A.S.S. Balan


Assistant Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Professional Experience: 

2019-Till Date: Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NITK Surathkal, Mangalore, India
2015 - 2019 : Associate Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore,India.
2013 - 2015: Research Engineer (FTH), General Electric,(JFWTC), Bangalore, India.

Contact Details




Academic Background

Ph.D (2014), Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India.
MS by (Research) 2008, College of Engineering, Anna University, Guindy, India.
B.E (2005), Mechanical Engineering from Anna University, Chennai, India.

Areas of Interest

Precision machining
Repair and Remanufacturing
Surface Engineering
Additive Manufacturing
Condition Monitoring

Significant Projects


1. Condition Monitoring and Experimental Investigation of Residual Stress Induced during Deep Cold Rolling of Superalloys for Improved Fatigue Life and Functional Performance of Aerospace components. AR&DB
2. 4D Micro-Stereolithography Printing of Scaffolds using Plant Oil Polymers and Graphene for Various Functional Biomedical Applications. UKIERI-DST
3.Ultrafine Grain refinement through Low Plasticity Burnishing on WAAM Mgalloy for Aerospace and Automotive Applications. SYST-SEED-DST


1. Condition Monitoring and Damage Assessment during Cryogenic Drilling of CFRP. (ECR) DST-SERB


Contact us

Dr. S.M. Kulkarni, Professor and Head
Department of Mechanical Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

  • Hot line: +91-0824-2473049

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