Dr. K. Palanikumar is presently Professor and Principal, Sri Sairam Institute of Technology, Chennai, India. He completed his Masters Degree in Production Engineering with first rank from Annamalai University and obtained Ph.D Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Anna University, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India. He has more than 25 years of experience in teaching and research. He has advised 15 Ph.D scholars as a supervisor and has received “National Best Researcher Award" from ISTE. He has published more than 110 papers in SCI Journals having impact factor and 225 papers in Scopus Indexed Journals. He has also published/presented more than 300 papers in international and national journals and conferences. His Google Scholar h-index is 45. He is the life member of Indian Tribology Society of India, Indian Society for Non- Destructive testing (ISNT), Indian Welding Society, Indian Society for Technical Education and Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India), and Indian Institution of Production Engineers. He is the Associate Editor of “Journal of Modern Manufacturing Technology” and “International Journal of Materials Forming and Machining Processes (IJMFMP)”. His current area of research includes composite materials, statistical analysis, machining of composite materials, modern manufacturing, optimization, simulation and modeling.