Gandham Phanikumar

Academic Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Experimental and computational studies on laser processing of dissimilar metals, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (2002). Synopsis Thesis(PDF 17MB)
  • B.Tech (Metallurgical Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (1996)

Research Experience

  • Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
    Group: Prof.K. Chattopadhyay and Prof. Pradip Dutta
    Research Scholar (Aug-1996 to Mar-2002) and Research Associate (Aug-2003 to Nov-2003)
    Experimental and computational studies on laser welding and laser surface alloying of dissimilar metals.
  • Institute of Materials Physics in Space (earlier known as Institute of Space Simulation), German Aerospace Center(DLR), Cologne, Germany.
    Group: Prof. Dieter M. Herlach
    Solidification studies and direct measurements of growth rate using Electromagnetic levitation and Directional solidification.
  • Chongju University, South Korea
    Group: Prof. Won Tae Kim and Prof. Seong-Gyoon Kim.
    Research Associate:(Jun-2003 to Jul-2003)
    Adaptive grid method for phase field modelling of solidification.
  • IM2NP, Prof. Bernard Billia's group (May-2008 to Sep-2008)
    Solidification experiments on transparent systems.
  • IIT Madras, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
    Assistant Professor (24-Feb-2005 to 31-May-2010)
  • IIT Madras, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
    Associate Professor (01-Jun-2010 to 02-Nov-2015)
  • IIT Madras, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
    Professor (since 03-Nov-2015)