Primary research interests are in structure-property relations of materials, and microstructure optimization through thermo-mechanical processing.
Materials that have been investigated include Ni-base superalloys, metallic composites, high strength nano-structured Al-alloys, fiber and CNT based polymeric composites, Ti-alloys, contact and adhesion at rough surfaces, and most recently shape memory alloys and magneto-caloric intermetallic alloys.
In recent years, the research has focused more heavily on XRD and neutron diffraction characterization methods for quantitative phase analysis, and also to understand internal stress and texture evolution in multiphase materials following thermomechanical processing. The research is complemented with analytical/FEM analysis to predict deformation response and also to optimize processing parameters.
Ph.D. in Materials Science, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627, 1980
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 1975
B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, 1972