Rao, P.V.

Areas of Interest: 

Machining of difficult to machine materials, Grinding of Ceramics, Micro/Nano Manufacturing, Sustainable Machining.


  • Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
  • M.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
  • B.Tech,, Regional Engineering College Warangal, India

Academic/Industrial Experience

  1. Head, Mechanical Engineering, IIT Delhi, September 2018 to till date
  2. Professor, Mechanical Engineering, IIT Delhi, October 2006 to till date
  3. Head, Central Workshop, IIT Delhi, April 2007 to August 2010
  4. Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, IIT Delhi, January 2000 to October 2006
  5. Visiting Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, USA, January to June 1999
  6. Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, IIT Delhi, September1996 to January 2000.

Selected Publications

  1. A.Goswami, S.Aravindan, P.V.Rao and M.Yoshino, "Structured Surfaces for Generation of Negative Index of Refraction", Critical Reviews in Solid State and Materials Sciences, Vol.41, No.5, 2016, pp.367-385.
  2. Goswami A., Aravindan S. and Rao P.V., "Optimization of nanohole array parameters for improving the ultimate efficiency of nanohole structured c-Si solar cells", Proceedings of the IMechE, Part N: Journal of Nano engineering and Nano systems, Vol.230, No.4, 2016 , pp.231-240.
  3. Setti D., Sinha M.K., Ghosh S., Rao P.V., "Performance evaluation of Ti-6Al-4V grinding using chip formation and coefficient of friction under the influence of nanofluids", International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, Vol.88, 2015 , pp.237-248.
  4. SanketN.Bhavasar, Aravindan, S. and Venkateswara Rao, P., "Machinability Study of High Speed Steel for Focused Ion Beam (FIB) milling process-An Experimental Investigation at Micron/nano scale", Precision Engineering, Vol.38, No.1, 2014, pp.168-173.
  5. Sanjay Aggarwal and Venkateswara Rao, P., "Grinding Characteristics, material removal & damage formation mechanisms in removal rate grinding of Silicon Carbide", International Journal of Machine tools & Manufacture, Vol.50, No.12, 2010, pp.1077-1087.

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