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Resume of Dr.

Ravipudi Venkata Rao

1. Name in full 2. Fathers Name 3. Present Postal Address:

: :

Dr. RAVIPUDI VENKATA RAO Shri R.L. Narayana

Dr. R. Venkata Rao Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering Coordinator, Quality Improvement Programme (QIP) Centre S. V. National Institute of Technology (SVNIT), Surat (A Government of Indias Institution of National Importance) Ichchanath, Surat, Gujarat State 395 007, India 4. E-mail: ravipudirao@gmail.com; ravipudirao@rediffmail.com 5. Telephones: a. Mobile: 91-9925207027 b. Landline: 91-2612201661 (R) and 91-2612201982(O) 6. Nationality 7. Date of Birth : : Indian 04-07-1967

8. Field of Specialization: Mechanical Engineering with Production Engineering Specialization

9. Educational Qualifications Degree Division/Grade Year S.S.C First Class (76.8%) First Class (78.5%) 1982

: Subjects Taken Name of the University/Institute Maths, Sciences, etc. Maths, Sciences, etc. Mechanical Engg. Production Engineering Specialization Mechanical Engineering Board of Secondary Education, Andhra Pradesh Board of Intermediate Education, Andhra Pradesh Nagarjuna University, A.P. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, U.P. {Presently, IIT (BHU), Varanasi} B.I.T.S. Pilani, Rajasthan (Under the sole guidance of Dr O.P. Gandhi of IIT Delhi)

Intermediate

1984

B. Tech. (Mech. Engg.) M. Tech. (Mech. Engg.) Ph.D.

First Class with 1988 Distinction (79.3%) CGPA=9.23/10 1991

Degree Awarded

was 2002

10. Professional Experience : Address of the Post Held Institution Sardar Professor Vallabhbhai (Completed a National Institute term of 3 years of Technology (SV as Head of the Department of NIT) Surat (Govt. of Indias Mech. Engg.) Institution of At present, acting as the National Coordinator, QIP Importance)
Centre of institute

Duration Since November 2006

Nature of Experience (i) Teaching courses to the UG, PG and Ph.D. students (ii) Conducting Research at PG and Ph.D. Levels (iii) Administrative works

the

Shri Mata Vaishno Professor Devi University, Dean Katra, J&K

& 1 years (i) Taught courses to the (2005 to students of M.Tech. (Energy 2006) Management)

Kumaraguru College of Technology (KCT), Coimbatore, Tamilnadu (An Autonomous Institute under Anna University) Beant College of Engg. & Technology, Gurdaspur, Punbab (Punjab State Governments College) Sant Longowal Institute of Engg. & Technology, Longowal, Punjab (Government of Indias Institution)

Professor Head

(ii) Conducted Research at PG and Ph.D. Levels (iii) Administrative works & 2 Years (i) Taught courses to the students of M.Tech. (Industrial (2003 to Engg.) and M.Tech. (CAD/CAM) 2005) programs (ii) Conducted Research at PG and Ph.D. Levels (iii) Administrative works

Asst. Professor 7 years (i) Taught courses to the & Head of the students of B.Tech. (Mech. & Dept. (1996 to Production Engg) & M.Tech. 2003) programs (ii) Conducted Research at PG Level (iii) Administrative works Lecturer 5 years (1991 1996) (i) Taught courses to the students of B.Tech. (Mech. & to Production Engg) (ii) Coordinated the industrial training programs of the undergraduate students

11. Considerable Recognitions: Selected as a Visiting Professor by MHRD, New Delhi (India) to teach at AIT Bangkok, Thailand for one term of 16 weeks from August 2010 to December 2010. Selected as a Visiting Professor by MHRD, New Delhi (India) to teach at AIT Bangkok, Thailand for one term of 16 weeks from January 2008 to May 2008. Selected as a Visiting Professor by ISTE New Delhi for the academic year 2007-2008 to visit any technical institution in India to deliver few lectures.

Included in the panel of Expert Members, AICTE-NBA, India

12. Details of Research Publications : 269 (A) International Journals : 86 (B) National Journals : 24 (C) International Conferences: 115 (C) National Conferences : 44 13. Books Published: Books Published by Springer Verlag, London, UK: 1. Decision Making in the Manufacturing Environment Using Graph theory and Fuzzy Multiple Attribute Decision Making Methods, Springer-Verlag London, UK, June 2007 (cited by researchers 126 times as on 29th January 2013 {please refer to Google Scholar for details}). 2. Advanced Modeling and Optimization of Manufacturing Processes: International Research and Development. Springer-Verlag London, UK, December 2010 (Refer to www.springerlink.com for details}). 3. Mechanical Design Optimization Using Advanced Optimization Techniques. Springer-Verlag London, UK, February 2012 (Refer to www.springerlink.com for details}). 4. Decision Making in the Manufacturing Environment Using Graph theory and Fuzzy Multiple Attribute Decision Making Methods (Volume-2), Springer-Verlag London, UK, 2013 (Refer to www.springerlink.com for details}). Book Chapters published by International Publishers 1. Multi-objective optimization of multi-pass milling process parameters using artificial bee colony algorithm. Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing, Nova Science Publishers, USA 2. Process parameter optimization of advanced finishing processes using PSO and SA algorithms. Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing, Nova Science Publishers, USA 3. Modeling and optimization of parameters of GMAW process. Optimization Methods in Manufacturing, IGI Global Publishers, USA. 4. Vendor selection in supply chain using particle swarm optimization algorithm, Excel Books, India

Books Published by Indian Publishers 1. Fundamentals of Machining and Machine Tools. S.K.Kataria and Sons Publishers, New Delhi, 1997. 2. Metal Cutting and Machine Tools. S.K.Kataria and Sons Publishers, New Delhi, 1998. 3. Design and Manufacturing. S.K.Kataria and Sons Publishers, New Delhi, 1998. 14. Additional Information: (a). Major Administrative Responsibilities Coordinator, QIP Centre of SV NIT for a term of 2 years (2012 onwards) Head, Mechanical Engineering Department at SV NIT Surat for a term of 3 years (2007-2010) Dean, College of Engineering at SMVD University, Jammu (July 2005 November 2006) Head, Mechanical Engineering Department (PG Stream) at Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore (2003 2005) Head, Mechanical & Production Engineering Department at BCET Gurdaspur (during May 2001 May 2003) Warden, Boys Hostel at SLIET Longowal (during 1994 - 1996) Worked either as a Chairman or Member of various committees constituted at departmental and institutional levels at BCET Gurdaspur, KCT Coimbatore, SMVD University and at SVNIT Surat.

(b). Awards: Elsevier CAD Journals Most Cited Award 2013 Fellowship Award of the Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering (IIIE), Navi Mumbai (October 31, 2012) Lifetime Achievement Award declared by the Organizers of the International Conference on Agile Manufacturing during 16-19 December 2012 conducted by the Dept. of Mech. Engg. of IIT (BHU) Varanasi Rashtriya Gaurav award by the India International Friendship Society, New Delhi, 2011 Received Best Research Paper Award of ISNT Journal, India for 2010 Received the Meritorious Award from IIAS Canada in 2008 for innovative research work

Received Best Research Paper Award of IIIE Journal, India for 2006 Received ISTE-New Delhi National Award for the year 2001 for "Best Research Work Done" Received Gold Medal for B. Tech. Studies Topped throughout the academic career during studies and received merit scholarships by the State Govt. of A. P., India

(c). Conferences conducted: National Conferences: National Conference on Environmentally Conscious Design and Manufacturing (23-24 July 2004) National Conference on Emerging Trends in Mechanical Engineering during 4-5 June 2007

National Conference on Recent Trends in Design and Manufacturing Technologies (17-18 March 2005) International Conferences: International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering (ICAME 2008) held at SVNIT Surat during 15-17 December 2008 Second International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering (ICAME 2009) held at SVNIT Surat during 3-5 August 2009 Third International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering (ICAME 2010) held at SVNIT Surat during 4-6 January 2010 Fourth International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering (ICAME) held at SVNIT Surat during 23-25 September 2010 Fifth International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering (ICAME) held at SVNIT Surat during 06-08 June 2011

(d). Editorship of International Journals (Editor-in-Chief/Guest Editor): International Journal of Applied Evolutionary Computation, IGI Global Publishers, USA (Associate Editor) and Mechanical

International Journal of Materials, Manufacturing Engineering, IGI Publishers, USA (Associate Editor)

International Journal of Mechatronics and Intelligent Manufacturing, Nova Science Publishers, USA (Guest Editor: 2 issues) International Journal of Design Engineering, Inderscience Publishers, UK (Guest Editor: 1 issue)

International Journal of Materials and Engineering Inderscience Publishers, UK (Guest Editor: 2 issues)

Innovation,

International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Industrial Engineering, Serials Publications, New Delhi (Editor-in-Chief, 2009-2011) International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems, Serials Publications, New Delhi (Editor-in-Chief, 2009-2011)

International Journal of Advances in Thermal Sciences and Engineering, Serials Publications, New Delhi (Editor-in-Chief, 2009-2011) (e). Editorial Board Membership of International Journals: International Journal of Industrial Engineering Computations, Growing Science Publishers, Canada International Journal of Decision Science Letters, Growing Science Publishers, Canada Scientia Iranica, Elsevier ISRN Aerospace Engineering, Hindwai, USA Advances in Robotics Research, Technopress, South Korea International Journal of Network and Mobile Technologies, HPU, Hong Kong International Journal of Engineering Project, Production Management, NUS Singapore International Journal of Mechatronics and Intelligent Manufacturing, Nova Science Publishers, USA International Journal of Sustainable Engineering and Renewable Energy, Nova Science Publishers, USA International Journal of Machining and Forming Technologies, Nova Science Publishers, USA International Journal of Decision Support Systems Technology, IGI Publishers, USA. International Journal of Modern Manufacturing Technology, Serials Publications, New Delhi ISST Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh REASON-Technical Magazine of Kalyani Govt. Engg. College, West Bengal

Editorial Board Membership of National Journals:

(f). Reviewer of International Journals: IIE Transactions-Design & Manufacturing, Taylor & Francis, UK International Journal of Production Research, Taylor & Francis, UK International Journal of Engg. Tribology, IMechE, UK International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Springer, UK Arabian Journal of Science and Engineering, Springer, UK International Journal of Applied Evolutionary Computation, IGI Global, USA International Journal of Robotics& Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Elsevier, USA. International Journal of Machining and Machinability of Materials, Inderscience, UK. International Journal of Engineering Optimzation, Taylor & Francis, UK Information Sciences, Elsevier, USA International Journal of Materials & Product Technology, Inderscience, UK. Energy, Elsevier International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems, Inderscience, UK. Journal of Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Elsevier, USA Journal of Engineering Manufacture, IMechE, UK Journal of Engineering Tribology, IMechE, UK Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, Taylor & Francis, UK International Journal of Vehicle Design, Inderscience, UK International Journal of Computers & Industrial Engineering, Elsevier, USA International Journal of Mathematical and Computer Modeling, Elsevier, USA International Journal of Applied Thermal Engineering, Elsevier, USA International Journal of Management Research News, USA ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, ASME, USA International Journal of Production Research, Taylor & Francis, UK European Journal of Industrial Engineering, Inderscience, UK International Journal of Manufacturing Research, Inderscience, UK Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, Springer, UK

International Journal of Decision Support Systems and Technology, USA International Journal of Information Technologies and Systems Approach, USA International Journal of Applied Mathematical Modeling, Elsevier, USA. International Journal of Decision sciences, Elsevier, USA. International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, Elsevier, USA. Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Springer, Germany. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Elsevier, USA Machining Science & Technology, Taylor & Francis, UK Chemical Engineering Research and Design, Elsevier International Journal of Mechanics of Time-Dependant Springer, UK Decision Support Systems and Technology, Elsevier, USA Research in Engineering Design, Springer Journal of King Saud University - Computer and Information Sciences IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, Taylor & Francis, UK Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering, Wiley, USA Engineering Optimization, Taylor & Francis, UK Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, Elsevier, USA Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Springer International Journal of Refrigeration, Elsevier International Journal of Applied Soft Computing, Elsevier, USA
International Journal of Industrial Engineering Computations, Canada

Materials,

SME-Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Elsevier, USA International Journal of Enterprise Network Management, Inderscience, UK Grey Systems: Theory and Application, Emerald Insight Science China Information Sciences, China Scientia Iranica, Elsevier Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE A, China IEEE Conferences on Automation Science and Engineering Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC-2012, CEC-2013 SEMCCO-2012 AIMTDR-2012 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence 2013 (SSCI 2013) Etc

(g). Short Term Training Programs Organized: 20 (h). Expert Lectures Delivered: More than 150 (including those at TUL Liberec (Czech Republic), IIT Kanpur, IIT-BHU Varanasi, IIITM Gwalior, RGPV Bhopal, Anna University Chennai, MITS Gwalior, NITs, Deemed/Private Universities/engineering colleges, and Essar Industries). These lectures are based on advanced engineering optimization techniques and their applications and Research Methodology. (i). Membership of Professional Societies: o Fellow, Institution of Engineers (India), Kolkata o Fellow, Indian Institution of Production Engineers (IIPE) o Member, Operational Research Society of India (ORSI) o Life Member, Indian Society of Technical Education (ISTE) o Life Member, Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering (IIIE), Navi Mumbai o Executive Council Member of IIIE during 2008-2009 o Life Member, Indian Society of Mechanical Engineers (ISME), New Delhi (j). Research projects completed: 3 (Completed) + 2 (ongoing) (k). International Collaboration Research Projects/Workshops: Indo-Austrian Joint Research Project on Environmentally Conscious Design and Manufacturing of Products Application of MADM Methods Funding Agency: DST, India & BMWF, Austria Duration: 2 years (2011-2013) Co-Investigator: Prof. F.Bleicher, Technical University of Vienna, Austria Indo-Russian Joint Research Workshop: on Computational Intelligence and Modern Heuristics on Automation and Robotics Funding Agency: DST, India & RFBR, Russia Co-Coordinator: Prof. Vadim Zhmud, Novosibirsk State Technical University, Russia The Workshop was held successfully during 20-22 September 2010 Second Russian-Indian Joint Research Workshop: on Computational Intelligence and Modern Heuristics on Automation and Robotics Funding Agency: DST, India & RFBR, Russia

Co-Coordinator: Prof. Vadim Zhmud, Novosibirsk State Technical University, Russia The joint Workshop was held successfully during 10-13 September 2011 (l). No. of Ph.D. candidates guided: 05 (awarded)+01(Submitted) + 05 ongoing (m). Countries visited: Hong Kong (3), Czech Republic, Russia (2), Thailand (2), Germany (2), Singapore (2), South Korea, Turkey, Ukraine, and Austria. Selected Research Papers Published in Refereed International Journals (From 2010 Onwards) Title of Paper Multi-objective optimization of heat exchangers using a modified teachinglearning-based optimization algorithm Multi-objective optimization of two stage thermoelectric cooler using a modified teachinglearning-based optimization algorithm Comparative performance of teaching-learningbased optimization method for solving complex unconstrained optimization problems Authors R. V. Rao V.K.Patel International Journal Applied Mathematical Modeling (Elsevier) Page No. 37(3), 1147-1162 Year 2013

R. V. Rao V.K.Patel

Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence (Elsevier)

26(1), 430- 2013 445

R. V. Rao V. Patel

International Journal of Industrial Engineering Computations (Growing Science, Canada)

Accepted for publication , 4(1)

2013

An improved teachinglearning-based optimization algorithm for solving unconstrained optimization problems Parameter optimization of modern machining processes using teachinglearning-based optimization algorithm Parameter optimization of modern machining processes using teachinglearning-based optimization algorithm Multi-objective optimization of combined Brayton and inverse Brayton cycle using advanced optimization algorithms Teaching-learning-based optimization algorithm for unconstrained and constrained real parameter optimization problems A note on Selection of cutting parameters in side milling operation using graph theory and matrix approach Euclidean distance based approach as a multiple attribute decision making method for manufacturing

R. V. Rao V. Patel

Scientia Iranica (Elsevier)

DOI:10.10 2013 16/j.scient. 2012.12.00 5 DOI: 2013 10.1007/s0 0170-0124524-2

P. J. Pawar R. V. Rao

R. V. Rao V.D.Kalyankar

International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (Springer Verlag, UK) Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence (Elsevier) Engineering Optimization (Taylor & Francis, UK)

25 (8), 2012 1577-1588

R. V. Rao V.K.Patel

44(8), 965- 2012 982

R. V. Rao V.J.Savsani J.Balic

Engineering Optimization (Taylor & Francis, UK)

44(12), 1447-1462

2012

R. V. Rao

R. V. Rao D.Singh F.Bleicher C.Dorn

International Journal 61, of Advanced 858 Manufacturing Technology (Springer, UK) International Journal 2(3) of Multicriteria decision making (Inderscience, UK)

855- 2012

2012

situations Parameter optimization of machining processes using a new optimization method Multi-objective multiparameter optimization of the industrial LBW process using a new optimization algorithm An elitist teachinglearning-based optimization method for solving complex constrained optimization problems A chaotic quantumbehaved particle swarm approach applied to optimization of heat exchangers A note on An alternative multiple attribute decision making methodology for solving optimal facility layout design selection problems Weighted Euclidean distance based approach as a multiple attribute decision making method for plant or facility layout design selection Teaching-learning-basedoptimization: An optimization method for continuous non-linear

R. V. Rao V.D.Kalyankar

Materials and Manufacturing Processes (Taylor & Francis) Journal of Engineering Manufacture (IMechE, UK)

27(9), 978- 2012 985

R. V. Rao V.D.Kalyankar

226(6), 1018-1025

2012

R. V. Rao V.K. Patel

International Journal 3(4), 535of Industrial 560 Engineering Computations (Growing Science, Canada) Applied Thermal Engineering (Elsevier) 42,119128

2012

V.C.Mariani A.Duck F.A.Guerra L.S.Coelho R. V. Rao R. V. Rao

2012

R. V. Rao D.Singh

R. V. Rao V. J. Savsani D.P.Vakharia

International Journal 3(3), 519of Industrial 524 Engineering Computations (Growing Science, Canada) International Journal 3, 365-382 of Industrial Engineering Computations (Growing Science, Canada) Information 183(1), 1Sciences (Elsevier) 15

2012

2012

2012

large scale problems Selection of welding mechanisms for ship building industry Industrial robot selection using a novel decision making method Optimization of mechanical draft counter flow wet-cooling tower using artificial bee colony algorithm Evaluating flexible manufacturing systems using Euclidean distancebased integrated approach Design optimization of shell and tube heat exchangers using swarm optimization algorithms Design optimization of rotary generator using artificial bee colony algorithm Teaching-learning-basedoptimization: a novel method for constrained mechanical design problems Novel method for decision making in the manufacturing environment A hybrid multiple attribute decision making method for solving problems of

A.G.Kamble R.V.Rao R. V. Rao B.K. Patel M. Parnichkun R. V. Rao, V.K.Patel

International Journal of Applied Engineering Robotics and Autonomous Systems (Elsevier) Energy Conversion and Management (Elsevier)

1(2), 76-84 2011

59(6), 367- 2011 375 52(7), 2611-2622 2011

R. V. Rao D.singh

International Journal 3(1/2), 32of Decision 53 Sciences, Risk and Management (Inderscience, UK) Journal of Power and Energy (IMechE, UK) Journal of Power and Energy (IMechE, UK) Computer-Aided Design (Elsevier) 225(5), 619-634

2011

R. V. Rao V.K. Patel

2011

R. V. Rao V.K. Patel

225(8), 1088-1098

2011

R. V. Rao, V.J.Savsani D.P.Vakharia

43(3), 303- 2011 315

R. V. Rao B.K. Patel

D.Singh R. V. Rao

Journal of 225(3), 2011 Engineering 422-434 Manufacture (IMechE, UK) International Journal 2, 631644 2011 of Industrial Engineering

industrial environment

Computations (Growing Science, Canada) A.G.Kamble R.V.Rao International Journal 2(1), 1-6 of Manufacturing Technology and Industrial Engineering 2011

Development of Mathematical Models for Prediction of Weld Bead Geometry for AISI 430 Grade of steel for GMAW welding process Selection of cricket players using analytic hierarchy process A subjective and objective integrated multiple attribute decision making method for material selection Parameter optimization of a multi-pass milling process using advanced optimization algorithms Grinding process parameter optimization using advanced optimization algorithms Multi-objective Optimization of Grinding Process Parameters Using Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm A decision-making methodology for best product End-Of-Life scenario selection using

A.G.Kamble R.V.Rao A.V.Kale S.P.Samant R. V. Rao B.K. Patel

International Journal 5(4), 207of Sports Science 212 and Engineering Materials and Design (Elsevier) 41(10), 4738-4747

2011

2010

R. V. Rao, P. J. Pawar

Applied Soft Computing (Elsevier) Journal of Engineering Manufacture (IMechE, UK) Materials and Manufacturing Processes (Taylor & Francis, UK)

10 (2), 445-456

2010

R. V. Rao, P.J. Pawar

224(6), 887-898

2010

R. V. Rao, P.J. Pawar

25(6), 424- 2010 431

R. V. Rao T.S.Rajesh

International Journal 1(3), 278of Sustainable 292 Design (Inderscience, UK)

2010

an improved compromise ranking method An improved grey relational analysis as a decision making method for manufacturing situations Optimization of process parameters of mechanical type advanced machining processes using a simulated annealing algorithm Optimal weight design of a gear train using particle swarm optimization and simulated annealing algorithms Selection of best product end-of-life scenario using digraph and matrix methods Process parameters modeling and optimization of wire electric discharge Machining.

R. V. Rao, D. Singh

International Journal 2(1/2), 1of Decision 23 Sciences, Risk and Management (Inderscience, UK) International Journal 37(1/2), of Materials and 83-101 Product Technology (Inderscience, UK)

2010

R. V. Rao, P.J. Pawar, J. P. Davim

2010

R. V. Rao, V. J. Savsani, D. P. Vakharia

Mechanisms & Machine Theory (Elsevier)

45(3), 531- 2010 541

R. V. Rao. K.K. Padmanabhan R. V. Rao P.J. Pawar

International Journal 21(4), 455- 2010 of Engineering 472 Design (Taylor & Francis, UK) Advances in Production Engineering and Management (University of Maribor Press, Slovenia) Journal of Mechatronics and Intelligent Manufacturing (Nova Science, USA) International Journal of Thermal Sciences 5(3), 139150 2010

Parameter optimization of R. V. Rao an injection molding P.J. Pawar process using artificial bee colony algorithm.

2(1-2), 6873

2010

Thermodynamic optimization of cross flow

R. V. Rao V.K. Patel

49(9), 1712-1721

2010

plate-fin heat exchanger using a particle swarm optimization algorithm Design of shell and tube heat exchanger using particle swarm optimization technique. Decision making in the manufacturing environment using an improved PROMETHEE method

(Elsevier)

R. V. Rao V.K. Patel

Applied Thermal Engineering (Elsevier)

30(11-12), 1417-1425

2010

R.V. Rao, B.K. Patel

International Journal 48(16), of Production 4665-4682 Research (Taylor & Francis, UK)

2010