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Sandip Harimkar

Sandip Harimkar


Ph.D. Materials Science & Engineering
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Aug 2004 - Dec 2007 

M.E. Metallurgical Engineering
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Aug 2001 - Mar 2003 

B.E. Metallurgical Engineering
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, Aug 1995 - Jul 1999 

Research Interests

  • Laser Additive Manufacturing: Structural and high temperature metallic materials and composites


  • Spark Plasma Sintering of Materials: Amorphous alloys, nanoceramics, nanocomposites, coatings


  • Laser Processing of Materials: Surface modifications, joining, and micromachining


  • Pulse Electrodeposition: Metal matrix composite coatings, nanocrystalline/amorphous coatings


  • Surface Engineering: Advanced ceramic-, composite-, and amorphous-coatings.

Awards and Recognition

  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, Scripta Materialia (2019)
  • Best Paper Award, Twenty-Sixth International Conference on the Processing and Fabrication of the Advanced Materials (PFAM-XXVI), Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, South Korea (2017)
  • Outstanding Young Researcher Award, College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology, Oklahoma State University, 2014
  • ASM-IIM Visiting Lectureship Award, ASM International and Indian Institute of Metals (IIM), 2013
  • Young Leaders International Scholar-JIM Award, The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS), 2013
  • NSF CAREER Award, U.S. National Science Foundation, 2012
  • Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, Society of manufacturing Engineers (SME), 2011
  • Young Leader Professional Development Award, The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS), 2010
  • Honorary Fellowship, The Australian Institute of High Energetic Materials, 2010
  • Outstanding Graduate Scholarship, Oak Ridge Chapter of ASM International, 2006, 2007
  • K.K. Malik Gold Medal, Department of Metallurgy, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 2003
  • Best Student Award, Visvesvaraya Regional College of Engineering, Nagpur University, 1999

Professional Memberships

  • Member, Awards Committee, The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS), 2015-2019
  • Chair, Surface Engineering Committee, The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS), 2010-2016
  • Vice Chair, Surface Engineering Committee, The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS), 2009-2010
  • Member, Mechanical Behavior of Materials Committee, TMS, 2009-present
  • Member, Young Leaders Committee, TMS, 2009-present
  • Member, American Nano Society (ANS), 2010-present
  • Member, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 2011-2012
  • Member, Materials Research Society of Singapore (MRS-S), 2012-2013
  • Member, ASM International, 2004-present
  • Member, The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS), 2004-present

Courses Taught

ENGR 1111 Introduction to Engineering

MAE 4333 Mechanical Metallurgy

MAE 4313 Advanced Processing of Engineering Materials

MAE 5693 Phase Transformations in Materials

MAE 5543 Modern Materials

Recent Publications

  • Z. Shi, S. Mandal, S. Harimkar, C. Liu, Surface Morphology Analysis Using Convolutional Autoencoder in Additive Manufacturing with Laser Engineered Net Shaping, Procedia Manufacturing, accepted for publication (2021)


  • B. Özdogru, S. Padwal, S. Harimkar, Ö. Çapraz, Electrochemical strain evolution in iron phosphate composite cathodes during lithium and sodium ion intercalation by cyclic voltammetry, Electrochimica Acta, 353, 136594 (2020)


  • A. Walker, C. Walgama, R. Nerimetla, S.H. Alavi, E. Echeverria, S.P Harimkar, D.N. McIlroy, S. Krishnan, Roughened graphite biointerfaced with P450 liver microsomes: surface and electrochemical characterizations, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 189, 110790 (2020).


  • T. Paul, A. Singh, K. Littrell, J. Ilavsky, S.P. Harimkar, Crystallization mechanism in spark plasma sintered bulk metallic glass analyzed using small angle neutron scattering, Scientific Reports, 10, 2033 (2020)


  • T. Paul, L. Zhang, S. Biswas, A. Loganathan, M.G. Frith, J. Ilavsky, I. Kuzmenko, J. Puckette, A.K. Kalkan, A. Agarwal, S.P. Harimkar, Quantification of thermal oxidation in metallic glass powder using ultra-small angle x-ray scattering, Scientific Reports, 9, 6836 (2019)

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