S.K. BASU, PhD (Moscow) DSc (Engg.), is Professor Emeritus at College of Engineering Pune (formerly known as Government College of Engineering). Earlier (1959–61), he worked in the Machine Tools Research Institute (ENIMS), Moscow, as a UNESCO fellow. He also served with distinction as a faculty member at IIT Kharagpur, Professor and Head, R.E. College, Durgapur, Chair-Professor (Tribology), IIT Delhi and Director at Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute Durgapur. He has about 200 technical papers to his credit published in reputed national and international journals. A recipient of AIMTDR’s awards (twice) and NRDC awards (thrice), Professor Basu was conferred with AIMTDR’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000, for his contribution to research and teaching. He is the author of seven engineering books, including Fundamentals of Tribology (published by PHI Learning) and has a number of patents to his credit.
K. C. SAHU, PhD, is a former Director of NITIE Bombay. He has also served as former Professor, VG School of Management and former Professor/Founder-Chair, Industrial Engineering and Management (IIT Kharagpur). He has published/presented 135 research papers in reputed journals/conferences. He has been associated with several consultancy projects for the Government of India and several states. He has also worked as a member of State Planning Board, Orissa (1994 and 1995), BOG IIT Kharagpur (1986–87), BOG REC Rourkela (1977–82), and College of Accountancy and Management, Cuttack (1992–95). Dr. Sahu received a Gold Medal for the best paper by the Institution of Engineers (India) in 1975. He is also the first awardee of President’s Cup, IIIE (1997) for excellence in professional contribution.
B. RAJIV, PhD, is Associate Professor, Department of Production Engineering, College of Engineering, Pune. He received a Gold Medal for the best paper in Production Engineering from the Institution of Engineers (India) in 2009. He has to his credit more than 10 research papers in reputed journals.