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Volume: 624
Issue: 1
Pages: ix - x

The Year 2019 is historical for the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India as it celebrates its Diamond Jubilee, and also received National Rank No.1 for the best engineering institution in the country for the fourth consecutive year. The faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras, ranked in the group 51 – 75 in the Shanghai World Ranking, carries out cutting edge research work in the broad areas of Design, Manufacturing and Thermal streams. Founded in 1968, the Machine Design Section, formerly Machine Elements and Mechanical Handling Laboratory, is well known in India and abroad for decades for its contribution in the advancement of Machine Element Design, Design Optimization, Advanced Materials and Design, Health Monitoring, Tribology, and Sound, Machine Dynamic and vibration.

The research on design and development of mechanical power transmission elements in the modern era has moved to a new dimension with the availability of modern materials such as customizable composites, light weight metals, lubricating polymers, nano-materials, etc, design tools and methods for efficient product and system design, and integrated design and manufacturing methods such as additive manufacturing, surface modification, etc., The increasing demand of the society for reliable and comfortable modern mobility engineering involving hybrid and electrical drive systems where mechanical power transmission elements play a significant role directs the researchers and designers to look for newer materials, manufacturing routes, design tools and testing for better performance.

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