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Dr. Dineshsingh G Thakur

Dr. D. G. Thakur graduated in Mechanical Engineering from BAM University-Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India, in 1996 and Master of Technology in Mechanical Engineering, from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, in 2001. Subsequently, he has pursued Doctoral research work in the area of High Speed Machining of Aerospace Materials at IIT, Madras in 2009. He has authored 75 publications in reputed peer-reviewed journals and a good number of publications in various National/International conferences.  He has Authored a book and Authored book chapters. He was a Principal investigator of three sponsored R&D projects funded by AR&DB (DRDO)/SERB etc.  He has 25 years of teaching experience. He is currently Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Director, School of Robotics and Director, Centre for Training & Placement at Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DU), DRDO, Pune.  He has guided Five PhDs, MS By Research and over sixty five M. Tech. projects, and currently guiding seven Ph.D. students. He is working as Reviewer for most of the well refereed International Journals.



  • 2009 - Ph.D. - Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

  • 2001 - M.Tech (Mechanical Engg.) - Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

  • 1996 - B.E. (Mechanical Engg.) - BAM University, Aurangabad

  • 1993 - Diploma in Mechanical Engg. - Govt. Polytechnic College, Nanded

Professional Experience (Institution, Position and Period):

  • Professor, DIAT (DU), Pune 2018 onwards

  • Associate Professor, DIAT (DU), Pune 2011-2018

  • Assistant Professor, BATU (Govt. of Maharashtra), Raigad 1996 - 2011

  • Head, Mechanical Engineering, DIAT (DU), Pune Jan 2021 onward

  • Director, School of Robotics, DIAT (DU), Pune 2021 onward

  • Director, Centre for Training & Placement, DIAT (DU), Pune 2021 onward

  • Director, Innovation and Incubation centre

  • Chairman, IPR

Research Domains:

  • CAD/CAM/Robotics

  • Manufacturing Consideration in Design

  • Fabrication, Characterization and Processing of Composite Materials

  • High speed machining/green machining of aerospace materials, Precision Robotic Welding of Aerospace Materials.

  • Micro manufacturing/Micromachining of “Difficult to cut materials”. Surface Engineering.

  • Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing).

Teaching Interest:

  • Product Design and Development

  • Advanced Materials and Processing

  • CAD/CAM/Robotics

  • Mechatronics

  • Sensors

Specific Projects:

  • MMC for Nuclear and Defence Application

  • Electro-less coating for Marine Application

  • High Speed Machining Machinability aspect of Aerospace Alloys

  • Dynamic Analysis of Aero couplings.

  • Impact Analysis of APFSDS.

  • Thermal Barrier Coatings of Defence Applications.

  • CFD Analysis of Air craft seat ejection system

  • Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) of Aircraft stiffner

Research Collaborations:

  • DRDO Labs

  • VIT Vellore

  • Agriculture University-Parbhani

  • MIT WPU Pune

  • MITADT Pune

  • Dy Patil CoE-Pune

  • AR&DB New Delhi

  • NITTE Manglore

  • BARC Mumbai


Ph.D Thesis Supervision (Completed):

  • Study on the dynamic characteristics of combat aircraft high speed flexible coupling - S Nagesh Sc. E’ CVRDE, Chennai.

  • Processing, Characterization and Mechanical Behavior of Boron Carbide Reinforced Aluminum Metal Matrix Composites - Ritesh Raj.

  • Experimental Investigations on Surface Properties of Electroless Ni-P/ZnO Composite Coatings on AZ91 Magnesium Alloy – Imran Ansari.

  • Numerical and Experimental Studies on Maximum pressure rise in double base propellant rocket motor- Balesh Ropia

  • Experimental Assessment for Characterisation and Performance Evaluation of Magnesium/ Teflon/ Viton (MTV) Decoy Flares- Gp Cpt Sukamal Adhikary

MS by Research Supervision:

  • ·       An Experimental Study of Wire EDM on near ß Titanium Alloy Ti-10V-2Fe-3Al – K. Parameshwar, DMRL, Hyderabad.

M.Tech. Dissertation Supervision:

Guided over 65 M.Tech Dissertations 

Summer/Winter Internships from other institutions Supervision:

  • MITWPU Pune

  • Sinhagad CoE Pune

  • Zeal COE Pune

  • Govt. CoE Aurangabad

  • NIT Nagpur

Other Supervision:

Adjudicated 30 PhD & 55 M Tech thesis for IIT/NITs/ Private Universities /Central Universities/ State Universities

Awards/Scholastic Achievements:

  • Nominated for best paper award at “World Congress on Engineering-2009, London”.

  • Invited to Chair International conference AES-ATEMA-2012-Italy.

  • Listed in the “Who’s who in the World, (2010)

  • Listed in the “ Learned India Educationists Who’s Who” 2017

  • Listed in the “Asian American Who’s Who” 2017

  • Recipient of best paper award International Conference ICRAME 2015-Pune (MS).

  • Invited to Chair International conference AES-ATEMA-2013-Italy.

  • Recipient of best paper award International Conference ICTIEM-2018, Feb 26-27, 2018 at Deogiri Institute of Engineering and Management Studies-Aurangabad.

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