Welcome to ITME 2021
Innovative Technologies in Mechanical Engineering (ITME-2021) is going to be held in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, KIET Group of Institutions, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India on December 17-18, 2021 (hybrid mode online / offline). This international Conference is jointly organized by KIET and London South Bank University (LSBU) in collaboration with SRUC Edinburgh, TIET India and EPSRC DSMN. This conference is sponsored by Royal Academy of Engineering UK. The aim of the conference is to provide a forum to researchers around the globe to explore and discuss on various aspects of engineering. The conference consists of various sessions and includes keynote and parallel sessions. Each session will be addressed by outstanding experts (National and International) who will highlight the recent advances in various facets of mechanical engineering. It will also oﬀer the budding researchers an opportunity to present their work in front of eminent experts of their research areas. Discussion on the latest innovations, trends and practical concerns and challenges faced in these research areas are also encouraged. Innovation will bring added value and widen the employment base. The present conference attempt to establish some robust and mutual interactions and cooperation with scientific educational, governmental and non- governmental organizations, and industries across local, national and international levels.
KIET Group of Institutions, A 23 year old educational institute having 6000+ students on its roll empowered with 350+highly qualiﬁed full-time faculty to nurture our students along with a rich alumni base of 16000 + students spread in all the nooks and corners of the world.
KIET Group of Institutions has vision: “To achieve excellence in technical education and create competent professionals for industry & Socio-economic development to meet National and International Needs” . The eﬀort of the institute in imparting Technical education has been recognized in terms of achieving 176th Rank in Engineering & Ranked in the Band of 76-100 in Pharmacy in National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF)-India Ranking 2021 and awarded as 'Band A' Institution (among Top 25 Institutions) in the category of 'Private/Self-Financed College/Institutes' in ARIIA 2020 rankings. KIET is also a recipient of the AICTE-Utkrisht Sansthan Viswakarma Award (USVA) 2020 (II position) in the category-3 (Material/Product manufactured/Developed). KIET has been continuously following its vision resulting in the establishment of Technology Business Incubator (TBI) in 2007. TBI-KIET is jointly promoted by NSTEDB, Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India and KIET Group of Institutions.
Department of Mechnical Engineering
The Department of Mechnical Engineering at KIET was established in 1999 with the objective to impart quality education in the core field of Mechanical Engineering. The department aims to create bright professionals and to disseminate knowledge to serve the society. ME department has consistently provided world class education and research exposure to all its students at KIET. The faculty in the Mechanical engineering department is highly qualified, experienced and dedicated. The department was accredited in the year 2005, 2009, 2015 and 2018 by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) of AICTE. The department is running under graduate courses awardingundergraduate and Postgraduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering. With newer opportunities identified, the department has now established a strong industry-academia relationship via its two active centres of excellence in the areas of:
- Center of Automotive Mechatronics in collaboration with Mercedes-Benz India Pvt. Ltd.,
- Centre of Advanced Woodworking (CAW) in collaboration with BIESSE Manufacturing Biesse Manufacturing Co. Pvt Ltd..
SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING, LSBU, UK
London South Bank University (LSBU) is one of London's largest and oldest university with over 125 years of experience providing engineering skills. The university has a good track record of participation in EU-funded programmes, including many in FP6, FP7 and Horizon 2020 and has previously coordinated MANANO (FP7-PEOPLE-2010-ITN Project 264710). LSBU has a healthy track record of managing grants from the UK Research Councils, Government departments and the European Commission, as well as industry and charities, and has internal systems in place to support large, multi-partner projects. LSBU has a long tradition and strong commitment to both fundamental and applied research in the areas of electronics and structural materials, sustainable design and manufacture as well as multistage simulations using finite element and atomic simulations. In Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), a five-year national review of research carried out in UK, 80% of the research in 'Genetic Engineering' was given the two highest quality ratings (4* and 3*) for their research impact. LSBU owns a wide range of manufacturing facilities and equipment including latest Computer numeric control (CNC); 3D printing technologies, laser cutting; plasma spraying as well as high-performance computing with one of the newest standard HPC recently bought and established in its Croydon Campus. The material characterization facilities include SEM, XRD, FTIR, TGA, scanning acoustic microscopy, micro Raman, atomic force microscope, nano indentation etc. The university has an extensive training infrastructure with nearly 1000 employers using LSBU to train approximately 4500 of their staﬀ each year and over 150 subject matter expertise (SME) from various major companies that have formed commercial research partnership. In recent times, LSBU is contributing its eﬀorts to the GCRF funded SUNRISE programme. EPSRC NetworkPlus programme, TFI Networkplus funded feasibility studies. Royal Academy of Engineering sponsored Pandemic preparedness award and the Royal Society funded Newton International Fellowship awards among many high value projects currently running.
EPSRC NETWORKPLUS ON DIGITALISED SURFACE MANUFACTURING
The EPSRC sponsored DSM Network Plus is a £1million investment by the EPSRC to bring together the diverse expertise and capabilities in UK academia to enhance digitalization in surface manufacturing and to move the sector forward to meet the Industry 4.0 challenges. Led by the University of Manchester, the Network started with 4 academic partners initially and has quickly engulfed more than 800 registered members within a year of its existence. While for industries, it is a go to place, to seek advice on how digitalization can facilitate their businesses, for early stage researchers and other academics, it is a network to be associated with to receive right mentoring and be abreast of the latest in the field of digitalized coatings (https://digitalisedsurfacemanufacturing.com)