CURRENT GROUP MEMBERS



Praveen Kumar

Associate Professor
Ph.D.: Mechanical Engineering(Major: Materials, Minor: Design), University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 2007
M.S.: Mechanical Engineering (Mechanics and Materials), University of Southern California, Los Angeles , 2005
B. Tech.: Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 2003
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Ananya Tripathi

Doctoral Student (Jointly with Professor Vikram Jayaram )
E-mail: ananyat@iisc.ac.in
Education: B.Tech. (Metallurgical and Materials), National Institute of Foundry & Forge Technology (NIFFT), Ranchi
Current Research: Major: Mechanical reliability of bond coats; Minor: Not decided
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Faizan Hijazi

Doctoral Student (Jointly with Professor Vikram Jayaram )
E-mail: faizanh@iisc.ac.in
Education: B.E. (Metallurgical and Materials Science Engineering) NIT, Srinagar

M.E. (Materials Engineering), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Current Research: Effect of microstructure on creep under bending
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Swanand P. Telpande

PhD Student
E-mail: swanandt@iisc.ac.in
Education: B.Tech. (Metallurgical and Materials Science Engineering) VNIT, Nagpur
Current Research: Electric current induced fracture of metals
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Chandan Kumar

PhD Student (Jointly with Professor Gaurav Tomar )
E-mail: chandankuma1@iisc.ac.in
Education: B.Tech. (Mechanical Engineering) Aryabhatta Knowledge University, Patna

M.Tech. (Energy Technology), Tezpur University, Assam

Current Research: High temperature behavior of Ni-based superalloys
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Shashwat Kumar Misra

PhD Student
E-mail: shashwatk@iisc.ac.in
Education: B.Tech. (Metallurgical and Materials Engineering) Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology, Sarang, Odisha

M.Tech. (Metallurgical and Materials Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Current Research: Effect of electric current on mechanical properties
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Darshan C

PhD Student
E-mail: darshanc@iisc.ac.in
Education: B.E. (Mechanical Engineering) St. Joseph Engineering College, Mangaluru

M.Tech. (Metallurgical and Materials Engineering), National Institute of Technology, Karnataka

Current Research: Creep of thin films
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Raineesh Babu K P

PhD Student
E-mail: raineeshkp@iisc.ac.in
Education: B.E. (Mechanical and Production Engineering) TKM College of Engineering, Kerala University

M.Tech. (Metallurgical Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology, Indore

Current Research: Dwell fatigue in Ti alloys
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Anjali Gawande

PhD Student
E-mail: anjali17158@iisc.ac.in
Education: B.Tech. (Metallurgical and Materials Engineering) VNIT, Nagpur

M.Tech. (Materials Engineering), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Current Research: Indentation creep: Methdology and application to superalloys
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Nikhil Suman

PhD Student (Jointly with Professor Vikram Jayaram )
E-mail: nikhilsuman@iisc.ac.in
Education: B.Tech. (Mechanical Engineering) Cochin University of Science & Technology

M.Tech. (Mechanical Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar

Current Research: Bending creep: Handling dissimilar material joints with non-uniform spatial distribution
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Lochan Upadhayay

M.Tech. (Research) Student (Jointly with Professor Kaushik Chatterjee )
E-mail: lochanu@iisc.ac.in
Education: B.Tech. (Mechanical Engineering) BMS College of Engineering, Bengaluru
Current Research: Biocompatibility of SPD processed Mg alloys
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Ashutosh Kumar

ME Student
E-mail: ashutoshkuma@iisc.ac.in
Education: B.Tech. (Materials and Metallurgical Engineering) MANIT Bhopal
Current Research: Electric current and creep
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Arkoprabho Roy

ME Student (jointly with Dr. R Ravi)
E-mail: arkoprabhor@iisc.ac.in
Education: B.E. (Metallurgical Engineering) BIT Sindari
Current Research: Sn whiskering
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ALUMNI

PhD Students

Santanu Talukdar

Doctoral Student (Jointly with Professor Rudra Pratap ),(Degree Awarded)
E-mail: santanu.809@gmail.com
Education: B.Tech. (Electronics and Instrumentation), B.Sc. (Physics (Hons.)) Jadavpur University, Kolkata ,

Ph.D. (Nano-Science and Engineering), IISc, Bangalore

Research @ IISc: Study and control of electromigration driven material transport for applications in nano-fabrication and patterning
Currently at: Assistant Professor at IISER Bhopal / Profile
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Piyush Jagtap

Doctoral Student (Degree Awarded)
E-mail: piyushvj@gmail.com
Education: B.Tech.(Metallurgical and Materials Engineering), VNIT, Nagpur,

Ph.D. (Materials Engineering), IISc, Bangalore

Research @ IISc: Mechanics and materials science based study of whiskering in Sn coatings. In addition, study of effect of electric field on the mechanical behavior of CNT foams
Currently at: Assistant Professor at IIT Hyderabad / Profile
Previously at: Brown University (Fulbright Post-Doctoral Scholar)
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Deepak Sharma

Doctoral Student (Degree Awarded)
E-mail: dsharma7309@gmail.com
Education: B.Tech. (Mechanical Engineering),NIT Hamirpur ,

Ph.D. (Materials Engineering), IISc, Bangalore

Research @ IISc: Effect of electric current loading and self-induced magnetic field on fracture and failure of pre-cracked metallic foils. In addition, development of (CNT or rGO)-Cu-In based new generation thermal interface materials.
Currently at: JNU as an Assistant Professor, School of Engineering / Profile
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Varun Baheti

Doctoral Student (Jointly with Professor Aloke Paul ) (Degree Awarded)
E-mail: iisc1909@gmail.com
Education: M.E. (Materials Engineering) Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore ,

Ph.D. (Materials Engineering), IISc, Bangalore

Research@IISc: Diffusion controlled growth of phases in metal-tin systems related to microelectronics packaging
Currently at: IIT Roorkee as an Assistant Professor / Profile
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Somaiah Nalla

Doctoral Student (Degree Awarded)
E-mail: somuyadav.dhp@gmail.com
Education: B.Sc., M.Sc. and M.Tech. (Materials Engineering), University of Hyderabad

Ph.D. (Materials Engineering), IISc, Bangalore

Research@IISc: Effect of electromigration, thermomigration and thermal-cycling on mass transport in Cu films
Currently at: Post-Doctoral Fellow at Rice University (USA)/ Google Scholar Profile
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Devi Lal

Doctoral Student (Jointly with Professor Vikram Jayaram ) (Degree Awarded)
E-mail: devilal@iisc.ac.in
Education: B.Tech. (Metallurgical and Materials Engineering) NIT Jamshedpur

Ph.D. (Materials Engineering), IISc, Bangalore

Research@IISc: Mechanical behavior of free-standing APS 7YSZ
Currently at: Post-Doctoral Fellow at Stony Brook University/ Google Scholar Profile
Previously at: GE Global Research, Bangalore
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Sumit Kumar

Doctoral Student (Jointly with Professor Rudra Pratap ) (Degree Awarded)
E-mail: sumitk@iisc.ac.in
Education: B.Sc (Physics) Patna Science College, Patna ;

M.Sc (Physics) IIT-Bombay, Mumbai

Ph.D. (Materials Engineering), IISc, Bangalore

Research@IISc: Electric current induced flow on conducting and non-conducting substrate and its applications
Currently at: Senior Research Fellow at IISc/ Researchgate Profile
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Ali (Syed Idrees Afzal Jalali)

Doctoral Student (Jointly with Professor Vikram Jayaram ) (Thesis Awarded)
E-mail: syedjalali@iisc.ac.in
Education: B.E. (Metallurgical and Materials Science Engineering) NIT, Srinagar

M.Tech. (Materials Engineering) IIT-Roorkee

Ph.D. (Materials Engineering), IISc, Bangalore

Research@IISc: Development of bending creep as a high throughput replacement of unixial creep tests
Currently at: Assistant Research Professor at John Hopkins University/ Researchgate Profile
Previously at: Post-Doctoral Fellow at University of Colorado, Boulder
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Dipali Shivaji Sonawane

Doctoral Student (Thesis Awarded)
E-mail: dipalis@iisc.ac.in
Education: B.E. (Mechanical Engineering) MKSSS'S Cummins College of Engineering for Women, Pune

Ph.D. (Materials Engineering), IISc, Bangalore

Research @ IISc: Major: Effect of length-scale and geometry on relaibility of metal-Si systems; Minor: Mechanical behavior of polymer based composites
Currently at: Humboldt Post-Doctoral Fellow at Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Düsseldorf / Researchgate Profile
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Shobhit Pratap Singh

Doctoral Student (Thesis Awarded)
E-mail: shobhitsingh@iisc.ac.in
Education: B.Tech. (Metallurgical and Materials Science Engineering), National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal ;

M.E. (Materials Engineering), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Ph.D. (Materials Engineering), IISc, Bangalore

Research @ IISc: Major: Creep behavior of high purity LiF single crystals; Minor(s): Severe plastic deformation; Creep of Cu-Bi
Currently at: Post Doctoral Fellow at University of Manchestor / Google Scholar Profile
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Vijayendra Shastri

Doctoral Student (Jointly with Professor Rudra Pratap ) (Thesis Awarded)
E-mail: vijayendra@iisc.ac.in
Education: B.Engg.(Mechanical Engineering) Sri Jaya Chamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE), Mysore

Ph.D. (Materials Engineering), IISc, Bangalore

Research @ IISc: Major: Electric field induced flow in liquid metals
Currently at: Post Doctoral Fellow, Delft University / Google Scholar Profile
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Anwesha Kanjilal

(Thesis Defended)
E-mail: anweshak@iisc.ac.in
Education: B.Tech. (Metallurgical and Materials Science Engineering), Jadavpur University, Kolkata;

M.E. (Materials Engineering), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Ph.D. (Materials Engineering), IISc, Bangalore

Research @ IISc: Major: Effect of joint scale on creep of solder joints
Currently at: Post-Doctoral Fellow at Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Düsseldorf / Researchgate Profile
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M.Tech. (Research) Students

Dinesh Singh

M.Tech. (Research) Student (Degree Awarded)
E-mail: dinesh.er23@gmail.com
Education: B.Tech. (Mechanical Engineering) Integral University, Lucknow
Research@IISc: Creep behavior (in bending) of a ferritic steel used in steam turbine blades
Currently at: --
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Ajay Rijal

M.Tech. (Research) Student (Degree Awarded)
E-mail: ajayrijal@iisc.ac.in
Education: B.Tech. (Mechanical Engineering) Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bengaluru
Research @ IISc: Fatigue behavior of UFG Cu
Currently at: PhD student: Coutelle Program at Coventry University, UK and Deakin University, Australia
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Raj Jung Mahat

M.Tech. (Research) Student (Thesis Defended)
E-mail: rajmahat@iisc.ac.in
Education: B.Tech. (Mechanical Engineering) Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bengaluru
Research @ IISc: Modelling of indentation creep
Currently at: PhD student: Georgia Tech (USA)
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Master of Engineering Students

Tarang Mungole

ME Student
E-mail: tarang.mungole@gmail.com
Education: B.Tech (Materials Engineering), IIT, Kanpur , M.E. (Materials Engineering), IISc, Bangalore
Research @ IISc: Application of high pressure torsion (HPT), a severe plastic deformation (SPD) process, for achieving "high ductility-high strength" in cast Al-7%Si alloy
Currently at: Materials Scientist at Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) (Finished PhD from Washington State University)
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Binay Kumar Deb Barman

ME Student
E-mail: binay.besu08@gmail.com
Education: B.Tech (Materials Engineering), Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur M.E. (Materials Engineering), IISc, Bangalore
Research @ IISc: Study of strain rate controlled mechanical behavior of Cu-Bi alloys at various temperatures, including above melting point of Bi
Currently at: Indian Oil Corporation Limited
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Soudip Basu

ME Student
E-mail: soudipbasu.1992@gmail.com
Education: B.Tech (Metallurgy and Materials Engineering), Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur , M.E. (Materials Engineering), IISc, Bangalore
Research @ IISc: Synthesis, mechanical behavior and electro-thermal actuation in rGO foams
Currently at: PhD student at IIT-Bombay, Mumbai
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Abhilash Agnihotri

ME Student (Jointly with Dr. R. Ravi)
E-mail: abhilasha@iisc.ac.in
Education: B.E. (Metallurgical and Materials Engineering) NIT, Surathkal
Research @ IISc: Effect of electric current on whiskering in Sn
Currently at: United Technologies (UTC), Bangalore
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Shubham Jain

ME Student
E-mail: jain@iisc.ac.in
Education: B.E. (Materials and Metallurgical Engineering) NIT, Durgapur
Research @ IISc: Effect of magnetic field and electric current on fracture of metallic foils
Currently at: Applied Materials, Bangalore
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Aditya Kumar

ME Student
E-mail: adityakumar1@iisc.ac.in
Education: B.E. (Metallurgical Engineering) BIT, Sindari
Research @ IISc: Creep and failure of steels and superalloys in bending
Currently at: Applied Materials, Bangalore (on Lien)
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Hemanta Kumar Meher

ME Student
E-mail: hemantameher@iisc.ac.in
Education: B.E. (Metallurgical Engineering) Veer Surendra Sai University Of Technology, Burla
Research @ IISc: Effect of substrate composition on whiskering
Currently at: Engineer, SAIL (Visakhapatnam)
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Saurabh Kumar

ME Student
E-mail: saurabhkuma2@IISc.ac.in
Education: B.E. (Metallurgical Engineering) National Institute of Technology, Raipur
Research@IISc: Creep of AM A205 alloy
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B.Sc. (Research) Students

Vikas Jangid

BSc (Research) Student
E-mail: vikasjangid1994@gmail.com
Education: B.Sc. (Research) Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Research @IISc: Creep mechanism of Pb-free, Sn-Ag-Cu (SAC) solders at high temperatures
Currently at: PhD student at Bordeaux University, France
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Yash Sharma

BSc (Research) Student
E-mail: yash2@IISc.ac.in
Education: B.Sc. (Research) Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Research @IISc: Creep and stress relaxation in thin films
Currently at:
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