Dr. Hiralal Bhowmick

Associate Professor


Tribology, Materials and Design




Tribology, Materials and Design



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


•           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)

Message to Students & Community

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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

Ph:+91 9972817423


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