Group Members

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)

Ameey Anupam
(Jointly with Dr. Ravi S. Kottada, IIT Madras & Prof. Chris Berndt, Swinburne Univ., Australia)

Research Area : High entropy alloy coatings
Qualification : B.Tech. (Hons.), NIT Jamshedpur (2013)
Email : ameeyanupam @ gmail.com
Phone : -

Anirudha Karati
(Jointly with Prof. U.V. Varadaraju, IIT Madras)

Research Area : Nano thermoelectric materials
Qualification : M.Sc., IIT Madras (2013)
B.Sc., Presidency College, Kolkata (2011)
Email : anikarati @ gmail.com
Phone : +91-9944822478

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

Research Area : Nanoporous materials
Qualification : B.Tech., PTU, Jalandhar (2011)
M.Tech., Thapar University, Patiala (2014)
Email : bhrtbhushan45 @ gmail.com
Phone : +91-7839429357

Gourav Mundhra
Research Area : Light high entropy alloys
Qualification : B.Tech., NIT Durgapur (2017)
Email : gourav.nitdurgapur.mse17 @ gmail.com
Phone : +91-7003417075

Guruvidyathri K.
(Jointly with Prof. K.C. Hari Kumar, IIT Madras & Prof. J.W. Yeh, NTHU, Taiwan)

Research Area : Computational thermodynamics for phase prediction in HEA
Qualification : B.E, GCE, Salem (2007)
M.Tech., IIT Madras (2010)
Email : guruvidyathri @ gmail.com
Phone : +91-8056040889

Hariharan V. S.
(Jointly with Prof. G. Phanikumar, IIT Madras)

Research Area : Phase field modelling of solidification in high entropy alloys
Qualification : B.E, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore (2018)
Email : rajhharan97 @ gmail.com
Phone : +91-9952273369

Karthick G.
Research Area : Austenitic ODS alloys
Qualification : B.E, GCE, Salem (2013)
M.E, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore (2015)
Email : karthickg2013 @ gmail.com
Phone : +91-9003430205

Lavanya R.
(Jointly with Dr. Ravi S. Kottada, IIT Madras and Dr. Dan Fabijanic, Deakin University, Australia)

Research Area : Development of processing maps for high entropy alloys
Qualification : B.E, Metallurgical Engineering, PSG College, Coimbatore (2012)
Email : lavanya.metly @ gmail.com
Phone : +91-9597243620

G. Mohan Muralikrishna
(Jointly with Dr. Kaustubh Kulkarni, IIT Kanpur)

Research Area : Thermal stability of high entropy alloys
Qualification : B.Tech., RGUKT Nuzvid (2015)
Email : mohanmuralikrishna9 @ gmail.com
Phone : +91-8374338979

Nischay Kaushik G.
Research Area : Ferritic oxide dispersion strengthened steels
Qualification : B.E and M.Sc., BITS Pilani, Hyderabad (2015)
Email : gnkaushik92 @ gmail.com
Phone : +91-9940116032

Priyesh P.
(Jointly with Prof. MSR Rao, IIT Madras)

Research Area : Thin film metallic glass
Qualification : B.Tech., College of Engg., Thalassery (2013)
M.Tech NIT Calicut (2015)
Email : priyeshpmt @ gmail.com
Phone : +91-9447403625

Raghavendra Kulkarni
(Jointly with Prof. V. Srinivas, IIT Madras)

Research Area : Magnetic behavior of high entropy alloys
Qualification : B.Ed., Osmania Univ. (2008)
M.Phil, M.S Univ., Thirunelveli (2005)
Email : rkphy2009 @ yahoo.com
Phone : +91-9440381432

Rahul Bhattacharya
(Jointly with Dr. Dan Fabijanic, Deakin Univ., Australia)

Research Area : Oxidation behavior of high entropy alloys
Qualification : B.Tech., NIT, Raipur (2010)
M.Tech., IIT Madras (2015)
Email : rahulbnitrr @ gmail.com
Phone : +91-9962878997

Rahul John
(Jointly with Dr. Dan Fabijanic, Deakin Univ., Australia)

Research Area : High temperature deformation behavior of high entropy alloys
Qualification : B.Tech., Mech. Engg., Govt. Engg. College, Calicut (2012)
M.Tech., Process Metallurgy, NIT, Surathkal (2015)
Email : rahuljohn77 @ gmail.com
Phone : +91-8939775784, 9037176070

Soumya Ranjan Mishra
Research Area : Thermoelectric high entropy alloys
Qualification : B.Tech., Chemical & Electrochemical Engineering, CSIR-CECRI (2016)
Email : somranjan21 @ gmail.com
Phone : +91-8903435785

Sufyan Shaikh
Research Area : Refractory high entropy alloys
Qualification : B. Tech., College Of Engineering, Pune (2015)
Email : sufyanshk @ gmail.com
Phone : +91-8087673658

Tripta Parida
(Jointly with Prof. G. Markandeyulu, IIT Madras)

Research Area : Magnetic nanocomposites
Qualification : M.Sc., NIT, Rourkela (2012)
M.Tech., Pondicherry University, Puducherry (2015)
Email : tripta.parida @ gmail.com
Phone : +91-9940263869

Master of Technology (M.Tech)

P. Lalit Naidu
Research Area : High entropy alloys in Thermoelectric applications
Qualification : B.Tech, Metallurgical Engineering, NIT Raipur
Email : lalitnaidu1994 @ gmail.com
Phone : +91-9406319686

Sripooja Mishra
Research Area : ODS High entropy alloys
Qualification : B.Tech, NIT Rourkela
Email : sripooja.mishra @ gmail.com
Phone : +91-9437778602

Master of Science (M.S)

Vikrant Trivedi
(Jointly with Dr. Manjusha Battabyal (Senior scientist, ARCI Chennai))

Research Area : Nano-structured Skutterudites(CoSb3/FeSb3) type thermoelectrics materials synthesis and properties optimization, Metallization of the ceramic substrate and green synthesis
Qualification : B.Tech.,UIET CSJM University, Kanpur (2016)
Email : trivedi.vikrant501 @ gmail.com
Phone : +91-08687873973, 8318935751

Project Staff

Adil Shaik
Research Area : Superalloys and High-temperature materials
Qualification : M.S., IIT Madras (2018)
Email : adilmmt01 @ gmail.com
Phone : +91-9962746846

T. Gopi
Research Area : Bulk metallic glasses
Qualification : B.Tech., RGUKT, Nuzvid (2016)
Email : gopitalluri549 @ gmail.com
Phone : +91-9603109241

Pavan Kumar Banoth
Research Area : Design & Development of High Entropy Alloy in the form of MMAW Electrode
Qualification : B. Tech and M. Tech., IIT, Madras (2018)
Email : bpavankumar108 @ gmail.com
Phone : +91- 7358196902

Pillari Lava Kumar
Research Area : Functionally graded W-Cu nanocrystalline materials
Qualification : M.Tech (By Research), VIT Chennai (2018)
Email : lavakumar.rgukt @ gmail.com
Phone : +91-9043346708

 

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

 

 

Master of Science (M S)

T. Mukherjee
(Jointly with Prof. M. Chakraborty)

Title of thesis : Grain refinement of Al alloys containing poisoning elements
Year of graduation : 2001

Shasikanth
(Jointly with Prof. V.R.K. Murthy, IIT Madras)

Title of thesis : Synthesis & characterization of nano BZT, BaZr0.08Ti0.92O3 by high energy ball milling
Year of graduation : 2008

V. Raghavendra Rao
(Jointly with Dr. Prakash Sai)

Title of thesis : An innovative powder metallurgical process for the manufacturing of nanoferroelectric materials with enhanced physical properties
Year of graduation : 2009

Nikhil Charbhai
(Jointly with Dr. S. Sakaran, IIT Madras)

Title of thesis : Studies on precipitation kinetics & foaming characteristics of Al-Cu-TiB2 in-situ composites
Year of graduation : 2012
Email : nikhilcharbhai @ gmail.com

N. R. Karthikeyan
(Jointly with Dr. V. S. Sarma, IIT Madras)

Title of thesis : Studies on microstructure and high temperature mechanical bahaviour of oxide dispersion strengthened nanostructured ferritic 9Cr-1Mo and 9Cr-1W alloys
Year of graduation : 2012
Email : karthikeyan.rajan @ gmail.com

Sreeharsha Nandam
(Jointly with Dr. S. Sakaran, IIT Madras)

Title of thesis : Studies on precipitation kinetics & foaming behavior of Al-Si-Mg-TiB2 in-situ composites
Year of graduation : 2012
Email : nandam1987 @ gmail.com

Adil Shaik

Title of thesis : Development of Al and Mg Borides
Year of graduation : 2018
Email : adilmmt01 @ gmail.com

 

 

Master of Technology (M. Tech)

 

K.H.S. Singh

Title of thesis : Production of nanocrystalline nickel aluminides by mechanical alloying
Year of graduation : 1995

 


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

Title of thesis : Study on the synthesis of nanocrystalline Cu-Zn alloys by mechanical alloying
Year of graduation : 1995
Current Affiliation: Scientist E, ARCI, Hyderabad
Email : joydip @ arci.res.in

K. Kiran Kumar
(Jointly with Prof. S.K. Pabi)

Title of thesis : Studies on alloying behaviour in Cu-Ni system by mechanical alloying
Year of graduation : 1996

A. Srinivas
(Jointly with Prof. M. Chakraborty)

Title of thesis : Influence of process parameters on the grain refining behaviour of Al-Ti-B master alloys
Year of graduation : 1996

P. Ramakrishna
(Jointly with Prof. B.K. Dhindaw)

Title of thesis : Characterization of Al-Li/SiCp composites prepared by vacuum infiltration route
Year of graduation : 1996

 

M. Dey
(Jointly with Prof. M. Chakraborty)

Title of thesis : Influence of thermo-mechanical processing on the performance of Al-5Ti-B master alloy during grain refinement of Al
Year of graduation : 1998

S. Basu
(Jointly with Prof. M. Chakraborty)

Title of thesis : Role of Mg in the grain refinement of Al-Si alloys by Al-5Ti-1B master alloy
Year of graduation : 1998

D. Venkateshwara Rao
(Jointly with Prof. B.K. Dhindaw)

Title of thesis : Production of Al and Mg based composites with SiCp reinforcement by infiltration
Year of graduation : 1998


Late B. Ramakrishna Rao
(Jointly with Prof. H.E. Schaefer, University of Stuttgart under DAAD sandwitchMTechProgramme)

Title of thesis : Determination of atomistic free volumes in non-oxide and precursor derived ceramics
Year of graduation : 1999


Sashank S. Nayak

Title of thesis : Studies on the development of nanocrystalline Al-Ti alloys by mechanical alloying
Year of graduation : 2002
Current Affiliation: Research Associate, University of Waterloo, Canada
Email : sashank @ uwaterloo.ca

 

R.V. Koteswara Rao
(Jointly with Prof. S. K. Pabi)

Title of thesis : Studies on the formation and stability of nanoquasicrystalline phase in Al-Cu-Fe and Al-Cu-Co systems by high energy ball milling
Year of graduation : 2002
Email : sajjarkr @ yahoo.com


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

Title of thesis : Development of in-situ Al-TiB2 composites
Year of graduation : 2002
Current Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Minerals, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, IIT Bhubaneswar
Email : animesh @ iitbbs.ac.in

Rajiv Panda
(Jointly with Prof. S.K. Pabi)

Title of thesis : Development of nanostructured intermetallics in Fe-Ti system for hydrogen storage applications
Year of graduation : 2003
Email : hallo_rajiv @ yahoo.co.in

Prashant Thakre
(Jointly with Prof. M. Chakraborty)

Title of thesis : Advanced development of in situ Al-Tic composites
Year of graduation : 2003

Manish Jain
(Jointly with Prof. S.K. Pabi)

Title of thesis : Development of Fe-Al2O3 nanocomposites by reactive milling and study of their magnetic properties
Year of graduation : 2003

 

Bipin Kumar
(Jointly with Prof. S.K. Pabi)

Title of thesis : Zr based bulk metallic glasses by mechanical alloying
Year of graduation : 2004

 

Nitin Kameshwar
(Jointly with Prof. M. Chakraborty)

Title of thesis : Rapid solidification processing Ti-Ni shape memory alloys
Year of graduation : 2004

N.N.R. Vijay
(Jointly with Prof. G. Markandeyulu, IIT Madras)

Title of thesis : Synthesis of magnetic nanocomposites based on Sm2Co17/Fe/Co through high energy ball milling
Year of graduation : 2005

B. Srinivasa Rao
(Jointly with Dr. K.C. Hari Kumar, IIT Madras)

Title of thesis : Study on the criteria for high glass forming ability
Year of graduation : 2005

Abhimanyu Sahoo

Title of thesis : Mechanically activated leaching of chromite concentrate by reactive milling
Year of graduation : 2005

Hemant Pareek
(Jointly with Prof. H. Hahn, University of Darmstadt under DAAD sandwitch MTech Programme)

Title of thesis : Preparation of porous nanocrystalline platinum supported YSZ by spray pyrolysis
Year of graduation : 2006

P.K. Ray
(Jointly with Prof. K. Chattopadhyay, IISc)

Title of thesis : Influence of thermodynamics and local geometry on glass formation in transition metal alloys
Year of graduation : 2006

Navneet Kumar Singh

Title of thesis : Synthesis and characterization of Ni-Al2O3 and NiAl-Al2O3 nanocomposites by reactive milling
Year of graduation : 2007

Avinash Chetan
(Jointly with Prof. J. Banhart, University of Berlin under DAAD sandwitch MTech Programme)

Title of thesis : Characterization and study of stabilization mechanism of Zinc Foams
Year of graduation : 2007

K.G. Prashanth
(Jointly with Prof. J. Eckert, University of Dresden under DAAD sandwitch MTech Programme)

Title of thesis : Fabrication of metallic glasses and metallic glass reinforced metal matrix composites
Year of graduation : 2008

K. Praveen Kumar
(Jointly with Dr. M. Balasubramaian, IIT Madras)

Title of thesis : Synthesis and characterization of nanocrystalline PZT Ferroelectrics
Year of graduation : 2008

Ch. S.R.L. Prasad
(Jointly with Dr. M. Balasubramaian, IIT Madras)

Title of thesis : Synthesis & characterization of nanocrystalline BiFEO3/PVOF Polymer nanocomposites
Year of graduation : 2009
Email: ch_prasad1985 @yahoo.co.in

Pavan Nukala

Title of thesis : Synthesis and characterization of Zn doped Barium Titanate-Nickel ferrite multiferroic nanocomposites
Year of graduation : 2009
Email : p.nukala @ rug.nl


Mayur Vaidya

Title of thesis : Nanocrystalline Cu doped Ni-Zn ferrites and their multiferroicnanocomposites with Barium Titanate
Year of graduation : 2010
Current Affiliation: PhD Research Scholar, MME, IIT Madras
Email : mmayur007 @ gmail.com


K.G. Pradeep
(Jointly with Prof. J. Banhart, University of Berlin under DAAD sandwitch MTech Programme)

Title of thesis : Synthesis and characterization of nanocrystalline high entropy alloys
Year of graduation : 2010
Current Affiliation : RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
Email : kgprad @ gmail.com


Pragna Bhaskar
(Jointly with Dr. S. Sankaran, IIT Madras)

Title of thesis : Synthesis and characterisation of austenitic ODS alloys
Year of graduation : 2010
Current Affiliation : Scientific Officer, IGCAR, Kalpakkam
Email : pragna.bhaskar @ gmail.com

 

M. Sattaiah

Title of thesis : ODS alloysfor nuclear applications
Year of graduation : 2011
Email : satti.bhuphysics @ gmail.com

Senthil Kumar Arumugam

Title of thesis : Synthesis of multicomponent equiatomic amorphous alloys by mechanical alloying
Year of graduation : 2012
Email : senthil.arumugam.89 @ gmail.com

Amman Jakhar

Title of thesis : FerriticNanoODS Alloys
Year of graduation : 2013
Email : ammanjakhar5000734 @ gmail.com


Rahul Bhattacharya
(Jointly with Prof. M. Kamaraj and Deakin Univ.)

Title of thesis : High temperature wear, hot corrosion and oxidation behaviour of high entropy alloys
Year of graduation : 2015
Current Affiliation: PhD Research Scholar, MME, IIT Madras
Email : rahulbnitrr @ gmail.com


A. Karthik
(Jointly with Dr. Lukas Bichler, UBC)

Title of thesis : Understanding sintering mechanisms and kinetics of ionic solids by SPS
Year of graduation : 2015
Current Affiliation : PhD Research Scholar, MIT, USA
Email : karthik01123 @ gmail.com

 

T. Vikram
(Jointly with Dr. M. Manivel Raja, DMRL, Hyderabad)

Title of thesis : Microstructural and Magnetic Studies on Spark Plasma Sintered Gd5Si4 –Gd5Ge4 Pseudo-binary Alloys for Magnetic Refrigeration Applications
Year of graduation : 2015


Soumya Mishra
(Jointly with Prof. H. Hahn, University of Karlsruhe under DAAD sandwitch MTech Programme)

Title of thesis : HEA based nano glasses
Year of graduation : 2016
Current Affiliation : PhD Research Scholar, IISc, Bangalore
Email : mishra.soumya3 @ gmail.com


Nivedhitha

Title of thesis : Nanocrystalline light high entropy alloys
Year of graduation : 2016
Email : nive.jaya1993 @ gmail.com


Rama Srinivas V
(Jointly with Prof. J.M. Schneider, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany under DAAD IITM Master sandwitch programme)

Title of thesis : Li intercalation in Si-Ti-Ni ternary alloys
Year of graduation : 2017
Email : varanasiramasrinivas @ gmail.com


Sirasavada Ravi Varma

Title of thesis : Deformation behavior of high entropy alloys
Year of graduation : 2017
Email : s.ravi.varma07 @ gmail.com


Prangya Paramita Sahoo

Title of thesis : High entropy ODS alloys
Year of graduation : 2017
Email : prangya26 @ gmail.com


D. Vivek

Title of thesis : Study of grain boundary segregation on heat treatment in Mg - 1wt% Gd alloy
Year of graduation : 2018
Email : d.vivek07 @ gmail.com

 

 

Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech)

B.K. Panigrahi and P. Biju
(Jointly with Prof. M. Chakraborty)

Title of thesis : Grain refinement of Al by Al-Ti and Al-Ti-B master alloys prepared under different conditions
Year of graduation : 1993

M.K. Gupta
(Jointly with Prof. A.K. Chakrabarti)

Title of thesis : Corrosive-erosive and erosive wear in cast nitrogenated austenitic stainless steels
Year of graduation : 1994

Sangeet Saurabh
(Jointly with Prof. M. Chakraborty)

Title of thesis : Effect of hot rolling on the grain refining behavior of Al-Ti master alloy
Year of graduation : 1994

K. Rajesh Namboodri
(Jointly with Prof. T.B. Ghosh)

Title of thesis : Surface study and characterization of SiC
Year of graduation : 1995

Rajeev Kajaria
(Jointly with Prof. B.K. Dhindaw)

Title of thesis : Some studies on Al-Li/SiC (P) composites prepared through infiltration route
Year of graduation : 1995

Himanshu Kapoor

Title of thesis : Development of milling map for the synthesis of NiAl by mechanical alloying
Year of graduation : 1996

Subhashish Batabyal
(Jointly with Prof. S. K. Pabi)

Title of thesis : Studies on miscibility gap in Cu-Ni system by mechanical alloying
Year of graduation : 1996

R.K. Jha
(Jointly with Prof. S.K. Pabi)

Title of thesis : Synthesis of nanocrystalline intermetallics in Fe-Al system by mechanical alloying
Year of graduation : 1996

Nitin Agarwal
(Jointly with Prof. B.K. Dhindaw)

Title of thesis : Surface and interface studies in cast Al-SiC particulate composites
Year of graduation : 1997

D.K. Verma
(Jointly with Prof. M. Chakraborty)

Title of thesis : Influence of ternary additions on the grain refinement behavior of Al-7Si alloys with Al-5Ti-1B master alloys
Year of graduation : 1997

K.M. Haasan
(Jointly with Prof. M. Chakraborty)

Title of thesis : Effect of casting size on the grain refinement of Al by Al-5Ti-1B master alloy
Year of graduation : 1997

Jyoti Jain

Title of thesis : Studies on the synthesis of carbides by mechanical alloying
Year of graduation : 1998

Sundeep Mukerjee
(Jointly with Prof. M. Chakraborty)

Title of thesis : Studies on fading characteristics of Al-10Ti and Al-5Ti-1B grain refiners
Year of graduation : 1998

Atul Kumar and S. Sinha

Title of thesis : Studies on the development of nano crystalline Al-Ti alloys
Year of graduation : 2001

Arvind Nigam

Title of thesis : Studies on development of nanocrystallineAl-Ti alloys by mechanical alloying
Year of graduation : 2002

Lal Bahadur
(Jointly with Prof. M. Chakraborty)

Title of thesis : Development of Al-Ti-C master alloys & study of its grain refining efficiency
Year of graduation : 2002

Pranav Chandra
(Jointly with Prof. M. Chakraborty)

Title of thesis : Studies on the development of in-situ Al-TiC grain refiners by mechanical alloying
Year of graduation : 2003

 

Abhishek

Title of thesis : Mechanochemical synthesis using high energy ball milling
Year of graduation : 2003

Tushar Kheterpal
(Jointly with Prof. S. Ram)

Title of thesis : Synthesis and characterization of granular CMR La1-xBaxMnO3nanoceramic powders
Year of graduation : 2003

Indranil Das
(Jointly with Prof. M. Chakraborty)

Title of thesis : Modeling of fading phenomenon during grain refining of Al and its alloys
Year of graduation : 2003

Vithika Mishra

Title of thesis : Synthesis of Al-based nanocomposites & intermetallics by ball milling & its characterization
Year of graduation : 2004

Krishna Nittala

Title of thesis : Synthesis & characterization Al-TiC & Al-Cu-TiC metal matrix composites
Year of graduation : 2004

Ashish Kumar Mishra

Title of thesis : Solid state amorphization of Zr-Ti-Ni-Cu system by mechanical alloying
Year of graduation : 2005

Pushkar Anand
(Jointly with Dr. S. Kasiviswanathan)

Title of thesis : Organic light emitting diode fabrication
Year of graduation : 2005

Ashish Singhal
(Jointly with Dr. V.S. Sarma)

Title of thesis : Mechanical testing and microstructural studies of dual phase steels
Year of graduation : 2005

Vivek Raghunathan

Title of thesis : Nanomultiferroics in BaTiO3-NiFe2O4 system by high energy ball milling
Year of graduation : 2007

Sahil Sahni

Title of thesis : Influence of synthesis and sintering parameters on the microstructural, mkechanical and electrical properties of nanotitania synthesized by sol gel
Year of graduation : 2007

P. Ravi Kumar

Title of thesis : Modeling the influence of milling medium on the energy input during high energy ball milling for the synthesis of nanocrystalline TiO2
Year of graduation : 2008

Ashok Gurumurthy

Title of thesis : Thermodynamics of high entropy alloys
Year of graduation : 2008

S. Aravind
(Jointly with Dr. K. Ravisankar)

Title of thesis : Synthesis & thermal stability studies of nanocrystalline high entropy alloys
Year of graduation : 2008

Santosh Raghavan

Title of thesis : Kinetics of Mechanically Activated Reactions
Year of graduation : 2009

Nikhil D. Kamath
(Jointly with Dr. K.C. Hari Kumar)

Title of thesis : Thermodynamics of High Entropy Alloys
Year of graduation : 2009

A.H.V. Pavan

Title of thesis : Nano Al-Cu alloys
Year of graduation : 2010

V. Kaushik

Title of thesis : Nano ODS alloys
Year of graduation : 2010

Abhinav Vaish

Title of thesis : Titania dispersed ferritic oxide dispersed strengthened alloys
Year of graduation : 2011

 

R. Raghavan

Title of thesis : Thermodynamics of phase formation in multicomponent alloys
Year of graduation : 2012

Abhishek Vyas

Title of thesis : A study on grain growth & sintering kinetics of pure metals with varying stacking fault energies
Year of graduation : 2012

Manasi Paraswar

Title of thesis : High entropy alloys
Year of graduation : 2013

Chinmay Sonavane
(Jointly with Dr. A.S. Gandhi)

Title of thesis : Reduction in the sintering temperature of nanocrystalline Magnesia ceramics
Year of graduation : 2014

R. Anil Prasad

Title of thesis : Thermal stability of High entropy alloys
Year of graduation : 2015

Bhupinder Singh
(Jointly with Dr. V. Subramanya Sarma, IIT Madras)

Title of thesis : Deformation maps for High entropy alloys
Year of graduation : 2016

Email : bhupinder.s.192 @ gmail.com

Jung Soo Lee
(Jointly with Prof. Eun Soo park, SNU, Korea)

Title of thesis : High entropy BMG composites
Year of graduation : 2017
Email : sooshi0886 @ gmail.com

 

Post Doc


Dr. Ravi K.R.

Research Area :
Current Affiliation : Associate Professor, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore

Email : krr @ mtl.psgtech.ac.in

Dr. Radhika

Research Area :
Current Affiliation :
Email :


Dr. Manjusha Battabyal

Research Area :
Current Affiliation : Senior Scientist (Level II), ARCI - Centre for Automotive Energy Materials, Chennai
Email : manjusha.battabyal @ gmail.com 


Dr. Sanjay Kashyap

Research Area :
Current Affiliation : Assistant Professor, Bml Munjal University, Gurgaon
Email : kashyapsanjay @ gmail.com


Dr. Chinmoy Chattopadhyay

Research Area :
Current Affiliation : Assistant Professor, NIFFT, Ranchi
Email : techchinmoy @ gmail.com


Dr. Ravikirana

Research Area :
Current Affiliation : Research Assistant Professor, SRM University
Email : ravikirana.28 @ gmail.com


Dr. Ram S. Maurya

Research Area : Oxide Dispersion Strengthened Ferritic Steels
Current Affiliation : Assistant Professor, NIT, Rourkela
Email : ramsajeevan419 @ gmail.com


Nagini Macha

Research Area : Oxide Dispersion Strengthened (ODS) high entropy alloys
Current Affiliation : Research Manager, IIT Madras
Email : naginimacha @ gmail.com

 

2018

  1. G. Mohan Muralikrishna (PhD scholar) awarded the Best paper (Materials processing section) in IHS (In-House Symposium-2018) conducted by the MME-IITM.
  2. K. Guruvidyathri (PhD scholar) awarded the Best paper (Thermodynamics and kinetics section) in IHS (In-House Symposium-2018) conducted by the MME-IITM.
  3. Rahul Bhattacharya (PhD scholar) awarded the Best paper (Materials characterisation section) in IHS (In-House Symposium-2018) conducted by the MME-IITM.
  4. G. Mohan Muralikrishna (PhD scholar) selected for the prestigious DAAD scholarship - 2018 to work at University of Muenster, Germany.
  5. Rama Srinivasa V. (M.Tech scholar) (Jointly with K.G. Pradeep, RWTH Aachen) received Bhagyalakshmi and Krishna Ayengar award - 2018 for the best project in the field of solar & alternate energies.

2017

  1. Rahul John (PhD scholar) awarded the Best poster in IWHEM 2017 for the poster titled “Hot Deformation Behavior and Processing Map of Al0.3CoCrFeNi HEA synthesized by MA-SPS”.
  2. Mayur Vaidya (PhD scholar) received the Departmental award for the Best paper (J. Alloys. Compd.  688 (2016) 994 - 1001) by MME Dept. IIT Madras.

2016

  1. Anirudha Karati (PhD scholar) awarded the Best Poster in ISRS (International Symposium for Research Scholars-2016) for the paper titled "Thermoelectric properties of nanocrystalline Ti1-xTaxNiSn (x=0, 0.01, 0.03, 0.05) synthesized by mechanical alloying."
  2. Anirudha Karati (PhD scholar) awarded second prize in Metallography (TEM) in ISRS (International Symposium for Research Scholars) 2016.
  3. Satish Idury (PhD Alumni) (Jointly with Dr. Jatin Bhatt, VNIT, Nagpur) awarded the best paper award during the NMD-ATM - 2016.
  4. Rahul Bhattacharya (PhD scholar) awarded the Best paper in NMD 2016 for the paper titled “Effect of Al content on oxidation behavior of mechanically alloyed and spark plasma sintered AlxCoCrFeNi (x = 0,0.3,0.6,1 mole) high entropy alloys”.
  5. D. Arvindha Babu (PhD scholar) received Laboratory award for the best technical paper (Metall. and Mater. Trans A, 47 A (2016), 560 - 571) by DMRL Hyderabad.

2014

  1. Mayur Vaidya (PhD scholar) selected for the prestigious DAAD scholarship - 2014 to work at University of Muenster, Germany.