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Introduction to Materials Science & Engineering 

 

Current Research Activities

Mechanical properties and characterization of mono / multi-layer transition metal nitride coatings more

Small scale testing of Pt-Ni-Al bond coats on superalloys

Processing of refractory Ti, Zr based boride / carbide ceramics by reactive hot pressing more

Tribology of Mg-alloy based composites

 

Past Research

Synthesis, densification, deformation and nanocrystallization of metastable oxides from solution precursors more

Fabrication of thin oxide films by combustion spray pyrolysis more

Processing of ceramic-metal composites by infiltration methods more

 

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Industrial Interactions

Mechanical properties of TiN and multi-layer coatings (Multi-Arc-India - Ongoing)

Coatings for wear resistance and low friction in automotive applications (TVS Motors - Ongoing)  

Development of alumina-silicon carbide aluminium composites for applications in microwave absorbers, mechanical seals and armour (Grindwell-Norton)

Development of hot pressed silicon carbide whisker-reinforced alumina for cutting tools (Widia-India)

Development of Al-SiC composites with controlled thermal expansion coefficients for microwave integrated circuit packaging (Indian Space Research Organization)

 

Major R& D Projects

Development and Mechanical Properties of thin films for cutting and automotive applications: DRDO, CSIR-NMITLI

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