An International Conference on PRECISION, MESO, MICRO, AND NANO ENGINEERING December 13-15, 2013,
Kerala, India
email : copen8


First COPEN was hosted by Indian Institute of Technology Madras in the year 2000. Subsequent editions were organized by PSG College of Technology Coimbatore in 2002, Central Manufacturing Institute Bangalore in 2003, Jadavpur University Kolkata in 2005, College of Enginering Trivandrum in 2007,PSG College of Technology and Amrita School of Engineering Coimbatore in 2009, and College of Engineering Pune in 2011. The eighth in the series is scheduled to be held during 13-15 December 2013 at NIT Calicut, Kerala, India.


1. Prof. K.P. Rajurkar K.P. Rajurkar, a distinguished Professor of Engineering at the College of Engineering University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is the founder and Director of the Center for Nontraditional Manufacturing Research and Professor of Mechanical and Martials Engineering. He served as the interim Chairman of the Industrial and Management Systems Engineering department. He served as Program Director of Manufacturing Machines and Equipment at the National Science Foundation. He was Chairman of the Manufacturing Systems Engineering Graduate Program of the College of Engineering (1988-99). He is a Fellow of ASME, SME and International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP). He has more than 130 refereed publications and nearly 125 technically edited papers which were published in conference proceedings. His research specializes in macro, micro and nano scale machining. He has received several awards for his research, teaching and service.

2. Prof. Mustafizur Rahman Mustafizur Rahman is currently with the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the National University of Singapore. His research interests include Ultra-precision machining, micro/nano machining, design and development of machine tools and devices for micro/nano machining, and high speed machining of difficult-to-machine materials. Some of his latest research areas are: Hybrid simultaneous EDM/ECM, Ductile mode machining of brittle materials, Machining of freeform features based on Digital Images. He has received William Jonson Gold Medal for Life Time Achievement in Material Processing Research and Teaching in 2009, the Leading Edge Manufacturing Achievement Award from the JSME in 2005, and IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award in 2003, A M Strickland Prize from IMechE in 2009. He has authored more than 400 journal and conference papers.

3. Prof. Shiv Gopal Kapoor

Shiv Gopal KapoorDr. Shiv Gopal Kapoor, a distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering at COLLEGE OF ENGINEERINGUNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN. For almost thirty (30) years he is doing research in the areas of manufacturing process modeling and process automation. For the past ten years, with other colleagues at UIUC and Northwestern, he has been engaged in laying the foundation of a new manufacturing paradigm related to micro/meso-scale mechanical manufacturing. He honored with S. M. Wu Research Implementation Award, 2010, Blackall Machine Tool and Gage Award (for best research paper), American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2008, Education Award, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), 2005, Grayce Wicall Gauthier Chair in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, 2005-date, Distinguished Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, 2005-2009, William T. Ennor Manufacturing Technology Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2003

4. Prof. Shreyes N. Melkote

MelkoteDr. Shreyes N. Melkote is the Morris M. Bryan, Jr., Professor for Advanced Manufacturing Systems in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech. He also serves as Associate Director of the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute. Dr. Melkote’s current research activities are in precision machining, photovoltaic manufacturing, hybrid micromanufacturing, and wireless process monitoring. He received his B.Tech. (Hons.) degree from I.I.T. Kharagpur in India and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University in 1993. He did post-doctoral work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign prior to joining the Georgia Tech faculty in 1995. Dr. Melkote is a recipient of several honors including the ASME Blackall Machine Tool and Gage Award, the SME Dell K. Allen Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award and several Best Paper Awards at leading ASME and SME conferences. He is Fellow of the ASME, an Associate Member of the CIRP, and Secretary of the North American Manufacturing Research Institution of the SME (NAMRI/SME).

5. Prof. Satish T.S. Bukkapatnam

satish.bmpDr. Satish Bukkapatnam, currently working as a Professor inOklahoma State University,School of Industrial Engineering and Management. He had served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California Los Angeles, and as a summer faculty consultant at the Naval Research Lab, Washington DC. His research in Sensor-based Modeling is a fundamentally new approach to improve quality and integrity of precision manufacturing machines and processes . His research thus far has yielded 25 publications in peer-reviewed journals, and 20 publications in refereed conference proceedings. This research has been the basis for 4 PhD theses He has developed courses in Manufacturing and Information Systems as offshoots from this research. He was a recipient of Alpha Pi Mu/ Omega Rho Outstanding Teacher of the Year in Industrial Systems Engineering, USC, and Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

6. Prof. Suhas Joshi Suhas S. Joshi, currently Professor in Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. His research areas are Modeling and development of micro-machining processes, Modeling of precision and ultra-precision machining processes. He worked as assistant manager in Tata locomotive and company, assistant manager in Kennametal, then he joined as a assistant professor in mechanical engineering department in IIT Bombay.He served as Associate Editor, Transactions of ASME, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering (2007- 2012), Associate Technical Editor, Machining Science and Technology, Taylor and Francis Publications (2010-13), Guest Editor, Special issue on "Electric Discharge- based Multi-scale Machining Processes and Systems", ‘International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems’ Inderscience Publishers (2011), Editorial Board Member, ‘International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems’ Inderscience Publishers

7. Prof. Nilesh J Vasa N. J. Vasa , currently working as Head of Department of Engineering Design in Indian Institute of Technology Madras. He has the memberships in Optical Society of America (OSA), Laser Society of Japan , Indian Laser Association (ILA), International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE). His research areas are Precision Engineering and Instrumentation, MEMS device, Laser technology, Remote sensing and opto-mechatronics device.


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