We work on various solidification and phase transformation problems listed below (but not limited to):

Directional solidification Additive manufacturing Precipitation Organic Photovoltaics Atomization

Experimental and computational studies in:

  • Eutectic systems
  • Monotectic systems
  • Ni-based superalloy

  • Multi-scale computational modelling
  • Experimental 3D printing and characterization
  • Equilibrium shapes of precipitates
  • Growth instabilities in presence of coherency stresses
  • Numerical and experimental work
  • process-structure-property relationships
  • Process optimization for metal powder manufacturing


We are not limited to above areas and are open to work in other areas of phase transformations including polymers, electrostatics, magnetism, etc. based on funding and student’s interest.


Computational Facilities Experimental Facilities

High-Performance Computing Clusters:

  • CPU Clusters:
    • Two clusters have 96 physical cores each
    • One cluster has 112 physical cores
    • A total of 304 physical cores
  • GPU Cluster:
    • Four NVIDIA Tesla V100-SXM2 GPUs with 32GB memory each
    • A total of 128 GB memory

Softwares available/used:

  • OpenFOAM
  • PanDat Software
  • Simufact Additive

Access to Supercomputing facilities like NSM Param Pravega and RNC Cluster at SERC, IISc

Bridgman furnaces:

  • Two high temperature furnaces (upto about 1800° C)
  • Two low temperature furnaces (upto about 1000° C)

Access to department and AFMM microsopy facilities

Software Development

Our group is one of the core contributors to MicroSim, an open-source Microstructure Simulation software stack. The software is being developed under the Nation Supercomputing Mission, Government of India and available on GitHub.

Computational Lab Cluster Room

Low Temperature Furnace High Temperature Furnace