R. Balasubramaniam

Professor, Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering

Post-Doctoral Scholars

1.        Dr. Delphine Neff
           Paris, France 
           Jan-Dec 2004

2.        Dr. R. Karpagavalli
           Chennai, India
           Jan 2004 - Mar 2006

3.        Dr. A.C. Vajpei
           Kanpur, India
           Apr 2005 - Jul 2006. 

4.        Dr. Anil Kumar
           Jamshedpur, India
           March 2004 - September 2006

5.        Dr. Sujata Mohapatra
           IIT Kanpur, India
           April 2007 ongoing

Doctoral

  1.       M.N. Mungole
            Hydrogen Storage Properties of MmNi5-xMx (M = Al, Mn and Sn) Based
            on Indian Mischmetal
            1993
            Co-guides: Dr. K.N.Rai and K.P.Singh

  2.       T.K. Roy
            High Temperature Oxidation of Titanium Aluminides
            1995
            Co-guide Dr. A.Ghosh

  3.       A.K. Singh
            Influence of Thermosolutal Convection on Macrosegregation 
            during Solidification of Binary Alloys
            2003
            Co-guides: Dr. A. Ghosh and Dr. B. Basu, TRDDC, Pune

  4.       Sahoo Gadadhar
            Corrosion of Novel Phosphoric Irons for
            Concrete Reinforcement Applications
            2007

  5.       Maddela Surender
           Galvanic Corrosion of Magnesium (Mg, AM50, AZ91D)
           and Aluminum (Al, 6063, 6111) Couples
            2008

  6.        Mukesh Bharadwaj
          On Novel Methods For Determination Of Kinetic Parameters In Case Of
           Hydrogen Evolution Following Volmer-Heyrovsky-Tafel Mechanism
           and Volmer-Heyrovsky Mechanism
           2008

 7.        Gopi Kishore  Mandal
            Aluminum Enrichment in Galvanized Coatings 
            ongoing. 
            Co-guide: Dr. S.P. Mehrotra (National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur).

  8.        Bijayani Panda
           On the Corrosion of Novel Rail Steels

           submitted April 2008

  9.       Deepika Sachdeva
          Corrosion of Rare Earth (Tb,Dy)-Iron Based Magnetostrictive Materials
          submitted April 2008.

  10.      Vinod Kumar
           Novel Methods of Protection of Magnesium
           Co-guide: Dr. Kantesh Balani
           ongoing

  11.       Anoop Kumar Shukla
          Processing and Characterization of Degradation of Copper based
          Composite Materials for Rocket Engine Applications
          ongoing

 Post Graduate

  1.       Govind
            Recrystallization and Hydrogen Embrittlement of P/M Alumina
            Dispersed Copper Alloys
            1991
            Co-guide: Dr. G.S.Upadhyaya

  2.       Subhajyoti Sen
            Finite Element Evaluation of Accommodation Energies During Solid State
            Phase Transformations
            1992
            Co-guide: Dr. R. Sethuraman

  3.        K. Gopinath
            Environmental Degradation of Cast Al-Al2O3 Particulate Composites
            1992
            Co-guide: Dr. V.S.R.Murthy

  4.       Arvind Agarwal
            Hydrogen Embrittlement of Iron Aluminides
            1994

  5.       Jameel Mohammed Akthar
            Corrosion Behaviour of Iron Aluminides
            1994

  6.       Chidanand Thakur
            Hydrogen Embrittlement of Al-Li Alloys
            1996

  7.       Shalin Astha
            Electrochemical Behaviour of Fe3Al-M (M=Ti,Zr, V ,Nb, Ta, Cr, Mo and W)
            Intermetallics
            1996

  8.       Arbind Kumar
            Hydride Formation in Titanium Aluminides
            1996

  9        K. Sajikumar
            Finite Element Analysis of Precipitate Aspect Ratio on the Accommodation
            Energies During Solid State Hydrogen Transformation
            1996

 10.      Padmanabha Banerjee
            Hydrogen Behavior in Chromium and Titanium Alloyed Iron Aluminides
            1997

 11.      N. Babu
            Kinetics of Room Temperature Aqueous Corrosion and High Temperature
            Oxidation of Iron Aluminides
            1998

 12.      Somnath Das
            Finite Element Evaluation of Hydrogen Solubilities due to Thermal Residual
            Stresses in Palladium-Alumina Composites
            May 2000.

 13.      Mukut Sen
            Environmental Degradation of Carbon-Alloyed Fe3al-Based Intermetallics
            March 2000.

 14.      Debashis Das
            High Temperature Oxidation and Hot Corrosion Behaviour of Carbon-Alloyed '
            Fe3Al-Based Intermetallic Alloys
            March 2001.

 15.      J. Shankar
            Sintering and Electrochemical Studies of Yttria Dispersed Ferritic and
            Austentic Stainless Steels
            Co-guide: Dr. Ainsh Upadhayay
            March 2002

 16.      Arnab Chattopadhyay
            Combined Electro-Mechanical Fatigue of Ferro Electric Material
            Co-guide: Dr. R. Roedel, TU Darmstadt, Germany
            December 2001.

 17.      Pawan Tyagi
            Surface Passivation of Gallium Arsenide
            Co-guide: Dr. Deepak Gupta
            July 2002.

 18.      Tapas Laha
            Hydrogen Attack on Carbon-Alloyed Iron Aluminide Fe-28Al-2C
            Co-guide: Dr. Asim Tewari
            December 2002.

  19.     Krishna Murari
            Electrochemical Characterization of Ancient Indian Irons
            March 2003

   20.    Maddela Surender
            Electrodeposition of Ni-WC Composite Coating
            Co-guide: Dr. B. Basu
            July 2003

   21.    Rajiv Mishra
            Studies on Nanocrystalline Nickel Synthesized by Electrodeposition 
            August 2003

   22.    Animesh Choubey
            Electrochemical and Tribological Behaviour of Novel Titanium-
            Based Alloys for Human Body Implants
            Co-guide: Dr. B. Basu
            September 2003

   23.    Sriram Srinivasan
            Effect of Cerium on the Electrochemical Behaviour of 
            Carbon Alloyed Fe
3Al Based Intermetallics
            Co-guide: Dr. S. Bhargava
            March 2004 

  24.     Anoop Kumar Shukla
            Passive Film Behavior of Novel Titanium Alloys in 
            Simulated Body Conditions
            Co-guide: Dr. S. Bhargava
            May 2004

  25.     Anand Kumar Nigam
            Role of Cerium in the Electrochemical Behaviour of Caron-Alloyed Iron Aluminides 
            Co-guide: Dr. S. Bhargava
            May 2004

  26.     T. Ramachandra Murthy
            Development and Characterization of TiB2-based Materials
            for High Temperature Applications
            Co-guide: Dr. B. Basu and Dr. A.K. Suri, BARC, Mumbai.
            July 2004

  27.     A. Ravi Shankar
            Corrosion Behaviour of Ti-5Ta-1.8Nb Alloy in Nitric Acid Medium
            for Fast Reactor Fuel Reprocessing Applications
            Co-guide: Dr. R.K. Dayal, IGCAR, Kalpakkam.
            July 2004

   28.    Indrani Ghosh (Environmental Engineering Department)
            Red Mud and Sintered Product: Material Characterization and
            Leaching of Metals
            Co-guide: Dr. S. Guha (Environmental Engieering)
            July 2004 

   29.    Ashish Srivastava
            Electrochemical and Microstructural Study of 
            Copper in Aqueous and Soil Environments
            Co-guide: Dr. K.N. Rai
            January 2005 

   30.    Shruti Tiwari
            Corrosion of SiC Particulate Reinforced Al and Mg Based Composites 
            August 2005

   31.    Ajit Kumar Mishra
            On the Inhibition of Corrosion of Al, AA2014, AA6061
            and AA6061-SiC by Novel Rare Earth Chlorides 
            August 2005

   32.    Sushanta Pal
            Synthesis and Electrochemical Characterization of Electrodeposited AA6061
            and Hot pressed Nickel-Alumina Composites
            July 2006

   33.    B. Vishwanadh
            Synthesis and Characterization of Iron Based Metallic Glasses
            Co-guide: Dr. G.K. Dey, BARC, Mumbai, 
            July 2006

   34.    Gaurav Kumar Gupta
            Optimization of Coating Parameters of Corrosion Resistant
            Silate-Based Sol-Gel Coatings for Aerospace Application
            July 2006

   35.    Bhamidi Bhavani Raghuveer
           Effect of Passivation on Corrosion of Nanocrystalline Nickel
            August 2007

   36.    Ruchi Singhal
           Effect of Surface Treatment on the Corrosion Resistance of Stainless Steel 301L
            September 2007

    37.   Vinod Kumar
           Material and Texture Characterization of Deformed Hypereutectoid (Wootz) Steel
            December 2007

   38.    K.S. Vinay
           Electrochemical Techniques for Fabrication of IR Photodetectors and Solar Cells
            ongoing

   39.    M. Sairam Krishna
           Exploiting Crystallographic Texture for Improved Nano-Crystalline Metals
           Co-guide: Prof. M.R. Barnett, Deakin University, Australia
            ongoing

   40.     Abhijeet Moon
           Mechanical Behavior of Novel Rail Steels
            ongoing

   41.    U. Raghunandan
           Degradation of TiSi and Ti-6Al-4V in Human Body Conditions
           Co-guides: Dr. B. Basu and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Pompe,
           Technical University, Dresden, Germany.

            ongoing

   42.     Gaurav Gupta
           Corrosion of Nano-Crystalline Metals produced by Ball Milling
           Co-guide: Dr. Kallol Mondal
            ongoing

   43.     M. Shravan Kumar
           Degradation of Nanocrystalline Copper
           Co-guide: Dr. K. Biswas
            ongoing

 Undergraduate

  1.       Siddarth Mukherjee
            Analysis of Hysteresis in MmNi4.6AlO.4-H System
            1991

  2.       Arul Deepak
            Oxidation Behaviour of Cermets
            1991

  3.       Rashid Moin
            Oxidation Resistance by Laser Surface Treatment
            1992

  4.       Dharmesh Sharma
            Oxidation Resistance by Laser Surface Treatment
            1992

  5.       Ankur Agarwal
            Corrosion Resistance of CP Ti and Ti-Ni Alloys
            1993

  6.       Vineet M. Rao
            High Temperature Oxidation and Sulphate Induced Corrosion of a
            ODS Nickel Base Superalloy MA6000
            1993
            Co-guide: Dr. G.S.Upadhyaya

  7.       A. Tripathi
            Long Term and Short Term Exfoliation Corrosion Testing of DMRL
            Aluminium-Lithium Alloys
            1994

  8.       Gyan Prakash Trivedi
            An Experimental Investigation into the Corrosion Behaviour of Powder
            Metallurgically Processed Iron Strips
            1994
            Co-guide: Dr. R.K.Dube

  9.       Soumya Shanker
            Microstructural and Electrochemical Study of Iron Clamps from Qutub Minar
            1995

 10.      Sanjeev K. Jain
            Mathematical Modeling of the Eshelby's Strain Energy Model
            1995

 11.      Navneet Agarwal
            Hydride Cracking in Zircaloys
            1995

 12.      Balla Srinivas
            Characterization and Environmental Degradation of 12th Century
            Iron Clamps from Qutub Minar
            1996

 13.      Pravin  Kumar
            Hydrogen Diffusion in Austenitic Stainless Steels
            1996

 14.      Vishal Puri
            Microstructural and Electrochemical Characterization of Ancient Corrosion
            Resistant Gupta Iron
            1997

 15.      Shivendra Kumar Trivedi
            Microstructural Characterization of Hydrogenated Palladium/Alumina
            Composites Produced by Internal Oxidation
            1997

 16.      Sandeep Arora
            Thermomechanical Processing of Iron Aluminides
            1999

 17.      Inderjeet
            Rust Analysis of the Delhi Iron Pillar by X-ray Diffraction Method
            1999

 18.      S. Pandey
            Microstructural Characterization of Ancient Indian Silver Coins
            1999

 19.      Vishal Dhall
            Oxidation Behavior of Zn-Al Alloys and Zn-Al Matrix/Al2O3
            Particulate Composites
            2000

 20.      Anand Agarwal
            Hydrogen Adsoption in Carbon Nanotubes
            2000

 21.      Manoj Bansal
            Hydrogen Trapping in Carbon-Alloyed Iron Aluminides
            2000

 22.      Nubeel Ansari
            Hydrogen Interaction in Composite Materials
            2000

 23.      Amit Gupta
            Microstructural Study of Aged Zn-Al Alloys
            2001

 24.      Bhuvan Sharma
            Estimation of Solute Diffusivity in Pd-M Alloys from Hydrogen Isotherms
            of Partially Internally Oxidized Pd-M Alloys
            2001

 25.      Amit Kumar
            Modelling of Hydrogen Attack of Iron Aluminides Fe3Al
            2001

 26.      Vikas Kumar
            On the Origin of High Phosphorus Contents in Ancient Indian Iron
            2001

 27.      Rakesh Kumar Singh
            Microstructural Analysis of Corrosion Resistant Gupta Period
            Iron from Deogarh
            2001

 28.      Shweta Bajpai
            Corrosion Behaviour of Ancient Indian Iron: Archaeological Analogs
            2003

 29.      Amit Pratap Singh
            A Study of High Temperature Oxidation Behavior of Fe-8.5wt%Al-0.42wt%C Alloy
            2003

 30.      Vishwas Jaju
            Study on Electrodeposition of Nanocrystalline Chromium
            2003

 31.      Sumit Kumar
            Characterization of Atmospheric Rust Formed on Ancient Indian Irons
            by Using FTIR, Raman Spectroscopy and XRD Techniques 
            2003 

 32.      Naveen Gupta
            Understanding the Nature of Passive Film Formed on Nanocrystalline 
            Nickel Film by Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy, 
            2004 

 33.      Devashish Fuloria
            High Temperature Oxidation Behavior of Ti-6Al-4Al 
            and Ti-6Al-4Nb Alloys
            2004 

 34.      Rakhi Chaturvedi
            Electrochemical and Microstructural Characterization 
            of Modern Bloomery Iron
            2004 

 35.      Ravi Kumar
            Study of Internally Oxidized Pd Composites by Electron Microscopy
            2004 
            Co-guide: Dr. Gouthama

 36.      Naveen Srivastava
            High Temperature Material Hydrogen Interaction in a 
            Carbon-Alloyed Iron Aluminide
            2004 

 37.      Gaurav Mehrotra
            Corrosion of SS 304 and CP Titanium in Nitric Acid
            2004

 38.      Vivek Kumar
            Study of Novel Brass Compositions
            2004

 39.      Utkarsh Pande
            Effect of CeCl
3 Addition on the Corrosion of Aluminium 
            and AA2014 in 3.5 wt.% NaCl Solution
            2005

 40.      Nikit Phadke
           
High Temperature Oxidation Behaviour of Ti-6Al-4X Alloys (X=V, Fe, Nb)
            2005

 41.      Kanupriya Pande
            Cyclic Voltammetric Deposition of Nickel-Cobalt Alloys
            2005

 42.      Vipul Barjathya
           
Effect of Anion Nature and Deaeration on Corrosion of Pure Magnesium
            2006

 43.      S. Priyanka
           
Comparison of Corrosion Behaviour of Galvanized Steel with Phosphoric Irons
            2005

 44.      Pradeep Kumar Goyal
           
Effect of Crystallization on Corrosion of Metallic Glasses
            2006

 45.      Prateek Mittal
           
Corrosion Behavior of Mg Alloys in Different Concentrations of Chloride Sulfate Ions
            2006

 46.      Rachna Agarwal
           Cyclic Voltammetric Studies of Polymeric Electronic Materials
            2007

 47.      Shilpa Gupta
           
Galvanic Corrosion Behavior of Electronic Materials
            2007

 48.      Abira Chatterjee
           
Anodization of Aluminium and Magnesium
            2007

 49.      Tanushree
           
Mechanical Properties of Nanocrystalline Materials
            Produced by Electrodeposition
            2007

 50.      Manisha Kukreja
           
Corrosion Behaviour of Mg and Mg-alumina Composites
            2008

 48.      Shubhra Pandey
           
Mechanical Behavior of Nanocrystalline Nickel
            2008

 49.      Ankit Jain
           
Corrosion Behaviour of boron added Ti-6Al-4V
            2008

 50.      Priyata Goyal
           
Synthesis and Characterization of Nanocrystalline Metals
            2009

 51.      Nisha Sharma
           
Synthesis and Characterization of Nanocrystalline Alloys
            2009

 

 52.      K.S. Vikrant
           
Corrosion of Copper for Nuclear Canisters
            2010

 53.      Anuj Kumar
           
Corrosion Behaviour of Magnesium
            2010

 54.      B. Swetha
           
Synthesis and Characterization of Nanocrystalline Ni-based Composites
            2010

 55.      Ankita Banerjee
           
Synthesis and Characterization of Nanocrystalline Cu-based Composites
            2010

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