Dr. Anshu Dhar Jayal

Assistant Professor
School of Mechanical Materials and Energy Engineering
Dr. Anshu Dhar Jayal


Anshu Dhar Jayal received his bachelors degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pune in 1998. He then received a masters degree in the same field from the University of Utah in 2003, with research work involving modification of deposition tool paths in fused deposition modeling (FDM), followed by a doctoral degree in the same program in 2006, with research focused towards investigating cutting fluid application effects in machining. He worked at the University of Utah as a postdoctoral researcher, and briefly at Intellevate India (Pvt.) Ltd. as a patent analyst, before joining the University of Kentucky as a postdoctoral researcher in 2008 and then joining IIT Ropar as an assistant professor in 2011. His research interests are broadly related to advancement of sustainable manufacturing, with an emphasis on dry, near-dry and cryogenic machining.

Areas of Research

Modeling and optimization of sustainable manufacturing processes and systems.
Metrics development for sustainability evaluation in sustainable product and process design.
Tribological and thermo-mechanical issues in manufacturing processes: experimental investigation and numerical modeling.
Microstructure alteration in engineering materials for improved surface integrity, and hence enhanced life and performance, for overall sustainability improvement.


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah, USA, Dec 2006
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah, USA, Dec 2003
B.E., Mechanical Engineering, University of Pune, India, May 1998

Work Experience

Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, Jan 2011 -Present
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Kentucky, Jan 2008 to Dec 2010
Postdoctoral Research Scientist, University of Utah, Sep 2006 to May 2007

Selected Publications/Patents

1. Jawahir, I. S., Brinksmeier, E., MSaoubi, R., Aspinwall, D. K., Outeiro, J. C., Meyer, D., Umbrello, D., Jayal, A. D., 2011, Surface Integrity in Material Removal Processes: Recent Advances, Keynote paper, Annals of the CIRP, 61(2), doi:10.1016/j.cirp.2011.05.002.
2. Jayal, A. D., Badurdeen, F., Dillon, Jr., O. W., and Jawahir, I. S., 2010, Sustainable Manufacturing: Modeling and Optimization Challenges at the Product, Process and System Levels, CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology, 2(3), pp. 144-152.
3. Umbrello, D., Jayal, A. D., Caruso, S., Dillon, O. W., and Jawahir, I. S., 2010, Modeling of White and Dark Layer Formation in Hard Machining of AISI 52100 Steel, Machining Science and Technology, 14(1), pp. 128-147.
4. Jayal, A. D., and Balaji, A. K., 2009, Effects of Cutting Fluid Application on Tool Wear in Machining: Interactions with Tool-coatings and Tool Surface Features, Wear, 267(9-10), pp. 1723-1730.
5. Jayal, A. D., Balaji, A. K., Sesek, R., Gaul, A., and Lillquist, D. R., 2007, Machining Performance and Health Effects of Cutting Fluid Application in Drilling of A390.0 Cast Aluminum Alloy, Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 9(2), pp. 137-146.