CV

JITENDRA PRASAD KHATAIT

PhD student

Mechanical Automation & Mechatronics

Faculty of Engineering Technology

University of Twente

Horstring, Z-228

De Horst 2

7522 LW Enschede, The Netherlands

Phone: +31 53 489 5442

Mobile : +31 6 1420 9900

Fax: +31 53 489 3631

E-mail: j.p.khatait@utwente.nl

SUMMARY

Looking for a suitable research position where I can explore and apply my analytical and engineering skills, especially in the area of medical robotics, precision machine design, or mechatronic system design; and grow as a researcher and contribute towards the success of the organization.

Currently, working towards the Ph.D. degree in Mechatronics from Faculty of Engineering Technology, University of Twente, Netherlands. Research interests include mechatronic design of surgical telemanipulation system, modelling and simulation of flexible endoscopic surgical system, and precision machine design.

Has working experience of more than 4 years in the area of precision machine design and automobile engineering. Aptitude and background in Mechanical Design and Analysis. Acquired skills in Precision Machine design and Mechatronic system design. Proficient in using CAD/CAE tools for solid modeling, FEM and CFD analysis, flexible multibody modelling.

Received Chancellor’s Gold medal and the best Masters thesis award for outstanding performance in academics.

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) student Mar 2009 – Feb 2013 (expected)

University of Twente, Netherlands

Research Focus: Medical robotics, Master-slave design for surgical telemanipulation system, Modelling and simulation of a flexible instrument inside an endoscope, Effect of friction on the dynamic behaviour of a flexible instrument

Thesis Title: Dynamic Behaviour of a Flexible Surgical Instrument Inside an Endoscope -Modelling, Simulation and Experimental Validation

Master of Technological Design (Mechatronics) July 2003 – May 2005

Jointly by National University of Singapore, Singapore (NUS), and Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands (TU/e)

CAP : 4.11/5

Emphasis of Study: Mechatronic System Design, Robotics, Servo Engineering, Machine Vision, Optics, Product Development, Neural Networks, Evolutionary Algorithms

Dissertation Title: Design and Development of Orifice-type Air Thrust Bearing

Received Certificate of Merit, for the best Industrial Attachment project, Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology, A-STAR and NUS

Master of Technology (Design of Mechanical Equipments) July 2001 – Dec 2002

Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, INDIA (IIT)

CGPA: 8.66/10.00

Emphasis of Study: Mechanical System Design, Mechanism Design, Multibody Dynamics, Automotive Design, Vibration, Instrumentation, Mechatronics, CAD, FEM, CFD

Dissertation Title: Design of Compliant Mechanism for Micro-Aerial Vehicle Application

Received Padmashri Manmohan Suri Project Award for the best innovative hardware oriented Major Project in Mechanical Engineering, IIT Delhi

Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) July 1996 – June 2000

Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, INDIA (IIT)

Formerly, University of Roorkee (UOR)

Percentage: 79.8% (absolute)

Emphasis of Study: Machine Design, Kinematics & Dynamics of Machines, Mechanics of Materials, Vibration, Automotive Mechanics, Controls, Optimization Techniques

Dissertation Title: Design of Small Battery Operated Auxiliary Drive for Cars

Received Chancellor’s Gold Medal for the best student in B.E. /B.Arch. courses

Received University Merit Scholarship through out the undergraduate studies;

Received Cautley Medal, for obtaining highest marks in Engineering Graphics

EXPERIENCE

University of Twente Mar 2009 – Present

PhD Researcher

Working on TeleFLEX project: Tele-manipulation system with intuitive control for transluminal endoscopic surgery

Flexible multibody modelling and simulation of a surgical instrument inside an endoscope to study motion and force transmission in translation and rotation

Studied the effect of friction, bending stiffness and torsional stiffness on the dynamic behaviour of a flexible instrument

Designed an experimental set-up to study the dynamic behaviour of a flexible surgical instrument inside a curved rigid tube: 2-DOFs actuation module, 6-DOFs force measurement module, 2-DOFs tip motion measurement module, and xPC target system for data-acquisition and control

Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology, A-STAR July 2005 – Dec 2008

Research Engineer

Worked on Precision Machine Design theme under Mechatronics group, responsible for designing and developing precision motion stages

Responsible for Design and Development of High Speed and Ultra-Precision Motion Stage using air bearings and linear motors

Responsible for mechanical design in various projects related to micro-manipulation, precision motion stages, and mechatronics system

Wrote proposals for in-house research and industrial projects

Active member for Technology Planning and Roadmapping exercise for Precision Machine Design theme

Identify technological gap and initiation of in-house research projects related to Precision Machine Design and Mechatronics

Seconded to SunScreen (Singapore) Pte Ltd to help and build in-house R&D capabilities, developing series of Roller Screens for indoor and outdoor application for solar and thermal heat control

Sunscreen (Singapore) Pte Ltd Oct 2007 – July 2008

Research & Development Engineer

On secondment, part of initiative from government agencies to help local enterprises in building their in-house R&D capabilities

Identified various problems related to existing roller screens and provided solutions

Responsible for designing new range of roller screens – mechanical, spring-loaded and motorized roller screens

Responsible for identifying the key modules, concept generation, brainstorming, design selection, analytical modeling and calculation, detailed design, prototyping, and validation

Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology, A-STAR June 2004 – May 2005

Research Intern

Researched on various kinds of motion stages for high speed, long range ultra-precision applications

Developed an analytical model for air bearings and carried out performance analysis

Carried out CFD analysis of air bearing

Designed experimental set-up for the characterization of air-bearing

Developed a methodology for air-bearing design and selection

Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, INDIA January 2003 – May 2003

Research Assistant

Involved in carrying out crash simulation of human dummy in motorbike with airbag using PAM-CRASH

FEM modelling of human dummy, motorbike and airbag

Daewoo Motors India Limited, G. Noida, INDIA July 2000 – February 2001

Executive Trainee (Technical)

Orientation to different sections/departments of passenger car manufacturing

On Job Training (OJT) in all the departments – press shop, body shop, paint shop, assembly line, final inspection, R&D

Worked on the shop floor, carried out die maintenance, calibration of inspection tools, worked at various fitment areas, quality check points, etc

Responsible for maintenance of dies and troubleshooting in press shop

Joined R&D section after OJT

Involved in servicing and testing of parts/vehicles from field

Worked in Powertrain section of R&D department

Maruti Udyog Limited (MUL), Gurgaon, INDIA June 1999 – July 1999

Summer Intern

Learnt about passenger car assembly

Carried out thorough study of assembly line and various material handling equipments in assembly shop-2

Designed a System for Tire Transfer in Assembly Shop-2

Implementation of the design in the assembly line

PUBLICATIONS

Journal papers (refereed)

J.P. Khatait, D.M. Brouwer, J.P. Meijaard, R.G.K.M. Aarts, & J.L. Herder (2012). Flexible multibody modelling of a surgical instrument inside a curved endoscope, Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics, draft in-preparation.

J.P. Khatait, D.M. Brouwer, R.G.K.M. Aarts, & J.L. Herder (2012). Design of an experimental set-up to study the behavior of a flexible surgical instrument inside an endoscope, Journal of Medical Devices, draft submitted.

J.P. Khatait, D.M. Brouwer, R.G.K.M. Aarts, & J.L. Herder (2011). Modelling of a flexible instrument to study its sliding behaviour inside a curved endoscope, Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics, accepted for publication, final manuscript submitted.

Khatait, J. P., Mukherjee, S., & Seth, B. (2006). Compliant design for flapping mechanism: A minimum torque approach. Mechanism and Machine Theory, 41(1), 3-16.

Conference papers (refereed)

J.P. Khatait, D.M. Brouwer, J.P. Meijaard, R.G.K.M. Aarts, & J.L. Herder (2012). 3-D multibody modeling of a flexible surgical instrument inside an endoscope, ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, November 9-15, 2012, Houston, Texas, USA, draft submitted.

J.P. Khatait, D.M. Brouwer, R.G.K.M. Aarts, & J.L. Herder (2012). Test Set-up to Study the Behavior of a Flexible Instrument in a Bent Tube, ASME 2012 Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD2012), April 10-12, 2012, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

J.P. Khatait, M. Krijnen, J.P. Meijaard, R.G.K.M. Aarts, D.M. Brouwer, & J.L. Herder (2011). Modelling and simulation of a flexible endoscopic surgical instrument in a tube, ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, November 11-17, 2011, Denver, CO, USA.

S. Kodandaramaiah, M. Krijnen, J. Go, S. Malik, J.P. Khatait, R.G.K.M. Aarts, D.M. Brouwer and C. Forest (2011). Characterization of translation of fused silica micropipettes in non-rectilinear trajectories, 26th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Precision Engineering, Sunday-Friday, November 13-18, 2011 Denver, CO, USA.

Lin, W., & Khatait, J.P. (2009). Passive compensation for straightness errors due to non-parallelism between two air bearing guideway surfaces. Paper presented at the IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM, 290-294.

Lin, W.J., Khatait, J.P., Lin, W., & Li, H. (2006). Modelling of an orifice-type aerostatic thrust bearing. Paper presented at the 9th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, 2006, ICARCV '06.

Miscellaneous publication: Technical report

J.P. Khatait, D.M. Brouwer, R.G.K.M. Aarts, & J.L. Herder (2011). Modelling of a Flexible Instrument and Design of a Test Set-up, Trade Fair & Conference, Precision Fair 2011, 30 Nov. & 01 Dec 2011, Veldhoven, Netherlands, poster and set-up demo as a part of 3TU Federation.

J.P. Khatait (2007). Novel design of air-bearing stage at lower cost, SIMTech newsletter, Cutting Edge, Issue 51, p. 2, Oct. 2007.

Khatait, J.P., Lin, W., & Lin, W. J. (2005). Design and development of orifice-type aerostatic thrust bearing. SIMTech technical reports, volume 6, Number 1, Jan-Jun 2005, 7-12.

AWARDS/ MERITS

NUS, Singapore and TU/e, Netherlands Scholarship for Joint Masters in Technological Design program (Mechatronics), NUS, 2003 – 2005

Certificate of Merit, for best Industrial Attachment project, DTI, NUS, 2005

Padmashri Manmohan Suri Project Award for the best innovative hardware oriented Major Project in Mechanical Engineering, IIT Delhi, 2003

Chancellor’s Gold Medal for the best student in B.E. /B.Arch. courses, Roorkee, 2000

Cautley Medal, for obtaining highest marks in Engineering Graphics, Roorkee, 1997

University Merit Scholarship through out the undergraduate studies, Roorkee, 1996 – 2000

Certificate of Excellence, All India Talent Search Examination 1992

Certificate of Merit, for top 0.1% successful candidates of AISSE 1991 in Mathematics

Certificate of Merit, Fine Arts, Annual Hobbies Club Exhibition 1997, Roorkee

SKILLS

Technical:

Machine Design, Precision Machine Design, Mechanism Design, Compliant Mechanism Design, Kinematic & Dynamic Analysis, FEM/CFD analysis, Automotive Engineering, Air Bearings, Linear motors, Flexible multibody modelling and simulation

Software tools (currently using):

SOLIDWORKS : Mechanical design

SPACAR : Dynamic modelling and control of flexible multi-body systems

MATLAB, SIMULINK, xPC

HOBBIES/INTERESTS/ACTIVITIES

Drawing and Paintings, Badminton

SIMTech Club member (2006 - 2007)

SIMTech Team leader for co-carricular activities (2007 – 2008)

PERSONAL PARTICULARS

Name : Jitendra Prasad Khatait

Date of Birth : 21st September 1977

Place of Birth : India

Marital Status : Married

Nationality : Indian

Resident Status : Dutch Residence Permit

Local Address : Steenbokstraat 18

7521 XC Enschede, The Netherlands

Permanent Address : Vill. – Narayan Garh, P.O. – Sidhaw

Distt. – West Champaran, Bihar

INDIA - 845 105

REFERENCES

Prof. dr. ir. Just L. Herder

Professor

University of Twente

Faculty of Engineering Technology (CTW)

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Laboratory of Mechanical Automation

Horstring, room HR Z-223

P.O. Box 217

7500 AE Enschede

The Netherlands

Email: j.l.herder@utwente.nl

Dr. ir. Dannis Brouwer

Assistant Professor

University of Twente

Faculty of Engineering Technology (CTW)

Laboratory of Mechanical Automation

Horstring, room HR Z-230

P.O. Box 217

7500 AE Enschede

The Netherlands

Email: d.m.brouwer@utwente.nl

Dr Lin Wei

Senior Scientist

Mechatronics Group

Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology

71 Nanyang Drive

Singapore 638075

Email: wlin@SIMTech.a-star.edu.sg

Prof. Sudipto Mukherjee

Professor

Mechanical Engineering Department

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110 016

INDIA

Email: sudipto@mech.iitd.ac.in