Ph.D. (University of Southampton, UK)
M.Tech. (Industrial Tribology from IIT Madras)
B.E. (College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University)
Dr. P.Ramkumar joined as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in IIT Madras in 2012. Prior to coming to IIT Madras, he was an Associate Professor at SSN College of Engineering, Chennai. Dr. Ramkumar received his B.E in Mechanical Engineering from College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University and his M.Tech (Industrial Tribology) from IIT Madras. Later, he pursued Ph.D. from University of Southampton, UK and did his post doctoral fellowship in University of Leicester, UK.
His research interests are in the field of tribology, including developing new materials and coatings for engine tribology, nano-lubrication, gearbox design, Electrostatic condition monitoring and developing new materials for brake application.
October 2019 Till Date: Associate Professor, Dept of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras, India.
October 2012 September 2019: Assistant Professor, Dept of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras, India.
June 2016 July 2016: Academic Visitor, University of Southampton, U.K.
June 2015 July 2015: Academic Visitor, University of Southampton, U.K.
June 2011 October 2012: Associate Professor, SSN College of Engineering, Chennai, India.Nano-lubrication
October 2010 May 2011: Professor, Vel Tech University, Avadi, Chennai, India.
September 2009 September 2010: Post Doctoral Research Associate, University of Leicester, and Leicester, UK.
August 2007 August 2009: Research Assistant, Research Institute for Industry (RIFI), Southampton, UK.
Specialization and Expertise
DLC coatings and ceramic materials.
Composite materials for brakes
Wear modelling and electrostatic condition monitoring.