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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

(completed)

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)

49.80
15

Fatigue life characterization of hybrid composites under various processing conditions

CSIR

Oct '20 - '23

(ongoing)

20.00

Team Members


Post. Doc

 

Name : Dr. S. Thanka Rajan


Title    : Development of magensium alloy for biomedical applications
              
            

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Name : Dr. Aghna Mukherjee

Title    : Study of integrable bi-stable laminates and their actuation for morphing.
              (collaboration with Dr. S. Faruque Ali)
            



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Name : Dr. Gursahib Singh Bhatia

Title    : Fatigue studies of patch repaired CFRP 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. 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 : Ms. Monika Kushwaha - 2018

Title    : Mechanics of scarf repair on composites
            

 

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Name : Mr. Gautam Vigneshwar - 2018

Title    : Fluid-structure interactions on UAV.

(collaboration with Dr. S. Faruque Ali)

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Name : Mr. Chinmaya kumar sahoo - 2019

Title    : Fatigue studies on hybrid composites
            

 

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Name : Ms. Paulomi Mukherjee - 2020

Title    : Dynamics of composite structures
 (collaboration with Dr. S. Faruque Ali)          

 

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Name : Mr. Arun krishna B J - 2021

Title    : Mechanics of Magentoelectric thin film
     

 

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Name : Mr. Mahesh A - 2021

Title    : Computational mechanics on mageto-electric composites
 (collaboration with K. Jayabal, IIITDM)          

 

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M.S. scholars

Name : Mr. Easwar M K - 2019

Title    : Effective proerties on Solid inclusion in viscous fluid

(collaboration with Dr. Anubhab Roy)

 

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Name : Mr. Alok kumar - 2021

Title    : SMA based composite structures

 

 

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M .Tech.

Name : Mr. Pavan Vasudev Boragunde - 2021

Title    : Machine learning in ME composites

 

 

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Project staff

 

 

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Former Members

Post doctoral scholars

 

Name : Dr. Badari Rao, Assistant Professor, Chiba University, Japan.
              

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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Name : Dr. P. Sathiamurthi, SM Pharma, Chennai.


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 : Dr .K. Jayabal, Associate Professor, IITD&M, Kanchipuram.
              

Title    :  Micromechanically motivated modeling of ferroelectrics.



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Name : Dr .R. Jayendiran, Engineer - CAE R&D, Stryker, Gurgaon.
              

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, Assistant Professor, NIT AP.


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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Name : Dr.S.Sudersan,Schlumberger, Pune.

Title    : Non-linear studies on unsymmetric magneto-electric composites
              
            

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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 : Dr. Harshad Mishra, Research associate, Aalto University, Finland.


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, university of groningen, Netherlands.

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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Name : Mr. Kaviraj, Research Associate, IIT PKD, India.

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

 

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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, Assistant Professor, IIT BHU, India.
                                   

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 : Dr. 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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