Dr Sreekumar Vadakke Madam
Post Doctoral Fellow|
Address: Geelong Technology Precinct
Pigdons Rd, Geelong, VIC, 3217, Australia
Phone: +61 (3) 5227 1333
Fax: +61 (3) 5227 1103
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Deakin, Science & Technology, Engineering & Technology
Role in the networkEarly Career Researcher (ECR)
Materials Research FocusMaterials solutions for advanced manufacturing
Current Research ActivitiesMain areas of research are:
i) Development of Al alloys and Al matrix composites especially in-situ metal matrix composites
ii) Influence of Hydrogen on the microstructural and mechanical behaviour of Ti alloys
Selected PublicationsSelected publications
1. V.M. Sreekumar, R.M. Pillai, B.C. Pai & M. Chakraborty, "A study on the thermodynamics of In-situ MgAl2O4/Al MMC formation using amorphous silica", Journal of Material Processing Technology, 192-193, (2007), 588-594.
2. V.M. Sreekumar, R.M. Pillai, B.C. Pai & M. Chakraborty, "Synthesis of Al/MgAl2O4 in-situ Metal Matrix Composite from silica gel", Journal of American Ceramic Society, 90, (2007), 2905-2911.
3. V.M. Sreekumar, R.M. Pillai, B.C. Pai, & M. Chakraborty, "Evolution of MgAl2O4 phase in liquid metallurgy processed Al/SiO2 Metal Matrix Composites", Journal of Applied Physics A, 90, (2008), 745-752.
4. V.M. Sreekumar, K.R.Ravi, R.M. Pillai, B.C. Pai & M. Chakraborty, "Thermodynamics and kinetics of the formation of Al2O3/ MgAl2O4/MgO in Al-Silica metal matrix composite", Metallurgical and Material Transaction A, 39 , (2008), 919-933.
5. V.M. Sreekumar, R.M. Pillai, B.C. Pai & M. Chakraborty, "Microstructural development in Al/MgAl2O4 in-situ metal matrix composite by value added silica sources", Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, 9, (2008), 1-9.
6. V.M. Sreekumar, R.M. Pillai, B.C. Pai & M. Chakraborty, "A differential thermal analysis of MgAl2O4, MgO phase formations in Al-Mg alloy/Quartz composite", accepted to Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 461, (2008), 501-508.
7. K.R. Ravi, V.M. Sreekumar, R.M. Pillai, Chandan Mahato, K.R. Amaranathan, R. Arul Kumar & B.C. Pai , "Optimization of mixing parameters through a water model for metal matrix composites synthesis", Material and Design, 28 , (2007), 871-881.
Membership/Fellowship of Key Organisations2002-2007:Student Member, Indian Insitute of Metals
2002: American Society of Metals, IIT Khragpur Chapter