Advanced Materials Design and Processing Group
Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur
Welcome to Advanced Materials Design and Processing group of Dr. Saurabh S. Nene at the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, IIT Jodhpur. Our group mainly works in the broader domains of Physical and Mechanical Metallurgy with a focus on structure-property correlations in new and conventional metallic alloys systems. Among the conventional metallic alloy systems, the group exhibit expertise in designing and processing of ultralight Mg based alloys for automotive, aerospace and biomedical applications.
Larger section of the group is mainly focused on another evolving yet demanding area in metallurgy at present which is designing and processing of microstructurally flexible high entropy alloys (HEAs) which have multi-functionality. This work mainly involves both modelling and experimentation tasks. Modelling includes, thermodynamic predictions for phase stability, effect of minor change in constituent elements in a HEA system on enthalpy and entropy of mixing and so on whereas experimentation involves fabrication and thermo-mechanical processing of these newly designed HEAs. A detail investigation of microstructural evolution and resultant properties is made using advanced characterization techniques such electron channeling contrast imaging (ECCI), electron back scattered diffraction (EBSD) and room temperature mechanical testing facilities.
Manuscript entitled "Segregation engineering of grain boundaries of a metastable Fe-Mn-Co-Cr-Si high entropy alloy with laser-powder bed fusion additive manufacturing" is published in Acta Materialia.
Manuscript entitled "Transformative high entropy alloy conquers the strength-ductility paradigm by massive interface strengthening" is published in Scripta Materialia.
Manuscript entitled "Some Distinct Features of Transformative High Entropy Alloys for Metal Additive Manufacturing" is published in Frontiers of Materials.
Manuscript entitled "Role of Cu addition in enhancing strength-ductility synergy in transforming high entropy alloy" is published in Materials and Design.
Dr. Nene is conferred with Distinguished Research Excellence Award 2022 in Materials Engineering by Red Talks Daily International.
Dr. Nene is giving an invited talk in one week short term course on Additive Manufacturing and Characterisation
Dr. Nene is nominated by Director, IITJ to give a talk in front of BOG, IIT Jodhpur.