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Dr. Sabarinath S.

Assistant Professor (Level 2), Amrita School for Sustainable Futures, Amritapuri | Research Coordinator, Amrita School for Sustainable Futures, Amritapuri | Assistant Professor (Level 2), Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Amritapuri

Qualification: B-Tech, M.Tech, Ph.D
sabarinaths@am.amrita.edu
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Research Interest: Tribology, Biolubricants, Bioimplants, Biofuels, Solid Waste Management, Ocean Acidification, Coastal Erosion.

Bio

Dr. Sabarinath S. is a researcher and educator specializing in Tribology and Material Science. With a focus on sustainable solutions and advanced techniques, he has made substantial contributions to the field through his research endeavors. His areas of research include biolubricats, nanolubricants, ionic liquids, epoxy, bioimplants, waste management, biofuels, noise pollution, coastal erosion, coastal acidification, and sustainable development.

He completed his Ph.D. in Tribology at the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the National Institute of Technology – Calicut (NITC) in January 2019. His doctoral research centered around the development of an eco-friendly lubricant derived from sesame oil and an in-depth study of its properties. This groundbreaking work has not only expanded the understanding of sustainable industrial lubricants but also has the potential to significantly reduce the industry’s environmental impact.

Throughout his academic journey, he has actively engaged in research on various aspects of Tribology. His expertise includes lubrication, biolubricants, nanotribology, coatings, quantum chemical calculations, ionic liquids, and finite element analysis. His research findings have been published in reputable journals such as the Journal of Cleaner Production (Elsevier), American Chemical Society, Applied Nano Science Springer, International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology, Journal of Engineering Tribology, Lubrication Science Wiley, and Micro & Nano Letters, etc.

In addition to his research accomplishments, Dr. Sabarinath is a dedicated and passionate educator. He has accumulated over 5.5 years of teaching experience and has taught a diverse range of subjects, including Control Engineering, Manufacturing Process, CAD/CAM, Finite Element Analysis, and Ecosystems, among others. His teaching approach emphasizes practical applications, critical thinking, and fostering a deep understanding of the subject matter.

Dr. Sabarinath’s expertise and contributions have been recognized throughout his career. He secured the 3rd rank in M.Tech at MG University in 2013 and was the second runner-up in the KEMPPI-Weld Network Award for Young Engineers’ Competition in 2019. Furthermore, he received the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) award in Nanoscale Advances at VCAN 2020, highlighting his significant contributions to the field.

To support his research and teaching efforts, Dr. Sabarinath actively participates in professional organizations. He is a member of the Indian Society for Technical Education and the Tribology Society of India, where he engages in conferences, workshops, and seminars. These memberships enable him to stay updated with the latest advancements in the field, collaborate with fellow professionals, and contribute to the growth of the discipline.

Publications

Journal Article

Year : 2024

Examining underutilized jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) seeds as a potential source of human subsistence in the Byse community, India

Cite this Research Publication : Manianga, Amabile, Charles Aaron Adams Ekuban, Isaac Lukambagire, Chinchu Bose and Sabarinath S. "Examining Underutilized Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) Seeds as a Potential Source of Human Subsistence in the Byse Community, India." Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems 8: 1377076.

Year : 2023

Experimental Investigations of Sesame Oil-Based Nano-Lubricant in Four-Stroke SI Engine

Cite this Research Publication : S. Sabarinath, P. R. Sreenidhi, P. K. Rajendrakumar, K. Prabhakaran Nair, Vinod V. T. Padil, Chacko Preno Koshy & P. Pranav, "Experimental Investigations of Sesame Oil-Based Nano-Lubricant in Four-Stroke SI Engine," Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, Springer Science + Business Media, Scopus Q2, SCI, (Impact factor 1.39), DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12666-023-03016-x. 2023.

Publisher : Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, Springer Science+ Business Media

Year : 2023

Regenerable and Ultraflexible Sustainable Film Derived from Tree Gum Kondagogu for High-Performance Electromagnetic Interference Shielding

Cite this Research Publication : Ramakrishnan, Rohith K., Sundaramoorthy Palanisamy, Nechikkottil S. Sumitha, Akshay Kumar K Padinjareveetil, Sabarinath S., Stanisław Wacławek, Tamer Uyar, Miroslav Černík, Rajender S. Varma, Jun Young Cheong, and Vinod Vellora Thekkae Padil, "Regenerable and Ultraflexible Sustainable Film Derived from Tree Gum Kondagogu for High-Performance Electromagnetic Interference Shielding," ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 11, no. 19, (2023): 7344-7356, Scopus Q1, SCI (Impact factor 9.224).

Publisher : Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, American Chemical Society

Year : 2023

Facile Green Synthesis of Extract Capped Silver Nanoparticles and its Biological Applications

Cite this Research Publication : Narath, Sajina, Shankar, S. Sharath, Sivan, Saranya Kothaplamoottil, George, Bini, Thomas, T. Dennis, Sabarinath, Sankarannair, Jayaprakash, Sajithkumar K., Wacławek, Stanisław and Padil, Vinod V.T., "Facile Green Synthesis of Extract Capped Silver Nanoparticles and its Biological Applications," Ecological Chemistry and Engineering S, Sciendo, vol.30, no.1, 3923, pp.7-21, Scopus Q3 SCI (Impact factor 1.9), 2023.

Publisher : Journal: Ecological Chemistry and Engineering S, Sciendo

Year : 2023

Influence of techniques on synthesizing cashew nut shell oil as a prospective biolubricant on its physicochemical, tribological, and thermal behaviors

Cite this Research Publication : Prasannakumar, P., Sankarannair, S., Bose, C., Santhakumari, R., & Jyothi, S. N., "Influence of techniques on synthesizing cashew nut shell oil as a prospective biolubricant on its physicochemical, tribological, and thermal behaviors," Journal of Cleaner Production, Elseiver, 401, 136717. Scopus Q1 (Impact Factor: 11.07) (2023).

Publisher : Journal of Cleaner Production, Elseiver

Year : 2023

Review on the recent advances in various properties of epoxy nanocomposites brake pad materials

Cite this Research Publication : Vyshak, Sabarinath S, Balakrishnashankar, "Review on the recent advances in various properties of epoxy nanocomposites brake pad materials," Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, Springer Science + Business Media, Scopus Q2 SCI (Impact factor 1.39), 2023.

Publisher : Springer Science + Business Media

Year : 2023

Biodegradable Magnesium Alloy-Based Composites: Properties, Processing, and Surface Coatings-A Review

Cite this Research Publication : Raj, V., Sabarinath, S., & Ramalingam, V. V., "Biodegradable Magnesium Alloy-Based Composites: Properties, Processing, and Surface Coatings—A Review," Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, Springer Science + Business Media, 1-9, Scopus Q2, SCI (Impact factor 1.39), 2023.

Publisher : Springer Science + Business Media

Year : 2020

Nature-inspired PDMS cumulonimbus micro-energy-harvesting cloud

Cite this Research Publication : Sreenidhi P. R., V. John, N., Sabarinath S., Ashfak, A., Subash, C. Karimuthil, and Varghese, S., “Nature-inspired PDMS cumulonimbus micro-energy-harvesting cloud”, Applied Nanoscience, SCI (Impact factor 3.19), vol. 11, no. 127–137, 2020. (Scopus Q2)

Publisher : Applied Nanoscience, Springer

Year : 2020

Development of fully formulated eco-friendly nanolubricant from sesame oil

Cite this Research Publication : Sabarinath S., Sreenidhi P. R., P. Kumar, and Nair, K., “Development of fully formulated eco-friendly nanolubricant from sesame oil”, Applied Nanoscience, SCI (Impact factor 3.19), vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 577-586, 2020. (Scopus Q2)


Publisher : Applied Nanoscience, Springer

Year : 2019

Experimental and quantum chemical investigations on the oxidative stability of sesame oil base stock with synthetic antioxidant additives

Cite this Research Publication : Sabarinath S., Nair, K. Prabhakara, and Rajendrakumar, P. Krishnan, “Experimental and quantum chemical investigations on the oxidative stability of sesame oil base stock with synthetic antioxidant additives”, Lubrication Science, Scopus Q1, SCI (Impact factor 1.485), vol. 31, no. 5, pp. 179–193, 2019.

Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Ltd

Year : 2019

Evaluation of tribological properties of sesame oil as biolubricant with SiO2 nanoparticles and imidazolium-based ionic liquid as hybrid additives

Cite this Research Publication : Sabarinath S., Rajendrakumar, P. K., and K. Nair, P., “Evaluation of tribological properties of sesame oil as biolubricant with SiO2 nanoparticles and imidazolium-based ionic liquid as hybrid additives”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology, SCI (Impact factor 1.31), vol. 233, no. 9, pp. 1306–1317, 2019. (Scopus Q2)

Publisher : SAGE Publications

Year : 2019

α-and β-crystalline phases in polyvinylidene fluoride as tribo-piezo active layer for nanoenergy harvester

Cite this Research Publication : Sreenidhi P. R., Nair, S., K, S. C., Valiyaneerilakkal, D. Uvais, Parameswaran, P., and Varghese, S., “α-and β-crystalline phases in polyvinylidene fluoride as tribo-piezo active layer for nanoenergy harvester”, High Performance Polymers, vol. 31, no. 7, pp. 785-799, 2019. (Scopus Q2), SCI (Impact factor 1.031)

Publisher : SAGE Publications

Year : 2018

Styrene butadiene rubber as a viscosity improver: experimental investigations and quantum chemical studies

Cite this Research Publication : Sabarinath S., K Nair, P., Rajendrakumar, P. K., and Parameswaran, P., “Styrene butadiene rubber as a viscosity improver: experimental investigations and quantum chemical studies”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology, vol. 232, no. 4, pp. 427–436, 2018. Scopus Q2, SCI, (Impact factor 1.32)


Publisher : Sage Publications

Year : 2018

Micro and nanoparticles blended sesame oil bio-lubricant: study of its tribological and rheological properties

Cite this Research Publication : Sabarinath S., Nair, K. Prabhakara, and Rajendrakumar, P. Krishnan, “Micro and nanoparticles blended sesame oil bio-lubricant: study of its tribological and rheological properties”, Micro & Nano Letters, (Scopus Q3) SCI (Impact factor 0.841), vol. 13, no. 12, pp. 1743-1746, 2018.

Publisher : IET

Year : 2017

Evaluation of physicochemical, thermal and tribological properties of sesame oil (Sesamum indicum L.): a potential agricultural crop base stock for eco-friendly industrial lubricants

Cite this Research Publication : Sabarinath S., Nair, K. Prabhakara, and Rajendrakumar, P. Krishnan, “Evaluation of physicochemical, thermal and tribological properties of sesame oil (Sesamum indicum L.): a potential agricultural crop base stock for eco-friendly industrial lubricants”, International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 77–90, 2017. (Scopus Q3)

Publisher : Inderscience Publishers

Year : 2015

Damage Detection On Composite Beam: FEA & Experiment

Cite this Research Publication : A. Andrew, Brilliant, A., Harikrishnan, P. S., Johny, J., Fred, T., Sabarinath S., Rajan, A., and Unnikrishnan, M., “Damage Detection On Composite Beam: FEA & Experiment”, International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology (IJERT), vol. 4, no. 6, pp. 28–39, 2015. (Scopus Q3)

Publisher : International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology (IJERT)

Conference Paper

Year : 2021

Review on the recent advances in various properties of epoxy nanocomposites brake pad materials

Cite this Research Publication : Sabarinath S., "Review on the recent advances in various properties of epoxy nanocomposites brake pad materials", TriboIndia 2021 - Saintgits College of Engineering. 02-04 Dec 2021.

Publisher : TriboIndia 2021

Year : 2021

Magnesium based metal matrix composites for biomedical applications

Cite this Research Publication : Sabarinath S., "Magnesium based metal matrix composites for biomedical applications", Abstract ID: TI210132; TriboIndia 2021 - Saintgits College of Engineering. 02-04 Dec 2021.

Publisher : TriboIndia 2021

Year : 2020

Development of a nanolubricant from pongamia (millettiapinnata) oil using suitable additives

Cite this Research Publication : Sabarinath S., "Development of a nanolubricant from pongamia (millettiapinnata) oil using suitable additives", International Virtual Conference on Advanced Nanomaterials and Applications - VCAN 2020; 17-20 June 2020; VIT, Vellore India.

Publisher : International Virtual Conference on Advanced Nanomaterials and Applications - VCAN 2020

Year : 2018

Effect of blending micro and nano particles on the tribological and rheological properties of sesame oil

Cite this Research Publication : Sabarinath S., Rajendrakumar, K Prabhakaran Nair, "Effect of blending micro and nano particles on the tribological and rheological properties of sesame oil," Energy and Environment: Global Challenges ICEE 2018, 9-10 March, National Institute of Technology Calicut.

Publisher : ICEE 2018

Year : 2017

Experimental and quantum chemical investigations on oxidative stability of sesame oil with ecofriendly synthetic antioxidant additives

Cite this Research Publication : Sabarinath S., Rajendrakumar P. K., K. Prabhakarn Nair, "Experimental and quantum chemical investigations on oxidative stability of sesame oil with ecofriendly synthetic antioxidant additives," Ecotrib 2017, 7-9 June, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Publisher : Ecotrib 2017

Year : 2016

Enhancement of rheological and tribological properties of sesame oil with addition of ethyl vinyl acetate and low-density polyethylene

Cite this Research Publication : Anurag Kumar, Sabarinath S., "Enhancement of rheological and tribological properties of sesame oil with addition of ethyl vinyl acetate and low-density polyethylene," Energy 2016, 16-17 December, National Institute of Technology Calicut, 2016.

Publisher : Energy 2016

Year : 2013

Finite Element Analysis of Magneto Rheological Damper & Selection of an Optimum Configurations

Cite this Research Publication : Sabarinath S., "Finite Element Analysis of Magneto Rheological Damper & Selection of an Optimum Configurations," National Conference on Advanced Trends & Technologies in Mechanical Engineering on 27th – 28th September 2013, Beliver’s Church Caarmel Engineering College, Ranni, Kerala, India. (2013)

Publisher : National Conference on Advanced Trends & Technologies in Mechanical Engineering

Book Chapter

Year : 2020

Biolubricant from Pongamia Oil

Cite this Research Publication : Sabarinath Sankarannair, Avinash Ajith Nair, Benji Varghese Bijo, Hareesh Kuttuvelil Das and Harigovind Sureshkumar, "Biolubricant from Pongamia Oil", in Tribology in Materials and Manufacturing, IntechOpen, August 31st 2020, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.93477, ISBN: 978-1-83880-575-3 Print ISBN: 978-1-83880-557-9, eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-899-9. (2020)

Publisher : IntechOpen

Education
  • 2015 – 2019  : PhD
    Area: Tribology – Biolubricants
    Title of PhD Work: “Development of an eco-friendly lubricant from sesame oil and study of its various properties”
    Institute: Department of Mechanical Engineering in National Institute of Technology – Calicut (NITC)
  • 2011 -2014 : M Tech
    Specilization: Machine Design
    University: M G university Kottayam
  • 2003 -2007 : B Tech
    Specilization: Mechanical Engineering
    University: M G university Kottayam
Experience
Sl.No: Teaching / Industry Firm Position Location Period
1. Industry NASSER S. AL-HAJRI CORPORATION (Ras Gas and Pearl GTL Project) QA/QC Engineer Doha, Qatar 17 December 2007 to 13 July 2011
2. Teaching BISHOP JEROME INSTITUTE Assistant Professor Kerala, India 02 January 2013 to 02 January 2015
3. Teaching SAINTGITS COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING Assistant Professor Kerala, India 30 January 2019 to 30 June 2020
4. Teaching TKM COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING  Assistant Professor Adhoc Kerala, India 28 Aug 2020 to 5 May 2021
5. Teaching Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Assistant Professor Kerala, India 17-May-2021 to till date
Awards and Recognition
Sl.No Award Description
1 3rd Rank – M. Tech MG University, 2013
2 Second Runner-up KEMPPI-Weld network award for young engineers’ competition 2019, February 6, 2020 – IIW
3 Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) award in Nanoscale advances VCAN 2020 (17-19 June 2020) – VIT Vellore
PhD Scholars and Guidance

Ph. D. Students – Mechanical Engineering Department, Amrita School of Engineering

Name Batch Supervisory Style Type Research Area
Vighnesh Raj 2021 Main Guide, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amritapuri Campus Full Time Tribology of Biomedical Implants: Enhancing Performance and Longevity through Surface Engineering
Pranav P 2022 Main Guide, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amritapuri Campus Full Tim Feasibility Study On The Formulation Of A Hybrid Biolubricant From Cashew Nut Shell Oil And Mahua Oil: A Sustainable Lubrication Solution
Vysakh Raveendra Kurup 2021 Main Guide, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amritapuri Campus Part Time Enhancing the mechanical and tribological properties of epoxy composites: Using biocompatible hybrid nanoparticles.
Sreekala S 2021 Co- Guide, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amritapuri Campus Part Time Noise mapping at strategic locations in Kerala State, issues, mitigation and justification with Environmental Law

Ph. D. Students – Amrita School for Sustainable Futures

Name Batch Supervisory Style Type Research Area
Aji Abba E4LIFE2022 Main Guide, Amrita School for Sustainable Futures, Amritapuri Campus Full Time Sustainable Use of Water Hyacinths for Biofuels Production and to Improve Water Quality in the Affected Area in rural India: A Case Study of Pulinkunnu of Kuttanad in Alappuzha District, Kerala State
Akshay Satish E4LIFE2022 Main Guide, Amrita School for Sustainable Futures, Amritapuri Campus Full Time Coastal Erosion in Alappad: Assessing Social, Economic, and Environmental Impacts and Adaptation Strategies
Vysakh S E4LIFE2022 Main Guide, Amrita School for Sustainable Futures, Amritapuri Campus Full Time Study of Coastal Acidification and Its Effects in Alappad Village, India
Richa Gautam E4LIFE2022 Main Guide, Amrita School for Sustainable Futures, Amritapuri Campus Full Time Rural Environmental Protection Via Community-Based Waste Management Project: A Circular Economy Approach
Minale Getachew E4LIFE2022 Co- Guide, Amrita School for Sustainable Futures, Amritapuri Campus Full Time Investigation of wave based tidal turbine design and optimization
UG Projects Guided
  • 2014 – Damage detection on composite beam: FEA & Experiment (Bishop Jerome Institute)
  • 2019 – Development of a nanolubricant from pongamia (millettiapinnata) oil using suitable additives (Saintgits College of Engineering)
  • 2021 – Development of vegetable oil based nano cutting fluid and study of its thermal properties (TKM college of Engineering)
  • 2021 – Development of ecofriendly lubricant from waste cooking oil and evaluation of its properties (TKM college of Engineering)
  • 2023 – Feasibility study on formulation of green cutting fluid from Mahua oil ( Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham )
  • 2023 – Development of biodegradable grease from chemically modified waste cooking oil ( Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham )
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