Assistant Professor in the field of Mechanical Engineering

Composite Materials, Biomaterials, Machining, Additive Manufacturing

  • B.E. (Production)

    Amrita Institute of Technology and Science, Bharathiyar University, Tamil Nadu

  • M.E. (Manufacturing)

    Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu
    2003-2005 8.84 Ist Class with Distinction

  • Ph.D

    Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi

  • 02.12.2019-Till date Assistant Professor- Grade-1

    PDPM IIITDM Jabalpur

  • 07.06.2019-29.11.2019 Assistant Professor Grade-10

    National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology

  • 10.05.2013-30.05.2019 Associate Professor

    Kongu Engineering College

  • 19.12.2012-08.05.2013 Associate Professor

    Ratna Vel Subramaniam College of Engineering

  • 01.08.2012-30.11.2012 Assistant Professor

    JSS Academy of Technical Education

  • 1.6.2005-19.7.2007 Lecturer

    Arulmigu Kalasalingam College of Engineering (Now Kalasalingam University)

  • June 2020-Till date SPOC

    Faculty data, NIRF - ME Discipline

  • June 2020-July 2022 Co-Ordinator

    Discipline Time table

My courses

Current & Previous

Course Code Course name Category Institute Department Link
SM3009 Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing Processes UG/PG/PhD Mechanical Engineering
OE4M72 Introduction to Computational Materials Science UG/PG/ Mechanical Engineering
ME2005 Engineering Materials and Characterization Mechanical Engineering
Course Code Course name Category Institute
ME5023 Materials and Processes in Design UG/PG/PhD
ME5005 Near Net Shape Manufacturing UG/PG/PhD
ME8001 Research Methodology for Mechanical Engineers UG/


Areas or Specialisation / Project Activities / Publications / Books

Composite Materials, Biomaterials, Machining, Additive Manufacturing

  • Development of low-cost 3D printing technology for personalized nutritious food preparation

    Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) Core Research Grant (CRG), March 02, 2023; CRG/2022/001161 PI: Prof. Puneet Tandon Co PI: K. Ponappa

  • Wear studies on biocompatible and biodegradable Magnesium alloy-based metal matrix composite implant - A novel process based on Powder Metallurgy (PM) technique

    FIG, IIITDMJ/DRSPC/2021/81

  • Utilization of wasted groundnut shell for the development of natural polymeric composites and their mechanical properties, drilling and tribological studies


K. Ponappa and Y. Panchal, "Metals and alloys for lightweight automotive structures," in Materials for Lightweight Constructions: CRC Press, 2023, pp. 17-38.

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