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Dr G D Thakre

Principal Scientist


Research Interest

  • Modeling and simulation of tribo-contact phenomena under dry, boundary/mixed, EHL and Hydrodynamic regimes
  • Design and development of tribo components
  • Prognosis oft tribological failures in industrial environment
  • Surface characterization and interaction studies between lubricant additives and surfaces
  • Design and development of lubricants for industrial, MEMS and strategic sector applications
  • Tribo-testing and evaluation of lubricants, materials and surfaces
  • Nano-tribology, tribology of coatings, ceramics and alloys
  • Wear mode and mechanism and its mitigation

Work Experience

Awards and Honours

  • M Tech Gold Medallist, I S M Dhanbad, 2004
  • Awarded Indo-US joint centre on EHL studies by IUSSTF
  • BRNS grant for use of TLA technique of gear box wear measurement
  • Member Board of Studies at DIT University, India
  • Expert on ISO TC 28 WGs on Greases & Dynamic measurement of LPG
  • Reviewer for the Journal, Proceedings of Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part J, Engineering Tribology, Tribology International, Acta Mechanica, Tribology Letters, Engineering Failure Analysis, Applied Surface Sciences, Industrial Lubrication and Tribology
  • Member of BIS committee PCD 3 and PGD 19
  • Member selection committee for the review of research projects to be funded by PCRA, CSIR-HRDG, IUSSTF etc
  • Life Member of Tribology Society of India


Selected Publications

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