Professor V. Radhakrishnan

Professor Emeritus, Not associated with any organization presently

Areas of Interest:

Research and development in Manufacturing engineering. Teaching and training in this field. Consultancy in the area.


Manufacturing Engineering, Metrology and Computer Aided Inspection, Automation in Manufacturing.

Consultancy Areas:

Metrology and surface metrology, Manufacturing processes, Ultra fine finishing of surfaces, Grinding and other abrasive processes.


Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Consultancy Firms

Major Professional Contributions:

Developed laser dressing of grinding wheels. Developed new surface finishing approaches. Developed grinding wheels for corner wear reduction. Set up excellent laboratories in Advanced Manufacturing field covering, processes, FMS, Robotics, CAD/CAM, CAI and Automation labs. Published over 280 technical papers of which 120 in reputed international journals, got 8 patents, supervised 24 PhDs,Academic administration and curriculum development at IIT Madras and at Amrita University, Coimbatore.

Professional Experience:

  • Academic experience covering teaching, research and academic administration for over 48 years of which 33 years as Professor.
  • Dean at IIT Madras for Consultancy and sponsored research. .


Metrology and Surface finishing, Grinding, Manufacturing Processes, Automation in Manufacturing, .


Contact Information


Prof. V. Radhakrishnan
"Malathy Madhavam", Vazhuthacaud, Trivandrum-695010
Phone: 0471-2321611
Mob: 9447871122

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  • B.Sc (Eng) Mechanical Kerala University, 1961.
  • M.Tech ( Production Engineering) IIT Kharagpur, 1963.
  • Ph.D (Mechanical Eng.) IIT Madras, 1970.


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Alexander von Humboldt Fellow 1975-76
  • Alexander von Humboldt Research Award 1996-97
  • National Research and Development Corporation top awards in 1987 and in 1998.
  • IET (London) Achievement Medal.2005
  • Khosla Research Award (IIT Roorkee) 2010

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated To : Section III: Mechanical Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 1992

Year of Birth: 1940