Group Leader

Ilaksh Adlakha

Dr. Ilaksh Adlakha is an Assistant Professor in the Applied Mechanics department at Indian Institute of Technology Madras. Ilaksh completed his PhD from Arizona State University (2015) with Prof. Solanki, where he focused on examining hydrogen embrittlement phenomenon in Fe using a multi scale perspective. During his post-doc, he worked on stress assisted corrosion and investigated the interplay between the various phenomena by combining experimental and modeling observations. He has co-authored 23 journal articles and > 25 international conference presentations. Furthermore, he has published in reputed international journals, such as Proceeding of Royal Society, Acta Materialia, Scripta Materialia, Corrosion Science and Nature: Scientific Report.

Postdoctoral Researchers

Geetisubhra Jena

Co-guide: Prof. Lakshman Neelakantan / Institute Postdoctoral fellow

Dr. Geetisubhra Jena joined the research group as Postdoctoral researcher in October 2021. She completed her PhD from Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, (2021) with Prof. John Philip, where she focused on developing various graphene oxide based composite coatings with improved corrosion resistance and antibacterial properties. She has co-authored 8 journal articles and attended 7 national and international conferences. Her research interests are surface modifications, corrosion resistant coatings development, surface characterizations, and electrochemical characteristic assessment.

PhD Scholars

Pranav Kumar

Pranav joined the PhD program in July 2018. Pranav completed his M.Tech in Engineering Mechanics (Specialization-Mechanics of Solids) from IIEST Shibpur (2018). He worked on finite element analysis of the directionally depedent Young’s modulus of reinforced wavy CNT composite and co-authored 3 conference proceedings. He is interested in studying the effects of environmental degradation on the plasticity of structural materials using Density Functional Theory and Molecular Dynamics. He has co-authored 4 journal articles and attended 3 conferences since joining the group.

C. Ramachandran

Co-guide: Prof. Lakshman Neelakantan

Ramachandran joined the PhD program in July 2018. Ramachandran pursued his ME in Structural Engineering from Anna University (2017). He worked on finite element analysis to study the changes in natural frequencies due to cracks in structures. Furthermore, he worked on probabilistic response of pre-cracked structure, due to random vibrations. He has authored 2 journal articles. His research interest are Experimental Solid Mechanics, Material Characterization and Electrochemistry.

Prabhat Karmakar

Co-guide: Prof. Sayan Gupta

Prabhat joined the Direct PhD program in July 2019. Prabhat pursued B.Tech Mechanical Engineering from NIT, Durgapur (2017). He is interested in working on Finite Element Analysis and Experimental Mechanics.

Pragyandipta Mishra

Prime Minister's Research Fellow

Pragyandipta joined the Direct PhD program in July 2019. He pursued B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bengaluru (2019). He is interested in computational research in Solid Mechanics and Materials Science. His primary research focus is studying the effects of microstructural features on the mechanical and electrochemical behavior of materials using Density Functional Theory and Molecular Dynamics. He has authored 1 journal article and attended 2 conferences since joining the group.

Alakh Niranjan Kumar

Alakh joined the PhD program in July 2022. He pursued MTech in Material Engineering from VNIT, Nagpur (2022). He is interested in working on computational material science.

MS Scholars

Tinku Kumar

Tinku Kumar joined the MS program in August 2020. He pursued B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from C.V Raman college of engineering, Bhubaneswar (2017). He worked for Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) from April 2019 to August 2020. He is interested in working for Computational Mechanics and Finite Element Analysis.

MTech Students

Suvit Kumar

Past Members

  • Umesh Birajdar (MTech 2017-2019)
  • Shubham Singh Chauhan (MTech 2018-2020)
  • Saurabh Bafna (MTech 2019-2021)
  • Opportunities @ MML

    At MML, we are always looking for enthusiastic students (MS/PhD/DPhD/Post doc) to contribute towards our research vision and fulfill their career aspirations. The understanding of solid mechanics concepts along with a willingness to learn are the prerequisites to be a part of this group. The research would involve utilization of various computational/experimental techniques. In case you are interested, please feel free to contact Dr. Adlakha with your CV.