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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. 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 Institute June 2014 to Till date
Associate Professor GKM College of Engg. & Tech. Nov’2010 to June 2014 3.5 years
Assistant Professor Sree Sastha Institute of Engineering & Technology June 2008 to November 2010 2 years and 5 Months
Assistant Professor Hindustan College of Engineering July 2007 to May 2008 10 months
Senior Lecturer K.L.N College of Engineering, Madurai June 2003 to July 2007 4 years and 1 month
Maintenance Engineer M/s.Bajaj Tempo Ltd., Pune Aug’1994 – July’2001 6 years 11 months

Lecture courses

  • Production of Automotive components
  • Design of Transmission systems
  • Tribology
  • Engineering Graphics
  • Fluid Mechanics & Machinery


Research Publications

International & National Journal

  • Experimental studies of various reinforcing fibers in Automotive disc brake pad on friction stability, thermal stability and wear,Int. J. Materials and Product Technology, Vol. 45, Nos. 1/2/3/4, 2012,pp.132 – 144.
  • Effect of varying cashew dust and resin on friction material formulation: stability and sensitivity of µ to pressure, speed and temperature.International Journal of Surface Science and Engineering,Vol.8, No.4, 2014.
  • Optimization of a Non asbestos semi metallic disc brake pad formulation with respect to friction and wear, Procedia Engineering 38(2012) 1650-1657
  • Optimization of Tribological Properties of Nonasbestos Brake Pad Material by Using Steel Wool,Advances in Tribology, Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 165859, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/165859
  • Alteration of molecular weight in the resin matrix in relation to fade and wear in a semi- metallic brake pad, Advanced Science Letters,Volume 13, Number 1, June 2012 , pp. 525-533(9)
  • Tribological performance of a Non asbestos organicbrake pad using various organic and mineral fibers, Advanced Materials Research Vol. 585 (2012) pp 559-563.
  • Effect of Alkyl Benzene Modified Resin Matrix in relation to the friction stability in a Non Asbestos Disc brake pad, ISBN: 978-81-909042-2-3 ©2012 IEEE
  • Thermal and fade aspects of a non-asbestos semi metallic disc brake pad formulation with two different resins, Advanced materials Research, Vols.622-623 (2013) pp 1559-1563.

International Conference

  • Presented a paper titled ‘Fade and recovery behavior of brake pad developed using Boron and furfurol modified friction dust: proceedings of the ICRTEST-2016 conference, Special section on Hybrid and Composite Materials, Chemical Processing ed. Prof. Fernando Israel Gomez, pp. 224-232.
  • Presented a paper titled “Tribo performance of a NA disc brake pad developed using two types of organic friction modifier” Proceedings of ICMDM 2016. February 17-19, 2016, Chennai, INDIA Paper Code 4763.
  • Presented a paper titled “Optimization of a NA Semi metallic brake pad formulation with respect to friction and wear “ at Int. Conference on Modeling, Optimization and Computing ICMOC 2012, at NIU, Nagercoil during 10-11 April 2012
  • Presented a paper titled “ Effect of Alkyl Benzene Modified Phenolic Resin with respect to friction stability of a Brake Pad” at IEEE-Int.Conference on Advances in Engineering, Science and Management, IEEE-ICAESM 2012, at EGS Pillay Engg College, during 30-31 March 2012 [ Best Paper Award].
  • Presented a paper titled “ Effect of Modified Phenolic Resin in relation to fade and wear in a Semi metallic Brake Pad” at Int.Conference on Recent Advances in Materials & Processing, RAMP 2011 at PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore during 23-24 Dec’ 2011.
  • Presented a paper titled “ Development & Testing of Asbestos free brake lining material “ at Int.Conference on Advanced Materials & Processing, ICAMP 2011 at R.M.K. Engineering College, Chennai during 19-21 Dec’2011.


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:

  • Asst.Coordinator– Department Exam Related work
  • Faculty Advisor
  • Class committee chairman for UG level
  • Class Advisor