1st Edition

Technology Drivers: Engine for Growth Proceedings of the 6th Nirma University International Conference on Engineering (NUiCONE 2017), November 23-25, 2017, Ahmedabad, India

Edited By Alka Mahajan, B.A. Modi, Parul Patel Copyright 2018
    314 Pages
    by CRC Press

    314 Pages
    by CRC Press

    This volume of proceedings from the conference provides an opportunity for readers to engage with a selection of refereed papers that were presented during the 6th International Conference NUiCONE’17. Researchers from industry and academia were invited to present their research work in the areas as listed below. The research papers presented in these tracks have been published in this proceeding with the support of CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group. This proceeding will definitely provide a platform to proliferate new findings among the researchers.

    • Chemical Process Development and Design

    • Technologies for Green Environment

    • Advances in Transportation Engineering

    • Emerging Trends in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering

    • Construction Technology and Management

    • Concrete and Structural Engineering

    • Sustainable Manufacturing Processes

    • Design and Analysis of Machine and Mechanism

    • Energy Conservation and Management

    Chemical engineering track, Civil engineering track, Mechanical engineering track.


    Prof. (Dr) Alka Mahajan has done her graduation in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from A.U College of Engineering, Waltair in 1983 and her post-graduation leading to M Tech in Electronics Design Technology from CEDTI, Aurangabad. Dr Mahajan was a Member of the Standing Committee on the scheme of 'Development of Women's Studies in Indian Universities and Colleges and Capacity Building of Women Managers', constituted by the MHRD, New Delhi. She has been involved in developing and implementing innovative and meaningful programs that help student and faculty perform better in their chosen profession. Dr. Mahajan has over 29 years of teaching and administrative experience and has guided a number of undergraduate and postgraduate projects, with a number of publications in national and international journals and conferences to her credit. Her areas of interest, to name a few, include Digital Signal Processing, Embedded System Design, Soft Computing, Microcontrollers and Applications, and Power Electronics.

    Dr. B. A. Modi, is Professor in Mechanical Engineering Department, Institute of Technology, Nirma University. Ahmedabad. He has 24 years of academic, industrial and research experience. He has received a Ph.D. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi for research in "Investigations on formability of AA5182 Aluminium alloy in hydroforming of square cups". He did his Masters from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai. He has published 24 research articles in International/National journals and conferences. He has carried out 4 consultancy projects and 4 funded research projects in the area of sheet metal forming, welding and composites.

    Dr. Parul Patel is working as Professor at the Civil Engineering Department, Nirma University. She is having more than 26 years of teaching experience. She has completed a B.E in Civil Engineering in 1990 and a M.E in Construction Technology and Management in 2000 from S.P.University, Vallabh Vidyanagar. She has completed her Ph.D in Civil Engineering from IIT, Bombay in 2009. She has presented and published more than 45 papers/posters in national and international conferences and in journals. She has completed a research project in collaboration with SAC ISRO and European Space agency on "SMOS" mission in 2012. She has carried out funded research projects with ISRO in the area of Soil Moisture Measurement, Road Material, Material and Distress for Road Network and Perched Water Table Areas in Irrigated Tracts. She has carried out consultancy work in the field of surveying, Construction Management, GPS and GIS area. She is a life member of many professional bodies like ISTE, GRSS IEEE, ISG, IGS, GICEA, ISRS.