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Dr. Lakkoju Sankara Rao
Senior Technical Officer
Department of Metallurgical Engineering
lsrao.mwit@iitbhu.ac.in
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Area of Interest: 
Semi-Solid Processing of Aluminium Alloys and Composites, Fabrication and Wear behavior of Metal Matrix composites and Centrifugal FGM Composites, Agglomeration, DRI, Smelting reduction

Dr. Lakkoju Sankara Rao has earned his Ph.D. degree from Indian Institute of Technology(BHU),Varanasi in 2018. Presently he is working as Senior Technical Officer in the Department of Metallurgical engineering. He joined in IT(BHU), Main Workshop as group A officer on 12-08-2009.
 
Dr. Rao  has worked in various reputed Foundries like Emirates Techno Casting, Sharjah, UAE  as Process Control Engineer and Moulding Incharge( 2001 to 2005) and Larsen and Toubro Limited, Kansbhal, Odisha as a Senior Engineer from(2005-2009)
    
Dr. Rao has published papers in various peer reviewed international journals
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He is the reviewer of various journals like JMEP, MRX etc.
 
His present research interests include Semi-solid processing of Metals and alloys, Fabrication and wear behavior of Metal Matrix composites &Centrifugal FGM-Composites, the Agglomeration, DRI, Smelting-reduction, Plasma technology for metallurgical use, Metallurgical waste recycling.etc.

Dr. Rao has prepared several videos related to Manufacturing Practice( ME-105) for the first year B.Tech students of all branches and are published in IIT(BHU) library portal.

Dr. Rao has prepared the detailed video lectures/demonstration  of Metallurgical Practice-III Lab (Iron and Steel Making Division)

Dr. Rao Organized National Seminar on “Technological Advancement in Man-made Appliances of Rural Area(TAMAR)”, January 4-6, 2019 as Orgnasing Secretary in Main Workshop, Indian Institute of Technology(BHU), Varanasi.
 

a. International Journals

  1. L.S. Rao, A.K. Jha and S.N. Ojha, Solidification of Liquid of Liquid Distributed in its Primary Matrix phase of Al-10Cu-Fe alloy and their tribological characteristics, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, Vol. 26, 2016, pp. 601–610.
  2. L.S. Rao, A.K. Jha and S.N. Ojha, Tribology and surface topography of Al-10Cu-Fe alloy produced by Rheocasting process, Materials Research Express, 4(9), 2017, p.096505. 
  3. L.S. Rao, A.K. Jha and S.N. Ojha, Microstructure and Tribological Characteristics of Strain Indcued Melt Activation (SIMA)Processed Al-10Cu-Fe alloy, International Journal of  Metal Casting, 2017,  pp1-20. 
  4. L.S. Rao, K. Raju, A.K. Jha and S.N. Ojha, Microstructure and Tribological Characteristics of Al-10Cu-Fe alloy produced by Vertical Centrifugal Casting Process, Transaction of Indian Institute of Metals, 2018, pp 1-18.
  5. K. Raju,N.Gopi Krishna, L.Sankara Rao, and S.N.Ojha, Microstructural Features and Wear Characteristics of Semi-Solid Processed A 356 Aluminium Alloy, Journal of Material Science and Technology Research, 2018,5,11-15
  6. Chandra, Jishnu, L. Sankara Rao, and S. N. Ojha. "Effect of Dispersoid Volume and T6 Heat Treatment on the Tribological Behaviour of Spray-Formed 2014Al-SiC p Composites." Silicon (2021): 1-11.
Scientific research and industrial experience
(in reverse chronological order)
Sl. No. Organisations Post Duration
From To
Academic/ Scientific research experience
5 IIT(BHU), Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India Senior Technical Officer 12/08/2014 Continuing
4 IIT(BHU), Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India Technical Officer 29/06/2012 11/08/2014
3 IT(BHU), Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India Foreman (Foundry) 12/08/2009 28/06/2012
Industrial experience
2 Larsen and Toubro Limited, Kansbahal, Odisha Senior Engineer 15/11/2005 10/08/2009
1
Emirates Techno Casting(ETC) , FZE , Sharjah, UAE.
Process Control Engineer and Moulding In-charge of Foundry 22/07/2001 20/09/2005
  1. L. S. Rao, A. K. Jha and S. N. Ojha, “ Effect of Processing Techniques on the Microstructure and Tribological Characteristics of Al-10Cu-Fe alloy”, National Metallurgy Day and Annual Technical Meeting, Varanasi, November 12-15, 2014.
  2. L. S. Rao, A. K. Jha and S. N. Ojha, “ Solidification of liquid distributed in its primary matrix phase of Al-10Cu-Fe alloy”, Institute day of Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University),Varanasi, February 25-26, 2017.
  3. L. S. Rao, V.S.Reddy “ Jugaad used in Foundry Industries”, National Workshop on Juagaad in Manufacturing organized by Main Workshp, Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University),Varanasi, January 8-9, 2011.

1. Preparation of Green Sand Mould (Foundry Practice Part 1) 

Dr. Lakkoju Sankara Rao, (Dept. of Metallurgical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi, )
This video explains the importance of different tools and step by step procedure to prepare the green sand mold by using single piece wooden pattern.

URI: http://localhost:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/316

2. ME-105 Preparation of Green Sand Mould (Foundry Practice Part 2) 

Dr. Lakkoju Sankara Rao, (Dept. of Metallurgical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi, )
This video explains the importance of different tools and step by step procedure to prepare the green sand mould by using single piece wooden pattern

URI: http://localhost:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/317

3. Introduction to Foundry 
Dr. Lakkoju Sankara Rao, (Dept. of Metallurgical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi, )
video describes about the pattern, mold, casting, Green Sand, Core, Core print, core seat, Down Sprue, Ingate, Riser and Casting defects (Sand Inclusions and Gas holes).

URI: http://localhost:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/315
  
4. Manufacturing Practice : Introduction To Welding Shop And Gas & Arc Welding-1 
Dr. Lakkoju Sankara Rao, (Dept. of Metallurgical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi, )
This video describes the introduction to manual metal arc welding and oxy acetylene welding process.

 URI: http://localhost:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/314
 
5. Manufacturing Practice : Introduction To Sheet Metal Shop-1 
Dr. Lakkoju Sankara Rao, (Dept. of Metallurgical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi, )
This video explains the different tools used in the sheet metal shop and shows the step by step procedure to prepare the galvanized iron sheet tray.

URI: http://localhost:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/313

6. ME-105 Manufacturing Practice – Introduction to Blacksmithy 
Dr. Lakkoju Sankara Rao, (Dept. of Metallurgical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi, )
This videos gives an introduction to blacksmithy and describes the procedure of making mild steel pipe hook

  URI: http://localhost:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/265
 
7. ME-105 Manufacturing Practice-Introduction to Electroplating 
Dr. Lakkoju Sankara Rao, (Dept. of Metallurgical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi, )
This video gives an introduction to the electroplating and shows the step by step procedure to make copper and nickel electroplating on a mild steel rod.

URI: http://localhost:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/268
 
8. Introduction to carpentry 
Dr. Lakkoju Sankara Rao, (Dept. of Metallurgical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi, )
This video helps the students to understand the step by step procedure to prepare T-bridle joint in the carpentry shop.
 
  URI: http://localhost:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/267
 
9. ME-105 Manufacturing Practice-Introduction to Anvil (Blacksmithy tool) 
Dr. Lakkoju Sankara Rao, (Dept. of Metallurgical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi, )
 This video clearly explains the different parts and their functions of the anvil
URI: http://localhost:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/266
 

10. ME-105 Manufacturing Practice- Introduction to Blacksmithy Hearth 
Dr. Lakkoju Sankara Rao, (Dept. of Metallurgical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi, )
This video shows different parts of the Blacksmithy hearth and their importance
 URI: http://localhost:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/265
 

  1. Organised National Seminar on “Technological Advancement in Man-made Appliances of Rural Area(TAMAR)”, January 4-6, 2019 as Organsing Secretary in Main Workshop, Indian Institute of Technology(BHU), Varanasi.
  2. Played a key role as Local Advisory committee member of International Conference on Recent Advances in Composite Materials (ICRACM) -2019 by presenting the  Inauguration & Valedictory function of the conference and well organized the invited and technical lectures of the different sessions.
  3. Organized National Seminar on “National Workshop on Jugaad in Manufacturing (NWJM)”, January 8-9, 2011 as Organsing committee member in Main Workshop, Indian Institute of technology(BHU), Varanasi.
  4.  Presented the Main Workshop with different technical models in the Centenary Celebration of IIT(BHU) 2019. As a key role member under the guidance of Prof. V.K. Srivastava, Prof. Inhcarge and Mentor of the event I encouraged the technical staff of Shri Karun Vishwakarma(fabricated Mini Atta Chakki), Shri Shree Kumar( fabricated Mini Rice paddy Cutter) and Ajay Kumar Yadav (fabricated Portable Omniversal Profile Cutting Machine for wood metal and stone) 
  • Member (2018),Internal Purchase Committee, Main workshop,  IIT (BHU), Varanasi.
  • Deputy Centre superintendent(3rd Feb.,2018) for the post of Junior Assisstant recruitment test in the Department  of Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engg., IIT(BHU), Varanasi.
  • Deputy Centre superintendent(,2018) for the post of Junior Library Assisstant recruitment test in the Department  of Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engg., IIT(BHU), Varanasi.
  • Member (2017) of the press and publicity committee, IIT (BHU), Varanasi.
  • Member(2018)  of the Review Committee, Main workshop,  IIT (BHU), Varanasi
  • Member(2019) of the Main Workshop, condemnation commitee.

 
 

S.No.

Name of the student

Roll No.

Year

Title

Role

Award status

1

Mr. Sourabh Kumar

19132049

2019-2021

Semi-solid processing of MMC and its machining

Co-Supervisor

Awarded

2

Mr. Vipin Kr  Yadav

19132053

2019-2021

Characterization and Machining of MMC

Co-Supervisor

Awarded

3

Mr. Pranav Anand

20132047

2020-2022

Machinibiltiy studyof MMC produced through Semi-solid processing

Co-Supervisor

In progress