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Dr. R SUNIL KUMAR

ABOUT
NAME: Dr. R SUNIL KUMAR

M.TECH: IIT ROORKEE

E- MAIL: sunil.rajulapati@nitandhra.ac.in

POSITION: Assistant Professor

PhD: IIT ROORKEE

PHONE: +91 9760511337


AREAS OF INTEREST: Powder Metallurgy, High Temperature Materials, ODS Steels,Powder Processing, Additive Manufacturing

PROFILE

1. Courses Taught

      (a) PG

               (i) Mechanical Working of Metals

      (b) UG

               (i) Composite Materials

               (ii) Materials for Advanced Applications

2. Professional Experience

      (a) Working as an Assistant Professor (on contract) under TEQIP-III program of NPIU in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Indira Gandhi Insitute of Technology, Sarang, Odisha for improving technical education. 

      (b) Worked as a Research Associate in a CSIR sponsored project titled “Enhancement of wear resistance of SiC-WC composites for tribological applications”, under Dr. B. V. Manoj Kumar at Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department, IIT Roorkee.

3.  Select Publications

         (a) Journals

       1. S. K. Rajulapati, U. Prakash, K. Laha, and V. V. Dabhade, “Studies on alloying process of a ferritic/martensitic oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS) steel prepared by mechanical alloying of elemental powders” Powder Metallurgy, Vol. 59 (5), pp.350-358, 2016.

      2.  R. Sunil Kumar, U. Prakash, S. K. Nath and R. G. Baligidad, “Workability Studies on High Al Ferritic Fe-Al-C alloys” JOM, Vol. 66, pp.1800-1808, 2014.

      (b) Conferences

       1. Sunil Kumar Rajulapati, Avinash Deepak Saggurthi, Akeshwar Singh Yadav and Sai Ramudu Meka, “Crystallite size and microstrain in mechanically alloyed and heat treated Fe-25 wt.% Y2O3” Materials Today, Proceedings of AMPCO 2017; Accepted.

      2.  Akeshwar Singh Yadav, Sunil Kumar Rajulapati and Sai Ramudu Meka, “Nitridation of Fe-2.3.wt% Al alloy powder and its compaction by SPS” Materials Today, Proceedings of AMPCO 2017; Accpted.

4. Paper Presentations at National and International Conferences

  1.        Sunil Kumar Rajulapati, Avinash Deepak Saggurthi, Akeshwar Singh Yadav and Sai Ramudu Meka, “Crystallite size and microstrain in mechanically alloyed and heat treated Fe-25 wt.% Y2O3” presented at AMPCO2017, International conference organized by Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, IIT Roorkee at IIT Roorkee, 2017.
  2.        R. Sunil Kumar, Vikram Dabhade, Ujjwal Prakash,”Development of F/M ODS steels by powder forging” presented at International conference organized by Powder Metallurgy Association of India at Hotel Le Royal Meridien, Chennai (india), 2014.
  3.        R. Sunil Kumar, Vikram Dabhade, Ujjwal Prakash, “Powder forging of mechanically alloyed ODS steel” presented at International conference organized by Powder Metallurgy Association of India at Hyatt Regency, Pune (India), 2013.
  4.        R. Sunil Kumar, Vikram Dabhade, Ujjwal Prakash, “Comparitive study of microstructural development during sintering and powder forging of ODS steels”, presented at International conference organized by Powder Metallurgy Association of India at The Residence Hotel, Mumbai (India), 2012.
  5.        R. Sunil Kumar, U. Prakash, S. K Nath and R. G. Baligidad,Microstructural Characterization of Hot Worked Fe-11wt% Al- 0.5wt% C and Fe-11wt% Al- 1.1wt% C Alloys”, presented at on at National Seminar on Microstructure-2011 held at IIT Roorkee, from November 4-5, 2011.
  6.        R. Sunil Kumar, M. Zinzuwadia, V.V. Dabhade and U. Prakash, “Comparative Study of Microstructure Development during Sintering and Powder Forging of ODS Steels”, presented at on at National Seminar on Microstructure-2011 held at IIT Roorkee, from November 4-5, 2011.

 5. Conferences and Workshops (Organized/Participated) 

  1.        TEQIP workshop on “Faculty Induction Program” at IIT Hyderabad in January, 2018.
  2.        One day workshop on “Microstructural Aspects of Additive Manufacturing”, at IIT Roorkee on December 3, 2017.
  3.        “International Conference on Advances in Materials and Processing Challenges and Opportunities”, (AMPCO-2017) held at IIT Roorkee, from November 30 - December 2, 2017.
  4.        QIP Workshop on “Spark Plasma Sintering: A Promising Technique to Develop Advanced Structural Materials (2016)”, at IIT Roorkee.
  5.       An International conference organized by Powder Metallurgy Association of India at Hotel Le Royal Meridien, Chennai (India), 2014.
  6.        QIP Workshop on “Advancements in Aerospace Materials Joining (2013)”, at IIT Roorkee.
  7.       An International conference organized by Powder Metallurgy Association of India at Hyatt Regency, Pune (India), 2013.
  8.      An  International conference organized by Powder Metallurgy Association of India at The Residence Hotel, Mumbai (India), 2012.
  9.        Student organizing committee member in “International Conference on Advances in Materials and Processing Challenges and Opportunities”, (AMPCO-2012) held at IIT Roorkee, from November 2-4, 2012.
  10.    “Powder Metallurgy Short Course”, (PMSC-2012) at MGIT, Hyderabad.
  11.    National Seminar on Microstructure-2011 held at IIT Roorkee, from November 4-5, 2011.
  12.    QIP Workshop Organized by Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering (2010), at IIT Roorkee.

6. Achievements

  1.        Highest percentage of marks in Faculty Recruitment underTEQIP-III by NPIU at all India level in 2017.
  2.        CSIR Research Associate Fellowship for a project titled “Enhancement of wear resistance of SiC-WC composites for tribological applications”.
  3.        MHRD fellowship for PhD during 2010-2015, IIT Roorkee.
  4.        Worked in a BRNS sponsored project titled “Creep resistant ODS steels by powder forging” during the PhD. The work has led to the development of a new processing route for the fabrication of ODS steels which solved some of the problems associated with the existing routes. The work has been highly appreciated by IGCAR which eventually led to filing of Indian patent.
  5.        All India 262 rank in GATE-2007.

 7. Memberships

       Standard Bodies

1. Life membership of Powder Metallurgy Association of India (PMAI).