Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Assistant Professor

Specialization

High-temperature oxidation, Thermomechanical processing, Materials characterization, Electron backscattered diffraction (EBSD), X-ray diffraction (XRD)

Email

hitesh.kumar@thapar.edu

Specialization

High-temperature oxidation, Thermomechanical processing, Materials characterization, Electron backscattered diffraction (EBSD), X-ray diffraction (XRD)

Email

hitesh.kumar@thapar.edu

Contact No.

+91-7045495902, 9729179383

Biography

Hitesh Kumar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala. Prior to this, he was a Research Scholar at IIT Bombay. He did his Master's (M.Tech.) from Thapar University, Patiala.

His doctoral research focuses on microstructure, alloying, and oxidation kinetics. He is an active researcher in the field of high-temperature oxidation and material characterization. During his Ph.D., he extensively used techniques like EBSD (Electron backscattered diffraction), XRD (X-ray diffraction), LRS (Laser Raman Spectroscopy), and XPS (X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy) for determining the microstructural phase(s), chemical nature, and composition of the oxide scale. He has also published 10 research papers during his Ph.D. in reputed journals like Acta Materialia and Scripta Materialia.

Academic Profile

  • PhD in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science, IIT Bombay
    • 2015-2021
  • M.E. in Materials Science, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala
    • 2012-2014
  • B.E. in Mechanical Engineering, MMU Mullana, Ambala
    • 2008-2012

Teaching and Work Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Marwadi Engineering College, Rajkot Gujrat.
    • June 2014-November 2014

Research Interests

  • High-temperature oxidation
  • Texture (EBSD and XRD)
  • Thermomechanical processing
  • Materials characterization
  • Corrosion

Publications and other Research Outputs

SCI 10, Conference Papers 4

SCI Papers

Conference Papers

  • Poster Presentation in National Conference AMRP-2013 held in SLIET longowal on the topic of “Morphological characterization of β phase in poly-(vinylidenefluoride) film” H.K. Mehtani, R Kumar, KK Raina.
  • H.K. Mehtani, R Kumar, KK Raina, " Morphological characterization of β phase in poly-(vinylidenefluoride) film prepared by spin cast method" AIP Conference Proceeding, 1591 (2014): 975-976. DOI- https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4872823.
  • Oral presentation in international conference ICOTOM 18 held in Utah, USA on Nov 5-10, 2017, on “Oxidation Kinetics of Steel: The defining Role of Substrate Micro-texture” H.K. Mehtani, Irshad Khan, A.Durgaprasad, S.Parida, M.J.N.V. Prasad and I.Samajdar.
  • Oral presentation in conference Microstructure -2018 held in Mumbai on 27th October 2018, on “Oxidation behavior of IF steel: The Role of Crystallographic Texture of Polycrystalline Substrate” H.K. Mehtani, Irshad Khan, A.Durgaprasad, S.Parida, M.J.N.V. Prasad and I.Samajdar.

Courses of Interest

  • Mechanical Engineering Materials
  • Manufacturing Process (I & II)
  • Engineering Materials

   Reviewer

  • Material Degradation
  • Philosophical Magazine

   Awards and Honour

  • Awarded “Gold Medal” for outstanding coordination in NSS, MMU Mullana.
  • Recipient of “Letter of Appreciation” from Principal MMU Mullana for outstanding contribution in organizing university fest in 2012.
  • Received partial financial assistance through ICOTOM committee to attend 18th International Conference on Textures of Materials, November 5-10, 2017, Utah USA.  

 

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