Dr. A. Praveen Kumar is presently working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, CMR Technical Campus, Hyderabad, Telangana. He acquired distinction in bachelor’s degree (mechanical engineering) and university first rank in master’s degree (engineering design) from Anna University, Chennai. He completed his Ph.D. degree in the area of crashworthiness of thin-walled structures from Anna University, Chennai. His major areas of research interests include metal forming simulation, composite materials and structures, impact loading of hybrid tubes, and use of light-weight materials in automotive applications. He has authored a book titled “Mechanical behaviour of hybrid jute/glass polymer composites” and co-authored a book titled “Development of Labyrinth Type Solar Thermal Energy Storage System" in Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany. He has published 24 research papers in reputed international journals and presented 10 papers in International/National conferences. He is currently an editorial board member in Journal of Transactions on Advancements in Science and Technology and reviewer in reputed journals like Journal of Industrial Textiles, International Journal of Crashworthiness, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, The Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering. He is also a life member of various professional bodies including Indian Society of Technical Education (ISTE), Association of Machines and Mechanisms (AMM), International Association of Engineers (IAE) and Indian Society of Mechanical Engineers (ISME).
Dr. Tatacipta Dirgantara is presently a Professor of Computational Mechanics in the Faculty of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Institut Teknologi Bandung (FMAE - ITB), Indonesia. Since June 2020, he has been appointed as the Dean of FMAE - ITB. He obtained both his bachelor’s and post graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Institut Teknologi Bandung, and completed his Ph.D. degree from Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom. He is also registered as a Professional Engineer from the Institution of Engineers Indonesia and ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations. He has more than 20 years’ experiences in research, teaching, consultancy, and training assignment at national as well as international level in the area of solid and structural mechanics, computational and experimental mechanics, fracture mechanics and bio mechanics. He has contributed towards more than 80 research papers in international and national journals and conferences, and owns several patents. He has authored a book titled “Boundary Element Analysis of Crack in Shear Deformable Plates and Shells”, and co-authored a book titled, "Boundary Element Methods in Engineering and Sciences, Computational and Experimental Methods in Structures. He is currently an editorial board member of the Journal of Engineering and Technological Sciences. He has also supervised more than 100 undergraduate, master and doctoral students.
Dr. P. Vamsi Krishna is currently working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Warangal, Telangana. He obtained his B.Tech degree in mechanical engineering and M.Tech degree in production engineering from S V University. He obtained his Ph.D degree with specialization In manufacturing engineering from Andhra University. He has more than 17 years’ of teaching experience in reputed engineering colleges and his areas of research interests include machining processes, application of solid lubricants in machining, application of nano materials in machining, sustainable manufacturing and composite materials. He has published 65 research papers in the reputed international journals, 38 papers in national/international conferences and owns a patent. He has co-authored a text book “Production Technology”, and authored a book chapter “Nano Cutting Fluids” in Metal working fluids book by Jerry P. Byers. He is currently an editorial board member of journals like American Journal of Mechanical Engineering (AJME), Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Research (NNR), American Journal of Nanomaterials (AJN), Journal of Production Research and Management (JoPRM), Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology, Horizon Research Publishing Corporation, and is also acting as a reviewer for various reputed international journals.