Speakers' Profile
Day 1 - Wednesday, 8th December 2010
Business Opportunities in Nanotechnology:
Dr. G. Sundararajan
International Advance Research Centre for
Power Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI)
Dr. G. Sundararajan, obtained his B.Tech (Metallurgy) from IIT, Madras in 1976 and M.S and Ph.D from Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A in 1979 and 1981 respectively. He was a scientist at Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory (DMRL) during 1981-1997 and then was appointed as Director of International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI), from September 1997.

His research interests include tribological behaviour of metallic materials, composites and coatings, high temperature deformation and fracture behaviour of superalloys and other materials, laser surface modification (surface alloying cladding, transformation hardening), development of novel coating technologies like detonation spray coating, electro spark coating, microarc oxidation coating, cold spray coating and EB-PVD coating technology etc.

As Director of ARCI, Dr. Sundararajan had made notable contributions to the development, demonstration and commercialization of materials-based technologies.

He has published more than 170 papers in refereed international journals and conference proceedings and has guided the Ph.D work of many of his colleagues at DMRL and ARCI.