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Dr. Kausik Chattopadhyay
Associate Professor
Department of Metallurgical Engineering Indian Institute of Technolog
Area of Interest: 
Fatigue and Fracture, Deformation Behaviour, Structure-Property Relationship in Materials, Corrosion and Oxidation, Advanced Structural Materials, Failure Analysis, Severe Plastic Deformation.


Degree Institute/University Year of
 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, India
M. Tech.

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, India

B. E.
Bengal Engineering College, Shibpur (D.U.)
Department of Metallurgical Engineering, India (Presently known as Indian Institute of Engineering, Science and Technology)


  1. P. Chhillar, K. Chattopadhyay, P. Mishra, A. Upadhyaya, S. Sangal, “Automated Dihedral Angle Measurement in Sintered Heavy Alloys” Transactions of PMAI, Vol. 29, December 2003.
  2. K. Chattopadhyay, R. Mitra, G. Balachandran, K. K. Ray, “Effect of Mo on microstructure and mechanical behaviour of as-cast Nbss-Nb5Si3 composites”, Intermetallics, 2006, 14(12), 1452-1460.
  3. K. Chattopadhyay, R. Mitra, G. Balachandran, K. K. Ray, “Effect of Mo and Si on morphology and volume fraction of eutectic in Nb-Si-Mo alloys” Materials Science and Engineering A., 2007, 456(1-2), 358-363.
  4. K. Chattopadhyay, R. Mitra, and K. K. Ray, “Non-isothermal and Isothermal Oxidation Behaviour of Nb-Si-Mo alloys” Metall. Mater. Trans A., 2008, 39A, 577-592.
  5. R. Mitra, K. Chattopadhyay, A.K. Srivastava, K.K. Ray, N. Eswara Prasad, “Effect of Ductile and Brittle Phases on Deformation and Fracture Behaviour of Molybdenum and Niobium Silicide Based Composites”Key Engineering Materials, (2009), v. 395, pp. 179-192.
  6. G. SudhakarRao, J.K. Chakravarty, N. Saibaba, G.S. Mahobia, K. Chattopadhyay, N.C. SanthiSrinivas, V. Singh, “Low Cycle Fatigue Behavior of Zircaloy-2 at Room Temperature”, Journal of Nuclear Materials, (2013), 441(1-3), 455-467.
  7. G.S. Mahobia, Neeta Paulose, S.L. Mannan, K. Chattopadhyay, N.C. SanthiSrinivas, Vakil Singh, “Tensile behavior of superalloy IN718 in hot corrosive environment”, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performances, (2013), 22(12), 3810-3817.
  8. Mahobia GS, Sudhakar RG, Antony A, Chattopadhyay K, Santhi Srinivas NC, Singh V, ‘Effect of salt coatings on low cycle fatigue bahaviour of nickel base superalloy GTU-SU-718, Procedia Engineering, (2013), 55, 830-834.
  9. G.S. Mahobia, Neeta Paulose, S.L. Mannan, R.G. Sudhakar, K. Chattopadhyay, N.C. SanthiSrinivas, Vakil Singh, “Effect of hot corrosion on low cycle fatigue behavior of superalloy IN718”, International Journal of Fatigue, 2014, 59, 272-281.
  10. G. SudhakarRao, J.K. Chakravartty, N. Saibaba, G.S. Mahobia, Kausik Chattopadhyay, N.C.SanthiSrinivas, Vakil Singh, ‘Disappearance and reappearance of serrated plastic flow under cyclic loading: A study of dislocation substructures’, Materials Science and Engineering A, (2014), v. 603, pp. 114-120.
  11. Sanjeev Kumar, Sudhakar  R G, Kausik Chattopadhyay, G.S. Mahobia, Santhi  S N.C., Vakil  Singh, “Effect of Surface Nanostructure on Tensile Behaviour of Superalloy IN718”, Materials and Design, 62 (2014), 76-82.
  12. K. Chattopadhyay, V. Pandey, NC Santhi Srinivas, V. Singh, ‘Effect of Surface Nanostructure on Tensile and Low Cycle Fatigue Behavior of Al 2014 Alloy’, accepted in IOP: Materials Science and Engineering, 63 (2014), 110100.
  13. P. Singh, K. Chattopadhyay, I. Chakraborty, ‘Effect of sub-critical tempering and deep cryogenic treatment on slurry erosion of Cr-Mn-Cu white cast irons’, ISIJ International, (2014), Vol. 54, No. 10. 2294-2301.
  14. P.K. Rai, Vaibhav Pandey, K. Chattopadhyay, L.K. Singhal, V. Singh, ‘Effect of ultrasonic shot peening on microstructure and mechanical properties of high nitrogen austenitic stainless steel’, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performances, 2014, 23(11), 4055-64.
  15. Preeti Verma, G. SudhakarRao, P. Chellapandi, G.S. Mahobia, Kausik Chattopadhyay, N.C.  SanthiSrinivas, Vakil Singh, “Dynamic strain ageing, deformation, and fracture behavior of modified 9Cr–1Mo steel”, Materials Science & Engineering A, 621 (2015) 39–51.
  16. Y Shadangi, K Chattopadhyay, S B Rai, V Singh, ‘Effect of LASER Shock Peening on Microstructure, Mechanical Properties and Corrosion Behavior of Interstitial Free Steel’, Surface and Coatings Technology, 280 (2015), 216-224.
  17. V Pandey, SG Rao, K Chattopadhyay, NC SanthiSrinivas, V Singh, ‘Surface Nanostructuring and Cyclic Deformation of Aluminum Alloy 2014’, Materials Science and Engineering A, 647, (2015), 201-211.
  18. S C Ram, K Chattopadhyay, I Chakraborty, ‘Dry Sliding Wear Behavior of A356 Alloy/Mg2Sip Functionally Graded in-situ Composites: Effect of Processing Conditions’, Tribology in Industry, Vol. 38, No. 3, pp. 371-384, 2016.
  19. A Bhusan, S K Panda, D Khan, A Ojha, K Chattopadhyay, H S Kushwaha, I A Khan, ‘Weibull Effective Volumes, Surfaces, and Strength Scaling for Cylindrical Flexure Specimens Having Bi-Modularity’, Journal of Testing and Evaluation, vol. 24, No. 5, pp. 1978-1997, (2016)
  20. Sanjeev Kumar, K Chattopadhyay, Vakil Singh, ‘Effect of surface nanostructuring on corrosion behavior of Ti-6Al-4V alloy’, Materials Characterzation, vol. 121, pp. 23-30,  (2016).    
  21. Vakil Singh, Vaibhav Pandey, Sanjeev Kumar, N.C. Santhi Srinivas, and Kausik Chattopadhyay, "Effect of Ultrasonic Shot Peening on Surface Microstructure and Fatigue Behavior of Structural Alloys." Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, 69, no. 2 (2016): 295-301. 
  22. Sanjeev Kumar, GS Mahobia, K Chattopadhyay, Vakil Singh, ‘Hot corrosion behaviour of Ti–6Al–4V modified by ultrasonic shot peening’, Materials and Design, vol. 110, pp. 196-206, (2016)
  23. RS Rajpurohit, G Sudhakar Rao, K Chattopadhyay, NC Santhi Srinivas, Vakil Singh, ‘Ratcheting fatigue behavior of Zircaloy-2 at room temperature’, Journal of Nuclear Materials, vol. 477, pp. 67-76, (2016)
  24. Vaibhav Pandey, K.Chattopadhyay, N.C.Santhi Srinivas and Vakil Singh, ‘Low Cycle Fatigue Behavior of AA7075 with Surface Nanogradient Structure produced by Ultransonic Shotpeening’, Procedia Structural Integrity, 2 (2016), 3288-3295. 
  25. Vaibhav Pandey, K. Chattopadhyay, N. C. Santhi Srinivas and Vakil Singh, ‘Effect of stress relieving treatment on low cycle fatigue behavior of USSP treated 7075 aluminium alloy’, IOP Conf. Ser.: Mater. Sci. Eng. 194 (2017) 012037, doi:10.1088/1757-899X/194/1/012037
  26. Sanjeev Kumar, Kausik Chattopadhyay, S R Singh, Vakil Singh, ‘Surface nanostructuring of Ti-6Al-4V alloy through ultrasonic shot peening’, International Journal of Surface Science and Engineering, vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 23-35, (2017)
  27. Sanjeev Kumar, K Chattopadhyay, Vakil Singh, ‘Effect of ultrasonic shot peening on low cycle fatigue behaviour of the Ti-6Al-4V alloy’, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, vol. 724, pp. 187-197, (2017).
  28. Vaibhav Pandey, K. Chattopadhyay, N.C. Santhi Srinivas, and Vakil Singh. “Role of Ultrasonic Shot Peening on Low Cycle Fatigue Behavior of 7075 Aluminium Alloy”, International Journal of Fatigue, 103 (2017): 426-435.
  29. Vaibhav Pandey, J. K. Singh, K. Chattopadhyay, N.C. Santhi Srinivas, and Vakil Singh. “Influence of Ultrasonic Shot Peening on Corrosion behavior of 7075 Aluminum alloy”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 723 (2017): 826-840.  
  30. S.C.Ram, K.Chattopadhyay, I.Chakrabarty. “High Temperature Tensile Properties of Centrifugally Cast In-situ Al-Mg2Si Functionally Graded Composites for Automotive Cylinder Block Liners”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 724 (2017) 84-97.
  31.  DS Bandla, P Verma, K Chattopadhyay, V Singh, ‘Enhancement of Hot Corrosion Resistance of Modified 9Cr-1Mo Steel Through Surface Nanostructuring and Pre-oxidation’, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 27(12), (2018), 6443-6457.
  32. D Pradhan, GS Mahobia, K Chattopadhyay, V Singh, ‘Effect of pre hot corrosion on high cycle fatigue behavior of the superalloy IN718 at 600° C’, International Journal of Fatigue, 114, (2018), 120-129.
  33. D Pradhan, GS Mahobia, K Chattopadhyay, ‘Severe Hot Corrosion of the Superalloy IN718 in Mixed Salts of Na2SO4 and V2O5 at 700 °C’, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 27(8), (2018), 4235-4243.                                                                                                                                            
  34. Dhananjay Pradhan, Girija Shankar Mahobia, Kausik Chattopadhyay, Vakil Singh, ‘Effect of surface roughness on corrosion behavior of the superalloy IN718 in simulated marine environment’, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 740 (2018), 250-263.    
  35. V Pandey, K. Chattopadhyay, NCS Srinivas, V Singh, ‘Thermal and microstructural stability of nanostructured surface of the aluminium alloy 7075’, Materials Characterization, 151, (2019), 242-251
  36. SC Ram, K. Chattopadhyay, I. Chakrabarty, ‘Microstructures and high temperature mechanical properties of A356-Mg2Si functionally graded composites in as-cast and artificially aged (T6) conditions’, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 805, (2019), 454-470.
  37. Yagnesh Shadangi, Vikas Shivam, Manish Kumar Singh, Kausik Chattopadhyay, Joysurya Basu, NK Mukhopadhyay, ‘Synthesis and characterization of Sn reinforced Al-Cu-Fe Quasicrystalline matrix nanocomposite by mechanical milling’, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 797, (2019), 1280-1287.
  38. S Kumar, V Pandey, K Chattopadhyay, V Singh, ‘Surface Nanocrystallization Induced by Ultrasonic Shot Peening and Its Effect on Corrosion Resistance of Ti–6Al–4V Alloy’, Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, 72(3), (2019), 789-792.
  39. V Pandey, JK Singh, K Chattopadhyay, NCS Srinivas, VSingh, ‘Optimization of USSP duration for enhanced corrosion resistance of AA7075,’ Ultrasonics, 91, (2019), 180-192.



    1. Mechanical Behaviour of Nb-Si-Mo Alloys. (IT-BHU Special fund, BHU), 2008-2010, (PI)
    2. Low cycle fatigue behaviour of GTM-SU-718 at elevated temperature in marine environment, funded by GTRE,Rs.6.85 lakhs, 2009-2011 (Co-PI)
    3. Effect of surface nanocrystallization on fatigue life of aeronautical alloys: Timetal 834 and IN718, funded by DST, Rs.39,70,973.00, 2011-2014 (Co-PI)
    4. Hot deformation behavior of indigenously developed nitrogen bearing stainless steels for critical applications, funded by IIT (BHU), Rs. 20 lakhs. 2014. (Co-PI)
    5. Study of Weibull Statistical Design Criterion for Nuclear Graphite Components, funded by Board of Research on Nuclear Sciences (BRNS), BARC, Rs.79.15 Lakhs, 2012-15. (Co-PI)
    6. Effect of severe plastic deformation via ultrasonic shot peening on corrosion and stress corrosion cracking behavior of Al-alloy 7075, submitted as Institute Project (Individual) for funding, IIT (BHU), Rs.14.9 lakhs. 2015-17 (PI)
    7. Consultancy project on ‘Failure Analysis of Gudgeon Pin’, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, Rs.4.92 Lakh, 2019. (PI)
    8. Consultancy project on ‘Evaluation of SAILMA 550 grade steel and providing expert opinion on Penstock bursting’, Steel Authority of India Ltd., RDCIS, Rs.20.72 Lakh, 2017. (Co-PI)
    9. Design and Development of Indigenous Dental Implant of Titanium, funded by DST, Rs.84,16,723.00. 2015-18. (Co-PI)
    10. Studies on improvement in stiffness of aluminium alloys, DLJ, DRDO, Rs. 41 lakhs. 2015-2018. (Co-PI)
    11. Development of nickel free nitrogen austenitic stainless steel for biomedical applications, submitted to Steel Development Fund, Ministry of Steel, Rs. 284.44800 lakhs, 2016-2019, (Co-PI)
    12. Development of functionally graded armor composites (FGACs) materials, Armament Research Board, DRDO, Rs. 91.66240 Lakh, 2019-2022,  (Co-PI).
    13. Fabrication and Multi-centric trial of Indigenous Dental Implants of Titanium designed and developed at BHU for its validation, DST, Rs.59.82 Lakh, 2019-2021, (Co-PI).
    14. Creep and corrosion behaviour of novel MRI230D magnesium alloy with nanoparticles additions, CSIR, Rs.17.22 Lakh, 2019-2022, (Co-PI)
    15. Development of low-cost b-Ti alloy for biomedical applications, DST, Rs.48.08 Lakh, 2019-2022, (PI)
    16. Mechanical behaviour of advanced high strength steel processed by additive manufacturing, DST, 44.5 Lakh, 2019-2022, Co-PI.