Advanced Materials and Surface Engineering | Department of Mechanical Engineering

Advanced Materials and Surface Engineering

Degradation of bulk materials and surfaces significantly influence the durability and reliability of the machine components. Different strategies are devised to combat the degradation process and improve the efficiency and service life of systems. Among those, major emphasis is on use of advanced materials and novel surface engineering practices. We use various manufacturing techniques and different advanced materials for improving the degradation resistance of bioimplants, marine structures and other fluid machines.
  • Development of Advanced Materials and Surface Engineering

Laboratory: 
Surface Science and Tribology Lab
Advanced Manufacturing Lab
Nanomaterials Synthesis/Characterization Labs

Focused Areas: 

  • Use of advanced materials is synergy with various manufacturing techniques for developing robust and biocompatible biomaterials
  • Development of coatings for mitigating erosion-corrosion in fluid machines
  • Development of Durable Self-cleaning surfaces
  • Welding-based Additive Manufacturing
  • Multifunctional Polymer-magnetic Nanoparticultes for Biomedical/Nanomedicine Applications
  • Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles (SPIONs) based Ferrofluid for Magnetic Fluid Hyperthermia and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Applications

Projects

Faculty

Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor

Students

Abhishek Babu
Junior Research Fellow (JRF)
Class of 2017
Gopinath Perumal
Junior Research Fellow (JRF)
Class of 2016
Rakesh B Nair
Research Scholar
Class of 2016