K.MURALIDHARAN
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Sona College of Technology, Salem – 636 005 India
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Particulars of Educational Qualification
Degree Institute University Subject Year of Graduation Percentage Class
B.E. Sona College of Technology Periyar University Mechanical 2002 73.05 First
M.E. Government College of Technology Anna University Internal Combustion Engineering 2004 72.52 First
Ph.D Sona College of Technology Anna University Alternate Fuel for I.C Engines 2013 Highly commended

Academic Experience
Name of the College Designation Joining Date Relieving Date Experience(yrs)
Muthayammal Engineering College Lecturer 17 Aug 2004 31 Dec 2005 1.5
Adhiyamaan College of Engineering Lecturer 02 Jan 2006 30 Apr 2008 2.4
KSR College of Technology Lecturer 02 June 2008 06 Nov 2008 0.5
Sona College of Technology Lecturer 07 Nov 2008 30 Nov 2009 1.2
Sona College of Technology Senior lecturer 1 Dec 2009 30 July 2010 1.3
Sona College of Technology Assistant Professor 01 Aug 2010 30 Nov 2011 0.8
Sona College of Technology Associate Professor 01 Dec 2011 Till date 4.3
Total 11.6

Ph.D Details
Title of Ph.D. Thesis Experimental Investigation of a Low Heat Rejection Diesel Engine using Pongamia Methyl Ester
Ph.D Supervisor Dr.D.Senthilkumar
Faculty in which Ph.D. was awarded Mechanical Engineering

List of publications

International Journal

  • Muralidharan.K and Senthilkumar.D, “Influence of fuel injection pressure on combustion and gas emissions in a TBC diesel engine fuelled with pongamia bio-fuel blends for sustainable environment”  Asian Journal of social sciences and humanities, ISSN 2249-7315, Vol.6 No.5, 2016.
  • Muralidharan.K, “Effect of Injection Pressure on Heat Release Rate and Emissions in CI Engine using Honge Bio-fuel” International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, ISSN 0973-4562 Vol. 10 No.50 ,2015.
  • Muralidharan.K and Senthilkumar.D, “Impact of Pongamia Bio-Fuel Blends and Thermal Barrier Coating in DI Diesel Engine for Sustainable Environment” Pensee, Vol. 76, No.2, 2014. ISSN 0031-4773. Impact factor: 0.063
  • KandasamyMuralidharan and PalanisamyGovindarajan, “The Effect of Bio-fuel blends and Fuel Injection Pressure on Diesel Engine Emission for Sustainable Environment”, American Journal of Environmental Sciences, 7(4); 377-382, 2011. ISSN 1553-345X.DOI: 10.3844/ajessp.2011.377.382
  • Muralidharan.K and Govindarajan.P, “Influence of Injection timing on the Performance and Emission Characteristics of DI Diesel Engine using PongamiaPinnata Methyl Ester”, European Journal of Scientific Research, Vol.59.No.3,pp.417-431,2011, ISSN 1450-216X.

National / International Conference

  • Muralidharan.K, Influence of combined Bio-fuels on naturally aspirated compression ignition engine, Narasus sarathy Institute of Technology, April 2016. 
  • Muralidharan.K, “ Effect of Injection Pressure on Heat Release Rate and Emissions in CI Engine using Honge bio-fuel blends and diesel”, Advancements in Mechanical, Industrial and Safety Engineering, KIOT, May 2015.
  • Muralidharan.K, “Effect of Honge Bio-fuel and diesel on performance and emission characteristics of DI diesel engine for sustainable environment” ISTE Regional Conference, Sona Collegeof Technology, Feb 2015.
  • Muralidharan.K, “Thermal Analysis of Al-Al2O3 composite diesel engine piston alloy using Ansys”, Sangli University, Maharastra, Jan 2005.

R&D Focus
  • Development of binary, tertiary and quaternary biodiesel blends as fuel for diesel engine.
  • Studies on Thin film thermal barrier coated diesel engine.

Guest Lecture / Jury/Seminar delivery
Feb 2010 Delivered Guest Lecture for students registered in Post Graduate Diploma-Industrial Safety Engineering and covered courses Safety Management, Fire safety Engineering, Occupational Health and Hygiene Management and Environmental Management under Anna University, Coimbatore.
Sep 2011 Delivered Guest Lecture titled ‘Heavy Duty Engine Service and Maintenance’ for Young Engineers in the Orientation Program organized by KMC Consultancy Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad.
Sep 2012 Judge for Thermal Session in a National Level Technical Paper Presentation for Mechanical Engineering Students conducted bySona college of Technology.
Aug 2013 Jury for Thermal Session in a National Level Technical Paper Presentation for Mechanical Engineering Students conducted by Knowledge Institute of Technology, Salem.
Aug 2014 Panel Judge for Automobile Session in a National Level Technical Paper Presentation for Mechanical Engineering Students conducted bySona college of Technology.
Aug 2015 Delivered Intramural Lecture on ‘Vehicular Air Pollution and Control’ at Sona college of Technology.
Feb 2016 Received Award of excellence for the outstanding service as a Zona Review Committee Member to review the papers of Innovative Student Projects registered in RAC IET 16, Innovation of Engineering and Technology organized by Recruitment Analysis Council
Sep 2016 Question Paper Review Expert member for semester end examinations conducted by KSR college of Engineering, Tiruchengode.
Sep 2016 Jury for Thermal Session in a National Level Technical Paper Presentation for Mechanical Engineering Students conducted by Sona college of Technology, Salem.

FDP/SDP/Workshop/ Organized
  • Organized Two weeks ISTE Faculty Development Programme on Engineering Mechanics during the period November-December 2013 through NMEICT Project and received grant of Rs 2, 40, 000.
  • Co-organized Two weeks ISTE –MHRD sponsored Staff Development Programme on Fluid Mechanicsduring May 2014 conducted by IIT Bombay through NMEICT Project.
  • Co-organized Two weeks ISTE –MHRD sponsored Staff Development Programme on Computational Fluid Dynamicsduring 12 to 22 June 2012 conducted by IIT Bombay through NMEICT Project.

Conference / Seminar/Workshop/ FDP /SDP/ Participated
Aug 2000 Short term course on ‘Industrial CAD Techniques’ at Sona college of Technology.
Feb 2002 Organized a National level Technical Paper Presentation
Feb 2003 Two days seminar on ‘Futuristic strategies of IC Engines’ conducted by SAE branch at PSG College of Technology.
Sep 2003 Short term certified course on’ Modelling and Analysis of structures using ANSYS software’ conducted at Government college of Technology, Coimbatore.
Dec 2004 Quality Improvement Programme on ‘Instructional Design and Delivery’ conducted by NITTTR at Muthayammal Engineering College, Rasipuram.
Feb 2005 3 days FDP on ‘Engineering Mechanics’ at Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Erode.
Aug 2005 Awareness Programme on ‘Uses of Renewable Energy Sources’ conducted by Sona college of Technology.
Aug 2008 1 day Workshop on ‘Renewable Energy Systems and its Impact on Environment’ conducted at Muthayammal Engineering College, Rasipuram.
June 2009 One day National Workshop on ‘Statistical Tools and Strategies for Research scholars’ conducted at Sona college of Technology.
Nov 2009 ISTE Regional Conference on ‘Strategies for Enhancing Research in Technical Institutions’ conducted at Sona college of Technology.
June 2011 Two-week ISTE workshop on ‘Thermodynamics in Mechanical Engineering’ conducted by IIT Bombay.
Sep 2013 One week Coordinators workshop on ‘Engineering Mechanics’ conducted by IIT Bombay.
March 2016 TEQIP II sponsored FDP on ‘Engineering optimization techniques and modern manufacturing concepts’ organized by GCE, Salem from 10th to 16th March.
July 2016 Internal Auditor Training course on Quality Management Systems (based on ISO 9001; 2015 standard) conducted by BUREAU VERITAS (BVCI).
July 2016 International Training on Energy Audit – A Practical Approach conducted by UNIDO Consultant, Malaysia held on 11th to 15th July2016.

Awards Received for Academic Excellence
Year Name of the Course Handled End semester Result
Nov 2008 Power Plant Engineering 100%
May 2009 Thermal Engineering 90%
Nov 2009 Fluid Mechanics & Machinery 85%
June 2010 Heat and Mass Transfer 96.07%
Nov 2010 Fluid Mechanics & Machinery 90.20%
Nov 2010 Thermal Engineering 93.75%
May 2011 Power Plant Engineering 100%
Nov 2011 Fluid Mechanics & Machinery 92.59%
Nov 2011 Thermal Engineering 90.20%
May 2012 Power Plant Engineering 98.03%
Nov 2013 Heat and Mass Transfer 96%
Nov 2013 Professional Ethics & Human Values 100%
May 2014 Gas Dynamics & Jet Propulsion 93%
Nov 2014 Human Factors Engineering 100%
May 2015 Engineering Thermodynamics 85%
Nov 2015 Gas Dynamics & Jet Propulsion 95%
Nov 2015 Fire Engineering & Explosion control 100%

Consultancy
  • Consultant for Nathan Industries Pvt. Ltd., Hosur.

Books Published
  • Lab Manual for Thermal Engineering Laboratory for Mechanical Engineering Students.
  • Lab Manual for Heat Power Laboratory for Mechanical Engineering Students.

Academic Responsibilities
  • Department NBA criteria 2 coordinator
  • Department Programme Assessment committee member
  • Anna University Ph.D. research supervisor
  • ISO Internal Quality Auditor
  • Member of BOS committee
  • Thermal Engineering Lab In-charge
  • Faculty Advisor
  • Project supervisor (B.E.:22, M.E:14)

Professional Membership
  • Life Member of ISTE from 2005: LM 45058