Pratik K. Ray (Assistant Professor and Head of the Department)

PhD - Iowa State University, USA

Research Interests:  Interfaces in materials, physical metallurgy and phase transformations with focus on: Disordered Solids (high-entropy alloys, metallic glasses), High-Temperature Materials (Ni-based alloys, ultra-high temperature ceramics, oxidation), Nanomaterials (Magnetic nanocomposites, emergent phenomena), Materials Processing (Self-assembly, Solidification, Powder Metallurgy).  

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Abhishek Tiwari (Assistant Professor)

PhD - Bhaba Atomic Research Center, India

Research Interests: Application of configurational forces in fracture mechanics, crack driving force calculation in polymers, large scale plasticity, creep, creep-fatigue conditions, numerical modelling of materials' mechanical behaviour using finite element analysis. 

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Atharva Poundarik (Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Associate Faculty in MME)

PhD - Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA

Research Interests: Designing and developing biomaterial systems, processing technologies and implantable medical devices with clinical applications orthopedics, sports medicine and diabetic wound healing . 

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Avala Lavakumar (Assistant Professor)

PhD - Kyoto University, Japan

Research Interests: In-situ deformation studies, Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), Digital Image Correlation (DIC), Synchrotron X-ray diffraction,  Transformation/Twinning induced plasticity materials, Martensite, Steels, Titanium and Aluminium alloys, High/Medium entropy alloys, Heterogeneous structured materials. 

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Hariprasad Gopalan (Assistant Professor)

PhD - IISc Bangalore, India

Research Interests: High Temperature Deformation, Grain Growth, Ceramic and Composite Processing, Nanoindentation, Plasticity and Fracture Mechanisms of Materials in Extreme Environment

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Khushboo Rakha (Assistant Professor)

PhD - Deakin University, Australia

Research Interests: Advanced High Strength Steels (Nano-structured Bainitic Steels, Ultra Low Alloyed Steels, TWIP Steels and Dual Phase Steels), Advanced Characterisation Techniques (Transmission Electron Microscopy, Electron Back Scattered Diffraction, Neutron Diffraction and 3D Atom Probe Tomography). 

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Neha Sardana (Assistant Professor)

PhD - IMPRS-MLU, Halle (Saale), Germany

Research Interests:  Size-Property (electrical, mechanical and optical) relationship of Nanomaterials for different applications. Bulk to Nano: Plasmon based materials and metamaterials for optical sensing devices in Visible and IR regime. Bulk to Micro: Electromagnetic response studies in GHz Regime for transmission & receiving applications. Device design & optimization for societal needs. 

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Nitish Bibhanshu (Assistant Professor)

PhD - Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

Research Interests:  Electron Microscopy, Structural Materials, Additive Manufacturing, Mechanical Behaviour of Materials, Thermomechanical Processing of Metallic Materials, Crystallographic Texture and Grain Boundary Engineering, In-Situ Deformation and Crystal Plasticity, Recycling of Metallic Materials.

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Prince Kumar Singh (Assistant Professor)

PhD - Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, INDIA

Research Interests: Process Metallurgy, Physical and mathematical modelling of steel making processes, Recycling of steel plant’s waste material, Extractive metallurgy (ferrous) . 

Faculty Profile Process Metallurgy Research Laboratory (PMR Lab)

Rajiv Kumar (Assistant Professor)

PhD - IIT Bombay and Monash University, Australia

Research Interests: Corrosion; High Temperature Oxidation; Alloys Development; Powder Metallurgy; High Entropy Alloys; Nanocrystalline Materials; Hydrophobic Coatings; Structure-Property Correlation.

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Ravi Mohan Prasad (Assistant Professor)

PhD - Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany 

Research Interests: Polymer-derived Porous Ceramics, Metal Matrix composite, Corrosion and High Temperature Oxidation Resistance, Membranes for Hydrogen Purification, Chemiresistor Gas sensors, Hydrogen Storage Materials, Photocatalysts for Wastewater Decontamination.

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Faculty Fellows and Visitors

Kasturi Sala (Ramanujan Fellow)

PhD - Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Research Interests: High temperature structural materials, Alloy development, Materials processing, High temperature deformation, Oxidation of metals and alloys

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