Faculty At Mechanical Department

Vimal K E K
Vimal K E K
Assistant Professor
Basic Information Research Interest:-Sustainable Manufacturing; Supply Chain Management; Industry 4.0; Wire arc additive manufacturing
Email :- vimalkek@nitp.ac.in
Phone :-458

Subjects Teaching in Department
  1. Engineering Graphics - B. Tech (Computer Science Engineering) - 2019
  2. Supply Chain Management - B.Tech (Mechanical Engineering) - 2019
  3. Engineering Graphics - B. Tech (Mechanical Engineering) - 2019,2020
  4. Project Management - M.Tech (Production Engineering) - 2018
Educational Qualification
  1. PhD. - NIT Tiruchirappalli, India - 2016
  2. M. Tech - NIT Tiruchirappalli, India - 2012
  3. B E - PSG College of Technology - Coimbatore, India - 2010
    Memberships & Society
    1. The Institution of Engineers (India) - Production Engineering Division - M-1692946
    2. Indian Welding Society - L01705
      Current Administrative Responsibility
      1. Department Library Coordinator (2019 - present)
        Work Experiences
        1. Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Chennai, India (1 Y 11 M)
          1. Book - Sustainable Manufacturing for Industry 4.0 An Augmented Approach, K. Jayakrishna, Vimal KEK, S. Aravind Raj, K.M.A.K. Kulatunga, Mohamed Thariq Bin Haji Hameed Sultan, J. Paulo Davim, CRC Press, November - 2020.
          2. Chapter - Sustainable Supply Chain Management: Barriers and Analysis Methods in Book titled Emerging Applications in Supply Chains for Sustainable Business Development , Vimal, K. E. K., Nishal, M., & Jayakrishna, K., IGI Global. - 2019.
          3. Chapter - Analyzing the Drivers of Sustainable Procurement Using the DEMATEL Approach in Book titled Sustainable Procurement in Supply Chain Operations,, Vimal, K. E. K., Sasikumar, P., Mathiyazhagan, K., Nishal, M., & Sivakumar, K. , CRC Press, USA - 2019.
          4. Chapter - A Decision Support for Prioritizing Process Sustainability Tools Using FAHP in Book titled Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process, Vinodh, S & Vimal, K. E. K. , CRC Press, USA - 2017.
            1. K.E.K. Vimal, K Jayakrishna, T Ameen, SS Afridhi, V Vasudevan, An investigation on the impact of industrial symbiosis implementation on organizational performance using analytical hierarchical approach. Benchmarking: An International Journal. Accepted for Publication - 2020,Https://doi.org/10.1108/BIJ-12-2018-0423.
            2. K.E.K.Vimal, K.Mathiyazhagan, Vernika Agarwal, Sunil Luthra, K.Sivakumar, Analysis of barriers that impede the elimination of single-use plastic in developing economy context. Journal of Cleaner Production. 272(1), November - 202,1-16, j.jclepro.2020.122629.
            3. Sakthi Nagaraj, T., Jeyapaul, R., Vimal, K. E. K., & Mathiyazhagan, K, Integration of human factors and ergonomics into lean implementation: ergonomic-value stream map approach in the textile industry. . Production Planning & Control. 30 (15) - 2019,1265-1282, Https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2019.1612109.
            4. K Jayakrishna, K E K Vimal, Lakshimipriya Sethuram, Quantification of environmental impacts of abrasive water jet cutting process through sustainability analysis. International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development. 18(1), April - 2019,101-119, Https://doi.org/10.1504/IJESD.2019.098646.
            5. Vimal, K. E. K, S Vinodh, & Gurumurthy, A, Modelling and analysis of sustainable manufacturing system using a digraph-based approach. . International Journal of Sustainable Engineering. 11(6) - 2018,397-411, Https://doi.org/10.1080/19397038.2017.1420108.
            6. Vimal K E K, Sonu Rajak, Jayakrishna K, Analysis of network design for a circular production system using multi-objective mixed integer linear programming model. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management. 30(3), September - 2018,628 - 646, Https://doi.org/10.1108/JMTM-02-2018-0058.
            7. K Sivakumar, R Jeyapaul, Vimal K E K, Pratthosh, A DEMATEL approach for evaluating barriers for sustainable end-of-life practices. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management. 29(6) - 2018,1065-1091, Https://doi.org/10.1108/JMTM-08-2017-0164.
            8. Vimal, KEK., Vinodh, S., & Raja, A., Optimization of process parameters of SMAW process using NN-FGRA from the sustainability view point. Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing. 28(6) - 2017,1459-1480, Https://doi.org/10.1007/s10845-015-1061-5.
            9. Vimal, KEK, Vinodh S, Brajesh P and Muralidharan R, Rapid prototyping process selection using multi criteria decision making considering environmental criteria and its decision support system. Rapid Prototyping Journal. 22(2), April - 2016,225-250, Https://doi.org/10.1108/RPJ-03-2014-0040.
            10. Vimal, KEK, Vinodh, S., & Muralidharan, R., An approach for evaluation of process sustainability using multi-grade fuzzy method. International Journal of Sustainable Engineering. 8(1), Jan - 2015,40-54, Https://doi.org/10.1080/19397038.2014.912254.
            11. Vimal, KEK.,Vinodh, S., & Raja, A, Modelling, assessment and deployment of strategies for ensuring sustainable shielded metal arc welding process–a case study. Journal of Cleaner Production. 93(1), April - 2015,364-377, Https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.01.049.
            12. Vinodh, S., Kumar, S. V., & Vimal, K. E. K. , Implementing lean sigma in an Indian rotary switches manufacturing organisation. Production Planning & Control. 25(4) - 2014,288-302., Https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2012.684726.
            13. Vinodh, S., Devadasan, S. R., Vimal, KEK., and Kumar, D, Design of agile supply chain assessment model and its case study in an Indian automotive components manufacturing organization. Journal of Manufacturing Systems. 32(4), October - 2013,620-631, Https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmsy.2013.04.001.
            14. Vinodh, S., and Vimal, KEK, Thirty criteria based leanness assessment using fuzzy logic approach. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. 60(9-12), June - 2012,1185-1195, Https://doi.org/10.1007/s00170-011-3658-y.
              International Conferences
              1. Vimal K E K, Wire arc additive manufacturing of aluminium alloys - a review, International Conference on Advances in Minerals, Metals, Materials, Manufacturing and Modelling .  NIT Warangal - 2019, .
              2. A. Soundhar, S. Aravind Raj, K.E.K. Vimal, K. Balasubramani, K. Jayakrishna, End of Life Impact Assessment of Poly Lactic Acid , International conference on Safe biodegradable packaging Technology.  12, Malasiya,July - 2018, Abstract Indexed.
              3. Pawan Goel, Jayakrishna, Logesh, Vijay Kumar and Vimal K E K, Modelling Sustainable Manufacturing practices for plastic part manufacturing organization using Interpretive Structural Modeling, INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT SOCIETY (POMS).  IEEE Indexed, Srilanka,December - 2018, 10.1109/POMS.2018.8629442.
              4. Vimal KEK and Vinodh S , Modeling the manufacturing process considering environmental impacts, International Conferene on Advances in Production and Industrial Engineering INCAPIE 2015.  17 , NIT Trichy - 2015, .
              5. Vimal KEK and Vinodh S, Scoring approach for evaluation of process sustainability characteristics, Second International Conference on Advances in Industrial Engineering Applications .  159, Anna University, Chennai - 2014, .
              6. Vimal KEK, & Vinodh S , Application of S-LCA methodology for assessment of automobile organization, 5th International and 26th All India Manufacturing Technology, Design and Research Conference AIMTDR 2014.  100 , IIT Guwhathi - 2014, .
              7. Vimal KEK, Vinodh S and Aravind S, A mathematical model to evaluate the workforce role in agile environment, International conference on Agile manufacturing.  231-234 , Indian Institute of Technology-Banaras Hindu University - 2012, .
              8. S.Vinodh, R.Jeya Girubha and Vimal K.E.K, Sustainable Concept selection using PROMETHEE, International Conference on Advances in Supply Chain and Manufacturing Management.  201-206 , Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur - 2011, .
              Professional Services
              1. Session chair in 2nd International Conference FLAME-2020 organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering , Amity University, NOIDA during 5th - 7th August 2020
              2. Delivered a lecture on "Green Manufacturing - Concept and future trends" in One Week Faculty Development Program on Industrial Revolution on Post COVID"19 organized by ADHI college of engineering and technology, Chennai, India
              3. Delivered a lecture on "Green Manufacturing: the present and Future" in One Week Faculty Development Program on Contemporary Design and Future Trends organized by Santhiram Engineering College, AP during May 15 - 20, 2020
              4. National Technical Advisory Committee member – 3rd International conference on Advanced Material and Morden Manufacturing, 3rd – 4th April 2020
              5. Invited Talk Delivered – “Sustainable Supply Chain Management – Barriers, Drivers and Practices” at University of Derby, UK on 26 – 02 – 2020
              6. 5 Day Short Term Program organized – “Renewable Energy and its application - 2018” at NIT Patna – a TEQIP III sponsored
              7. International Journal Reviewer – Journal of Cleaner Production
              8. International Journal Reviewer – Resource Policy
              9. International Journal Reviewer – International Journal of Production Research
              10. International Journal Reviewer – International Journal of Procurement Management
              11. International Journal Reviewer – Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management
              12. International Journal Reviewer – Environment Development & Sustainability
              13. International Journal Reviewer – Journal of Engineering Design & Technology
              14. International Journal Reviewer – Mechancial Engineering & Sciences
              15. International Conferences Reviewer - Many Reputed Conferences
              Phd Students
              1. Naveen Srinivas (18ME015) - Manufacturing ( 2018 - Continue).