Text Box:  M. Kamaraj

Associate Professor

Office  : MSB 105
Lab     : Mechanical Testing Lab & High Temperature Lab

Phone : (91)-44-2257-4769/6769

Email  :  kamaraj@iitm.ac.in




Academic Background


Ph.D (Metallurgical Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology Madras (1990)

M.Tech. (Metallurgical Engineering), KREC, Surathkal (1986)

M.Sc. (Materials Science), PSG Tech, Coimbatore (1984)


 Research Interests


  High temperature deformation of  behavior of advanced materials (creep)

  Fretting Fatigue behavior of 

  Bio-medical implant materials,                                                     

  Wear  behavior of coatings, and Inter-metallic reinforced PM based composites


Research /Industrial Experience


·     Research Engineer, EWAC R&D, EWAC Alloys Ltd, (Larsen &Toubro),    

      Bombay, (Oct.’90 -  Sept. 94)

·        Research fellow, Nagaoka University Of Technology, Nagaoka,

      Japan  (Oct.’94- Feb.'96)

·        Research Scientist, Ruhr-University of Bochum, Bochum, Germany

      (May ‘97- April ‘99)

·        Visiting Scientist, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Trivandrum,                           

      (May - Sept. 2000)


Research Activities


·   Creep deformation and fracture mechanisms of (i) Thermal sprayed coatings  

    (ii) Modified 9Cr-1Mo Steels with and without welded joints

·   Development of Wearsurfacing materials; Tribological tests on weld deposits

   (Plasma Transferred Arc, Plasma Spray, HVOF processes etc.)

·   Studies of the relationships between processing, microstructure, deformation and  fracture processes in advanced materials

·   Fretting fatigue of structural materials and Bio-implant materials

·   Development of Marine propeller materials




Sudarshan Bhat Memorial prize for the best Ph.D thesis in the department of Metallurgical Engineering, IITM (1990).


STA Post-Doctoral Fellowship: National Institute of Industrial Safety, Tokyo,   Japan (Mar’96 - Feb.'97)


Projects (sponsored/RBIC)




Value (Rs.lakhs)


Principal Investigator or Co-investigator


High performance of Evaluation of Advanced high    temperature materials for Power plant applications




Sole investigator



Life enhancement of hydro turbine components by surface  coatings




Principal investigator



Surface Modification on 316 LN Austenitic Stainless Steel and Wear Characterization of Hardfacing Alloys



Principal investigator




Structure property correlations of Marine Propeller Materials

Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malayasia


Sole investigator


Performance evaluation of Ball valve coatings



Rs 2.97/

Sole investigator





















Research Guidance:


Ph.D                            :  2 (completed) : 7 (on-going)

M.S                             :  1

M.Tech completed       :  8




1. Papers in refereed journals and international conferences: 53

2. Presented in national conferences/workshops: 14


List of ten recent publications:


1.  K.Gurumoorthy and M. Kamaraj

Development and use of combined wear testing equipment for evaluating galling and high   stress sliding wear behaviour

      Materials and Design : Accepted for publication (2006)


2.   Aravind Vadiraj and M.Kamaraj

       Damage characterization of unmodified and surface modified medical grade titanium alloys  

       under fretting fatigue condition

       Material Science and Engineering A , 416, 2006 pp253-260


 3.  Aravind Vadiraj and  M. Kamaraj

      Characterization of fretting fatigue damage of PVD TiN coated biomedical titanium


      Surface and Coatings Technology, In press (2005)


4.   Aravind Vadiraj, M. Kamaraj, U. Kamachi Mudali and Baldev Raj

       Fretting Fatigue of Biomaterials – A review

       Trans. Indian Inst.  Met. Vol.58 (5) 911-929 (2005)


5. S.R.Koteswara Rao, G.Madhusudhan Reddy, K.Srinivasa Rao, P.Srinivasa Rao, M.Kamaraj, K.Prasad Rao

Gas Tungsten Arc Welded AA 2219 Alloy using Scandium containing fillers- Mechanical and corrosion behavior

  Transactions of Indian Institute of Metals,57(5), 451-459 October (2004) 


6.  S.R.Koteswara Rao, G.Madhusudhan Reddy, P.Srinivasa Rao, M.Kamaraj,   K.Prasad Rao

        Improving the mechanical properties of 2219 Aluminum Alloy GTA welds by   Scandium addition.

        Science and Technology of Welding and Joining, Vol.10(4) 418-426 (2005)


7. S.R.Koteswara Rao, K.Srinivasa Rao, G.Madhusudhan Reddy, M.Kamaraj, K.Prasad Rao:

       Reasons for superior Mechanical and Corrosion properties of 2219 Aluminum alloy Electron Beam Welds

       Materials Characterization, Vol. 55, Issues 4-5, November 2005, Pages 345-354


8.  S.R.Koteswara Rao, G.Madhusudhan Reddy, M.Kamaraj, K.Prasad Rao

     Grain Refinement through Arc Manipulation Techniques  in Al-Cu alloy GTA Welds    

 Materials Science and Engineering A 404 227-234 (2005)


9.   Kulvir Singh, G. J. Reddy, C.R. Prasad and M. Kamaraj   

       Creep and crack growth studies on as-received and aged 1Cr1MoΌV rotor steel for      

       predicting the remaining life

       Proceedings of Creep & Fracture in high temperature components-Design 

       and Life Assessment issues, Edited by I.A.Shibli et al., ECCC Creep 

       conference Sept. 12-14,  2005, London, UK P.745 (2005)


10.  M. Sireesha, Shaju K. Albert, M. Kamaraj and S. Sundaresan

       Elevated temperature behavior of trimetallic transition joints for Power plant service

       Proceeedings of IIW International Congress 2005 on Frontiers of welding  

       science  and Technology, Feb. 16-19, 2005, Mumbai, India P.75 (2005)


  Membership in Professoinal Bodies


  Member, ASM international  Chennai chapter


  Member:  Indian Institute of Metals, Indian Welding Society,  Indian Institute of Welding, & ISNT