2012: PhD in Materials Science from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
2004: Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
2002: Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Nagarjuna University, India.
June 2021 - Till date: Associate Professor, LUT.
Apr 2016 - May 2021: Lecturer / Assistant Professor, Newcastle University, UK.
2015 - 2016: Senior Researcher, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark.
2012 - 2015: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, USA.
2004 - 2005: Research Engineer, Outokumpu Stainless AB, Avesta, Sweden.
Areas of expertise:
Computational Materials Engineering; Phase-field method; Metallurgy; Multi-length scale modeling; Modeling of microstructure; Phase transformations and plasticity; Predicting the processing-structure-property-performance relations of engineering materials.
Areas of interest: Metallurgy; Materials processing; Plasticity; Solidification; Computational materials engineering; Modeling of fracture and fatigue properties of engineering components, e.g. gears.
Materials of interest: Steels and metallic alloys based on zirconium, titanium, aluminium, nickel; shape memory alloys; ceramics.
Materials processing methods of interest: Continuous Casting, heat treatments, novel thermo-mechanical processes, additive manufacturing, shock and high pressure deformations.
Modeling approaches: Phase-field method, crystal plasticity approaches, combining phase-field and crystal plasticity approaches, Finite Element Modeling, Phenomenological modeling. Multi-length scale modeling by coupling approaches at various length scales, starting from the electronic level up to the macroscale.
2017-2021: Course leader for Bachelor's degree course (Materials Science II) at Newcastle University, UK.
2020-2021: Course teacher for Bachelor's degree course (Properties & Behaviour of Engineering Materials) at Newcastle University, UK.
2021-2022: MSc course on Selection Criteria of Materials at LUT.
2017-2020: Course leader for Masters degree course (Manufacturing, Materials and Processes) at Newcastle University, UK.
2021- Till date: Supervision of MSc students at LUT.
2016-2021: Supervised numerous BSc, MSc and PhD student projects at Newcastle University, UK.