I.    NAME                                         S. Sankaran   

II. PRESENT AFFILIATION           Assistant Professor

                                                            Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

                                                            IIT Madras, Chennai-600 036

                                                            Phone: +91-44-22574776

                                                            Email: ssankaran@iitm.ac.in, sankaran16@gmail.com

III.   EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Degree

University

Major/ Subjects

Year of Award

Ph. D.

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (India)

Materials & Metallurgical Engineering

2005

M. E.

National Institute of Technology, Trichy (India)

Metallurgical Engineering

(Specialization in Material Science)

1996

M. Sc.

Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, TN

 (India)

Chemistry            

1994

 

IV. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Employing Organisation

Duration

Designation

Nature of work

Center for structural and functional materials and Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA

April 2004  to

March

2007

Post-doctoral Research Associate

Transmission electron microscopy studies on the development of microalloyed steels for structural and pipeline applications

Department of Science & Technology, India through Dean, R & D, IIT Kanpur, India

October 1999 to July 2000

Project Engineer

Fatigue testing of V-bearing  medium carbon microalloyed steel

India Forge and Drop Stampings Ltd. Pune and Chennai, India

February 1997 to March 1999

Assistant Manager-Metallurgy

Materials testing, Heat treatment of steel forgings,  Development of cold extrusion of steel products

India Forge and Drop Stampings Ltd. Chennai, India

August 1996 to January 1997

Senior Engineer-Metallurgy

Material Testing,  Heat treatment of steel forgings

 

 

V. AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS:

1.      The best poster paper award in twenty sixth Annual Conference on Electron Microscopy and Allied Fields, Shimla, India April 16-18, 2003.

2.      The Charles Hatchet Award 2007 for the best paper on the science and technology of niobium and it alloys published in any scientific journal. The award is conferred by Institute of Materials, UK sponsored by Companhia Berasileria de Metallurgia E Mineracao (CBMM) and is selected by the Charles Hatchett Award International Panel.

3.      The poster paper award (third prize) in the International conference Metals and Alloys Past, Present and Future, METTALLO 2007, 7-10 December, 2007, IIT Kanpur, in the microstructures and phase evolution category.

 

VI. PUBLICATIONS: Refereed International / National Journals

(a)   Published papers

 

1.      S. Shanmugam, N.K. Ramisetti, R.D.K. Misra, T. Mannering, D. Panda and S. Jansto: Microstructure of a new 770 MPa Nb-microalloyed pipeline steel

Materials Science and Engineering: A, (in press)

 

2.      K.A. Padmanabhan and S. Sankaran: Fatigue behavior of a multiphase medium carbon v-bearing microalloyed steel processed through two thermomechanical routes, Journal of Material Processing Technology (in press)

 

3.      S. Shanmugam, N.K. Ramisetti, R.D.K. Misra, T. Mannering, D. Panda and S. Jansto: Effect of cooling rate on the microstructure and mechanical properties of Nb-microalloyed steels Materials Science and Engineering: A, 460-461 (2007), 335-343.

 

4.      S. Shanmugam, R.D.K. Misra, T. Mannering, D. Panda and S.G. Jansto:

Impact toughness and microstructure relationship in niobium- and vanadium-microalloyed steels processed with varied cooling rates to similar yield strength 
Materials Science and Engineering: A, 437 (2006)436-445

 

5.      S. Shanmugam, R.D.K. Misra, J. Hartmann and S.G. Jansto:

Microstructure of high strength niobium-containing pipeline steel 

Materials Science and Engineering: A, 441 (2006)215-229

 

6.      S. Sankaran, Gouthama, S. Sangal and K.A. Padmanabhan:  Transmission electron microscopy studies of thermomechanically control  Processed multiphase medium -carbon microalloyed steel: Forged, rolled and low-cycle fatigued microstructure
Metallurgical & Materials Transactions A, 37A (2006) 3259
 
7.      S. Sankaran, G. Malakondaiah, Gouthama, S. Sangal and K.A. Padmanabhan:
Static and Dynamic Fracture Toughness of a Medium Carbon Microalloyed Steel of Three Different Microstructures Metallurgical & Materials Transactions A, 37A (2006) 1191
 

8.      C.P. Reip, S. Shanmugam and R.D.K. Misra: High strength microalloyed CMn (V–Nb–Ti) and CMn (V–Nb) pipeline steels processed through CSP thin-slab technology: Microstructure, precipitation and mechanical properties, Materials Science and Engineering: A, 424 (2006), 307-317

 

9.      S. Sankaran, S. Sangal, K.A. Padmanabhan: Microstructural evolution and tensile behaviour of medium carbon microalloyed steel processed through two thermomechanical routes Materials Science and Technology, 9 (2005)1152-1160

10.  M.Tanniru, S. Shanmugam, R.D.K. Misra, D. Panda, S. Jansto: Microalloyed V–Nb–Ti and V steels Part 1 – Stereological study of ferrite-pearlite microstructure and its relationship to toughness  Materials Science and Technology, 6 (2005)159-164

11.  S. Shanmugam, M.Tanniru, R.D.K. Misra, D. Panda, S. Jansto: Microalloyed V–Nb–Ti and V steels Part 2 – Precipitation behaviour during processing of structural beams Materials Science and Technology, 13 (2005)165-177

12.  S. Shanmugam, M.Tanniru, R.D.K. Misra, D. Panda, S. Jansto: Precipitation in V bearing microalloyed steel containing low concentrations of Ti and Nb, Materials Science and Technology, 10 (2005) 883-892

 

13.  S. Sankaran, Gouthama, Sandeep Sangal and K.A. Padmanabhan: On the microstructural changes accompanying high strain amplitude fatigue tests on a multiphase medium carbon microalloyed steel Journal of Materials Science Letters, 40 (2005) 499-502

 

14.  V. Subramanya Sarma, N.K. Mukhopadhyay, and S. Sankaran: An analysis of the microindentation data obtained from a thermomechanically processed multiphase microalloyed steel, Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, 58 (2005), 809-818

 

15.  S. Sankaran, V. Subramanya Sarma, Gouthama, S. Sangal and K.A. Padmanabhan: Low cycle fatigue behaviour of a multiphase medium carbon microalloyed steel processed through rolling  Scripta Materialia, 49 (2003), 503-508

 

16.  S. Sankaran, V. Subramanya Sarma and K.A. Padmanabhan:

Low cycle fatigue behavior of a multiphase microalloyed medium carbon steel: comparison between ferrite-pearlite and quenched and tempered microstructures 
Materials Science and Engineering A, 345 (2003), 328-335

 

17.  S. Sankaran, V. Subramanya Sarma, K. A. Padmanabhan, G. Jaeger and A. Koethe: High cycle fatigue behaviour of a multiphase microalloyed medium carbon steel: a comparison between ferrite–pearlite and tempered martensite microstructures Materials Science and Engineering A, 362 (2003), 249-256

 

18.  S. Sankaran, V. Subramanya Sarma, V. Kaushik and K. A. Padmanabhan Thermomechanical processing and characterisation of multi-phase microstructures in a V-bearing medium carbon micro-alloyed steel Journal of Materials Processing Technology139 (2003)642-647

(b)   Manuscripts communicated

1.      S. Sankaran, Piyush Pathak, Sandeep Sangal and K.A. Padmanabhan: Application of the disector to determine the distribution of true interlamellar spacing in lamellar microstructures Journal of Microscopy (submitted).

 

 

(c) Proceedings (International/national)

1.      S. Shanmugam, N.K. Ramisetti, R. D. K. Misra, T. Mannering, D. Panda, and S. Jansto: Effect of cooling rate on the microstructure and mechanical properties of Nb -microalloyed steels. Proceedings of MS&T 2006, October 15-19, TMS, Cincinnati, USA

2.      Devesh K. Misra, Sankaran Shanmugam, Todd Mannering, Dhiren Panda and Steven G. Jansto: Some process and physical metallurgy aspects of niobium microalloyed steels for heavy structural beams, Proceedings of  AISTech 2006, The Iron & Steel Technology  Conference and Exposition, AIST, May 1-4, 2006, Cleveland, OH, USA

3.      Sankaran Shanmugam, Mahesh Tanniru, Devesh K. Misra, Jack Hartmann, and Steven G. Jansto. Development of Ultrahigh Strength (100-120ksi) Niobium Containing HSLA Steels for Pipeline Applications. Proceedings of HSLA Conference China 2005, China

4.      Sankaran Shanmugam, R.R. Thridandapani, R.D.K. Misra, T. Mannering, D. Panda, and S. Jansto: Some Physical Metallurgy Aspects of Niobium- and Vanadium- Microalloyed Steels for Structural Beams. Proceedings of MS&T, 2005, TMS, Pittsburgh, USA.

5.      Sankaran Shanmugam, K.A. Padmanabhan, R.D.K. Misra: On the Relationship Between Microstructural Changes Induced During High Strain Amplitude Fatigue Loading and Fatigue Softening in Multiphase Medium Carbon Microalloyed Steel. Proceedings of MS&T, 2005, TMS, Pittsburgh., USA

6.      R.R. Thridandapani, Sankaran Shanmugam, R.D.K. Misra, T. Mannering, D. Panda, and S. Jansto: The application of Stereological Analysis in Understanding Differences in Toughness of Nb- and V-Microalloyed Steels of similar yield strength. Proceedings of MS&T, 2005, TMS, Pittsburgh, USA

7.      Sankaran Shanmugam, Devesh K. Misra, Dhiren Panda, and Fulvio Siciliano. A comparative evaluation of precipitation behavior in equivalent strength V-Nb-Ti and v- containing microalloyed steels during processing of structural beams. Proceedings of TMS Conference, Sanfranscisco, April, 2005, USA.

8.      H. Nathani, Sankaran Shanmugam, R.D.K. Misra, J.E. Hartmann, and F. Siciliano: Some physical metallurgy aspects of high strength hot rolled Nb-Ti microalloyed steels with superior fracture resistance and formability. Proceedings of MS&T, 2004, TMS, New Orleans, USA.

 

 

(d) Conferences & Seminars (International / National)

 

1.      S. Sankaran, Gouthama, Sandeep Sangal and K.A. Padmanabhan
TEM evidence for microstructural modifications during fatigue loading at high strain amplitude in a multiphase medium carbon microalloyed steel, EMSI-2004, NPL, New Delhi, April, 2004

 

2.      Sankaran S, Piyush Pathak, Sandeep Sangal and Padmanabhan K A: Application of disector technique using electron microscopy to determine the distribution of true interlamellar spacing in pearlite of a microalloyed steel. Abstracts of the twenty sixth Annual Conference on Electron Microscopy and Allied Fields, Shimla, India April 16-18, 2003. (This paper won the best poster paper award in that national conference)

 

3.      Sankaran S, V. Subramanya Sarma, V. Kaushik, K.A. Padmanabhan, Thermomechanical processing and characterisation of multiphase microstructures in a V-bearing medium carbon microalloyed steel Proceedings of the Ninth International Manufacturing Conference of China (IMCC’ 2000), Hong Kong, China, August 16-17, 2000