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Department of Aerospace Engineering
Kurien Issac K., Ph.D.
Senior Professor &Dean IPRCE

  • Ph.D. (IIT Madras, 1988)
  • M.E. (IISc Bangalore, 1983)
  • B.Sc. (Engg.) (College of Engineering Trivandrum, 1981)

Course Offered
  • Undergraduate: Kinematics and Dynamics of Mechanisms, Engineering Optimization, Robot Kinematics and Motion Planning.

  • Senior Professor : Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram (July 2009 onwards – on leave from IIT Bombay).
  • Faculty : Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (February 1988 onwards – currently Professor, served as Associate Dean R&D from August 2006 to July 2009).
  • Visiting Scholar : University of Delaware (2004-05, on sabbatical from IIT Bombay).
  • Engineer Trainee : Tata Consulting Engineers Bangalore (August 1983 to February 1984).

Research Work / Area
  • Kinematics of Mechanisms, Dynamics of Rigid Body Systems, Optimal Design, Automatic Control, Robotics, Aids for Rehabilitation.
Selected Publications:
  1. Trushar Jadhav, K. Kurien Issac, Thomas Tharu, “Orthotic devices to enable people with paraplegia to sit and stand up”, Proceedings of 2nd European Conference on Technically Assisted Rehabilitation, Berlin, March 18-19, 2009.
  2. K. Kurien Issac and Sunil K. Agrawal, “An investigation into the use of springs and wing motions to minimize the power expended by a pigeon-sized mechanical bird for steady flight”, Journal of Mechanical Design, Transactions of ASME, vol. 129, 2007, p. 381.
  3. Kishor Bhalerao and K. Kurien Issac, “Simulation of impact, based on an approach to detect interference”, Advances in Engineering Software, vol. 37, 2006, pp. 806-813.
  4. V. K. Gupta, P. Seshu, K. Kurien Issac, R. K. Shevgaonkar, “Beam Steering and Shaping of Smart Cylindrical Antenna”, AIAA Journal, vol. 43, no. 1, 2005, pp. 165-173.
  5. Randhir Kumar, K. Kurien Issac, “Obstacle avoidance and minimum time control of cranes using flat outputs and nonlinear programming”, Proceedings of IMECE2004, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and RD&D Expo, Anaheim, California, USA, November 13-19, 2004
  6. K. Kurien Issac, “Running with Stability”, Prof. K. Lakshminarayana Memorial Lecture, Proceedings of the 11th National Conference on Machines and Mechanisms, 2003, p.63-76.
  7. Jain, Ashish, Issac, and K. Kurien, “Optimal Design of Front End Loader Attachment for Tractors”, Proceedings of the 11th National Conference on Machines and Mechanisms, 2003, pp. 757-764.
  8. A. Kharade, K. Kurien Issac, C. Amarnath, B. Seth, P. Seshu, and S. K. Pathak, “Nataraj : a six legged walking robot for nuclear power plants”, Proceedings of Aerospace and Related Mechanisms Symposium, ARMS-2002, Trivandrum, 2002.
  9. Kar, D. C., Issac, K. Kurien and Jayarajan, K., “Minimum energy force distribution for a walking robot, Journal of Robotic Systems”, vol. 18, no. 2, Feb, 2001, pp. 47-54.
  10. Jagadeesh, B. and Issac, K. Kurien, “Identification for the robust control of robot manipulators”, International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, v 15, n 1, Feb, 2001, p 1-13.
  11. B. Jagadeesh and K. Kurien Issac, “Calibration of a closed loop three degree of freedom manipulator”, Proceedings of the 6th World Congress of IFToMM, 1995, pp.1762-1766.
  12. K. Kurien Issac, “Nondifferentiable optimization algorithm for constrained minimax linkage function generation”, Journal of Mechanical Design, Transactions of the ASME, vol. 115, no. 4, Dec, 1993, pp. 978-987.
  13. S. M. Mantri and K. Kurien Issac, “Computer aided synthesis and analysis of circular arc – tangent cams”, Proceedings of National Conference on Design Engineering – NACOMM 91, pp. 331-338. (also published in the special issue on “Application of CAD in Machine tools” of Journal of Engineering Design of Institution of Engineers (India), vol. 24, no. 2, April-June, 1993, pp. 35-40.)

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