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Sourav Das
Sourav Das Assistant Professor souravfmt[at]iitr.ac.in +91-1332-284862
Areas of Interest
  • Steel development for:, 1. Automotive application, 2. Armour, 3. Construction;
  • Study of phase transformation with the help of:, 1. ThermoCalc, 2. DICTRA, 3. Modelling;
  • Structure-property correlation of:, 1. Mechanical properties of steel (e.g. tensile, fatigue, impact etc), 2. Heat treatment;
  • Joining of materials, 1. Ferrous, 2. Non-ferrous joining
Professional Background
FromToDesignationOrganisation
20152018Assistant ProfessorIIT Roorkee
20132015Principal ResearcherTata Steel Europe
20082013ResearcherTata Steel Limited
Honors and Awards
AwardInstituteYear
National Doctoral FellowshipAICTE, Govt. of India2005
Commonwealth Split-Site Doctoral FellowshipCommonwealth Scholarship Commission, UK2006
Visiting ScholarCambridge University2006
Dr. M. Visvesvaraya Gold MedalInstitute of Engineers (India)2011
Young Engineers of the YearInstitute of Engineers (India)2012-13
Educational Details
DegreeSubjectUniversityYear
B.E.Metallurgical EngineeringJadavpur University2002
M.E.Metallurgical EngineeringJadavpur University2004
Ph.D.Metallurgical EngineeringIIT Kharagpur2012
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Development of nano-structured ultra high strength steel with good ductility IMPRINT-MHRD2016
Participation in seminars
NamePlaceSponsored ByDate
SIMPRO 2016RanchiIIT
NMD-ATMIIT KanpurIIM10.11.2016
Microstructure 2016IIT HyderabadIIT Hyderabad08.12.2016
Memberships
  • Indian Institute of Metals, Life member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Mechanical working of metalsMTN 3013rd year Metallurgical Engg.Autumn
Metallurgy of JoiningMTN 3153rd year Metallurgical Engg.Spring
Research Scholar Groups
Scholar NameInterest
Yeola Shrutika Subhas and Shubham VijErosion behaviour of novel ultra high strength bainitic steel
Nabarun Pal Aayush NigamMolecular dynamic simulation of bake hardening
Mayank Jain and Daasrathy Srikanth (B.Tech project)Predicting the impact toughness of steel
Dipak Kumar (M.Tech project)Welding and joining
Nilesh Kumar (Ph.D)Welding and joining
Suruj Protim NeogWear behaviour of ultra high strength novel bainitic steel
Courses or Conferences Organised
Conference NameSponsored ByDate
Advances in Materials and Processing: Challenges and Opportunities 2017 (AMPCO 2017)IIT Roorkee
National Metallurgist Day - Annual Technical Meet (NMD-ATM 2017)Indian Institute of Metals (IIM)11-14th No
Books Authored

1. “Bake hardening”; S. Das*, S. B. Singh and O. N. Mohanty, Book chapter published in Encyclopedia of Iron, Steel and Their Alloys, pp. 306-319, Taylor and Francis: New York, 2016

Refereed Journal Papers

List of patents and publications:

  1. Patents (filed):

 

  1. An improved process to produce hot rolled dual phase (DP) steel with a mixed microstructure of about 85-90% polygonal ferrite and 10-15% martensite to deliver minimum 600 MPa; M. Mukherjee, A. R. Chintha, B. Bhattacharya, A. Haldar, S. Das and S. Kundu
  2. Bainitic steel of high strength and high elongation and method to manufacture said bainitic steel; S. Das, S. Kundu and A. Haldar, Govt. number: PCT / IN2012 / 000371, dated 28.05.2012; International publication: WO 2012 / 164579 A4, dated 06.12.2012; US publication: US 2014 / 0102600 A1, dated 17.04.2014; EU publication: EP 2714947 A0; Korean publication: KR 20140014234 A, dated 02.05.2014; Japan publication: JP 2014516388 A, dated 07.10.2014; China publication: CN 103429766 A   
  3. Development and design of bainitic steel with minimum 1300 MPa UTS and minimum 20% elongation through continuous cooling; S. Das, A. Lodh, S. Kundu and A. Haldar, Govt. number: 290 / KOL / 2012, dated 15. 03.2012
  1. Designing fully bainitic steel with minimum 400 VHN (~1200 MPa UTS) with minimum 20% retained austenite through continuous cooling; S. Das, S. Kundu, A. Haldar; Govt. number: 736 / KOL /  2011 / Dated 30. 05. 2011
  1. Development of low carbon fully pearlitic steel for wire rod application; S. Das, S. Kundu and A. Haldar; Govt. number: 226 / KOL / 2011 Dated 23. 02. 2011
  2. 1000 MPa hot rolled steel sheet with high hole expandability for automotive chasis application and method of producing the same; G. Jha, A. Haldar, S. Das, T. Bhattacharyya; Govt. number: 886 / KOL / 2011 / dated 01.01.2011

 

  1. Book / Book Chapter:

“Bake hardening”; S. Das, S. B. Singh and O. N. Mohanty, in Encyclopedia of Iron, Steel and Their Alloys, pp. 306-319, Taylor and Francis: New York, 2016

 

  1. Published in different journals (* represents corresponding author):

 

  1. Hot rolled and continuously cooled bainitic steel with good strength elongation combination, S. Das*, S. Sinha, A. Lodh, A. R. Chintha, M. Krugla and A. Haldar, Materials Science and technology, Vol. 33, No 8, 2017, pp. 1026-1037
  2. Modeling the hot strength behavior of steel, A. Lodh, A. Biswas and S. Das*, Ironmaking and Steelmaking, Vol. 42, No. 4, 2015, pp. 290-301
  3. Formation of fully pearlitic microstructure in medium carbon steel, S. Das* and A. Haldar, Philosophical Magazine, Vol. 94, No. 29, 2014, pp. 3281-3294
  4. A Phenomenological Model for Bake Hardening in Minimal Carbon Steels, S. Das*, O. N. Mohanty and S. B. Singh, Philosophical Magazine, Vol. 94, No. 18, 2014, pp. 2046-2061
  5. Continuously cooled ultrafine bainitic steel with excellent strength-elongation combination, S. Das* and A. Haldar, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, Vol. 45, Issue 4, 2014, pp. 1844-1854
  6. Development of multiphase microstructure with bainite, martensite and retained austenite in a Co-containing steel through Quenching and Partitioning (Q&P) treatment, S. Samanta, S. Das, D. Chakrabarti, I. Samajdar, S.B. Singh, A. Haldar; Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, Vol. 44, Issue 13, 2013, pp. 5653-5664
  7. Design and development of precipitate strengthened advanced high strength steel for automotive application, G. Jha, S. Das*, S. Sinha, A. Lodh and A. Haldar, Materials Science and Engineering A, Vol. 561, 2013, pp. 394 - 402 
  8. Development of hot rolled steel sheet with 600 MPa UTS for automotive wheel application, G. Jha, S. Das*, A. Lodh and A. Haldar; Materials Science and Engineering A, Vol. 552, 2012, pp. 457 - 463
  9. Effect of bainitic transformation on bake hardening in TRIP assisted steel, S. Das*, I. Timokhina, S. B. Singh, E. Pereloma and O. N. Mohanty, Materials Science and Engineering – A, Vol. 534, 2012, pp. 485 - 494
  10. Development of continuously cooled high strength bainitic steel through microstructural engineering at Tata Steel, S. Das*, S. Kundu and A. Haldar, Materials Science Forum, Vol. 702-703, 2012, pp. 939 – 942
  11. Effect of free carbon and aging condition on bake hardening, S. Das*, S. B. Singh and O. N. Mohanty, Iron making and Steel making, Vol. 38, No. 2, 2011, pp. 139 – 143
  12. Development and characterization of C-Mn-Al-Si-Nb TRIP aided steel; T. Bhattacharyya, S. B. Singh, S. Das, A. Haldar and D. Bhattacharya, Materials Science and Engineering A, Vol. 528, 2011, pp. 2394 - 2400
  13. Understanding the complexities of bake hardening, S. Das, S. B. Singh, O. N. Mohanty and H. K. D. H. Bhadeshia; Materials Science and Technology, Vol. 24, No. 1, 2008, pp. 107 – 111

 

  1. Key note / Invited / Plenary presentations in different conferences:

 

  1. “Development of 3rd Generation Advanced High Strength Steels: A Tata Steel Approach”, S. Das, invited lecture jointly organized by CSIR-NML and IIM-Jamshedpur Chapter on 30th December 2013
  2. “Current status of Advanced High Strength Steel”, S. Das and A. Haldar, Key note lecture in the International Conference on Automotive Materials & Manufacturing 2010, organized by the Automotive Research Association of India, Pune, 6 -8 October 2010
  3. “Bake hardening: An overview”, S. Das, S. B. Singh and O. N. Mohanty, Invited paper in International Conference on Interstitial Free Steel 2010, organized by Tata Steel Limited, Jamshedpur,2010
  1. “New Generation Automotive Steels”, S. Das and A. Haldar, in A. K. Seal Memorial Lecture, Organised by Bengal Engineering and Science University, Howrah, 1st September 2009
  1. Contributory papers in different Conferences:

 

  1. Development of continuously cooled high strength bainitic steel through microstructural engineering at Tata Steel, S. Das, S. Kundu and A. Haldar, in the proceedings of 16th International Conference on Texture of Materials (ICOTOM), December 2011, IIT-Bombay, Mumbai, India, eds: A. Tewari, S. Suwas, D. Srivastava, I. Samajdar and A. Haldar (ISSN: 0255-5476)
  2. Thermoelectric power measurements in an ultra low carbon, bake hardenable steel, S. Das, S. B. Singh and O. N. Mohanty, in International Conference on Advances in Materials and Materials Processing (ICAMMP) 2011, organized by IIT-Kharagpur, 8-10th November, 2011
  1. Evolution of microstructures and properties in a high Mn bainitic steel, N. Bhowmik, S. Das, S. K. Ghosh, P. P. Chattopadhyay and A. Haldar, in International Conference on High Mn Steels 2011, May 15-18, Seoul, Korea, 2011
  2. Very low carbon pearlite, S. Das, S. Kundu and A. Haldar, Symposium on Wire-Tech 2010, held at Radison Ffort, Raichak, Kolkata, 18-20th November 2010
  3. Ultra high strength wire and wire rods, S. Das, L. Deng, P. Morris and A. Haldar, Symposium on Wire-Tech 2010, held at Radison Ffort, Raichak, Kolkata, 18-20th November 2010 
  4. Kinetics of bake hardening in delta trip steel, S. Das, I. Timokhina, S. B. Sing, E. Pereloma and O. N. Mohanty, in RS Day 2009, organized by Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in 2009
  5. Thermoelectric power study of strain aging, S. Das, S. B. Sing and O. N. Mohanty, in COMPOSIT 2006 organised by Indian Institute of Technology in 2006)
  6. Thermodynamics of the system Ti-Mg-O and some investigation on the reduction of TiO2 by Mg, S. Das and D. Ghosh, in Emerging Trends in Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy (ICME 2005), organized by Regional Research Laboratory, Bhubaneswar, June 2005