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Dr. Ariharan

Scientific background:

  • Surface Engineering
  • Thermal Barrier Coatings (TBCs) for high fuel/energy efficiency in gas turbine engine
  • Functionally-Graded Material (FGM) coating for high temperature oxidation protection
  • Powder Metallurgy
  • Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics (UHTCs) based composites for extreme environments
  • Multi-length scale tribological studies of engineered surface
  • Thermo-mechanical characterization of ceramics and polymer based composites
  • Advanced materials characterization using analytical electron microscopy

International projects:

  1. National post-doctoral fellowship (NPDF), Sponsoring agency: Science and Engineering Research Board (Government of India), Principle Investigator

Publication activity:

25+ publications in scientific journals

10+ contributed lectures at conferences

450+ citations

The most significant publications:

2021

  • S. Gowthaman, P. Tripathi, S. Ariharan, J. Ramkumar, K. Balani, “Water attenuation enhances tribological damage resistance in laser peened steel”, Materials Letters, 2021, 308, Part B, 131175
  • K. Vasanthakumar, G. Revathi, S. Ariharan, B.S. Murthy, S.R. Bakshi, “Novel low temperature synthesis of single phase (Ti0.2W0.2Ta0.2Mo0.2V0.2)C high entropy carbide using ball milling followed by reactive spark plasma sintering”, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2021, 41(13), 6756-6762
  • S. Ariharan, R. Maurya, “Assessment of plasma sprayed carbon nanotube reinforced Al2O3-based nanocomposite with micro-scratching”, Surface and Coatings Technology, 2021, 418, 127216-127225
  • S. Ariharan, K. Balani, “Fretting wear behaviour and frictional force mapping of Al2O3-based thermal barrier coatings”, International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials, 2021, 98, 105525-105534
  • C. Nayak, S. Ariharan, B. Kundu, S. Singh, S. Sivakumar, V. K. Balla, K. Balani, “Radiation-induced effects on micro-scratch of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene biocomposites”, Journal of Materials Research & Technology, 2021, 11, 2277-93

2020

  • S. Ariharan, R.Maurya, R.K.Sharma, V.K.Sharma, S.Lohia, K.Balani “Damage mechanics of polypropylene‐based composites using progressive‐ and constant‐load scratching”, Polymer Composites, 2020, 1-12

2019

  • S. Ariharan, B. Wangaskar, V. Xavier, T. Venkateswaran, K. Balani, “Process induced alignment of CNT decreases longitudinal thermal conductivity of Al2O3-based porous composites”, Ceramics International, 2019, Vol. 45 (15), 18951-64
  • Purwar, S. Ariharan, B. Basu, B.V. Manoj Kumar, “Experimental and computational analysis for thermo-erosive stability assessment of ZrB2-SiC based multiphase composites”, International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials, 2019, 84, 104972

2018

  • Nayak, S. Ariharan, P. Kushram, K. Balani, “Fretting of aluminum oxide, hydroxyapatite and carbon nanotubes reinforced ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene”, Journal of Mineral, Metal and Material Engineering, 2018, Vol.4, 22-34
  • S. Ariharan, M. Hazra, K. Balani, “High temperature oxidation of graphite”, Nanomaterials and Energy, 2018, Vol. 7(2), 37-43
  • Pandey, A. Patel, S. Ariharan, V. Kumar, R. Sharma, S. Kanhed, V. Nigam, A. Keshri, A. Agarwal, K. Balani, “Enhanced tribological and bacterial resistance of carbon nanotube ceria and silver incorporated hydroxyapatite bio-coating”, Nanomaterials, 2018, Vol. 8 (363), 1-20
  • Nisar, S. Ariharan, K. Balani, “Densification kinetics and mechanical properties of tantalum carbide”, International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials, 2018, Vol. 73, 221-230

2017

  • N. Mahato, A. Nisar, P. Mohapatra, S. Rawat, S. Ariharan, K. Balani, “Effect of far-field stresses and residual stresses incorporation in predicting fracture toughness of carbon nanotube reinforced yttria stabilized zirconia”, Journal of Applied Physics, 2017, Vol. 122, 145104-10
  • R. Hassan, A. Nisar, S. Ariharan, F. Alam, A. Kumar, K. Balani, “Multi-functionality of carbon nanotubes reinforced 3mol.% yttria stabilized zirconia structural biocomposites”, Materials Science and Engineering: A, 2017, Vol. 704, 329-343
  • Nisar, S. Ariharan, K. Balani, “Establishing microstructure-mechanical property correlation in ZrB2-based ultra-high temperature ceramic composite”, Ceramics International, 2017, Vol. 43, 13483-13492
  • R. Kumar, R.M. Kumar, P. Bera, S. Ariharan, D. Lahiri, I. Lahiri, “Temperature-time dependent transmittance, sheet resistance and bonding energy of reduced graphene oxide on soda lime glass”, Applied Surface Science, 2017, Vol. 425, 558-563
  • S. Ariharan, A. Nisar, N. Balaji, S.T. Aruna, K. Balani, “Carbon nanotubes stabilize high temperature phase and toughen Al2O3-based thermal barrier coatings”, Composites Part B: Engineering, 2017, Vol. 124, 76-87
  • S. Ariharan, P. Sengupta, A. Nisar, A. Agnihotri, N. Balaji, S.T. Aruna, K. Balani, “Dual-layer oxidation-protective plasma sprayed coating of SiC/ZrB2/Al2O3 on graphite”, Journal of Thermal Spray Technology, 2017, Vol. 26 (3), 417-431

2016

  • Nisar, S. Ariharan, T. Venkateshwaran, N. Sreenivas, K. Balani, “Effect of carbon nanotubes on microstructural and ablation behavior of ZrB2-20SiC based ultra-high temperature ceramic composites under plasma arc-jet exposure”, Carbon, 2016, Vol. 111, 269-282
  • Nisar, S. Ariharan, T. Venkateswaran, N. Sreenivas, K. Balani, “Oxidation studies on TaC based ultra-high temperature ceramic composites under plasma arc jet exposure”, Corrosion Science, 2016, Vol. 109, 50-61
  • R. Maurya, B. Kumar, S. Ariharan, J. Ramkumar, K. Balani, “Effect of carbonaceous reinforcements on the mechanical and tribological properties of friction stir processed Al6061 alloy”, Materials &; Design, 2016, Vol. 98, 155-166
  • Nisar, S. Ariharan, K. Balani, “Synergistic reinforcement of carbon nanotubes and silicon carbide for toughening tantalum carbide based ultrahigh temperature ceramic”, Journal of Materials Research, 2016, Vol. 31 (06), 682-692
  • Purwar, R. Mukherjee, K. Ravikumar, S. Ariharan, N.K. Gopinath, B. Basu, “Development of ZrB2-SiC-Ti by multi stage spark plasma sintering at 1600°C”, Journal of the Ceramic Society of Japan, 2016, Vol. 124 (4), 393-402

Education:

2018:     PhD, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur, India;

Dissertation: Al2O3-based thermal barrier coatings (TBCs): Effect of carbon nanotube (CNT) and Y2O3 stabilized ZrO2 reinforcement

2011:     M.Tech., Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur, India;

Dissertation: The size effect of Y2O3 stabilized ZrO2 on Al2O3-based thermal barrier coatings

2009:     M.Sc. (Materials Science), Department of Physics, College of Engineering Guindy (Anna University, Chennai), India;

Dissertation: Effect of screening constant on the calculation of cohesive energy in ionic crystals

2006:     B.Sc. (Physics), Pioneer Kumaraswamy College (Manonmanium Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli) India

Awards, scholarships and research stays:

  • National Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Government of India (February 2019 to August 2021)
  • Nanomaterials and Energy Prize by Journal Prize for best paper-2019) for the paper “High-temperature oxidation of graphite”
  • Certificate of appreciation (in the year 2016-17) for contributing to scientific research by operating SEM (FEI-Quanta) for research scholars at Advanced Center for Materials Science (ACMS), IIT-Kanpur, India
  • Won first prize in TEM category at artistic micrography contest (2015-16) organized by Indian Institute of Metal (IIM) and Materials Advantage, IIT-Kanpur chapter, India
  • Teaching assistantship from July 2012-Jan. 2017 at the Department of Materials Science and Engg., IIT-Kanpur, India
  • Secured all India rank of 149th in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE-2009)
  • Secured all India rank of 321st in Joint Admission test for M.Sc. (JAM-2007)

Other activities:

  • Life-time member of Powder Metallurgy Association of India (PMAI)
  • Life-time member of Electron Microscopy Society of India (EMSI)
  • Reviewer: Powder Metallurgy, International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, Nanomaterial and Energy, Journal of American Ceramic Society, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance etc.
  • Served as the Secretary (2013-14) and Chairperson (2014-16, 2017-18) of Materials Advantage, IIT-Kanpur, India
Dr. Ariharan
Dr. Ariharan
Researcher
Department of coating processes

E-mail: ariharan.suyambuling@tnuni.sk
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