Dr. Animesh MandalAssociate Professor, HoS
School of Minerals, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

Research Interests

Aluminium alloys; Magnesium alloys; Recycling of aluminium alloys; Metal Matrix Composites; Semisolid processing of metals; Tribology of metals

Contact Details

  • Room No. 301 | School of Infrastructure
  • (+91)-674-713-6906
  • animesh@iitbbs.ac.in

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Education

 Degree Discipline Year School
 Ph.D. Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 2007 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
 

Biosketch

 

Teaching

LECTURE (UG and PG) Introduction to Material Science and Engineering | Materials Engineering | Composite Material | Solidification Processing | Metal Casting Technology | Recent advances in Composite Materials | Material Processing | Sustainable processes and materials | Light metals and alloys LABORATORY (UG and PG) Casting, Welding and Forming | Machine Tool and Machining | Introduction to Materials | Materials Processing

 

Recent Publications (International Journals)

1Shristy Jha, A. Mandal, Prakash Srirangam, Optimization of Casting Process Parameters for Synthesis of Al-Nb-B Master Alloy, The Journal of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) (10.1007/s11837-018-3125-4)
2Shristy Jha, Sree Lakshmi Aditya G., A. Mandal, B.K. Dhindaw, Microstructural changes in hypoeutectic Al-Si alloys by low shear and vibration induced melt conditioning setup, Transaction of the Indian Institute of Metals, 71 (11), 2783–2787
3S. Sahoo, B. B. Jha, T.S. Mahata, J. Sharma, T. S. R. Ch. Murthy, A. Mandal, Impression creep behaviour of TiB2 particles reinforced steel matrix composites, Materials Science and Technology, 34 (2018) 1965-1975
4S. Sahoo, B. B. Jha, T. Sahoo, A. Mandal, Influence of Reinforcement and Processing on Steel-Based Composites: Microstructure and Mechanical Response, Materials and Manufacturing Processes 33(5) (2017) 564-571
5Sibani Mishra, Anil Chaubey, Animesh Mandal, Effect of heat treatment on microstructure of Mg-4Al-Nd alloys, MDPI (Technologies) 5 (23) (2017) 1-8
6James Mathew, A. Mandal, S. Deepak Kumar, S. Bajpai, M. Chakraborty, Prakash Srirangam, Effect of semi-solid forging on microstructure and mechanical properties of in-situ Al-Cu-TiB2 composites, Journal of Alloys and Compound 712 (2017) 460-467
7A. Kumar, K. Jayasankar, S. Pradhan, A. Mandal, Structural Investigations of Nanocrystalline Cu-Cr-Mo Alloy Prepared by High Energy Ball milling, Development of Cu-20 wt.% Mo alloy for high power microwave devices, Journal of Electronic Materials 46 (2017) 1339-1347
8S. Deepak Kumar, Pandu R. Vundavilli, A. Mandal, S. Mantry, M. Chakraborty, Erosion response of Thixoformed A356-5TiB2 in-situ composite using Taguchi’s Experimental Design, Tribology Transactions 60 (2017) 39-46
9James Mathew, A. Mandal, Jason Warnet, Mark Williams, M. Chakraborty, Prakash Srirangam, X-ray tomography studies on porosity and particle distribution in cast in-situ Al-Cu-TiB2 semi-solid forged composites, Materials Characterization 118 (2016) 57-64
10A. Kumar, K. Jayasankar, M. Debata, A. Mandal, Mechanical alloying and properties of immiscible Cu-20 wt.% Mo alloy, Journal of Alloys and Compound 647 (2015) 1040-1047
11S. Deepak Kumar, A. Mandal, M. Chakraborty, On the age hardening behavior of thixoformed A356-5TiB2 in-situ composite, Materials Science and Engineering A 636 (2015) 254-262
12S. Mantry, B. B. Jha, A. Mandal, D. K. Mishra, B. K. Mishra, M. Chakraborty, Influence of In-Flight Particle State Diagnostics on Properties of Plasma Sprayed YSZ-CeO2 Nano-composite Coatings, International Journal of Smart and Nano Materials, 5(3) (2014) 207-216
13S. Mantry, B. B. Jha, A. Mandal, M. Chakraborty, B. K. Mishra, Abrasive Wear Analysis of Plasma Sprayed LaCeYSZ Nanocomposite Coatings using Experimental Design and ANN, (2014) Tribology Transactions, 57(5) (2014) 919-927
14S. Mantry, A. Mandal, D. K. Mishra, B. B. Jha, B. K. Mishra, M. Chakraborty, Microstructure and Thermal Characterization of Plasma Sprayed Nanostructured La2Ce2O7 Doped YSZ Coatings, Journal of Thermal Spray Technology, 23(7) (2014) 1073-1080
15A. Mandal, N. Chippa, K. Jayasankar and P.S. Mukherjee, Effect of high magnesium content on microstructure of Al-7Si alloy, Materials Letters 117 (2014) 168-170
16S. Mantry, S. Mohapatra, S. Mohapatra, S.K.Singh, A. Mandal and A. Satapathy, Erosion behaviour of Glass-epoxy composites filled with SiC from bamboo leaf, International Polymer Processing 26 (2011) 164-172
 

Academic Honors & Awards

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Research Scholar

1. Mihira Acharya (2014 – present) | Alternative refiners for hypereutectic Al-Si alloys2. Silani Sahoo (2014 – present) | Steel based composites reinforced with titanium diboride3. Manas Kumar Sahoo (2015 – present) – Low cost carbon foams4. Rahul Gope (2016 – present) | Aluminium alloys for elevated temperature applications
 

Professional experience

Nov 2018 – present

Associate Professor, School of Minerals, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Feb 2012 – Nov 2018

 

Assistant Professor, School of Minerals, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Aug 2014 – Aug 2016

Head of School, School of Minerals, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Jul 2010 – Feb 2012

Visiting Faculty, School of Mechanical Sciences

Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Sep 2009 – Jun 2010

Scientist (Fellow), Department of Advanced Materials Technology

CSIR-Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Apr 2007 – Jun 2009

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Metal Processing Institute

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts, USA

Sponsored projects and Consultancy projects

A.   Current Projects

 

§ Aluminium-Cerium based alloys for high temperature applications | Mar 2019 - Mar 2021

Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration, SPARC

PI - Dr. Animesh Mandal and Prof. Hari-Babu Nadendla (BCAST, UK),  Co-PI – Prof. B.K. Dhindaw, Dr. P. S. De and Dr. Brian McKay (BCAST, UK)

 

§ Additive Manufacturing of Aluminium based alloys and composites | July 2019 – June 2020

National Project Implementation Unit, MHRD, Collaborative Research Scheme (TEQIP – III)

PI - Dr. SVSK Deepak Kumar (Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra Ranchi), Co-PI – Dr. Animesh Mandal, Dr. Sanjay Kr Jha and Joyjeet Ghose (BIT Mesra), Ajit Behera (NIT Rourkela), Dr. Sagar HanumantNikam (Ulster University, UK)

 

§ Mechanical behaviour of additively manufactured hierarchical micro-architected metamaterials and composites for structural and functional applications | Mar 2019 – Mar 2022

Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Technology

PI – Dr. Kodanda Ram Mangipudi, Co-PI – Dr. Animesh Mandal

 

§ Improving damping capacity of cast Nickel Aluminium Bronze (NAB) alloys | May 2018 – May 2020

Naval Research Board, DRDO

PI – Dr. P. S. De, Co-PI - Dr. Animesh Mandal, Dr. S. Dhandole

 

§ Development of stand-alone, cost-effective conversion coatings for Magnesium alloys | Dec 2017 – Dec 2020

Uchchattar Aviskar Yojana, MHRD

PI – Dr. K.K. Sahu, Co-PI – Dr. Animesh Mandal, Prof. B.K. Dhindaw

 

§ Recycling of cast aluminium alloy scraps to produce alloys with comparable microstructure and properties as that of primary alloys | Dec 2016 – Nov 2019

Uchchattar Aviskar Yojana, MHRD

PI – Dr. Animesh Mandal, Co-PI – Prof. B.K. Dhindaw

 

B.    Completed Projects

 

§  Optimization of HIP process conditions for 9Cr and 18Cr ODS steel powder | Sep 2014 - Aug 2017

UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Kalpakkam

PI – Dr. Animesh Mandal, Co-PI – Dr. Arup Dasgupta (IGCAR - Kalpakkam), Collaborators - CSIR-IMMT Bhubaneswar

 

§  Novel hypereutectic Al-Si-Mg alloys for automotive application | Jan 2013 - Jan 2016

Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi

PI – Dr. Animesh Mandal

 

§  Re-engineering of walker type reaper-binder | Aug 2013 - Sep 2015

Department of Agriculture and Food Processing, Odisha

PI - Dr. A.K. Pradhan and Dr. M.K. Pandit, Co-PI – Dr. Animesh Mandal

 

§  Design Modification of a Maize Sheller | 2012-2013

Department of Agriculture and Food Processing, Odisha

PI - Dr. A.K. Pradhan and Dr. M.K. Pandit, Co-PI – Dr. Animesh Mandal

 

§  UKIERI Thematic Partnership in Low Carbon Materials Technologies, Innovation and Application | Apr 2012 - Mar 2015

UK India Education Research Initiative (UKIERI)

Member – Dr. Animesh Mandal, Collaborators - IIT Kharagpur, IIT Guwahati and  University of Warwick, UK

 

§  Semisolid Processing of Aluminium based alloys/composites by Cooling Slope Technique | 2011-13

Sponsored Research and Industrial Consultancy, Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar

PI – Dr. Animesh Mandal

 

Patents

·   A high throughput industrially scalable process for production of porous silicon powder from metallurgical grade Metal-Silicon alloys

Name of inventors: Mr. Anil D. Pathak, Dr. Kisor K. Sahu, Dr. Soobhankar Pati, Dr. Animesh Mandal

Patent application no. 201631017873, Date of filling – 24.05.2016

 

·   A vibrating inclined slope set-up for melt conditioning of alloys

Name of inventors: Dr. Brij Kumar Dhindaw, Mr. Nitin Gupta, Dr. Animesh Mandal

Patent application no 201831030977, Date of filling – 18.08.2018

Student Advisees

 § PhD

1.  S.V.S.K. Deepak Kumar (2016) | Microstructure-property correlation in thixoformed A356-5wt%TiB2 in-situ composite

2.  Mihira Acharya (2014 – present) | Alternative refiners for hypereutectic Al-Si alloys

3.  Silani Sahoo (2014 – present) | Steel based composites reinforced with titanium diboride

4.  Manas Kumar Sahoo (2015 – present) – Low cost carbon foams

5.  Rahul Gope (2016 – present) | Aluminium alloys for elevated temperature applications 

 

§ MTech

1.    Mihira Acharya (2014) | Effect of inoculants on low shear behaviour of aluminium alloys

2.    Avanish Kumar (2015) | Synthesis of Copper based heat sink material by Powder Metallurgy (Co-supervisor – Dr. K. Jayasankar, CSIR-IMMT)

3.    Sibani Mishra (2015) | Microstructure-property correlations in Magnesium-Aluminium-Neodymium alloys (Co-supervisor – Dr. A.K. Chaubey, CSIR-IMMT)

4.    James Mathew (2016) | Studies on semisolid processed in-situ Al-4.5Cu-5TiB2 composite (Co-supervisor: Dr. P. Srirangam, WMG, University of Warwick, UK)

5.    Shristy Jha (2017) | Development of Al-Nb-B based refiners for hypereutectic Al-Si alloys (Co-supervisor: Dr. P. Srirangam, WMG, University of Warwick, UK)

6.    Susanta Kumar Nayak (2018) | Grain Refinement of Al-Si Alloys Using Al-5Nb-2B Master Alloy (Co-supervisor: Dr. P. Srirangam, WMG, University of Warwick, UK)

7.    Biswarupa Samantaray (2018) | Remelting studies of hypereutectic Al-Si alloys

8.    G. Sree Lakshmi Aditya (2019) | Sustainable processing of Al based alloys for automotive applications with special reference to Vertical Twin roll Casting (Co-supervisor: Prof. B. K. Dhindaw)

9.    Dheeraj Kumar Saini (2020)| Aluminium-Cerium based alloys for elevated temperature applications

10.  Swati Singh (2020) | Vertical Twin roll casting and slope casting of aluminium alloys (Co-supervisor: Prof. B. K. Dhindaw)

 

§ BTech |Final Year Project

1.  Likhit Kumar (2018) | Predicting the mechanical properties of Al-SiC composites using FEM

2.  Pranjal Bangani (2019) | High temperature aluminium alloys

3.  Sampurna Borah (2020) | Development of wear resistant aluminium alloys

4. Chinmay Amit Gupta (2020) | Ageing studies of commercial aluminium alloys

Professional activities

§  Member | Board of Studies of Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, IGIT Sarang, Dec 2017-2020

§  Treasurer| Workshop by Electron Microscope Society of India (EMSI), July 18-20, 2018, Mayfair, Bhubaneswar

§  Executive Council member and Treasurer | Electron Microscope Society of India (EMSI), 2017-2020

§  Convener | One Day Workshop on “Rare Earths Technology Development (RETD-2016)”, September 04, 2016, IIT Bhubaneswar

§ Co-coordinator | Ishān Vikās program (initiative of MHRD, Government of India), December 7-18, 2015, IIT Bhubaneswar

§ Guest Editor | Fifth National Conference on Processing and Characterization of Materials (NCPCM – 2015), December 12-13, 2015, NIT Rourkela, India

§ Co-convener | Conference on Advances in Light Metal and its Composites (CALM2014) organized by SRM University Chennai, December 6-7, 2014,Chennai, India

§ Co-convener | International Conference on Solidification Science and Processing (ICSSP5) organized by IIT Bhubaneswar, November 19-22, 2012, Bhubaneswar, India

§ Guest Editor | The Transactions of Indian Institute of Metals, Springerlink for the special issue on Proceeding of International Conference on Solidification Science and Processing (ICSSP5) organized by IIT Bhubaneswar, November 19-22, 2012, Bhubaneswar, India

Membership

§  Life Member, The Indian Institute of Metals

§  Life Member, Indian Society of Technical Education

§  Life Member, Aluminium Association of India

§  Life Member, Electron Microscope Society of India

Alumni

PhD
1. S.V.S.K. Deepak Kumar | Faculty member at BITS Mesra, India

 

MTech
1. Mihira Acharya | PhD at IIT Bhubaneswar, India
2. Avanish Kumar | PhD at IIT Bombay, Powai, India

3. James Mathew | PhD at Warwick Manufacturing Group, University of Warwick, UK

4. Shristy Jha | PhD at University of North Texas, USA
5. Susanta Kumar Nayak | PhD at IIT Kanpur, India
6. Biswarupa Samantaray | PhD at IIT Kanpur, India
7. G. Sreelakshmi Aditya | PhD at IIT Bombay India
 
BTech
1. Likhit Kumar | IIM Indore, India
2. Pranjal Bangani | IIM Lucknow, India

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