Conferences


  1. Devaraj. S, S. Sankaran, Ravi Kumar (2012), Effect of Pressure and Temperature during compaction of Al-4.5 wt.% Cu Alloy Powder through Spark Plasma Sintering. Microstructure Evolution and Mechanical Properties, International Symposium for Research ScholarsIIT Madras, India.


  2. Devaraj. S, S. Sankaran, Ravi Kumar, Spark Plasma Sintering of Ball milled Al-4.5 wt. % Alloy Powder, IIM NMD-ATM, Jamshedpur, India, 2012.


  3. Devaraj. S, Sankaran. S, Ravi Kumar, Appa Rao. G (2012), Effect of Hot Isostatic Pressing on Microstructural and Mechanical Properties of Spray Formed Al-4.5 wt. % Cu Alloy, Structure Properties Solid State Material (SPSSM), Bordeaux, France.


  4. Devaraj. S, Raghukiran. N, Sankaran. S, Ravi Kumar (2011), Microstructural and Mechanical Properties of Spark Plasma Sintered Al-4.5 wt. % Cu P/M Compacts, IIM NMD-ATM, Hyderabad, India.


  5. Devaraj S, Raghukiran N, Sankaran S, Ravi Kumar (2010), Microstructural and mechanical properties of spray formed Al-4.5 wt% Cu alloy, International Symposium for Research Scholars, IIT Madras.


  6. R. Sujith, N. Srinivasan and Ravi Kumar (2012), Mechanical behavior of spark plasma sintered Si- based precursor derived ceramics, Materials Science and Engineering Conference, Darmstadt, Germany.


  7. R. Sujith, N. Srinivasan and Ravi Kumar (2012), Indentation analysis of spark plasma sintered Si-O-C polymer derived ceramic, NRCM Symposium on Mechanical Behavior of Materials, IISc Bangalore, India.


  8. Adhimoolam Bakthavachalam Kousaalya, Ravi Kumar (2012), Amorphous Si-B-C-N foams from polyorganoborosilazane as precursor and Metroxylon sagu as sacrificial template,International Symposium on Ceramic Materials and Components for Energy and Environmental Applications, Dresden, Germany.


  9. Adhimoolam Bakthavachalam Kousaalya, Ravi Kumar, Ramamurthy Nagarajan (2011), Ceramic coating on steel surfaces via polymer derived ceramic route", International Workshop on Advanced Ceramics for the Future,IIT Madras.


  10. R. Sujith, A. B. Kousaalya and Ravi Kumar(2011), Phase Evolution and Thermal Stability of Hafnium Modified Si-C-N Ceramics Produced via. Polymer Derived Ceramic Route, China International Conference on High Performance Ceramics, Xiamen, China.


  11. R. Sujith and Ravi Kumar(2011), Experimental Investigation on the Indentation Hardness of SiBCN Polymer Derived Ceramics”, International Workshop on Advanced Ceramics for the Future, IIT Madras, India.


  12. Aslam KM, Raghukiran N, Devaraj S and Kumar R (2010) Microstructural effects on the mechanical properties of Al-Si alloys, National Metallurgists' Day-Annual Technical Meeting, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.


  13. Raghukiran N, Devaraj S and Kumar R (2010) Microstructural and mechanical characterization of spray deposited Aluminum-Silicon alloy, National Metallurgists' Day-Annual Technical Meeting, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.


  14. Srinivasan N, Kousaalya AB, Kumar R and Pakirisamy S (2010) Processing and characterization of silicon-oxycarbide ceramic foam from a preceramic polymer, National Metallurgists' Day- Annual Technical Meeting, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.


  15. Raghukiran N, Devaraj S, Kumar R, (2010) Spray atomization and deposition of near-eutectic aluminum-silicon alloys: Processing & microstructural evaluation, International Conference Automotive Materials & Manufacturing, ARAI-FID, Chakan, PunePage no: 175- 178.


  16. Swetha C and Kumar R (2010), Mechanical and dielectric properties of hollow glass/ceramic microsphere reinforced polymer based syntactic foams, Junior Euromat, The Université de Lausanne, Lausanne, Geneva.


  17. Sangeetha R, Kumar R, Venkatesan R and Doble M (2010) Etching initiated corrosion of stainless steel 316L by the cement of the barnacle, Amphibalanus reticulatus15th International Congress on Marine Corrosion and Fouling (ICMCF), The Sage-Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.


  18. Swetha C and Kumar R (2009) Mechanical characterization of syntactic foams based on hollow glass microspheres, International Conference on Advanced Functional Materials (ICAFM-2009), Trivandrum, India.


  19. Lakshmi, K, Aravinthan, Sangeetha, R, Kumar R, Venkatesan, R and Mukesh Doble (2009) Characterization of cement proteins of Amphibalanus reticulatus from artificial and natural substrata, International Conference on Emerging Trends in Biotechnology (ETBT), Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.


  20. Sangeetha R, Kumar R, Venkatesan R, and Doble M (2009) Localized corrosion of stainless steel 316L under the base-plate of the barnacle, Amphibalanus reticulatus47th National Metallurgists' Day-67th Annual Technical Meeting, Kolkata, India.


  21. Kumar R, Rao BR, Sasisekaran B, Sriraman PS and Mithun NN (2009) Banahalli: An iron age wootz steel production center, 7th International Conference on "The beginnings of the use of metals and alloys" (BUMA VII), National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, India.


  22. Kumar NVR, Eswarapragada C, Zimmermann A and Aldinger F (2008) High temperature mechanical properties of amorphous Si-B-C-N ceramics in controlled atmosphere, 9th International Symposium on Ceramic Materials and Components for Energy and Environmental Applications (CMCEE), Shanghai International Convention Centre, Shanghai, China.


  23. Kumar NVR, Zimmermann A and Aldinger F (2007) High temperature mechanical properties of amorphous and nano-crystalline Si-B-C-N ceramics, International Conference: Metals & Alloys: Past, Present and Future (Metallo2007), IIT Kanpur, Kanpur, India.


  24. Kumar NVR, Cai Y, Zimmermann A and Aldinger F (2007) Influence of nitrogen pressure on the crystallization and the high temperature deformation behavior of precursor-derived nano-crystalline Si-B-C-N ceramics, International Conference on Advanced Materials and Composites (ICAMC), Trivandrum, India.


  25. Kumar NVR (2006) Processing, characterization, and high temperature deformation behavior of ultra-high temperature polymer derived ceramics in quaternary Si-B-C-N system, Institute for Shock Physics, Pullman,Washington, USA.


  26. Kumar NVR (2005) High temperature deformation behavior of precursor-derived nano-crystalline Si-B-C-N ceramics in controlled atmospheres, Graduierten Kolleg meeting at Kloster-Irsee, Germany.


  27. Kumar NVR, Rixecker G, and Aldinger F (2005) Anelasticity in precursor derived Si-B-C-N ceramics, IX Conference and Exhibition of the European Ceramic Society (Ecers), Portorož, Slovenia.


  28. Kumar NVR, Rixecker G and Aldinger F (2004) Precursor derived nano-crystalline Si-B-C-N ceramics: An overview of the high temperature deformation behavior, 7th International conference on nanostructured materials (Nano-2004), Wiesbaden, Germany.


  29. Kumar NVR (2004) Deformation behavior of nano-crystalline Si-B-C-N ceramics at elevated temperatures in compression, WAK, Haus Schömberg, Schwarzwald, Germany.


  30. Kumar NVR (2004) Influence of crystallization on the high temperature deformation behavior of Si-B-C-N ceramics, Graduierten Kolleg meeting at Ellwangen, Germany.


  31. Kumar NVR, Zimmermann A and Aldinger F (2003) Creep behavior of a crystallized Si-B-C-N ceramic obtained from the polymer precursor T2-1 [B(C2H4Si(CH3)NH)3]n), Materials Research Society, Spring Meeting, San Francisco, California.


  32. Zimmermann A, Kumar NVR, Yousef SGm and Fuller.Jr ER (2002) Influence of grain boundaries on microcrack patterns, 12th International workshop on Computation Mechanics of Materials, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany.


  33. Kumar NVR, Prinz S, Zimmermann A and Aldinger F (2002) High temperature compressive creep behavior of amorphous and nano-crystalline precursor derived Si-B-C-N ceramics, Junior Euromat, Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS), Lausanne, Switzerland.


  34. Kumar NVR and Dwarakadasa ES (1999) Effect of wear behaviour on spray formed hyper-eutectic Al-Si alloys, National Metallurgists' Day- Annual Technical Meeting, International Symposium on "Materials for the Third Millenium", IIT-Kanpur, India.


  35. Kumar NVR and Dwarakadasa ES (1999) Spray atomization and deposition of Al-20Si alloy-A microstructural studyNational Metallurgists' Day- Annual Technical Meeting, International Symposium on "Materials for the Third Millenium", IIT-Kanpur, India, Paper No. D4-3.


  36. Kumar NVR and Dwarakadasa ES (1999) Gas atomization of molten metal during spray forming: Effect of atomizer geometry and process variables, 13th Annual Symposium on Metallurgical and Materials Research, Department of Metallurgy, Indian Institute of Science, India.


  1. Joint convenor of “Indo - German workshop on Advanced Materials Challenges for Alternative Energy Solutions (AMAES III)” on the 18th Dec 2015 in New Delhi.

  2. Convenor of “ International workshop on the Stress Assisted Environmental Damage in Structural Materials (EDSA 2015)” held during 27th Feb – 2nd Mar 2015.
    Focused workshop on stress corrosion cracking in engineering materials- Sponsored by Office of Naval Research-Global (ONRG), USA.

  3. Convenor of " NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON ADVANCED X-RAY TECHNIQUES & APPLICATIONS (AXTA-2013)" organized on the 27th April 2013 to felicitate Prof. P Kesavan Nair for his contributions to XRD and for his superannuation.

  4. Convenor of “International Workshop on Advanced Ceramics for the Future (ACF 2012)” held on the 16th and 17th Jan 2012 at IC&SR, IIT Madras, India.
    Focused international event during which renowned scientists in the area of advanced ceramics from academic institutions, national laboratories, industries both from India and abroad delivered lectures attended by around 100 people from the academia and industry.