Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune


Established u/s 3 of the UGC act 1956. 

MHRD, Government of India  has placed DIAT (DU) in Category 'A' Deemed University  & 'NAAC' and NBA Accredited

(An Autonomous Organization, Department of Defence Research & Development, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India)

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Dr.Shanmugasundaram Thangaraju


B.E (Metallurgical Engg., NIT Jamshedpur); M.E (Industrial Metallurgy, PSGCT); PhD (Metallurgical and Materials Engg., IIT Madras)

Assistant Professor

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Academic Experience
  • Assistant Professor, DIAT (Since 2016)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow (LEM3, University Lorraine, Metz, France, 2013-2015)
  • Scientific Researcher (KIT Karlsruhe, Germany, 2012-2013)
  • Scientific Researcher (TU Darmstadt, Germany, 2009-2012)


Professional Membership
  • Member of Powder Metallurgy Association of India
Awards and Honors
  • DAAD Fellowship, University Magdeburg, Germany (2006-2008)
  • Best Master thesis award (PSG Tech., Coimbatore,  2004)
  • Best Presentation award (NMD-ATM, Chennai, 2005)
Area’s of Research
  • Advanced Nano-Material Processing
  • High Entropy Alloys
  • Metal-Matrix Composites
  • Powder Metallurgy
  • Room and High Temperature Deformation
  • Material Characterizations – SEM, TEM and XRD
  • Structure-Property Relationship
Publications (Total) Books Journals Conference Proceedings Book Chapters Patents Others
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Articles (Latest Five)

  • T. Shanmugasundaram, J. Guyon, J.P. Monchoux, A. Hazotte, E. Bouzy, On grain refinement of a γ-TiAl alloy using cryo-milling
  • followed by spark plasma sintering, Intermetallics 66 (2015) 141.
  • T. Shanmugasundaram, E. Bouzy, A.H. Chokshi, Strengthening and weakening by repeated dynamic impact in micro and
  • nanocrystals, Mater. Sci. Engg. A 639 (2015) 97.
  • R. Karthikeyan T. Shanmugasundaram, V. SubramanyaSarma, B.S. Murty, Spark plasma sintering of nanocrystalline 9Cr-1Mo
  • ferritic oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS) steels, Metallurgical and Materials Transaction A 44, 2013, pp 4037.
  • T. Shanmugasundaram, M. Heilmaier, B.S. Murty, V.SubramanyaSarma, On the estimation of true Hall-Petch constants and
  • their role on the superposition law exponent in Al alloys, Adv. Eng. Mater. 14, 2012, pp 892.
  • J.H. Schneibel, M. Heilmaier, W. Blum, G. Hasemann, T. Shanmugasundaram, Temperature dependence of thestrength of
fine- and ultrafine-grained materials, Acta Mater. 59, 2011, pp 1300.