Ravi Sankar Kottada

Head High-Temperature Structural Materials Lab
Office: MSB 105-B

Research Area



After graduating from IISc in 2005 and having a post-doctoral experience at KIT, Germany, Ravi Sankar Kottada joined as an Assistant Professor in late 2007. His expertise is in the broad research area of high-temperature deformation and high-temperature degradation mechanisms in various structural materials, including high entropy alloys, advanced superalloys, Mg-base alloys, weldments, and additively manufactured high-performance alloys.
His constant endeavour to develop a world-class laboratory with state-of-the-art high-temperature mechanical testing facilities to work on high-temperature structural materials for defence and energy sectors has led to an advanced high-temperature mechanical testing lab at IIT Madras. His group has developed various in-house-built infrastructures for research, with 25+ years of research experience in the field of high-temperature deformation. To name a few, an in-house-built low-cost yet versatile horizontal creep frame to study the deformation behaviour of small length scale specimens and light alloys at very low stresses. Interestingly, rare-earth-free creep-resistant Mg-base alloys developed in his lab are the best in their class, and thei...

Selected Journal Publications