Dr. T. Srinivasa Rao

Dr. T. Srinivasa Rao


Dr. T. Srinivasa Rao


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tsrao@nitt.edu, tsrao60@gmail.com

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Bio Sketch

Academic Details

Degree Discipline University Class/Division Year of Passing
B.Tech. Metallurgical Engineering R.E.C., Warangal First Class with Distinction 1982
M.Tech. Foundry Engineering I.I.T., Kharagpur ‘A’ Grade 1984
Ph.D. Powder Metallurgy Bharathidasan University Thesis Highly Commended 1992
Post Doctoral Research --- University of Texas at Austin, USA (1995) under BOYSCAST Fellowship, DST, Govt. of India


Research Interests

  • Development of Composites through Powder Metallurgy
  • Development of High Performance Titanium Aluminides through Mechanical Alloying
  • Synthesis of Nanomaterials through Mechanical Alloying
  • Development of Hydrogen Storage Materials through Mechanical Alloying


Recent Publications

  1. Veera Venkata Nagaraju, K., Kumaran, S. and Srinivasa Rao, T., (2021) “Optimization of microwave processing parameters on powder-metallurgical 316L stainless steels”, Mater. Manuf. Process., 1-13. (DOI:10.1080/10426914.2021.2001512).
  2. Veera Venkata Nagaraju, K., Kumaran, S. and Srinivasa Rao, T., (2021) “Microwave sintering response of different grade stainless steels and its influence on metallurgical properties”, Powder Metall., 1-14. (DOI:10.1080/00325899.2021.1981656).
  3. Veera Venkata Nagaraju, K., Kumaran, S. and Srinivasa Rao, T., (2021). “Densification kinetics of P/M austenitic (316L) stainless steels processed by rapid microwave hybrid heating method at various conditions”, Adv. Mater. Process. Technol., 1-14. (DOI:10.1080/2374068X.2021.1970993).
  4. Veera Venkata Nagaraju, K., Kumaran, S. and Srinivasa Rao, T., (2021) “Electrochemical behaviour of various grade P/M stainless steels processed by rapid microwave hybrid sintering (super-solidus) method”, Mater. Lett., 302, 130394. (DOI: 10.1016/j.matlet.2021.130394).
  5. Nagaraju, K.V.V., Kumaran, S. and Srinivasa Rao, T., (2019) “Microwave sintering of 316L stainless steel: Influence of sintering temperature and time”, Mater. Today: Proc., 27(5), 1-6. (DOI: 10.1016/j.matpr.2019.09.062).
  6. T. Sakthivel, P. Sruthi, P. Parameswaran, G.V.S. NageswaraRao, K. Laha, T. SrinivasaRao, Enhancement in Creep Strength of Modified 9CR-1Mo Steel Through Thermo Mechanical Treatment, Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, 70 (2016).
  7. B. Bhatt, T.S.R.Ch. Murthy, P.K.Limaye, A. Nagaraj, K. Singh, J.K. Sonber, K. Sairam, A. Sashanka, G.V.S. NageswaraRao, T. SrinivasaRao, Tribological studies of monolithic chromium diboride against cemented tungsten carbide (WC-Co) under dry condition, Ceramic International, 42 (2016)15536-15546.
  8. Vidhyasagar Reddy, J.K. Sonber, K. Sairam, T.S.R.Ch. Murthy, Shankar Kumar, G.V.S. NageswaraRao, T. SrinivasaRao, J.K. Chakravartty, Densification and Mechanical Properties of CrB2+MoSi2 based Novel Composites, Ceramic International, 41 (2015) 7611-7617.
  9. B. Mahesh, K. Sairam, J.K. Sonber, T.S.R.Ch. Murthy, G.V.S. NageswaraRao, T. SrinivasaRao, J.K. Chakravartty, Sinterability Studies of Monolithic Chromium Diboride (CrB2) by Spark Plasma Sintering, Int. Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials, 52 (2015) 66-69.
  10. Shankar Kumar, K. Sairam, J.K. Sonber, T.S.R.Ch. Murthy, Vidhyasagar Reddy, G.V.S.NageswaraRao, T. SrinivasaRao, Hot-Pressing of MoSi2 reinforced B4C Composites, Ceramic International, 40 (2014) 16099-16105.

No. of Projects (Completed): 9

1.Development ofHighPerformanceTi-AlIntermetallic Composites through Mechanical Alloying (2002) Sponsored by DRDO, Rs.24.97lakhs-(Principal Investigator).

2.Studies on Sintering Behaviour of Nano CrystallineW-Ni-Fe Composite Powders produced by Mechanical Alloying (2003) Sponsored by MHRD, Rs.9.00lakhs-(Principal Investigator).

3.Development of Iron based Multicomponent and Nano Dispersed Bulk Metallic Glasses throughMA for industrial Applications(2007) Sponsored by DST, Rs.24.65lakhs -(Co-Investigator).

4.Development of Magnesium-Scandium Alloys and theirStructure-Property Correlation(2008) Sponsored by AR &DB (DRDO), Rs.26.29lakhs -(Co-Investigator).

5. Development of Nano and Metastable Magnesium based Multicomponent Alloys through MA for Hydrogen Storage Applications(2008) Sponsored by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Rs.23.59lakhs -(Co-Investigator).

6.Development of Nanostructure and Bimodal Nanostructured Aluminium Alloys by Severe Plastic Deformation (SPD)(2008) Sponsored by DRDO, Rs.25.85lakhs-(Co-Investigator).

7.Synthesis and Characterization of Nanomaterials for Engineering Applications(2009) Sponsored by DST (Nano Mission) Rs.5.72Crore-(Principal Investigator).

8. Development and Evaluation of Wear Properties of Boron Carbide and Chromium Diboride for control rod applications in Nuclear Reactor (2013) Sponsored by BRNS Rs.46.655 lakhs - (Co-Principal Investigator).

9. Enhancement of type IV cracking Resistance of Modified 9Cr-1Mo Ferritic Steel by Thermo Mechanical Treatment (August 2014) Sponsored by BRNS Rs.40.02 lakhs –(Principal Investigator).

No. of Projects (In Progress): 1

1. Development of Oxide Dispersion Strengthened Tungsten Heavy Alloys – Study their Structure-Property Relation (January 2021) Sponsored by ARMREM/MAA/2021/232 – Rs.87.18 lakhs (Co - PI).