Bulk ultrafine and nanostructured materials produced by severe plastic deformation processes and structure-property relationship in such materials, Crystallographic texture, Electron microscopy, Recrystallization behavior of metallic materials, Mechanical behavior of materials, Development of Light metals (e.g. Al, Mg, Ti) alloys for novel applications.
Emerging alloys (Biomaterials, Solar Photovoltaics, Thermoelectric Materials) design through combinatorial approach; Materials processing (Friction Stir Welding/Processing, Accumulative Roll Bonding) and testing; Improvement of properties of various Titanium alloys through thermomechanical processing and phase transformation-microstructure characterization studies.
Powder metallurgy & sintering mechanisms, Nanostructures and nano-particles, High temperature materials, Metallic materials & intermetallics, Advanced ceramics & composites, MAX-Phases ternary compounds, Mechanical properties, plastic deformation, Biomaterials and porous implants, Surface modifications and strengthening, Modelling & simulation of materials processes.
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Areas of Interest :
Multiferroic oxide thin films for fundamental science and functional device applications. High-k dielectric thin films for CMOS technology and memory device applications.Surfaces and Interfaces of oxide hetero structures on silicon and single crystalline oxide substrates.Influence of process conditions, strain engineering and interface engineering on domains and domain dynamics of multiferroic thin films utilizing scanning probe microscope.
Nanoparticle synthesis and self-assembly, sol-gel processes, templating techniques, novel nanostructured materials for advanced applications including catalysis, solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC), ferroelectric materials, bone replacement materials and drug delivery systems.
Bacterial cellulose and other natural materials- understanding structure, mechanism and applications, high performance green composites,liquid crystals and self-assembly of rod-like entities, fibre spinning, strategies for developing anti-fouling and anti-microbial materials, materials for tissue scaffolding.