I am currently Head of Course, Asset and Maintenance Management at CQUniversity and working at CQU since 2010. At the core of my heart I am a mechanical engineer. My PhD is in the area of tribologist and I have extensive experience in wear of materials and lubrication of bearings and gears I apply these principles in solving maintenance problems with a proactive approach. Asset management is my where cradle to coffin care of equipment is the approach that I apply while dealing with engineering assets. I teach condition monitoring and tribology, subject and supervise research projects in these areas. In addition I also supervised PhD students in the area of Rail tribology, Asset management of Electricity distribution system, Alternative fuels and asset management of electric vehicles. I have teaching and research experience from world renowned institutions such as IIT Delhi, UNCC, USA, NTH Trondheim, Norway, RMIT and Monash University. I have edited published a book on Clean Energy. I am always keen to undertake consulting jobs and reserach collaborative projects in the area of my expertise.
Qualifications: B.E. (Mech.) Jodhpur University, M. Tech. (Mech.), IIT Delhi, PhD (QUT)
Specialization: Mechanical Engineering specialized in Tribology of Gears and bearings, Asset management and Clean energy.
Research interests: Tribology, Alternative fuels, Asset and maintenance management.
Asset and maintenance management with a focus on tribology of machines is the main area of my research. I am also engaged in the research on alternative fuels. I have executed several sponsored and consulting projects on failure analysis and tribological studies of engineering assets. Oil analysis and lubricant performance are special areas of my industrial research interests.
B.E. (Mechanical) - University of Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
M.Tech (Mechanical Equipment Design), Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
PhD (Tribology), Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane
CQUniversity Accelerate Program for Research Higher degree supervisors
Grad Dip, RMIT University
Cert IV training and Assessment, RMIT University
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA
Norwegian Technical University, Trondheim
Imperial College London
Georgia Tech, USA
Monash University, Melbourne
RMIT University Melbourne
Through out scholarship holder from Bachelor's to Ph D degree
Received Best Research Paper Awarded at National Bearing Conference, Indore, India, 1995.
Vice Chancellors Teaching award 2015
CQU Student Voice award 2016
RMIT University, Melbourne
Monash University, Melbourne
Uinversity of North Carolina at Charlotte (NCC), USA
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Delhi)
Mechanical engineering undergraduate teaching at all levels. Tribology, Condition monitoring as a specialized postgraduate program and postgraduate maintenance management courses.
I took part in more than 20 research projects in the area of wear and lubrication
More than 10 Consulting jobs- failure analysis, condition monitoring, forensic engineering investigations
Supervised more than 30 masters research projects
supervised 4 PhD students
underwent training in teh area of tribology at Swansea Tribology Centre, Imperial College, SINTEF, Norway,
Teaching and research experience from following universities of Australia and overseas:
Central Queensland University,
Queensland University of Technology
Victoria University, Melbourne
University of North Carolina, Charlotte USA
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Norwegian Technical University, Trondheim, Norway
Imperial college , London
Danfoss India Limited: Production Engineer
Rajasthan State Transport Corporation: Maintenance Engineer
Secretary, American Helicopter Society (AHS) International (Australian Chapter)
Member, Australian Asset Management Council
Life Member, Indian Society of Industrial Tribology (ISIT)
-Head of Course Asset and Maintenance Management
-Lecturing: Advanced Conditon Monitoring and Tribology
-Supervising: Masters research thesis and PhD project supervision
-Nature of job: teaching, research and academic management
Tribology of Bearings
Teaching asset management, tribology and maintenance subjects
reserach supervision and collaborative research
Supervised 4 Ph Students
Supervised more than 30 Masters research projects and similar number of undergraduate final year projects.
Designed and developed tribology test rings an interferometry rig for measuring oil film thickness in EHL contacts (was adopted by an industry).
Developed a new Asset and Maintenance Management Program for industry professionals
Published more than 40 research papers in conference and journals
Authored lecture guides for tribology
organised several industry courses and conferences
Chaired several conference sessions in the area of tribology
Blackboard, Moodle, Webfuse, Jabber etc.
Executed more than 2 dozens industry sponsored research projects worth approx 1m A$ and consulting jobs worth $50,000
Rio Tinto, Yarwyn Bearing failure analysis,
Failure analysis of a textile equipment, Godfrey Textilte Pty. Geelong
Failure analysis of a gas engine- Langord power station, Victoria.
Limited Oil analysis of gear box and bearings
More than a dozen consulting jobs in India - mainly on grease characterisation, condition monitoring of a battle tank, Wear characterisation of materials under lubricated conditions.
I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:
At the level of Principal Supervisor
Mechanical Engineering - Tribology
My research interests are in Tribology, Asset and Maintenance management and Alternative fuels.