Dr. Vimal Edachery

Assistant Professor

Office: Room No: Machine Design Section 

Tel: (O) : +91 44 2257 4687
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Dr. Vimal Edachery received his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, in 2021 and continued his research as a Research Associate at IISc. He acquired his M. Tech from the National Institute of Technology Karnataka and B. Tech from the Govt. College of Engineering Kannur. He was working as a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of Padova, Italy, before joining IIT Madras in 2022.

His research interests include Macro-Micro Tribology, Surface Science and Engineering, Tribology of 2D nanomaterials, Eco-Friendly Lubricants, Electric Vehicle Lubrication, Corrosion, and Implant Biomaterials.

Awards & Honors

  1. Indian Institute of Science- Institute Research Associateship
  2. Distinguished Paper Award in the I4AM-International Conference on Industry 4.0 and Advanced
  3. International Nanotribology Forum Travel Grand, INF-2020

Selected Publications

  1. Edachery, Vimal, R. Shashank, and Satish V. Kailas. “Influence of surface texture directionality and roughness on wettability, sliding angle, contact angle hysteresis, and lubricant entrapment capability.” Tribology International 158 (2021): 106932.
  2. Edachery, Vimal, et al. “Influence of surface roughness frequencies and roughness parameters on lubricant wettability transitions in micro-nano scale hierarchical surfaces.” Tribology International 165 (2022): 107316.
  3. Edachery, Vimal, et al. “The role of surface topography and normal load in the initiation of ratchetting-peak friction, seizure, scuffing, and elastic shakedown.” Journal of Tribology 144.2 (2022).
  4. Kumar, Santosh, Vimal Edachery, et.al. “Influence of surface roughness, friction coefficient, and wrap angle on clinching joint strength and its correlation with belt friction phenomenon.” Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology 236, no. 2 (2022): 326-337.
  5. Singh, Neera, Vimal Edachery, Monika Rajput, Kaushik Chatterjee, Satish V. Kailas, and K. G. Prashanth. “Ti6Al7Nb–TiB nanocomposites for ortho-implant applications.” Journal of Materials Research (2022): 1-11.