Dr. K. Venkatesh Raja
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Sona College of Technology, Salem – 636 005 India
Phone : +91-9442592145 | Email : venkateshraja.mech@sonatech.ac.in

Area of Specialization

Spirituality, Human bio-energy fields & Sub-consious mind, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Engineering Design, Optimization, Machine Design, Computer aided Engineering & Analysis


Academic Background
University/ Board Degree Year Field of Specialization
Anna university, Chennai Ph.D 2015 Engineering Design
Anna University, Chennai M.E 2007 Engineering Design
Periyar University B.E 2004 Mechanical Engineering

Academic & Industrial Career
University / College Designation Period
Sona College of Technology Assistant Professor 02.07.2014 - till date
Selvam College of Technology Assistant Professor 01.07.2013 to 30.04.2014

Subjects Handled
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Analytics
  • Product design and development
  • Operations Research
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Strength of Materials
  • Kinematics of Machines
  • Design of Machine Elements
  • Mechanics of Machines
  • Engineering Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Engineering Economics & Finance
  • Electric, hybrid & fuel cell vehicles
  • Automotive safety
  • Intelligent vehicle technology
  • Vehicle dynamics

Sponsored Programs Organized
  • IEI sponsored one day workshop on ‘Computer Aided Engineering using Finite Element Analysis & ANSYS’, 28th March 2018.
  • IEI Sponsored one day workshop on ‘Advanced Materials: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications’, 25th September 2019.
  • IEI Sponsored all India workshop on “Material Informatics & soft Computing Application using Machine Learning & FEA”, 13th and 14th March, 2020.
  • One week online International workshop on “Machine Learning with Python Programming”, from July 9th to 16th , 2020.
  • Online workshop on “Art of writing research Article”, on 25th September, 2020.
  • AICTE - ATAL sponsored Five Days Faculty Development Training Program (FDP) on “Secrets of human bio-energy fields & subconscious mind”, 12th – 16th July, 2021.
  • IEI Sponsored all India workshop on “Miracles of Spiritual Science, Meditation & power of sub-conscious mind”, 12th and 13th March, 2023.
  • Optimization of operation sequencing in CAPP using simulated annealing technique (SAT). The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 54(5), 721-728, 2011. (Springer International publishing) (SCI)
  • Optimization of Operation Sequencing in CAPP Using Super hybrid Genetic Algorithms-Simulated Annealing Technique. ISRN Mechanical Engineering, 2011. (Hindawi Publications) (SCOPUS)
  • Assessment on assorted hyper-elastic material models applied for large deformation soft finger contact problems. International Journal of Mechanics and Materials in Design, 7(4), 299-305, 2011. (Springer International publishing) (SCI)
  • Effect of constrained layers on vibrational characteristics of a composite sandwich system—A finite element based critical investigation. International Journal of Mechanics and Materials in Design, 7(4), 291-298, 2011. (Springer International publishing) (SCI)
  • Finite element based investigation on vibrational performance of a sandwich system. Journal of Vibration and Control, 18(9), 1284-1290, 2012. (SAGE International publishing) (SCI)
  • A Novel Hybrid Metaheuristic Scatter Search-Simulated Annealing Algorithm for Solving Flexible Manufacturing System Layout. European Journal of Scientific Research, 73(1), 52-61, 2012. (SCOPUS)
  • Repair Shop Job Scheduling With Parallel Operators And Multiple Constraints Using Simulated Annealing. International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems 6, no. 2 (2013): 223-233. (Atlantis Press) (SCI)
  • Assessment and influence of internal rigid core on the contact parameters for soft hemispherical fingertips Journal of Polymer Engineering, 34.2 (2014): 145-152. (De-Gruyter publishing, Germany) (SCI)
  • Hybrid Sorting Immune Simulated Annealing Algorithm For Flexible Job Shop Scheduling. International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems, 8(3), 2015, 455-466. (Atlantis Press) (SCI)
  • Assessment on the contact factors of a sandwich soft finger model–An experimental investigation. International Journal of Materials Research, 106(5), pp.521-526.(2015) (Hanser Publications) (SCI)
  • Assessment of the contact behavior of a soft hemispherical finger tip in curved profile grasping. International Journal of Materials Research, 107(9), pp.777-782. (2016) (Hanser Publications) (SCI)
  • Assessment of contact parameters of soft splined hemispherical finger-tip pressed against a concave profile. Materials Research Express, 5(6), 065319. (2018) (IOP Publishing) (SCI)
  • Assessment of soft materials for anthropomorphic soft robotic fingertips, Materials Testing, Materials Testing, 60(9), pp.902-906, (2018) (Hanser Publications) (SCI)
  • The haptic and perceptional characteristics of an anthrophopomorphic curved soft finger structure, Curved and Layered Structures, 6(1), pp. 161 – 168. (2019) (Hanser Publications) (SCI)
  • Machine learning in optimization of multi-hole drilling using a hybrid combinatorial IGSA algorithm, Concurrent Engineering: Research and Applications, 28(2), pp. 130 – 141 (2020) (SAGE International Publishing) (SCI)
  • Assessment and Prioritization of the Critical Factors Triggering Road Accidents in India. International Journal of Safety and Security Engineering, 11(2), pp.207-211. (2021) (IIETA Publications) (SCOPUS)
  • Vibration Analysis of a multi core sandwich composite beam with cutouts – A critical investigation. Materials Research Express, (2021) (IOP Publishing) (SCI)
  • Assessment and effect of reinforcement of multi-walled carbon nanotubes in Ni-Al2O3 and Ni-SiC nanocomposite coatings using pulse reverse electrodeposition technique. Letters on Materials, 11(3), pp.244-248. (2021) (Institute for Metals Superplasticity Problems of Russian Academy of Sciences) (Web of Science & SCOPUS)
  • Assessment on the Optimum Performance of a Novel 3 Axes Micro EDM Developed for Commercial Applications. Strojnícky časopis-Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 71(2), pp.305-316. (2021) (SCOPUS)
  • "The combined effect of acetone and ZnO with diesel–biodiesel blends on the performance, combustion and emission characteristics of diesel engine." Environmental Technology 44, no. 23 (2023): 3575-3584. (Taylor & Francis) (SCI)
  • Assessment of Influence of the Process Parameters on Electrochemical Micromachining of 15-5 PH Stainless Steel. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ELECTROCHEMICAL SCIENCE, 17(3). (2022) (Elsevier) (SCI)
  • "Improvement of micro-electrochemical discharge machining of austenitic stainless steel 316L using NaOH electrolyte containing N2." International Journal of Electrochemical Science 17, no. 7 (2022): 220747. (Elsevier) (SCI)
  • "Implementation of bi-directional searching Chemical Reaction Optimization (CRO) algorithm towards achieving cutting tool indexing time minimization in Automatic Tool Changer (ATC)." Journal of Engineering Research 11, no. 1A (2023). (Elsevier) (SCI)
  • "Experimental assessment on the contact characteristics of 3D printed flexible poly lactic acid (PLA) soft fingertips." International Journal of Materials Research 113, no. 12 (2022): 1033-1044. (Hanser Publications) (SCI)
  • "Machine Learning Approach for Material Analytics and Classification-Insights Based on a Criminal Forensic Investigation Data." International Journal of Safety & Security Engineering 13, no. 2 (2023). (IIETA Publications) (SCOPUS)
  • "Synthesis and characteristics evaluation of magnesium alloy (AZ91) nanocomposite developed with ZrO2 via liquid state stir cast process." Sādhanā 48, no. 3 (2023): 188. (Springer) (SCI)
  • Mechanical behavior of LM26/SiC/TiO2/Ni-Gr reinforced hybrid metal matrix composites – An experimental investigation, Journal of Ceramic Processing Research, 2023, 24(3), pp. 569–577. (SCI)
  • An Artificial Intelligence based automated case-based reasoning (CBR) system for severity investigation and root-cause analysis of road accidents–Comparative analysis with the predictions of ChatGPT." Journal of Engineering Research (2023). (Elsevier) (SCI)

NPTEL / Other Course Certifications
  • NPTEL Online-Completed Introduction to Composites from July to October 2023.
  • NPTEL Online-Completed Introduction to Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things from July to October 2022.
  • NPTEL Online-Completed Fundamentals of Additive Manufacturing Technologies from July 2021 to October 2021.
  • NPTEL Online-Completed Nature and Properties of Materials from February to April 2020.

Other Accomplishments
  • Approved Supervisor for Anna University, Chennai
  • Member – Board of Studies, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sona College of Technology
  • Reviewer for Leading International Journals Published by Elsevier, Springer, SAGE etc.
  • Reviewed more than 100+ papers towards scholarly contribution.
  • Outstanding reviewer award from International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, Elsevier publications.
  • Outstanding reviewer award from Archives of Civil & Mechanical Engineering, Elsevier publications.
  • Outstanding reviewer award from Measurement, Elsevier publications.
  • Member of Institution of Engineers (MIE)
  • Life member of Indian Society of Technical Education (ISTE)
  • H Index – 9
  • i10 Index – 8