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SMART MATERIAL CHARACTERIZATION (SMC) LAB

SMC Lab is mainly focused on modeling and experimental characterization of smart/active materials and smart composites. Presently, the lab is equipped with electrical, mechanical, thermal and magnetic material characterization facilities.

Projects



S.No Project title Agencies Duration Amount (Lakhs)
1

Studies on non-linear effects of electro-mechanical coupled problems

IITM

Mar. '08 - '11

(completed)

05.00
2

Experimental studies on non-linear effects of piezoelectric materials

ISRO- IITM

Sep. '09 - '11

(completed)

21.43
3

Theoretical modeling and experimental characterization of rate-dependent effects on ferroelectrics

DST

May '09 - '12

(completed)

21.90
4

An experimental characterization on fatigue behavior of piezoelectric materials

NRB

Mar. '12 - '14

(completed)

44.16
5

Modeling of magnetostrictive thin films

DMRL

Sep. '12 - '14

(completed)

22.44
6

An experimental characterization of smart  piezoelectric composites

CSIR

Apr. '12 - '15

(completed)

17.80
7

An experimental characterization of grain size effects on nano-sized piezoelectric ceramics

ARMREB

Apr. '14 - '16

(completed)

26.25
8

Numerical and Experimental Characterization of Magnetostrictive effects on multi-ferroic composites

DRDO

Jul. '14 - '16

(completed)

13.22
9

Fatigue life characterization of piezoelectric stackactuators and macro-fiber composites.

CSIR

Oct. '15 - '18

(completed)

18.00
10

An Experimental and theoretical studies on creep behavior of piezoelectric materials and actuators.

NRB

Nov. '16 - '18

(completed)

26.05
11

Material behaviour of PZT under mechanical loading condition

ARDE

Jan. '17 - '18

(completed)

09.50
12

Studies on optimized design configuration for enhanced magneto-electric effect of multiferroic composites

SERB

March. '17 - '20

(ongoing)

70.10
13

Morphing wing design using smart composites

CoPT-DRDO

June. '17 - '22

(ongoing)

222.00
14

Design and development of magntostriction based magneto-electric (ME) sensor for Landmine Detection

DRDO

April. '18 - '21

(ongoing)

49.8

Team Members


Post. Doc

 

Name : Dr. P. Sathiamurthi


Title    : Fabrication of collagen & floating beads to treat peptic Ulcer
              (collaboration with Dr. Madhan, CLRI)
            

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Name : Dr. K. Vankat Siva


Title    : Synthesis of magneto-electric nano composites
             
            

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Ph. D. scholars

Name : Mr. Deepak Kumar - 2015


Title    : Morphing of aircraft wings
              (collaboration with Dr. S. Faruque Ali)
            

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Name : Mr.Bhabagrahi Natha Sharma - 2016

Title    : Structural health monitoring
              (collaboration with Prof. Santhosh Kapuria)
            


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Name : Mr. Aghna Mukherjee - 2016

Title    : Dynamic fatigue studies
              (collaboration with Dr. S. Faruque Ali)
            


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Name : Mr.S.Sudersan - 2016

Title    : Synthesis and modeling of mutiferroic thin film
              
            



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Name : Mr. Gursahib Singh Bhatia - 2016

Title    : Numerical modeling on fatigue behaviour of composites

 

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Name : Mr. J. Ramanathan - 2017

Title    : Characterization of rubber-carbon fiber composites

 

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Name : Mr. Rajesh Addanki - 2017

Title    : Fatigue studies on sandwich foam-carbon fiber composites

 


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Name : Mr. Giri Abhijeet - 2017

Title    : Fatigue studies on Multi-ferroic energy harvestor
              (collaboration with Dr. S. Faruque Ali)

 


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Name : Mr. Amritesh Kumar - 2017


Title    : Prestress based ME composites

 


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Name : Ms. Sai Elakkiya - 2017

Title    : Muli-caloric effects on ME composites

 



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Name : Mr. Vivek Manish - 2018

Title    : Synthesis, characterization & modelling of smart hydrogels
              (collaboration with Dr. Ganesh T)



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Name : Mr.CHINMAYA KUMAR SAHOO - 2019

Title    : Fatigue studies on hybrid composites
            

 

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M.S. scholars

Name : Mr. Gautam - 2018


Title    : Fluid-structure interactions on UAV.

(collaborationwith Dr. S. Faruque Ali)


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Name : Ms. Monika Kushwaha - 2019

Title    : Scarf repair on composites.

 

 


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M .Tech.

 

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Project staff

Name : Mr. Manish kumar - 2019


Title    : Design of sensor for landmine detections

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Name : Mr. Kaviraj

Title    : Synthesis & characterization of BTO-CFO nano composites.

 

 

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Former Members

Post doctoral scholars

 

Name : Dr. Badri Rao, JSPS Fellow, Tokyo Institute of Technology.
              

Title    : Theoretical and experimental investigations on non-linear behaviour of 1-3 composites


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Name : Dr. Maniprakash, Assistant Professor, IIITD&M, Kurnool.

Title    : Material modeling and experiments on ferroelectrics.
            


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Name : Dr. Jefferson, Post doc, Khalifa University, UAE.

Title    : Impact studies on composites
              (collaboration with Prof. M.S. Sivakumar)
            


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Ph.D. Scholars


Name : Dr .K. Jayabal, Assistant Professor, IITD&M, Kanchipuram.
              

Title    :  Micromechanically motivated modeling of ferroelectrics.



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Name : Dr .R. Jayendiran, Post doc, École des Mines de Saint-Étienne, France.
              

Title    : Theoretical and experimental investigations on non-linear behaviour of 1-3 composites



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Name : Dr. R. Sujithra, Assistant Professor, MNNIT, Allahabad.

Title    : Material modeling of shape memory polymer.
              (collaboration with Prof. M. S. Sivakumar)



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Name : Dr. K. Senthil, VSSC - ISRO, Trivandrum

Title    : Studies on adhesively bonded composite joints.
               (collaboration with Prof. R. Palaninathan)


 

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Name : Dr. S. Sreenivas Prasath, Boeing, Bangalore.

Title    : Material modeling of Macro-fiber-composite (MFC).
            



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Name : Dr. Shaik Mahabu Subhani, Schlumberger, Coimbatore


Title    : Studies on non-linear effects of layered multiferroic composites
              
            

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Name : Dr. Aravind Kumar, Research Associate, University of Bristol, UK


Title    : Broadband vibration energy harvesting using magneto-elastic structures (collaboration with Dr. S. Faruque Ali)
              
            

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M.S. Scholars

 

Name : Mr. M. Sakthivel, Scientist, ISRO, Banglore.
              

Title    : Thermo-electro mechanical properties of piezocomposites.



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Name : Mr. Trideep singh, Edison Engineer, Cummins, Pune.

Title    : Temp. dependent experimenal & theoretical studies on ferroelectrics.




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Name : Mr. Kasi Viswanathan, Alstom, Banglore

Title    : Studies on effective properties of multi-ferroic composites.




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Name : Mr. Y. Mohan, PhD scholar, university of arkansas,USA.

Title    : Fatigue studies on 1-3 type piezocomposites.





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Name : Mr. S. Anand, GE Health care, Bangalore.


Title    : Material modeling of piezo wafers.




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Name : Mr. Harshad Mishra, Research Scientist, Universiry Lorraine, France.


Title    : Modeling and experimental studies on magneto-strictive thin films



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Name : Mr. Akash pande, Rolls Royce, Bangalore


Title    : Fatigue studies on macro-fiber composites (MFC)

 



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Name : Mr. Debojyoti Panda, Harvard University, USA.

Title    : Continuum modeling of collagen fibrils

(collaboration with Dr. Saumendra Kumar Bajpai)



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Name : Mr. Subhajit Konar, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Title    : Synthesis of silk fibroin based scaffold.

(collaboration with Dr. Saumendra Kumar Bajpai)


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Name : Mr. Ratnadeep Pramanik, PhD Schloar, EPFL, Switzerland.

Title    : Creep studies in Piezo fiber composites

 


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Name : Mr. Prateek Paul, Air India, Kolkata.

Title    : Electrocaloric effects on piezocomposites

 


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M. Tech.

Name : Mr. C. Elango, Dept. Manager, Mahindra & Mahindra, Chennai.
              

Title    : Active vibration control on beam using piezoelectric actuator.



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Name : Dr. Pavan kumar, Assistant Professor, BITS, Hyderabad.
                            

Title    : Studies on magneto-electro-elastic coupled-field interactions.



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Name : Dr. D. Srihari, Researcher, University of loughborough, UK.
                                   

Title    : Numerical studies on effective properties of  piezo-composites.



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Name : Mr. Naresh Pakam, R&D (Engines), TVS Motors, Hosur.

Title    : Studies on effective properties of electro-magneto-elastic composites.




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Name : Mr. Swathin Sahu, eGain Communication Corp, Pune.


Title    : Rate-dependent studies on piezoelectric materials.


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Name : Mr. Soumya Banerjee, CATERPILLAR, Chennai.

Title    : Energy harvesting using electro-active polymers




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Name : Mr. Mainak Bhattacharyya, Univerisity of Hannover, Germany.

Title    : Fatigue studies on piezoelectric materials.




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Name : Mr. Subhadeep De, LMS, Chennai.

Title    : Interface effects in magneto-strictive thin films.




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Name : Mr. Pratyaya Chakraborty, Research Schloar.

Title    : Optimization of Energy Consumption of a running Humanoid Robot

(collaboration with Prof. W. Seemann, KIT, Germany)



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Name : Ms. Chaitanya Rekha, Expertus, Bangalore

Title    : Viscoelastic modeling of composite tissues using collagen matrix as representative biomaterial.

(collaboration with Dr. Saumendra Kumar Bajpai)


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Name : Mr. Vignesh, TCS, Chennai

Title    : Fatigue studies on repaired composite patches





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Name : Mr. Vishal L. Lakesar, TCS, Chennai.

Title    : Constitutive modeling on ferroelectrics




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Name : Mr. D. Syamdas, VSSC, Trivandrum.

Title    : Vibration control on PCB



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Name : Mr. Bhargav Ganivada, Tata Materials, Hyderabad.

Title    : Creep studies on Ferroelastic behaviour




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Name : Mr. Albin Abraham , AIRBUS, Bangalore.

Title    :Characterization of sandwich composite structures




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