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Dr. M. A. Sai Balaji

Designation : Associate Professor
Nature of Employment : Regular
Qualification : B.E,M.Tech,Ph.D
Phone : +91 44 2275 1347,48,50(Office)
Email ID : saibalaji@crescent.education


Educational Background

Programme Discipline Year of Passing University
Ph.D. Mechanical / Friction Composites 2014 Anna University Chennai
M.E Computer Aided Design 2002 Madras University
B. Tech Production Technology 1994 Anna University Chennai

Work Experience

Designation Institution Duration No. of Years
Associate Professor B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology June 2014 to till date 6 yrs 08 months
Associate Professor GKM College of Engg& Tech. Dec 2010 To June 2014 3 yrs 06 months
Asst. Professor SreeSastha Inst. of Engg& Tech May 2008 to Nov 2010 2 years &6 months
Asst. Professor Hindustan College of Engineering July 2007 to May 2008 10 months
Sr.Lecturer KLN College of Engineering   June 2003 to July 2007 04 yrs
Maintenance of  Machine Tools M/s. Bajaj Tempo Ltd., Pune August 1994 to Dec 2001 06 yrs 04 months

Lecture courses

  • Tribology
  • Engineering Graphics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Applied Materials Engineering
  • Design of Transmission systems


Area of Research Interest

  • Brake Pad (Formulation, testing and emission studies)
  • Aluminium die casting

Research Publications

  • Adaptive control of Tool wear by grey wolf optimization and Neural controller in Drilling, International Journal of Robotics and Automation, Vol 36, Issue 1 (2021),(I.F 0.987)
  • Comparative study of disc brake pads sold in Indian market – Impact on safety and environmental aspects,Environmental Technology & Innovation,Vol.21,101245  February 2021, (I.F 3.356)
  • Experimental analysis and Validation of torsional stiffness of a Tubular space frame chassis, Materials Today: Proceedings, Feb. 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2021.02.238(Scopus Indexed)
  •  Tribological Performance of Brass Powder with Different Copper and Zinc Content in the Brake pad, Tribology in Industry 42 (No 2, 2020), 177-190 (Scopus Indexed)
  • Tribological performance of graphene/graphite filled phenolic composites – A comparative study,Composite Communications, Vol.15, 34-39, 2019 (I.F 4.915)
  • Monitoring of drill runout using Least Square Support Vector Machine classifier, Measurement, Vol 146, pp 24-34, 2019,(I.F 3.364)
  • A Comprehensive Physical, Chemical and Morphological Characterization of Novel Cellulosic Fiber Extracted from the Stem of Elettaria Cardamomum Plant, Journal of Natural Fibers, pp 1-12, 2019, (I.F 2.622)
  • Tribological performance evaluation of epoxy modified phenolic FC reinforced with chemically modified Prosopisjuliflora bark fiber, Materials Research Express, Vol 6, Issue No.7, 2019,(I.F 1.929)
  • Effect of silane surface treatment on the physico-mechanical properties of shell powder reinforced epoxy modified phenolic friction composite, Materials Research Express,Vol 6, Issue 6, 2019,(I.F 1.929)
  • Characterization of alkaline treated ArevaJavanica fiber and its tribological performance in phenolic friction composites, Materials Research Express,Vol 6, Issue 11, 2019,(I.F 1.929)
  • Tribological performance evaluation of newly synthesized silane treated shell powders in friction composites,Materials Research Express,Vol 6, Issue 6, 2019,(I.F 1.929)
  • The dual role of metal sulfides as lubricant and abrasive: an interface study in friction composite,Materials Research Express,Vol 6, Issue 4, 2019,(I.F 1.929)
  • Development of an Automated and Dedicated Measuring System of Tube Dimensions Using 1d and 2d Laser Displacement Sensors, FME Transactions,  Vol 47, Issue 1, pp 122-128, 2019 (Scopus Indexed)
  • Prediction and Geometric Adaptive Control of Surface Roughness in Drilling Process, FME Transactions,  Vol 47, Issue 3, pp 424-429, 2019 (Scopus Indexed)
  • Effect of Steel Family Fibers on Friction and Stiction Behavior of Brake Pads, FME Transactions, Vol 47, Issue 4, pp 856-864, 2019 (Scopus Indexed)
  • Tribo Performance of Brake Friction Composite with Stainless Steel Fiber,Lecture notes in Mechanical engineering, pp. 159-169,2019, (Scopus Indexed)
  • Strain Analysis of AA6063 AluminumAlloy by Tube Hydroforming Process,Lecture notes in Mechanical engineering, pp. 13-21,2019, (Scopus Indexed)
  • The Hybrid Effect of Jute/Kenaf/E-Glass Woven Fabric Epoxy Composites for Medium Load Applications: Impact, Inter-Laminar Strength, and Failure Surface Characterization, Journal of Natural Fibers, DOI: 10.1080/15440478.2018.143182, January 2018,  (I.F  2.622)
  • Characterization of Arevajavanica fiber – A possible replacement for synthetic acrylic fiber in the disc brake pad. Journal of Industrial Textiles, 152808371877944. doi:10.1177/1528083718779446 (2018)(I.F 2.010)
  • Influence of Binder on Thermomechanical and Tribological Performance in Brake Pad, Tribology in Industry Vol.40, Issue 4, pp.654-669, 2018 (Scopus Indexed)
  • Effect of chemical treatment and fiber loading on physico-mechanical properties of Prosopisjuliflora fiber reinforced hybrid friction composite,Materials Research Express,Vol 6, Issue 3, 2018,(I.F 1.929)
  • Correlation of field and experimental test data of wear in heavy commercial vehicle brake liners, Friction, March 2017, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 56–65.(I.F 5.290)

International Conference

  • Presented paper in International Conference on Robotics, Automation & Non-Destructive Evaluation, during 19-20 July 2018, Hindustan Institute of Science & Technology, Chennai. Title of the paper: Prediction and Geometric Adaptive control of surface roughness in drilling process.
  • Presented paper in International conference ICAIEA 2018 ; Paper code: GE16 059during 03-05 January 2018,Anna University Chennai. Title of the paper :Correlation of Test bench with actual vehicle condition at Indian commercial passenger cars.
  • Presented paper in International conference ICAIEA 2018 ; Paper code:QM11 031during 03-05 January 2018,Anna University Chennai. Title of the paper : Connecting Business Centers and Establishing Central Nodal Centre Considering Distance, Population and Real GDP as Weights using Weiszfeld Algorithm and Concept of Minimum Cost Spanning Tree-An Analysis
  • Presented paper in International conference ICEMMM 2018 – Paper ID: MMM108 during 15-16 February 2018, SSN College of Engineering, Chennai. Title of the paper :Tribo performance of brake friction composite with stainless steel fiber.
  • Presented paper in International conference ICEMMM 2018 – Paper ID: MMM14 during 15-16 February 2018, SSN College of Engineering, Chennai. Title of the paper : Strain Analysis of AA663 aluminium alloy by tube Hydroforming process
  • A.SaiBalajji and B.Suryarajan, “Fade and recovery behavior of furfural and boron modified friction dust”, in Proc. International conference on Hybrid and Composite Materials, Chemical Processing:HCMCP-2016, at St.Peter’s Engineering College, Hydrebad, Telangana.
  • A.SaiBalajji and B.Suryarajan,“Tribo performance of a NA disc brake pad developed using two types of Organic friction modifier” in Proc. International Conference on Materials, Design and Manufacturing Process, ICMDM 2016, at CEG, Chennai.
  • A.SaiBalaji and K.Kalaichelvan “Alteration of Alkyl Benzene modified phenolic resin matrix in a friction composite material-Effect on friction and wear performance” in Proc. Int Conferences on Advances in Materials processing and characterization, 2013 ISBN:M978-81-8424-820-3.

Workshops / Training Programs Organized

  • Indian Organizer for the 5th Railway Brake & Friction ONLINE International Conference, organized by Brake Friction, U.K, during December 9,2020.
  • Organized a webinar in collaboration with Rimsa Metal Technology, Barceloa, Spain on “Modification of oxidation properties of sulfide mix towards friction stability in NAO brake pad” during 04th June 2020.
  • Organized a webinar jointly with Electrical Engineering Department on “Battery Operated Electric Vehicles” during 26th May 2020.
  • Organized a five days short term Training program (STTP) on “BASICS OF FRICTION MATERIAL FORMULATION” during 24th and 28th February 2020.
  • Organized a one Day National level workshop on Friction Material Concepts & Electronic braking system in association with Mando Automotive system ltd during August 28, 2019.
  • Organized a one-day national level work shop on Friction Material Concepts – Formulation, Testing & Environmental Issues during 10th April, 2018.

Resource person in Workshops / Seminars / Conferences organized by external professional agencies

  • Delivered a Lecture on “Comparative study of disc brake pads sold in Indian market – Impact on safety and environmental aspects” for one session in the six days Faculty Development Programme organized by Centre for Automotive Materials, Department of Automobile Engineering, SRMIST, 14 – 19 December 2020.
  • Delivered a Lecture on “Onboard Wear Analysis of Disc Brake pad using Digital Twin” in AICTE sponsored STTP on Cyber- Physical manufacturing Systems for Future Industries organized by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, IFET College of Engineering during 13th August 2020.
  • Delivered a Lecture on “Design and Development of Friction Composites” for one session in a two weeks AICTE sponsored FDP on Advanced Materials & Manufacturing Technology, organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering, M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Banglaore during 07th December 2017.
  • Delivered a Lecture on “Application of Friction Composites in Automotive Industry” for one session in a One day National workshop on “Challenges and Innovations in Advanced Polymeric Composite”, organized by Kamaraj College of Engineering & Technology, Virudhunagar during 23rd Feb 2017.

Industrial Consultancy works:

  • Upgradation of an existing old machine which is designed for a single product to suit similar products with varying geometry.
    Industry :TechMath Engineering, Chennai. (Ongoing)
  • Development of Disc brake pads for PV for the aftermarket as per ECE R90 Annex 9.
    Industry :Pritech Engineering, Chennai. (Ongoing)


Indian Patent:

  • Filed an Indian Patent under the name of the Article “ Interface Temperature measurement of frictional composite using Tribometer (PINON DISC),Application number 250507 dated 28/12/2012
  • Filed an Indian Patent under the title “ Development of Non Asbestos, Low copper friction material for Automotive Disc brake pads, Application number 4818/CHE/2012 dated 19/11/2012.
  • Indian Patent – Dry Mixing Machine and method of Mixing of friction material. Status : Appl. No. 201641009076 Filed March 15th, 2016.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Part time Coordinator (For Mando Automotive & Apollo Tyres ltd.,)
  • Department Curriculum Development Coordinator