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  • Dr. A.K Prasada Rao Professor
    • School Mechanical
    • Department/Programme Schools of Engineering and Technology
    • Email prasadd.ayyagari@bmu.edu.in

    Dr. A.K. Prasada Rao (Prasadd Ayyagari) is one of the few eminent Indian researchers, specialized in casting and solidification processing of light-weight alloys. Some of his earlier contributions include the development of technology for producing an Al-clad Mg-alloy strip through twin-roll casting, which inspired and attracted the attention of many other researchers. With his team at Brunel University, UK, he significantly contributed to the development of melt-conditioning and successfully upscaled to SAPA aluminium (Sweden). As a part of this work, he had an opportunity to work with University of Oxford, UK. He has authored around 60 articles, in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings with nearly 660 citations and holds two patents. His research interests include solidification processing of metallic systems and sustainable manufacturing of metallic systems; 3D-printing of metallic materials. Dr. Rao also serves as a reviewer for several research funding bodies of Malaysia, Czech Science Foundation, and many reputed journals in his domain.

    • Work shop Practice
    • Joy of Engineering
    • Structure and Properties of Materials
    • Engineering Materials
    • Emerging Materials Science and Applications
    • Manufacturing Processes (Faculty of Manufacturing Engg. Universiti Malaysia Pahang
    • Composite Materials (M. Tech Program), Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology, Hyderabad
    • Continuous Casting (Module), as a guest faculty at IIT-Kharagpur (1-31st Aug 2015)
    • Graduation In: Mechanical Engg
    • Graduation From: Nagarjuna University, Guntur, A.P
    • Graduation Year: 1996
    • Post Graduation In: Industrial Engineering and Management
    • Post Graduation From: JNTU, Hyderabad, Main campus
    • Post Graduation Year: 2001
    • Doctorate In: Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
    • Doctorate From: I.I.T Kharagpur
    • Doctorate Year: 2007
    From - To (Year)Designation & Organization
    2018 onwardsProfessor, Mechanical Engineering, SoET, BML Munjal University
    2017 to 2018Professor & HOD, Mechanical Engineering, SoET, BML Munjal University
    2016 to 2017Professor & Assistant Dean- Research, College of Engineering and Design, Alliance University, Bangalore
    2013 to 2016Associate Professor, Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia
    2011 to 2013SAPA Research Fellow (EPSRC projects), Brunel University (London, UK) and University of Oxford, UK (Metal Casting)
    2010 to 2011Professor, Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology, Hyderabad
    2009 to 2010Research Associate, College of North Atlantic-QATAR
    2006 to 2009Postdoctoral Research Associate, POSTECH (www.postech.ac.kr)
    2001 to 2006Doctoral Student, IIT Kharagpur
    1999 to 2001Engineer, Thyssenkrupp Industries Ltd.
    1997 to 1999Engineer, Bambino Agro Industries
    • Alloy design
    • Recycling of Metals
    • Metal Casting and Solidification Processing
    • Modelling and Simulation of Industry scale Solidification/ Casting processes
    • Development of advanced materials using Thin-film deposition techniques
    • Automotive Alloys, WEAR of metallic systems, metal matrix composites, Cladding of Mg alloys, Advanced Materials (Nano-Materials, Bulk Metallic Glasses), 3D printing.
    • M. Eswara Krishna, Jerry Chee Hua, AK Prasada Rao, "Surface Hardenability Studies of the Die-steel Machined by WEDM", Materials and Manufacturing Processes (Taylor & Francis) - In press
    • AK Prasada Rao, WQ Ain, MK Faisal and BI Mazni, "Undiluted Recycling of Aluminium Scrap Alloy Using Hume-Rothery's rule", Metallography, Microstructure and Analysis (ASM International Journal) - April 2018, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 239–244
    • SL. Pramod, A Ravikiran, AK Prasada Rao, BS Murty, SR Bakshi, "Effect of Sc addition and T6 aging treatment on the microstructure modification and mechanical properties of A356 alloy", Mater. Sci. Eng.,A Volume 674 (2016) 438–450
    • WQ Ain, MK Faisal, MK Talari, W Darham, MM Ratnam, Y Kwon, NJ Kim, AK Prasada Rao"Effect of Mo on the High-Temperature Creep Resistance and Machinability of a Recycled Al-Alloy with High Iron Impurity", J.Mater. Eng. and Perf., 25(10) (2016) 4310–4316
    • D.Walinjkar and A.K.Prasada Rao, "C-DC and MC-DC casting of Al-alloys - a COMSOL Approach" Materials Letters, Vol.161 (2015) 698-700 (full text )
    • A.K. Prasada Rao, Nucleation in Al Alloys Processed By MCDC Casting, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, Vol.24(6)(2015) 2219-2224
    • G.M. Asmelash, O. Mamat, F. Ahmad and A.K. Prasada Rao, "Thermal shock and fatigue behavior of pressureless sintered Al2O3-SiO2-ZrO2 composites", Journal of Advanced Ceramics, July (2015) (Springer)
    • S.L. Pramod, A.K. Prasada Rao, B.S. Murty and Srinivasa R. Bakshi, "Effect of Sc addition on the microstructure and wear properties of A356 alloy and A356-TiB2 in-situ composite", Materials & Design, (2015) Vol. 78, Pages 85–94, (doi:10.1016/j.matdes.2015.04.026)
    • S. Das, N.S. Barekar, O.E. Fakir, L. Wang, A.K. Prasada Rao, J.B.Patel, H.R. Kotadia, A. Bhagurkar, J.P.Dear, Z.Fan, "Effect of melt conditioning on heat treatment and mechanical properties of AZ31 alloy strips produced by twin roll casting", Mater.Sci. Engg.A, Vol. 620, (In Press) Pages 223–232 (DOI:10.1016/j.msea.2014.10.019)
    • A.K. Prasada Rao, Understanding the Evolution of the Microstructure in Melt Conditioned Direct-Chill Cast Al Alloys, Materials and Manufacturing Processes, Volume: 29, Issue: 07, pages 848 - 852
    • R. Ritwik, A.K. Prasada Rao and B.K. Dhindaw, " Low-Convection-Cooling slope cast AlSi7Mg Alloy –  A rheological perspective", Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance (Springer) (Published online in March 2013)
    • S. Jones, A.K. Prasada Rao and Z. Fan, "Melt Conditioned Direct Chill (MC-DC) Casting of Al Alloys", Trans. Indian Institute of Metals, April 2013, Volume 66, Issue 2, pp 117-121 (Springer)
    • A.K. Prasada Rao, "An Approach for Predicting the Composition of a Recycled Al-alloy", December 2011, Volume 64, Issue 6, pp 615-617 (Springer)
    • A.K. Prasada Rao, "Influence of vanadium on the microstructure of A319 alloy" Trans. Indian Institute of Metals, October 2011,Volume 64, Issue 4-5,  pp 447-451 (Springer)
    • N.S.Reddy, A.K.Prasada Rao, J. Krishnaiah, M. Chakraborty and B.S.Murty, "Design of an Ideal Grain-Refiner Alloy for Al-7Si alloy using Artificial Neural Networks" J. Mater. Engg. Perf. (Springer) March 2013, Volume 22, Issue 3, pp 696-699 (DOI: 10.1007/s11665-012-0334-9)
    • J. H. Bae,A.K. Prasada Rao, K.H. Kim and Nack J. Kim, "Cladding of Mg alloy with Al by Twin-Roll Casting", Scripta Materialia, Vol.64(9), (May 2011), pp.836-839(doi:10.1016/j.scriptamat.2011.01.013)
    • D.Emadi, A.K.Prasada Rao and M. Mahfoud, " Influence of Scandium on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of A319 alloy",  Mater. Sci. Engg.A, Vol. 527(23), (2010), pp. 6123-6132, (DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2010.06.042)
    • A.K.Prasada Rao and M.Mahfoud, "Effect of Cd on the microstructure of Al-7Si alloy" Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Vol.491(1-2) (2010), pp. L8-L10
    • M.Mahfoud, A.K.Prasada Rao and D. Emadi, "The Role of Thermal Analysis in Detecting Impurity Levels During Aluminum Recycling" Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, Vol.100(3),         (2010), pp. 847-851(DOI:10.1007/s10973-010-0742-8 )
    • A.K. Prasada Rao, K.H. Kim, J. H. Bae, G.T. Bae, D. H. Shin and Nack J. Kim, " Twin-Roll Cast Al- Clad Magnesium Alloy", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 618-619, (2009), pp.467-470( DOI:10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.618-619.467 )
    • A.K. Prasada Rao, K. Das, B.S. Murty and M. Chakraborty, “Al-Ti-C-Sr master alloy - A melt inoculant for simultaneous grain refinement and modification of hypoeutectic Al-Si alloys”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Vol. 480(2) (2009), pp. L49-51
    • A.K. Prasada Rao, K. Das, B.S. Murty and M. Chakraborty, “Microstructure and the Wear Mechanism of grain refined Aluminum during Dry-sliding against steel disc”, WEAR, Vol.264(2008) pp.638-44
    • A.K. Prasada Rao, K. Das, B.S. Murty and M. Chakraborty, “On the modification and segregation behavior of Sb in Al-7Si alloy during solidification”, Mater. Lett., Vol.62(12-13)(2008) pp.2013-2016
    • A.K. Prasada Rao, K. Das, B.S. Murty and M. Chakraborty, “Microstructural Features of as-cast A356 alloy inoculated with Sr, Sb modifiers and Al-Ti-C grain refiner simultaneously”, Mater. Lett. Vol.62(2), (2008) pp. 273-275
    • A.K. Prasada Rao, Yoon S. Oh, and Nack J. Kim, “Synthesis of Zr-based Glassy Alloy Foams”, Advanced Materials Research, Vol.26-28 (2007) pp. 739-742
    • A.K. Prasada Rao, K. Das, B.S. Murty and M. Chakraborty, “Role of combined addition of Sr and Sb on the microstructure and mechanical properties of cast A356 alloy”, Trans. Ind. Inst. Metals, Vol.60(2007) pp.257-261
    • A.K. Prasada Rao, K. Das, B.S. Murty and M. Chakraborty,“ Microstructural and wear behavior of hypoeutectic Al–Si alloy (LM25) grain refined and modified with Al–Ti–C–Sr master alloy ”WEAR, Vol.261 (2006) 2, pp. 133-139
    • A.K. Prasada Rao, B.S. Murty and M. Chakraborty, “Improvement of load bearing capacity of Al-7Si alloy by combined grain refinement and modification”.  Mater. Sci. and Engg., Vol.395A (2005), pp. 323-326
    • N.S. Reddy, A.K. Prasada Rao, M. Chakraborty and B. S. Murty “Prediction of Grain Size of Al-7Si Alloy by Neural Networks”, Mater. Sci. and Engg, Vol.391A (2005), 1-2, pp. 131-140
    • A.K. Prasada Rao, Karabi Das, B.S. Murty and M. Chakraborty: “Effect of grain refinement on wear properties of Aluminium and Al-7Si alloy”, WEAR, Vol.257(2004), 1-2, pp. 148-153
    • A.K. Prasada Rao, “Magnesium base Metal Matrix Composites”, Indian Foundry Journal, July 2003, pp. 34-42
    • M. Chakraborty, A.K. Prasada Rao, G.S. Vinod Kumar and B.S. Murty: “Trends in melt treatment of Al and its alloys” – Indian Foundry Journal, Nov 2002
    • A.K. Prasada Rao, Karabi Das, B.S. Murty and M. Chakraborty: “Effect of Cu on the grain-refinement and modification of Al-7Si alloy”. Indian Foundry Congress – 2003, Jaipur, India, pp. 191-196.
    • A.K. Prasada Rao: “Improvement of Load bearing capacity of Al-7Si alloy by grain refinement. COMPOSIT 2002, I.I.T Kharagpur, India.
    • A.K. Prasada Rao: “Effect of grain size on wear properties of Aluminium and Al-7Si alloy”, NMD-ATM, 2002, Baroda, India.
    • A.K. Prasada Rao, Karabi Das, B.S. Murty and M. Chakraborty, "Effect of Sb, Bi, Cd and Sr Additions on the Microstructure and Wear Properties of Al-7Si alloy", 57th ATM-NMD of the Indian Institute of Metals, Kolkata, (India) 14-16 Nov. 2003.
    • N.S. Reddy, A. K. Prasada Rao, M. Chakraborty and B. S. Murty “A neural network approach to grain refinement in Al-7Si alloys by Al-3B and Al-3Ti Binary Master Alloys”, 57th ATM-NMD of the Indian Institute of Metals, Kolkata, (India) 14-16 Nov. 2003.
    •  A.K. Prasada Rao, Karabi Das, B.S. Murty and M. Chakraborty: “On the Mechanical behavior of Sr and Sb treated Al-7Si alloy”, National Conference on Advance in Materials and their Processing – 22th –23rd Dec 2003, Bagalkot (India).
    • A.K. Prasada Rao, B.S. Murty, K. Das and M. Chakraborty, “Effect of Grain Refinement and Modification on the dry sliding Load Carrying Capacity of Al-7Si alloy”, 1st International Conference on Advanced Tribology 2004 (iCAT2004), December 1-3, Singapore.
    • A.K. Prasada Rao, B.S. Murty, K. Das and M. Chakraborty, “Effect of Grain Refinement and Modification on the dry sliding Load Carrying Capacity of Al-7Si alloy”, 1st International Conference on Advanced Tribology 2004 (iCAT2004), December 1-3, Singapore.
    • A.K. Prasada Rao, B.S. Murty, K. Das and M. Chakraborty, “Modifiner – A Novel Master alloy for Combined Grain Refinement and Modification of Al-7Si alloy”, International Symposium of Research Students (ISRS 2004), December 20th  -22nd , 2004, IIT Madras. (Won Best Technical Presentation award)
    • A.K. Prasada Rao, K. Das, B.S. Murty and M. Chakraborty, “Role of combined addition of Sr andSb on the microstructure and mechanical properties of cast A356 alloy” International Conference on Solidification Science and Processing, 2006(ICSSP2006), November 19-23, Jaipur, INDIA
    • K. G. Basvakumar, P. G. Mukunda, A. K Prasada Rao and M. Chakraborty, "Effect of Grain Refinement, Modification and Cutting Tool Inserts on the Machinability and Surface Characteristics of Eutectic Al-Si Alloys", Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Materials and Materials Processing (ICAMMP-2006), IIT Kharagpur, India, 3-5 Feb 2006, (EDs: U.K.Chatterjee and B.K. Dhindaw) (2006) pp. 325-337
    • K. G. Basvakumar, P. G. Mukunda, A. K Prasada Rao and M. Chakraborty, "Influence of Grain Refiners and Modifiers on the Tribological Properties of Hypoeutectic Al-Si Alloys", Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Materials and Materials Processing (ICAMMP-2006), IIT Kharagpur, India, 3-5 Feb 2006, (EDs: U.K.Chatterjee and B.K. Dhindaw) (2006) pp. 338-350
    • A.K.Prasada Rao, G.T. Bae, K.H. Kim, J.H. Bae and N.J. Kim, " Cladding of Al on Mg Alloy during Twin Roll Casting " MRS- IMRC 2008, Chongqing, China, 9-12  June 2008.
    • A.K. Prasada Rao, K.H. Kim, G.T. Bae, J.H. Bae and N.J. Kim, “ Al clad Mg alloy fabricated by Twin-roll casting”, Asian Forum on Light Metals, Nov 4-7th 2008, Jeju, Korea
    • A.K. Prasada Rao, K.H. Kim, J. H. Bae, G.T. Bae, D. H. Shin and Nack J. Kim, " Twin-Roll Cast Al-Clad Magnesium Alloy ", 4th  International Light Metals Technology Conference,  Edited by M.S. Dargusch, Australia - 2009.
    • M. Mahfoud, A.K. Prasada Rao and D. Emadi, “ Taking Advantage of Thermal Analysis in Aluminium Recycling “ 19th CTAS Annual Workshop and Exhibition, 12-13th May 2009, Ottawa, Canada
    • S. Jones, A.K. Prasada Rao, J.B. Patel, G.M.Scamans and Z. Fan, "Microstructural Evolution in Intensively Melt Sheared Direct Chill Cast Al-Alloys (Published by Wiley Publishers, Proceedings of ICAA13, Pittsburgh, USA, 2012)
    • J. B. Patel, A. K. Prasada Rao, B. Jiang, Y. B. Zuo, and Z. Fan, Melt conditioned direct chill casting (MC-DC) process for production of high quality Mg-alloy billets (Published in Proceedings of Mg2012 - Canada)
    • R.N. Rai, A.K. Prasada Rao, G.L. Datta and M. Chakraborty, "Forming behavior of Al-TiC in-situ composites", Light Metals, Materials Science Forum (Publisehd in the Proceedings of LMT2013)
    • Pramod S L, A.K. Prasada Rao, Srinivasa R. Bakshi, B. S. Murty, "Effect of Sc Addition on the Microstructural Modification and Mechanical Properties in A356 Alloy and A356 -TiB2 In-situ Composite", Advances in Metal Casting Technologies, MS&T'15 (Materials Science & Technology 2015), October 4-8, 2015, Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH, USA
    • A Azhari, S Sulaiman and A.K. Prasada Rao, "A review on the application of peening processes for surface treatment",  March 2016
    • N.H.Kamarudin, A.K. Prasada Rao and A.Azhari, "CFD Based Erosion Modelling of Abrasive Waterjet Nozzle using Discrete Phase Method", March 2016
    • Z. Cassinath and A.K. Prasada Rao, "Development of Axial Continuous Metal Expeller for melt conditioning of alloys", March 2016
    • S. Das, W.Q. Ain, A. Azhari and A.K. Prasada Rao, "Temperature Gradient Field Theory of Nucleation", March 2016
    •  P. Gupta, J. Roy, R. N. Rai, A.K. Prasada Rao and S. C. Saha, "Effect of B2O3 containing fluxes on the microstructure and mechanical properties in submerged arc welded mild steel plates", March 2016
    • A.K. Prasada Rao, Y.S Oh, W.Q Ain, Azhari A, S.N Basri and N.J Kim, "Al-TiH2 Composite Foams Magnesium Alloy", March 2016
    •  A.K. Prasada Rao, Y.S. Oh, M.K. Faisal and N.J. Kim, "Cladding of Mg alloy with Zr based BMG Alloy", March 2016
    • Senior Research Fellowship awarded by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of INDIA, New-Delhi for the Year 2004- 2005.
    • Research Associateship awarded by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of INDIA, New-Delhi for the Year 2006- 2007.
    • Best poster award in the International Conference on Solidification Science and Processing, 2004(ICSSP2004), November 17-20, Bangalore, India.
    • Ashok Leyland’s Best Technical Presentation award presented at the International Symposium of Research Students on Materials Science and Engineering, December 20-22, 2004.(ISRS)
    • Best poster award in the International Conference on Advanced Materials Design and Development, 2005 (ICAMDD2005), December 14-16, Goa, India.
    • PostDoctoral Research Fellowship awarded by Center for Advanced Aerospace Materials, Pohang University of Science and Technology (www.postech.ac.kr ) during 2006 to 2009.
    • SAPA Research Fellowship awarded by BCAST, Brunel University, London, UK (March 2011 ~)
    • Best material-microstructure photograph in 2011, awarded for the Zr-based Bulk Metallic Glassy foam micrograph by Korean Institute of Metals and Materials (KIMM) - April 2011
    • Member of Advisory Committee, PFAMXXII - Singapore, Dec 18-20' 2013
    • Academic visitor at Department of Materials, Beg-broke Science Park, University of Oxford, UK (2013).
    • Course coordinator, Manufacturing Processes-1 (BFF2423) at Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang.
    • Member of Advisory Committee, "23rd International Conference on Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials (PFAM 2014), IIT Roorkee between December 5~ 7, 2014 (PFAMXXIII)
    • Co-Convener, Conference on Advances in Light Metals and Composites (CALM2014), SRM University, 6-7 Dec 2014, INDIA.
    • Chairman, International Manufacturing Engineering Conference (iMEC 2015), Malaysia.
    • "Excellent reviewer" appreciation from the Journal of Metallurgical and Materials Transactions-A (2014) (TMS, ASM)
    • "Guest Scientist", Department of Metallurgical Materials Engg. IIT Kharagpur, India (2015)
    • "Expert Member of the Technical Sciences Committee" GACR, Czech Science Foundation, Czech Republic (2015- onwards)
    • "Outstanding Service Award" for the year 2015, by Universiti Malaysia Pahang, MALAYSIA
    • "Excellent reviewer" appreciation from the Journal of “Metallurgical and Materials Transactions-A (2015) (TMS, ASM)”
    • "Outstanding Researcher Award" for the years 2014, 2015 by Universiti Malaysia Pahang, MALAYSIA
    • "Excellent Reviewer Award" for the year of 2018, by Springernature and Trans. IIM, INDIA
    • "Outstanding Reviewer Award" for the year 2018, by Acta Materialia and Scripta Materialia.
    • “Addressing the porosity issues in the GDC alloy wheels” (Consultancy Project), 2017, Completed with 6% cost-cut, Rockman Industries Ltd. India – (Role: Principal Invesitigator).
    • Novel Composites And High Temperature Alloys From Recycled Automotive Aluminium Scrap (FRGS, worth 30,000 USD, Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia), 2014~2017 (Principal Investigator)
    • Effects of thermal oxidation Parameters to the efficiency of zinc Oxide and tin dioxide as antireflective coating in silicon-based Solar cell (RAGS, worth 13,500 USD, Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia), 2014~2017 (Co-Principal Investigator)
    • Investigation on Underwater Friction Stir Welding of Aluminum alloys and modelling for high joint strength (FRGS, worth 28,380 USD, Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia), 2014~2017 (Co-Principal Investigator)

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