Hiralal S. Patil is Professor and Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at GIDC Engineering College, Navsari, Gujarat, India. He received his PhD in mechanical engineering at VNSGU, Surat, in 2013, and prior to this has accumulated more than 21 years of teaching and research experience in mechanical engineering, with special emphasis in machine design, tribology, and materials.
As part of his research, Hiralal has published numerous research papers in various international journals and conference proceedings, as well as books on machine design, the design of multi-speed helical gearboxes, and the characterisation of AI alloys. More widely, he has refereed books and journals for various international publishers, and has served as an examiner for both PhD and postgraduate dissertations. He is also highly experienced in organising conferences and chairing conference sessions and panels.
Hiralal is a member of the IEI and ISTE in India, and a member both of the research and recognition committee at NMU, Jalgaon, and the board of studies at VNSGU, Surat, both in mechanical engineering.