- Surface engg., thermal spray coatings, laser cladding, etc.
- High temp. mech. behaviour of aerospace & power plant materials
- Hot-corrosion of high temperature superalloys
- Welding metallurgy of light metals, Cr-Mo steels, etc.
- Synthesis and characterisation of nanomaterials
- Failure analysis of industrial components
Oct 2000 – Apr 2006: Assistant Professor
Apr 2006 – Jul 2009: Associate Professor
Jul 2009 – till date: Professor
Selected Journal Publications
- Omprakash C.M., Srivathsa B., Kamaraj M. and Satyanarayana D.V.V.; Creep damage evaluation of DS CM247 nickel base superalloy using alternate current potential drop technique; Trans. Ind. Inst. Met. 69 (2016) 241-245.
- Mannava V., Swaminathan A.V., Kamaraj M. and Ravi Sankar Kottada; An innovative spraying setup to obtain uniform salt (s) mixture deposition to investigate hot corrosion; Rev. Sci. Instrum. 87 (2016) 025107.
- Manikandan K., Sivakumar D., Rao K.P. and Kamaraj M.; Laves phase in alloy 718 fusion zone-microscopic and calorimetric studies; Mater. Charct. 100 (2015)192-206.
- Sarathi R., Reddy R.S., Rashmi T.S., Okamoto A., Suematsu H., Selvam P., Kamachi Mudali U. and Kamaraj M.; Investigation of nanomolybdenum carbide particle produced by wire-explosion process plasma science; IEEE Trans. 43 (2015) 3470-3475.
- Syamsundar C.M., Chatterjee D. and Kamaraj M.; Experimental characterisation of silt erosion of 16Cr–5Ni steels and prediction using artificial neural network; Trans. Ind. Inst. Met. 68 (2015) 587-599.
- Kamaraj M. and Radhakrishnan V.M.; Surface Technology: ISBN: 978- 81-224-3960-1 (2015)
- Aravind Vadiraj and Kamaraj M.; Surface Modified Biomedical Titanium Alloys: ISBN: 978-1-60876-581-2 (2010)
- Cold spray technology development for repair and coating of aircraft engine components (Jointly with Srinivasa Rao Bakshi and Sundararajan G.), MHRD-GE, 2016.
- Effect of retained austenite on rolling contact fatigue life of AISI 52100 bearing steel (Jointly with Seshadri Sekhar, ME Dept), DST, 2014-2017.
- Process optimisation and evaluation of creep behaviour of A – TIG weld joint of modified 9Cr-1Mo steel (Jointly with Ravi Sankar Kotada), BRNS, 2013-2016.
Awards & Recognitions
- Certificate of Merit for International activities by division of materials and processing of Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2012
- Honorary Fellow Member by Indian Welding Society, New Delhi, 2012
- Outstanding Contribution Award by ASM International Chennai Chapter, 2010
- Titled “Highly adhesive nanocrytalline diamond coatings on tin coated WC-Co/(D/TIN /Al 0 / TICN/WC) tools for industrial applications”, 2011.