Projects

On-going Research Projects (Rs. 44.28 Crores)
  • Principal Investigator: National facility for atomic scale materials characterization using remotely operated atom probe tomography (DST Nano Mission, 2016-2019) (Rs. 2570 lakhs from DST and Rs. 1400 lakhs from 7 other Institutions, A total of Rs. 3970 lakhs)
  • Principal Investigator: Advanced manufacturing of new high entropy alloys (Australia-India Strategic Research Fund, 2017-2020) (Jointly with Dr. G.D. Janaki Ram, IIT Madras, Prof. Satyam Suwas, IISc Bangalore, Dr. K. Anand, GE Bangalore, Prof. Matthew Barnett, Prof. Peter Hodgson, Prof. Svetha Venkatesh, Dr. Daniel Fabijanic, Deakin University, Prof. Xinhua Wu, Monash University and Prof. Ma Qian, RMIT, Australia) (Rs. 68 Lakhs)
  • Principal Investigator: Bulk Metallic Glasses (Titan, 2016-2017) ((Rs. 28 lakhs) (Jointly with Prof. M.S.R. Rao, Phys.)
  • Principal Investigator: Design & Development of High Entropy Alloy in the form of MMAW Electrode exhibiting Wear & Corrosion Resistance at Elevated Temperatures (L&T, 2017-2018) (Rs. 10 lakhs) (Jointly with Dr. A. Murugaiyan)
  • Principal Investigator: Austenitic ODS alloys (IGCAR, 2015-2017), (Rs. 28 lakhs)
  • Principal Investigator:Development of W-Cu functionally graded nanocrystalline material for the first wall component in nuclear fusion power reactor (BRNS, 2016-2018) (Rs. 52 lakhs)
  • 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 Sankar Kottada)

Completed Research Projects (Rs.14.83 Crores)
  • Principal Investigator: Processing and Characterization of advanced thermal protection materials for reusable launch vehicle applications (ISRO, 2014-2016) (Rs. 24 lakhs)
  • 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)