Dr. K. Devendranath Ramkumar is currently working as Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at VIT University. He has 15 years of teaching and research experience. He served as Head of the Department, Department of Manufacturing Engineering during 2016-18. He has completed 3 funded projects from SERB, ARDB, and DRDO as Principal Investigator and 1 as Co-PI. He had received the prestigious "Young Technologist Award" from Indian Welding Society for his outstanding contributions in the welding research during 2016. He has been recently awarded a fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering for the research project in collaboration with Cranfield University. He is currently working on the characterization of welded joints.