Dr. E. Balasubramanian

Dean R&D, Professor in Mechanical engineering
Head – Centre for Autonomous System Research
Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr.Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology

Welcome to my home page! I am Bala passionate in research, especially in the field of UAVs, Robotics and Rapid prototyping. I show commitment,dedication and sincerity in handling challenging tasks. Easy going person and work individually and also in a team. My motto in life is to "If you want something, work hard & you will achieve it; there are no short cuts".

E-mail: esak.bala@gmail.com

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4663-4132
skype: bala_esak

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Education

  • 1996-2000

    Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering

    Government College of Engineering, Tirunelveli

  • 2000-2002

    Masters in Engineering Design

    PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore

  • 2007-2011

    PhD (Robotics and Control)

    Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Funded Projects

Consultancy Projects

Projects at AUFRG Institute for CAD/CAM


  • Project Title : Design and Analysis (structural and vibration) of launcher platform and articulation mechanism for NAMICA

    Client : Bharat Electronics Limited, Chennai.

  • Project Title : Finite Element Analysis of Optical tracking Mount

    Client : Bharat Electronics Limited, Chennai.

  • Project Title : Kinematic Analysis of Fueling Machine.

    Client : BARC, Mumbai.


  • Academic Projects


  • Project Title : Optimization of worm Gear box casing.

  • Project Title : Workspace Analysis of Planar Parallel Manipulators.

  • Micro Ornithopters

    Design, Development and Formation Control of Micro Ornithopters
    DST-GITA(INDO-TAIWAN)

    “Design, Development and Formation Control of Micro Ornithopters”, Indo – Taiwan Collaboration Scheme, DST– GITA – CII, July 2013 – 2016. Rs 26.35 Lakhs, Completed.

    Ornithopter Test Rig

    Ornithopter Test Rig – Design, Analysis and Manufacture
    DRDO-ARMREB & DB-SIGMA

    “Ornithopter Test Rig – Design, Analysis and Manufacture”, DRDO – AR & DB, SIGMA Panel, Sep. 2014- Dec. 2016, 9.74 lakhs, Completed.

    Rapid Prototyping

    Robotic Assisted Rapid Prototyping of Near Net Shape Components Through Indigenous Polymers
    DST-SERB

    “Robotic assisted rapid prototyping of near net shape components through indigenous polymers”, DST-SERB, Jun- 2014 – 2018, On-Going, June 2014-2018, 22.16 lakhs.

    Small Armament Applications

    Near Net Shape Components through Automated Selective Inhibition Sintering Process (SISP) for Small Armament Applications

    “Near Net Shape Components through Automated Selective Inhibition Sintering Process (SISP) for Small Armament Applications”, DRDO – ARMREB, On-Going, July 2015 – Jan 2018, Rs 27.15 lakhs.

    Railway Bridges and Heritage Structures
    DST-IC IMPACTS
    (INDO-CANADA)

    “Full Field Non-Contact SHM Protocols for Long Span Railway Bridges and Heritage Structures”, Indo - Canada Collaboration Project, DST / IC – IMPACTS, Oct. 2015 – 2018, On-Going, Rs 41.15 lakhs.

    Amphibious UAV

    Design and Development of Autonomous Amphibious Unmanned Aerial Vehicle and UAV mountable water sampling devices for Water Based Applications
    DST – GITA (Indo – Korea)

    Ornithopter Force Measurement

    Design and Development of Ornithopter Test Rig
    Institution of Engineers (IEI)

    Fixed Wing Vehicle

    Design and Development of Remotely Piloted Aircraft for Collecting Aero Biological Samples Ministry of Micro
    Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME)

    SWARM

    “Energy efficient and optimal path planning strategies for SWARM of UAVs in real time localisation using deep learning based stereo vision system”
    ISRO – Respond, 2019 – 2021, Rs. 23.01 lakhs
    On-Going.

    Biotech- KISAN Hub

    “Expansion of Activities of Biotech- KISAN Hub in Three Aspirational Districts (Kadapa, Vizaingaram and Visakhapatnam) of Andhra Pradesh”
    DBT, 2019-2020, Rs. 77.50 lakhs
    On-Going.

    ANTENNAS

    “Development of 3D Printed flexible patch antennas for enhancement of communication range in UAV”
    DRDO, ARDB – Unmanned Aero System Panel, Rs 29.06 Lakh

    HYPER SPECTRAL ANALYSIS

    “UAV Based In-situ Measurements and Hyper spectral Analysis for Water Quality Mapping and Developing Remediation Strategies”
    DST- SERB – EQUITY, Rs 42.54 Lakh

    MINIMIZING HARVESTING LOSS IN WAREHOUSE

    SEAWEEDS CULTIVATION

    “Seaweeds cultivation and utilization in Odisha coast including Chilika Lake for ecological restoration and livelihood generation”
    DBT, INR1.88 crore, 2021-2024

    WATER BODY MONITORING

    Publications

    1. TITLE : Robust Control Of Collaborative Manipulators -Flexible Object System

    AUTHORS : Balasubramanian Esakki, Rama Bhat, Chun-Yi Su
    CONF./ JOURNAL NAME : Intl. Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, Vol. 10
    PAGE : pp. 1-18, 2013, IF:0.987

    2. TITLE : Practical Flapping Mechanisms for 20cm-span Micro Air Vehicles

    AUTHORS : Lung-Jieh Yang, Balasubramanian Esakki, Udayagiri Chandrasekhar, Kuan-Cheng Hung, Chieh-Ming Cheng
    CONF./ JOURNAL NAME : Intl. Journal of Micro Aerial Vehicle, Vol. 7, No. 2
    PAGE : pp.181-202, 2015, IF : 0.897

    3. TITLE : Deterioration assessment of infrastructure using fuzzy logic and image processing algorithm

    AUTHORS : D. C. Haran Pragalath, S. Sankar srinivasn, Harsh Rathod, Balasubramanian Esakki and Rishi Gupta
    CONF./ JOURNAL NAME : ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, IF : 0.93, Accepted

    4. TITLE : Effects of heat energy on morphology and properties of selective inhibition sintered high density polyethylene

    AUTHORS : D. Rajamani and Balasubramanian Esakki
    CONF./ JOURNAL NAME : Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Sciences, Accepted, ESCI.

    5. TITLE : University Physics

    AUTHORS : Rama Bhat, Jothi lakshmi Rajendran, Balasubramanian Esakki
    PUBLISHER : Narosa Publishing House Pvt. Ltd, ISBN 978-8184872699 and Alpha Science International Ltd, ISBN: 978-1842658130

    Patents

    Achievements

    Awards/Prizes


    1. Won (Shared with IIT Kanpur) First Prize of Rs. 5 Lakhs in a National Level Competition organized by Power Grid Corporation Ltd.
      in GRIDTECH 2013 held at Delhi competing with various IITs and NITs

    2. Dedicated faculty Award –Vel Tech University – 2013

    3. International Travel Grant – 2014 (DST–SERB under International Travel Support Scheme)

    4. Won prestigeous Aegis Graham Bell Award for the category of “ Best Innovative Businees Model 2014” organized by Aegis Business School,
      Deloitte, COAI and TCOE competing with world class telecom sectors.

    5. National Competition - VISAI 2015 - Won Best Project Award in Mechanical Stream competing over 50 Colleges / Universities, Feb. 2015

    6. World Wide Competition - Secured 2nd Prize under the category of “Future of Technology”-Organized by Future Ideas Foundation, May, 2015

    7. National Competition - VISAI 2017 – Won First Prize in Clean water Stream and Won Third Prize in Environmental theme, Feb. 2017

    World Wide Competition


    Won second prize under the category of “FUTURE OF TECHNOLOGY “ in the world wide academic competition conducted by
    Future ideas foundation.




    5th International Engineering Project Competition & Exhibition on 23rd & 24th Feb 2015 - VISAI 2015


    Won Best Project Award in Mechanical Stream competing over 50 Colleges / Universities.




    VISAI – 2017


    Clean water Stream - First Prize.          Environmental theme - Third Prize.




    International Faculty Exchange


    Delivered short term course on “Robot Manipulator kinematics and Dynamics” as a visiting faculty to Tamkang University,
    Taiwan during Oct. – Nov. 2015.




    International Visits for Research Collaboration


  • Visited Tamkang University, Taiwan to discuss the Indo – Taiwan collaborative research project progress during 4th Nov. to 3rd Dec., 2013

  • Visited Tamkang University, Taiwan to discuss the Indo – Taiwan collaborative research project progress during 29th Oct. 29 to 9th Nov., 2014

  • Visited Tamkang University, Taiwan to discuss the Indo – Taiwan collaborative research project progress during 1st to 27th Oct., 2015

  • Visited University of Victoria, Canada to discuss the Indo-Canada collaborative research project progress during 24th May to 9th Jun., 2016.

  • Visited University of Victoria, Canada to discuss the Indo-Canada collaborative research project progress during 1st to 9th Aug., 2017.

  • Visited Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), South Korea to discuss the Indo – Korea
    collaborative research project progress during 21st to 28th Mar., 2018.

  • Invited Talks


    1. Delivered a talk on “Research on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles an Overview” during the Ornithopter mechanism assembly and
      real time flying workshop conducted at ESCI, Hyderabad on Aug. 6, 2014.

    2. Delivered a talk on “Design & Development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles” to the Final Year students of Vel Tech
      MultiTech Engineering College,
      Chennai on Sept. 24, 2014

    3. Invited key note speaker- “ UAV – Multidisciplinary Perspective” on the 2nd International Conference on Multi-Disciplines of Engineering
      on Advanced Technology and Environmentalism Design at National University of Tainan, Taiwan on Oct.31,2014

    4. Delivered a talk on “Industrial Robotics” for Student Skill Development Activities at Vel Tech University on 29 Jan., 2015

    5. Delivered a talk on “UAV and its Applications”, in a workshop on rubber powered flapping wing MAV and zonal competition for Aerocarnival
      2015 held at Vel Tech University on 30 Jan., 2015

    6. Invited Key note speaker- “Glimplses on the Development of UAVs for Diverse Applications” on the International Conference on Biomimetics
      and Ornithopters, Tamkang University, Taiwan on 28-30 June,2015

    7. Invited Speaker- Inspire Science Camp funded by DST – Govt. of India Organized by Vel Tech University
      “Application of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles” - Aug. 2015
    8. Delivered a talk on “Micro Aerial Vehicles applications and assembly of Ornithopters” at Vel Tech University on 20 Aug. 2016
    9. Invited Speaker – Tamilnadu Archaeological Department -“Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Heritage Structure Inspection and Monitoring”
      on 29 Sept. 2016
    10. Delivered a talk on “ Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and its applications” at Mekapatti Rajamohan Reddy Institute of Technology and Science,
      Udayagiri, Nellore on Oct 28, 2016
    11. Delivered a talk on “Ornithopter and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle“, at Dhanalaksmi Srinivasan Institute of Technology, Trichy on 7th Feb., 2017
    12. Delivered a talk on “Ornithopter and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle“, at Imayam Engineering College , Trichy on 8th Feb., 2017
    13. Delivered a guest lecture on “Development of UAVs for Industrial Applications” to UG students of Mining and Machinery Department,
      IIT – Dhanbad (ISM), Dhanbad on 28 th Aug. 2018.
    14. Invited Speaker : “Unmanned aerial vehicles for inspecting railway bridges and heritage structures”, Intl. Conf. on Intelligent Unmanned Systems,
      Tamkang University, Taiwan on 21-24 Aug., 2017.
    15. Invited Speaker: “Application of UAVs and future perspective” at National summer program organized by iSPARK Smart Solutions in association
      with The Institution of Engineers (India) during 4 -13 June, 2018 at Chennai.
    16. Invited Speaker: “Selective inhibition sintering : Low cost powder based additive manufacturing”, NAFEMS 18 India Conference on
      Engineering analysis, modeling, simulation and 3D Printing, held at Bangalore on 20-21 July, 2018.
    17. Invited Speaker- Inspire Science Camp funded by DST – Govt. of India Organized by Vel Tech University “Micro Aerial Vehicles” – August, 2018
    18. Delivered a guest lecture titled “Development of UAVs for Industrial Applications” to UG students of Mining and Machinery Department,
      IIT – Dhanbad (ISM), Dhanbad on 28th Aug. 2018.
    19. Delivered a guest lecture titled “Insight on the development of UAVs for multifaceted applications”, Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering,
      Chennai on 9th Jan. 2019.
    20. Delivered a guest lecture titled “Applications of UAV: Glimpses of UAV Development”, Siddhartha Engineering College,
      Vijayawada on 8th March 2019.
    21. “UAVs Present and Future – Applications”, in Time 4.0 – 2019, National Conference on Unmanned Vehicles and Robotics
      held at Dr MGR Educational and Research Institute on 20th March, 2019.
    22. “Development of Multirotor systems for diverse applications and future prospects in Wild life monitoring”,
      in the workshop on Roles of UAVs for animal census and surveillance in sathyamangalam forest region at
      Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam on 28th March 2019
      supported by Tamilnadu State Council for Science and Technology (TNSCST).
    23. Key Note Speaker: “Role of UAVs in Civil and Societal Missions”, NCHU International Partnership Forum &
      Bilateral Conference on Engineering Technology”,
      National Chung Hsing University (NCHU) on 25 and 26th of April 2019, Taichung City, Taiwan.
    24. “Development of UAVs for Industrial Applications”, Drone Club – Inauguration, Karpagam College of Engineering,
      Coimbatore on 20th Sep. 2019.
    25. “Insights on UAV development for Multifaceted Environments and Industrial Applications”,
      in the 5th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering and Renewable Energy (ICMERE), 2019 on 11th - 13th December,
      2019 held at Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET), Chittagong, Bangladesh.

    Developed UAV's

    Research Team