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Mr. Bala Manikandan | Superhydrophobic Surface | Best Researcher Award

Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, India

Author Profile

Early Academic Pursuits

His academic journey began with a Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering from National Engineering College, Kovilpatti, where he demonstrated exceptional academic prowess with an aggregate of 8.2. He continued to excel academically, securing 88.4 percentile in SSLC and 87.25 percentile in HSC examinations.

Professional Endeavors

With a Master's in Computer Integrated Manufacturing from College of Engineering, Guindy, Bala ventured into the realm of academia, serving as an Assistant Professor at Mepco Schlenk Engineering College since July 2014. He further elevated his career as an Assistant Professor (Senior Grade), demonstrating leadership and expertise in mechanical engineering education.

Contributions and Research Focus

His research interests span across various areas, including Metallic Coatings, Superhydrophobicity, Polymer Matrix Composite, Laser Drilling, and Additive Manufacturing. His notable contributions include the development of superhydrophobic surfaces on mild steel and exploration of thermal shock resistance of CeO2 coatings on titanium alloy.

Accolades and Recognition

His dedication to research and academia has earned him several accolades and recognitions, including the "Best Research Award" from 'Science Father' in 2019. He has also excelled in academic courses, achieving top percentiles in GATE exams and NPTEL courses.

Impact and Influence

His research publications and patents reflect his significant impact on the field of mechanical engineering. His work on superhydrophobic surfaces and thermal barrier coatings has contributed to advancements in surface engineering and material science, impacting various industries.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As Bala continues to pursue his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, his legacy lies in his commitment to excellence in research and education. His future contributions are poised to further advance the understanding and application of innovative technologies in mechanical engineering, ensuring a lasting impact on the field and society.


  • Citations             13
  • h-index                3
  • Documents         7

Notable Publications 

Exploring the Properties of Pineapple Leaf Fiber and Prosopis Julifora Powder Reinforced Epoxy Composite

Investigation of Thermal Shock Resistance of CeO2 Coating on Titanium Alloy by Magnetron Sputtering

Braking force & braking time reduction by using four shoe brake system

Corrosion inhibition of mild steel by using banana peel extract

A study on magnetic field assisted laser percussion drilling and its effect on surface integrity


Bala Manikandan | Superhydrophobic Surface | Best Researcher Award

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