School of Minerals, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering


Major Research Areas

  • Metal Matrix composites
  • Solid Oxide fuel cell
  • Hydrogen storage materials
  • Modelling & Simulation of materials
  • Friction Stir welding
  • Extraction of rare earth metals
  • Mechanical Behaviour of nanomaterials
  • Oxide foam synthesis
  • Electronic materials
  • Minerals Processing


  • Study of piezoelectric nanomaterial reinforced polymer nanocomposite films for applications in MEMS, DST – SERB, Dr. K. Das (PI)
  • Designing of Novel Multiferroic Transition Metal Oxides for Memory and Energy Applications, DST – SERB, Dr. A. Roy (PI)
  • Optimization of HIP process conditions for 9Cr and 18Cr ODS steel powder, UGC-DAE Consortium of Scientific Research, Kalpakkam, Dr. A. Mandal (PI)
  • Novel hypereutectic Al-Si-Mg alloys for automotive application, DST, Dr. A. Mandal (PI)
  • Innovation and Incubation Center, Planning and Coordination Dept, Govt of Odisha, Dr. S. Pati (Co-PI)
  • Green Production of Hydrogen Storage Materials from Natural Grade Ilmenite, DST, Dr. S. Pati (PI)
  • Center for Energy Materials, MHRD, Dr. S. Pati (Co-PI)

Journal Publications

  • Kinetic instability, symmetry breaking and role of geometric constraints on the upper bounds of disorder in two dimensional packings, Raj Kishore, Shreeja Das, Zohar Nussinov, Kisor K. Sahu,  Scientific Reports, 2016, 6, Article number: 26968 
  • Effect of isovalent non-magnetic Fe-site doping on the electronic structure and spontaneous polarization of BiFeO3, P Singh, A Roy, A Garg, R Prasad, Journal of Applied Physics, 2015, 117, 184104.
  • Prediction of Compressive Strength of Biodegradable MgZn/HA Composite via Response Surface Methodology and Its Biodegradation, Loy Liang Soon, HussainZuhailawati, Ismail Suhaina, Brij Kumar Dhindaw, Acta Metall. Sin. (Engl. Lett.) , doi: 10.1007/s40195-016-0410-5, published on line 7 April 2016.
  • Dry wear behavior of cooling-slope-cast hypoeutectic aluminum alloy, Nguyen Van Thuonga, HussainZuhailawati, Abu SemanAnasyida, Tran DucHuyb, Brij Kumar Dhindaw, Int. J. Mater. Res. (formerly Z. Metallkd.), 2016, 107E, 1-8.
  • Mechanical Properties of Friction Stir Processed 1100 Aluminum Reinforced with Rice Husk Ash Silica at Different Rotational Speeds, Hussain Zuhailawati, Mohd Noor Halmy, Indra Putra Almanar, Anasyida Abu Seman and Brij Kumar Dhindaw, Int J Metall Mater Eng, 2016, 2: 120
  • Solvent extraction of plutonium(IV) in monoamide - Ammonium ionic liquid mixture, A. Rout, K. Chatterjee, K.A. Venkatesan, K.K. Sahu, M.P. Antony, P. R. Vasudeva Rao, Separation and Purification Technology, 2016, 159, 43-49.
  • Erosion response of Thixoformed A356-5TiB2 in-situ composite using Taguchis Experimental Design, S. Deepak Kumar, Pandu R. Vundavilli, A. Mandal, S. Mantry, M. Chakraborty, Tribology Transactions, 2016, (doi: 10.1080/10402004.2016.1145775).
  • Effect of Strontium and Misch metal on Al-14Si-3Mg alloy, A. Mandal, Mihira Acharya, Transaction of the Indian Institute of Metals, 2015, 68, 1181-1185.
  • Coarsening kinetics of semi-solid A356-5wt%TiB2 in-situ composite, S. Deepak Kumar, Mihira Acharya, A. Mandal, M. Chakraborty, Transaction of the Indian Institute of Metals, 2015, 68, 1075-1080.
  • Effect of cooling slope angle on microstructure of Al-7Si alloy, Mihira Acharya, S. Deepak Kumar, A. Mandal, Transaction of the Indian Institute of Metals, 2015, 68, 1095-1099.
  • Mechanical alloying and properties of immiscible Cu-20 wt.% Mo alloy, A. Kumar, K. Jayasankar, M. Debata, A. Mandal, Journal of Alloys and Compound, 2015, 647, 1040-1047.
  • On the age hardening behavior of thixoformed A356-5TiB2 in-situ composite, S. Deepak Kumar, A. Mandal, M. Chakraborty, Materials Science and Engineering A, 2015, 636, 254-262
  • Effect of Thixoforming on the microstructure and tensile properties of A356 alloy and A356-5TiB2 in-situ Composite, S. Deepak Kumar, A. Mandal, M. Chakraborty, Transaction of the Indian Institute of Metals, 2015, 68, 123-130.
  • Low cost porous alumina with tailored gas permeability and mechanical properties prepared using rice husk and sucrose for filter applications, Ajay Kumar, K. Mohanta, D. Kumar and Om Parkash, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2015, 213, 48-58.

Book and book chapter

  • Thermochemical Hydrogen Generation, R Singh and D Saran, CRC Press, 2016
  • Inference of hidden structures in complex physical systems by multi-scale clustering, Zohar Nussinov, Peter Ronhovde, Dandan Hu, S Chakrabarty, Bo Sun, Nicholas A Mauro, Kisor K Sahu, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, 2016
  • Friction Stir Welding and Processing, Rajiv Sharan Mishra, Partha Sarathi De, Nilesh Kumar, Publisher - Springer, 2014
  • Energy Technology 2014: Carbon Dioxide Management and Other Technologies, Soobhankar Pati, Jaroslaw Drelich, Animesh Jha, Neale R. Neelameggham, Leon Prentice, Cong Wang, Wiley Publishers, 2014


  • Conductor of high electrical current at high temperature in oxygen and liquid metal environment, S. Pati, US patent no. 9234288, Patent granted in 2016
  • Liquid anodes and fuels for production of metals from their oxides by molten salt electrolysis with a solid electrolyte, S. Pati, US patent no. 9206516, Patent granted in 2015
  • Apparatus and method for condensing metal vapor, S. Pati, US patent no. 8926727, Patent granted in 2015
  • Mixed metal oxides based fixed-bed reactor concept for hybrid thermochemical fuel production, R. Singh, A. Anand, K.K. Sahu, S.Pati, India, Patent application No. 1343/KOL/2014, Year of application 2015
  • A Process for Sintering of Aluminium Powder Compacts in Ambient Atmospheric Air Furnace And Products Obtained Thereof, A. Pattanayak, K. Muthumaniyan, K. Mohanta, Indian patent application no. 201631002550, Year of application 2016
  • Porous silicon from metal-silicon alloy and process for its manufacture, Anil D. Pathak , K.K. Sahu, A. Mandal, S. Pati, Indian patent application no. 201631017873, Year of application 2016