Ph.D

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)


Dr. A. Arjuna Rao
(Jointly with Prof. M. Chakraborty)

Title of thesis : The grain refinement of Al-Cr, Al-Zr and Al-Si alloys using Al-Ti-B master alloy
Year of graduation : 1996
Current Affiliation: Director & Principal, Miracle ES Group of Institutions, Bhogapuram
Email : aarao27 @ gmail.com


Dr. K.V.S. Prasad
(Jointly with Prof. M. Chakraborty)

Title of thesis : The preparation of Al-Ti and Al-Ti-B master alloys used for grain refinement of Al and its alloys
Year of graduation : 1997
Current Affiliation: Professor & Head, Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, SJCE, Mysore
Email : kvsprasad3 @ yahoo.com


Dr. J. Joardar
(Jointly with Prof. S.K. Pabi)

Title of thesis : Synthesis and characterization of nanocrystalline aluminides by mechanical alloying in Ni-Fe-Al system
Year of graduation : 1999
Current Affiliation: Scientist E, ARCI, Hyderabad
Email : joydip @ arci.res.in


Dr. S.A. Kori
(Jointly with Prof. M. Chakraborty)

Title of thesis : Grain refinement and modification of some hypoeutectic and eutectic Al-Si alloys
Year of graduation : 2000
Current Affiliation: Executive Director, Karnataka State Higher Education Council
Email : kori.shivu @ gmail.com


Dr. K. Venkateswarlu
(Jointly with Prof. M. Chakraborty)

Title of thesis : The thermo-mechanical processing of Al-5Ti and Al-5Ti-1Bmaster alloys used for the grain refinement of Al and its alloys
Year of graduation : 2001
Current Affiliation: Principal Scientist, CSIR NAL, Bangalore
Email : karodi2002 @ yahoo.co.in


Dr. M.K. Dutta
(Jointly with Prof. S.K. Pabi)

Title of thesis : Synthesis and characterization of nanocrystalline silicides by mechanical alloying in Fe-Ni-Si system
Year of graduation : 2002
Current Affiliation: Research Asst. Prof., Dept. of Bio engineering, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Email : mkd16 @ pitt.edu


Dr. Kallol Mondal
(Jointly with Prof. U.K. Chatterjee)

Title of thesis : Thermodynamics of glass formation and oxidation &corrosion behavior of amorphous and nanocrystalline Zr based alloys
Year of graduation : 2005
Current Affiliation: Associate Prof. Department of Materials science and Engineering, IIT Kanpur
Email : kallol @ iitk.ac.in


Dr. G. S. Vinod Kumar
(Jointly with Prof. M. Chakraborty)

Title of thesis : Fading and poisoning phenomena in the grain refinement of Al and Al-7Si alloy
Year of graduation : 2006
Current Affiliation: Associate Professor, SRM Research Institute, SRM University
Email : vinodkumar.s @ res.srmuniv.ac.in


Dr. T. Venugopal
(Jointly with Prof. K. Prasad Rao)

Title of thesis : Synthesis and characterization of Cu matrix nanocomposites by high energy ball milling
Year of graduation : 2006
Current Affiliation: Wire Business Unit Manager, Welding Alloys (Far East), Malaysia
Email : venugopal.thota @ welding-alloys.com


Dr. SelviDev
(Jointly with Prof. K. Prasad Rao)

Title of thesis : Studies on equiaxed zone formation in Al-Zn-Mg alloy welds
Year of graduation : 2006
Email : dr.selvidev @ aol.com.au


Dr. S. K. S. Parashar
(Jointly with Prof. R.N.P. Chowdhury)

Title of thesis : Size effect on structural, electrical and mechanical properties of Sm, Gd, Nd and Zn modified PZT nano ceramics
Year of graduation : 2007
Current Affiliation: Associate professor, KIIT, Bhubaneswar
Email : sksparasharfpy @ kiit.ac.in


Dr. Animesh Mandal
(Jointly with Prof. M. Chakraborty)

Title of thesis : Studies on the synthesis and characterization of Al based in-situ composites reinforced with TiB2 particles
Year of graduation : 2007
Current Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Minerals, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, IIT Bhubaneswar
Email : animesh @ iitbbs.ac.in


Dr. Sashank S. Nayak
(Jointly with Prof. S.K. Pabi)

Title of thesis : Synthesis and characterization of nanocrystalline intermetallics and nanocomposites of Al-TM (TM=Ti, Zr, Fe) alloys prepared by non-equilibrium processing routes
Year of graduation : 2007
Current Affiliation: Research Associate, University of Waterloo, Canada
Email : sashank @ uwaterloo.ca


Dr. M. Ashfaq
(Jointly with Prof. K. Prasad Rao)

Title of thesis : Studies on the effects of interlayers on friction welded Ti-AISI 304L joints
Year of graduation : 2008
Current Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, NIT Trichy
Email : ashfaq @ nitt.edu


Dr. J. Bhatt

Title of thesis : Thermodynamic & topological modeling of glass forming compositions& the synthesis of multi component Zr-based bulk metallic glasses through mechanical alloying & suction casting
Year of graduation : 2007
Current Affiliation: Associate Professor, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, VNIT Nagpur
Email : jatinbhatt @ mme.vnit.ac.in


Dr. S. Kumar
(Jointly with Dr. V.S. Sarma, IIT Madras)

Title of thesis : Studies on Al-4Cu & Al-7Si alloy based in-situ composites reinforced with TiB2&TiC particles
Year of graduation : 2008
Current Affiliation: Research Fellow, Department of Materials, University of Oxford
Email : kumar.sundaram @ materials.ox.ac.uk


Dr. K. Surekha
(Jointly with Prof. K. Prasad Rao)

Title of thesis : Studies of surface treated AA 2219 alloy
Year of graduation : 2008
Current Affiliation: Product Manager, SAIW, Johannesburg
Email : surekha.krishnan2 @ nmmu.ac.za


Dr. A. Chattopadhyay
(Jointly with Dr. V.S. Sarma, IIT Madras)

Title of thesis : Studies on hot rolled galvanized steel sheets for automobile applications
Year of graduation : 2009
Current Affiliation: Head, Primary Metals Lab, Quaker Chemical, Kolkata
Email : arnabc.iitm @ gmail.com


Dr. S. Varalakshmi
(Jointly with Prof. M. Kamaraj, IIT Madras)

Title of thesis : Synthesis as characterization of nanocrystalline high entropy alloys by mechanical alloying
Year of graduation : 2009
Current Affiliation: Research
Email : varasun @ gmail.com


Dr. T. Shanmugasundaram
(Jointly with Dr. V.S. Sarma, IIT Madras)

Title of thesis : Synthesis of bulk ultrafine grained and nanocrystalline high strength and ductile Al-Cu alloys by cryorolling and high energy ball milling
Year of graduation : 2009
Email : ss.thangaraju @ gmail.com


Dr. G. Sreenivasulu
(Jointly with Prof. G. Markandeyulu, IIT Madras)

Title of thesis : Synthesis and characterization of magnetic & magnetoelectricnano composites by high energy ball milling
Year of graduation : 2009
Email : srinivas.gollapudi @ gmail.com


Dr. V. Udhayabanu

Title of thesis : Synthesis & characterization of metal & intermetallic matrix nanocomposites by reactive milling
Year of graduation : 2010
Email : udhaya2k1 @ yahoo.com


Dr. Chittaranjan Das
(Jointly with Dr. A.K. Bhaduri, IGCAR)

Title of thesis : Influence of boron on microstructure & mechanical properties of modified 9Cr-1Mo steel weldments
Year of graduation : 2011
Current Affiliation: Scientific Officer F, Materials development and technology Group, IGCAR Kalpakkam
Email : chitta @ igcar.gov.in


Dr. B. Praveen Kumar
(Jointly with Prof. M. Balasubramanian, IIT Madras)

Title of thesis : Preparation & characterization of micro & nanocrystalline lead zirconatetitanate based ceramics
Year of graduation : 2012
Current Affiliation: Scientist E, ARDE, Pune
Email : praveen0406 @ gmail.com


Dr. K. Murugan
(Jointly with Dr. A.S. Gandhi, IIT Madras)

Title of thesis : Development of visible light active nanotitaniaself cleaning surfaces
Year of graduation : 2012
Current Affiliation: Scientist-D, ARCI
Email : murugan @ arci.res.in


Late B. Ramakrishna Rao
(Jointly with Dr. A.S. Gandhi, IIT Madras)

Title of thesis : Glass forming ability of Iron and Copper based alloys: Thermodynamic modeling and validation
Year of graduation : 2012


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Srivastav

Title of thesis : Nano W based alloys
Year of graduation : 2014
Current Affiliation: Assistant Professor, VNIT, Nagpur
Email : ajeet.srivastav @ mme.vnit.ac.in


Dr. Preethi
(Jointly with Prof. S. Ganesh Sundara Raman, IIT Madras)

Title of thesis : Microstructure and mechanical properties of Ultra fine grained welded low carbon steel tubes
Year of graduation : 2015
Current Affiliation: Tube Investments, Chennai
Email : preethiamin @ gmail.com


Dr. Rajim Ali Mandal
(Jointly with Prof. V.R.K. Murthy, IIT Madras)

Title of thesis : Nano Multiferroic materials
Year of graduation : 2015
Current Affiliation: Hindustan University
Email : rajimmondal.phys @ gmail.com


Dr. S. Vincent Shantha Kumar
(Jointly with Dr. Jatin Bhatt, VNIT)

Title of thesis : Bulk Metallic Glasses
Year of graduation : 2015
Current Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, BITS Pilani Dubai, UAE
Email : vincentsks @ gmail.com


Dr. L. Sree Vardhan
(Jointly with Prof. M. Kamaraj, IIT Madras)

Title of thesis : A Study on Friction Welding of Inconel 718 and EN24 dissimilar joints
Year of graduation : 2015
Email : vckkdmrl @ gmail.com


Dr. S.L. Pramod
(Jointly with Dr. Srinivasa Rao Bakshi, IIT Madras)

Title of thesis : Effect of scandium on the Microstructure, Mechanical and Wear Behaviour of A356 Alloy and A356-TiB2In-Situ Composite
Year of graduation : 2016
Email : slpramod @ gmail.com


Dr. Satish Idury
(Jointly with Dr. Jatin Bhatt, VNIT, Nagpur)

Title of thesis :
Year of graduation : 2017
Current Affiliation: Project Associate, IIT Madras
Email : satishidury @ gmail.com


Dr. Mayur Vaidya

Title of thesis : Thermal stability and diffusion behaviour of CoCrFeNi and CoCrFeMnNi high entropy alloys
Year of graduation : 2017
Current Affiliation: Post Doc, University of Muenster, Germany
Email : mmayur007 @ gmail.com


Dr. D. Aravindha Babu
(Jointly with Dr. B. Majumdar, DMRL, Hyderabad)

Title of thesis : Glass forming ability, structure and soft magnetic properties of amorphous and nanocrystalline Fe(Ni)Zr(Nb)-B-Cu melt spun ribbons
Year of graduation : 2018
Current Affiliation:
Email : darvindhababu @ yahoo.com


Bharat Bhushan
(Jointly with Dr. Kallol Mondal, IIT Kanpur)

Email : bhrtbhushan45 @ gmail.com
Phone : +91-7839429357