

15. M. Sudheer, Ravikantha Prabhu, K. Raju, and T. Bhat, “Modeling and analysis for wear performance in dry sliding of epoxy/glass/PTW composites using full factorial techniques”, ISRN Tribology (2013)    Hindawi Publishers.

16. M. Sudheer, Ravikantha Prabhu, K. Raju, and T. Bhat, “Optimization of dry sliding wear performance of ceramic whisker filled epoxy composites using Taguchi approach”, Advances in Tribology (2012) Hindawi Publishers. (8 Citations) 

17. K. V. Suresh, Shankarappa. K, Peter F and Raju. K, “Investigation on the performance of C I Engine with blends of cotton seed and honge bio-diesel”, IJMEMS, 8 (1) (2015) p 69 – 74. ISSN: 0974-584X.

18. Chethan Arjun Walikar, Sreedhar K, Hanumantharaya R, K. Raju, “A Study on Vibration Characteristics of Engine Oil Based Magnetorheological Fluid Sandwich Beam”, Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Automation 2015, 5(3B): 84-88. 
(DOI: 10.5923/ c. jmea. 201502.17)

19. Sunil J D’Souza, Vinoothan K, Sushanth H. G., Rolvin S. D’Silva, K. Raju, “Effect of Compression Ratio on the Performance and Emission Characteristics of Blends of Lard Oil Methyl Ester and Diesel on C I Engine”, Energy and Power 2015, 5(1A): 5-9
(DOI: 10.5923/c.ep.201501.02)

20. Prashanth Kumar, Vijeth, Peter Fernandes, K. Raju, “A Study on Performance and Emission Characteristics of Cotton Seed Methyl Ester, Sapindous Mukorossi Seed Oil, and Diesel Blends on CI Engine”, Energy and Power 2015, 5(1A): 10-14.
(DOI: 10.5923/c.ep.201501.03)

21. Vinoothan K, Rolvin S. D’Silva, Prashanth Kumar, K. Raju, “Effect of Compression Ratio on the Performance and Emission Characteristics of CI Engine for a Blend of Soapnut Oil, Cottonseed Oil Methyl Ester and Diesel”, Energy and Power 2015, 5(1A): 15-18.
(DOI: 10.5923/c.ep.201501.04)

22. Sanjay K. C, Shreyas, Vinol Pinto, Sheikh S A G, Thilak Biju, K. Raju, “Effect of Al2O3Nanoparticles on the Performance and Emission Characteristics of CI Engine Fuelled with Lard Oil Methyl Ester Blends”, American J Mat Sci 2016, 6(4A): 94-98
(DOI: 10.5923/c.materials.201601.18)

23. Rolvin D’Silva, Vinoothan K, Binu K. G, T. Bhat, Raju K, “Effect of TiO2 and Calcium Carbonate Nanoadditives on the Performance and Emission Characteristics of C.I. Engine”, Journal of Mech. Engg & Automation 2016, 6(5A): 28-31. 
DOI: 10.5923/c.jmea.201601.06

Papers Presented in National Conference

1. K. Raju, A. P. Harsha and S. N. Ojha, “Effect of processing techniques on microstructure, wear and mechanical properties of Al-15Si alloy”, Proceedings of NMD–ATM–2010, 48th National Metallurgists Day, 64th Annual Technical Meeting, IISc, Bengaluru, 14 – 16 November (2010) p 69. 

2. Sudheer. M, R Prabhu, Raju. K, T. Bhat,” Effect of Ceramic Micro-Whiskers on Tribo-Performance of Epoxy Resin Composites – A Taguchi Approach”, National Conference on Emerging Trends in Materials for Advanced Technology (NETMAT), at KVGCE, Sullia, Karnataka, Mar 20-21, 2012. 

3. Sudheer M, R Prabhu, Raju K and T Bhat, “Hybrid effect of ceramic whiskers and graphite flakes on mechanical and dry sliding performance of epoxy composites”, National Conference on challenges in research and technology (CRT – 2013), SDMIT, Ujire, DK, 27th and 28th September (2013). 

4. Sushanth H G, Raju. K, Balraman E and Manjunath H. N, “Investigation on humidification and dehumidification in a silica gel packed bed by SSR model”,  A National Conference on Trends in Mechanical Engineering, TIME 2014, NMIT, Bengaluru, 16 – 17 January (2014). 

5. Sunil J D’Souza, Vinoothan Kaliveer, Sushanth H. G, Rolvin S D’Silva,  K. Raju, “Effect of Compression Ratio on the Performance and Emission Characteristics of Blends of Lard Oil Methyl Ester and Diesel on C I Engine”, National Conference on Emerging Trends in Mech. Engg.  (e-TIME 2015), 7–8, August 2015, SJEC, Mangaluru, India.

6. Vinoothan Kaliveer, Rolvin S D’Silva, Prashanth Kumar, K. Raju, “Effect of Compression Ratio on the Performance and Emission Characteristics of CI Engine for a blend of Soap nut Oil, Cottonseed Oil Methyl Ester and Diesel”, National Conference on Emerging Trends in Mech. Engg.  (e-TIME 2015), 7–8, August 2015, SJEC, Mangaluru, India. 

7. Prashanth Kumar, Vijeth, Peter Fernandes, K. Raju, “A Study on Performance and Emission Characteristics of Cotton Seed Methyl Ester, Sapindous Mukorossi Seed Oil, and Diesel Blends on CI Engine”, National Conference on Emerging Trends in Mech. Engg. (e-TIME 2015), 7–8, August 2015, SJEC, Mangaluru, India.

8. Chethan Arjun Walikar, Shreedhar Kolekar, Hanumantharaya. R, K. Raju, “A Study on Vibration Characteristics of Engine Oil Based Magnetorheological Fluid Sandwich Beam”, National Conference on Emerging Trends in Mech. Engg. (e-TIME 2015), 7–8, August 2015, SJEC, Mangaluru, India.

9.  Sanjay K. C, Shreyas, Vinol Pinto, Sheikh S A G, Thilak Biju, K. Raju, “Effect of Al2O3 Nanoparticles on the Performance and Emission Characteristics of CI Engine Fuelled with Lard Oil Methyl Ester Blends”, e-TIME 2016, SJEC, Mangaluru, 5th & 6th August, 2016.

10.  Rolvin D’Silva, Vinoothan K, Binu K. G, T. Bhat, Raju K, “Effect of TiO2 and CaCO3 Nano additives on the Performance and Emission Characteristics of C.I. Engine”, e-TIME 2016, SJEC, Mangaluru, 5th & 6th August, 2016.

Papers Presented in International Conference

1. K. Raju and S. N. Ojha, “Effect of spray forming on the microstructure and wear properties of Al-Si alloys”, International Conference on advances in manufacturing and materials engineering, ICAMME – 2014, 27th - 29th March (2014).

2. M Sudheer, K Hemanth, K Raju and T Bhat, “Enhanced mechanical and wear performance of epoxy/glass composites with PTW/Graphite hybrid fillers”, 3rd Int. Conference on Materials Processing and Characterization ICMPC 2014, GRIET, Hyderabad, India, 8th and 9th March (2014).

3. K V Suresh, Shankarappa K, Peter Fernandes, Raju K, “Investigation on the performance of CI engine with blends of cotton seed and honge bio-diesel”, International Conference on Advancements and Futuristic Trends in Mechanical and Materials Engineering (October 16-18, 2014) p 466-471

4. K. Raju, Dayanand M G, V. C. Srivastava and G. B. Rudrakshi, “Wear behavior of secondary processed spray formed Al-28Si-5Cu-4Mg alloy”, SDMA – 2013, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany, 23 – 25 Sep (2013). (Sponsored by DST, Govt. of India)

5. Dayanand M G, K. Raju, V. C. Srivastava and G. B. Rudrakshi, “Effect of Cu and Mg on the wear properties of spray formed Al-22Si alloy” SDMA – 2013, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany, 23 – 25 September (2013). (Sponsored by DST, Govt. of India)

6. Sudheer M, Sandesh K, Raju K and T Bhat, “Abrasive wear performance of epoxy/ glass/ PTW composites”, Proc. of Int. Conference in emerging trends in engineering (ICETE 2013), 15th & 16th May (2013), NMAMIT, Nitte, Karnataka, (ISBN: 978-93-82880-29-5) p 123-127.

7. Ravichandran G, Raju K, Varadarajan Y S and Suresha B, “Performance of HSS and Carbide drills on micro filler filled glass fabric reinforced epoxy composites”, International Conference on Advanced Polymeric Materials, ICAPM – 2013, M G University, Kottayam, Kerala, 11th -13th October (2013).

8. K. Raju, A. P. Harsha and S. N. Ojha, “Effect of microstructure on wear characteristics of spray cast Al-Si alloys”, International Conference on Advances in Metallic Materials and Manufacturing Processes for Strategic sectors (ICAMPS – 2012), VSSC, Trivandrum, 19 – 21, January (2012).

9. K. Raju, Canute Sherwin and S. N. Ojha, “Investigation on the wear properties of primary Si modified Al-20Si alloy”, 5th International Conference on Solidification Science and Processing (ICSSP5), IIT Bhubaneswar, Orissa, 19 – 22 Nov (2012).

10. Sudheer. M, R Prabhu, Raju. K, T. Bhat,” Dry Sliding Wear behavior of Potassium Titanate Whisker Reinforced Epoxy Based Polymer Matrix Composites”, International Multi-component Polymer Conference (IMPC-2012), 23-25th March 2012, M. G. University, Kottayam, Kerala.

11. K. Raju, A. P. Harsha and S. N. Ojha, “Effect of processing routes on the corrosion behavior of Al-Si alloys” Proceedings of AMMMT-2010, an international conference on Advanced Materials, Manufacturing, Management and Thermal Sciences, SIT, Tumkur, 18 & 19, November (2010) p 36. 

12. K. Raju, A. P. Harsha and S. N. Ojha, “Effect of processing techniques on mechanical and wear properties of Al-20Si alloy”, Proceedings of ISRS – 2010, an international symposium on Metallurgy, Materials Science and Engineering”, IIT Madras, Chennai, 20 – 22, December (2010) p 10. 

13. K. Raju, A. P. Harsha and S. N. Ojha, “Investigation on spray processing of Al-Si alloys and their wear characteristics”, Proceedings of ISRS – 08 on Metallurgy, Materials Science and Engineering,  IIT Madras, Chennai, 10–12, Dec (2008) p 657 – 662. 

14. Vijay Kumar R, Chetan M, Shreedhar K, Raju. K, “Rheological characterization of magnetorheological fluid using cone and plate type rheometer”, International Conference on Advances in Materials and Materials processing (AMMP – 2015), Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Mechanical Sciences, Karunya University, 22-23, Jan 2015, p 271-279. (Cited in 1 publication)

15. Dayanand M G, V. C. Srivastava, G. B. Rudrakshi, K. Raju & S. N. Ojha, “Effect of tin on the wear properties of Al-17Si alloy”, International Conference on Manufacturing and Materials Engineering (ICMME 2015), 23 & 24 July, 2015, Kottayam, Kerala. 

16. Dayanand M G, K. Raju & S. N. Ojha, “Investigation on the wear behavior of spray formed Al-35Si-4Fe alloy”, International Conference on Solidification Science and Processing 6 (ICSSP6-2015), 24–27 November, 2015, DMRL, Hyderabad, India.

Number of academic projects guided

UG : 15
PG : 5

Research Guidance

1. Research title: Performance evaluation and emission characteristics of CI engine fuelled with cashew nut shell liquid based hybrid biofuel.
Name: Mr. K. V. Suresha
Affiliation: VTU, Belagavi
Research Centre: Dept. of Mech Engg. SJEC, Mangaluru

2. Research title: A study on effect of injection strategy on combustion, performance and emission of Mahua methyl ester on CRDI engine.
Name: Mr. Prashanth Kumar
Affiliation: VTU, Belagavi
Research Centre: Dept. of Mech Engg. SJEC, Mangaluru

3. Research title: Investigation on the effect of alloying elements and processing conditions on the microstructure, mechanical and wear properties of spray formed Al-Si alloys.
Name: Mr. Harish. K
Affiliation: VTU, Belagavi
Research Centre: Dept. of Mech Engg. SJEC, Mangaluru

4. Research title:  Effect of spray forming on the wear and mechanical properties of magnesium based Al-Si alloys.
Name: Mr. Santhosha Goudar
Affiliation: VTU, Belagavi
Research Centre: Dept. of Mech Engg. SJEC, Mangaluru

5. Research title: Investigation on the performance and emission characteristics of Vateria Indica based hybrid biofuels on CI engine.
Name: Mr. Sushanth Gowda H G
Affiliation: VTU, Belagavi
Research Centre: Dept. of Mech Engg. SJEC, Mangaluru

Research Project

1. Project Title: Effect of alloying elements and process Variables on the properties of Al-Si alloys produced by Spray forming.
Funding agency: VGST, Govt. of Karnataka
Project Fund: Rs. 20,00,000/-
Project duration: 2014 - 2016
Project outcome: 1. Spray Forming Laboratory has been set up 
2. Title of the work carried out: "Effect of spray forming on the microstructure, hardness and wear properties of Al-35Si-4Fe alloy"
3. The  article resulted from the work has been published in Transactions of IIM, December 2015 (Springer Publishers)

Workshop Attend

1. UGC sponsored course on Synthesis and Characterization of Materials at IIT(BHU), Varanasi from 06.12.2010 – 12.06.2010, INDIA.

2. ISTE sponsored course on Advanced Manufacturing Technology at  NITK, Surathkal from 20.06.2011 – 24.06.2011, INDIA.

Workshops/Seminars organized

Organized an FDP and a National Conference on Emerging Trends in Mechanical Engineering (e-TIME 2015) on 7th and 8th August 2015 at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, SJEC, Mangaluru, India.

Workshops/Seminars conducted as Resource Persons

1. Chaired a Technical Session in the National Conference on Emerging Trends in Mechanical Engineering (e-TIME 2015) on 7th and 8th August 2015 at the Department of Mechanical Engg, SJEC, Mangaluru, India.

2. Chaired a Technical Session in the National Conference on Emerging Trends in Mechanical Engineering (e-TIME 2016) on 5th and 6th August 2016 at the Department of Mechanical Engg, SJEC, Mangaluru, India.

3. Delivered a talk on Art of writing a research article on 07.12.2015 at Research Centre, Dept of Mechanical Engg, SJEC, Mangaluru, India.

Awards and Achivements

1. Received a Merit Certificate in recognition of the high position secured in 10th Standard State Level Board Exams – 1984, 
Karnataka, India (One among first 100 students in the state).

2. Qualified in GATE–1992 in Mechanical Engg with 90.44 percentile.

3. Received MHRD Fellowship during M.Tech from 1992 – 1994. 

4. Received UGC–SRF during Ph. D. from 2006 – 2009 at IIT (BHU).

5. Received Travel Grant from DST, Govt. of India, New Delhi, India  for presenting 2 technical papers in the International Conference on Spray Deposition and Melt Atomization – SDMA 2013 at Bremen University, Bremen, Germany, 23rd - 25th September, 2013.

Details of membership in Professional bodies

1. MISTE  -1998 (LM 26050)
2. MIE (India) - 13.04.2007 (M-133945-6) 

Administrative Responsibilities

1. Heading the Research Centre at the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

2. Guiding Research Scholars in Mechanical Engineering in their Research work.

3. Organising Research talks  and Seminars on frontier areas of Mechanical Engineering at the Research Centre, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, SJEC, MAngaluru.

4. Guiding UG and PG students in their project work.

5. Established Spray forming laboratory under  the grant received from VGST, Govt. of Karnataka to carryout research activities in spray forming area.

Details of interaction with outside world

1. Reviewer for the following  journals:

(i) Materials Science and Engineering A, an Elsevier Journal

(ii) Journal of Materials Engg and Performance, a Springer Journal

(iii) Materials Performance and Characterization,  An ASTM Journal

(iv) Journal of Materials Research, Ibero-American J of Materials

2. Chaired a Technical Session in the International Conference on Advances in Manufacturing and Materials Engineering, ICAMME – 2014 on 28th of March, 2014 at NITK, Surathkal, Karnataka, India.

3. Delivered a Technical Talk on Spray forming of Al-Si alloys on 28.08.2012 at Alva’s Institute of Engg and Technology, Karnataka, India.

4. Delivered a Technical Talk on Spray forming technology on 26.03.2014 at Srinivas Institute of Technology, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India.

Interests / Hobbies

Reading Books, Fine arts

Other Related Info

Reviewer for the following elite journals:

1. Materials Science and Engineering A, an Elsevier Journal

2. Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, a Springer Journal

 A research article by K. Raju et al., on “Spray forming of aluminum alloys & its composites: an overview”, published in Journal of Materials Science in 2008 (By Springer) has been uploaded at http://www.tech.plym.ac.uk/sme/MATS324/reviewpapers.htm