- Tribological behaviour of metallic materials, composites, ceramics & coatings
- Indentation behaviour of metallic materials & coatings
- Diffusion, cold spray & thermal spray coatings
- Laser surface modification, laser cutting and welding
- Deformation & fracture behaviour of materials at elevated temperature
Feb 2016 – till date: Professor
Selected Journal Publications
- Suresh Babu P., Jha R., Guzman M., Sundararajan G. and Arvind Agarwal; Indentation creep behaviour of cold sprayed alumina amorphous/ nanocrystalline coatings; Mater. Sci. Eng. A 658 (2016) 415-421.
- Swarnima Singh, Sribalaji M., Nitin P. Wasekar, Srikant Joshi, Sundararajan G., Raghuvir Singh and Anup Kumar Keshri; Microstructural, phase evolution and corrosion properties of silicon carbide reinforced pulse electrodeposited nickel-tungsten composite coatings; Appl. Surf. Sci 364 (2016) 264-272.
- Sundararajan G., Joshi S.V. and Ramakrishna L.; Engineered surfaces for automotive engine and power train components; Curr. Opin. Chem. Eng. 11 (2016) 1-16.
- Nagini M., Vijay R., Ramakrishna M., Reddy A.V. and Sundararajan G.; Influence of the duration of high energy ball milling on the microstructure and mechanical properties of a 9Cr oxide dispersion strengthened ferritic-martensitic steel; Mater. Sci. Eng. A 620 (2015) 490-499.
- Nitin P Wasekar, Jyothirmayee A. and Sundararajan G.; Influence of pulsed current on the aqueous corrosion resistance of electrodeposited zinc; Surf. Coat. Tech. 272 (2015) 373-379.
- Rama Krishna L., Gupta P.S.V.N.B. and Sundararajan G.; Influence of phase gradient within the micro arc oxidation (MAO) coatings on mechanical and tribological behaviours; Surf. Coat. Tech. 269 (2015) 54- 63.
- Rama Krishna L., Poshal G., Jyothirmayi A. and Sundararajan G.; Relative hardness and corrosion behaviour of micro arc oxidation coating deposited on binary and ternary Mg alloy; J. Mater. Design 77 (2015) 6-14.
Awards & Recognitions
- MRSI Distinguished Materials Scientist award, 2016.
- JC Bose Fellowship award by Dept. of S&T, 2006 -2016.
- Padma Shri awarded by the Govt. of India, 2014.
- National Metallurgist award by Indian Inst. of Metals, 2013.
- Best Metallurgist award by Indian Inst. of Metals,1995.
- Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar prize for engg. sciences by CSIR, 1994.
- Fellow – American Society for Materials, The American Ceramic Society, Indian Academy of Science, Indian National Science Academy and Indian National Academy of Engineering.