Dr. Lokesh A C


Been in teaching and training profession for more than 18 years. Have been Involved in postgraduate curriculum development and teaching in the field of Food Processing and Management Studies. Supervised industry relevant projects on Lean Operations, Operations Management Agri- product development and Food processing. Have significant experience in the field of Sustainability studies or Life Cycle Assessment Process / Ecological Impact Assessment of Biofuel Production from tree borne oil.


  • (PhD in Bio Fuels )

    Coventry University, UK

  • M.Sc. Engg. Manufacturing Management

    M.S. Ramaiah School of Advanced Studies, Coventry University, UK

  • M.Sc. Agri- Engineering

    University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore

  • B.Sc. Agriculture

    University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore


Total Years of Experience: 23.84 years 

Research Interest :

  • Post-harvest Engineering/​Food Processing
  • Renewable energy
  • Lean Operations
  • Agriculture Related Product Development

Ph.D. Dissertation:

  • Studies on Biodiesel Production from Local Tree Species Oil and Consequent Ecological Impact in Rural Karnataka,- Coventry University , UK

National Conference Papers

  • A.C. Lokesh and Gridhar Rao. Application of Lean Manufacturing Concepts to a Molded Case Circuit Breakers (MCCB) Manufacturing Unit’. National conference on Manufacturing at BMS College 2006.
  • A.C. Lokesh. Application of Lean Manufacturing Concepts for a Tool Room’. National conference on Manufacturing at BMS College 2006. 

International Conference Papers

  • Lokesh A. C., N. S. Mahesh, Balakrishna Gowda and Peter White. Sustainable biofuel strategy in Karnataka state a review’ (Conference paper). Proceedings of the International Conference Sustainable Energy Use and Management”, Academica Brancusi Publishing House, Târgu-Jiu, Romania, ISBN: 978−973−144−647−9. 2014

National Journal Papers

  • Suresh Mahadev, A.C.Lokesh, Ashok K.V. Improving Production Efficiency of Body Shop in an Automobile Production Division’, SASTech Journal Vol. 1, No.1, September 2005
  • Karan Narang1, K. Gnanamurthy, Lokesh A.C., R.Vijendran, Inventory Control in Car Seating System Assembly Line’. SASTech Journal, Vol. VI, No.1, April 2007.
  • R. Bharath and Lokesh A.C. Lead Time Reduction of Component Manufacturing Through Quick Changeover (QCO)’, SASTech Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 2, September 2008.
  • K.J. Lijo Garcia, A.C Lokesh and Michael Loyola. Analyzing the Benefits of Lean Manufacturing in Cable Assembly Sector Via Simulation’. SASTech Journal, Vol. 8, Issue 1, April 2009.
  • S. Alex, A. C. Lokesh, N. Ravikumar. Space Utilization Improvement In CNC Machining Unit Through Lean Layout’, SASTech Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 2, September 2010.
  • A. C. Lokesh, N. S. Mahesh, Balakrishna Gowda and Peter White. Study on Sustainability of Madhuca Biodiesel’. SASTech Journal, Vol. 13, Issue 1, September 2014.
  • Jyoti Mahato, Vanitha K., Deeksha G.P., Gayathri R., Asha K.R and Lokesh A.C’. A Study on Value Chain of Pottery Enterprise in a Northern Karnataka Village’. Journal of Management and Commerce, Vol. 02, Issue 1, January 2016.
  • Ashishmelvin1 and Lokesh A.C. Empirical Investigation on Customer Awareness and Their Attitude towards Sustainable Cotton’. Journal of Management and Commerce. Vol. 02, Issue 2, August 2016
  • Shweta Naik R., Khyathi G.V., Lokesh A.C. Need of Lean Six Sigma and Quality Management in Healthcare Organization‑A Review Paper.’ Journal of Management and Commerce. Vol. 03, Issue 2, August 2017.

International Journal Papers

  • Lokesh A. C. and N. S. Mahesh. Strategies for the Sustainability of Bio Diesel Production from Feed Stock in India: A Review’. Agricultural Engineering International: CIGRE Journal, 11,1−10, 2009 [online] available from www​.cigr​jour​nal​.org/​i​n​d​e​x​.​p​h​p​/​E​j​o​u​n​r​a​l​/​a​r​t​i​c​l​e​/​v​i​e​w​/​1​3​1​2​/1235
  • Lokesh, A. C., Mahesh, N.S., Gowda Balakrishna, Hall William.. Life cycle assessment of biodiesel production from Pongamia oil in rural Karnataka’. Agricultural Engineering International CIGRE Journal, 14, (3), 67 – 77., 2012. [online] available from http://​www​.cigr​jour​nal​.org/ind… /​issue/​view/​34>
  • Lokesh A. C., N. S. Mahesh, Balakrishna Gowda and Peter White. Sustainable biofuel strategy in Karnataka state a review’ (Extended Paper). Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, Print Published on 6th March 2015, 26 (2) [online] available <https://mc. man​u​script​cen​tral​.com/​m​e​q​#refX>
  • Lokesh A.C., N. S. Mahesh, Balakrishna Gowda, Rajesh Kumar K and Peter White. (2015). Neem Biodiesel- A Sustainability Study’. Avestia Publishing, Journal of Biomass to Biofuel. 2, 1 – 10 [online] available <http://jbb. aves​tia​.com/​2​0​1​5​/​0​0​1​.html>
  • Nixon Harnal„ Aileen J, Lokesh A C. A Study to evaluate the preparedness of 75 bedded Neuro Care Tertiary Hospital to be accredited by National Accreditation Board For Hospital and health care providers’. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and chemical Sciences” Sep – Oct, 7(5), PP-549 – 556. 2016
  • Shwetha R Naik , Khyathi G V and Lokesh A C. Streamlining Laboratory Work Flow Using Lean Concepts’. Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development. 2017
  • Divya Sri Ramalingam and A C Lokesh. A Study on Demand Planning at Tumkur District Regional Cooperative Organic Farmers Organization Federation (TDRCOFOF)’. i‑manager’s Journal on Information Technology (JIT). June – Aug 2019.
  • Balappa, B.U., Lokesh, A.C., Mahendra Babu, N.C. (2021) Development of semi-automated sowing machine for multiple crops, Materials Today: Proceedings. https://​doi​.org/​1​0​.​1​0​1​6​/​j​.​m​a​t​p​r​.​2​0​2​0​.​1​2​.1147.

  • Co-Principal Investigator- Received a grant of 45 lakhs from KCTU to set up a farm machinery design centre at RUAS (2017) – ( on Going) KCTU Sponsored / Funded Project for Capacity Building
  • Coordinator — Design and Development of Multi-Functional Agri Robot (2014 to 2017)
  • Team Member-Designed a miniature oil expeller 2014
  • Team Member- Design and Development of a coconut tree climbing machine (2010)
  • Team Member- International research project sponsored by European (Union under FP6 programme on Media called Media Trans” (2006−2008)

  • Institution of Engineers (India) Karnataka State Centre, Bangalore (AGM138699/3)