Paranjayee Mandal, CEng MIMechE

Research Fellow

Personal Statement

Paranjayee’s fields of expertise include PVD coatings, Tribology in coating and metal forming, Vacuum deposition techniques especially pulsed magnetron sputtering, Microstructural evolution of titanium alloys, Ni-based super alloys and nuclear grade steels undergone different forming processes, and advanced material characterisation techniques. She has extensive experience in development and performance evaluation of both hard and soft protective and tribological PVD coatings using different pulsed magnetron sputtering systems (such as UBMS, HIPIMS and combined UBMS-HIPIMS). Her skills include design of compound targets such as Mo-WC, coating process optimisation and detail microstructural, mechanical and tribological characterisation. Apart from experience in tribology and surface engineering, her research work focusses on the evolution of microstructure, crystallographic texture and mechanical properties of titanium alloys, Ni-based super alloys and different steel grades experiencing bulk metal forming processes, such as super-plastic forming, rotary forging, shear forming and flow forming. She is also an expert user of a number of advanced material characterisation techniques such as SEM-EDX, WDX, EBSD, XRD, Raman spectroscopy, Secondary neutral mass spectroscopy (SNMS), nano-indentation, atomic force microscopy (AFM), room-temp, high-temp and vacuum tribological tests, contact and non-contact surface profilometry, micro-hardness and scratch-adhesion tests, thermo-gravimetric analysis (TGA), mechanical tests such as tensile and compression etc.

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  1. Tribology International (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workJournal peer review

  2. Institution of Mechanical Engineers (External organisation)

    Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

  3. Journal of Coatings Technology Research (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workJournal peer review

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