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Manoj Babu


PhD Student



International Manufacturing Centre, WMG
University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, United Kingdom


Manoj is a doctoral student with research interests in Meta-heuristics, optimisation and stochastic modelling in context of Manufacturing Assembly Process. His doctoral research focusses on Optimisation of Multi-Stage Compliant-Part Assembly Process at Early Design Phase. He obtained his Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur (2012-2014) and BEng in Aeronautics from Aeronautical Society of India (2006-2010), New Delhi. He was awarded “Shri R Venkataraman Prize” for best overall performance among all graduating students from Aeronautical Society of India during 2011.


He has worked at leading R&D laboratories such as Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) and Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), Bangalore, India (2011 - 2012), involved in preliminary design and aerodynamic analysis of Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) and Multidisciplinary Design Optimization of aircraft during early design phase.

As part of research at IIT Kharagpur, a simulation based optimization method was employed to develop a Decision Support System (DSS) for a port along the eastern coast of India. The developed DSS simultaneously optimised the arrival and departure of vessels, allocation of stockyard space for the cargo in the incoming vessels in conjunction with the arrival of rakes which delivered the cargo to the customers. Resulting in increased utilization of existing resources at the port and the decreased turnaround time for both vessels and rakes.


Babu, MK., Franciosa P., Ceglarek D., Generation of Part Geometric Errors for Variation Simulation Analysis of Deformable Parts at Preliminary Design Phase, to be submitted to Computer Aided Design (CAD) December 2016.


Pratap, S., Kumar B, M., et al., 2015. Integrated scheduling of rake and stockyard management with ship berthing: a block based evolutionary algorithm. International Journal of Production Research, 7543(April 2016), pp.1–23. Available at:

Pratap, S., Manoj Kumar B, et al., 2015. The robust quay crane allocation for a discrete bulk material handling port. In 2015 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM). IEEE, pp. 1174–1178. Available at:

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