Transactions of The Indian Institute of Metals

PROFILES OF EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERS


CHIEF EDITOR

Dr. K. Bhanu Sankara Rao FASM, FNAE, FIIM, FASc, is currently serving as Head, Mechanical Metallurgy Division at Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam. He has received B.E degree (Metallurgy) from Visvesvaraya Regional College of Engineering, Nagpur, M.Tech (Physical Metallurgy) from IIT, Bombay and Ph.D (Metallurgical Engineering) from University of Madras. His current research interests are Mechanical Metallurgy, Physical Metallurgy, Welding Science and Technology and Powder Metallurgy. He has published 250 research papers. He has been serving as an Editor of International Materials Reviews, International Review Board Member of Metallurgical and Materials Transactions and Materials Engineering and Performance since 1995. He is a member of Technical Books Committee of ASM International. He has been the recipient of Best Metallurgist Award from Ministry of Steel (1995), MRSI Medal (1997), NASA Appreciation  (1994), Binani Gold Medal of IIM (1990), SAIL Gold Medal (Certificate of Merit) of IIM (2000), I.T. Mirchandani (1990), H.D. Govindaraj (1990), Nucor (1996), and D&H Schechron (1994) Awards of the Indian Institute of Welding. He has served as National Research Council Fellow of USA at NASA Lewis Research Centre, Cleveland and as a Guest Scientist at Nuclear Research Centre, Juelich, Germany and University of Siegen, Germany.

EDITORS:

Prof. (Dr.) Vibhuti Narain Misra is the Director of Regional Research Laboratory (RRL), a National Laboratory of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research at Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India. He has obtained B.E (Metallurgy) from Banaras Hindu University, M.E from University of Nagpur and Ph.D from the University of Melbourne in Australia. Prof. Misra has over 35 years of experience in Teaching, Research, Consultancy and R&D Management. He was the recipient of many National and International Awards which include "Certificate of Merit" from the Institution of Engineers (India) in 1970 and 1978, "Asia Fellowship" from the Australian Federal Government in 1995, Australian Fellowship in 1997 and Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi (India) in 1998. He is the Co-Author of two books entitled "Iron and Steel making" and "Energy in Mineral and Metallurgical Industries". He has over 170 Research publications, Co-edited 16 Proceedings of National/International Conferences. Prof. Misra was instrumental in the transfer of many laboratory technologies to industrial production plants in Australia; these include Full Scale Plant of Iron Ore Processing; Design, Fabrication & Commissioning of Gold and Tin Processing Plant; Pilot Scale Operation Plants for Nickel and Cobalt Extraction.

Dr. Pradip, FNAE, FIMMM currently the Group Leader, Materials and Minerals Processing Technology Group at Tata Research Development & Design Centre (TRDDC), Pune, received his B.Tech in Metallurgical Engineering from IIT, Kanpur and M.S. & Ph.D. in Materials Science and Mineral Engineering from University of California at Berkeley (U.S.A) His main areas of research include particle science & technology, mineral processing, design and development of performance chemicals, applied surface and colloid chemistry, mathematical modeling & simulation of particulate processing systems, advanced ceramics, waste recycling and cement chemistry. He has been the recipient of Young Associate Award of Indian Academy of Sciences (1988), National Metallurgist Day Award of Indian Institute of Metals (1990), Materials Research Society of India Medal (1992), Indian Institute of Mineral Engineers Mineral Beneficiation Award (2000), Hindustan Zinc Gold Medal of IIM (2000) and The G.C. Kuczynski Prize of The International Institute for the Science of Sintering (2002), He has more than hundred research publications and six patents to his credit. He is member of the editorial board of International Journal of Mineral Processing and Bulletin of Materials Science.

Prof. S.N. Ojha FIIM is currently serving as Head, Department of Metallurgical Engineering, Institute of Technology at BHU Varanasi. He has obtained B.Sc. Engg. (Metallurgy) from Ranchi University, M.Tech and Ph.D (Metallurgical Engineering) from BHU. His current research interests are Rapid Solidification Processing, under cooling of Metallic Melts, Directional Solidification and Spray Deposition Processing. He has published more than 100 research papers. He has been the recipient of National Metallurgists Day Award of the Ministry of steel and Mines (1997), MRSI Medal (2000), Best Paper Award, Bulletin of Materials Science (2002) and distinguished Alumni award of BIT Sindri (2002). He has served as visiting scientist at Ferrous Metallurgy Research Institute, Moscow, University of Sheffield (U.K), Cleveland State University (U.S.A) and Tamagawa University (Tokyo).

Dr. R. K. Dayal, Head, Aqueous Corrosion & Surface Studies Section, IGCAR, Kalpakkam, has received B.E (Metallurgy) from Roorkee University and PhD (Engg) from IISc, Bangalore. His current research interests are in Corrosion Science and Technology; Hydrogen Embrittlement, Surface Modification for Corrosion Protection. He has published 140 research papers. He has been the recipient of Best Metallurgist Award from Ministry of Steel and Mines, Govt. of India (1996), Mascot National Award of Electro-chemical Society of India (1994), Corrosion Excellence Award of National Association of Corrosion Engineers, India section (1998). He has also been the recipient of ALEXANDER-VON-HUMBOLDT FELLOWSHIP from Germany during 1985-87 and 1998-99.

Prof. Dipak Majumdar FNAE has obtained B.Sc. Metallurgical Engg. from RIT, Jamshedpur, M.Tech (Metallurgical Engg.) from IIT, Kanpur and Ph.D. (Hons.) from McGill University, Montreal, Canada in Process Metallurgy. He has been the recipient of Kamani Gold Medal of IIM (1989), SAIL Gold Medal of IIM (2001) and Metallurgist of the Year Award, Govt.of India (2000). He has also been the recipient of Scientific Exchange Award of Canada in 1992. His research interests include Mathematical Modeling, Iron and steel Making. He is currently serving as Professor in the department of Materials and Metallurgical engineering at IIT Kanpur.

Prof. B.S. Murty is currently serving as Professor at Department of Metallurgical and Materials engineering, IIT Kharagpur. He has obtained B.E from Visvesvaraya Regional College of Engineering, Nagpur, M.S. and Ph.D from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He has served as STA Fellow at National Research Institute for Metals, Japan. His current research interests are Thermodynamics and kinetics of phase transformations, mechanical alloying and rapid solidification processing, Nanocrystalline Materials, Grain Refinement and Transmission electron Microscopy. He has published 80 research papers. He has been the recipient of Young Engineer Award of INAE (1997), INSA Young Scientist Award (1995), Young Metallurgist Award of Ministry of Steel and Mines (1994), Indian Science Congress Young Scientist award (1992) and Carrier Award for Young Teachers from All India Council of Technical education (1997-2000).

Dr. G.K. Dey is a Senior Scientific Officer (SO/H) in Materials Science Division of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai. He has received B.Tech and Ph.D degrees in Metallurgical Engineering from BHU Varanasi. His current research interests are Phase transformations in Zirconium and Nickel-base Superalloys; Rapidly solidified crystalline and quasi-crystalline alloys, electron microscopy, defect characterization and high-resolution microscopy. He has published 140 research papers. He has been the recipient of Young Scientist award of INSA, Young Metallurgist Award of Ministry of steel and Mines (1989) and MRSI Medal (2001).

ASSOCIATE EDITORS:

Dr. N. Eswara Prasad has been working as scientific officer at the Defense Metallurgical Research Laboratory (DMRL), Hyderabad, India since 1985. He has obtained B. Tech. (in 1985) and Doctorate (in 1993) in Metallurgical Engineering from the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. His current research interests are in the area of Mechanical Metallurgy and Fatigue & Fracture Behaviour of Structural Materials with special emphasis on the microstructure - mechanical property correlations in structural aluminum alloys & their composites, advanced ceramics & their composites, including the continuous fibre ceramic composites (CFCCs). He has published 50 technical papers. He has been the recipient of Young Scientist Award from the Indian Science Congress Association (in 1991) and Young Metallurgist Award from the Indian Institute of Metals (in 1994). He served as a guest scientist at the Max-Planck-Institut fur Metallforschung, Stuttgart, Germany during 1998 & 1999 as a Humboldt Research Fellow.

Dr. Upadrasta Ramamurty is currently serving as Assistant Professor in Department of Metallurgy, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. He has received B.E (Metallurgy) from Andhra University, M.E. in Metallurgy from I.I.Sc. Bangalore and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, from Brown University (U.S.A). His specialization is Mechanical Behaviour of Advanced Materials. He has served as postgraduate researcher at University of California at Santa Barbara, Postdoctoral research associate at MIT (USA) and as an Assistant Professor at School of Mechanical and Production Engineering, NTU, Singapore. He has published 50 papers in International Journals and conference proceedings.

Dr. (Mrs.) R. Sandhya is currently serving as Scientific Officer in Mechanical Metallurgy Division at Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam. She has obtained B.Sc from university of Madras, M.Sc (Physics) from University of Bombay and doctoral degree from the University of Madras in Physics. She has served as a Guest scientist at MPA Stuttgart, Germany. Her current research interests are low cycle fatigue, creep-fatigue interaction, structure-property correlations, residual life assessment and prediction. She has published 30 research papers.