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School of Engineering Sciences & technology

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total 7 296.86 Lakhs Awards won by the Faculty with details

M. Phil. Degrees awarded during the year 2013-14

4.10 School of Engineering Sciences & technology

School of Engineering Sciences & Technology (SEST) was established with a mission and objective to pursue high quality research and impart research-led education in emerging multi-disciplinary areas encompassing science, engineering and technology. SEST started functioning from the academic year 2008-09 by initiating an integrated M.Tech./Ph.D. programme in Materials Engineering. Integrated M.Tech/Ph.D programme in Nano Science and Technology commenced in the academic year 2010-2011. Ph.D. programmes in Materials Engineering and Nano Science and Technology have also been initiated. SEST will progressively expand to offer multi-disciplinary programmes in other frontier areas spanning varied engineering disciplines. SEST provides a perfect environment to pursue cutting-edge cross-disciplinary research in engineering sciences and technology by taking advantage of the facilities and expertise available with the well established schools of study at the University, particularly Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics & Computer/Information Sciences and Life Sciences. SEST is offering courses/research projects in collaboration with these Schools as well as the Centre for Nanotechnology (CFN), Advance Centre for Research on High Energy Materials (ACRHEM), Centre for Modeling, Simulation and Design (CMSD) and Central Instrumentation Laboratory (CIL) on campus.

SEST is collaborating closely with premier research institutions such as the Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory (DMRL), Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy & New Materials (ARCI), Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC), and Nonferrous Materials Technology Development Centre (NFTDC) located in Hyderabad. DMRL, ARCI, IICT and NFTDC have been formally recognized as SEST’s external research centers. Additionally, SEST is forging close links with MIDHANI Hyderabad and other diverse Indian industries, too, in an effort to build a vibrant program spanning high-quality scientific and applied research in Materials Engineering. Association with national research laboratories and reputed industries enabled SEST to conduct high quality research in frontier areas. Full-time faculty at SEST is composed of experienced academic and research scientists and talented, dynamic and enthusiastic young teachers and researchers. School also benefits greatly from the association of Chair Professors of great eminence. SEST would be further recruiting highly qualified staff in the disciplines of current interest. Some of the courses at SEST are being organized in modular form by inviting exceptionally qualified and renowned scientists and technologists from various national research organizations and educational institutions enabling very high standard of courses being offered. It is a matter of great pride that SEST’s research students bagged best paper awards at various international conferences during this academic year.

the School had the following teaching staff during the year:

Professor : Sundararaman Mahadevan

Associate Professor : Dibakar Das

Assistant Professors : Koteswararao V. Rajulapati, Pradip Paik, V. V. S. S. Srikanth, R.K. Dash, Swati Ghosh Acharyya

Chair Professors : A.K. Bhatnagar

(NASI – Senior Scientist Platinum Jubilee Fellow) K.A. Padmanabhan (University Chair Professor) J. L. Strudel (University Chair Professor) Visiting Professor : M.C. Valsakumar

Guest Faculty : A. Venugopala Rao

Visiting Fellow : Dr. -Ing. Venkata Sai Kiran Chakravadhanula

Institute for Nanotechnology (INT), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany (during January 2 – 16, 2014)

Dean : Prof. Sundararaman Mahadevan

the School offers Integrated M.tech./Ph.D. (Materials Engineering), Integrated M.tech./Ph.D. (Nano Science and technology), Ph.D. (Materials Engineering) and Ph.D. (Nano Science and technology) programmes. the student enrolment in the School during the year is given below:

M.Tech. (Materials Engineering) : 8

M.Tech. (Nanoscience and Technology) : 3 Ph.D. (Materials Engineering) (Regular & External) : 3

total : 14

17 M.Tech. degrees were awarded during the year.

the following seminars are conducted during the Year:



Name of the Speaker title Date

1 Dr. Ramana Reddy, ACIPCO Endowed Chair Professor Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

“Thermal Energy Storage Materials for Solar Power Generation”

August 1, 2013

2 Dr. P. Sudhakar

Haritha Ecological Institute Paloncha, Khammam

“A brief new concept on affordable and efficient mechanical testing machines”

August 7, 2013

3 Dr. Maddury S. Somayazulu Lab Manager & Research Scientist

CDAC at Geophysical Laboratory

Washington DC, USA

“Radial diffraction measurements in a diamond anvil cell: A technique to study plastic behavior in materials at extreme conditions”

August 30, 2013

4 Dr. Chandrasekhar V. Kulkarni Assistant Professor

(Guild Research Fellow –

“Nano- and Bio-Technology of Lipids” January 16, 2014

5 Dr. Maddury S. Somayazulu Lab Manager and Research Scientist, CDAC at Geophysical Laboratory, Washington DC, USA

1: Basics of high pressure techniques - introduction to diamond anvil cells, ruby pressure scale, gold pressure scale, what limits pressure, anvil geometry, cell geometry, pressure mediums, loading techniques and laboratory requirements.

2: Synchrotron techniques and high pressure research - how these developements have gone hand in hand. Basic synchrotron experiments - xrd - White beam Laue, monochromatic powder and single crystal diffraction, components of a synchrotron beam line, radial diffraction technique.

3: High pressure and high temperatures, laser heating, resistive heating, PVT equation of state and relevance to material science. Low temperature measurements - superconductivity, transport property measurements.

4: Impact of high pressure research on other fields - relevance to geophysics, material science. How DFT and predictive algorithms have changed the landscape and future directions - novel chemistry, novel materials, hydrogen storage, superhard materials.

January 20-22, 2014

6 Dr. B. Sreedhar Principal Scientist, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry Division, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology Hyderabad

“Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: Surface Characterization by X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy

March 12, 2014

7 Dr. Prabhat Kumar Managing Director HC Starck India Pvt. Ltd.

“Refractory Metals: Introduction and Recent Developments”

January 22, 2014 8 Dr. -Ing. Venkata

SaiKiranChakravadhanula Institute for

anotechnology (INT), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

“Introduction to Transmission Electron Microscopy:

Practical aspects from sample preparation to sample analysis.” 

January 6, 2014

the School organized the following Workshops/Discussion Meetings:

1. Discussion meet on “Dynamic Strain Ageing (DSA)”, February 15-16, 2014 at School of Engineering Sciences and technology, University of Hyderabad, Venue: ACRHEM, South Campus, UOH, Organizer-Prof. M.


2. Awareness workshop of “UGC-DAE CSR on Diffraction Techniques”, October 28-30, 2013, at School of Engineering Sciences and Technology (SEST), University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Jointly organized by SEST, UOH and UGC-DAE CSR, Mumbai Centre.

3. Andhra Pradesh Science Congress 2013, “Innovations in Science & Technology for Emerging Knowledge Society”, November 14-16, 2013, University of hyderabad, Hyderabad- Organized Theme section on

“Engineering Sciences” - Conveners: Prof. Sundararaman M and Dr. Dibakar Das

4. One day Course on “Refractory metals” - under the ASM-IIM Programme, January 23, 2014, School of Engineering Sciences and technology, University of Hyderabad Conveners: Dr. Koteswararao V Rajulapati, and Prof. M. Sundararaman

5. “Awareness Workshop of UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific  Research” during October 28-30, 2013, at School of Engineering Sciences and technology (SESt), University of hyderabad, hyderabad, Coordinators: Prof M. Sundararaman and Prof A. K. Bhatnagar, University of Hyderabad and Dr. P. D. babu, UGC-DAE-CSR.

Number of papers published in peer reviewed journals : 41

the following Prizes/Distinctions/Awards/Scholarships/Fellowships are secured by students and faculties during the year:

1. Prof M. Sundararaman elected Fellow of Electron Microscope Society of India.

2. M. Tech. Student Rahul has received “Best Innovative Student Project Award 2013” at Master’s Level by the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), for the M.Tech research work on “Development of Novel Nano Composites Using Unique Approaches and Their Mechanical and Tribological Characteristics” (Supervisor: Dr K V Rajulapati)

3. Ph. D. scholar Rahul has received “Best Paper Award” in National Conference on Innovations in Chemical Engineering 2013, Hyderabad, November 15-16, 2013 (Supervisor: Dr K V Rajulapati).

4. Ph. D. scholar Rahul has received “Second Best Paper Award” in IVBS 2013 (Welding Management for Sustainable Development), Visakhapatnam, November 22-23, 2013 (Supervisor: Dr K V Rajulapati).

5. Ph.D. scholar Ms. Alka Pareek has received “Best Oral presentation award”, in 11th ISESE-DM-2014, Electrochemical Society, Panjub, (organized by BARC) India, 2013 (Supervisor: Dr P Paik, SEST, UoH and Co-Supervisor: P. Borse, ARCI)

6. M. Tech. Student Mr. Vijay Bhooshan Kumar has received “Best Innovative Student Project Award 2013” at Master’s Level by the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), for the M. Tech. research work. (Supervisor:

Dr P. Paik)

7. Prof K A Padmanabhan’s expert-level book “Superplasticity”, published by Springer Verlag, Germany in 1980 was selected by the publisher in 2013 as one among 40 books they recognized as worthy of inclusion in

“Springer Book Archives” over a 163 year period (1842-2005) during which ~ 4500 books were published by the publishing house. These 40 books have been brought out under this new series as eBooks as well as print versions. They are being sold using a slogan “Great Minds Never Go out of Print”.

8. A technology for the manufacture of the undercarriage base plate fitting component using a multi-stage closed-die forging process, which reduces the “buy to fly” ratio from 18:1 to 4:1 was developed for Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), Government of India by Prof K A Padmanabhan and the product obtained has been declared as “airworthy” by a combined qualifying team drawn from the Centre for Military Airworthiness and Directorate of Civil Aviation, both belonging to Government of India. The technology has been transferred to ADA.

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