Dr. Nikhil Kumar

Assistant Professor
Department/School/Unit Name
School of Materials Science and Technology IIT (BHU)
Phone No(s): +91-542-7165498
Email: nikhil.mst@iitbhu.ac.in
Area of Interest: Mechanical behavior of materials, High strain rate testing, Novel methods for fatigue and fracture life prediction, Materials characterization, Texture of materials, Simulation for deformation of materials, Severe plastic deformation techniques, High specific strength steel, Additive manufacturing

Dr. Nikhil Kumar is working as an Assistant Professor at the School of Material Science and Technology (SMST), IIT-BHU Since 9 November 2020.

Corresponding/First Author 

  1.   Data-driven materials science: application of ML for predicting band gap Soumy Prateek, Rajnish Garg, Kuldeep Kumar Saxena, V. K. Srivastav, Hitesh, Nikhil Kumar, ADVANCES IN MATERIALS AND PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES
  2. Investigation of initial metallurgical factors on the dynamic impact response and adiabatic shear bands formation of the 6061 Al alloy Ravi Kumar Singh, S. S. S. Guraja, O. O. Ajide, G.M. Owolabi, Nikhil Kumar Material Science and Engineering: A, 2023
  3. Enhancement of strength and ductility of Fe–13Al–16Mn–5Ni −0.8C steel by annealing at high temperature Nikhil Kumar, Kirtika Singh, Aparna Singh Materials Science and Engineering: A 850, 143577, 2022
  4. Microstructural evolution after heat treatment of high specific strength steel: Fe-13Al-16Mn-5Ni-0.8C and correlation with tensile properties Nikhil Kumar, Kirtika Singh, Aparna Singh Materialia, 2022
  5. Liquid Metal Embrittlement (LME) of High-Strength Steels During Spot Welding: A Review S. S. S. Guraja, Suman Patra, Kanwer Singh Arora, Nikhil Kumar Transaction of Indian Institute of Metals 75 (7), 1695–1709, 2022
  6. Effect of Scandium Addition on Mechanical Properties and Microstructural Evolution in Al Zn Mg Alloys Processed through the Friction Stir Processing P. K. Mandal, Ramkishor Anant, Nikhil Kumar Metallography, Microstructure, and Analysis 11, 158–167, 2022
  7. A Review on Stabilization of Ladle Furnace Slag Powdering Issue Abinash Dash, Prasenjit Chanda, P K Tripathy, Nikhil Kumar Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy, 2022
  8. High strain behaviour of ultrafine-grained aluminium alloys processed through the severe plastic deformation techniques: A review Marshal Hembram, Pallavi Singh, Nikhil Kumar Metallography, Microstructure, and Analysis, 2022
  9. Fatigue Life Examination and Crack Propagation Characteristics of Two Ferrous Based Alloy Materials O.O. Ajide, O. Onakoya, I.G. Akande, Kuldeep K Saxena, Kahtan A. Mohammed ...International Journal on Interactive Design and Manufacturing, 2022
  10. Tensile properties of Cross cryo-rolled and Room temperature rolled 6063 Al alloy Maruff Hussain, Kamal Sharma, Kahtan A. Mohammed, Nikhil Kumar Part E: Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering, 2022
  11. Grain refinement mechanism in 6082 Al alloy fabricated by cryo-multiaxial forging Nikhil Kumar, R. Jayaganthan, G. M. Owolabi Materials Science and Engineering: A, 142518, 2021

Monograph/Single Author

    1. Investigation of tensile properties and microstructural evolution of Al–Mg–Si alloy produced through the multi-axial forging at −147 C and room  temperature N Kumar Vacuum, 2022

    2. Hardness measurement of Al-Mg-Si alloy: Experimentation and Theoretical Validation N Kumar Metallography, Microstructure, and Analysis, 2022

    3. Severe plastic deformation of Al-Mg-Si alloys processed through rolling techniques: A Review N Kumar Metallography, Microstructure, and Analysis, 2022

    4. An exploration of microstructural in-homogeneity in the 6082 Al alloy processed through room temperature multi-axial forging N Kumar Materials Characterization 176, 111134, 2021

CO-Author

1. Development and Performance Evaluation of a Mini-potentiostat for Corrosion Experimentations F. A. Musa, O. O. Ajidea, N. Idusuy, A. Adebayoa, B. P. Odunaro, O. P. Obasi ... Journal of Engineering Research and Reports 22 (7), 39-45, 2022

2. Influence of Casting Moulds on the Tensile and Corrosion Characteristics of Palm Kernel Shell Ash Reinforced Al6063-SiC Composite OO Ajide, TO Dada, N Idusuyi, FA Musa, OA Aogo, AS Adebayo, N Kumar Proceedings of Fifth International Conference on Inventive Material Science …, 2022

Conference paper

1. Effect of Water and Mercury Quenching on the Microstructure and Mechanical behavior of Room Temperature Rolled zircaloy-2 Dharmendra Singh, Sunkulp goel, Nikhil Kumar, Abhishek Kumar Indian Journal of Engineering and Materials Sciences 29 (DOI: 10.56042/ijems …, 2022

Current PhD Students

 

1. Name: Ravi Kumar Singh

Email Id: ravikumarsingh.rs.mst20@itbhu.ac.in 

Contact Number: 9453223345, 7983887434

LinkedIn ID: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ravi-kumar-singh-331b40bb/

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&authuser=1&user=aPtO1MAAAAAJ

 

2. Name: Pallavi Singh

Email Id: pallavisingh.rs.mst21@itbhu.ac.in

Contact Number: 9354586473

LinkedIn ID: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pallavi-singh-85b948201/

 

3. Name: Manas Pandey

Email Id: manaspandey.rs.mst21@iitbhu.ac.in

LinkedIn ID: https://www.linkedin.com/in/manas-pandey-5bb83255

Contact Number: 8303503433

 

4. Name: Nidhi Chaubey

Contact Number: 9559543460

Email ID: nidhichaubey.rs.mst19@itbhu.ac.in

LinkedIn ID: www.linkedin.com/in/nidhi-chaubey-2b25a5230

 

Current M.Tech Students

1. Name: Akshay D Nakhate

Email ID: akshaydnakhate.mst21@itbhu.ac.in, akshaynakhate14@gmail.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/akshay-d-nakhate

Contact Number: +91 7223008665

 

2. Name: Sanjay Kumar Sharma

Email ID: sanjaykumarsharma.mst21@itbhu.ac.in, sanjayksharma044@gmail.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanjay-kumar-sanjay044

Contact Number: +91 9736787078

 

Current Project Students

Name: Vishal Gupta

Email: vishal.me27@gmail.com

 

M.Tech Alumni

1. Name: Shanmukha Satya Srinivas Guraja

Email id: shanmukhasatyasrinivas@gmail.com

linkedin Profile: linkedin.com/in/shanmukha-guraja-65a035179

Current Position: Working as a Materials Engineer for Atotech Research and Development Centre, Gurgaon, Haryana

 

 

2. Name: Abinash Dash

Email id: abinashdash1998@gmail.com

Current Position: Jindal steel & Power, Raigarh, Dept.- Research & Development

Designation: Assistant Manager

Linked in: https://www.linkedin.com/in/Abinash-dash-74622512b

 

3. Name: Marshel Hembram

Current Position: PhD student in IIT BHU (Metallurgical Engineering)

Designation: Research Scholar

 

1. SEED GRANT IIT BHU (PI)

2. SERB (SRG)- NOV 2022 to NOV 2024 (PI)

3. UP-CST- NOV 2022 to NOV 2025 (PI)

FATIGUE TESTING MACHINE

  1. Standard Test Method for Measurement of Fatigue Crack Growth Rates:

ASTM Standard: ASTM E647 and ASTM E1820

Tests can be done in constant load control, K control or combination of these.

Online graphs of da/dN, load vs. COD, crack length vs cycles, K vs cycles.

  1. Tensile and Compression Testing:

ASTM Standard: ASTM E8 and E9

For threaded specimen, sample dimension: M8, M10, M12

For flat specimen, sample thickness: 0.5mm to 5 mm

Online graphs of stress vs. strain, load vs. displacement.

  1. Fatigue Testing:

Standards for:

  1. Shear: D5379/D7078
  2. Short beam: D2344
  3. Flexural: D790 (3-point), D6272 (4-point)
  4. Low cycle fatigue: ASTM E606

Online display of unloading modulus, ratio of unloading and loading modulus, plastic strain, max-min stress and strain.

HIGH-SPEED CUTTING MACHINE

  1. Application and scope:

Suitable for precise cutting of all kinds of small metals, non-metals, and various electronic components.

  1. Machine specifications:

Maximum cutting capacity: 20 mm

Cutting speed: Variable (0-500 RPM)

Weight load: Up-to 250 gm

Maximum sample dimensions: Up-to 50 mm diameter

Will be announced.

 

Data-driven materials science: application of ML for predicting band gap

Soumy Prateek, Rajnish Garg, Kuldeep Kumar Saxena, V. K. Srivastav, Hitesh, Nikhil Kumar

ADVANCES IN MATERIALS AND PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES

2023

Investigation of initial metallurgical factors on the dynamic impact response and adiabatic shear bands formation of the 6061 Al alloy

Ravi Kumar Singh, S. S. S. Guraja, O. O. Ajide, G.M. Owolabi, Nikhil Kumar

Material Science and Engineering: A

 

2023

Enhancement of strength and ductility of Fe–13Al–16Mn–5Ni −0.8C steel by annealing at high temperature

Nikhil Kumar, Kirtika Singh, Aparna Singh

Materials Science and Engineering: A 850, 143577

 

2022

Development and Performance Evaluation of a Mini-potentiostat for Corrosion Experimentations

F. A. Musa, O. O. Ajidea, N. Idusuy, A. Adebayoa, B. P. Odunaro, O. P. Obasi ...

Journal of Engineering Research and Reports 22 (7), 39-45

 

2022

Microstructural evolution after heat treatment of high specific strength steel: Fe-13Al-16Mn-5Ni-0.8C and correlation with tensile properties

Nikhil Kumar, Kirtika Singh, Aparna Singh

Materialia

4*

2022

Liquid Metal Embrittlement (LME) of High-Strength Steels During Spot Welding: A Review

S. S. S. Guraja, Suman Patra, Kanwer Singh Arora, Nikhil Kumar

Transaction of Indian Institute of Metals 75 (7), 1695–1709

1

2022

Effect of Scandium Addition on Mechanical Properties and Microstructural Evolution in Al‑Zn‑Mg Alloys Processed through the Friction Stir Processing

P. K. Mandal, Ramkishor Anant, Nikhil Kumar

Metallography, Microstructure, and Analysis 11, 158–167

 

2022

A Review on Stabilization of Ladle Furnace Slag Powdering Issue

Abinash Dash, Prasenjit Chanda, P K Tripathy, Nikhil Kumar

Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy

1

2022

High strain behaviour of ultrafine-grained aluminium alloys processed through the severe plastic deformation techniques: A review

Marshal Hembram, Pallavi Singh, Nikhil Kumar

Metallography, Microstructure, and Analysis

 

2022

Investigation of tensile properties and microstructural evolution of Al–Mg–Si alloy produced through the multi-axial forging at −147 C and room temperature

N Kumar

Vacuum

1

2022

Hardness measurement of Al-Mg-Si alloy: Experimentation and Theoretical Validation

N Kumar

Metallography, Microstructure, and Analysis

 

2022

Severe plastic deformation of Al-Mg-Si alloys processed through rolling techniques: A Review

N Kumar

Metallography, Microstructure, and Analysis

 

2022

Fatigue Life Examination and Crack Propagation Characteristics of Two Ferrous Based Alloy Materials

O.O. Ajide, O. Onakoya, I.G. Akande, Kuldeep K Saxena, Kahtan A. Mohammed ...

International Journal on Interactive Design and Manufacturing

 

2022

Tensile properties of Cross cryo-rolled and Room temperature rolled 6063 Al alloy

Maruff Hussain, Kamal Sharma, Kahtan A. Mohammed, Nikhil Kumar

Part E: Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering

 

2022

Effect of Water and Mercury Quenching on the Microstructure and Mechanical behavior of Room Temperature Rolled zircaloy-2

Dharmendra Singh, Sunkulp goel, Nikhil Kumar, Abhishek Kumar

Indian Journal of Engineering and Materials Sciences 29 (DOI: 10.56042/ijems …

 

2022

Influence of Casting Moulds on the Tensile and Corrosion Characteristics of Palm Kernel Shell Ash Reinforced Al6063-SiC Composite

OO Ajide, TO Dada, N Idusuyi, FA Musa, OA Aogo, AS Adebayo, N Kumar

Proceedings of Fifth International Conference on Inventive Material Science …

 

2022

Grain refinement mechanism in 6082 Al alloy fabricated by cryo-multiaxial forging

Nikhil Kumar, R. Jayaganthan, G. M. Owolabi

Materials Science and Engineering: A, 142518

4*

2021

An exploration of microstructural in-homogeneity in the 6082 Al alloy processed through room temperature multi-axial forging

N Kumar

Materials Charactrization 176, 111134

3

2021

Hot-Compression Response of Solution-Treated Al-Mg-Si Alloy

N. Kumar, G.M. Owolabi, R. Jayaganthan, O.O. Ajide, Suresh Sonker, and G. Warner

Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance

5*

2019

Al 6082 alloy strengthening through low strain multi-axial forging

N Kumar, GM Owolabi, R Jayaganthan

Materials Characterization 155, 109761

16

2019

Effect of Annealing on Mechanical Properties and Metallurgical Factors of Ultrafine-Grained 6082 Al Alloy

N. Kumar, G. M. Owolabi, R. Jayaganthan, G. Warner

Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, https://link.springer.com …

4*

2019

Tensile Properties and Fractography of Three AA 2000 Series Aluminum Alloys Used for Aerospace Applications

G. M. Owolabi, M. Thom, O. O. Ajide, N. Kumar*, A. G. Odeshi, G. Warner

Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, https://link.springer.com …

3*

2019

Fatigue Responses of Three AA 2000 Series Aluminum Alloys

GW Gbadebo Moses Owolabi, Mark Thom, Olusegun Ajide, Nikhil Kumar, Amin ...

Journal of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering 7 (No.3), 32-48

3

2019

Dynamic Failure Investigation in Ultrafine Grained AA2219: Mechanical and Microstructural Analysis

Amin Azimi, Gbadebo Moses Owolabi, Hamid Fallahdoost, Nikhil Kumar, Grant Warner

Metals and Materials International, 1-12

14*

2019

Microstructure and Quasi-Static Mechanical Behavior of Cryoforged AA2519 Alloy

Amin Azimi, Gbadebo Moses Owolabi, Hamid Fallahdoost, Nikhil Kumar, H. Whitworth

Material science and applications 10 (2), 137-149

1

2019

AA2219 Aluminum Alloy Processed via Multi-Axial Forging in Cryogenic and Ambient Environments

Amin Azimi, Gbadebo Moses Owolabi, Hamid Fallahdoost, Nikhil Kumar, Horace ...

Journal of Materials Science Research 8 (2)

4*

2019

High Strain Rate Behavior of Ultrafine Grained AA2519 Processed via Multi Axial Cryogenic Forging

A Azimi, GM Owolabi, H Fallahdoost, N Kumar, G Warner

Metals 9, 115

8

2019

Correlation of fracture toughness with microstructural features for ultrafine‐grained 6082 Al alloy

N Kumar, GM Owolabi, R Jayaganthan, S Goel

Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures 41 (9), 1884-1899

14

2018

Role of shear localization in nanocrystallisation of zircaloy-2 processed by wire rolling at cryo temperature

Sunkulp Goel, Nikhil Kumar, R. Jayaganthan, I.V. Singh

Materials Science and Engineering: A 2018, 111-122

2*

2018

Plane stress fracture toughness of cryorolled 6082 Al alloy

N. Kumar, G.M. Owolabi, R. Jayaganthan,o.o Ajidi

Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics 95, 28-41

7

2018

The influence of metallurgical factors on low cycle fatigue behavior of ultra-fine grained 6082 Al alloy

N. Kumar, S. Goel, R. Jayaganthan, G.M. Owolabi

International Journal of Fatigue 110, 130-143

31

2018

Effect of cryo groove rolling followed by warm rolling (CGW) on the mechanical properties of 5052 Al alloy

KK Yogesha, A Joshi, N Kumar, R Jayaganthan

Materials and Manufacturing Processes 32 (12), 1336-1344

25

2017

An investigation of effect of annealing at different temperatures on microstructures and bulk textures development in deformed Zircaloy-4

D Fuloria, N Kumar, R Jayaganthan, SK Jha, D Srivastava

Materials Characterization 129, 217-233

25

2017

Microstructural and textural characterization of Zircaloy-4 processed by rolling at different temperatures

D Fuloria, N Kumar, R Jayaganthan, SK Jha, D Srivastava

Materials Characterization 127, 296-310

11

2017

Effect of deformation temperature on precipitation, microstructural evolution, mechanical and corrosion behavior of 6082 Al alloy

Nikhil KUMAR, R. JAYAGANTHAN, Heinz-Günter BROKMEIER

Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China 27 (3), 475-492

35

2017

Effect of grain boundary misorientaton, deformation temperature and AlFeMnSi-phase on fatigue life of 6082 Al alloy

N Kumar, S Goel, R Jayaganthan, HG Brokmeier

Materials Characterization 124, 229-240

35

2017

A Study on Fracture Toughness and Strain rate Sensitivity of Severely deformed Al 6063 alloys processed by Multiaxial Forging and Rolling at Cryogenic Temperature

RJ S S. Lokesh Vendra, Sunkulp Goel, Nikhil Kumar

Material science and Engineering A

41

2017

Influence of annealing on microstructural evolution, precipitation sequence, and fracture toughness of cryorolled Al–Cu–Si alloy

A Joshi, KK Yogesha, N Kumar, R Jayaganthan

Metallography, Microstructure, and Analysis 5 (6), 540-556

17

2016

Evaluating fracture toughness of rolled zircaloy-2 at different temperatures using XFEM

S Goel, N Kumar, D Fuloria, R Jayaganthan, IV Singh, D Srivastava, ...

Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance 25 (9), 4046-4058

9

2016

Tensile properties and microstructural evolution of Zircaloy-4 processed through rolling at different temperatures

D Fuloria, N Kumar, S Goel, R Jayaganthan, S Jha, D Srivastava

Materials & Design 103, 40-51

39

2016

Mechanical properties and microstructural evolution in Al 2014 alloy processed through multidirectional cryoforging

A Joshi, N Kumar, KK Yogesha, R Jayaganthan, SK Nath

Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance 25 (7), 3031-3045

54

2016

A Comparative study on tensile and fracture behavior of Al–Mg alloy processed through cryorolling and cryo groove rolling

KK Yogesha, N Kumar, A Joshi, R Jayaganthan, SK Nath

Metallography, Microstructure, and Analysis 5 (3), 251-263

23

2016

Effect of solution treatment on mechanical and corrosion behaviors of 6082-T6 Al alloy

N Kumar, S Goel, R Jayaganthan, HG Brokmeier

Metallography, Microstructure, and Analysis 4 (5), 411-422

22

2015

Effect of cryorolling and annealing on recovery, recrystallisation, grain growth and their influence on mechanical and corrosion behaviour of 6082 Al alloy

N Kumar, PN Rao, R Jayaganthan, HG Brokmeier

Materials Chemistry and Physics 165, 177-187