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Amit Arora

Associate Professor of Materials Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar

Biography

Dr. Amit Arora is Associate Professor of Materials Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar. He leads the Advanced Materials Processing Research Group at IIT Gandhinagar which works in the area of numerical modeling of welding and joining processes, additive manufacturing processes, and friction stir welding and processing including tool wear during FSW, numerical modeling of dissimilar FSW, and mechanical and electrochemical characterization of friction stir surface composites. Recent works have been published in journals such as Wear, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Heat and Mass Transfer.

Interests

  • Numerical Modeling of Additive Manufacturing
  • Modeling of Joining Processes
  • Friction Stir Welding and Processing
  • Corrosion Studies of Surface Composites
  • Aluminum Metal Matrix Composites

Education

  • PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, 2011

    The Pennsylvania State University, PA USA

  • M.Tech. in Metallurgical Engineering, 2005

    Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India

  • B.Tech. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, 2004

    Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Associate Professor

Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar

Jun 2021 – Present Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching - Materials science, Corrosion, Thermomechanical Processing, Welding Metallurgy
  • Research - Guiding graduate and undergraduate students
  • Institute building - Part of various institute activities and initiatives
 
 
 
 
 

Visiting Scholar

University of North Texas, Denton

Mar 2014 – Sep 2014 Denton, Texas USA
Modeling and simulation of Friction Stir Welding of Al, Mg, and Ti alloys, and steels
 
 
 
 
 

Assistant Professor

Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar

Oct 2011 – Jun 2021 Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching - Materials science, Corrosion, Thermomechanical Processing, Welding Metallurgy
  • Research - Guiding graduate and undergraduate students
  • Institute building - Part of various institute activities and initiatives

Awards & Recognition

Graduate Assistantship

Excellence-in-Research

Young Scientist Research Award

Best Poster Award

Best Research Poster Award

Best Research Poster Award to Amit Kumar Singh at the Zhi-Hong International summer school of advanced materials (ISS-AM, 2017 SJTU) organized by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai China (July 09 - 22, 2017).

Silver Medal - Masters’ Thesis

Second Prize for Masters’ Thesis of Anurag Gumaste by ASM International India National Council, ASM 2019, 3rd Materials Day, 19th October 2019.

First prize in the Metallography Contest (SEM category)

Best Poster Award

The Best Poster Award, and The Second Prize in the Group Presentation to Akshay Srivastava (M.Tech. 2020) at 5th Zhi-Hong International Summer School of Advanced Materials (ISS-AM) - Advanced Functional Materials, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China. 5th-17th July 2020.

Professional Membership

Life Member

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International Member

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Group news & gallery

You will find the news and pictures of new publications, awards, picnics and all other activities of the group here

M.Tech. thesis defense

Congratulations Akshay, Sudha and Nishkarsh!

Best Poster Award

The Best Poster Award, and The Second Prize in the Group Presentation- Zhi-Hong International Summer School of Advanced Materials

Our Team

Meet the contributors to the Advanced Materials Processing Research Group

Group Leader

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Amit Arora

Associate Professor of Materials Engineering

Current team

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Amit Kumar Singh

Senior Research Fellow & Ph.D. Scholar

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Rajat Mishra

Ph.D. Scholar

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Rizwan Qureshi

Ph.D. Scholar

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Prachi Sharma

Ph.D. Scholar

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Samir Raval

Ph.D. Scholar

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Sooraj Patel

Junior Research Fellow

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Ankita Mohanty

M.Tech. Student

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Shubham Gond

M.Tech. Student

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Bidyan Basumatary

Research Assistant

Research Areas

Focus areas of AMPRG

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Friction stir welding

Friction stir welding (FSW) is a solid-state joining process used to join two similar and dissimilar materials below the liquidus …

Modeling and Simulation of advanced manufacturing processes

Modeling and Simulation of advanced manufacturing processes

Surface composites

The addition of reinforcement into the surface instead of bulk improves mechanical properties and boosts the surface properties of the …

Friction stir channeling

The friction stir channel (FSC) extends the friction stir process where an integral channel is fabricated by continuous voids or tunnel …

Additive Manufacuring

Additive manufacturing of titanium alloy Ti-6Al-4 V has significantly increased over the past few years, primarily due to its broad …

Heat treatment of alloys

Aluminum AA6082 extruded plates are solutionized at 520°C, 540°C, 580°C for 30 min. One set of samples were subjected to the natural …

Recent & Upcoming Talks

Advances in Friction Stir Processing
Heat transfer and material flow modeling of friction stir welding
Fabrication and Microstructure Characterization of Friction Stir Welding for Additively Manufactured Ti6Al-4V Plates

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