Dr. Hiralal Bhowmick

Associate Professor

Specialization

Tribology, Materials and Design

Email

hiralal.bhowmick@thapar.edu

Specialization

Tribology, Materials and Design

Email

hiralal.bhowmick@thapar.edu

Biography (as on early 2020)

Dr. Hiralal Bhowmick is currently an Associate Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department of Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology (Deemed-to-be University), Patiala. He has a total 11 years of research, teaching and industrial experience. He had joined this institute in the year 2013 as an Assistant Professor. Prior to this, he had worked as a Research Associate in IISc, Bangalore and as Assistant/Associate Project Engineer in the Mechanical Engineering Department of IIT Guwahati. He has published 23 SCI/SCIE papers. He has supervised 2 PhD thesis and 11 Master thesis. He is also an active reviewer of some of the internationally reputed SCI/SCIE journals published by Elsevier, Sage, Taylor & Francis, IOP and Wiley. His research interests include Tribology of micro/nanolubricants and micro/nano-composites, Development and characterization of metal matrix composites and microwave processed clads, Tribological design of machine elements and analysis of multi-scale tribological phenomena.

Brief Profile

Education

•           Ph.D. (Tribology), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

•           M.Tech., Dibrugarh University, Assam

•           B.E., Jorhat Engineering College, Assam.

Experience (11 Years):

•           Associate Professor, MED, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala (August 2019-Till date)

•           Assistant Professor, MED, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala (July 2013-July 2019)

•           Research Associate, IISc Bangalore (1 year)

•           Assistant/Associate Project Engineer, IIT Guwahati (2.5 years)

•           Industrial experience (1 year)

Teaching Interests:

•           Machine Design I&II

•           Solid Mechanics

•           Mechanics of Deformable Bodies

•           Tribology

•           Dynamics of Machinery

•           Machine Tool Design

Research Interests:

•           Study of Multi-scale Tribological phenomena

•           Development of Nano/Microlubricants

•           Mechanical and Tribological Behaviour of Composites and Clads

•           Microwave Material Processing

•           Tribological Design of Machine Elements

Research Outputs:

•           Project: Completed a project of Rs. 5.00 lakhs, sponsored by TIET, Patiala.

•           Publications: 23(SCI), 10(Scopus/Non-SCI)

•           PhD Thesis Supervision: 02 (submitted/completed), 02(on-going)

•           ME Thesis Supervision: 11

List of Selected Publications:

Recent SCI publications:

•           H Singh, H Bhowmick. "Lubrication characteristics and wear mechanism mapping for hybrid aluminium metal matrix composite sliding under surfactant functionalized MWCNT-oil." Tribology International 145 (2020): 106152.

•           R Kumar, H Bhowmick, and D Gupta. "Metallurgical and wear study of MWCNT-reinforced h-AMMC fabricated through microwave hybrid sintering." International Journal of Materials Research (2020). https://doi.org/10.3139/146.111884

•           H Singh, H Bhowmick. "Lubricated tribology of hybrid AMMC–steel sliding contact: A comparative investigation between fully formulated commercial engine oils and surfactant functionalized MWCNT–base oil formulation." Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology (2020): 1350650119901221.

•           S Kaushal, D Gupta, H Bhowmick. “On processing and flexural behaviour of functionally graded clads developed through microwave irradiation”. Materials Research Express (2019)  6 (7), 076405.

•           H  Singh, H Bhowmick. “Tribological behaviour of hybrid AMMC sliding against steel and cast iron under MWCNT-Oil lubrication”. Tribology International, 127 (2018), 509-519.

•           H Singh, P Singh, and H Bhowmick. "Influence of MoS2, H3BO3, and MWCNT Additives on the Dry and Lubricated Sliding Tribology of AMMC–Steel Contacts." ASME Journal of Tribology, 140.4 (2018): 041801.

•           S Kaushal, D Gupta, H Bhowmick. “On Development and Wear Behavior of Microwave-Processed Functionally Graded Ni-SiC Clads on SS-304 Substrate.” J. of Materi Eng and Perform, (2018) 27: 777-786.

•           S Kaushal, D Gupta, H Bhowmick. “On processing of Ni-Cr3C2 based functionally graded clads through microwave heating”. Materials Research Express, 5, (2018),  066405

•           S Kaushal, D Gupta, & H Bhowmick. On surface modification of austenitic stainless steel using microwave processed Ni/Cr3C2 composite cladding. Surface Engineering, (2018), 34 (11), 809-817.

•           S Kaushal, D Gupta, and H Bhowmick. "On processing of Ni-WC based functionally graded composite clads through microwave heating." Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 33.8 (2018): 822-828.

•           S Kaushal, D Gupta, and H Bhowmick. Investigation of Dry Sliding Wear Behavior of Ni–SiC Microwave Cladding. ASME. J. Tribol. (2017);139(4):041603-041603-9.

Recent SCOPUS indexed journals/conference publications:

•           Kaushal, S., Gupta, D., & Bhowmick, H. (2020). Development of microwave processed Ni+ 20% SiC based composite clads on AISI-304 steel. In IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering (Vol. 715, No. 1, p. 012001). IOP Publishing.

•           Singh, H., & Bhowmick, H. (2019). Influence of Nanoclay on the Thermophysical Properties and Lubricity Characteristics of Mineral Oil. Materials Today: Proceedings, 18, 1058-1066.

•           Singh, D., Kaushal, S., Gupta, D., Bhowmick, H. L., & Jain, V. (2019). On Processing of Ni–WC8Co-based Composite Clads on Austenitic Stainless Steel Through Microwave Energy. In Advances in Manufacturing Processes (pp. 153-162). Springer, Singapore.

•           Kaushal, S., Singh, D., Gupta, D., & Bhowmick, H. (2018). On the development and characterization of microwave processed Ni+ 30% SiC based composite clads. Materials Today: Proceedings, 5(14), 27718-27725.

Reviewer of International Journals

•           Tribology International (Elsevier)

•           Tribology Transactions (Taylor & Francis)

•           Lubrication Science (Wiley)

•           Production and Manufacturing research (Taylor and Francis)

•           Proceed. IMECHE Part B,C  (Sage, UK)

•           Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance (ASM)

•           Materials Research Express (IOP)

•           Journal of Nanomaterials (Hindawi)

Achievement, Awards and Recognitions:

•           Reviewer recognitions from Tribology International, Lubrication Science

•           Session Chair, Indiatrib2019, IISc Bangalore

•           IISc Research Associate fellowship

•           Invited Research Scholar to ETH, Switzerland

•           MHRD scholarship during PhD

•           Ranked 1st in the batch of BE and 2nd in the batch of MTech

•           Merit scholarships in Xth, BE and MTech.

Professional Memberships:

•           Life Member of Tribology Society of India (TSI)

•           Member of SAE India

Professional Responsibilities (Departmental):

•           Member-Secretary, Departmental Policy and Planning Committee (DPPC)-2017/18

•           Faculty Advisor of Team Fateh, Gathi, Ultron, Roadrunners, & Grenadiers (2014/15/16)

•           Coordinated and Co-coordinated Capstone projects (2016/17-2019/20)

•           Member, NBA core committee, MED (2019-till date)

•           Lab In-charge, (Surface Engg. & Tribology Research lab, Solid Mechanics Lab)

•           Member, Curriculum Review Committee, UG Mechanical (2019)

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Address of Communication :

Office: H-Block, #H202

Mechanical Engineering Department

Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology

Patiala, Punjab-147004, India

Email: hiralal.bhowmick@thapar.edu

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