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Amit Arora

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Amit Arora

Associate Professor, Materials Engineering

  • Dual Degree: Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 2005
  • PhD: The Pennsylvania State University, 2011

Email: amitarora -AT- iitgn.ac.in

Website : https://amit.people.iitgn.ac.in/

Office: 4/309
VOIP: 2424


  • Selected Publications

    1. V.P. Mahesh, A. Gumaste, N. Meena, J. Alphonsa, A. Arora, (2020). ‘Corrosion behavior of aluminium surface composites with metallic, ceramic and hybrid reinforcements using friction stir processing’, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11663-020-01932-7
    2. A.K. Singh, B. Kumar, K. Jha, A. Astarita, A. Squillace, S. Franchitti, A. Arora. “Friction stir welding of additively manufactured Ti-6Al-4V: microstructure and mechanical properties”. Journal of Materials Processing Technology 277 (2020), 116433
    3. S. Pandya, R. S. Mishra, A. Arora. “Channel formation during friction stir channeling process—A material flow study using X-Ray micro-computed tomography and optical microscopy”. Journal of Manufacturing Processes 41 (2019), 48-55.
    4. P. Sahlot, and A. Arora. "Numerical model for prediction of tool wear and worn-out pin profile during friction stir welding." Wear 408(2018): 96-107.
    5. P Sahlot, K Jha, GK Dey, A. Arora. “Quantitative wear analysis of H13 steel tool during friction stir welding of Cu-0.8% Cr-0.1% Zr alloy.” Wear 378(2017): 82-89.

  • Work Experience

    • Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (Jun 2021 to present)
    • Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (Oct 2011 - Jun 2021)
    • Visiting Scholar, University of North Texas, Denton, TX USA (Mar 2014 – Sep 2014)
    • Graduate Research Assistant, The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Material Science and Engineering (Aug 2006 - Sep 2011)
    • Associate System Engineer, IBM India Pvt. Ltd, Pune (Jun 2005 - Jun 2006)

  • Awards

    • • First prize in the Metallography Contest (SEM category), National Metallurgist Day - 73rd Annual Technical Meeting of The Indian Institute of Metals, Kovalam. November 16th 2019.

    • • Second Prize for Masters’ Thesis of Anurag Gumaste by ASM International India National Council, ASM 2019, 3rd Materials Day, 19th October 2019.

    • • Best Research Poster Award at the Zhi-Hong International summer school of advanced materials (ISS-AM, 2017 SJTU) organized by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai China (July 09 - 22, 2017).

    • • Best Poster, Indo-UK Workshop on Modelling and Simulation of Safety and Materials for Nuclear Application, December 16-17, 2015.

    • • DAE Young Scientist Research Award, 2014

    • • Excellence-in-Research, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, 2011

    • • Graduate Assistantship, The Pennsylvania State University, 2006

    • • National Merit Scholarship, MHRD, India, 1997

  • Patents

    Amit Arora, C. S. Tiwary, A. Rout, A. Gumaste, Mahesh VP. “Polymer reinforced metal matrix composites and a process for fabricating the same”. Patent Application No. 201921032326.