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Mr. Avala Lava Kumar  [Metallurgy & Materials Engineering]

Avala Lava Kumar
Name : Mr. Avala Lava Kumar
Designation : Assistant Professor
Phone No. : +91-7077110110
Email Id : lavakumaravala@gmail.com
Date of Joining : 02-06-2014
  • Qualification

    B.E. – M.G.I.T, Hyderabad, M.Tech. – N.I.T Durgapur
  • Specialization

    Physical Metallurgy & Mechanical Metallurgy
  • Experience

    1. June 2014 – Present, Assistant Professor, Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT), Burla, Orissa, India
    2. July 2012 – May 2014, Assistant Professor (Adhoc), Dept. of Materials science and Metallurgical Engineering, NIT (M.A.N.I.T) Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.
  • Subject Teaching

    Graduate Level

    :
    1. Physical Metallurgy
    2. Materials Engineering
    3. Phase Transformations
    4. Heat Treatment
    5. Mechanical Behavior of Materials
    6. Testing of Materials
    7. Materials Characterization
    8. Theory of Alloys

    Post Graduate Level

    :
    1. Advanced Materials Processing
    2. Materials Characterization
  • Research Area

    1. Thermo Mechanical Processing of Steels,
    2. Phase Transformations in Steels,
    3. Precipitation of Kinetics of Al-alloys,
    4. Deformation behaviour of Super alloys
    5. Archeo-metallurgy (or Ancient Metallurgy)
  • Research Guidance

    Ph. D. Candidates

    : NIL

    M. Tech. Candidates

    : NIL
  • Awards & Honours

    1.Visiting Research Fellow at IIT Kanpur (December 1st to 23rd ,2015)
    2.Awarded best Oral presentation under the ferrous category of student’s session, on topic of “Study of Impact Toughness and Microstructural Properties of Microalloyed steels in NMD ATM 2015, 13th – 16th November 2015, Coimbatore
    3.Awarded 2nd prize in Poster Presentation on topic of “A review on Metallic Foams” in national Conference on “Behind the Teachers desk – 2015” (April 9th -10th) in CSIR-NML Jamshedpur
    4.Awarded 1st Prize in metallography contest held during the National Conference on Processing and Characterization of Materials (NCPCM – 2015) held at NIT Rourkela during 12th -13th, 2015.
  • Members of Professional Bodies

    1. Life member in “The Indian Institute of Metals” – [RO2-LM-53470]
    2. Life member in “Society for Failure Analysis” – [FLM-SFA-0567]
    3. Life Associate member in “The Institution of Engineers (India)” - [AM150443-9]
  • Sponsored Projects & Consultancy

    1.Archeometallurgical Investigation of ancient sword, (P. I – A.Lavakumar), TEQIP II, VSSUT, Odisha – 75,000/-
    2.Institute of Engineers - Student Project “Modeling & FEM simulation of DRX microstructure for automotive applications” (PI: Dr. S.K. BadJena, Co-PI:  A. Lavakumar), Rs.0.5 L (Completed)
    3.Failure analysis of T22 Boiler tubes (Investigators: A.Lavakumar and Dr. S.K.Badjena) – Hindalco Industries, Lapanga (Completed)
    4.Study of Inclusions in Al-Thin foils (Investigators: A.Lavakumar and Dr. S.K.Badjena)  – Hindalco Industries, Hirakud (Completed)
  • Publications

    International Publications

    1.A.Lavakumar, S.S.Sarangi, D.N.Chary, S.K.Badjena “Influence of carbon content on indentation size effect of different steels” Submitted to “Metallurgical research & Technology” (Under review)
    2.P.K.Singh, P.K.Katiyar, R.Maurya A.Lava Kumar “Agglomeration behaviour of steel plants solid waste and its effect on sintering performance” submitted to “Journal of Materials Research and Technology” (Accepted)
    3.P.K.Singh, P.K.Katiyar, A.Lava Kumar, D.K. Mishra, A. Behera “Agglomeration behavior of solid waste materials in steel plants” Published in Emerging Materials research (2016) Vol.5: Issue 171-176.
    4.P.K.katiyar, P.K.Singh, R.S.Parihar and A.Lava kumar “Modes of failure of cemented tungsten carbide tool bits (WC/Co): A study of wear parts” Published in the International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials 54 (2016) 27-38.
    5.A. Lava Kumar, Ch.V.S Murthy, D.V.V.S. Murthy, and N. Eswara Prasad “Strain Hardening behavior of nickel based superalloy Supercast 247A”, Published in the International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research (IJSER), Vol.4 Issue 8, pp1914-1918
    6.A. Lava Kumar, Ch.V.S Murthy, Prince Kr Singh, Bhargav Chaithanya and Shiva Kumar “Property enrichment of aged nickel base superalloy Supercast 247A”, Published in the International Journal on Theoretical and Applied Research in Mechanical Engineering (IJTARME), Vol 2, Issue 4 pp115-120.

    Conferences

    1.Soumya Sourav Sarangi, A Lava Kumar “Indentation size effect of 0.007%, 0.07%, 0.7% of Carbon steel” [Presented in NMD ATM 2016, 11th -14th November 2016, IIT Kanpur]
    2.Aniket Samanta, Purnendu Biswal,, A Lava Kumar “Study of partitioning heat treatment in AISI 9260 steels” [Presented in NMD ATM 2016, 11th -14th November 2016, IIT Kanpur]
    3.A.Lavakumar, Shilpa sharma, Ithyade bal, S.K.Bajena “Effect of grainsize on wear properties of bearing steel” [Presented in 2nd Int.Conf. on Advances In Steel, Power And Construction Technology (March 17-19, 2016) in O.P.Jindal Institute of Technology, Raigarh]
    4.Debashis Kuanar, Swastika Tripathy, S.K.Badjena, A.Lava Kumar “Study of Impact Toughness of Microalloyed Steels in Cryogenic Environment” [presented in NMD ATM 2015, 13th – 16th November 2015, Coimbatore] - won  prize for best paper
    5.Aiswariya Mohanty, Arun Kumar Patro, S.K.badjena, P.K.Katiyar, A.Lavakumar “Effect of heat treatments on microstructural and mechanical properties of microalloyed steel” [presented in NMD ATM 2015, 13th – 16th November 2015, Coimbatore]
    6.Arun Kumar, A.Lavakumar, P.K.Singh and S.K.Badjena “A review on Metalic Foams” [poster presented in national conference on “Behind the teachers desk-2015” (April 9th -10th) in CSIR –NML Jamshedpur.]- won 2nd prize for best poster
    7.Shilpa Sharma, A.Lavakumar, S.K.Badjena “A study on Bulk Nanostructured Steel” [ [Presented in national conference on “Behind the teachers desk-2015” (April 9th -10th) in CSIR –NML Jamshedpur.]
    8.Aishwarya Mohanty, Suneeti Purohit, A.Lavakumar and S.K.Badjena “A study on synthesis of grapheme & its applications” [presented in National conference on “Behind the teachers desk -2015” (April 9th – 10th) in CSIR-NML Jamshedpur.]
    9.Debashis Kaunar, A.Lava kumar, P.K.Katiyar and S.K.Badjena, “A study on Tungsten carbide tool bits” [presented in National conference on “Behind the teachers desk-2015” (April 9th -10th) in CSIR –NML Jamshedpur.]
    10.D.K.Mishra, A.Lavakumar, “Modelling of Iron ore Pellet induration” [Presented in Int.Conf. on Advances In Steel, Power And Construction Technology (January 14-16, 2015) in O.P.Jindal Institute of Technology, Raigarh]
    11.Virinchi.S, A.K.Jaiswal and A.Lavakumar, “Study of mechanical and wear properties of different carburized low carbon steels”[Presented in Int.Conf. on Advances In Steel, Power And Construction Technology (January 14-16, 2015) in O.P.Jindal Institute of Technology, Raigarh]
    12.A.Lavakumar, P.K.Singh, P.K.Katiyar, T.Trinath and A.K.Jaiswal, “Archaeometallurgical studies of ancient sword” [presented in NMD ATM 2014, 12th – 15th November 2014, College of Engineering, Pune]
    13.Trinath T, N. Yedla, A.Lavakumar, P.L.N.Reddy “Electro oxidation of complex sulphides” [presented in NMD ATM 2014, 12th- 15th November 2014, College of Engineering, Pune]
    14.A.Lava Kumar, Bhargav Chaithanya, Shiva Kumar, Prince Kr Singh and Sanjay Srivastava “ Study of Tensile Fracture Mechanisms of a Ni-base Superalloy Supercast 247A”[Presented in International Conference on Advances in Manufacturing and Materials Engineering, (ICAMME 2014), March 27-29,2014, Mangalore, Karnataka India] [Proceedings available]
    15.Prince Kr Singh, P.K.Katiyar, A Lava Kumar, Bhargav Chaithnya and S. Pramanik “Effect of sintering performance of the utilization of blast furnace solid wastes as pellets” [Presented in International conference on Advances in Manufacturing and Materials Engineering, (ICAMME 2014), March 27-29, 2014, Mangalore, Karnataka India] [Proceedings available]
    16.Prince Kr Singh, A Lava Kumar, P.K.Katiyar, S.Srivastava and S.Pramanik “Recycling of blastfurnace flue dust and sludge use as pellets in sintering” [ presented in NMD, The Indian Institute of Metals (IIM), Kolkata, 67th Annual Technical Meeting held at varanasi 12-13th November 2013]
    17.A.Lava Kumar, Prince Kr Singh, Sanjay Srivastava, Suraj Kori and Ajay Kumar “ Gamma prime coarsening behavior of nickel superalloy Supercast 247A after prolonged thermal exposures” [Presented in 2nd National conference on Recent developments in mechanical engineering, (RDME’2013) April 26-27, 2013 pune] [Proceedings available]
    18.A.Lava Kumar, Ch.V.S Murthy, Rajib Chkravorty and N. Eswara Prasad “Effect of microstructure on the ambient tensile deformation behavior of nickel based superalloy Supercast 247A”, [ Presented in PSRC Int. Conference “ICMMME’13” April 15-16, Johannesburg, South Africa ] [Proceedings available]
    19.A.Lava Kumar, Prince Kr Singh, Sanjay srivastava and Rabindra Kr Rai “Measurement of Thermo Physical Properties of Nickel Based Superalloys”, [ presented at International Conference on Metallurgical, Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering -2013 held at Goa on 30th April, 2013) [Proceedings available]
    20.Prince Kr Singh, A.Lavakumar, Rabindra Kr Rai and Sanjay Srivastava “ Recycling of environmental hazardous wastage of integrated steel plants”, [ Presented in PSRC Int. Conference “ICIWMGEE’13” April 15-16, Johannesburg, South Africa ] [Proceedings available]
    21.A.Lava Kumar, Prince Kumar Singh, M.Sai Krishna Rao, Ch.V.S Murthy, N.Eswara Prasad “Boronising Behaviour of Nickel and Iron Nickel base alloys”  [Presented in 10th International Symposium on surface protective coatings (SSPC India 2013) on Feb 15 & 16th , 2013 , Mumbai (India)]
    22.Prince Kumar Singh, Rabindra Rai, A.Lava Kumar, Sanjay Srivastava, Brajesh kumar Jha “Economic Utilization of Environmentally Hazardous Blast Furnace Sludge and flue dust of Integrated Steel Plants” [Presented in 10th International Symposium on surface protective coatings (SSPC India 2013) on Feb 15 & 16th , 2013 , Mumbai (India)]
  • Books/ Chapter Published

    1.A.Lavakumar “Concepts in Physical Metallurgy: Concise lecture notes” – A Morgan & Claypool publication as part of IOP Concise Physics – DOI:10.1088/978-1-6817-4473-5 [Online ISBN: 978-1-6817-4473-5 • Print ISBN: 978-1-6817-4472-8]
  • Seminar/ Symposia/ Short term Course organized

    Coordinator, QIP Short Term Course on “Processing & Characterization of Materials (PCM)” 24th – 29th April, 2017
  • Extra Responsibility

    1. Professor Incharge (PIC) of Physical Metallurgy laboratory and Phase Transformation & Heat treatment laboratory.
    2. Website coordinator
    3. Industrial training coordinator
  • Other Informations

    • Invited talk
      • A. Lavakumar - “Crystallography and its applications in materials science” at Regional Centre for Military Airworthiness (Materials), DRDO, Hyderabad.
    • Certification Course
      • Certified in Non Destructive Testing Level II: Conventional NDT methods: P.T, M.P.T, U.T, and R.T
    • Short term courses attended
      • Participated in the QIP short term course on “Introduction to Iron Making” – 19th – 23th June organized at IISc Bangalore.
      • Participated in the TEQIP workshop on “Application of X-Ray Diffraction on Thin Films and Bulk Materials” – 4th -9th July organized at IIT Hyderabad
      • Participated in the GIAN course on “Advanced steels for the automotive industry and other sectors”-1st -14th June 2016 at IIT Madras.
      • Participated in the short term course on “Microstructure Engineering via Heat Treatment” – 19th -21st October, 2015 organized by Dept., of MSE, IIT Kanpur.
      • Participated in the short term course on “Aerospace materials: Processing, Characterization & its applications” – 1st - 5th June, 2015 organized by Dept., of MME, IIT Roorkee.
      • Participated in the workshop on “Synthesis, Characterizations & Applications of Biomaterials” – 25th – 29th June, 2014 organized by Dept., of MSME, Chemical Engineering & Biological Science and Engg., MANIT, Bhopal.
      • Participated in the workshop on “Thin Film Deposition” – Oct’24th, 2013 Organized by Dept. of Materials Science & Metallurgical Engg., MANIT, Bhopal.
      • Participated in the workshop on “Advanced Tools for Material Characterizations” – April 1-5, 2013 (ATMC-2013) at MANIT Bhopal (India).
      • Participated a National Convention on “Analysis and Prevention of Fractures and Failures –February 03-04, 2012” at MGIT Hyderabad (India).
      • Participated in short term course on “Powder Metallurgy” – Dec’ 19-22, 2012 (PMSC-2012)” at MGIT Hyderabad (India).
      • Participated in the workshop on “Numerical Methods for Science & Engineering” – March 21-22, 2013 (NMSE-2013) at MANIT Bhopal (India).
  • Address for Communication

    Present Address : 
    Avala Lava Kumar
    Dept. of Metallurgy & Materials Engineering
    Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology, Burla
    Sambalpur – 768018
    Odisha, India
      Permanent Address : 
    Avala Lava Kumar
    D/No. 3-1-111/A
    RamuQuary, Vidhyadharapuram
    Vijayawada – 520012
    Andhra Pradesh, India
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