Dr. Ashok Kumar Nallathambi


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Educational Qualification

Examination Board / University Year Division/ Grade Subjects
Ph.D Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany 2010 Faculty of Systems and Process Engineering, (Summa cum laude) Thermomechanical simulation of direct chill casting process
M.Tech Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 2006 Department of Applied Mechanics Engineering Mechanics (Solid Mechanics)
B.E Madurai Kamaraj University, PSNA College of Engg. & Tech., Dindigul 2001 Department of Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering

Employment Profile

Employer Job Title From To
National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli Assistant Professor June, 2018 Till date
Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
University Lecturer
Group Leader
Post Doctoral Researcher


June, 2014
July, 2012
July, 2010


May, 2018
May, 2014
June, 2012


Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai Project Officer June, 2006 February, 2007
Anna University, PSY Engineering College, Sivaganga. Lecturer September, 2001 July, 2004


  • Thermal stresses in heat treatment of metals
  • Peridynamics for thermomechanical applications
  • Industrial Continuous Casting Process
  • Quench cracks
  • FEM

Sponsored Projects

Project Title Funding Agency Amount (in Lakhs) Period Role
Experimental Investigation of thermal cracking due to rewetting phenomena during metal quenching process SERB – Science and Engineering Research Board 30.51 2019, December - 2021, December PI
Hot Tearing During Solidification - Hosted Dr.-Ing. Nyein Nyein Linn from Myanmar FICCI - AIRTF - DST 3.30 2020, February - 2020, July PI
Experimental Investigation of water ejection during metal quenching NITT – Seed Grant 5.00 2019, December - 2021,December PI


Ph.D Guidance

Name of the PhD Scholar Title of PhD Thesis Role Year of Award
Jijo Prasad J R Peridynamic Modelling of hot crack propagation during metal quenching Supervisor Ongoing from 2019
Saravanakumar P Modeling and experimentation of quench crack in Semi-solid aluminum plates Supervisor Ongoing from 2018
Gaurav A Kulkarni Local Heat Transfer and Stress Analysis of Direct Chill Casting Process - Micro-Macro Transactions - Volume 34 - ISBN: 978-3-86912-157-4. Co-Supervisor 2018
Pavan Kumar Penumakala Thermomechanical simulation of continuous and semicontinuous casting of metals - Micro-Macro Transactions - Volume 14 - ISBN: 978-3-86912-113- 0. Co-Supervisor 2014

Project Guidance

No. of PG thesis guided - 26

No. of UG project guided - 7

Professional Membership

  • German Materials Society (DGM)

Contact Address

Dr.-Ing. Ashok Kumar Nallathambi

Assistant Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering

 NIT Tiruchirappalli.

Mobile: +91 95003 10739

Email : nashok@nitt.edu, ashok.kumar.nallathambi@gmail.com

Last Modified: January, 2022