Kunalsinh Kathia

Kunalsinh Kathia

Assistant Professor

Brief Profile

Mr. Kunalsinh Kathia is in the teaching field for last 6 years since 2012. He has received an "Excellence Award" for developing an Android app for GTU students in 2014. His basic interest and expertise are in Design and Development of products. He has guided masters’ students for completion of their research work and many bachelor students for project work. His area of expertise are Automobile, Mechanical, Production, CAD/CAM& Machine design. Mr. Kathia has been working with NPTEL offline chapter team during academia teaching. In addition, He has been working with SAE India and GTU Sponsored F1 club to guide students for designing racing car. His teaching methodology is based on latest technology and trends because he believes that his students should be one step ahead of the current engineering scenario. Delivered fruitful lectures as an expert in various colleges on the topics like advances, automation in engineering, on awareness of latest trends in mechanical & Automobile engineering. Organized STTP for GTU students. His prime motto is to ignite young minds with knowledge of moral values.

Educational Qualifications

  • Masters in Engineering with Machine Design specialization, Gujarat Technological university, Veerayatan Institute of technology, Mandvi (India), 2014
  • Thesis: ‘Influence of tool pin’s depth of penetration over joint parameters in friction stir welding for AA8011’
  • Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering, M.L.V Engineering college, Bhilwara, Rajasthan, India, 2011
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering , Tolani polytechnic, Technical education Board, Adipur, Gujarat (India), 2008

Awards / Achievements

  • “Excellence Award” for developing Android application for GTU students
  • Secured second rank in GTU during Masters in Machine design

Publications

  • Kathia Kunalsinh R., “Influence of Tool pin depth of penetration in Alluminium  Alloys over joint parameters in Friction stir welding,” Int. J. Eng. Res. Dev., vol.  1, no. 3, pp. 206–209, 2013.
  • Kathia Kunalsinh R., “Influence of tool pin’s length over joint strength in AA8011" Int J. of Futuristic Trends in multidisciplinary Research, vol I, no.2, 2014.
  • Kunalsinh R. Kathia, “Dominant causes of cooling in Automobile vehicle for thermal comfort" Int J. of Eng. Res. Dev., vol IV, no.IV, 2016.
  • Kunalsinh Kathia, “Modification of car seat in terms of ergonomics by means of thermal comfort" Int J. of Eng. Res. Dev., vol V, no.2, 2017.

Professional Affiliations

  • Lifetime member of Indian Society of Technical Education (ISTE)
  • Member of Ansys society of engineers.
  • Member of Microsoft development team (Windows 8.1)

Technical Software Skills

  • Microsoft Office (Microsoft)
  • Microsoft Project (Microsoft)
  • AutoCAD 2017 (Autodesk)
  • Solidworks 2018 (DS3)
  • Ansys 17.1 (Static , Thermal, FEA, Workbench)
  • Creo 5.0 (PTC)
  • CATIA (DS3)
  • LibreCad  (Libre)

Workshops / STTPs / FDPs / Training Programs

  • Attended one day Workshop on E-Foundry technology organized by IIT Bombay in B.H Gardi Engineering college, Rajkot , 2015
  • Attended One-week FDP on “Art of Teaching” at HJD Institute, Kera, 2016
  • Attended One-week STTP on “Advances in Design of Press tools and Die” by IGTR Ahmedabad & VVP Engineering college, Rajkot, 2016
  • Attended Webinar of ANSYS India on “Heat-Exchangers”, 2017
  • Attended One-week STTP on “Design of Heat Exchangers” at Darshan Institute of Technology, Rajkot, 2017
  • Organized One Day workshop on” Advancements in Thermal engineering” for Govt. Polytechnic bhuj Students in Jan 2018
  • Organized One day workshop for B.E students in “Advances in Manufacturing technologies” on Jan 2018

Seminars / Expert Talks

  • Delivered Expert talk on “Advances in Automobile systems” to final year degree students of LDEC, Mobi, January 2016
  • Delivered Expert session on “Automobile Advancements and latest achievements” to students of Tolani Polytechnic, Adipur (Kutch), February, 2016
  • Delivered Expert session on “Advances in computer aided design software’s” to students of G.P Bhuj , Jan 2018

Key Projects of Students

  • Masters Dissertation on “Analysis and optimization on wheel rim of Hero Honda splendor for weight and cost reduction using FEA”, at HJD Institute, 2015
  • Masters Dissertation on “Design and optimization of blades for windmills in terms of cost and weight” at HJD Institute, 2016
  • Masters Dissertation on “Modification of Car seat in terms of ergonomics” at HJD Institute, 2017
  • Masters Dissertation on “Effects of solidification time over different parameters in centrifugal casting of AL8084 pipes” at HJD Institute, 2017
  • Degree Final Year project on “Analysis and optimization of bearing failure in rotary keolin plant for better lifespan of bearings”, at HJD Institute, 2014
  • Degree Final Year project on “Design and implementation of Automatic side stand in two-wheelers for safety purpose” HJD Institute, 2015
  • Degree Final Year project on “To improve O-Pipe quality by finding and resolving welding defects during mfg.” HJD Institute, 2016
  • Degree Final Year project on “Optimization of forklift used in conveyor mechanism for maximum work output”, at HJD Institute, 2017
  • Degree Final Year project on “Design of chair less chair for disables and workers” final year degree students at HJD Institute, 2018 (Nominated as best design project in GTU by Institute)
  • Diploma Final Year project on “Retrofitting of conventional lathe machine by implementing cooling system of tool” at HJD Institute, 2018