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Debrupa Lahiri
Debrupa Lahiri Associate Professor +91-1332-28-5137 Website
Areas of Interest
  • (1) Biomaterials:, Developing Material systems for Implants, Tissue Engineering and Degradable Scaffolds
  • (2) Multiscale Mechanics and Tribology:, (i) For Structural Materials, (ii) Nanomechanics of Biological and 1D/2D Nanomaterials
  • (3) Composite Material Systems with Nanofillers:, For structural and biomedical applications with specific functionalities
Professional Background
Dec. 2018Till DateAssociate ProfessorIIT-Roorkee
Dec, 2012Dec. 2018Assistant ProfessorIIT Roorkee
Aug, 2012Dec, 2012Visiting Assistant ProfessorFlorida International University, USA
Aug, 2011Aug, 2012Post Doctoral ResearcherFlorida International University, USA
Aug, 2003July, 2007Scientific Officer - DNuclear Fuel Complex, DAE, Hyderabad, India
20012003Visiting ScientistNuclear Fuel Complex, DAE, Hyderabad, India
19992001Metallurgist, R&DIndian Aluminum Company (INDAL), Belur, India
Honors and Awards
Best paper award in IIM-ATM (Indian Institute of Metals - Annual Technical Meeting)-2015India Institute of Metals2015
Zwick Science Award – 2013Zwick Roell Group2014
“Student Spotlight” – for excellent academic achievements by University Graduate School, FIU FIU2012
World’s Ahead Graduate by President, Florida International UniversityFIUSummer'11
Best Doctoral Graduate College of Engineering and Computing, FIUFIUSummer'11
Second best oral presentation in TMS-2011, San Diego, USAThe Minerals, Metals and Materials Society - TMS, USA2011
First place in student poster competition, MS&T-2010, Houston, USAAmerican Ceramic Society2010
First place in student poster competition – MPMD, TMS-2009, San Francisco, USA The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society - TMS, USA2009
Best paper award in IIM-ATM (Indian Institute of Metals - Annual Technical Meeting)Indian Institute of Metals2001
Educational Details
PhDMaterials Science and EngineeringFlorida International University, Miami, USA2011
M. TechMetallurgical and Materials EngineeringIIT- Kanpur, India2000
B.EMetallurgyBengal Engineering College, Shibpur, India1998
Administrative Background
20132018Member-Secretary, DRCMMED, IITR
2014ContinuingOC, Website - MMEDMMED, IITR
2013ContinuingMember, Printing and Production Committee, Samvad IITR
20132015Faculty Advisor, METES - Students SocietyMMED, IITR
20132014Stuff Advisor – Sports Council IITR
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Polymer Based Orthopedic ImplantFIG-IITR2013
Developing Polymer Based Surface Modified Composite for Drug Eluting Orthopedic Implants DST2014
Magnesium Based Functionally Gradient Material System for Orthopedic ApplicationDST - Health Science2015
Surface Modified Metallic Orthopedic Implant for Sustained Drug ReleaseDST-TSDP2016
Developing Hybrid Multiscale Carbon Filler Reinforced Epoxy Composite for Structural ApplicationBRNS, DAE2016
Developing Polymer Based Scaffold with Electrical and Topographical Cue for Neural Tissue Engg.ICMR2017
  • The Minerals Metals and Materials Society - TMS, Member
  • American Ceramic Society - ACerS, Member
  • Indian Institute of Metals - IIM, Life member
  • Materials Research Society of India - MRSI, Life Member
  • Society for Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine (India), Life Member
  • Society for Biomaterials and Artificial Organs India, Life Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Materials ScienceMT 201BArch , P&P, PS, PEM and GeotechSpring
Nanomaterials and ApplicationsMT-411MMEDAutumn
Structural Analysis of NanomaterialsNT - 502Nanotechnology - PGSpring
Nanoscale MaterialsNT 501Nanotechnology, PGAutumn
Materials ScienceMT-106ME, INSpring
Communication SkillsMT 308MMEDSpring
Structure of MaterialsMTN 501Post GraduateAutumn
BiomaterialsMTN 542Elective to UG, PGSpring
Projects and Thesis Supervised
Title of ProjectNames of Students
Mg Based Implant for Orthopedic ApplicationPramanshu Trivedi
Carbon Nanotube Based Composites for Li-ion Battery ApplicationSameer Chouksey
Surface Modification of Magnesium Based Alloy for Orthopedic ApplicationSanjay Singh
Modification of Mechanical Behavior of Mg-Zn Alloy for Hard Tissue EngineeringSoumyaranjan Nayak
Corrosion Behavior of Surface Modified Mg-Zn Alloy for Orthopedic ApplicationKishor Kumar Kuntal
Mg-HA composite for Orhopedic Implant AccessoriesSatish Jaiswal
Al-GNP Composite for Structural ApplicationMukul Srivastava
Developing Materials System for Skin GraftingAkriti Sharma
Studying Residual Stress in Sintered Refractory Based CompositesBhagyadhar Das
Polymer Based Composite for Structural ApplicationKhamgaonkar Ketan Mohan
Hot Working of Magnesium Alloy Subham Agarwal
Hot Worked Al-GNP Composite for Structural Application Jijo Christodus
Synthesized PHA for Orthopedic Fracture Fixing ApplicationDeepa Garg
Carbon Nanofiller Reinforced Epoxy Coating on Steel for Surface ProtectionJose Santo
Developing Scaffold for Burnt Wound HealingIsha Goel
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Synthesis and Application of Boron Nitride NanostructuresVijayesh KumarA2013
Drug Eluting Implants for Orthopedic ApplicationsManoj Kumar RA2013
Nanophase Reinforced Polymer Based Composite for Structural ApplicationAnkita BishtO2014
Magnesium Based Composite for Orthopedic ApplicationAnshu DubeyO2016
Mg Based Scaffold for Orthoepdic ApplicationSatish JaiswalO2016
Multiscale Carbon Filler Reinforced Epoxy Composites for Structural ApplicationVaibhav JainO2017
Scaffolds for Neural RegenerationSouvik GhoshO2018
Nanogenerator for Biomedical ApplicationSiddharth SharmaO2018
Drug Releasing Metallic ImplantsKanike RajeshO2018
Composite for Damping ApplicationNitamkumar GoutamO2019
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
University of SouthamptonPart of IITR Team.May, 2014
Participation in short term courses
Couse NameSponsored ByDate
Introduction to Modelling and SimulationQIP, IITR12-12-2013
Recent Advances in Biomaterials and NanobitechnologyQIP, IITR12-03-2014
Nanotechnology: Basics and Applications in Chemical Engineering QIP, IITR24-06-2015
Spark Plasma SinteringQIP, IITR13.02.2016
Courses or Conferences Organised
Conference NameSponsored ByDate
Short term course on 'Hands-on Training for the Formulation of Smart Nanodevices'Centre for Nanotechnology, IITR and NextSapiens2-3 Feb'13
Carbon Nanomaterials - Recent Advances and Functional ApplicationsQIP20-24May19
Special Lectures Delivered
Nano-Scratch Based Technique: Novel Method for Quantifying Adhesion Strength at Sub-Micron ScaleIPA Lecture Series, Physics Dept., IITR03.04.2014
Carbon Nanotubes: How Strong is their Bond with SubstrateUniversidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain09.04.14
Nano-Scratch Based Technique: Novel Method for Quantifying Adhesion Strength at Sub-Micron ScaleIIT Kanpur18.01.2014
Probing Into Bone-Implant Interface: Materials Engineering ApproachInvited Talk in ICMS: RTBTR?2014, IIT Roorkee, India17.12.2014
Nano-Scratch Based Technique: Novel Method for Quantifying Adhesion Strength at Sub-Micron ScaleInvited Talk in 12th Asian Forum for Materials Testing, Zwick-Roell, Gurgaon, India19.01.2015
Biomechanical Evaluation at Bone-Implant InterfaceKeynote Talk in ICEMEM, Dhule, Maharasthra, India28.02.2015
Nano-Scratch Based Technique: Novel Method for Quantifying Adhesion Strength at Sub-Micron ScaleInvited talk in Nanoyantrika-2015, Trivundrum, India20.09.2015
Aligned Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Polymeric Scaffolds With Electrical Cues for Neural Tissue EnginInvited talk in CPDM, IIEST, Shibpur, India19.12.2015
Hydroxyapatite Modified Mg Alloy for Orthopedic ApplicationInvited Talk at CSIR-CGCRI - Kolkata30.12.2015
Evaluation of Cell Adhesion Mechanism at Multiple Scale LengthsInvited Talk at INDOGFOE - 2016 as a member of DST Delegation, Potsdam, Germany 22.05.2016
Drug Releasing Acetabular Cup Lining – A New Dimension in Total Hip ImplantInvited Talk in Tenth National Frontiers of Engineering Symposium - IIT Kanpur, India23.06.2016
Invited talk at Nanoyantrika - 2017 by Hysitron IndiaThiruvanathapuram, India18.09.2017
Invited talk at 19th International Symposium On Eco-materials Processing And DesignJaipur, India24.02.2018
Invited Talk at New Materials for Healthcare- Idea Generation WorkshopBengaluru, India6.05.2018
Invited Talk at BioMET-2018VIT, Vellore, India28.07.2018
Keynote Talk at Advancement in Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology - AECP-20K9 MM University, Ambala, India16.02.2019
Books Authored


1. “Carbon Nanotubes Reinforced Metal Matrix Composites”, A. Agarwal, S.R. Bakshi, D. Lahiri, Taylor and Francis Publishers, ISBN: 978-1-4398114-9-8.



  1. Graphene Reinforced Ceramic and Metal Matrix Composites”, D. Lahiri, A. Agarwal,  in “Graphene: Synthesis and Applications”, Editors: W. Choi and J. Lee, Taylor and Francis Publishers, ISBN:  9781439861875.
  2. Medical Applications of Hierarchical Composites”,  Manoj Kumar R, K. Agrawal, D. Lahiri, in “Hybrid and Hierarchical Composite Materials”, Editors: C.-S. Kim, C. Randow, T. Sano, Springer, ISBN: 978-3-319-12867-2.
  3. Processing and Nanomechanical Properties of Hydroxyapatite-Nanotube Biocomposite”, D. Lahiri, A. Agarwal, in “Biosurfaces: A Materials Science and Engineering Perspective”, Editors: Kantesh Balani, Vivek Verma, Arvind Agarwal, and Roger Narayan, Wiley & Sons, ISBN: 978-1-118-29997-5.
  4. Boron Nitride Nanotubes as Nanofillers/Reinforcement for Polymer, Ceramic, and Metal Matrix Composites”, D. Lahiri, A. Agarwal, in “Nanotubes and Nanosheets: Functionalization and Applications of Boron Nitride and Other Nanomaterials”, Editor: Ying(Ian) Chen, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, ISBN: 9781466598096.
  5. 3D print technology for Cell Culturing”, S. Haldar, D. Lahiri, P. Roy, in “3D Printing Technology in Nanomedicine”, Editors: N. Ahmad, P. Gopinath, R. Dutta, Elsevier, ISBN: 9780128158906.
Refereed Journal Papers

Book - 1

Book Chapters – 5

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles – 87

Patents - 3

h-index –  30 (

Total Citations - 3472 (

i10 Index – 61 (google scholar)


87. A. Samanta, S. Podder, M. Kumarasamy, C.K. Ghosh, D. Lahiri, P. Roy, S. Bhattacharjee, J. Ghosh, A.K. Mukhopadhyay, “Au nanoparticle-decorated aragonite microdumbbells for enhanced antibacterial and anticancer activities”, Materials Science and Engineering C, Vol. 103, 2019, pp. 109734.

86. A. Bisht, R.M. Kumar, K. Dasgupta, D. Lahiri, “Spatial distribution of nanodiamond and its effect on mechanical behaviour of epoxy based composite using 2D modulus mapping”, Mechanics of Materials, Vol. 135, 2019, pp. 114-128.

85. P. Das, K. Rajesh, V. Lalzawmliana, K. Bavya Devi, P. Basak, D. Lahiri, B. Kundu, M. Roy, S.K. Nandi, “Development and Characterization of Acellular Caprine Choncal Cartilage Matrix for Tissue Engineering Applications”, CARTILAGE, 2019, DOI: 10.1177/1947603519855769

84. R.M. Kumar, K. Rajesh, S. Haldar, P. Gupta, K. Murali, P. Roy, D. Lahiri, “Surface modification of CNT reinforced UHMWPE composite for sustained drug delivery”, Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology, Vol. 52, 2019, pp. 748-759.

83. P. Gupta, A. Agrawal, K. Murali, R. Varshney, S. Beniwal, S. Manhas, P. Roy, D. Lahiri, “Differential neural cell adhesion and neurite outgrowth on carbon nanotube and graphene reinforced polymeric scaffolds”, Materials Science and Engineering C, Vol. 97, 2019, pp. 539-551.

82. A. Dubey, S. Jaiswal, D. Lahiri, “Mechanical Integrity of Biodegradable Mg–HA Composite During In Vitro Exposure”, Materials Engineering and Perpormance, Vol. 28, 2019, 800-809.

81. A. Dubey, S. Jaiswal, S. Ghosh, P. Roy, D. Lahiri, “Protein adsorption and biodegradation behaviour of Mg–3Zn/HA for biomedical application”, Nanomaterials and Energy, Vol. 8, 2019, pp. 23-33.

80. A. Bisht, V. Kumar, L.H. Li, Y. Chen, A. Agarwal, D. Lahiri, “Effect of warm rolling and annealing on the mechanical properties of aluminum composite reinforced with boron nitride nanotubes”, Materials Science and Engineering A, Vol. 710, 2018, pp. 366-73.

79. V. Kumar, P. Maity, D. Lahiri, I. Lahiri, “Copper Catalyzed Growth of Hexagonal Boron Nitride Nanotubes on Tungsten Substrate”CrystEngComm, Vol. 20, 2018, pp. 2713-19. 

78. S. Jaiswal, R. Manoj Kumar, P. Gupta, M. Kumaraswamy, P. Roy, D. Lahiri, “Mechanical, corrosion and biocompatibility behaviour of Mg-3Zn-HA biodegradable composites for orthopaedic fixture accessories”, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, Vol. 78, 2018, pp. 442-54. 

77. A. Bisht, K. Dasgupta, D. Lahiri, “Effect of Graphene and CNT Reinforcement on Mechanical and  Thermomechanical Behaviour of Epoxy - A Comparative Study”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 135, 2018, pp. 46101. 

76.  R. Kumar, R.M. Kumar, P. Bera, S. Ariharan, D. Lahiri, I. Lahiri, “Temperature-time dependent transmittance, sheet resistance and bonding energy of reduced graphene oxide on soda lime glass”, Applied Surface Science, Vol. 425, 2017, pp. 1558-63. (Journal Impact Factor: 4.439)

75.  A. Bisht, M. Srivastava, R.M. Kumar, I. Lahiri, D. Lahiri, “Strengthening mechanism in graphene nanoplatelets reinforced aluminum composite fabricated through spark plasma sintering”, Materials Science and Engineering A, Vol. 695, 2017, pp. 20-28.

74.  R.M. Kumar, P. Gupta, S.K. Sharma, A. Mittal, M. Sekhar, V. Kumar, B.V. Manoj Kumar, P. Roy, D. Lahiri, “Sustained drug release from surface modified UHMWPE for acetabular cup lining in total hip implant”, Materials Science and Engineering C, Vol. 77, 2017, pp. 649-661.

73.  A. Nieto, A. Bisht, D. Lahiri, C. Zhang, A. agarwal, “Graphene reinforced metal and ceramic matrix composites: a review”, International Materials Review, Vol. 62, 2017, pp. 241-302.

72.  R. Kumar, R.M. Kumar, D. Lahiri, I. Lahiri, “Thermally reduced graphene oxide film on soda lime glass as transparent conducting electrode”, Surfaces and Coatings Technology, Vol. 309, 2017, pp. 931-937.

71.  P. Gupta, D. Lahiri, “Aligned carbon nanotube containing scaffolds for neural tissue regeneration”, Neural Regeneration Research, Vol. 11, 2016, pp. 1062-1063.

70.  V. Kumar, N. Kumar, P.Roy, D. Lahiri, I Lahiri, “Emergence of fluorescence in boron nitride nanoflakes and its      application in bioimaging”, RSC Advances, Vol. 6, 2016, pp. 48025.

69.  P. Gupta, M. Rajput, N. Singla, V. Kumar, D. Lahiri, “Electric field and current assisted alignment of CNT inside polymer matrix and its effects on electrical and mechanical properties”, Polymer, Vol. 89, 2016, pp. 119-127.

68. S. Nayak, B. Bhushan, P. Gopinath, R.D. Agarwal, R. Jayaganthan, D. Lahiri, “Strengthening of Mg based alloy through grain refinement for orthopaedic application”, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, Vol. 59, 2016, pp. 57-70.

67. R.M. Kumar, K.K. Kuntal, S. Singh, B. Bhushan, P. Gopinath, D. Lahiri, “Electrophoretic deposition of hydroxyapatite coating on Mg–3Zn alloy for orthopaedic application”, Surface and Coatings Technology, Vol. 287, 2016, pp. 82-92. 

66. A.K.Keshri, L. Behl, D. Lahiri, G.S. Duikravich, A. Agarwal, “Dry Sliding Wear Behavior of Hafnium-Based Bulk Metallic Glass at Room and Elevated Temperatures”, Journal of Materials Performances, 2016, DOI: 10.1007/s11665-016-2242-x.

65. P. Gupta, S. Sharan, P. Roy, D. Lahiri, “Aligned Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Polymeric Scaffolds with Electrical Cues for Neural Tissue Regeneration”, Carbon, Vol. 95, 2015, pp. 715-724. 

64. K. Saini, R.M. Kumar, D. Lahiri, I. Lahiri, “Quantifying Bonding Strength of CuO Nanotubes with Substrate Using Nano-Scratch Technique”, Nanotechnology, Vol. 26, 2015, pp. 305701. 

63  R.M. Kumar, S. Sharma, B.V.M. Kumar, D. Lahiri, “Effects of Carbon Nanotube Aspect Ratio on Strengthening and Tribological Behaviour of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Composite”, Composites A, Vol. 76, 2015, pp. 62-72. 

62. S.Singh, R. Manoj Kumar, K.K. Kuntal, P. Gupta, S. Das, R. Jayaganthan, P. Roy, D. Lahiri, “Sol–Gel Derived Hydroxyapatite Coating on Mg-3Zn Alloy for Orthopedic Application”, JOM, Vol. 67, 2015, pp. 702-712. 

61. S. Chouksey, A.Sil, D. Lahiri, I. Lahiri , “Atmospheric oxidation effect of silicon-carbon nanotube anode on Li-ion battery performance”, Nanomaterials and Energy, Vol. 4, 2015, pp. 1-20.

60. K.S. Suresh, D. Lahiri, A. Agarwal, S. Suwas, “Microstructure Dependent Elastic Modulus Variation in NiTi Shape Memory Alloy”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Vol. 633, 2015, pp. 71-74. 

59. D. Lahiri, J. Karp, A.K. Keshri, C. Zhang, G.S. Dulikravich, L.J. Kecskes, A. Agarwal, “Scratch Induced Deformation Behavior of Hafnium Based Bulk Metallic Glass at Multiple Load Scales”Journal of Noncrystalline Solids, Vol. 410, 2015, pp. 118-126.

58.    P. Trivedi, S. Goel, S. Das, R. Jayaganthan, D. Lahiri, P. Roy, “Biocompatibility of Ultrafine Grained Zircaloy-2 Produced by Cryorolling for Medical Applications”Material Science and Engineering C, Vol. 46, 2015, pp. 309-315. 

57.K.Jha, N. Suksawang, D. Lahiri, A. Agarwal, “A Novel Energy-based Method to Evaluate Indentation Modulus and Hardness of Cementitious Materials from Nanoindentation Load–Displacement Data”Materials and Structures, 2014, DOI: DOI 10.1617/s11527-014-0367-7.

56. D. Lahiri, F. Hec, M. Thiesse, A. Durygin, C. Zhang, A. Agarwal, “Nanotribological Behavior of Graphene Nanoplatelet Reinforced Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Composites”Tribology International, Vol. 70, 2014, pp. 165-169. 

55. A. Nieto, A. Kumar, D. Lahiri, C. Zhang, S. Seal, A.  Agarwal, “Oxidation Behavior of Graphene NanoPlatelets Reinforced Tantalum Carbide Composites in High Temperature Plasma Flow”Carbon, 2014, Vol. 67, 2014, pp. 398-408. 

54. S. Das, D. Lahiri, A. Agarwal, W. Choi,  “Interfacial bonding characteristics between graphene and dielectric substrates”, Nanotechnology, Vol. 25, 2014, pp. 045707.

53. S.B. Pitchuka, B. Boesl, C. Zhang, D. Lahiri, A. Nieto, G. Sundararajana, A. Agarwal, “Dry sliding wear behavior of cold sprayed aluminium amorphous/nanocrystalline alloy coatings”, Surface and Coatings Technology, Vol. 238, 2014, pp. 118-125.

52. S.B. Pitchuka, D. Lahiri, G. Sundararajan, A. Agarwal, “Scratch Induced Deformation Behavior of Cold Sprayed Aluminum Amorphous/Nanocrystalline Coatings at Multiple Load Scales”Journal of Thermal Spray Technoogy, Vol. 23, 2014, pp. 502-513.

51. A. Gupta, S. Barkam, D. Lahiri, R. Balasubramanian, K. Balani, “Effect of Alumina Dispersion on Microstructural and Nanomechanical Properties of Pulse Electrodeposited NickeleAlumina Composite Coatings”, Journal of Materials Science and Technology, Vol. 30, 2014, pp. 808-813.

50. D. Lahiri, V. Singh, G.R. Rodrigues, T. M. Haas Costa, M.R. Gallas, S.R. Bakshi, S. Seal, A. Agarwal, “Ultrahigh-pressure consolidation and deformation of tantalum carbide at ambient and high temperatures”, Acta Materialia, Vol. 61, 2013, pp. 4001-4009.

49. B. Boesl, D. Lahiri, S. Behdad, A. Agarwal, “Direct Observation of Carbon Nanotube Induced Strengthening in Aluminum Composite via In situ Tensile Tests”, Carbon, Vol. 69, 2013, pp. 79–85.

48. D. Lahiri, A. Hadjikhani, C.  Zhang, T.  Xing, L. Hua Li, Y. Chen, A. Agarwal, “Boron nitride nanotubes reinforced aluminum composites prepared by spark plasma sintering: Microstructure, mechanical properties and deformation behaviour”, Materials Science and Engineering: A, Vol. 574, 2013, pp. 149-156.

47. D. Lahiri, P.K. Gill, S. Scudino, C. Zhang, V. Singh, J. Karthikeyan, N. Munroe, S. Seal,  A. Agarwal, “Cold Sprayed Aluminum Based Glassy Coating: Synthesis, Wear and Corrosion Properties”, Surfaces and Coating Technoloy, Vol. 232, 2013, pp. 33-40.

46. S. Das, D. Lahiri, A. Agarwal, W. Choi,  “Measurements of the adhesion energy of graphene to metallic substrates”, Carbon, Vo. 59, 2013, pp. 121-129.

45. A. Nieto, D. Lahiri, A. Agarwal, “Nano Dynamic Mechanical Behavior of Graphene NanoPlatelets Reinforced Tantalum Carbide”, Scripta Materialia, Vol. 69, 2013, pp. 678-681.

44. A. Nieto, D. Lahiri, A. Agarwal, “Graphene NanoPlatelet Reinforced Tantalum Carbide Consolidated by Spark Plasma Sintering: Microstructure and Mechanical Properties” Materials Science and Engineering A,  Vol. 582, 2013, pp. 338-346.

43. D. Lahiri, E. Khalegi, S.R. Bakshi, W. Li, E.A. Olevsky, A. Agarwal, “Graphene Induced Strengthening in Spark Plasma Sintered Tantalum Carbide-Nanotube Composite”, Scripta Materialia, Vol. 68, 2013, pp. 285-288.

42. C. Zhang, U. Chaudhary, D. Lahiri, A. Godavarty, A. Agarwal, “Photo-catalytic Activity of Spark Plasma Sintered TiO2-Graphene Nanoplatelet Composite System”, Scripta Materialia, Vol. 68, 2013, pp. 719-722.

41. A. Gupta, G. Tripathi, D. Lahiri, K. Balani, “Compression Molding of UHMWPE-HA-Al2O3-CNT Hybrid Composites for Hard Tissue Replacement”, Journal of Materials Science & Technology,  Vol. 29, 2013, pp. 514-522.

40. V. Kumar, A. Gupta, D. Lahiri, K. Balani, “Nanomechanical Behavior Eliciting Serrated Yielding in Thermomechanically Processed Novel Mg-9Li-7Al-1Sn and Mg-9Li-5Al-3Sn-1Zn Alloys”, Accepten for Publication in Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics,  Vol. 46, 2013, pp. 145304.

39. K.K. Jha, N. Suksawang, D. Lahiri, A. Agarwal, “Evaluating initial unloading stiffness from elastic work-of-indentation measured in a nanoindentation experiment”, Journal of Materials Research, Vol. 28, 2013, pp. 789-797.

38. D. Lahiri, S. Das, W. Choi, A. Agarwal, “Unfolding Damping Behavior of Graphene in Low Frequency Regime”ACS Nano, Vol. 6, 2012, pp. 3992-4000.

37. D. Lahiri, R. Dua, C. Zhang, I. Socarraz-Novoa, A.  Bhat, S. Ramaswamy, A. Agarwal, “Graphene Nano Platelet Induced Strengthening of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene and Biocompatibility in-vitro”, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Vol. 4, 2012, pp. 2234-2241.

36. D. Lahiri, V. Singh, L. Li, T. Xing, S. Seal, Y. Chen, A. Agarwal, “Insight into Reactions and Interface Between Boron Nitride Nanotube and Aluminum”Journal of Materials Research, Vol. 27, 2012, pp. 2760-2770. 

35. D. Lahiri, S. Ghosh, A. Agarwal, “Carbon Nanotube Reinfoced Hydrxyapatite composite in Orthopedic Application: A Review”Materials Science and Engineering C, Vol. 32, 2012, pp. 1727-1758. Ranked 11 out of 25 hottest articles published in MSEC for the full year of 2012

34. D. Lahiri, A. Agarwal, “Scratch Based Technique for Quantifying Adhesion at Nano and Micro-scales”, Advanced Materials and Processes, April, 2012, pp. 22-27.

33. A. Nieto, D. Lahiri, A. Agarwal, “Synthesis and Properties of Bulk Graphene Nanoplatelets Consolidated by Spark Plasma Sintering”Carbon, Vol. 50, 2012, pp. 4068-4077.

32. M. Bao, C. Zhang, D. Lahiri, A. Agarwal, “Tribological Behavior of Plasma Sprayed Al-Si Composite Coatings Reinforced with Nanodiamond”JOM, Vol. 64, 2012, pp. 702-708.

31. K.K. Jha, N. Suksawang, D. Lahiri, A. Agarwal, “Energy Based Analysis of Nanoindentation Curves for Cementitious Materials”, ACI Materials Journal, vol. 109, 2012, pp. 81-90.

30. D. Lahiri, A.P. Benaduce, L. Kos, A. Agarwal, “Quantification of Carbon Nanotube Induced Adhesion of Osteoblast on Hydroxyapatite using Nano-Scratch Technique”Nanotechnology, Vol. 22, 2011, pp. 355703 (9 pp) 

    Highlighted in “Nanotech Web” (

29. I. Lahiri*, D. Lahiri*, S. Jin, A. Agarwal, W. Choi, “Carbon Nanotubes: How Strong is Their Bond with the Substrate?” ACSNano, Vol. 5(2), 2011, pp. 780-787. *Co-first Authors. 

    Highlighted in “Nanowerk” (

28. D. Lahiri, V. Singh, A.K. Keshri, S. Seal, A. Agarwal, “Apatite formability of boron nitride nanotube”, Nanotechnology, Vol. 22, 2011, pp. 205601.

27. S. Facca*, D. Lahiri*, F. Fioretti, N. Messadeq, D. Mainard, N. Jessel, A. Agarwal, “In Vivo Osseointegration of Nano-Designed Composite Coatings on Titanium Implants”, ACS Nano, 2011, Vol. 5, pp. 4790-4799* Co-first Authors.

26 D. Lahiri, V. Singh, A.P. Benaduce, S. Seal, L. Kos, A. Agarwal, “Boron nitride nanotube reinforced hydroxyapatite composite: mechanical and tribological performance and ­in-vitro biocompatibility to osteoblasts”,  Journal of  the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials,  Vol. 4, 2011, pp. 44-56. (This paper was ranked amongst top 25 hottest articles published in this journal in the year 2011 ).

25. D. Lahiri, A.P. Benaduce, F. Rouzaud, J. Solomon, A.K. Keshri, L. Kos, A. Agarwal, “Wear Behavior and In-vitro Cytotoxicity of Wear Debris Generated from Hydroxyapatite-Carbon Nanotube Composite Coating”  Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, Vol. 96A, 2011, pp. 1-12. (This Paper has been cited in the website of ‘The International Council on Nanotechnology’ and included in ‘nanoEHS Virtual Journal’.)

24. A.K. keshri, D. Lahiri, A. Agarwal, “Carbon nanotubes improve the adhesion strength of a ceramic splat to the steel substrate”, Carbon, Vol. 49, 2011, pp. 4340-4347.

23. K. Balani, R.R Patel, A.K. Keshri, D. Lahiri, A. Agarwa, “Multi-scale Hierarchy of Chelydra serpentina:  Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Turtle Shell”, Journal of  the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, Vol. 4, 2011, pp. 1440-1451.

22. H. Couvy, D. Lahiri, J. Chen, A. Agarwal, G. Sen, “Nano-hardness and Young’s modulus of nano-polycrystalline diamond”Scripta Materialia, 2011, Vol. 64, pp. 1019-1022.

21. S.R. Bakshi, V. Musharamthota, D.A. Virzi, A.K. Keshri, D. Lahiri, V. Singh, S. Seal, A. Agarwal, “ Spark plasma sintered tantalum carbide-carbon nanotube composite: effect of pressure, carbon nanotube length and dispersion technique on microstructure and mechanical properties”, Material Science and Engineering A, 2011, Vol. 528, 2538-2547. 

20. S.R. Bakshi, V. Musaramthota, D. Lahiri, V. Singh, S. Seal, A. Agarwal, “Spark Plasma Sintered Tantalum Carbide: Effect of Pressure and nano-Boron Carbide Addition on Microstructure and Mechanical properties”, Materials Science and Engineering A, Vol. 528, 2011, pp. 1287-1295. 

19. D. Lahiri, V. Singh, A. K. Keshri, S. Seal, A. Agarwal, “Carbon Nanotube Toughened Hydroxyapatite by Spark Plasma Sintering: Microstructural Evolution and Multi-Scale Tribological Properties”Carbon, Vol. 48, 2010, pp. 3103-3120. 

18. D. Lahiri, F. Rouzaud, T. Richard, A. K. Keshri, S.R. Bakshi, L. Kos, A. Agarwal, “Boron Nitride Nanotube Reinforced Polylactide–Polycaprolactone Copolymer Composite: Mechanical Properties and Cytocompatibility with Osteoblasts and Macrophages In Vitro”, Acta Biomaterialia, Vol. 6, 2010,  pp. 3524-3533. (This Paper has been cited in the website of ‘The International Council on Nanotechnology’ and included in ‘nanoEHS Virtual Journal’ 

17. S.R. Bakshi, D. Lahiri, R.R. Patel, A. Agarwal, “Nanoscratch behavior of carbon nanotube reinforced aluminum coatings”, Thin Solid Films, Vol. 518, 2010, pp. 1703-1711. 

16. S. R. Bakshi, D. Lahiri, A. Agarwal, “Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Metal Matrix Composite – A Review”, International Materials Review, Vol. 55, 2010, pp. 41-64. 

15. S. Kalmodia, S. Goenka, T. Laha, D. Lahiri, B. Basu, K. Balani, “Microstructure, Mechanical Properties and in vitro biocompatibility of spark plasma sintered hydroxyapatite-aluminum oxide-carbon nanotube composite” Material Science and Engineering C, Vol. 30, 2010, pp. 1162-1169. 

14. K. Balani, S.R. Bakshi, D. Lahiri, A. Agarwal, "Grain Growth Behavior of Aluminum Oxide Reinforced with Carbon Nanotubes During Plasma Spraying and Post-Spray”, International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, Vol. 7, 2010, pp. 846-855.

13. D. Lahiri, F. Rouzaud, S. Namin, A.K. Keshri, J.J. Valdes, L. Kos, N. Tsoukias, A. Agarwal, “Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Polylactide-Caprolactone Copolymer: Mechanical Strengthening and Interaction with Human Osteoblasts in Vitro”ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Vol. 1, 2009, pp. 2470-2476. 

12. D. Lahiri, S.R. Bakshi, A. K. Keshri, Y. Liu, A. Agarwal, “Dual Strengthening Mechanism Induced by Carbon Nanotube in Roll Bonded Aluminum Composites”, Materials Science and Engineering A, Vol. 523, 2009, pp. 263-270. 

11. K. Balani, R. Batista, D. Lahiri, A. Agarwal, “The Hydrophobicity of a Lotus Leaf: A Nanomechanical and Computational Approach“, Nanotechnology, Vol. 20, 2009, pp. 305707 (9pp). 

10. T. Laha, Y. Chen, D. Lahiri, A. Agarwal, “Tensile Properties of Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Aluminum Nanocomposite Fabricated by Plasma Spray Forming”, Composite Part A, Vol. 40, 2009, pp. 589-594. 

9. J. Tercero, S. Namin, D. Lahiri, K. Balani, N. Tsoukias, A. Agarwal, “Effect of Carbon Nanotube and Aluminum Oxide Addition on Plasma Sprayed Hydroxyapatite Coating’s Mechanical Properties and Biocompatibility”,  Materials Science and Engineering C, Vol. 29, 2009, pp. 2195-2202. 

8.  K. Balani, D. Lahiri, A. K. Keshri, S.R. Bakshi, J.E. Tercero, A. Agarwal,  “The Nano-scratch Behavior of Biocompatible Hydroxyapatite Reinforced with Aluminum Oxide and Carbon Nanotubes ”,  JOM,  Vol. 61, 2009, pp. 63-66

7. D. Lahiri, S.V. Ramana Rao, R.K. Srivastava, G.V.S. Hemantha Rao, “Study on Sintering Kinetics and Activation Energy of UO2 Pellets using Three Different Methods”, Journal of Nuclear Materials, Vol. 357, 2006, pp. 88-96. 

6.   K. Kapoor, D. Lahiri, I.S. Batra, S.V.R. Rao, T. Sanyal, “X-ray Diffraction Line Profile Analysis for Defect Study in Cu-1%Cr-0.1%Zr Alloy”, Materials Characterization, Vol. 54, Feb. 2005, pp.131-140. 

5. K. Kapoor, D. Lahiri, S.V. Ramana Rao, T. Sanyal, “X-ray Diffraction Line Profile Analysis for Defect Study in Zr-2.5%Nb Material”, Bulletin of Materials Science, Vol. 27, Feb. 2004, pp.39-48. 

4. K. Kapoor, D. Lahiri, T. Sanyal, B.P. Kashyap, “Texture Evolution in two phase Zr-2.5 wt.% Nb through Modified Route”, Material Science and Technology, Vol. 20, Oct. 2004, pp. 1281-1298. 

3. I. Lahiri, D. Lahiri (Mondal), S. Bhargrava, "Effect of Prior b Processing on Superplasticity of (a+b) Thermomechanically Treated Ti-6Al-4V AlloyMaterials & Manufacturing Processes, Vol. 18, 2003, pp. 621-635. 

2. K. Kapoor, D. Lahiri, S.V. Ramana Rao, T. Sanyal, "Influence of Crystallographic Texture on X-ray Residual Stress Measurement for Ti-3Al-2V Tube Material", Journal of Testing and Evaluation (ASTM), Vol. 31, Nov. 2003, pp.465-471. 

1. K. Kapoor, D. Lahiri, C. Padmaprabu, T. Sanyal, "X-ray Measurement of Near Surface Residual Stress in Textured Cold-Worked Stress Relieved Zr-2.5%Nb Pressure Tube Material", Journal of Nuclear Materials, Vol. 303, 2002, pp.147-155. 

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