Current Research Scholars - 24 Nos.
List of Current Research Scholars S.No Name of the guide/s Name of the Candidate Topic of Research Status 1 Dr. K. Annamalai Paul James Thadhani Experimental investigation of modified single cylinder DI diesel engine and its emission control strategy Confirmation 2 Dr. K. Annamalai P Jagan Performance assessment of single cylinder diesel engine fueled by third generation bio fuel. Confirmation 3 Dr. K. Annamalai Arivarasan N The Effect of graphen oxide nano particle in engine performance, emission and combustion parameter in a conventional diesel engine. Confirmation 4 Dr. K. Annamalai Balaguru M Numerical and experiment analysis of aerodynamics Course work 5 Dr. K. Annamalai Arivazhagan C Experiment and numerical investigation of droplet condensation heat transfer coefficient on super hydrophobic metal surface Course work 6 Dr. K. Annamalai Narasimharaju S J Development and characterization of natural fiber and filler material reinforced PLA composites. Course work 7 Dr. K. Annamalai Ramakrishnan S Experimental investigation of a low viscous algae-based bio fuels in reactivity controlled compression engine Course work 8 Dr. K. Annamalai Elayaraja R Effect of air assisted direct mixture injection on engine performance and emission characteristics on 2W gasoline engine Course work 9 Dr. K. Annamalai Nagarajan C Performance investigation of single cylinder SI engine with four valve cylinder head with suction control inlet systems Course work 10 Dr.K .Arunachalam Rajmohan B Fabrication and Suitability Analysis of Natural Fibres Reinforced Bio-Hybrid Composites for Automobile Interior Applications Thesis Submitted 11 Dr.K .Arunachalam Arockia Suthan S DESIGN, SIMULATION AND VALIDATION OF CONTROLLER FOR SEMI-ACTIVE SUSPENSION SYSTEM Thesis Submitted 12 Dr.K .Arunachalam Sunil S Improving fuel economy of an intercity bus through aerodynamic design optimization. Confirmation 13 Dr.K .Arunachalam Vivek Aravind B Design and Development of Special Tools for Automobiles Confirmation 14 Dr.K .Arunachalam Krishna Kumar T S MODELLING AND SIMULATION OF SEMI ACTVE SUSPENSION SYSTEM Confirmation 15 Dr.K .Arunachalam Sundarapandian G FABRICATION, EXPERIMENTAL TESTING AND ANALYSIS OF ECO - FRIENDLY COMPOSITE MATERIALS FOR AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS Confirmation 16 Dr.K .Arunachalam Abhirup Chakraborty A Effect of Multiaxial Loading on Fatigue Behaviors of Structural Parts of a Tractor Confirmation 17 Dr.K .Arunachalam Vasanthan B DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT OF POWERTRAIN TO ENHANCE THE RANGE FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE Course Work 18 Dr.M.Senthilkumar Pradeep R Investigation on the influence of different Gaseous fuels on improving Engines behaviour of a Biofuel based Diesel Engine Confirmation 19 Dr.M.Senthilkumar Muniyappan M Investigation on Optimization of Operating Parameters of a Gasoline direct Injection Engine for performance improvement and Emission Reduction Course work 20 S Arul Selvam Elayaraja P Performance Analysis of CI Engine using Bio diesel- Ethanol Blend Course work 21 Dr.P.Senthil Kumar V.Amarnath Feasibility study of CO2 capture in automobile engines Confirmation 22 Dr.P.Senthil Kumar K.Mohanraj Effect of thermal barrier coating on performance and emission characteristics of direct injection CI engine with ethanol as a fuel Confirmation 23 Dr.P.Senthil Kumar P.Chinnadurai Thermal analysis of high temperature automotive engine component materials Confirmation 24 Dr.P.Senthil Kumar Gidda Venkateswara Rao Study of Reducing Co2 Emissions from Automobile Exhaust using Algae Absorption Chamber Course work
Phd Awared ( past five years) - 26 Nos.
PhD awarded for the past five years ( 2017-2022) S.No Name of the PhD scholar Name of the guide/s Title of the thesis Date of PhD awarded 1 Arul K Dr.M.Senthilkumar Investigation on Extending Knock Limit In Hydrogen Fuelled Diesel Engine Using Vegetable Oil As Base Fuel 29-11-2022 2 Jayanth joseph. A Dr.P.Senthil Kumar Experimental Investigation and Control of NOx Emissions in Diesel Engine using Selective Catalytic Reduction Technique 30-09-2022 3 Pradeep P Dr.M.Senthilkumar Experimental Investigations on the effect of Different Nanofluids on Engine Combustion Behaviour of a Biofuel based Diesel Engine 17-06-2022 4 Arularasu S Dr. K .Annamalai An experimental study of Enzymatic Lipase Immobilized Nano catalyst synthesized Citrullus Colocynthis bio diesel on a single cylinder diesel engine 07-04-2022 5 Karthic S V Dr.M.Senthilkumar Experimental Investigations on Extending Knock Limiting Combustion of a Dual Fuel Engine when using Hydrogen and LPG as primary fuels 06-01-2022 6 Barathi Raja K Dr. G. Devaradjane Experimental Investigations to Enhance the Automotive Gearbox Sychronizer Life and Gear Shift 28-07-2021 7 Krishnamoorthy R Dr. K .Annamalai Experimental investigation on A plant based biofuel in a single cylinder diesel engine 19-03-2021 8 Arivazhagan A Dr.K .Arunachalam Investigation on Ride comfort behavior adopting driver and Passenger biomechanics in Active Suspension System 08-01-2021 9 Sivakumar E R Dr.P.Senthil Kumar Effect of Nano powder coating for IC engine components 04-09-2020 10 Elumalai P V Dr. K .Annamalai Experimental investigation on a low Heat Rejection Engine operated with a promising Biofuel Emulsion 28-08-2020 11 Mebin Samuel P Dr. G. Devaradjane Experimental and Theoretical Exploration on the Utization of Low Viscous Pinus Biofuel influenced by Nano Additive in a CRDI Engine 10-08-2020 12 Jenoris Muthya S Dr.P.Senthil Kumar Effect of reduction catalyst for the control of oxides of nitrogen in bio-diesel fuelled diesel engine 02-03-2020 13 Rajesh R Dr.P.Senthil Kumar Effective utilization of exhaust heat for running vapour absorption refrigeration system to improve the overall efficiency of automotive engine 29-01-2020 14 Nataraj G Dr.M.Senthilkumar Investigations on the Effect of Diluents Addition on Engine’s Behaviour of a Biofuel based Diesel Engine under Oxygen Enriched Combustion 10-01-2020 15 Vigneswaran R Dr. K .Annamalai Performance and Emission characteristics of a DI Diesel engine using Diesel/Water emulsion and additive 06-01-2020 16 Lindesan S Dr. K .Annamalai An Experimental Investigative analysis on a novel Garcinia Gummi Gutta biodiesel in a single cylinder direct injection diesel engine 02-05-2019 17 Shankar G Dr. G. Devaradjane Theoretical Analysis And Experimental Optimization Of Aerodynamic Characteristics Of Different Passenger Car Bodies By Implementing Vortex Generators 04-01-2019 18 Arulselvan S Dr.M.Senthilkumar Experimental Investigation On The Influence Of Different High Octane Fuels On Engine Behaviour Of A Mahua Oil Based Dual Fuel Engine 17-12-2018 19 Selvaraj M Dr.P.Senthil Kumar Investigation on Performance , Combustion and emission characteristics of Pongamia water emulsion in Single cylinder four stroke diesel engine 29-09-2018 20 Anand Kumar G Dr. G. Devaradjane Optimization of Electronic Fuel Injection System for improved Performance and Emission in Bio diesel operated Diesel Engine 25-01-2018 21 Karthikeyan S Dr. K .Annamalai Experimental investigation on turbocharged DI diesel engine with appropriate exhaust after treatment system 22-01-2018 22 Sasikumar N Dr.M.Senthilkumar Investigations On Ethanol Injection And Oxygen Enrichment Techniques On Engine’S Behaviour Of A Waste Cooking Oil Based Dual Fuel Engine 08-01-2018 23 Nithiyanandam T Dr.P.Senthil Kumar Theoretical and experimental investigation of coating thickness on biodiesel fuelled low heat rejection diesel engine 05-12-2017 24 Dhinesh B Dr. K .Annamalai Experimental Investigation on a Diesel Engine Operated with Cymbopogon Flexuosous biofuel 02-11-2017 25 Mohankumar S Dr.P.Senthil Kumar Experimental investigation and controlling of diesel particulate matter using electrostatic precipitator 13-10-2017 26 Parathasarathy M Dr. K .Annamalai Experimental investigations on a compression ignition engine operated with various biodiesel and Gaseous Fuels 08-06-2017
Projects (4 Nos.)
The Hon'ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu has announced under the Rule 110 of TamilNadu Legislative Assembly during August 2016, for the establishment of Centre of Excellence for Automobile Technology (CEAT) to involve on developing a vehicle with low fuel consumption and low carbon-di-oxide emission at MIT Campus, Anna University at a cost of Rs.50.00 crore. A new building of 2700Sq.Mt area was constructed for CEAT which consists of 9 laboratories in thrust area of Automobile Engineering.
As Government of Tamil Nadu share, Rs 10 Crore has been released to Anna University, Chennai to establish the Centre. In order to achieve the objectives, the faculty members are divided into four teams namely GDI Engine team, CO2 Capture & Separation Team, Fuel cell team and Electric Vehicle Team.
S.No Name of the Principal Investigator/ Co Investigator (if applicable) Title Name of the Funding agency
Funds (INR in Crores)
Duration of the project 1 Dr M. Senthil Kumar /Mr P.Elayaraja /Mr R.Sakthivel /Mr M.Muniyappan Establishment of an Advanced GDI Engine Technology for Hybrid Vehicles Government of Tamilnadu 3.1 2019-2023 2 Dr P.Senthil Kumar /Mr S.Mariappa / Mr A.Jayanth Joseph/ Mr M.Balaguru Carbon Di-Oxide Capture from Vehicles and its Utilization (CCVU) Government of Tamilnadu 2.2 2019-2023 3 Dr K.Annamalai / Dr G.Anand Kumar / Mr S.Vinoth Kumar / Mr P.Jagan / Mr S.Devanand Development of Environmental Friendly Fuel Cell - IC Engine - Hybrid Propulsion System for Automobile Applications Government of Tamilnadu 1.1 2019-2023 4 Dr K.Arunachalam / Dr S.Arul Selvan / Mr B.Vasanthan / Mr S.Sunil / Mr S.Arun Prasad / Dr Sangeeth Sahaya jeyangel / Mr E.Joshua Paul Product development and Validation systems for e-Vehicle and Intelligent mobility Government of Tamilnadu 3.6 2019-2023