National Institute Of Technology,Kurukshetra



Name : Jatinder Kumar
Designation : Assistant Professor
Qualification : Ph.D. (Non-Traditional Machining), Thapar University Patiala (2009) M. E. (Industrial Engineering) from Thapar University, Patiala
Current Address :


Phone 1 (office) : 9813969976
Phone 2 (office) : 9813969976
Email : ,

Area Of Interest :

  • Machining of Pure Titanium and its alloys
  • Machining of composite materials
  • Wire Electric Discharge Machining, USM
  • Surface Integrity evaluation in non-traditional machining
  • Statistical optimization of machining methods

Experience :

Teaching15 years

  • Served as Lecturer (Mechanical Engineering) at AKGEC, Ghaziabad during 04.08.2003-03.02.2007.
  • Serving as Assistant Professor (Mechanical Engineering) since 20.02.2008

Other :

Research Output - 



  • International -  40  
  •   National  03    

Conference, Seminar: 

  • International -  08       
  • National-   04

Google Scholar citations- 1597


 Ph.D Thesis Supervised - 

  • Completed  07   
  • In progress  02

  M.Tech Dissertations -

  • Completed  14   

  • In progress  01


Publications in Journals- 

  •  Int. Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (Springer-Verlag, London)
  • Machining Science and Technology (Taylor-Francis)
  • Materials and Manufacturing Processes (Taylor-Francis)
  • Journal of Engineering Manufacture (Inst. of Mechanical Engineers, Part B-SAGE Publishers)
  • International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Sciences (Elsevier)
  • International Journal of Machining and Machinability of Materials (Inderscience, UK) 


1.  An investigation of drivers for need of flexibility in Indian manufacturing industries, Int. Journal of Technology, policy and management, 19(3), 226-242, 2019

2.  Manufacturing and technological challenges in stir casting of metal matrix composites- A Review, Materials Today: Proceedings, Vol. 5, No.1, pp. 5-10, 2018

3.  Trim cut machining and surface integrity analysis of Nimonic 80A alloy using wire cut EDM, Engineering Science and Technology, an International Journal
      Vol. 20, No.1,  pp. 175-186, 2017

4.  Fabrication and characterization of Al2O3 aluminium alloy 6061 composites fabricated by Stir casting, Materials Today: Proceedings, Vol. 4, No.2, pp. 2783-
      2792, 2017

5.  Optimization and surface modification in electrical discharge machining of AA 6061/SiCp composite using Cu–W electrode, Proceedings of the Institution of
      Mechanical Engineers,  Part L: Journal of Materials: Design and Applications
, Vol. 231, No.3, pp. 332-348, 2017

6.  Ultrasonic machining of WC–Co composite material: Experimental investigation and optimization using statistical techniques, Proceedings of the Institution of
      Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture,
Vol. 231, No.5, pp. 867-880, 2017

7.  Investigation of machining characterization for wire wear ratio and MRR on pure titanium in WEDM process through response surface methodology. 
      Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part E: Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering232(1), 108–126.

8.  Optimization and characterization of EDM of AA 6061/Al2O3 AMMC using Taguchi’s approach and utility concept, Production and Manufacturing Research,
      Vol. 5, No. 1, 351-370, 2017

9.  Multi-Objective Optimization in Electrical Discharge Machining of 6061 Al SiCp Using RSM and NSGA-II, Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 748, 207-211, 2017

10.  The Relationship Between Flexibility of Manufacturing System Components, Competitiveness of SMEs and Business Performance: A Study of Manufacturing
       SMEs in Northern India, Global Journal of Flexible Systems Management, Vol. 18, No.2, 123-137, 2017

11.  Experimental investigation of surface quality in ultrasonic machining of WC-Co composites through Taguchi method, AIMS Materials Science, Vol. 3, No.3, 1222-
       1235, 2016

12.  Experimental Investigation and Optimization of Machining Characteristics in Ultrasonic Machining of WC–Co Composite Using GRA Method, Materials and
       Manufacturing Processes
, Vol. 31, No. 5,  pp. 685-693, 2016.

13.  Investigation of the tool wear rate in tungsten powder-mixed electric discharge machining of AA6061/10 SiCp composite, Materials and Manufacturing
, Vol. 31, No. 4,  pp. 456-466, 2016.

14.  Investigation of the machining parameters and integrity of the work and wire surfaces after finish cut WEDM of commercially pure titanium, Journal of the
       Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering,
Vol. 38, No.3, 883-911, 2016

15.  Investigation of penetration rate and surface topography in ultrasonic drilling of WC-Co composite, Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 1137, pp. 79-87, 2016

16.  Investigation of the machinability of commercially pure titanium in ultrasonic machining using graph theory and matrix method, Journal of Engineering
, Vol.3, No.4, 75-94, 2015

17.  Experimental investigation into the hole quality in ultrasonic machining of WC-Co composite, Materials and Manufacturing Processes, Vol. 30, No. 7,
        pp. 921-933, 2015

18.  Multi-response optimization and modeling of trim cut WEDM operation of commercially pure titanium (CPTi) considering multiple user's preferences, Engineering
       Science and Technology, an International Journal, Vol.18, No. 2, 125-134, 2015

19.  Influences of process parameters on MRR improvement in simple and powder-mixed EDM of AA6061/SiC composite, Materials and Manufacturing
Vol. 30,  pp. 303-312, 2015

20.  Semi-empirical model on MRR and overcut in WEDM process of pure titanium using multi-objective desirability approach, Journal of the Brazilian Society of
       Mechanical Sciences and Engineering
, Vol. 37, No.2, pp.689-721, 2015

21.  Machining of aluminium metal matrix composites with electrical discharge machining-a review, Materials Today: Proceedings, Vol. 2,  No. 4-5, pp. 1665-1671,

22. Investigation of Wire Consumption and Wear Mechanism in Trim Cut WEDM Operation of Commercially Pure Titanium, Materials Science Forum, Vol. 808,
       43-50, 2015

23.  Surface crack density and recast layer thickness analysis in WEDM process through response surface methodology, Machining Science and Technology, 
        Vol. 20, No.2, 201-230, 2016.

24.  Process capability analysis and optimization in WEDM of commercially pure titanium, Procedia Engineering, Vol. 97, 758-766, 2014

25.  Investigation of surface integrity, material removal rate and wire wear ratio for WEDM of Nimonic 80A alloy using GRA and Taguchi method, Engineering Science
        and Technology, an International Journal
, Vol. 17, issue 4, 173-184, 2014.

26.  Investigations into the surface quality and micro-hardness in the ultrasonic machining of titanium (ASTM GRADE-1), Journal of the Brazilian Society of
        Mechanical Sciences and Engineering
, Vol. 36, No.4, 807-823, 2014.

27.  Surface integrity and material transfer investigation of pure titanium for rough cut surface after wire electro discharge machining, Proceedings of the Institution
        of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture
, Vol. 228, No.8, 880-901, 2014

28.  Experimental investigation on surface characteristics in powder-mixed electro discharge machining of AA6061/10% SiC composite, Materials and Manufacturing
Vol. 29,  pp. 287-297, 2015

29.  Microstructure analysis and material transformation of pure titanium and tool wear surface after wire electric discharge machining process, Machining Science
and Technology, Vol. 18, No.1, 47-77, 2016.

30.  Multi-response optimization of process parameters based on response surface methodology for pure titanium using WEDM process, The International Journal
       of Advanced Manufacturing Technology,
Vol. 68, No. 9-12, 2645-2668, 2013.

31. Ultrasonic machining—a comprehensive review, Machining Science and Technology, 17 (3), 325-379, 2013

32.  Investigation of machining parameters and surface integrity in wire electric discharge machining of pure titanium. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical
       Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture
227(7), 972–992, 2013.

33.  Modeling the material removal rate in ultrasonic machining of titanium using dimensional analysisThe International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing
48 (1-4), 103-119, 2010

34.   Multi Response optimization in Ultrasonic Machining of titanium using Taguchi's approach and utility concept, Int. Journal of Manufacturing Research, 5(2),
        139-160, 2010.

35.  Investigating and modeling the tool wear rate in ultrasonic machining of titanium, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology,
       41(11-12), 1107-1117, 2009.

36.  An Experimental study on ultrasonic machining of titanium using designed experiments, Journal of Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and
, 30 (3), 231-238, 2008.

37.  An Investigation into the machining characteristics of titanium using ultrasonic machining, International Journal of Machining and Machinability of Materials
       3(1-2), 143-161, 2008.


Conference Papers (Selected)
Experimental Investigation and Optimization of Overcut in WEDM of WC-Co Composite Material, Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXXI, IOS Press, 2017, pp. 63-68. (Proc. of 15th Int. Conference on Manufacturing Research, University of Greenwich, London, UK, Sep 5-7, 2017) 

A review on machinability of aluminium alloys with conventional drilling process, Proc. Of International Conference on trends in Industrial and Mechanical Engineering (ICTIME 2016), Feb 4-6, 2016, MNIT Bhopal

A State of Art in Development of Wire Electrodes for high performance Wire Cut EDM, Proceedings of Int. Conf. on Advancements and Futuristic Trends in Mechanical and Materials Engg., Oct 5-7, 2012, Punjab Tech. University, Jalandhar.

Parametric Optimization of the Surface Quality in Ultrasonic Machining of Titanium, Proceedings of Int. Conference on Computational Methods in Manufacturing (ICCMM 2011), IIT Guwahati, December 15-16, 2011.

Experimental Study of Surface Roughness during WEDM of Nimonic-80 A Alloy, Proceedings of Int.l Conference on ‘Emerging Trends in Mechanical Engineering (ICETME 2011) Thapar University, Patiala, India, Feb 24-26, 2011.

An assessment of the effect of tool properties, power rating and slurry size in ultrasonic machining of titanium, Proc. Of International Conference on ‘Theoretical, Applied, Computational Engineering Mechanics’ (ICTACEM 2010),  Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India,  26-29 Dec, 2010


PhD Thesis Guided

1. Mr. Anish Kumar, (950908010) (Thapar University), Parametric study and optimization of WEDM process parameters of pure titanium, Awarded in 2014.

2. Mr. Amitesh Goswami, (2k-09-NITK-PhD-1255), Investigation of Machining Characteristics of Nimonic 80A using Wire Electric Discharge Machining, Awarded in 2016.

3. Mr. Rupesh Chalisgaonkar, Investigation of the Machining Characteristics and surface integrity in Rough Cut and Finish Cut WEDM of pure titanium, Awarded in 2016

4. Mr. Balbir Singh, 2k-09-NITK-PhD-1254, Parametric Investigation and surface modification in Electric Discharge Machining of Al6061 SiCp Composite, Awarded in 2016.

5. Mr. Ravinder Kataria, 2k-12-NITK-PhD-1438, Experimental Investigation and Modeling of Machining Characteristics in ultrasonic machining of WC-Co Composite Material, Awarded in 2017

6. Ms. Shakun Preet Kaur, 2k-11-NITK-PhD-1381, Manufacturing System Flexibility, Competitiveness and business performance: A Collaborative study of
     manufacturing SMEs in the Indian Perspective, Awarded in 2018

7. Mr. Bhaskar Chandra Kandpal, An investigation of the machining characteristics of 6061Al, Al2O3 Metal Matrix Compgsite in Electrical Discharge Machining, Awarded in 2018.


STC/FDP Organized

Advances in Machining Processes (AIMP 2018), Department of Mechanical Engineering, NIT Kurukshetra, 26.03.2018-31.03.2018 

Expert Lectures Delivered

Process capability analysis and Optimization of WEDM of pure titanium, Advances in Machining Processes (AIMP 2018), NIT Kurukshetra


Academic Contributions - 

1. Member of BOS, NIT Kurukshetra for three years

2. Coordinator of Mechanical Engineering Departmental Time Table committee since 2018.

3. Performed various administrative duties as assigned by HOD from time to time, such as Work related to Accreditation of Mechanical Department,
    M. Tech. admission work etc, Equipments Purchase/ Lab development under TEQIP-II etc.

4. Worked as the coordinator for website information updates related to Mechanical Deptt.

5. Prof. Incharge (CAM Lab). 


Memebership of Professional Bodies

Life membership of ISTE


Outreach Activities

Reviewed a number of research papers for International Journals of repute such as Machining Science and Technology, Applied Physics and Engineering,
The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Materials and Manufacturing Processes etc.