About the Author
Kapil Gupta is working as Associate Professor in the Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Technology at University of Johannesburg. He obtained Ph.D. in mechanical engineering with specialization in Advanced Manufacturing from Indian Institute of Technology Indore, India. Advanced machining processes, sustainable manufacturing, green machining, precision engineering and gear technology are the areas of his interest. He has authored several International Journal and Conference articles. He has also authored and edited international books on hybrid machining, advanced gear manufacturing, micro and precision manufacturing, and sustainable manufacturing. He is also serving editorial and advisory boards of international journals and conferences. He is a rated Researcher in South Africa. Currently, he is supervising many Masters and Doctorate students and hosting Postdoctoral Fellows who are conducting research in advanced and sustainable manufacturing. Sustainability and Fourth Industrial Revolutions are the major topics he is busy working on at present. Neelesh Kumar Jain is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Leader of the Centre of Excellence in Gear Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Indore, India. His research interests include advanced and micro machining and finishing processes, gear finishing, micro-plasma based layered manufacturing and joining and miniature gear manufacturing. Rudolph Laubscher is an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering Science at the University of Johannesburg. He has over 10 years experience in lecturing and research, primarily in physical metallurgy, non-linear FEA, strength of materials, and metal cutting.