Dr. D. Chakradhar is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Palakkad. My research interests are sustainable machining, non-traditional machining, and artificial intelligence in manufacturing. I teach Automation in Manufacturing for UG students; Digital Manufacturing and Soft Computing courses for PG students. Before joining IIT Palakkad, I have worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal for four and half years. I have also worked as a senior technology executive at Crompton Greaves Global R&D Centre Mumbai for a period of two years.