Sabarmati Young Researcher Seminar - Dr. Aniket Dutt

Dr. Aniket Dutt

Dr. Aniket Dutt (Ph.D., University of North Texas, Denton USA) visited IIT Gandhinagar campus and delivered Sabarmati Young Researcher Seminar on “Friction Stir Processing of Beta Titanium Alloys: Challenges and Opportunities”. He spoke and interacted with students about how mechanical properties of beta-Ti alloys are sensitive to key microstructural parameters such as beta grain size, grain boundary alpha layer, and secondary alpha platelets. He illustrated the challenges faced during control of these parameters by conventional thermo-mechanical processing and elaborated on how friction stir processing (FSP) has evolved as a novel tool to create unique microstructures in structural metal alloys that could offer improved performance.

We are grateful to Dr. Dutt for visiting the campus and interacting with us. It was our sincere pleasure hosting him on the campus.

Amit Arora
Associate Professor of Materials Engineering

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.