Dr. Rajesh S. Prabhu Gaonkar

Designation : Professor (on Deputation)

Broad Area of Expertise : Mechanical Engineering

Email : rpg{at}iitgoa.ac.in

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Address : Mechanical Engineering Department Goa College of Engineering Farmagudi, Ponda-Goa-403401

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Educational Qualifications

  1. Research Fellow (Post Doctoral), Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS). 
  2. Ph.D. (Reliability Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai. 
  3. Post Graduate Diploma in Operations Management (P. G. D. O. M.), Indira Gandhi National Open University (I. G. N. O. U.). 
  4. M. E. (Industrial Engineering), Goa College of Engineering, Farmagudi, Ponda-Goa. 
  5. B. E. (Mechanical Engineering), Goa College of Engineering, Farmagudi, Ponda-Goa.

Areas of Research

Fuzzy Set Applications in Reliability Engineering, Fuzzy Set Applications in Maintenance Engineering, Transportation Models and its Variants, Multi-Attribute Decision Making.

Courses Taught

ME 206 : Manufacturing Processes I
ME 218 : Solid Mechanics Lab
ME 213 : Manufacturing Practice Lab

Professional Appointments

  1. Former Head of Mechanical Engineering Department, Goa College of Engineering, Farmagudi, Ponda-Goa.
  2. Former Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Goa University.
  3. Associate Editor of the International Journal of System Assurance Engineering and Management (Springer publication).

Recent Publications

  • A. K. Verma, A. Srividya, R. S. Prabhu Gaonkar, Fuzzy-Reliability Engineering – Concepts and Applications, Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi, 2007.
  • Rajesh S. Prabhu Gaonkar, Min Xie, Xiuju Fu, Reliability Estimation of Maritime Transportation: A Study of Two Fuzzy Reliability Models, Ocean Engineering, Vol. 72 (2013), pp. 1-10. (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0029801813002072)
  • Rajesh S. Prabhu Gaonkar, Min Xie, Hong-Zhong Huang, Optimizing            Maritime Travel Time Reliability, Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment (Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M), Vol. 227, No. 2 (May 2013), pp. 167-176. (http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1475090212460626)
  • Rajesh S. Prabhu Gaonkar, Min Xie, Kien Ming Ng, Mohamed Salahuddin Habibullah, Subjective operational reliability assessment of maritime transportation system, Expert Systems with Applications, Vol. 38 (October 2011), pp. 13835-13846. (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0957417411007147)

Recognition and Awards

  1.  Recipient of Fellowship of the Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering (I.I.I.E.) in the year 2014. 
  2. First recipient of Goa State Award for Meritorious Teacher in Technical Education for the year 2015.
  3. Recipient of Dr. J. M. Mahajan National Award of Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering (I.I.I.E.) for the year 2016-17.

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