Dr. Rittin Abraham Kurien

Designation: Assistant Professor
Education:  B.Tech, M.Tech, Ph.D

Professional Experience: 8 Years

Specialization:

UG : Mechanical Engineering
PG : Automobile Engineering
Ph.D : Materials Science

R & D Project

  1. Awarded research fund of Rs. 1.78 Lakh/- from Centre for Engineering Research and Development (CERD), APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, (APJAKTU) Kerala, India. (KTU/RESEARCH 2/4068/2019). Principal Investigator (PI) – Rittin Abraham Kurien.
  2. Awarded research fund of Rs. 44,870 from Centre for Engineering Research and Development (CERD), APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, (APJAKTU) Kerala, India. (KTU/RESEARCH 5/467/2022). Principal Investigator (PI) – Rittin Abraham Kurien.

Achievements

  1. Received Received R&D project funding of Rs. 1.78 Lakh/- from Centre for Engineering Research and Development (CERD), Kerala Technological University (KTU), Kerala.
  2. Received R&D project funding of Rs. 44,870 from Centre for Engineering Research and Development (CERD), Kerala Technological University (KTU), Kerala, India. (KTU/RESEARCH 5/467/2022). Principal Investigator (PI) – Rittin Abraham Kurien.
  1. Editorial Board Member of International Journal, “Journal of Applied Research in Mechanical Engineering” Melange Publications.
  2. Editorial Board Member of International Journal, “Journal of Composite Materials” (VITP-IJCMA), VIT Press.
  3. Chaired a session on Non-conventional Machining at International Conference on Advances in Manufacturing and Material Science 2022 (ICAMMS 2022) held during 07 to 09 July 2022 organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering, Muthoot Institute of Technology and Science, Kerala.
  1. Best paper presentation award from National Institutes of Technology (NIT), Trichy, India, on 11th March 2021. Event: International Conference on Novel Engineering Materials for Biomedical, Energy, Environment, Sensing, and other Applications -2021 (ICON-BEES’21). 
  1. Completed a total of 55 Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) from different online platforms: Coursera, Edx, NPTEL, IUCEE and Tata Steel. 
  1. Appreciation from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Madras) for conducting Quality Enhancement in Engineering Education (QEEE) course in Department of Mechanical Engineering, Saintgits college of Engineering, Kottayam, Kerala, May 2018. 
  1. Appreciation from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Madras) for conducting Quality Enhancement in Engineering Education (QEEE) course in Department of Mechanical Engineering, Saintgits college of Engineering, Kottayam, Kerala, December 2017. 
  1. “Design and fabrication of automatic centre stand for bikes” was selected one of the Best Engineering College project (B.Tech) in Kerala state by “Yuva Master Mind 2012” conducted & was published by “Malayala Manorama” daily on 12th July 2012.

Patent

  1. Rittin Abraham Kurien, (2021), “Duck feather fiber based hybrid sandwich composite laminate with epoxy resin as matrix”, Patent No: 2021102369 (International), Status: Granted, Granted by- Australian IPR.
  2. Rittin Abraham Kurien and D. Philip Selvaraj, (2021), “Process of preparing MWCNT, abaca fiber and epoxy based reinforced nanocomposite laminate and product thereof”, Application No: 202041046417 (National), Status: Published, Published by- Indian IPR.
  3. Rittin Abraham Kurien, (2020), “Tribological processed solid super lubricity carbon-based drills”, Patent No: 2020101920 (International), Status: Granted, Granted by- Australian IPR.

Publication – International Journals

  1. Rittin Abraham Kurien, D. Philip Selvaraj, M. Sekar, Chacko Preno Koshy and K. M. Praveen (2021). “Comparative Mechanical, Tribological and Morphological Properties of Epoxy Resin Composites Reinforced With Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes.” Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, 1-9, Springer.
  2. Rittin Abraham Kurien, D. Philip Selvaraj, and Chacko Preno Koshy. (2021) “Worn Surface Morphological Characterization of NaOH-Treated Chopped Abaca Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Composites.” Journal of Bio-and Tribo-Corrosion 7, no. 1, 1-8, Springer.
  3. Rittin Abraham Kurien, Alan Biju, Akhil K Raj, Ashin Chacko, Bevin Joseph, Chacko Preno Koshy (2021). “Chicken feather fiber reinforced composites for sustainable applications.” Materials Today: Proceedings, October, Elsevier.
  4. Rittin Abraham Kurien, D. Philip Selvaraj, M. Sekar, Rathanasamy Rajasekar, Chacko Preno Koshy. (2021) “Experimental Investigation on Tribological Characteristics of NaOH Treated Chopped Abaca Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Composites” Materials Science Forum, ISSN: 1662-9752, Vol. 1019, pp 25-31.
  5. Rittin Abraham Kurien, D. Philip Selvaraj, M. Sekar, Chacko Preno Koshy, D. Tijo. (2021), “Mechanical Characterization and Evaluation of NaOH Treated Chopped Abaca Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Composites” Materials Science Forum, ISSN: 1662-9752, Vol. 1019, pp 12-18.
  6. Rittin Abraham Kurien, D. Philip Selvaraj, M. Sekar, and Chacko Preno Koshy. (2020), “Tribological and Mechanical Performance Characteristics of Epoxy-Resin Composites Reinforced with Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes for Sustainable Applications” Journal of Green Engineering, ISSN: 2245-4586, Volume-10, Issue-10, october.
  7. Rittin Abraham Kurien, Santhosh, A., Paul, D., Kurup, G. B., Reji, G. S., & Selvaraj, D. P. (2020). A Study on Recent Developments in Jute, Cotton, Coir, Silk and Abaca Fiber-reinforced Composites. In Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering, (pp. 375-384). Springer, Singapore.
  8. Rittin Abraham Kurien, Santhosh, A., Paul, D., Kurup, G. B., & Reji, G. S. (2020). A Review on Recent Developments in Kenaf, Sisal, Pineapple, Bamboo and Banana Fiber-Reinforced Composites. In Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering, (pp. 301-310). Springer, Singapore.
  9. Rittin Abraham Kurien, D. Philip Selvaraj, M. Sekar, and Chacko Preno Koshy. (2020), “Green composite materials for green technology in the automotive industry.” In IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, vol. 872, no. 1, p. 012064. IOP Publishing.
  10. A Biju, A Thomas, AJ Kalarickal, J Jose, Rittin Abraham Kurien (2020) “Design and Fabrication of Domestic Sieving Machine” International Journal of Research and Analytical Reviews 7 (2), 119-122.
  11.  Rittin Abraham Kurien, Kanal S. Sajan, Nabeel N.K, Jidhin Justin, Kannanunni Pradeep (2020), “Design and Fabrication of Portable Automated Spray Painting Machine” International Colloquium on  Recent Trends in Engineering (IC@MACE), 239-242.
  12.  Varun B Sankar, Muhammed Rafeek P M, Martin Oliver Pereira, John Philip Matthew, Rittin  Abraham Kurien (2019) “Compressed Liquid Air Propelled Engine” International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology, ISSN: 2278-0181, Vol. 8 Issue 06, June, 403-409.
  13.  Rittin Abraham Kurien, Prakash, N., Venkatraj, B (2015), “Design and fabrication of multiple braking system” International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, 10(13), pp. 10951–10960.

International Conference (Paper presented)

  1. “A Study On Vetiver Fiber And Lemongrass Fiber Reinforced Composites” was presented at “4th International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering (ICAME 2022)”, organised by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu, India during March 24-26, 2022.
  2. “A Review on Recent Developments In Jute, Acacia Fibre Composites” was presented at 1st International Conference on “Advanced Intelligence and Innovations in Mechanical Sciences (AIIMS – 1.0)” organized by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Ramapuram Campus, Chennai-89, held on 08th April 2022.
  3. “A Comprehensive Review on Abaca Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites” was presented at 2nd Virtual International Tribology Research Symposium (ITRS 2021) International Tribology Research Symposium held at SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRM IST) Chennai, on held during 8th to 10th December 2021.
  4. “Comparative Mechanical And Morphological Properties of Duck Feather Composites” was presented at TRIBOINDIA 2021 – An International Virtual Tribology Conference organized by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Saintgits College of Engineering (Autonomous), Kottayam, Kerala, India under the aegis of Tribology Society of India (TSI) during 02 December, 2021.
  5. “Chicken feather fiber reinforced composites for sustainable applications” was presented at an International conference (ICON BEES 2021) held at National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli (NIT Trichy), on 11th March 2021.
  6. “Worn surface morphological characterization of naoh treated chopped abaca fiber reinforced epoxy composites” was presented at an International Tribology Research Symposium held at SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRM IST) Chennai, on 5th November 2020.
  7. “A study on recent developments in jute, cotton, coir, silk and abaca fiber reinforced composites” was presented at an International conference (iCADMA 2020) held at National Institute of Technology, Uttarakhand (NIT UK), on 5th November 2020.
  8. “A review on recent developments in kenaf, sisal, pineapple, bamboo and banana fiber reinforced composites” was presented at an International conference (iCADMA 2020) held at National Institute of Technology, Uttarakhand (NIT UK), on 6th November 2020.
  9. “Green composite materials for green technology in the automotive industry” was presented at an International conference (ICMSMT 2020) held at Hotel Aloft, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India on 9th April 2020.
  10. “Characterization and evaluation of epoxy resin composites reinforced with different multi-walled carbon nanotube concentration: tribological and mechanical performance” was presented at an International conference (ICNAN 2019) held at Vellore lnstitute of Technology, Vellore (VIT Vellore), on 29th November 2019.
  11. “Experimental investigation of epoxy based multi walled cnt reinforced composites” was presented at an International conference (ICMHCEE 2019) held at National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli (NIT Trichy), on 11th September 2019.
  12. “Effect of parameters on the weld pool shape in laser spot welding of AlSi 304 stainless steel plate” was presented at the National level conference held at renewal center, Ernakulam in connection with IIW-INDIA KEMPPI-WELD network-third competition for young engineers 2018, organized by The Indian Institute of Welding (IIW), on 9th October 2018.
  13. “Design and fabrication of multiple braking system” was presented at an International conference held at Selvam College of Technology, Namakkal, Chennai on 13th March 2015.
  1. “Design and fabrication of automatic centre stand for bikes” was presented at an National level conference held at Amal Jyothi Engineering College Kanjirapally, Kerala on 28th January 2012.
  1. “Design and fabrication of automatic centre stand for bikes” was presented at an Intra-college fest held at MBC Engineering College, Peermade, Kerala on 5th March 2012.

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) – Certifications 

  1. Everyday Parenting: The ABCs of Child Rearing authorized by Yale University and offered through Coursera during May 2020.
  2. Self-Awareness and the Effective Leader authorized by Rice University and offered through Coursera during May 2020.
  3. The Sustainable Development Goals – A global, transdisciplinary vision for the future authorized by University of Copenhagen and offered through Coursera during May 2020.
  4. Fundamentals of Project Planning and Management authorized by University of Virginia and offered through Coursera during May 2020.
  5. Successful Negotiation: Essential Strategies and Skills authorized by University of Michigan and offered through Coursera during May 2020.
  6. Energy: The Enterprise authorized by University at Buffalo and The State University of New York and offered through Coursera during June 2020.
  7. Healthy Practices: Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Community and Family Participation authorized by University of Colorado and offered through Coursera during June 2020.
  8. Psychological First Aid authorized by Johns Hopkins University and offered through Coursera during June 2020.
  9. AI For Everyone authorized by deeplearning.ai and offered through Coursera during May 2020.
  10. The Science of Well-Being authorized by Yale University and offered through Coursera during June 2020.
  11. Problem-Solving Skills for University Success authorized by The University of Sydney and offered through Coursera during June 2020.
  12. The Teacher’s Social and Emotional Learning authorized by University of Colorado and offered through Coursera during June 2020.
  13. Science of Exercise authorized by University of Colorado and offered through Coursera during June 2020.
  14. Marketing: Customer Needs and Wants authorized by IESE Business School and offered through Coursera during June 2020.
  15. Introduction to Philosophy authorized by The University of Edinburgh and offered through Coursera during June 2020.
  16. Introduction to Psychology authorized by University of Toronto and offered through Coursera during June 2020.
  17. Materials Science: 10 Things Every Engineer should know authorized by University of California and offered through Coursera during May 2020.
  18. Successful Career Development authorized by University System of Georgia and offered through Coursera during July 2020.
  19. Digital Footprint authorized by The University of Edinburgh and offered through Coursera during May 2020.
  20. How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper (Project-Centered Course) authorized by École Polytechnique and offered through Coursera during May 2020.
  21. Understanding Research Methods authorized by University of London and SOAS University of London and offered through Coursera during May 2020.
  22. Mechanics of Materials I: Fundamentals of Stress & Strain and Axial Loading authorized by Georgia Institute of Technology and offered through Coursera during May 2020.
  23. Air Pollution – a Global Threat to our Health authorized by University of Copenhagen and offered through Coursera during May 2020.
  24. Mechanics of Materials II: Thin-Walled Pressure Vessels and Torsion authorized by Georgia Institute of Technology and offered through Coursera during May 2020.
  25. Positive Psychology authorized by The University of North Carolina and offered through Coursera during May 2020.
  26. Essentials of Entrepreneurship: Thinking & Action authorized by University of California and offered through Coursera during May 2020.
  27. Teamwork Skills: Communicating Effectively in Groups authorized by University of Colorado and offered through Coursera during May 2020.
  28. How to Write a Resume (Project-Centered Course) authorized by The State University of New York and offered through Coursera during May 2020.
  29. Introduction to Personal Branding authorized by University of Virginia and offered through Coursera during May 2020.
  30. Material Processing authorized by Georgia Institute of Technology and offered through Coursera during May 2020.
  31. Mechanics of Materials IV: Deflections, Buckling, Combined loading & Failure Theories authorized by Georgia Institute of Technology and offered through Coursera during April 2020.
  32. Mechanical Ventilation for COVID-19 from Harvard University and offered through edX during April 2020.
  33. Online Teaching offered through IUCEE during September 2020.
  34. Industrial Water system offered through TATA Steel during May 2020.
  35. Basic TQM offered through TATA Steel during May 2020.
  36. Industry 4.0 offered through TATA Steel during May 2020.
  37. Innovation & Entrepreneurship – From Basics to Open Innovation authorized by EIT Digital and offered through Coursera during May 2020.
  38. User Experience Design – Creating User Profiles authorized by Rhyme and offered through Coursera during May 2020.
  39. Building Digital Media using Graphic Design in Google Slides authorized by Rhyme and offered through Coursera during May 2020.
  40. Use Word Press to Create a Blog for your Business authorized by Rhyme and offered through Coursera during May 2020.
  41. Hiring and Onboarding Employees with ClickUp authorized by Rhyme and offered through Coursera during May 2020.
  42. Create Customer Support Data with Google Sheets authorized by Rhyme and offered through Coursera during May 2020.
  43. Compare Stock Returns with Google Sheets authorized by Rhyme and offered through Coursera during May 2020.
  44. Predict Future Product Prices Using Facebook Prophet authorized by Rhyme and offered through Coursera during May 2020.
  45. Create a Resume and Cover Letter with Google Docs authorized by Rhyme and offered through Coursera during May 2020.
  46. Improve Business Performance with Google Forms authorized by Rhyme and offered through Coursera during May 2020.
  47. Create Employee Management System with When I Work authorized by Rhyme and offered through Coursera during May 2020.
  48. Introduction to Google Docs authorized by Rhyme and offered through Coursera during April 2020.
  49. Spreadsheets for Beginners using Google Sheets authorized by Rhyme and offered through Coursera during May 2020.
  50. Introduction to Project Management with ClickUp authorized by Rhyme and offered through Coursera during May 2020.
  51. Introduction to Project Management authorized by Rhyme and offered through Coursera during May 2020.
  52. COVID-19: What You Need to Know (CME Eligible) authorized by Osmosis and offered through Coursera during April 2020.
  53. Fundamentals of Surface Engineering: Mechanisms, Processes and Characterizations offered through NPTEL during October 2019.
  54. IUCEE-EPICS Design Thinking Course 2019 offered through IUCEE during June 2019.
  55. Product Design and Manufacturing offered through NPTEL during March 2018.

FDP/STTP/Workshop Attended

  1. FDP on “Nanofluidics: Theory, Experimentation, Computation and Applications” organized by Saintgits College of Engineering, Kottayam during 13-15 September 2021.
  2. FDP on “Next Generation Adaptive Manufacturing System” organized by Marian Engineering College Kazhakuttom, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, during 12-16 July 2021.
  3. FDP on “Surface Characterization and Treatments in Tribology” organized by Saintgits College of Engineering, Kottayam during 23- 28 November 2020.
  4. FDP on “Introduction to Special Topics like Nanotribology, Biotribology, Space Tribology, Biomimetics and Tribology in Industry” organized by Saintgits College of Engineering, Kottayam during 12-17 October 2020.
  5. FDP on “Fundamentals of Surface Engineering: Mechanisms, Processes and Characterizations” organized by National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) during July to October 2020
  6. FDP on “Tribology of Machine Components and Applied Tribology” organized by Saintgits College of Engineering, Kottayam during 14-19 September 2020.
  7. FDP on “Aspects of Modern Optimization Techniques in Science and Engineering” (AMOTSE) organized by NIT, Arunachal pradesh during 17-21 August 2020.
  8. FDP on “Professional Ethics” organized by Providence College of Engineering, Chengannur during 10-14 August 2020.
  9. FDP on “Introduction to Tribology and Surface Engineering” organized by Saintgits College of Engineering, Kottayam during 17-22 August 2020.
  10. Conference (attended) “WAVES2020” project management conference organized by Project Management Institute (PMI) Kerala chapter during 24-26 July 2020.
  11. FDP on “Advanced Materials Technology” organised by Malnad College of Engineering, Karnataka, during 1 to 5 July 2020.
  12. FDP on “Nanotechnology Driven Engineered Materials” organized by Muthoot Institute of Technology and Science during 29 June 2020 to 03 July 2020.
  13. Workshop on “Inculcating Universal Human Values in Technical Education” organised by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) during 20-24, June 2020.
  14. FDP on “Moodle” organized by VIT Chennai during 13 to 15 May 2020.
  15. International Conference (attended) on “Chemical Science Frontiers: The Virtual International Conference” Organised by Uka Tarsadia University, Bardoli – India during 29 -30 May 2020.
  16. FDP on “Entrepreneurship Development” held at Saintgits College of Engineering, Kottayam during 16 to 18 December 2019.
  17. FDP on “Mentoring and Transactional Analysis” held at Saintgits College of Engineering, Kottayam during 03 to 07 December 2019.
  18. Workshop on IUCEE EPICS organized by MLR Institute of Technology, Telangana during 3 -5 June 2019
  19. National Symposium on “Modern Materials & Manufacturing Techniques” held at Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, Kanjirapally during 09 January 2019.
  20. National workshop on “Innovative Thinking Research and Funding” held at Vidya Academy of Science and Technology, Thrissur, during 6 &7 December 2018.
  21. National workshop on “Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning” held at Saintgits CET kottayam, conducted by Bennett University, Noida, India during 25 – 27 June 2018.
  22. FDP on “Renewable energy conversion & Management” held at Saintgits CET Kottayam, during 23 – 27 April 2018.
  23. 47th ISTE National Annual Convention held at Saintgits CET Kottayam, during 27 – 29 January 2018.
  24. ISTE short term training programme on Guidance and counselling held at SJCET Pala, during 4 to 8 December 2017.
  25. National Workshop on “Frontiers of Research in Mechanical Engineering held at SJCET Pala, during 3 April 2017.
  26. FDP on “Innovations in Materials Engineering & Manufacturing” held at Viswajyothi CET Vazhakulam during 20 – 22 February 2017.
  27. Workshop on “Models & Tools for Technical Research” held at Viswajyothi CET Vazhakulam during 2 & 3 February 2017.
  28. National Workshop on “Intellectual property rights & patent Registration” held at KITS Engineering College Kottayam during 21 April 2016.
  29. 8th SAE India- International Mobility Conference – SAE India, Chennai during 4-5 December 2013.
  30. National Workshop on “National Seminar on Frontier Techniques in Automotive Manufacturing” held at KCG Engineering College, Chennai on 10 October 2013.

Resource Person for

  1. Judge of the event “SRISHTI 2020” National Level Project Exhibition and Competition (final round evaluation panel) organized by Saintgits College of Engineering, Kottayam on 11th February 2020.
  2. Judge of the event “Micro Electric Vehicle Competition 2019” conducted by Department of Electrical Engineering, Saintgits College of Engineering, Kottayam on 12th April 2019.
  3. Judge of the events, “Best Engineer” & “Theme Show” conducted by MBC CET Peermade as a part of National level cultural fest “Swastika” 8th February 2018.
  4. Judge of the events, “Best Engineer” & “Theme Show” conducted by MBC CET Peermade as a part of National level cultural fest “Swastika” 4th March 2017.
  5. Guest talk on “Technology & Spirituality” for BMC Engineering college MGOCSM students, Kollam on 16th January 2017.
  6. Guest talk on “Social Responsibility of Engineers” for NSS students at Government high school Kodungoor, Kottayam, on 25th December 2016.
  7. Guest talk on “How to Start Innovations from school” for school students, at MGOCSM Students centre, Kottaym on 30th October 2016.    

Events Organized

  1. Organized (organizing committee) “TRIBOINDIA 2021” An International Virtual Tribology Conference hosted by Department of Mechanical Engineering, Saintgits College of Engineering (Autonomous), Kottayam, Kerala – 686532, India.
  2. Chief Staff Coordinator of MECHNIUS 2020 (National level technical fest) Department of Mechanical Engineering, Saintgits College of Engineering, Kottayam, Kerala.
  3. Organized “Innovibes 2017” An National level technical fest hosted by Kottayam Institute of Technology and Science, Kottayam, Kerala.

Professional Body Membership

  1. ISTE (Indian Society for Technical Education) life member.
  2. SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers).
  3. IIW (Indian Institute of Welding).

Research Interest

  • Composite materials
  • Polymer composites
  • Nanocomposites
  • Nanomaterials
  • Tribology
  • Nanotribology
  • Research and Technology Innovations
  • Product Development
  • Entrepreneurship

Contact Details

Email – rittin.ak@saintgits.org

Linkedin  – https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-rittin-abraham-kurien-916322108/

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