Subodh Kumar

A-211, Department of Materials Engineering
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore-560012, INDIA

Tel: +91-80-2293 3239


Ph.D. (1993), Imperial College, London
M.Tech. (1986), IIT, Kanpur
B.Tech. (1983), IIT, Kanpur


Binani Gold Medal award, Overseas Research Scholar Award.

Research Interests

Processing, characterization and properties of light materials and composites.

Selected Recent Publications

1) Effect of thermo-mechanical treatment on microstructure and tensile properties of 2219ScMg alloy: S. Mondol, S. Kumar and K. Chattopadhyay, Materials Science and Engineering A, 759, 583-593, 2019.
2) Influence of glycerol addition on PEO coating formation on an AM50 magnesium alloy in a silicate based electrolyte and on its microstructure and corrosion properties: A. Jangde, S. Kumar and C. Blawert, Corrosion Science, 157, 220-246, 2019.
3) The key role of thread and needle selection towards ‘through thickness reinforcement’ in tufted carbon fiber-Epoxy laminates: K. K. Verma, S. Bose, S. Kumar, K. Gaddikeri, S. Ramesh, G. Padmakara, Composites Part B, 174, 106970 (1-8), 2019.

Total publications:125


  • Mechanical behaviour of materials
  • Light metals, alloys and composites
  • Microstructural design and development of engineering materials
  • Introduction to materials science and engineering