Dr. Somashekhar S Hiremath works as an Associate Professor, Precision Engineering and Instrumentation Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras. Worked as Visiting Professor at Ecole Centrale de Nantes. France and Warsaw University of Technology, Poland. Received Best teacher Awards continuously from 1997-2000 and Students feedback in IIT Madras is always above the institute average.
Some of the Academic details are as follows:
Research Guidance: Completed: Ph.D. : 06 ; M.S.: 03 M.Tech.: 26 R & D Projects: 05, Ongoing: Ph.D. : 09 ; M.S.: 03 M.Tech.: 04 R & D Projects: 02
Research Output: Patents : 02 ; Peer Reviewed Journals : 43; Conferences : 108; Monographs : 03; Book Chapter : 02; Talks : 75
Current Research Areas: Mechatronic System Design-System Simulation and Modelling ; Robotics ;Micromachining ;Fluid Power Systems ; Finite Element Modelling - basically Fluid Structure Interactions; Precision Engineering
Short Term Training Programmes (STTP) /Faculty Development Programmes (FDP)/Continuing Education Programmes (CEP) Courses on cutting edge technologies like Fluid Power Systems, Mechatronics, Micromachining, Robotics and Optimization techniques for Industries, Defense organizations and Engineering College Teachers. As of now 17 Courses are completed.
Recognized Trainer on “Hydraulics and Pneumatics” and “Programmable Logic Controller “ from Bosch Rexroth AG, Germany.
National Awards: 1. Innovative Student Project Award 2005 (Best PhD Thesis of the Year 2004–2005 in the Department of Mechanical Engineering) from the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), New Delhi. 2. Prof. K. Arumugam National Award 2005 for Innovative Research Work in Engineering and Technology from Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), New Delhi. 3. Certificate of Achievement for Guiding Best MS Thesis in Mechanical Engineering from Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), New Delhi 4. Certificate of Achievement for Guiding Best MS Thesis in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), New Delhi.