S. Ganesh Sundara Raman

Office:  Materials Testing Facility, Materials Forming Laboratory
Phone: (91)-44-2257-4768
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  • Ph.D. (Metallurgical Engg.), IIT Madras, India, 1994
  • M.S. (Metallurgical Engg.), IIT Madras, India, 1991
  • B.E. (Hons.) (Mechanical Engg.), Madurai Kamaraj University, India, 1988

Research Expertise

  • Fatigue, Fracture Mechanics, Fretting Fatigue, Fretting Wear, Thermal Sprayed Coatings, Short Cracks, Fatigue Behaviour of Surface Modified Materials, Fatigue of Weldments
Sponsored Research Projects
Agency Title of Project Total amount (Rs) Period of support Remarks
MHRD Performance Evaluation of Diamond-like Carbon Coated Ti-6Al-4V for Biomedical Applications 10,00,000 2005-2008
MHRD Life Enhancement through Surface Engineering of Ti-6A1-4V under Fretting Fatigue Conditions 10,00,000 2003-2006
Principal Investigator
DRDO Effect of Pulsed Current and Arc Oscillation Welding Techniques on the Fatigue Behaviour of Ti-6A1-4V and Inconel 718 Welds 19,96,000 2003-2006
Principal Investigator
DST Fretting Fatigue Behaviour of a Structural Steel 7,68,000 2002-2005
Sole Investigator
ISRO Pre- and Post-Deformation Studies on Superplastically Formed Ti-6Al-4V



Research Guidance
Ph.D. 3  Approved
5  on going (1 jointly with Dr. Uday Chakkingal, 1 jointly with Prof. K. Prasad Rao, 1 jointly with Prof. B. S. Murty)

M.S. 7 Approved (4 jointly with Prof S.D.Pathak,
                     1 jointly with Prof. S. K. Seshadri)

1 on going  (jointly with Prof. S. K. Seshadri)
M.Tech. 4 Approved (1 jointly with Prof. R.Gnanamoorthy, 1 jointly with Prof. P. Venugopal, 1 jointly with Dr. Uday Chakkingal)
2 on going (1 jointly with Dr. Uday Chakkingal)
B.Tech. 5 Approved
1 on going


<> Research Publications
Papers in refereed international journals: 60

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Courses Handled


            (i) Mechanical Behaviour of Materials
            (ii) Surface Degradation Processes
            (iii) Metal Forming Processes


            (i) Creep, Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics
            (ii) Surface Modifications
            (iii) Metal Forming Technology
            (iv) Metallurgical Plant Design
            (v) Mechanical Metallurgy Laboratory
            (vi) Material Processing Laboratory

Honours and Awards

  • 2008, Invitation as a Guest Scientist under NIMS Invitation Program 2008 to work in the area of Thermal Sprayed Coatings at National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Japan for one year during August 2008 - July 2009
  • Awarded a scholarship for a Study Visit to Germany for two months (May 28 – July 20, 2006) by DAAD, Germany.
  • 1998, AvH Fellowship to pursue research in Germany for a year by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany (Did not utilise it as I was in Japan as an STA Fellow.)
  • 1997, STA Post-Doctoral Fellowship to pursue research in Japan for two years by the Science and Technology Agency, Japan
  • 1995, French Government Post-Doctoral Scholarship to pursue research in France for one year by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Paris
  • 1994, `Sudharshan Bhat Memorial Prize' for the best Ph.D. thesis submitted in the Department of Metallurgical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India
  • 1988, Graduated with an Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering