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Dr. Uppu Srinivas Rao
Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT (BHU)
Area of Interest: 
Modeling and Simulation, Micro-machining, Machining

Brief Bio-Data
Name                                      :           UPPU SRINIVAS RAO
Designation                            :           Associate Professor
Present Employer                 :           IIT (BHU), Varanasi (Joined the Institute on 20.10.2004)
Educational Qualifications  :

  • B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from R.E.C. Rourkela (NIT, Rourkela) in the year 1996.
  • M.Tech. and PhD in Manufacturing Engineering from IIT Madras in 2003 and 2013 respectively.

PhD Thesis Title: Modeling of tool edge radius effects and prediction of cutting force components in micro-end-milling.
Awards and Recognitions:

  • 88th Rank in GATE 2001 in Mechanical Engineering paper.
  • Awarded National Scholarship in 1988 on the basis of marks obtained in HSCE, Odisha.

Current Areas of Research: Micro-machining, Tool condition monitoring, Modeling and simulation of machining,
Future plan for Research: Diamond Turn Machining, Ultra-precision Machining
Thesis Supervision:
M.Tech. /IDD: 12 Completed, 05 Ongoing             
PhD: 05 Ongoing
Sponsored Projects: 
1. Completed one project titled “Study of tool wear in diamond turn machining & micro machining processes and development of tool wear monitoring and compensation methodology to enhance the size and shape accuracies of the ultra-precision machined components” sponsored by BARC, Mumbai as Co-PI (Grant: 24.058 lakh). (PI: Prof. Sandeep Kumar)
2. Worked as a Co-PI in a BRNS sponsored project titled “Technology development and fabrication of table-top CNC machine for micro-tubular- hydroforming set-up” (Grant: 49.27 lakh). (PI: Prof. Santosh Kumar)
Workshop organized:             
Organized a workshop on Micro-Machining Technology (MMT 2016) during June 17-18, 2016. It was well attended by participants from different parts of India. Resource persons were from premier Institutes such as IIT Bombay, IIT Kanpur, IIT Patna, Jadavpur University, BARC Mumbai and IIT (BHU).