Dr. Arunachalam, N.

Assistant ProfessorArunachalam

Office:Room No 104, Manufacturing Engineering Section
Tel: (O) : +91 44 2257 4722
Email :
Personal webpage: https://sites.google.com/site/iitmchalam


Dr. N. Arunachalam received his B.E in Mechanical Engineering from College of Engineering, Guindy (1994-98), Anna University and his M.E (Manufacturing) from MIT Anna University(1999-2001) further his PhD is from Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai during 2010. He worked as a Research Engineer at General Electric, GRC, Bangalore, India for three years from 2011 to 2013 prior to joining IIT Madras.

His research interests center around High Performance Manufacturing, which includes

  • Industry 4.0 Implementation and Practices
  • Sensors, Signal processing (Feature extraction & Selection), Model building using machine learning techniques, Decision making models
  • Development of Physics/Data driven Predictive models to assess the process induced damage in grinding, milling, EDM and 3-D printing processes
  • Prognostics and health management of machine tools (PHMMT)
  • Advanced micro and nano level polishing process development
  • Metrology in Production Lines

Awards & Honors

    1. Merit award for securing the highest mark (99%) in HSC Mathematics subject
    2. Executive Member Society of Mechanical Engineers at College of Engineering Guindy for the year (1997-98)
    3. Expertise award for the contribution in combustor health monitoring project at GE, 2012
    4. Recognized with an award for successfully organizing the PHM conference at GE, JFWTC, 2012
    5. Expertise award for the contribution in PHM project at GE, 2013
    6. Giri Brothers memorial Prize to Mr. Madhav Dubey (M.Tech student of Dr.N.Arunachalam) (Best M.Tech project in Mechanical Engineering for the year July 2015.
    7. Sivasailam Merit Prize Mr.T.K.Balasaravanan for best individual project in B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering for the year 2016 (B.Tech student of Dr.N.Arunachalam).
    8. Subramanian Rajalakshmi Indira (S.R.I) Endowment Prize awarded Mr.T.K.Balasaravanan for best B.Tech student with best Inter-disciplinary project for the year 2016, (B.Tech student of Dr.N.Arunachalam).
    9. T.K.Balasaravanan & N.Arunachalam won Best Student Project Showcase Award for the project titled ” IOT enabled smart CNC milling machine”  in ‘Manufacturing Today Summit’ organized by Aditya Birla Group and ITP publishing ,2016.
    10. Carbon Zero Challenge (CZC) Technical Excellence Award Winners under the topic Intelligent Lighting Systems for the year 2017-2018 – Mentored by Dr.N.Arunachalam


  1. M.S.Ramachandra Rao, N.Arunachalam, K.Ramasubramanian, Development of a method for realizing a highly adhesive CVD grown boron doped diamond graded layer on WC-Co for cutting tool applications, – Indian Patent -201741015018.


Selected Journal Publications

  1. J.Rajaguru, N.Arunachalam, Investigation on machining induced surface and subsurface modifications on the stress corrosion crack growth behaviour of super duplex stainless steel, Corrosion Science, Volume 141, 15, 2018, pp. 230-242- (IF:4.862)
  2. Vignesh.V.Shanbhag, Bernard. F.Rolfe, N. Arunachalam, Michael. P.Pereirab, Investigating wear behaviour in sheet metal stamping using acoustic emissions, Wear, Vol. 414–415, 15, 2018, Pages 31-42 – (IF:2.960)
  3. Suya Prem Anand, P., Arunachalam.N, Vijayaraghavan, L., Effect of grinding on subsurface modification of pre-sintered zirconia under different cooling and lubrication conditions. Journal of Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 2018, 36, 122-130- (IF:3.239)
  4. Suya Prem Anand, P., Arunachalam, N., Vijayaraghavan, L., Study on grinding of pre-sintered zirconia using diamond wheel, Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 2018, 33 (6), 634 – 643,- (IF:2.669)
  5. P.Suya Prem Anand, N.Arunachalam and L .Vijayaraghavan, Performance of Diamond and SiC wheels on grinding of bio-ceramic material under MQL condition, ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol.139,No.12,191-200 – (IF:2.578)
  6. K Ramasubramanian, N Arunachalam, MSR Rao, Investigation on tribological behaviour of boron doped diamond coated cemented tungsten carbide for cutting tool applications, Surface and Coatings Technology, 332, 332-340,2017 (IF-2.906)
  7. T.Aravind, N.Arunachalam, Xavier Kennedy, Physical insights about magnetic flux distribution and its effect on surface roughness in MR fluid based finishing process, Material Research Express (Accepted)  (IF : 1.12)
  8. K.G.Anbarasu, L.Vijayaraghavan, N.Arunachalam, Experimental study on surface generation in optical glass with fluid jet polishing process, International Journal of Abrasive Technology, 2018 Vol.8, No.3, pp.245 – 260 ( IF : 0.5)

Peer Reviewed Transactions

  1. Kalpana Kannan, N.Arunachalam, Aakash Chawla, Sundararajan Natarajan, Multi-Sensor Data Analytics for Grinding Wheel Redress Life Estimation- An Approach towards Industry 4.0, Procedia Manufacturing, Volume 26, 2018, Pages 1230-1241. (46th SME North American Manufacturing Research Conference, NAMRC 46, Texas, USA). (IF- 0.798)
  2. Kunal Tiwari, AmeerShaik, N.Arunachalam, Tool wear prediction in end milling of Ti-6Al-4V through Kalman filter based fusion of texture features and cutting forces, Procedia Manufacturing, Volume 26, 2018, Pages 1459-1470. (46th SME North American Manufacturing Research Conference, NAMRC 46, Texas, USA)-(IF- 0.798)
  3. R.Dwaraka and N.Arunachalam, Investigation on non-invasive process monitoring of Die Sinking EDM using Acoustic Emission signals, Procedia Manufacturing, Volume 26, 2018, Pages 1471-1482- (IF- 0.798)
  4. T.K.Balasaravanan, R.Bhattacharyya, J.Siegel, N. Arunachalam  and Sanjay E. Sarma, Development of an Internet of Things enabled Manufacturing system for tool wear characterization, IEEE ROMA, 2017
  5. K.Ramasubramanian, N.Arunachalama, M.S. Ramachandra Rao, A Study on CVD Diamond Coated Cutting Tools Wear Performance using Vibration and Acoustic Emission Signals, Procedia CIRP, Volume 72, 2018, Pages 1415-1420-(IF- 0.982)
  6. KalpanaKannan, N.Arunachalam, Grinding wheel redress life estimation using force and surface texture analysis, Procedia CIRP, Volume 72, 2018, Pages 1439-1444-(IF- 0.982)