Projects

On-going Research Projects (Rs. 3.79 Crores)
  • Principal Investigator: Processing and Characterization of advanced thermal protection materials for reusable launch vehicle applications (ISRO, 2014-2016) (Rs. 24 lakhs)
  • Principal Investigator: Austenitic ODS alloys (IGCAR, 2015-2018), (Rs. 31 lakhs)
  • Principal Investigator:Development of W-Cu functionally graded nanocrystalline material for the first wall component in nuclear fusion power reactor (BRNS, 2015-2018) (Rs. 52 lakhs) (Sanctioned, funds yet to be released)
  • Co-Investigator: Development of high entropy alloy coatings as potential bond coat materials for high temperature turbine engine applications (GTMAP), (ARDB, Rs. 272 lakhs) (PI: Dr. Ravi SankarKottada)

Completed Research Projects (Rs.14.58 Crores)
  • Principal Investigator: Microstructural studies on super alloys (GE, 2013-2016), (Rs. 16 lakhs)
  • Principal Investigator: Development of Alumnium and Magnesium borides (DRDO, 2015), (Rs. 10 lakhs)
  • Principal Investigator: Development of nanocrystalline PZT powder (ARDE, 2013-2015) (Rs. 25 lakhs)
  • Principal Investigator: Synthesis of Fe based bulk metallic glasses (NMRL, 2011-2013) (Rs. 25 lakhs)
  • Coordinator: Centre on Nano Science and Technology, (MHRD, 2009-2013) (Rs. 200 lakhs)
  • Principal Investigator: Mechanically activated leaching of chromite concentrates (CSIR, 2008-2011) (in Collaboration with Dr. S. Srikanth, NML, Chennai) (Rs. 28 lakhs)
  • Principal Investigator: Development of Bulk Nanocrystalline Materials: Nano Particle Synthesis and Consolidation (DST Nano Mission, 2008-2011) (jointly with Dr. S.S. Bhattacharya, Dr. A.S. Gandhi and Dr. V.S. Sarma) (Rs. 220 lakhs)
  • Principal Investigator: Synthesis of Copper and copper alloy nano powders through herbal route and study of their corrosion behavior (NRB, 2010-2012) (Jointly with Dr. A.B.S. Sastry, SRIVT, Guntur, Dr. B.L.V. Prasad, NCL Pune) (Rs. 8 lakhs)
  • Principal Investigator: Development of alternate materials for electrostatic precipitator emitting electrodes (BHEL, 2008-2009) (jointly with Dr. S. Sankaran) (Rs. 8 lakhs)
  • Principal Investigator: Protective Coatings on Refractories Based on Nanomaterials (Vizag Steel, 2008-2009) (jointly with Dr. A.S. Gandhi) (Rs. 57 lakhs)
  • Principal Investigator: Large Scale production of W based nanocomposites by mechanical alloying (DMRL, 2008-2010) (Rs. 92 lakhs)
  • Principal Investigator: Improvement in Notch Creep Rupture life of 718 superalloy (ARDB, 2006-2009) (Rs. 16 lakhs)
  • Principal Investigator: Improvement in the Strength of Al-Si alloys by Grain Refinement and Modification (Ashok Leyland, 2008-2009) (Rs. 3 lakhs)
  • Principal Investigator: Studies on microstructure and creep properties of Fe-based nanostructured Oxide Dispersion Strengthened (ODS) alloys (DST-DAAD) (in collaboration with Prof. Martin Heilmaier, Otto-Von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany) (2007-2009) (Rs. 4 lakhs)
  • Principal Investigator: Investigations on some Copper alloys: Preparation as described in the Vedic texts and their Characterization (PSA) (2008-2009) (in Collaboration with Dr. K. Balasubramanian, NFTDC, Hyderabad, Dr. ABS Sastry, SRIVT, Guntur) (Rs. 8 lakhs)
  • Principal Investigator: Development of lead free nano ferroelectric and dielectric materials by mechanically activated synthesis (DST, 2006-2009) (Rs. 86 lakhs)
  • Principal Investigator: Microstructure studies of advanced steels using TEM (Tata Steel, 2008) (Rs. 100 lakhs)
  • Principal Investigator: Wear behavior of Al-TiB2 and Al-TiC in-situ reinforced composites (NRB, 2006-2008) (Rs. 24 lakhs)
  • Principal Investigator: Corrosion behavior of nanocrystalline materials (Australian Research Council) (in collaboration with Dr. Raman Singh, Monash University, Australia; Prof. R. Newman, University of Manchester, Australia; Prof. R. Desai, University of Central Florida) (2006-2008)
  • Principal Investigator: Development of Al based superalloys containing nanocrystalline L12 Al3Ti particles by mechanical alloying (ARDB, 2002-2005) (Rs. 14 lakhs)
  • Principal Investigator:  Development of Zr, Ti and Hf based bulk metallic glasses and bulk nanocrystalline alloys (In collaboration with PIs: Prof. S. RanganathanIISc Bangalore; Dr. G.K. Dey, BARC, Bombay) (BRNS, 2002-2005) (Rs. 40 lakhs)
  • Principal Investigator: Synthesis and characterization of nanocrystalline materials by mechanical alloying (Career Award for Young Teachers by AICTE, 1997-1998) (Rs. 6 lakhs)
  • Principal Investigator: Synthesis of intermetallic compounds by mechanical alloying route (ARDB, 1995-98) (Rs. 6 lakhs)
  • Principal Investigator: Development of Composites by Mechanical Alloying (INSA, 1995-98) (Rs. 2 lakhs)
  • Principal Investigator: Synthesis of aluminides by mechanical alloying of pure metal powders (ISIRD, IIT Kharagpur, 1994-96) (Rs. 0.5 lakhs)
  • Co-Investigator: Semisolid processing of Al-TiB2 and Al-TiC in-situ composite foams (NRB, 2008-2010) (Rs. 31 lakhs) (PI: Dr. S. Sankaran)
  • Co-Investigator: High temperature mechanical behavior of high strength high entropy alloys (NRB, 2009-2013) (Rs. 48 lakhs) (PI: Dr. K. Ravi Sankar)
  • Co-Investigator: Optimization of Process Parameters for the Production of Nano Materials by wire Explosion Technique (DST, 2008-2011) (Rs. 25 lakhs) (PI: Dr. R. Sarathi)
  • Co-Investigator: Retention of nanocrystallinity in bulk ferroelectrics and metals with development of single mode microwave cavity sintering furnace (NRB, 2008-2010) (Rs. 28 lakhs) (PI: Prof. V.R.K. Murthy)
  • Co-Investigator: Fast Track Scheme under DGFS on ODS Steels (DAE, 2009-2010) (Rs. 4 lakhs) (PI: Dr. S. Sankaran)
  • Co-Investigator: Solidification in Al alloys and the effect of grain refiners, modifiers and other alloying elements (GM, 2008-2010) (Rs. 19 lakhs) (PI: Dr. G. Phani Kumar)
  • Co-Investigator: Development of PZT and PZN Ferroelectrics with Improved Properties by High Energy Ball Milling for Sensor Applications (NRB, 2006-2008) (Rs. 29 lakhs) (PI: Prof. V.R.K. Murthy)
  • Co-Investigator: Development of High Strength ultrafine grained alloys through cryorolling (DST, 2005-2008) (Rs. 24 lakhs) (PI: Dr. V.S. Sarma)
  • Co-Investigator: Development of High Strength Al alloys (ISRO, 2005-2008) (Rs. 6 lakhs) (PI: Dr. V.S. Sarma)
  • Co-Investigator: Development of ultrafine grained Al alloys (NRB, 2005-2007) (Rs. 24 lakhs) (PI: Dr. V.S. Sarma)
  • Co-Investigator: Friction Stir Welding of Ti to 304L stainless steel (IGCAR, 2005-2006) (Rs. 8 lakhs) (PI: Prof. K. Prasad Rao)
  • Co-Investigator: Development of Al-TiC in-situ composites (PI: Prof. M. Chakraborty) (DRDO, 2004-2005) (Rs. 19 lakhs)
  • Co-Investigator: Development and characterization of biocompatible low modulus Ti alloys for total joint replacement (PI: Dr. S.B. Singh) (CSIR, 2003-2005) (Rs. 12 lakhs)
  • Co-Investigator: Development of strong Al-Si alloys by grain refinement and modification (PI: Prof. M. Chakraborty) (NSTL, 2003-2004) (Rs. 3 lakhs)
  • Co-Investigator: Development of Mg based composites by Infiltration Technique (PI: Prof. B.K. Dhindaw) (ARDB, 2002-2005) (Rs. 3 lakhs)
  • Co-Investigator: Nanocrystalline Intermetallic Compounds and Intermetallic Matrix Nanocomposites (PI: Prof. S.K. Pabi) (DST, 2002-2005) (Rs. 84 lakhs)
  • Co-Investigator: Development of Nanocrystalline Intermetallics and Nanocomposites (PI: Prof. S.K. Pabi) (DRDO, 2002-2005) (Rs. 38 lakhs)
  • Co-Investigator: Poisoning and fading phenomena in the grain refinement of Al and its alloys (PI: Prof. M. Chakraborty) (DRDO, 2001-2004) (Rs. 18 lakhs)
  • Co-Investigator: Development of Al-TiB2/TiB in-situ composites (PI: Prof. M. Chakraborty) (ARDB, 2000-2002) (Rs. 6 lakhs)
  • Co-investigator: Grain refinement of Al alloys containing poisoning elements (PI: Prof. M. Chakraborty) (DRDO, 1998-2001) (Rs. 8 lakhs)
  • Co-investigator: Theoretical design and development of cast infiltrated Al-2024 and SiC continuous fibre composites for vehicular applications (PI: Prof. B.K. Dhindaw) (DRDO, 1997-98) (Rs. 1 lakh)
  • Co-Investigator: Phase transformations and nanoparticle formation in high energy ball milled ceramic oxides - borides (PIs: Dr. B.K. Sarkar (CGCRI, Kolkata) and Prof. P.G. Mukunda) (DST, 1995-98) (Rs. 2 lakhs)
  • Co-investigator: Study of surfaces and interfaces in Al-SiC composites (PI: Prof. M. Chakraborty) (CSIR, 1995-98) (Rs. 14 lakhs)
  • Co-Investigator: Roles of Al-Ti and Al-Ti-B master alloys in the grain refinement of Al and its alloys (PI: Prof. M. Chakraborty) (DRDO, 1993-96) (Rs. 6 lakhs)