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Nellippallil, Anand Balu

Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Civil Engineering

About

Anand Balu Nellippallil is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering at Florida Institute of Technology. Anand received his B.Tech degree in Production Engineering from the University of Calicut, India in 2012 and M.Tech degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar, India in 2014. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering working with Professors Farrokh Mistree and Janet K. Allen in the Systems Realization Laboratory at the University of Oklahoma (OU) in 2018. After his Ph.D., he worked as a Research Engineer II at the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVS), Mississippi State University. Anand’s current research interests are focused on the integrated realization of engineered materials, products, and associated manufacturing processes with emphasis on systems-based robust design, design decision-making under uncertainty, and cloud-based design decision support. In addition to several journal and conference publications, he has co-authored a book anchored in his Ph.D. dissertation titled ‘Architecting Robust Co-Design of Materials, Products, and Manufacturing Processes’. He is passionate about a career in academia focused on creating, transmitting, and sharing knowledge, but more importantly empowering students to develop the ability to learn how to learn and rise to their full potential. Anand directs the Systems Realization Laboratory @ FIT (SRL@FIT). 

Education

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 2018

M. Tech. Materials Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, India, 2014

B. Tech. Production Engineering, Government Engineering College Thrissur, University of Calicut, India, 2012

Past Academic Appointments

Research Engineer II, Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVS), Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, 2018-2020

Graduate Research Assistant, Systems Realization Laboratory (SRL@OU), University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 2014-2018 

Research Interests

Area: Systems-Based Robust Co-Design of Complex Engineered Systems Under Uncertainty

Topics: Systems design, robust co-design, uncertainty management, integrated design of materials, products and associated manufacturing processes, cloud-based design decision support

Key Academic Achievements and Awards

  • 2018 Provost’s Ph.D. Dissertation Prize for Outstanding Dissertation in Science and Engineering, University of Oklahoma, April 2019 
  • Gallogly College of Engineering Dissertation Excellence Award 2018, University of Oklahoma, October 2018
  • Paper of Distinction, The ASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE 2017). Paper Number: DETC2017-68173
  • Frank Chuck Scholarship for Outstanding Academic and Research Performance, University of Oklahoma, 2017
  • Chevron Scholarship for Outstanding Academic and Research Performance, University of Oklahoma, 2017
  • Frank Chuck Scholarship for Outstanding Academic and Research Performance, University of Oklahoma, 2016
  • Institute Silver Medal for Best Academic Performance, Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, 2014
  • University First Rank Medal for the years 2008-2012 for being the top-scoring undergraduate student in the University of Calicut, 2012

Selected Publications

Book

Nellippallil, A.B., Allen, J.K., Gautham, B.P., Singh, A.K., and Mistree, F., 2020, “Architecting Robust Co-Design of Materials, Products and Manufacturing Processes,” Springer Nature. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-45324-4. Click this link to read more.

Journals

Nellippallil, A.B., Mohan, P., Allen, J.K., and Mistree, F., 2020, "An Inverse, Decision‐Based Design Method for Robust Concept Exploration," ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, DOI: 10.1115/1.4045877. 

Wang, R., Nellippallil, A.B., Wang, G., Yan, Y., Allen, J.K., and Mistree, F., 2019, “Ontology-based Uncertainty Management Approach in Designing of Robust Decision Workflows, Journal of Engineering Design, DOI: 10.1080/09544828.2019.1668918.

Alizadeh, R., Liangyue, J., Nellippallil, A.B., Wang, G., Hao, J., Allen, J.K., and Mistree, F., 2019, “Ensemble of Surrogates and Cross-validation for Rapid and Accurate Predictions using Small Data Sets,” Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing, DOI: 10.1017/S089006041900026X.

Nellippallil, A.B., Ming, Z., Allen, J.K., and Mistree, F., 2019, “Cloud-Based Materials and Product Realization – Fostering ICME via Industry 4.0,” Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation, DOI: 10.1007/s40192-019-00139-2.

Nellippallil, A.B., Rangaraj, V., Gautham, B.P., Singh, A.K., Allen, J.K., and Mistree, F., 2018, " An Inverse, Decision-Based Design Method for Integrated Design Exploration of Materials, Products and Manufacturing Processes," ASME Journal of Mechanical Design. vol.140, no. 11, pp. 111403-111403-17.

Ming, Z., Nellippallil, A.B., Yan, Y., Wang, G., Goh, C.-H., Allen, J.K., and Mistree, F., 2018, "PDSIDES – A Knowledge-based Platform for Decision Support in The Design of Engineering Systems," ASME Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering. vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 041001.

Wang, R., Nellippallil, A.B., Wang, G., Yan, Y., Allen, J.K., and Mistree, F., 2018, “Systematic Design Space Exploration using a Template-Based Ontological Method,” Advanced Engineering Informatics, vol. 36, pp. 163-177.

Nellippallil, A. B., Song, K. N., Goh, C.-H., Zagade, P., Gautham, B., Allen, J. K., and Mistree, F., 2017, "A Goal-Oriented, Sequential, Inverse Design Method for the Horizontal Integration of a Multi-Stage Hot Rod Rolling System," ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, vol. 139, no. 3, pp. 031403.

Nellippallil, A.B., De, P.S., Gupta, A., Goyal, S., and Singh, A.K., 2016, "Hot Rolling of a Non-Heat Treatable Aluminum Alloy: Thermo-Mechanical and Microstructure Evolution Model", Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, vol. 70, no. 5, pp. 1387-1398.

Refereed Conference Publications

Nellippallil, A.B., Berthelson, P.R., Peterson, L., and Prabhu, R., 2020, “Head and Neck Injury Risk Criteria-Based Robust Design for Vehicular Crashworthiness,” ASME Design Automation Conference, St. Louis, MO, USA. Paper Number IDETC2020-22539. Invited for ASME Journal of Mechanical Design Special Issue.

Yingling, R., Nellippallil, A.B., Register, M., Hannan, T., Simmons, J., Shores, A., and Prabhu, R., 2020, “Multi-Objective Design Exploration of a Canine Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt for Hydrocephalus,” ASME Design Automation Conference, St. Louis, MO, USA. Paper Number IDETC2020-22696.

Nair, A.V., Nellippallil, A.B., Das, A., Hall, J., Allen, J.K., and Mistree, F., 2020, “Identifying Sustainable Solutions for Water, Energy and Sanitation Needs in Off-Grid Indian Villages,” ASME Design Automation Conference, St. Louis, MO, USA. Paper Number IDETC2020-22507.

Guo, L., Nellippallil, A.B., Smith, W., Allen, J.K., and Mistree, F., 2020, “Adaptive Linear Programming Algorithm with Parameter Learning for Managing Engineering-Design Problems,” ASME Design Automation Conference, St. Louis, MO, USA. Paper Number IDETC2020-22602.

Suk, H., Sharma, A., Nellippallil, A.B., Das, A., Hall, J., 2020, “Microgrid Power Management with Integrated Quality of Life Considerations,” ASME Design Automation Conference, St. Louis, MO, USA. Paper Number IDETC2020-22525.

Nellippallil, A.B., Mohan, P., Allen, J.K., and Mistree, F., 2019, “Inverse Thermo-Mechanical Processing (ITMP) Design of a Steel Rod during Hot Rolling Process,” ASME Design Automation Conference 2019, Anaheim, California, USA. Paper Number: IDETC2019- 97390.

Fonville, T.R., Nellippallil, A.B., Horstemeyer, M.F., Allen, J.K., and Mistree, F., 2019, “A Goal-Oriented, Inverse Decision-Based Design Method for Multi-Component Product Design,” ASME Design Automation Conference, Anaheim, California, USA. Paper Number: IDETC2019-97388.

Nellippallil, A.B., Mohan, P., Allen, J.K., and Mistree, F., 2018, "Robust Concept Exploration of Materials, Products and Associated Manufacturing Processes," ASME Design Automation Conference, Quebec City, Canada. Paper Number: DETC2018-85913.

Nellippallil, A.B., Rangaraj, V., Gautham, B.P., Singh, A.K., Allen, J.K., and Mistree, F., 2017, "A Goal-Oriented, Inverse Decision-Based Design Method to Achieve the Vertical and Horizontal Integration of Models in a Hot-Rod Rolling Process Chain," ASME Design Automation Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Paper Number DETC2017‐67570.

Ming, Z., Nellippallil, A.B., Yan, Y., Wang, G., Goh, C.-H., Allen, J.K., and Mistree, F., 2017, "PDSIDES – A Knowledge-based Platform for Decision Support in The Design of Engineering Systems," ASME Design Automation Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Paper Number DETC2017‐67562.

Nellippallil, A.B., Shukla, R., Ardham, S., Goh, C-H., Allen, J.K., Mistree, F., 2017, “Exploration of Solution Space to Study Thermo-Mechanical Behavior of AA5083 Al-Alloy During Hot Rolling Process”, ASME Design Automation Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Paper Number DETC2017‐68173. Recognized as Paper of Distinction by ASME DAC.

Nellippallil, A.B., Rangaraj, V., Allen, J.K., Mistree, F., Gautham, B.P., and Singh, A.K., 2017, "A Decision-Based Design Method to Explore the Solution Space for Microstructure After Cooling Stage to Realize the End Mechanical Properties of Hot Rolled Product," 4th World Congress on Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME 2017), Yipsilanti, Michigan, pp. 353-363.

Nellippallil, A.B., Song, K.N., Goh, C-H., Zagade, P., Gautham, B.P., Allen, J.K., Mistree, F., 2016, “A Goal Oriented, Sequential Process Design of a Multi-Stage Hot Rod Rolling System”, ASME Design Automation Conference, Charlotte, NC, USA. Paper Number DETC2016-59402.

Teaching

Undergraduate Courses

 

Professional Memberships

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
 

 Additional Responsibilities

 Secretary, ASME CIE CAPPD Technical Committee (2020-21)