Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing
(IIITD&M) Kancheepuram, Chennai - 600 127

(An Institute of National Importance Fully Funded by Govt of India)

Faculty Profile

Name : Dr. Gnanamoorthy R

Director & Professor of Mechanical Engineering

U. G  :  BE (Bharathiyar Univ)
P. G  :  MS (IIT Madras)
PhD  :  Dr Eng, (Japan)
Email   : gmoorthy@iiitdm.ac.in       Phone   : +91-44-27476302


  • Mechanical Design

Research Interests

  • Mechanical Design with Advanced Materials
  • Nanocompsoites - Product Design and Manufacturing
  • Surface Nanocrystallization - Novel Manufacturing Process Development
  • Engineering the Surfaces for Improved Performance
  • Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics of Advanced Engineering Materials
  • Tribo Characteristics of Biomaterials and Polymer Nano Composites

Memberships in Professional Societies



  • 2011 B Tech Project Guided ¡V Ms Mihita IIITDM received Best Project Award
  • 2008 M Tech Project Guided ¡VMr Kodeeswaran IITM received Best Project Award
  • 2007 INAE Student Innovative Project Award was awarded for the Doctoral project work carried out Dr S Sethilvelan under my Guidance
  • 2007 Received First Prize for Oral Presentation at National Seminar on Advanced Materials for Hostile Environment ¡V Present Scenario & Future S Dhanalakshi, R Gnanamoorthy and M Balasubramaniam, Thiruvananthapuram, March 2007.
  • 2006 Served as Chairperson for a Surface Engineering Session during THERMEC 2006 held at Vancouver, Canada in July 2006.
  • 2006 Received Best Poster Presentation Award at ISRS, IIT Madras, Dec 2006.
  • 2003 M Tech Project Guided (Mr Abdul Hameed,) Best Project Award, IIT M
  • 2001 Received Career Award for Young Teacher 2001 from AICTE, India
  • 1990 ¡V 94 Recipient of Mombusho Government Fellowship Japan


  • Research Associate, 1994 - 96, Inst for Materials Research, Tohoku Univ, Japan
  • Researcher - Govt of Japan, 1990 - 91, Nagaoka Univ of Technology, Japan
  • Industry
  • David Brown Greaves Ltd, Pune, 1990
  • Teaching
  • Director, IIITD&M, 2010 - onwards
  • Director (Additional Charge), CICT -2011-12
  • Deputy Director, IIITD&M, 2008 -2010
  • Registrar i/c, IIITD&M, 2007 - onwards
  • Faculty, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, 1997 onwards
  • Visiting Scientist, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, India, 1996 ¡V 97
  • Research Associate, Inst for Materials Research, Tohoku Univ, Japan, 1994 - 96
  • Researcher ¡V Govt of Japan, Nagaoka Univ of Technology, Japan, 1990 ¡V 91


  • S Kirupa Sankar, C Gurunathan. R Gnanamoorthy "Transmission efficiency of polyamide nanocomposite spur gears", in Materials & Design , 39, August 2012, 338-343
  • Anandakumar S, Ganesh Sundra Raman, T S N Sankaranarayanan, Gnanamoorthy R "Fretting Wear Behaviour of surface mechanical attrition treated alloy 718", in Surface & Coatings Technology, 206, 2012, 4425-4432
  • Arun Prakash N, Gnanamoorthy, R and Kamaraj M "Fretting wear behaviour of fine grain structured aluminium alloy formed by oil jet peening and process under dry sliding condition’", in Wear, 294-295, 2012, p.427-437
  • Anandakumar S, Ganesh Sundra Raman, T S N Sankaranarayanan, Gnanamoorthy R "Influence of surface mechanical attrition treatment on the fretting wear behaviour Ti-6Al-4V", in Advanced Materials Research, 463-464, 2012, p316-320
  • Timmaraju V M, K Kannan, Gnanamoorthy R " Effect of initial imbibed moisture content on flexural fatigue behavior of polyamide 66/hectorite nanocomposites at laboratory condition", in Materials Science and Engineering A , 528 (6), 2011, 2960-2966
  • Timmaraju V M, K Kannan, Gnanamoorthy R "Influence of imbibed moisture and organoclay on tensile and indentation behavior of polyamide 66/hectorite nanocomposites", in Composites Part B: Engineering, 42 (3),, 2011, 466-472
  • Timmaraju V M, K Kannan, Gnanamoorthy R "Effect of environment on flexural fatigue behavior of polyamide 66/hectorite nanocomposites", in International Journal of Fatigue , 33 (4), 2011, 541-548
  • Arun Prakash N, Gnanamoorthy, R and Kamaraj "Microstructural Evolution and Mechanical Properteis of oil jet peened aluminium alloy,", in Materials & Design, 31 (9),, 2010, 4066-4075.
  • Rajeesh K R, Gnanamoorthy, R and Velmurugan R "Effect of Humidity on the Indentation Hardness and Flexural Fatigue Behavior of Polyamide 6 Nanocomposite", in Mat. Sci. Eng A, A 527, 2010, 2826–2830
  • Rajeesh, Gnanamoorthy R, Velumurugan, "Effect of moisture content on tensile behaviour of polyamide 6 nanocomposites’", in , Proc of I Mech: J. Materials: Design & Applications, 4 (4), , 2010, 173-176.
  • Ramkumar A, Gnanamoorthy R "Effect of nanoclay addition on the displacement-controlled Flexural Fatigue Behavior of a polymer, ", in J Mat Sci, 45 (15), , 2010, 4180-4187.
  • Arun Prakash N, Gnanamoorthy, R and Kamaraj "Dry sliding wear behavior of oil jet peened aluminum alloy, AA6063-t6’", in Proc. IMechE Pt J: J. Engg Tribology,, 224 (11), 2010, 1189-1196
  • Sahaya Grinspan and R Gnanamoorthy "Impact force of low velocity liquid droplets measured using piezo electric PVDF film’,", in Colloids & Surfaces A: Physiochemical and Engineering Aspects, , 356, (1-3) , 2010, 162-168
  • Timmaraju V M, K Kannan, Gnanamoorthy R "Influence of organoclay on flexural fatigue behavior of polyamide 66/hectorite nanocomposites at laboratory condition", ", in Polymer Composites , 31 (11), 2010, pp. 1977-1986.
  • Finney Charles D, Gnanamoorthy R, Parag Ravindran "‘Rolling contact fatigue behavior of polyamide clay reinforced nanocomposite - Effect of Load and Speed’, .", in Wear , 269 (7-8),, 2010, pp. 565-571
  • Arun Prakash N, Gnanamoorthy, R and Kamaraj "Friction and wear behaviour of surface nanocrystallized Al alloy under dry lubricated conditions’", in Mat. Sci. Eng B, 168, 2009, 176-181
  • Navaneethakrishnan P, Ganesh Sundara Raman S, Pathak SD, Gnanamoorthy R, Ravi N ") Fretting wear studies on diamond-like carbon coated Ti-6Al-4V", in Surface and Coatings Tech, 203(9), 2009, 1205-1212
  • P Navaneethakrishnan, Ganesh Sundara Raman S, R Gnanamoorthy and Ravi, P "Relative performance of hydrogenated", in argon incorproted and nitrogen incorporated diamond like carbon -coated Ti-6Al-4V samples under fretting wear conditions, Accepted for Publication in Thin Solid Films, , 2009,
  • Senthilvelan S and R Gnanamoorthy "‘Efficiency of injection molded polyer gear", in IMechE, 223, 2009,
  • Ganesh Sundara Raman S, P Navaneethakrishnan, and R Gnanamoorthy "Influence of counterbody material on fretting wear behaviour of uncoated and diamond-like carbon-coated Ti-6Al-4V", in IMechE , 222, 2009,
  • A Sahaya Grinspan and R Gnanamoorthy "Development of a Noovel Oil Cavitation Jet Peening System and Cavitation Jet Erosion in aluminum alloy", in Accepted for Publication in Trans ASME. J Fluid Engg,, , 2009,
  • S Dhanasekaran and R Gnanamoorthy "Gear tooth wear in sintered steel gears under dry running conditions", in Wear, 265, 2008, 81/87
  • Ramkumar A, Gnanamoorthy R "Axial fatigue behaviour of polyamide-6 and polyamide-6 nanocomposites at room temperature Composites Science and Technology", in , 68 (15-16), 2008, 3401-3405
  • S Senthilvelan and R Gnanamoorthy "Influence of reinforcement on composite gear metrology", in metrology’Mechanism and Machine Therory, 43 (9), 2008, 1198-1209
  • N Govindarajan and R Gnanamoorthy "Computation of sliding friction and ratcheting of sintered and hardened steel under rolling contact fatigue", in ASME J of Tribology, 130 (4), 2008,
  • Kodeeswaran M, Gnanamoorthy R "Effect of strain rate on nanocrystalline surface formation in conrolled ball impact process in AISI 304 SS", in Mater Lett, Materials Letters, 62 (30), 2008, 4516-4518
  • G Srinath and R Gnanamoorthy "'Effect of organoclay addition on the two-body abrasive wear characteristics of polyamide nanocomposites", in J Mat Sci, 42, 2007, 8326-8333
  • Aravind Vadiraj, M Kamaraj and R Gnanamoorthy "'Fretting wear studies on PVD TiN coated ion implanted", in thermally oxidised biomedical titanium alloys', Surf Engg, 23, 2007, 209
  • A Sahaya Grinspan and R Gnanamoorthy "'Effect of nozzle traveling velocity on oil cavitation jet peening of aluminum AA 6063 -T6", in ASME J Engg Mat & Tech , 129 (4), 2007, 609-613
  • S Dhanasekaran and R Gnanamoorthy "'Heat generation in Fe-C-Cu-MoS2 sintered spur gears under unlubricated conditions", in Inst Mech Engrs. J Engg Tribology, 221(J6), 2007, 645-652
  • A Sahaya Grinspan and R Gnanamoorthy "'Fatigue behavior of oil jet peened Al alloys AA6063 T6", in JSME J Solid Mech & Mat Engg, 1, 2007, 875-885