- Thin films prepared by PVD and PECVD,
- Thermal barrier coatings,
- Diffusion barrier coatings,
- Geopolymer based coatings,
- Physical metallurgy,
- Polymer derived ceramics.
- HORIZON 2020, WIDESPREAD-01-2016-2017-Teaming Phase2, Centre for functional and surface-functionalized glasses (CEGLASS), 02/2022 – 01/2024, Trencin, Slovakia, Researcher
- Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment – Defence Research and Development Organisation (CVRDE-DRDO) – Development of Tribological Coatings on Inner and Outer Races of Hybrid Ball Bearings (CVRDE/16CR003/WKS/15-16/LP/16-10-2015) -2017-2020, INDIA, Co-Investigator.
- Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre – Indian Space Research Organization (LPSC-ISRO) – Plasma Sprayed Gd2Zr2O7/YSZ Thermal Barrier Coatings for Aerospace Engine Components (ISRO/RES/3/811/19-20) – 2019-2021, INDIA, Co-Investigator.
- Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE-DRDO) – Tailoring the microstructure of ceramic topcoat by EBPVD (GTRE/MMG/BMR1/1117/19/CARS/A/19) – 2020-2022, INDIA, Co-Investigator.
- Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO-ER) – Ceramic composite based high temperature radar absorbing material (ERIP/ER/202202003/M01/01/1795) – 2022, INDIA, Co-Investigator.
- LPSC-ISRO – High-Temperature Corrosion Behavior of Super Alloys (ISRO/RES/3/837/19-20)– 2019-2022, INDIA, Co-Investigator.
- Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC-ISRO) – High-Temperature Oxidation Behavior of Super Alloys (ISRO/RES/3/860/19-20) – 2020-2022, INDIA, Co-Investigator.
- VSSC-ISRO – Silicon Based Nanocomposites for High Energy Density Li-ion Anodes (ISRO/RES/3/865/19-20) – 2020-2022, INDIA, Co-Investigator.
- SIST SEED Funding – Thermal insulative coatings for roofs and steels – 2020-2022, INDIA, Principal Investigator.
- University Grants Commission – Department of Atomic Energy – Consortium for Scientific Research (UGC-DAE-CSR), Transmission Electron Microscopic Study on Diffusion barrier coatings for nuclear vitrification components (CSRKN/CRS-49/ 2013-14/648), 2014 – 2017, INDIA, Junior Research Fellow.
- Journal Guest Editor – 04
- Co-editor of Conference proceedings -01
- Scientific monographs – 04
- Books – 02
- Book chapters – 07
- Indian Patents – 07
- German Patent – 01
- Publications in scientific journals – 37 (WoS)
- Contributed lectures at conferences – 07
- Invited lectures – 04
- Citations – 280+ (Scopus)
The most significant publications (last 5 years)
- Dharini, P. Kuppusami, D.D. Kumar, A.M. Kamalan Kirubaharan, S.A. Kumar, Inter-diffusion effects and tribological behaviour of electron beam evaporated Ni-YSZ nanocomposite coatings subjected to diffusion annealing with borosilicate glass for nuclear applications, Ceram Int. 48 (2022) 13319–13330.
- M. Kamalan Kirubaharan, A.R. Chandrasekar, A. Dasan, A. Pakseresht, D. Galusek, Recent Advancements in Materials and Coatings for Biomedical Implants, Gels. 8 (2022).
- Kathiravan, G.S. Kaliaraj, A.M. Kamalan Kirubaharan, R.R. Kumar, Study of oxide layer formation on Inconel 718 during isothermal oxidation between 800 °C to 1200 °C in hot air, Ceram Int. (2022).
- Pakseresht, F. Sharifianjazi, A. Esmaeilkhanian, L. Bazli, M. Reisi Nafchi, M. Bazli, M. Kamalan Kirubaharan, Failure mechanisms and structure tailoring of YSZ and new candidates for thermal barrier coatings: A systematic review, Mater Des. 222 (2022) 111044.
- M. Kamalan Kirubaharan, P. Kuppusami, C. Ghosh, R. Priya, S. Ningshen, D.D. Kumar, R. Divakar, Metal-ceramic diffusion barrier nanocomposite coatings on nickel based superalloys for corrosion and high temperature oxidation resistance, Ceram Int. (2022).
- Vishwakarma, G.S. Kaliaraj, A.M. Kamalan Kirubaharan, Advanced Alloys and Coatings for Bioimplants, Coatings. 12 (2022) 1525.
- S Kathiravan, Gobi Saravanan Kaliaraj, Ravi Ranjan Kumar, M. Kamalan Kirubaharan, A novel experimental setup for in situ oxidation behavior study of Nb/Hf/Ti (C-103) alloy for high temperature environments, Materials Letters, 302 (2021) 130336.
- T Dharini, P Kuppusami, N Kumar, D Dinesh Kumar, Ajith Kumar Soman, M. Kamalan Kirubaharan, Tribological properties of YSZ and YSZ/Ni-YSZ nanocomposite coatings prepared by electron beam physical vapour deposition, Ceramics International, 47,18, (2021) 26010-26018.
- Gobi Saravanan Kaliaraj, Sudhakar Thukkaram, Karthik Alagarsamy, M. Kamalan Kirubaharan, Likitha Kiliyelathu Paul, Linta Abraham, Vinita Vishwakarma, Suresh Sagadevan, Silver-Calcia Stabilized Zirconia Nanocomposite Coated medical grade stainless steel as Potential Bioimplants, Surfaces and Interfaces, 24 (2021) 101086
- Kaliaraj, Gobi Saravanan, Bavanilatha Muthaiah, Karthik Alagarsamy, Vinita Vishwakarma, and M. Kamalan Kirubaharan. Role of bovine serum albumin in the degradation of zirconia and its allotropes coated 316L SS for potential bioimplants. Materials Chemistry and Physics 258 (2020) 123859.
- Dharini, P. Kuppusami, Padmalochan Panda, R. Ramaseshan, A. M. Kamalan Kirubaharan, Nanomechanical behaviour of Ni – YSZ nanocomposite coatings on superalloy 690 as diffusion barrier coatings for nuclear applications, Ceramics International, 46, 15 (2020) 24183-24193
- D Dinesh Kumar, Revati Rani, Niranjan Kumar, Kalpataru Panda, M. Kamalan Kirubaharan, P Kuppusami, R Baskaran, Tribochemistry of TaN, TiAlN and TaAlN coatings under ambient atmosphere and high-vacuum sliding conditions, Applied Polymer Science, 499 (2020) 143989
- Dinesh Kumar, K. Gobi Saravanan, A. M. Kamalan Kirubaharan, A. Karthik, Vinita viswakarma, Biocorrosion and biological properties of sputtered ceramic carbide coatings for biomedical applications, Surface and Coatings Technology, 374 (2019) 569-578
- Anandh Jesuraj, P. Kuppusami, Ch. Jagadeeswara Rao, A. M. Kamalan Kirubaharan, Deepa Devapal, K. Viswanathan, Phase stability and thermal behavior of single layered PSZ and bi-layered PSZ/Gd2Zr2O7 on bond coated Inconel-718 substrate, Surface and Coatings Technology, 374 (2019) 500-512.
- Gobi Saravanan Kaliaraj, Kamalan Kirubaharan AM, Karthik Alagarsamy, Vinita Vishwakarma, Silver-ceria stabilized zirconia composite coatings on titanium for potential implant applications, Surface and Coatings Technology, 368 (2019) 224-231.
- Dinesh Kumar, N Kumar, K Panda, A. M. Kamalan Kirubaharan, Tribochemistry of contact interfaces of nanocrystalline molybdenum carbide films, Applied Surface Science, 447 (2018) 677-686.
- M. Kamalan Kirubaharan, P Kuppusami, R Priya, R Divakar, M Gupta, D Pandit, D. Ramachandran, Synthesis, microstructure and corrosion behavior of compositionally graded Ni-YSZ diffusion barrier coatings on inconel-690 for applications in high temperature environments, Corrosion Science, 135 (2018) 243-254.
- M. Kamalan Kirubaharan, P. Kuppusami, T. Dharini, Thermal Expansion Studies of Electron Beam Evaporated Yttria Films on Inconel-718 Substrates, Surface and Coatings Technology,334 (2018) 336-343.
- M. Kamalan Kirubaharan, Kuppusami Parasuraman, Sujay Chakravarty, Arul Maximus Rabel, Anandh Jesuraj Selvaraj and Akash Singh, Residual stress measurements in electron beam evaporated yttria doped zirconia films deposited on Si (111) substrates, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces and Films, 36 (2018) 021504.
- GS Kaliaraj, V Vishwakarma, M. Kamalan Kirubaharan, Biocompatible Zirconia‐Coated 316 stainless steel with anticorrosive behavior for biomedical application, Ceramics International, 44 (2018) 9780-9786.
- Gobi Saravanan Kaliaraj, Vinita Vishwakarma, M. Kamalan Kirubaharan, T. Dharini, D. Ramachandran, Bavanilatha Muthaiah, Corrosion and biocompatibility behaviour of zirconia coating by EBPVD for biomedical applications, Surface and Coatings Technology, 334 (2018) 336-343.
- 2004: B.Sc., in Chemistry, Manonmanium Sundaranar University , India.
- 2006: M.Sc., in Chemistry, Manonmanium Sundaranar University , India.
- 2008: M.Tech., in Polymer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University, India. Thesis: Nanoparticle incorporated organic/inorganic based IPN coatings for the protection of steel against high temperature oxidation and corrosion.
- 2019: Ph.D in Chemistry, Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, India. Thesis: Investigation on microstructure and corrosion properties of compositionally graded coatings of YSZ/Ni-YSZ on nickel base superalloys prepared by electron beam evaporation technique.
Awards, scholarships and research stays:
- IOP Trusted Reviewer Status 2020 & 2022 – IOP Publishing.
- High Impact Journals 2019 & 2021.
- Post Graduate Fellow: Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Indian Space Research Organization, Trivandrum, India, 10/2010 – 03/2014.
- UGC DAE CSR Project Fellow 2014-2017.
- Study internship at Inter University Accelerator Centre, India, 03/2016-04/2016.
- Resarch stay at University Grant Commission – Department of Atomic Energy Indore resarch– Indore Centre, India – 07/2017.
- Horizon 2020 grant: Centre for Functional and Surface-Functionalized Glasses, Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín, Trenčín, Slovakia, 2022.
- Member of the Coatings-MDPI and Ceramics-MDPI Topical Advisory Panels.
- Guest Editor for the journals Coatings-MDPI and Ceramics-MDPI.
- Review Editor on the Editorial Board of Environmental Degradation of Materials (Frontiers in Materials).
- Reviewer of Journals (ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, RSC Advances, Surface and Coatings Technology, Physica scripta, Advances in materials and processing technologies, Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Biomedical materials, Materials-MDPI, Coatings-MDPI, Journal of marine science and engineering, Materials Research Express, Modelling and simulation in materials science and engineering).