Dr. Anant Kumar Singh
Associate Professor

Designation:

Associate Professor

Specialization:

Advanced Machining, Nanofinishing, MR-Fluids, Industrial Automation

Email:

anantsingh@thapar.edu

Biography:

Dr. Anant Kumar Singh is currently working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala. He obtained his Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in 2013. His research interests are advanced finishing/machining, nano-finishing methods using magnetorheological (MR) fluids and their applications in industries, and automation in manufacturing. He published over 42 research papers in international journals and conferences. He filed three patents applications from his area of research. His teaching interests are Industrial Automation and Mechatronics. He has 14 years working experience as a teaching and research at Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology Patiala and JSS Academy of Technical Education, Noida (UP). He supervised 14 master and 01 Ph.D. theses in the area of MR fluid based finishing methods and their applications. He visited Canada and USA to present his research papers at International Conferences in the year 2014 and 2017. He received best learner award during the STC on Integrated Automation Technologies (1-6 June 2015) at IIT Delhi. He is also working as a program coordinator of Undergraduate Mechatronics Engineering and faculty president of Formula Race Car (Team Fateh and Mega ATV championship) at Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology Patiala. He is the life member of professional society such as Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE).

Research Projects:

S. No. Title Cost (in rupees) Duration Agency P.I. Status
1 Improved Magnetorheological Finishing Process Rs.5.00 lakhs 2014 to 2016 TIET, under Seed Grant Scheme Dr. A. K. Singh Completed
2 Design and Development of a Novel Honing Type Magnetorheological Finishing Process Rs. 29.67 lakhs 2016 to 2019 DST-SERB Dr. A. K. Singh Ongoing

Publications and other Research Outputs:

List of Publications in SCI/SCIE International Journals:

  1. Anant Kumar Singh, Sunil Jha, P.M. Pandey, Design and development of nanofinishing process for 3D surfaces using ball end MR finishing tool, International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture (2011) 51: 142–151. (Elsevier, Impact Factor: 3.995).
  2. Anant Kumar Singh, Sunil Jha, P.M. Pandey, Parametric analysis of an improved ball end magnetorheological finishing process, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture (2012) 226/9: 1550-1563. (SAGE, Impact Factor: 1.366).
  3. Anant Kumar Singh, Sunil Jha, P.M. Pandey, Nanofinishing of a typical 3D ferromagnetic workpiece using ball end magnetorheological finishing process, International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, (2012) 63: 21–31. (Elsevier, Impact Factor: 3.995).
  4. Anant Kumar Singh, Sunil Jha, P.M. Pandey, Nanofinishing of fused silica glass using ball end magnetorheological finishing tool, Materials and Manufacturing Processes (2012) 27/10: 1139-1144. (Taylor & Francis, Impact Factor: 1.297).
  5. Anant Kumar Singh, Sunil Jha, P.M. Pandey, Magnetorheological ball end finishing process, Materials and Manufacturing Processes (2012) 27/4: 389–394. (Taylor & Francis, Impact Factor: 1.297).
  6. Anant Kumar Singh, Sunil Jha, P.M. Pandey, Mechanism of material removal in ball end magnetorheological finishing process, WEAR, (2013) 302: 1180–1191. (Elsevier, Impact Factor: 2.531).
  7. Anant Kumar Singh, Sunil Jha, P.M. Pandey, Rheological behavior of MR polishing fluid in ball end magnetorheological finishing process, Magnetohydrodynamics (2013) 49/3- 4: 512–515. (University of Latvia, Impact Factor: 0.588).
  8. Anant Kumar Singh, Sunil Jha, P.M. Pandey, Performance analysis of ball end magnetorheological finishing process with MR polishing fluid, Materials and Manufacturing Processes (2015) 30/12: 1482-1489. (Taylor & Francis, Impact Factor: 1.297).
  9. Talwinder Singh Bedi, Anant Kumar Singh, Magnetorheological methods for nanofinishing – a review, Particulate Science and Technology an International Journal (2016) 34/4: 412–422. (Taylor & Francis, Impact Factor: 0.784).
  10. Gagandeep Singh, Anant Kumar Singh, Prince Garg, Development of Magnetorheological Finishing Process for External Cylindrical Surfaces, Materials and Manufacturing Processes (2017) 32/5: 581–588. DOI:10.1080/10426914.2016.1221082. (Taylor & Francis, Impact Factor: 2.274).
  11. Sahil Maan, Gagandeep Singh, Anant Kumar Singh, Nano-surface-finishing of permanent mould punch using magnetorheological fluid based finishing processes, Materials and Manufacturing Processes (2017) 32/9, 1004–1010. DOI:10.1080/10426914.2016.1232823 (Taylor & Francis, Impact Factor: 2.274).
  12. Vishwas Grover, Anant Kumar Singh, A novel magnetorheological honing process for nano-finishing of variable cylindrical internal surfaces, Materials and Manufacturing Processes (2017) 32/5, 573–580. DOI:10.1080/10426914.2016.1257801 (Taylor & Francis, Impact Factor: 2.274).
  13. Sunil Kumar Paswan, Talwinder Singh Bedi, Anant Kumar Singh, Modeling and simulation of surface roughness in magnetorheological fluid based honing process, WEAR (2017) 376/377, 1207–1221. doi.org/10.1016/j.wear.2016.11.025 (Elsevier, Impact Factor: 2.531).
  14. Talwinder Singh Bedi, Anant Kumar Singh, A new magnetorheological finishing process for ferromagnetic cylindrical honed surfaces, Materials and Manufacturing Processes (20017) DOI:10.1080/10426914.2016.1269925 (Taylor & Francis, Impact Factor: 2.274).
  15. Akshay Khurana, Anant Kumar Singh, Talwinder Singh Bedi, Spot nanofinishing using ball nose magnetorheological solid rotating core tool, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 92/1, 1173-1183. DOI: 10.1007/s00170-017-0166-8 (Springer, Impact Factor: 2.209).
  16. Vishwas Grover, Anant Kumar Singh, Analysis of particles in magnetorheological polishing fluid for finishing of ferromagnetic cylindrical workpiece, Particulate Science and Technology an International Journal (2017) DOI: 10.1080/02726351.2017.1302535 (Taylor & Francis, Impact Factor: 0.784).
  17. Talwinder Singh Bedi, Anant Kumar Singh, Development of magnetorheological fluid-based process for finishing of ferromagnetic cylindrical workpiece, Machining Science and Technology (2017). DOI: 10.1080/10910344.2017.1336631 (Taylor & Francis, Impact Factor: 1.172).
  18. Manpreet Singh, Ashpreet Singh, Anant Kumar Singh, A rotating core based magnetorheological nano-finishing process for external cylindrical surfaces, Materials and Manufacturing Processes (2017). DOI: 10.1080/10426914.2017.1328116 (Taylor & Francis, Impact Factor: 2.274).
  19. Talwinder Singh Bedi, Anant Kumar Singh, Magnetorheological finishing of ferromagnetic blind-hole type surfaces, Materials and Manufacturing Processes (2017). DOI: 10.1080/10426914.2017.1328120 (Taylor & Francis, Impact Factor: 2.274).
  20. Vishwas Grover, Anant Kumar Singh, Improved magnetorheological honing process for nano-finishing of variable cylindrical internal surfaces, Materials and Manufacturing Processes (2017). DOI: 10.1080/10426914.2017.1339322 (Taylor & Francis, Impact Factor: 2.274).
  21. Harsh Kansal, Anant Kumar Singh, Vishwas Grover, Magnetorheological nano-finishing of diamagnetic material using permanent magnets tool, Precision Engineering (2017). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.precisioneng.2017.07.003 (Elsevier, Impact Factor: 2.237).
  22. Sumit Kumar, Anant Kumar Singh, Magnetorheological nanofinishing of BK7 glass for lens manufacturing, Materials and Manufacturing Processes (2017). DOI:10.1080/10426914.2017.1364759 (Taylor & Francis, Impact Factor: 2.274).
  23. Vishwas Grover, Anant Kumar Singh, Improved design of magnetorheological honing tool based on finite element analysis and experimental examination of its performance, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. (Accepted 2017) DOI: 10.1007/s00170-017-1149-5 (Springer, Impact Factor: 2.209).
  24. Sahil Maan, Anant Kumar Singh, Nano-surface finishing of hardened AISI 52100 steel using magnetorheological solid core rotating tool, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. (Accepted 2017) DOI: 10.1007/s00170-017-1209-x (Springer, Impact Factor: 2.209).
  25. Vishwas Grover, Anant Kumar Singh, Modelling of surface roughness in magnetorehological cylindrical finishing process, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part E: Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering. (Accepted in 2017) DOI: 10.1177/0954408917746354 (SAGE, Impact Factor: 1.448).
  26. Sumit Kumar, Anant Kumar Singh, Nanofinishing of BK7 glass using a magnetorheological solid rotating core tool, Applied Optics, (Accepted in 2017). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1364/AO.57.000942 (OSA, Impact Factor: 1.650).
  27. Talwinder Singh Bedi, Anant Kumar Singh, An initial new approach for magnetorheological finishing of ferromagnetic internal cylindrical surfaces, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (Accepted in 2018).DOI: 10.1007/s00170-018-2031-9 (Springer, Impact Factor: 2.209).
  28. Sohaib Ahmad Sirwal, Anant Kumar Singh, Analysis of Surface Roughness for Novel Magnetorheological Finishing of a Typical Blind Hole Workpiece, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science. (Accepted in 2018) (SAGE, Impact Factor: 1.015).

List of Patents Filed: 03

List of Publications in International Conferences (held outside India):

  1. Anant Kumar Singh, Sunil Jha, P.M. Pandey, Nanofinishing process for 3D freeform surfaces using ball end MR finishing tool, Proceedings of the 36th International MATADOR Conference, Manchester, UK, 14th – 16th July, 2010.
  2. Anant Kumar Singh, Sunil Jha, P.M. Pandey, Performance evaluation of improved ball end magnetorheological finishing process, International Conference on Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering: ICMIME 2012, Zurich, Switzerland, January 15-17, 2012.
  3. Anant Kumar Singh, Sunil Jha, P.M. Pandey, A novel ball end magnetorheological finishing process, ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, IMECE2014,November 14-20, 2014, Montreal, Canada.
  4. Talwinder Singh Bedi, Anant Kumar Singh, Magnetorheological finishing on injection barrel type surface of moulding machine, 39th International MATADOR Conference on Advanced Manufacturing, Manchester, United Kingdom, July 05-07, 2017.
  5. Harsh Kansal, Vishwas Grover, Anant Kumar Singh, Development of new magnetorheological nano-finishing tool using permanent magnets for flat surfaces, 39th International MATADOR Conference on Advanced Manufacturing, Manchester, United Kingdom, July 05-07, 2017.

List of Publications in International Conferences (held in India):

  1. Anant Kumar Singh, S.N. Srivastava and P.L.Verma, Ensuring successful & effective implementation of six sigma quality strategy for engine test station in an organization, International Conference on Production & Industrial Engineering at National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, Punjab on 22-24 March 2007.
  2. Anant Kumar Singh, Sunil Jha, P.M. Pandey, A process of generating magnetically controlled ball end smart abrasive laden shape for nanofinishing of 3D intricate shaped surfaces, 2nd International Conference on Production and Industrial Engineering CPIE-2010, NIT Jalandhar, India on December 03-05, 2010 Jalandhar, India.
  3. Talwinder Singh Bedi, Anant Kumar Singh, A novel magnetorheological fluid based honing process for superfinishing of internal surface of ferromagnetic workpiece, All India Manufacturing Design and Research Conference: AIMTDR 2016, College of Engineering, Pune, India, December 16-18, 2016.
  4. Vishwas Grover, Anant Kumar Singh, Improved design of magnetorheological honing tool using finite element analysis, All India Manufacturing Design and Research Conference: AIMTDR 2016, College of Engineering, Pune, India, December 16-18, 2016.
  5. Manpreet Singh, Anant Kumar Singh, A review on magnetorheological fluid and its applications, International Conference on Production and Industrial Engineering: CPIE 2016, NIT Jalandhar, India, December 19-21, 2016.
  6. Sumit Kumar, Anant Kumar Singh, Magnetorheological finishing techniques for optical glasses a review, International Conference on Production and Industrial Engineering: CPIE 2016, NIT Jalandhar, India, December 19-21, 2016.
  7. Harsh Kansal, Vishwas Grover, Anant Kumar Singh, Conceptualization of magnetorheological fluid assisted finishing process using permanent magnet, International Conference on Production and Industrial Engineering: CPIE 2016, NIT Jalandhar, India, December 19-21, 2016.
  8. Sohaib Ahmad Sirwal, Talwinder Singh Bedi, Anant Kumar Singh, Recent magnetorheological fluid based finishing processes a review, International Conference on Production and Industrial Engineering: CPIE 2016, NIT Jalandhar, India, December 19-21, 2016.
  9. Ashpreet Singh, Anant Kumar Singh, A review on advanced abrasive finishing processes for external cylindrical surfaces, International Conference on Production and Industrial Engineering: CPIE 2016, NIT Jalandhar, India, December 19-21, 2016.
  10. Anirudh Chana, Anant Kumar Singh, Effect of various factors on forces acting in magnetorheological fluid finishing : A Review , 5th International Conference on Advancements in Engineering and Technology: ICAET 2017, Bhai Gurdas Institute of Engineering and Technology ,Sangrur (Punjab), India, March 24-25, 2017.
  11. Ravi Datt Yadav, Rakesh Kumar, Anant Kumar Singh, Single machining centre allowing for a micro-hole finishing technique: A Review, 5th International Conference on Advancements in Engineering and Technology: ICAET 2017, Bhai Gurdas Institute of Engineering and Technology ,Sangrur (Punjab), India, March 24-25, 2017.

Foreign visits:

  1. Montreal, Canada, November 14-20, 2014 for presenting research paper in ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition.
  2. California, USA, 26-30 March, 2017 for presenting research paper in 21st International Conference on Wear of Materials.

Reviewer of Standard Journals:

  1. Machining Science and Technology (Taylor & Francis)
  2. International Journal of Nanotechnology (Inderscience)
  3. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical (Elsevier)

List of PhD Thesis Completed/Ongoing at TIET: 01 completed and 04 ongoing

List of M. E. Thesis completed at TIET: 14 completed and 03 ongoing

Teaching Interests:

  • 1. Industrial Automation,
  • 2. Mechatronics
  • 3. Machine Tool Design

Professional Experience:

S. No. Duration University/Institute Duration Nature of Work
1 From March, 2018 onwards Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala Associate Professor Research and Teaching
2 From June 2013- March 2018 Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala Assistant Professor Research and Teaching
3 Jan.2013 - June 2013 JSS Academy of Technical Education,Noida (U.P.) Assistant Professor Research and Teaching
4 July 2008- Dec. 2013 Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi Full time Research Scholar with IIT institute scholarship Research
5 Oct. 2003-June 2008 JSS Academy of Technical Education,Noida (U.P.) Sr. Lecturer and Lecturer Research and Teaching

Administrative Responsibility at TIET:

1. Program Coordinator for UG-Mechatronics Engineering (Since January 2016)

  •  Revision and harmonization of course scheme (Through BOS, SUGC, senate approval etc.)
  •  Framing and modification of syllabus

2. In charge for Industrial Automation Lab (Since February 2014)

  • Responsibility to develop an effective course and lab in the area of automation as per today’s industries requirement

3. Faculty Adviser for Formula Race Car (Since February 2017): Team Fateh and other teams such as Team Ultron Motorsports

  • Coordinate the day to day all related activities such as purchase, registration for various competitions, forming team, monitoring the progress, discipline etc.

Awards and Recognitions:

  1. Received performance award from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology in the year 2016.
  2. Received Best Learner Award during the STC on Integrated Automation Technologies (1-6 June 2015) at IIT Delhi.
  3. Recognition of best Teacher during academy session 2007-08 at JSSATE, Noida
  4. Received International Travel Grant from DST New Delhi to present the research paper in ASME2014 International Conference, November 14-20, 2014, at Montreal, Canada.
  5. Received scholarship from Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) India during Master Program.
  6. Received scholarship from Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) India during Ph.D.