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Dr. D. Nagarajan


Dr. D. Nagarajan


Assistant Professor

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MNAB / 101

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Degree University/ Institution Year of Passing Subject %of Marks
PhD in Engineering The University of Queensland, Australia. 2014 Materials Engineering Not Applicable
M.S by Research IIT Madras 2006 Metallurgical & Materials Engg. 8.0/ I Class
B.E Govt. College of Engg. Salem, Tamil Nadu. 2002 Metallurgical Engineering 79.2/ I Class

Experience: [Total 12.50 years à Teaching – 7 yrs; R&D labs and Industry – 5 ½ yrs]

S. No. Positions held Name of the Institute From To
Post – PhD (8 yrs)
1 Assistant Professor – AGP 8000 NIT Tiruchirappalli 21-09-2022 Till Date
2 Assistant Professor – AGP 7000 NIT Tiruchirappalli May’18 20-09-2022
3 Assistant Professor – AGP 7000 NIT Rourkela Jul’ 15 May’18
4 Research Associate Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), Univ. of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. Nov‘13 Dec’14
Pre – PhD (4.50 yrs)
1 Postgraduate Researcher University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. Aug ‘07 Oct ‘08
2 Scientist/ Engineer ‘SC’ Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, ISRO, Trivandrum. No* ‘05 May ‘07
3 Graduate Engineer Trainee Uttam Galva Steels Ltd, Khopoli, Maharastra. Sep ‘02 Jun ‘03

Areas of Research: Metal Forming Processes (Sheet & Bulk); Dieless Forming Techniques - Incremental forming and Multi-point forming; Flow forming of light alloys for aerospace, automotive and biomedical applications; Casting of tension/ compression asymmetry free magnesium alloys.

Sponsored Research Projects: (Ongoing è 2 (as PI), 1 (Co-PI); Completed è 1 (PI); Under review è 1)

Sl. No Funding Agency Title of Project Value Duration Status Role
1 ISRO – YUKTI SANCHITA Realisation of Al Alloy AA2219 / AA2014 Integrally stiffened cylindrical structure through flow forming Rs. 88.27 Lakhs Mar’22 – Mar’24 (2 yrs) Ongoing PI
2 ISRO - RESPOND Understanding the Forming Behaviour of C103 Alloy in Different Treated Conditions for Rocket Engine Nozzle Applications Rs. 32.64 Lakhs Feb’20 – Feb’23 (3 yrs) Ongoing PI
3 DST Indo-Czech Project Development of high strength and low young’s modulus, bioactive & antibacterial porous titanium structures for orthopaedic implants Rs. 36.50 Lakhs Jul’ 20 – Jun’ 23 Ongoing Co-PI
4 SERB - ECR Formability Analysis of Magnesium AZ31 Alloy Sheets during the Incremental Forming Process. Rs. 12.10 Lakhs Jul’18 – Jul’21 Completed PI


  • Refereed International Journal: Published – 17
  • Conferences - 17 (International - 12, National - 5)

Students’ Thesis Supervision:

* PhD Research: 6 (Ongoing) è Full Time – 4; External – 1; QIP - 1 * Master’s Thesis: Ongoing – 5; Completed – 16. * B. Tech: Ongoing – 2; Completed – 12.

Subjects taught at Undergraduate level:

* Metal Forming Technology * Non-Destructive Testing and Failure Analysis * Special Steels and Cast Irons * Metallurgical Thermodynamics * Metal Forming and Particulate Processing Lab * Heat Treatment Lab * Non-ferrous Metallography & Characterization Lab * Ferrous Metallography Laboratory

Lab Development:

Introduced MTLR35 - Metal Forming and Particulate Processing Laboratory in the B. Tech curriculum (2 credit course) for the academic year 2019-2020, and procured lab equipments such as Hydraulic press, Rolling mill, Erichsen cupping tester, Electrolytic grid printing machine, Load cells, LVDT, and Extrusion setup.

Administrative Responsibilities:

* Member of NITT- TATA Steel MoU committee * Member of NITT – TATA Motors MoU committee * Member in Library Advisory Committee * Department timetable in-charge and MIS coordinator * Faculty Advisor for the Metallurgical & Materials Engg Association (MMEA) student chapter * Faculty Advisor for 2nd year B. Tech MME

National Programme (GIAN) Conducted:

Conducted 2 weeks course titled “Materials Selection in Engineering Design” with Prof. Carlos H Caceres, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia from 12-23rd December 2016.

Products Developed:

Name of the component Customer Name Remarks
Rocket Nozzle ISRO Component made using the metal spinning process without any welded joints. Lead time and production cost was reduced drastically.
Cranial implant Govt. Veterinary Hospital, Orathanadu & National Health Scotland (NHS) The component was very first time made using the incremental sheet forming (ISF) process, which helps to save the life of trauma patients/ animals.