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Department of Aerospace Engineering
     
V S Sooraj, Ph.D
Associate Professor
 
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Education
  • PhD – Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram
  • M.Tech. – National Institute of Technology (NIT) Calicut
  • B.Tech. – Govt. Engg. College, Bartonhill, Trivandrum (University of Kerala)

Course Offered
  • Machining and Precision Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Advanced manufacturing and Automation
  • Basics of Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering Graphics
  • Basic Engineering lab
  • Manufacturing Processes Lab

Experience

Academics and Research

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram (June 2015 - Sept 2019)
  • Reader, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram (July 2009 - June 2015).
  • Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Mohandas College of Engineering and Technology      (M-CET), Trivandrum (Sept. 2004 to July 06 & May2008 to July 2009).

Industrial

  • Engineering Trainee, Production Planning & Control Department, Kerala Hitech Industries Ltd (KELTEC-Presently BrahMos Aerospace), April 2004- Oct. 2004.
  • Trainee, Kerala Automobiles (KAL), Jan 2004- April 2004.

Research Work / Area
  • Machining and Precision Manufacturing
  • Micro/Nano Finishing of surfaces
  • Experimental analysis of metal cutting operations
  • Micro Machining
  • Advanced Manufacturing Techniques
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • “Multipurpose resilient elasto-magnetic-abrasive spheres for fine finishing of surfaces”, Indian patent: Status: Granted
Book Chapter
  1. V. S. Sooraj, V. Radhakrishnan, Elasto-Abrasive Finishing, 6th Chapter in "Nanofinishing Science and Technology: Basic and Advanced Finishing and Polishing Processes": CRC Press-Taylor and Francis Group, New York : K26967, Micro and Nanomanufacturing Series -Dec.2016
International Collaborative Publication:

  1.  AAReST Autonomous Assembly Reconfigurable Space Telescope Flight Demonstrator, 69th International Astronautical Congress (IAC),                                                                                                                        Bremen, Germany, 1-5 October 2018 Part of collaborative Space Mission

       [As Co-author from IIST with Prof. Craig Underwood (University of Surrey), Sergio Pellegrino (Caltech), John Baker (JPL NASA)  et al.]  

International Journals:
  1. Danish Handa, Shankar Kumar, Sarath Babu Thekkoot Surendran, V. S. Sooraj, Simulation of Intermittent Grinding for Ti-6Al-4V with segmented wheel, Materials Today Proceedings (Elsevier): Accepted
  2. M. S. Anoop, P. Senthil, V. S. Sooraj, An investigation on viscoelastic characteristics of 3D printed FDM components using RVE numerical analysis, Journal of Brz. Soc. of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering (Springer): 43 : Article No. 38 (2021).
  3. V. S. Sooraj, Effect of Cutting Tool Feed Rate on Contact angle of Water Drops in Non-Composite Wetting of CNC Milled Aluminum AA6061 Surfaces, Proc IMechE Part E: Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering (SAGE) : Accepted (2020).
  4. Danish Handa, V. S. Sooraj, Performance Assessment of a Hybrid Intermittent- Progressive Grinding Strategy for Bi-Directional Carbon Fibre Reinforced Composites, Materials Today Proceedings (Elsevier)): 28(2): 865-872 (2020).
  5. V.S. Sooraj, P. Chakravarthy, Danish Handa, L. Mohankumar, Investigations on the machining Characteristics of Silica Phenolic Ablative Tiles Bonded to a Metal Substrate, Materials Performance and Characterization (ASTM): 9 (1): 59-71 (2020).
  6. Danish Handa, V.S. Sooraj, An eccentric sleeve grinding strategy for fibre-reinforced composites, Composites Part B: Engineering (Elsevier): 176: 107332 (2019)
  7. V.S. Sooraj,  Contact behaviour of elastic abrasive spheres during self-centring type magneto-mechanical deployment for internal bore finishing, International Jouranal of Precision Technology: 8(2/3/4): 158-173 (2019).
  8. V.S. Sooraj,  Nidish, Nikhil, Priyanka, On the Curl and Spring behaviour of CNC turned Beryllium-Copper chips using computational image/video analysis, International Journal of Machining and Machinability of Materials: 21(4): 245-263 (2018).
  9. V.S. Sooraj,  Concept and Mechanics of fine finishing circular internal surfaces using deployable magneto-elastic abrasive tool, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering (Int. J./ ASME): 139: 081001-1 (2017).
  10. V.S. Sooraj,  On the Process and Mechanics of rotary elasto-abrasive finishing, Machining Science and Technology : Int. J. (Taylor and Francis): 21(3): 474-492 (2017) [Accepted: 2016].
  11. V.S. Sooraj, V. Radhakrishnan, Investigations on the application of elasto magnetic abrasive balls for fine finishing, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering (Int. J./ ASME): 137 (2): 201018 (2015).
  12. V.S. Sooraj, V. Radhakrishnan, Sizing and Finishing of non-circular internal bores using elasto-abrasives, International Journal of Precision Technology (Inderscience): 5(3/4): 261-276 (2015).
  13. V.S. Sooraj, V. Radhakrishnan, Fine finishing of internal surfaces using elastic abrasives, International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture (Elsevier): 78: 30-40 (2014).
  14. V.S. Sooraj, V. Radhakrishnan, Prospective methodologies to use impact wear for micro/nano finishing of surfaces- International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management (Inderscience): 28 (1/2/3): 94-113 (2014).
  15. V.S. Sooraj, V. Radhakrishnan, A study on fine finishing of hard workpiece surfaces using fluidized elastic abrasives,  International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (Springer): 73(9): 1495-1509 (2014).
  16. V.S. Sooraj, V. Radhakrishnan, Feasibility study on fine finishing of internal grooves using elastic abrasives, Materials and Manufacturing Processes (Taylor and Francis): 28: 1110–1116 (2013).
  17. V.S. Sooraj, V. Radhakrishnan, Elastic impact of abrasives for controlled erosion in fine finishing of surfaces, Manufacturing Science and Engineering (Int.J./ASME) : 135(5): 051019 (2013).
  18. V. S. Sooraj, Jose Mathew, An experimental Investigation on the machining characteristics of micro scale end milling, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (Springer): 56: 951-958 (2011).
  19. Jose Mathew, K. P. Somashekhar, V. S. Sooraj, N. Subbarao, Ramachandran, Effect of work material and machining conditions on the accuracy and quality of micro holes,  International Journal of Abrasive Technology (Inderscience): 2 (3): 279-298 (2009).
International Conferences:
  1. Danish Handa, Shankar Kumar, Sarath Babu Thekkoot Surendran, V. S. Sooraj, Simulation of Intermittent Grinding for Ti-6Al-4V with segmented wheel, 11th International Conference on Materials Processing and Characterization (ICMPC), India, December 2020.
  2. Danish Handa, V. S. Sooraj, Comparison of Conventional and Eccentric Sleeve Grinding of Unidirectional Carbon-Epoxy Composite under Dry and Wet Conditions, International Conference on Precision Meso Micro Nano Engineering (COPEN), India, December 2019.
  3. Danish Handa, V. S. Sooraj, Performance Assessment of a Hybrid Intermittent Progressive Grinding Strategy for Bidirectional Carbon Fibre Reinforced Composites, International Conference on Recent Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Technologies (IMMT), Dubai, November 2019.
  4. V. S. Sooraj, Aashish, Sohan, Durgapraksh (2017). Simulation studies on the contact behaviour of elastic-abrasive spheres and feasibility of its magneto-mechanical deployment for internal finishing, International Conference on Precision Meso Micro Nano Engineering (COPEN), India, December 2017.
  5. Viraj Mehta, V. S. Sooraj (2017). Design of low cost open source functionally graded fused deposition based rapid prototyping (FG-FD-RP) system, International Conference on Precision Meso Micro Nano Engineering (COPEN), India, December 2017.
  6. V. S. Sooraj, Malay, Aashish (2016). Design, Development and Computaional Analysis of Low Pressure Abrasive Flow Finishing Machine, 6th International and 27th All India Manufacturing Technology Design and Research (AIMTDR) Conference, India, December 2016.
  7. V. S. Sooraj, V. Radhakrishnan (2015). Studies on selective modification of surface texture using elasto-abrasives, International Conference on Precision Meso Micro Nano Engineering (COPEN), India, December 2015.
  8. V. S. Sooraj, V. Radhakrishnan (2014). Ultra high finishing of oval bores using elastic abrasive balls, 5th International and 26th All India Manufacturing Technology Design and Research (AIMTDR) Conference, India, December 2014.
  9. V. S. Sooraj, V. Radhakrishnan (2013). Surface finishing using elastomeric magnetic abrasive balls, International Conference on Precision Meso Micro Nano Engineering (COPEN), India, December 2013.
  10. V. S. Sooraj, S. Alisha, P. Manohar, V. Radhakrishnan (2013). Finishing of small diameter high aspect ratio holes using elastic abrasive wires, International Conference on Precision Meso Micro Nano Engineering (COPEN), India, December 2013.
  11. V. S. Sooraj, V. Radhakrishnan (2012). Impact wear as a surface finishing technique: approaches and assessments”, 4th International and 25th All India Manufacturing Technology Design and Research (AIMTDR) Conference, India, December 2012.
  12. V. S. Sooraj, Mustafizur Rahman, Jose Mathew (2009). Prediction and optimization of surface roughness in micro turning using response surface methodology and genetic algorithm, 6th International Conference on precision, Meso, Micro and Nano Engineering (COPEN), India. December 2009.
  13. Jose Mathew, V. S. Sooraj, K. P. Somasekhar, N. Subbarao, N. Ramachandran (2008).  Effect of work material and machining conditions on the efficiency and accuracy of micro-electric discharge drilling, 8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Materials Processing, Guilin-Guangzhou, China, June 2008.
  14. V.S. Sooraj, Jose Mathew (2008). Metal cutting characteristics in micro-scale turning operation, 2nd International and 23rd All India Manufacturing Technology Design and Research (AIMTDR) conference, December 2008.
  15. Jose Mathew, V.S. Sooraj, J. Hariprasad (2007). The art of miniaturized manufacturing, International Conference on Precision, Meso, Micro and Nano Engineering (COPEN), December 2007.
  16. Jose Mathew, V. Hashim, V. S. Sooraj, M. Rahman (2007).  Experimental analysis of micro-hole making in die steel using Micro Electric Discharge Machining, International Conference on Precision, Meso, Micro and Nano Engineering (COPEN), December 2007.
  17. Jose Mathew, A. M. Afsal, Tiju Joy, V. S. Sooraj (2007). Computer aided design and manufacture of a miniature gear pump, International Conference on Precision, Meso, Micro and Nano Engineering (COPEN), December 2007
National Conferences:
  1. Ananthkumar et.al., Suhail, Priyadarshnam, Harsha Simha et.al., V. S. Sooraj, Design and development of a 3U Cubesat for In-situ Radiation Measurements, 2nd National Conference on Small Satellite Technology and Applications (NCSSTA), December 2020.
  2. Ananthkumar et.al., Suhail, Priyadarshnam, Harsha Simha et.al., V. S. Sooraj, Development of a PS4-OP Payload for Technology Demonstration of Small Satellite Subsystems, 2nd National Conference on Small Satellite Technology and Applications (NCSSTA), December 2020.
  3. Danish Handa, V.S.Sooraj, Minimal damage abrasive machining of fibre reinforced polymer composites via cost-effective modification of conventional grinding system, National Conference on Materials Science and Technology (NCMST), December 2020.
  4. Angshuman Bhardwaj, Joby Peter, Deepak Agarwal, V.S.Sooraj, S.R Shine (2018). Investigations on the effects of Varying Relative Waviness on Microchannel Heat Transfer, National Conference on Future directions in Propulsion, ASET 2018, LPSC Thiruvananthapuram, May 2018.
  5. V.S. Sooraj, V. Radhakrishnan (2013). On the Concept of Finishing Internal Grooves using Elastic Abrasives, National conference on Micro/nano fabrication (MnF), CMTI Bangalore, January 2013.
International Exhibition:
  1. V. S. Sooraj, V. Radhakrishnan (2013). Application of elastic abrasives for micro/nano finishing, Presented in the academic pavilion of IMTEX (Metal cutting and Machine Tool Exhibition organized by Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers Association, India, January 24-30, 2013.
National Symposiums/Seminars:
  1. V. S. Sooraj, P. Abhijith, P. Niharranjan, S. Ananthukrishna, G. Sharvi, S. V. Janakiram, G. Mayank, K. Akash, A. Kush, A. Akshita, S. Surya, B. K. Kishore, S. Jagrithi, demonstration of a Tele-Operated Robotic Manipulator Prototype: A Course Project in Aerospace Manufacturing and Automation, National Aerospace Manufacturing Seminar (NAMS): Challenges in Materials and Manufacturing Technologies for Human Space Programme (HSP), India, December 2019.
  2. Danish Handa, V. S. Sooraj, Minimal Damage Abrasive Machining of Fibre Reinforced Composites Via Eccentric Sleeve Grinding, National Aerospace Manufacturing Seminar (NAMS): Challenges in Materials and Manufacturing Technologies for Human Space Programme (HSP), India, December 2019.
  3. V. S. Sooraj, V. Radhakrishnan (2013). Multi-Application studies of elastomeric abrasive balls in fine finishing, In Research scholar’s day, IIST, December 16-17, 2013.
  4. V. S. Sooraj, V. Radhakrishnan (2012). Application of elastic abrasives for micro-nano finishing of surfaces, In Research scholar’s day, IIST, December 17-19, 2012.
  5. V. S. Sooraj, V. Radhakrishnan (2011). Investigations on vibration assisted fluidized finishing of surfaces, In Research scholars day, IIST, December 16-17, 2011.
Space Science and Technology Excellence Certificate

Received IIST Space Science Technology Excellence Certificate-Year 2019 from the First Indian Cosmonaut Wing Commander; Ashok Chakra Awardee; Shri. Rakesh Sharma, for the development and success of ARIS payload (PSLV-PS4 orbital platform mission from IIST) in PSLV-C45 Mission (launched from Sriharikota on 1st April 2019).

(Awarded to the team of four faculty members and four junior project fellows, on 14th September 2019, in the presence of Padma Bhushan Dr. B N Suresh, Honorable Chancellor, IIST)

 
Awards and Recognitions (Academics and Research):
  1. B.Tech First Rank, Kerala University, 2003.
  2. Topper/Gold Medalist, M. Tech, NIT Calicut, 2008.
  3. ISTE National award for the best M.Tech Thesis, 2008.
  4. First prize for the innovative research work, presented in the academic pavilion of International Machine Tool exhibition-IMTEX 2013.
  5. Best paper award for the following papers presented in various conferences/symposiums in the year 2012 and 2013.
    • V.S. Sooraj and Prof. V. Radhakrishnan, “Impact wear as a surface finishing technique: approaches and assessments”, Presented and published in the proceedings of AIMTDR 2012.
    • V.S. Sooraj and Prof. V. Radhakrishnan, “Application of elastic abrasives for micro nano finishing of surfaces”, Presented and published in the proceedings of Research scholars day, 2012 : IIST
    • V.S. Sooraj and Prof. V. Radhakrishnan, “Multi-Application Studies of  Elastomeric  Abrasive Balls in Fine Finishing”, Presented and published in the proceedings of Research scholars day, 2013 : IIST
  6. Certificate of academic excellence from Mechanical Engineering Association, NIT Calicut, 2008

 

Recognition for the project Guided

Project work guided on the topic " Design, Devlopment and Computational analysis of Low Pressure Abrasive Flow Finishing' was awarded the Best B.Tech Project in the Area of Aerospace Manufacturing, Instituted by Society of Aerospace Manufacturing Engineers (SAME), in the year 2017. 

Award recieved by the Student during NAMS 2017.

 

Participation in Space Missions

ARIS payload for PSLV -C45 PS4 -Orbital mission

Involved in some of the ongoing Space Missions at Institute level

Supported ISRO focal points for some rapid prototyping related requirements as a part of space missions/related testings

IIST-ISRO Projects

Three projects completed

PhD Supervision

Regular student : Mr. Danish Handa

B.Tech Projects Guided

15 Projects

Internships Guided for External Students

7 Projects

Internships Guided for IIST students

18 Projects

Mini Projects/Course Projects Supervised

 More than 25

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