Department of Mechanical Engineering
Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad, Prayagraj, India-211004
E-mail: mukulshukla[at]mnnit[dot]ac[dot]in
Telephone: +91-532-2271513(O) +91-8770884430(M)

Other Academic Achievements

Keynote Address/Invited Talks in Conferences & Workshops:

*Delivered more than 70+ invited / keynote talks at Conferences/FDPs/e-FDPs/STCs
"Topology Optimization based Lightweight Designs” at ICFAI Jaipur, July 2021
“Generative Design and Topology Optimization” at BIT Sindri, June 2021
“FE Analysis of IC Engine Components, FEA Based Topology Optimization using Abaqus, 2D Structural FEM and 1d Thermal FEM Problem”: at RTU Kota, Dec, Sept and Aug 2020
“Applications of FEM in Thermal Engineering and Manufacturing and Abaqus - FEM S/w Demo” in e-FDP at GEC Raipur and RIT, Tekanpur, Dec, 2020
“Metal Additive Manufacturing – Process monitoring and control”, SVNIT Surat, Oct 20
“Introduction to FEM” in STC on Structural Integrity and Reliability, MNNIT Allahabad, Dec. 22-26, 2019.
“Design of Experiments” and “Reverse Engineering and 3d Printing of Composites” in STC on Advances in Composite Materials II, MNNIT Allahabad, Dec. 17-21, 2019.
"Thermal FEM", AICTE Sponsored STTP on Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer, GSITS, Indore, Jul. 10, 2019.
“Advances and Industrial Applications of Metal Additive Manufacturing Processes” in Short Term Course on Recent Advances and Industrial Applications of Advanced Machining Processes (RAIAMP-2019), BIET Jhansi, Mar. 2019.
"3d Printing - An Introduction", TEQIP III Sponsored Faculty Development Program on Advance Materials, Modelling and Manufacturing. REC Banda, Nov. 2018.
"Optimization - Introduction and use of Matlab Toolbox", Two Days National Workshop on Optimization Techniques: Science & Engineering Applications (OTSEA-2018), JL University, Bhopal, Nov. 2018.
"Additive Manufacturing - Some recent advances", Amity University, Lucknow, 2018.
"Additive Manufacturing of Metals", GSITS, Indore, October 2016.
"Optimization using Genetic Algorithm", at Gujarat Technical Univ, Ahmedabad, Mar 16
"Finite Element Analysis of Additive Manufacturing", Keynote Speaker, STC on Additive Manufacturing, IPS College of Technology & Management, Gwalior, Feb 2016.
"Carbon Nanotube Polymer Composites", Short term Training Program on Nano-manufacturing and Nanotechnology at MANIT Bhopal, December 2015.
"Some Advances in Design and Materials", at SPMIT Allahabad, Sept. 2015.
“Genetic Algorithms” in 1 week Self-financed Short term course on Matlab based Optimization and Statistical Data Processing, MNNIT, June 2015.
“Introduction to Optimization” in 1 week Self-financed Short term course on Matlab based Optimization and Statistical Data Processing, MNNIT, June 2015.
“Downstream Applications of CAD” in 1 week Self-financed Short term course on Product Design Using Autodesk Inventor, May 2015.
“1d Finite Element Analysis”, in AICTE Sponsored 2 week FDP on Introduction to Finite Element Analysis, Dronacharya Group of Institutions, Greater Noida, May 2015.
“Why CAD” in 1 week Self-financed Short term course on Digital Prototyping with Autodesk Tools, MNNIT, March 2015.
“3d Printing”, Keynote Talk, 6th International Conference on Mechanical, Production and Automobile Engineering, PSRC, Nov. 2014, Cape Town.
“Curve and Surface Modeling” in 1 week Short term course on Advanced Machining Processes, MNNIT, July 2014.
“Abrasive Waterjet Machining’ in 1 week Short term course on Advanced Machining Processes, MNNIT, July 2014.
“FEA of Nanocomposites’ in 1 week Short term course on Synthesis and Characterization of Polymer Nanocomposites, MNNIT, July 2013.
“Jet Machining Processes’ in 1 week Short term course on Advanced Machining Processes, MNNIT, July 2013.
“Abaqus based FEM’ in 1 week STC on CAE, MNNIT, July 11-15, 2013.
“Design of Experiments’ in 1 week Short term course on Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, MNNIT, July 15-21, 2013.
“Non-linear Dynamic FEM” in 1 week Short term course on Recent Trends in Nonlinear Systems and Dynamics, MNNIT, June 2013.
“Finite Element Analysis”, Workshop on Modelling and Analysis of Dynamic Systems, December 5-7, 2011, NIT Rourkela.
“Stress analysis of Composite Structures”, CEP Course on “Emerging trends in Modeling and characterization of Composite Materials”, October 13-17, 2008, DMSRDE Kanpur.
“Introduction to Finite Element Analysis”, AICTE Sponsored Staff Development Program on Experimental & Computational Methods in Fluid Dynamics, MNNIT Allahabad, July 2008.
“Polymer Composites”, in Workshop on Composite Materials and Processing scheduled for 15-16, March 2008, MMMEC, Gorakhpur.
“Applications of Finite Element Analysis”, HBTI Kanpur, June 10 2007.
“Carbon Nanotube based Nanocomposites” at ASL / DRDL (DRDO) Hyderabad, in their CEP course on “Carbon nanotubes and Nanotube reinforced composites” Feb 2006.
International Conference on “Robotics, Automation & Communication Engineering for Industry 4.0”, Feb. 4-5, 2022; Manav Rachna University, Faridabad

Chair in Conferences:

Sponsorship Chair, International Conference on Innovations in Mechanical and Materials Engineering, IMME 2022, Nov. 4-6 2022, MED, MNNIT Allahabad
Organizing Secretary, International Conference on “Advances in Biopolymers and Composites” to sustain Health, Environment and Energy (ABC-HEE, 2022), Oct 20-22, 2022, MNNIT Allahabad

Award and Honors:

Member Program Advisory Committee, DST TDP New Delhi
Member Evaluation Panel, UPPSC Allahabad.
Member Interview Committee and Evaluation Panel, SSC Allahabad.
Member Faculty Selection Committee, Several NITs, Government and Private Engineering institutions.
M Shukla and M Raj - 1st prize in "Educators and Researchers" category in ‘Fight CORONA Online IDEAthon’ – Organizer MHRD Innovation Cell & AICTE, March ’20
Member Evaluation Committee, CSVTU, Bhilai
Member Board of Studies, RTU College of Engineering - Kota – 2019-Present
Session Chair – CIMS 2020, NIT Jullundur Oct. 2020
Session Chair - ICCM 2017, Xian China, August 2017
Keynote Speaker, Short term course on Additive Manufacturing, IPS College of Technology & Management, Gwalior, Feb 2016.
Session Co-Chair, National Conference on Product Design and Manufacturing, MNNIT Allahabad, Nov. 2015.
Keynote Speaker, 6th International Conference on Mechanical, Production and Automobile Engineering (ICMPAE 2014), Nov. 2014, Cape Town.
Session Chair, International Conference on Advances in Marine, Industrial and Mechanical Engineering, April 2014, Johannesburg.
Session Chair, International Conference on Mining, Mineral Processing and Metallurgical Engineering, November 2013, Johannesburg.
INAE-DAE International Conference on Advances in Manufacturing Technology (ICAMT 2008) for Young Engineers, February 2008, IIT, Chennai, (Best Paper Award)
Visited Feng Chia University and Toko University, ROC Taiwan and University of Hongkong and Chinese University Hongkong, in August 2007 for 3 weeks.
“Impact analysis of Skidboard Airdrop”, Presented at the Altair Engineering’s – 2nd South Asia CAE Users Conference 2006, Bangalore, Aug. 3-5, 2006 (Special award).

On-going Projects:

Rs. 51.6 lacs from DST-TDB for the project “Point-of-care AI Technology based XRay Imaging Device for Automated Early Diagnosis of Viral Respiratory Diseases”, as Principal Investigator, 2021-24.
Rs. 24.97 lacs from ISRO for the project “Determination of poroelastic parameter (Biot’s constant) of an ablative decomposing composites (anisotropic) material under high temperature for aerospace launch vehicle application” as Co-Principal Investigator (PI – Dr. A. Mishra, AMD), 2023-24
Rs. 2.6 crores from Indian Railways for the Innovation project “Light weight wagon for transporting commodities like salt’”, as Principal Investigator, 2023-25, Industry Partner - Xyron India, Bhopal

Projects Completed:

Rs. 17.7 lacs from NPIU-TEQIP CRS "Hybrid composite for light weight impact resistant helmet", as Co-Principal Investigator, (PI – Mr Mohammed Sarfaraz), 2019-21.
Rs. 42.4 lacs from ARDB (Aeronautics Research & Development Board) for the ACECOST project “Numerical Simulation and Experimental Study of Mold Filling Processes in Manufacturing of Fibrous Composites”, as Co-Principal Investigator, (PI – Prof N N Kishore), 2012-15.
Rs. 1.26 crores from Advanced Systems Laboratory (ASL), DRDO, Hyderabad for the project “Thermo-Mechanical Material Characterization and Simulation of Polymer Nanocomposites”, as Principal Investigator, 2008-11.
Rs. 25.4 lacs from Indo-Taiwan Joint Research Scheme – DST, New Delhi for the project “Characterization, Modeling and Analysis of Nano-flake and Nano-sheet Graphite Nanocomposites” as Co-Principal Investigator (PI – Prof. K K Shukla), 2009-2012.
Rs. 13.9 lacs from ARDB (Aeronautics Research & Development Board - Structures Panel) for the project “Cure Dependent Material Characterization of Composite Prepregs and FEM Modeling of the Curing of Composites”, as Principal Investigator, 2007-09.
Rs. 43 lacs - Team member – DST - FIST, New Delhi project for “Setting up a Thermo-mechanical Material Characterization / Mechatronics Laboratory”, (PI – Head, Mechanical Engg Deptt), 2005-10.
Rs. 11.2 lacs - Team member – DST - SERC Project “Numerical Simulation (FEM) and Experimental Investigation of the Geometry of Autoclaved Composite Parts” - on my PhD topic at IIT Kanpur, (PI – Prof N N Kishore), 2002-2005.
Grants from the University of Johannesburg as Principal Investigator: a) ZAR 6,00,000 for “Composites Processing Research Centre” project, 2011-14. b) ZAR 3,90,000 for Small Equipment funding for “Setup of a Composites Processing Laboratory”. 2011. c) ZAR 25,000 for “Natural Fibre Composites Research” project, 2011. d) ZAR 77,000 for “Natural Fibre Composites for Packaging Applications” project, 2012.
ZAR 1,75,500 from CSIR–NLC for “Laser Based Additive Manufacturing of Functionally Graded Titanium Metal Matrix Composites”, as Co-Principal Investigator, (PI – Dr E T Akinlabi), 2012-13.
ZAR 1,99,500 from NRF for SA-Zambia Research Project “Laser Processing of Titanium Alloys”, as Co-Principal Investigator, (PI – Dr E T Akinlabi), 2012-13.
ZAR 60,000 from TESP-Eskom for the project “Laser Beam Welding of Structural Steel”, as Principal Investigator, 2013.

Expert Lectures:

“Micro and Nano”, AICTE Sponsored Staff Development Program on Design for X, MNNIT Allahabad, June 2007.
“Shaping of Composites”, AICTE Sponsored Staff Development Program on Advanced Manufacturing Processes, MNNIT Allahabad, March 2007.
“Polymer Composites” and “Design and Analysis of Experiments”, Short Term Course on “Recent Advances in Composite Materials”, January 15 - 16, 2007 at SVNIT Surat.

Overseas Assignments:

University of Toledo, Ohio, USA - Visiting Researcher, 2023 onwards

Reviewer for Transactions / Journal / Conferences:

Composites – Part A (Engineering) (Elsevier)
Composites – Part B (Engineering) (Elsevier)
Journal of Optics and Laser Technology (Elsevier)
Journal of Materials and Design (Elsevier)
International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (Springer)
Journal of Laser Applications
Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites (Sage Publications)
Plastics, Rubber and Composites: Macromolecular Engineering
Machining Science and Technology (Taylor and Francis)
Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management (Emerald)
Computer Aided Design (Elsevier)
Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering - iMechE- Part E
Journal of Design Research (Inderscience)
International Journal of Vehicular Technology (Hindawi Publishing Corp.)
Precision Engineering (Elsevier)
Applied Surface Science (Elsevier)
International Journal of Machining and Machinability of Materials (Inderscience)
International J of Manufacturing, Materials & Mechanical Engineering - (IGI Global)
Reviewer: DST India, South African NRF Research and Estonian NRF funding proposals

Other Significant Achievements:

* Visited 15+ foreign countries for professional work
Polymer Composites Laboratory (at UJ) - Laboratories Developed
Thermo-mechanical Material Characterization Lab (at MNNIT) - Laboratories Developed
CAD Lab (at MNNIT) - Laboratories Developed