Dr. M. Vashista has received his Post Doc from Newcastle University, United Kingdom and Ph. D. from IIT Kharagpur. His research areas are Grinding, Machining, Welding, Material characterization. He has been awarded Boyscast Fellowship 2010-2011, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. He has published more than 30 papers in reputed international/national journals. He is reviewer of 5 international/national journal including Springer and Elsevier. He is professionally associated with many organizations.
Prof. Ayon Chakraborty is currently working as an Associate Professor in the Operations Management and Quantitative Techniques area at IIM Tiruchirappalli. He obtained his doctorate from Industrial and Systems Engineering Department, National University of Singapore after completing his masters in Manufacturing Systems from BITS, Pilani with distinction. He is also a qualified Six Sigma Green Belt. Previously he was Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Services Science Discipline, Information Systems School at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. Prof. Chakraborty has more than eleven years of experience in teaching business students and executives at various institutes such as Queensland University of Technology, James Cook University Australia (Singapore Campus). He has taught MBA courses on service operations and innovation management, project management, quality planning and management, and quantitative techniques. As a researcher, Prof. Chakraborty has worked closely with private and public sector organizations in India, Singapore, and with Suncorp, Infosys Australia, and Queensland government.