Nalinaksh S. Vyas

PhD (IIT Delhi)

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering


Research Interest



  • PhD Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, 1986
  • M.Tech. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, 1983
  • B. Tech. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, 1980.



  • Dynamic stress analysis and a fracture mechanics approach to life prediction of turbine blades, Mechanism and Machine Theory, Vol 32,
    No.4, 1997, pp.511-527, N.S.Vyas, Sidharth, J.S.Rao

  • Determination of blade stresses under constant speed and transient conditions with nonlinear damping, Journal of Engg. for Gas Turbines And Power, Trans.ASME, 1996, vol.118, No.2, pp 424-433, J.S.Rao, N.S.Vyas

  • Equations of motion of a blade rotating with variable angular velocity, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 156(2), 1992, p.327, N.S.Vyas, J.S.Rao.

  • Shock in rotor blades during speed changes, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 176(4), 1994, p.531, N.S.Vyas, J.S.Rao.

  • Nonlinear parameter Estimation in Rotor bearing System using Volterra Series and Method of Harmonic Probing, ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, Vol. 125 (3), pp. 299-306, , 2003, Animesh Chatterjee and N.S.Vyas.

  • Stiffness nonlinearity classification using Morlet Wavelet, Dynamical Systems: Discontinuous Stochasticity and Time Delay, Chapter 23, A.C. Luo (ed.), Springer Science, 2010, R. Porwal, N.S.Vyas.

  • Weight Reduction in an Indian Railway CASNUB Bogie Bolster considering Fatigue Strength, International Jornal of Vehicle Structures & Systems, Vol. 2(3), pp. 102-109, 2009, S. Shukla, R. Gupta, N.S.Vyas.

  • A Biomechanical control mechanism for correction of clubfoot deformity in babies, Int. J. Biomechatronics and Biomedical Robotics, Vol.1, No.1, pp. 51-56, Manak Lal Jain, Sanjay Govind Dhande, Nalinaksh S. Vyas, (2009).

  • Role of process parameters on pocket milling with abrasive Water Jet Machining Technique, International Journal of Mechanical Science & Engineering, Vol, 7, No. 10, 2013, PP 627-632, TVK Gupta, J Ramkumar, Puneet Tandon, N S Vyas.

  • Design and development of India’s first nanosatellite, JUGNU, launched from Sriharikota on Oct 12, 2012 (with ISRO).

  • Successful completion and transfer of technology in the TECHNOLOGY MISSION FOR RAILWAY SAFETY, involving a dozen projects like SIMRAN, Derailment Detection Devices, WILD etc (with RDSO Lucknow).

  • Development of State-of-Art Instrumentation and Diagnostic Tools for Thermal Power Plant Monitoring and installed for the first time in the country in Super Thermal Power Station, Ropar, Punjab (with CSIO Chandigarh and BHEL Hyderabad).

  • Development of the first commercially viable MEMS based Pressure Sensors in the country for Automotive Applications, under the NPMASS (with SCL Chandigarh and Pricol Coimbatore). Monthly requirement- over 55,000 Nos. 

  • Featured by India Today (2010), as one of the 20 Innovators Changing Our Lives

  • Awadh Samman, 2009, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh

  • 4th position, HSSC, Madhya Pradesh Board, 1975

  • Chairman Technology Mission for Indian Railways (TMIR), May, 

  • Vice Chancellor Rajasthan Technical University, 2013 - 15

  • Member Board of Governors, IIT Jodhpur, 2014 ---

  • Chairman Research Council, CSIR-CMERI, Durgapur, 2016 -

  • Member Executive Committee, AICTE, 2014 --

  • Member Board of Governers, JNARDDC (J L Nehru Aluminium Research Develpoment & Design Centre, Nagpur, 2016 ---

  • Head Nuclear Engg & Technology Program, IIT Kanpur, 2008-11

  • Head Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kanpur, 2008-11

  • Head  Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kanpur, 2008-11

  • Head Centre for Robotics, IIT Kanpur, 2008 –11

  • Mission Coordinator Technology Mission on Railway Safety, Govt of India, 2005-09

  • Chairman Automotive Parc, National Program on Micro & Smart Structures,

  • Project Coordinator Nano-Satellite, JUGNU Project with ISRO.

  • Project Coordinator Rural Technology Action Group, RuTAG @ IITK.

  • Consortium Leader Automotive Electronic Stability Program, Core Group on Automotive Research, DST

  • Member Expert Task Force on IVHM of LCA (Light Combat Aircraft)

  • Editor (mid-Asia) International Journal of Engineering Asset Management, 2005-2010

  • Editor ISSS Journal (International Society of Smart Systems), 2008-2010

  • Editor Advances in Vibration Engineering

  • Editor International Journal of Condition Monitoring and Diagnostic Engineering Management (COMADEM)

  • Member Indo-US Task Force on Embedded Systems

  • Founding Director International Society on Asset Management, Australia

  • Member Working Group on Energy Research, Planning Commission, Govt of India.

  • Head  Innovation Lab – 4i Lab, IIT Kanpur, 2003 – 2009


Department of Mechanical Engineering
IIT Kanpur,
Kanpur 208016

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