I am currently a Materials Engineering PhD candidate at McGill University. My research interests include modeling of deformation of metals and ceramics at high strain rates, coldspray additive manufacturing process, failure modeling in brittle materials, multiscale modeling of plasticity and fracture in metals, application of machine learning and data science in materials science. I also enjoy painting, reading, sculpting and long distance running.
My PhD research involves numerical modeling of composite coating in cold spray process. Cold spray (CS) process is a novel technique to develop metal matrix composite (MMC) coatings using accelerated solid powder particles well below their melting temperatures. It is a promising technique for additive manufacturing and repairing of parts. I have been working on understanding and subsequently predicting the deposition behavior of metal and ceramic powders during this process. Check out a video on Cold Spray process by the youtubers Slo Mo Guys.
The flow stress for plastic deformation of crystalline metals depends on the motion, interactions and reactions of vast numbers of dislocations. My research involved studying the near boundary gradient zone in Cold Rolled Grain Oriented (CRGO) electrical steel using Electron Backscattered Imaging and 2.5D dislocation dynamics simulations.
My undergraduate thesis involved studying the effects of various heat treatment procedures on Hot work tool steels. These tool steels are widely used in applications in which the surface temperature is generally above 200 °C. We used various characterization techniques to understand the failure mechanisms in these specialized steels.