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Dr. Sunil Mohan
Department of Metallurgical Engineering Indian Institute of Technology
Area of Interest: 
Alloy Development Composites Tribology Transport Processes

I joined this department in 1992. My teaching area is Transport Processes, Composite Materials, Tribology of Materials and my research area is Tribology of Alloys and Composites. 

Books Chapters and Research Papers
1. Sunil Mohan and Anita Mohan, ‘Wear, Friction and Prevention of Tribo-Surfaces by Coatings/Nanocoatings’in Anti-Abrasive Nanocoatings: Current and Future Applications, Elsevier pp. 3-22 (2015)
2. Sunil Mohan, Rakesh Kr. Gautam and Anita Mohan‘Tribology and Aluminium Matrix Composites’, in Processing Techniques and Tribological Behavior of Composite Materials, IGI Global, USA, pp.126-48 (2015)
3. R.C. Gupta, editor S.N. Ojha, J.P. Pathak and S. Mohan (Associate editor),Proceeding of Int. Conf. Environmental Management in Metallurgical Industries Allied Publishers, 2000.
 ResearchPapers Published
1. G. Gautam, N. Kumar, A. Mohan, R. K. Gautam, S. Mohan,“Synthesis and Characterization of Tri-aluminide insitu Composites”, Journal of Material Science 51 (2016) pp. 8055-8074.
2. N. Kumar, G. Gautam, R. K. Gautam, A. Mohan, S. Mohan.“A Study on Mechanical Properties and Strengthening Mechanisms of AA5052/ZrB2 insitu Composite”, Journal of Engineering Mat. and Technol.-Transaction of ASME (Accepted)
3. G. Gautam, N. Kumar, A. Mohan, R. K. Gautam, S. Mohan,“High Temperature Tensile and Tribological Behaviour of Hybrid (ZrB2+Al3Zr)/AA5052 insitu Composite”, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A 47A (2016), pp. 4709-4720.
4. G. Gautam, N. Kumar, A. Mohan, R. K. Gautam, S. Mohan,“Tribology and Surface Topography of insitu (ZrB2+Al3Zr)/AA5052 hybrid Composites”,
Journal of Material Science (under review)
5. M. R. Kumar, S. Mohan, C. K. Behera“Measurement of Activity of Indium in Liquid Bi-In-Sn Alloys by EMF Method” Journal of Electronic Materials (JEMS) DOI 10.1007/s11664-016-4574-6
6. N. Kumar, G. Gautam, R. K. Gautam, A. Mohan, S. Mohan.“Synthesis and Characterization of TiB2 Reinforced Aluminium Matrix composites: A Review”. Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India) - Series D, (2015) DOI 10.1007/s40033-015-0091-7.
7. G. Gautam, N. Kumar, A. Mohan, R. K. Gautam, S. Mohan,“Strengthening Mechanisms of (Al3Zrmp+ZrB2np)/AA5052 Hybrid Composites”,    
Journal of Composite Materials (2016) DOI 10.1177/0021998316631811.
8. N. Kumar, G. Gautam, R. K. Gautam, A. Mohan, S. Mohan.“Wear, Friction and Profilometer Studies of insitu AA5052/ZrB2 Composites”,    
Tribology International 97 (2016), pp. 313–326.
9. Anita Mohan, Gaurav Gautam, Narendra Kumar, Sunil Mohan, R. K. Gautam,“Synthesis and tribological properties of AA5052 base insitu composites”, Composite Interfaces 23(6) (2016) pp.503-518
10. S. Mohan, G. Gautam, N. Kumar, R. K. Gautam, A. Mohan, A. K. Jaiswal,“Dry sliding wear behaviour of Al-SiO2 composites”, Composite Interfaces 23(6) (2016) pp.493-502.
11. G. Gautam, N. Kumar, A. Mohan, R.K. Gautam, S. Mohan,“Tribology and surface topography of tri-aluminide reinforced composites”, Tribology International 97 (2016) pp. 49–58.
12. N. Kumar, G. Gautam, R. K. Gautam, A. Mohan, S. Mohan.“High Temperature Tribology of AA5052/ZrB2 PAMCs”, Journal of Tribology-Transaction of ASME 139 (2017) pp. 011601-1-011601-12.
13. N. Kumar, R.K. Gautam, S. Mohan.“Wear and Friction Behaviour of in-situ AA5052/ZrB2 Composites under Dry Sliding Conditions”. Tribology in Industry, 37(2) (2015), pp. 244-256. 
14. Narendra Kumar, Rakesh Kumar Gautam, Sunil Mohan.“In-situ Development of ZrB2 Particles and Their Effect on Microstructure and Mechanical properties of AA5052 Metal-Matrix Composites”. Materials and Design, 80 (2015) pp.129-136
15. Rahul Agarwal, Anita Mohan, Sunil Mohan & Rakesh Kr. Gautam,“Synthesis and Characterization of Al/Al3Fe Nanocomposite for Tribological Applications” ASME journal of Tribology, 136 (2014) pp. 012001-1 – 9
16. S. Sarkar, S. Tripathy and S. Mohan,“Effect of Si and Mg Addition on Dry Sliding Wear of Al-Fly Ash Metal Matrix Composite” International Journal of Material and Mechanical Engineering (IJMME) 3(2) (2014), pp. 31-37
17. R. K. Gautam, Manvandra Kumar Singh, Anita Mohan and Sunil Mohan“Development of Copper Based Tungsten Carbide (WC) Nano - Composite and their Mechanical and Tribological Properties” Book: Recent Advances in Composite Materials, Ed. V.K.Srivastava, First edition, Bloomsbury Publishing India Pvt.Ltd., (2013) pp. 301-09
18. R.K.Gautam, Anita Mohan and Sunil Mohan, “Fabrication and Characterisation of Al-Al2O3 Composite by Mechanical Alloying” Materials Science Forum, 736 (2013) pp. 81-97.
19. S. Srivastava, S. Mohan, Yogesh Srivastava and Aman J. Shukla“Study of Wear and Friction Behaviour of Immiscible as-cast Al-Sn/Graphite Composite” Int. Journal of Modern Engineering Research (IJMER), 2(2) (2012), pp. 25-42
 20. S. Srivastava and S. Mohan“Study of Wear and Friction of Al-Fe Metal-Matrix Composite Produced by Liquid Metallurgical Method” Tribology in Industry, 33(3), (2011) pp. 128-137.
 21. R.K.Gautam, Sandeep Dan, Sunil Mohan and Anita Mohan“Tribological behavior of Cast Al/Fe Composite Prepared by Stir Casting Route”
Proceedings of National Tribology Conference – 2011” IIT Roorkee, December 8-10, (2011) pp. 28
22. S.Sarkar, S.Sen , S.C.Mishra, M.K.Kudelwar, S.Mohan“Studies on Aluminium– Fly ash Composites Produced by Impeller Mixing”Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites 29 (2010) pp. 144-48.
23. S. Sarkar, A. Mohan, C. K. Behera and S. Mohan,“Comparative study of Sliding Wear Characteristics of Ni- and N-Austenitic Steels”, Tribology- Materials, Surfaces and Interfaces 3(2009) pp.92-96.
24. S. Mohan and J.P. Pathak & R.K. Gautam“Tribological Behaviour of Carbon - Carbon Composite”, Tribology- Materials, Surfaces and Interfaces 1(4) (2008), pp. 190-196. 
25. S. Mohan, J. P. Pathak, S. Sarkar, and Nitin Chander, “Surface Studies of Centrifugally Cast Aluminium based Lead Bearing Alloys”, Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites 27(13) (2008) pp. 1461-72.
S.Sarkar, S.C. Panigrahi, S.Mohan, “Effect of Particle Distribution on the Properties of Aluminium Matrix in- situ Particulate Composites” Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites 27(11) (2008) pp. 1177-87.
S.Mohan and S.Srivastava, “Surface Behaviour of As-Cast Al-Fe Intermetallic Composite”, Tribology Letters 22(1) (2006) pp. 45-51.
J.P.Pathak, S.Mohan, J.K.Singh and S.N.Ojha, “Centrifugal casting of Leaded Aluminium Alloys”, Int. J. of Cast Metal Research October issue 19(5) (2006) pp. 283-288.
J.P.Pathak, J.K.Singh and S.Mohan“Synthesis and characterization of aluminium-silicon- silicon carbide composites”, Indian Journal of Engineering and Material Sciences June (2006) pp. 238-246.
J.P. Pathak, S.Mohan and D. Rai, “Dry Sliding Wear Behaviour of Martensitic Ni-Cr-Mo-V Steel Under Different Operating Loads”, Metals Materials & Processes 17(1), (2005) pp. 43-54.
J.P.Pathak, S. Sarkar and S. Mohan“ Fabrication and Characterization of Graphitic aluminium-silicon Composite”, Abstract in Trans. IIM 58(5) (2005).
J.P. Pathak and S. Mohan, ‘Wear of Conventional and Experimental Aluminium Bearing Alloys Sliding Under Lubrication’, Metallkunde 96 (2005) pp. 297-303.
J.P.Pathak, S.Mohan, K.K.Sahoo and R.C.Gupta, “Synthesis and Characterisation of Graphitic Aluminium Composites”, Proc. Int. Conf. on Recent Advances in Composite Materials, Mech. Engg. Dept., Banaras Hindu University, India, 17-19 Dec. (2004) pp. 410-416.
S.Srivastava, S.Mohan and R.C.Gupta, “Production of Al-Fe composites by liquid metallurgy for tribological applications”, Proc. of 4th International Conference on Industrial Tribology, ICIT’04 held on 15-18 December, 2004 in Mumbai, Organised by IOCL, BPCL, HPCL and L&T Ltd. Under the aegis of Tribological Society of India (2004) pp. 428-433.
S.Mohan and J.P.Pathak, “Substitution of Tin by Lead in Commercial Al-Base Alloys to Improve Seizure Resistance”, Indian Journal of Tribology 3(1-2) (2004) pp. 9-12.
J.P. Pathak and S. Mohan, “Tribological Behaviour of Conventional Al-Sn and Equivalent Al-Pb Alloys Under Lubrication”, Bull. Mat. Sci. 26(2003) pp. 315-20.
R.C. Gupta, J.P. Gautam and S. Mohan, “Water Hycinth Char Addition in Iron Ore Pellet: An Exploratory Study”, ISIJ 43(2) (2003) pp. 259-61.
R.K.Gautam, J.P.Pathak and S.Mohan“Wear Characteristics of Carbon-Carbon Composite Under Dry and Semi-Dry Conditions”, XIII National Conference of Indian Society of Mechanical Engineers, IITR (2003) pp. MD-079/1-7.
J.P.Pathak, G.B.Rudrakshi,S.Mohan and S.N.Ojha, “A Comparative Study on Tribology of Some Commercial and Experimental Bearing Alloys”, Proc. Int. Conf. on Non-Ferrous Metals,Organised by Corporate Monitor and Met. Engg. Dept.,BHU, (2003) pp. 13/1-13/7.
J.P.Pathak, B.K.Haldar, G.B.Rudrakshi, S.Mohan and S.N.Ojha, “Leaded Copper and Leaded Aluminium Copper Bearing Alloys”, Proc. National Seminar on Advances in Materials and Their Processing (AMTP), Basoveshwar Engg. College, Bagalkot, (2003) 71.
S. Mohan, J.P. Pathak, R.C. Gupta and S. Srivastava, “Wear Behaviour of Graphitic Aluminium Composite Sliding Under Dry Conditions”, Z. Metallkunde, 93 (2002) pp. 1245-51.
S. Mohan, V. Prakash, J.P. Pathak, “Wear Characteristics of HSLA Steel”, Wear 252 (2002) pp.16-25.
J.P. Pathak, S. Mohan and R.C.Gupta, “Advances in Near Net Shape Components Manufacturing Foundry Techniques”, Proc. XIV National Convention of Production Engineering, Mech. Engg. Dept. BHU, Varanasi, (2002) pp. 389-396.
J.P.Pathak and S.Mohan, “Development of Aluminium Lead Alloys for Plain Bearing Applications”, Proc.Int. Conf. On Non-Ferrous Metals, Mech. 2002, Nonferrous Materials Tech. Dev. Centre, Hyderabad, (2002) pp. 96-101.
J.P. Pathak and Sunil Mohan“Wear Behaviour of Ni-Cr-Mo-V Steel Under Dry Sliding”, Z. Metalukunde, 93 (2002) pp. 1140-45.  
J.P. Pathak and S. Mohan, “Preparation and Properties of Aluminium-1wt.% Copper-Ferritic Gray Iron Particulate Composites” Aluminium In India, 2 (2002) pp. 3-7.
J.P. Pathak, S. Mohan and V. Singh, “Wear Behaviour of Titanium Alloy GTM-900 under Dry Sliding”, Indian J. Engg. and Mat.Sci.,9(2002) pp. 351-58.
S. Mohan and J.P. Pathak, “Sliding Wear Behaviour of Ni-Cr-Mo Steel”, Proc. National Seminar on Adv. in Materials and Processing, Dept. of Met. and Mat. Engg. IIT, Roorkee, (2001) pp. 72-77.
J.P. Pathak, S. Mohan and V. Singh, “Robotic Automation in Metal Casting”, Proc. National Conference on Manufacturing Challenges in 21st Century, Mechanical Engineering (2000) pp. S-IV B5.1-10.
O.P. Sinha, S. Mohan, R.C. Gupta, “Laboratory Plasma Arc Melting System Fabrication and Characterization - A Less Noise Generating System’,
Proceeding International Conference on Environmental Management in Metallurgical Industries, Met. Engg., IT-BHU(2000) pp.353-59.
Sunil Mohan and J.P. Pathak, “Metals-Ceramic Particulate Composites: Preparation and Characterisation”, Aluminium India, 17 (2000) pp.26-30.
M.K. Srivastava,R.K. Mandal, Sunil Mohan, J.P. Pathak and S.N. Ojha, “Wear Characteristics of Al-Al2O3 Composite Produced by Powder Metallurgy Process”, Indian Journal of Engineering and Materials Sciences, 6 (1999) pp. 27-33.
J.P. Pathak, Sunil Mohan and V. Singh, “Evaluation of Wear Resistance of Al-Li Alloy under Dry Sliding”, Aluminium India, 15(1998) pp. 9-11.
J.P. Pathak and Sunil Mohan“Abrasive Wear Characteristics of As-Cast Aluminium Silicon Alloys under Dry Sliding against Corundum Disc”,
Indian Foundry Journal, (1998) pp. TP-5-10.
Sunil Mohan and J.P. Pathak, “Aluminium-Lead Alloy as the Potential Bearing Material of the 21st Century”, Proc. of the International Conference on Aluminium, INCAL'98; New Delhi, Eds. D.H. Sastry, S. Subramanian, K.S.S. Murthy and K.P. Abraham, Vol. 2 (1998) pp. 321-26.
J.P. Pathak, Sunil Mohan and D. Rai, “Influence of Basic Properties on the Wear Characteristics of C-Mn-Si Pearlitic Steel”, Tool and Alloy Steels, (1997) pp. 27-33.
A.K. Ghose, J. Pal, N. Prasad, S. Singh and S. Mohan“A Mathematical Model for Reblow of Basic Oxygen Steelmaking Furnace”, Tool and Alloy Steel, 31(8) (1997) 20.
Sunil Mohan and J.P. Pathak, “Friction in Metals and Alloys”, Banaras Metallurgist, 14-15 (1997) pp. 217-20.
P. Rajeev, Sunil Mohan, V. Agarwala and R.C. Agarwala, “High Temperature Deformation Characterisation of Titanium Aluminides”, BHM 141 (1996) pp. 122-24.  
P. Rajeev, Sunil Mohan, V. Agarwala and R.C. Agarwala, “Mathematical Modelling for High Temperature Deformation Characteristics of Ti-50 at. % Al Intermetallics”, BHM 140 (1995).     
S. Srivastava, Sunil Mohan, V. Agarwala and R.C. Agarwala, “The Effect of Ageing in Rheocast Leaded Aluminium Alloy”, Metallkunde, 85(1994) pp.513-17.  62. S. Srivastava, Sunil Mohan, V. Agarwala and R.C. Agarwala, “The Effect of Aging on Wear Characteristics of the Rheocast-Leaded Aluminium Alloy”,
Met. Trans. 25A (1994) pp. 851-56.
Rajnish Garg, Sunil Mohan, V. Agarwala and Ramesh C. Agarwala, “Wear Characteristics of a Rheocast Leaded Aluminium Metal-Metal Composite”,
Z. Metallkunde, 84 (1993) pp. 721-24.
Sunil Mohan, V. Agarwala and S. Ray, “Production of Al-Pb Composites”, Banaras Metallurgist, 12-13 (1993) pp. 67-71.
65. S. M
ohan, V. Agarwala and S. Ray, “Microstructure of Stircast Al-Pb Metal-Metal Composites”, Material Trans. JIM 33 (1992) pp.1057-62.
Sunil Mohan, V. Agarwala and S. Ray, “Microstructure and Wear Characteristics of Rheocast Al-Pb Bearing Alloys”, Material Trans. JIM 33 (1992) pp.861-69.
Sunil Mohan, V. Agarwala and S. Ray, “Fabrication of Cast Leaded Aluminium Alloys”, BHM 137 (1992) pp. 430-34.
Anita Srivastava, Sunil Mohan, V. Agarwala and R.C. Agarwala, “On the Crystallization Behaviour of Ni-17.8 at. % B Electroless Deposit, Z. Metallkunde, 83 (1992) pp. 254-57.                                                                                
Anita Srivastava, Sunil Mohan, V. Agarwala and R.C. Agarwala, “Factors Influencing the Deposition Rate of Ni-B Electroless Films”, Z. Metallkunde, 83 (1992) pp. 251-153.                                                                                                           
Sunil Mohan, Vijaya Agarwala and Subrata Ray, “Friction Characteristics of Stircast Al-Pb Alloys”, Wear 157 (1992) pp. 9-17.
71. Sunil Mohan, Vijaya Agarwala and Subrata Ray,“Liquid-Liquid Dispersion for Fabrication of Al-Pb Metal-Metal Composites”, Materials Sci. and Engg. A144 (1991) pp.215-19.
Sunil Mohan, Vijaya Agarwala and Subrata Ray, “The Effect of Lead Content on the Wear Characteristics of a Stir-Cast Aluminium-Lead Alloy”, Wear, 140 (1990) pp. 83-92. Cited in Metals Handbook, vol. 18, 10th ed., ASM, Materials Park, OH, 1992, pp. 741–757.
Sunil Mohan, V. Agarwala and S. Ray, “Novel Casting Techniques in the Production of Leaded Aluminium Alloys”, International Conference on Recrystallization in Metallic Materials, RECRYSTALLIZATION' 90, The University of Wollongong, Australia, Conf.  Proc. Editor T. Chandra TMS Publication (1990) pp. 629-35.
74. Sunil Mohan, V. Agarwala and S. Ray,
“Wear Characteristics of Rheocast and Stircast Al-Pb Metal - Metal Composites”, Edited by P.K. ROHATGI, P.J. Blau & C.S. Yust, Conference Proceedings, Tribology of Composite Materials, ASM International. The Materials Information Society (1990) pp. 189-93.
75. Sunil Mohan, Vijaya Agarwala and Subrata Ray,“Wear Characteristics of Stircast Aluminium-Lead Alloys”, Z. Metallkunde, 80 (1989) pp. 904-08.
76. Sunil Mohan, Vijaya Agarwala and Subrata Ray,“Dispersion of Liquid-Lead in Molten Aluminium by Stirring”, Z. Metallkunde, 80 (1989) pp. 439-43.
77. Sunil Mohan, Vijaya Agarwala and Subrata Ray,“Hypereutectic Al-Si Rheocast Alloys Part II: Tensile Properties”, Z. Metallkunde, 79 (1988) pp. 407-09.
78. Sunil Mohan, Vijaya Agarwala and Subrata Ray,“Hypereutectic Al-Si Rheocast Alloys Part I: Microstructural Features”, Z. Metallkunde, 79 (1988) pp. 403-06.

Chairman GATE, 2016, IIT (BHU)
Chairman Council of Wardens IIT Hostels, IIT-BHU (2012 – 2015)
Chairman Anti-ragging Squad (2012-2013)
Proctor BHU (2001- 2002)
Administrative Warden/Warden of IT-Hostel (1994 to 2000).
(vi)       Coordinator Industrial Metallurgy Division