The Department of Mechanical Engineering is recognised as a Research centre by Anna University, Chennai, for carrying out research work at Masters and Doctorate level.
Currently Six faculty members of the department are carrying out their doctoral research work at the research centres housed within the department.
Many students, at UG and PG level, use these facilities to do their final year and pre-final year project work.
The following faculty members of the department are recognised to supervise research work under ANNA University, Chennai.
Dr.S. Ramesh Babu, Associate Professor - Super plastic formation, Friction stir welding, Non-ferrous metal joining processes.
Dr.K. Pitchandi, Professor & Head - Fluid Mechanics & Machinery, Heat & Mass transfer, Thermodynamics
Dr.N. Muthukrishnan, Professor - Composites, Machinability study, Optimization
Dr.R. Ramesh, Professor - Tribology, Behaviour of Engineering Materials, Vibration
Dr.J. Venkatesan, Professor - I C engines, Heat transfer equipments
Dr.T. Raja – Professor – Materials processing and characterization, Design engineerinig.
Dr.S. Saravanan, Professor – I.C. Engines, Fuels and performance.
Dr.S. Ilaiyavel - Associate Professor - metal matrix composites, tribological characterization, multi-layer coating.
Dr.M. Mohandass - Associate Professor - Metal matrix composites, casting, solidification
Dr.M. Ananthkumar – Associate Professor – Tribology, Materials
Dr.M. Prem Ananth – Associate Professor – Tribology, Multi layer coatings
Dr.S. Ponnuvel - Associate Professor - Composites, Machining, Optimization
Dr.P. Raghu – Assistant Professor –I.C engines, Spray characterization, Fuels
Dr.C. Senthamarai Kannan - Assistant Professor - Vibrations, Design Engineering, Polymer Composites
Dr.V. Sridharan - Assistant Professor - Composites, Machining, Optimization