Dr Karthikeyan Thangaraj

Scientific Officer-F, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research


Areas of Interest:

Metallurgy, Materials Engineering, Electron Backscatter Diffraction, Grain Boundary Engineering, Ferritic/Martensitic Steels, Nuclear Materials, Phase Transformation, Texture, Modeling, Applied Mathematics, Crystallography, Phenomenological Theory, High Temperature Superconductivity, Cast Iron Foundry, Microscopy, Monte Carlo Simulation, Microstructure Characterization, Geometry, Computer Programming, Microtexture Analysis, Heat Treatment, Thermomechanical Treatment, Shape Memory Alloys, Technology Development, Innovation.

Specialization:

Microtexture Analysis, Ferritic/Martensitic Steels, Grain Boundary Engineering, Electron Backscatter Diffraction, Monte Carlo Simulation, Applied Mathematics, Crystallography, Texture, Nuclear Materials, Geometry, Graphics Programming, Diffusion

Consultancy Areas:

Microstructure Characterization, Electron Backscatter Diffraction, Nuclear Materials, Ferritic/Martensitic Steels, Grain Boundary Engineering, Phase Transformation, Heat Treatment, Thermomechanical Treatment, Microtexture Analysis, Grain Boundary Characterization, Modeling of Materials Phenomenon, Phase Transformations, Martensitic Transformation, Applied Mathematics, Geometrical Analysis, Crystallographic Orientation Analysis.

 

Sector Associated With:

R&D

Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Industry (Private), Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists, Individuals

Major Professional Contributions:

Grain Boundary Characterization and Grain Boundary Engineering Studies in Ferritic Martensitic Steel by Electron Backscatter Diffraction; Special Heat Treatment for Grain Refinement in 9Cr-1Mo Steel to Mitigate Temper Embrittlement Problem; Graphic Programming for Visualizing Grain Boundary Structure, Orientation Parameters in Cubic Crystals; Monte Carlo Simulations and Percolation Analysis of Intergranular Fracture; Mathematical Analysis of Texture Parameters and Orientation Relationships; Chloride Diffusion Analysis in Concrete Structure; Microtexture, Variant Selection Analysis and Microstructure Characterization of Weldment of Titanium-Tantalum-Niobium Alloy, developed for Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Applications; Heat Treatment-Electrical Property Characterization in a High Tc Superconductor; New IPF Diagram for Crystal Direction Mappings.

Professional Experience:

  • Foundry Engineer, TEXMO INDUSTRIES, Coimbatore, 2000-2002
  • K. S. Krishnan Research Associate, IGCAR, Kalpakkam, 2002-2004
  • Scientific Officer, IGCAR, Kalpakkam, 2004-2016.

Keywords:

Grain Boundaries, Electron Backscatter Diffraction, Texture, Orientation Relationships, Steels, Applied Mathematics.

 

Contact Information

Office

J204, Central Park West, Elcot Avenue, Sholinganallur, Chennai-600119, Tamil Nadu. Mob.: +91 8144085983

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Education

    B.Tech in Metallurgy Engineering, I.I.T. Madras, 1997
  • M.S in Materials Engineering, University of Houston, U.S.A., 2000
  • Ph.D in Metallurgy-Materials Engineering, University of Madras, Chennai, 2015

 

Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • DAE YOUNG ENGINEER AWARD 2006
  • INAE YOUNG ENGINEER AWARD 2008
  • ASSOCIATE OF THE INDIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES 2008-2011
  • First Prize, Rajalakshmi Memorial Mathematics Talent Exam, Chennai, 1996

Link to Website


INAE Section Affiliated VIII: Mining Metallurgical and Materials Engineering


Year of Election to Fellowship:


Year of Birth: 1976