Minerals & Metallic Materials : Rajan T.P.D » Personal

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Academic Qualification

  • Ph.D. (Engg.), CSIR – National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology CSIR, Trivandrum, (University of Kerala), 2002, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering.
  • M.Tech., National Institute of Technology (formerly KREC), Surathkal, 1996, Metallurgical Engineering

Area of Expertise
Composite Materials, Functionally Graded Materials, Nanomaterials, Light alloys, Surface Engineering, Centrifugal Casting and Advanced Materials Processing.
Research Experience

CSIR – National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology,
(Formerly Regional Research Laboratory) (CSIR), Trivandrum

  • Senior Research Fellow – (Sept. 1996 – Mar. 2000)
  • Research Associate – (Apr. 2000 – Jan 2003 )
  • Principal Investigator – (Jan. 2003 – April 2005)
  • Scientist – (since April 2005 – April 2009)
  • Senior Scientist (April 2009 – to-date)

Patents & Publications

  • Technical Papers – 86 Nos.
  • Patents – 2 Nos.
  • Book Chapter – 1
  • Conference Presentations and Invited lectures – 68 Nos.

Significant Contributions

  • Design and Development of aluminium alloy composites, functionally graded materials and their engineering components for aerospace, automotive and defence sectors.
  • Wear and corrosion resistance coatings for metallic substrates.
  • Development of a method for processing Functionally Graded Hybrid Metal Matrix Composites (patented IP 0903DEL2006).
  • A process for synthesizing MgAl2O4 reinforced Al metal Matrix Composites (MMCs) using solid silica sources (patented IP 0767DEL2006)
  • Design and fabrication of dual centrifugal casting machine for processing functionally graded materials.