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     Date Submitted:14-01-2017
     Last Modified:16-01-2017 (05:43)
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     Current job:Materials Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     KeywordsMaterials Engineer- Stuctural composites

    Course: M.S in Functionalized Advanced Materials Engineering (Erasmus Mundus- European joint masters)

    Bachelor of Science (Research) in Materials Science (2015)

    Date of birth: 07/10/1993


    Masters (M.S) M2: Technical University of Darmstadt TU Darmstadt (Germany) 2016-17

    Masters (M.S) M1: Grenoble INP France Grenoble PHELMA (France) 2015-16 13/20

    Bachelors (B.S) Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore Indian Institute of Science (India) 2015 6/8

    Intermediate/+2 Maharashtra Board (HSC) Bytco Science College (India) 2011 90 (science)

    Matriculation Maharashtra Board (SSC) K.N. Kela High School (India) 2009 93


    Key Scholastics Achievements

    Selected for prestigious Erasmus Mundus Masters course (FAME- Functionalised Advanced Materials Engineering)

    Recepient of prestigious INSPIRE fellowship, Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India [2011–2015]

    Secured All India Rank 219 in All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) [2011]

    Secured All India Rank 576 in Indian Institute of Technology Examination (IIT-JEE) [2011]

    Awarded Gold Medal for Best Outgoing Student in class X [2009]

    Secured Distinction in Australian National Carbon fibre Quiz [2015]


    Research Interests

    Thin films: Thin films growth, residual stresses, techniques like Liquid Phase Epitaxy, surface energy calculations etc

    Structural Materials – Materials solution in aerospace industries tailored Composites, Carbon fibre reinforced polymer, Inconel

    718 alloys- fatigue, corrosion, thermal barrier coatings, Non Destructive Test ultrasound to detect cracks

    Thermal Physics – thermal stresses, heat dissipation, material thermodynamics and stabilities by Ellingham diagrams


    Technical skills

    Programming Languages: C, Verilog

    Softwares: Catia V5, Solidworks, Workbench, Nastran, Patran, MATLAB,LATEX Quartus II, M-S Office, Origin 8.5, photoshop

    Materials Techniques: Galvanic coupling tests, LBM, EBM, characterization: SEM, TEM, XRD, UTM machines, fatigue, microstructural image analysis, AFM etc



    AIRBUS SAFRAN LAUNCHERS, Vernon, FRANCE [May 2016–Sept 2016]

    Guide: Mr Raphael Salapete (Project Manager, Materials and Processes Division)

    Topic: Additive Manufacturing of Inconel 718 using Biomimicry concepts and Hot isostatic pressing

    Airbus Safran launchers is a company with a joint venture by aerospace giants like AIRBUS and SAFRAN working in Space Engines Division dedicated to defence sector in Vernon, France.

    Description–The project aimed at using a Biomimicry concept, taking inspiration from nature and using it into a rocket engine part. The design were done on CATIA software, and all the fabrication was done using Selective laser melting (Additive manufacturing). The concept formulation, design, mechanical simulations, fabrication, mechanical behaviour test. Representing Safran and presenting research at International Biomimicry Exposition held in Paris, France.


    GENERAL ELECTRIC (GE), John .F. Welch Technology Centre, Bangalore, INDIA [May 2014–July 2014]

    Guide: Dr. Anand Krishnamurty (Chief Consulting Engineer, Power and Water Division, GE Bangalore)

    Topic: Water Droplet Erosion Resistant Materials for Wet Compression Program of gas turbine engines

    Early Identification Program, EID Scholar– My job was to solve the materials related issues (erosion, corrosion and fatigue) occuring because of wet compression technique used to increase the efficiency of gas turbines. My work on GE proprietary coatings showed 4-5x improved erosion properties and made it a front runner as a potential solution for a US PATENT. This coating is a possible candidate for Patent and is in design review because no such coatings simultaneous provides good results in erosion, corrosion and fatigue.


    Electrical Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, INDIA [May 2012–July 2012]

    Guide: Prof. M. B. Patil

    Topic: Electronic Design using DSP, FPGA, CPLD and microcontroller through simulation and direct access to hardware design

    Developed tutorials to teach Electronic design and Simulation using open source softwares. (CPLD, FPGA)

    Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science Department, IIT Bombay, INDIA [May 2013–July 2013]

    Topic: Fabrication, processing and detection of weak bonds on carbon fibre composites

    CFRP sample preparations with varied bond strength and in depth study for laser properties in order to create detection of weak bonds. Detection of weak bonds by utrasound testings


    Academic Projects

    Research Assistantship (Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany) [Oct 2016– Feb2017]

    Guide: Prof.Rodel and Prof. Oliver Clemens (Materials Engineering Dept, TU Darmstadt, Germany)

    Topic: Ceramic Polymer composites- Binder optimisation and Reinforced polymers

    Binder and processing parameters optimisation, debinding chemistry and optimum weight reducing vibrational experiments


    Final Year Project (IISc, INDIA) [Aug 2014– Aug 2015]

    Guide: Prof. Vikram Jayaram (Chairman Materials Engineering Dept, Indian Institute of Science)

    Topic: Novel geometry for stable crack propagation: Fracture toughness using a clamped beam bend geometry

    Recently, a new geometry has been developed that allows for stable crack propagation under constant load, i.e., keeping the load fixed, the crack driving force actually drops as it propagates.To validate that as driving force decreases the geometry can essentially be used to determine fracture toughness of all material classes.


    "PADARTH"- Energize Competition, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, INDIA [March 2013]

    Guide: Prof. Vikram Jayaram (Chairman Materials Engineering Dept, IISc)

    Gave a presentation on Microbial Biofuels: Exploiting the microcosm within to improve Hydrogen output.

    My model mainly dealt with the application of materials science into the maximisation of the microbial biofuel output that can impart a substantial level of sustainability and self-reliance to economies within the purview of declining non-renewable resources of major fuels like hydrogen, by taking a balanced, unbiased view of the current energy scenario.Selected in Finals- top10 of Energize competiton, IITB 2013 and represented IISc amongst 120 teams nationwide.


    Courses Undertaken

    Technical University of Darmstadt, GERMANY: Materials Thermodynamics, Corrosion and Electrochemistry, Ceramic Processing and synthesis, Surface Science, Micromechanics of materials, functional ceramics, research labs consisting of PLD

    (Pulsed Laser Deposition), spectroscopic analysis, XRD, Magnetic force microscopy etc.

    Grenoble Institute of Technology, FRANCE: Nonotechnology, Solid state physics, numerical methods, thin films, materials selection and design, phase transformations, solid state chemistry, marketing etc.

    Indian Institute of Science, INDIA: Mechanical behaviour of materials, electronic properties, finite element analysis, algorithms and programming, materials kinetics, thermodynamics, polymers-I and II, polymer blends and nano-composites, modelling and simulation of dynamic systems, scientific computing, materials processing, characterization, solid mechanics, and all basic undergraduate level course in physics, maths, chemistry.



    Mr LAITHIER Frederic: frederic.laithier(at) (Airbus Safran Launchers,Vernon France)

    Mr SALAPETE Raphael: raphael.salapete(at) (Airbus Safran Launchers, Vernon France)

    Prof SARIGIANNIDOU Erini: eirini.sarigiannidou(at) (Grenoble INP, France)

    Dr. Anand Krishnamurty: k.anand(at) (General Electric, Bangalore)

    Prof Rudra Pratap (Chairman CeNSE, IISc), Prof Vikram Jayaram (Chairman Materials engg, IISc), Prof Bikramjit Basu (Materials research centre, IISc), Prof. Ravishankar (Materials research centre, IISc

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