Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering,Indian Institue of Technology Roorkee
Daniel B.S.S.
B.S. Sundar Daniel Professor +91-1332-285751
Areas of Interest
  • Metal Foam, Nanomaterials, Metal Matrix Composites, Metallic Glasses
Professional Background
2014-01-01OngoingProfessorDepartment of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering and Center of Nanotechnology (IIT Roorkee)
2009-01-012014-01-01Associate ProfessorDepartment of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering and Center of Nanotechnology (IIT Roorkee)
2004-01-012009-01-01Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering and Center of Nanotechnology (IIT Roorkee)
2003-01-012004-01-01Professor and Head, Mechanical EngineeringKCG College of Technology, Anna University, Chennai
2001-01-012003-01-01Post-doctoral FellowTechniche Facultaet, Christian Albrechts Universitaet, Kiel, Germany
2000-01-012001-01-01Post-doctoral FellowInstitute for Solid State and Materials Research (IFW), Dresden, Germany
1997-01-011999-01-01Project EngineerDepartment of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, IIT Kanpur
Multiple Posts
2013-01-012015-01-01PresidentFaculty Forum
2011-01-012013-01-01Deputy Chief AdvisorInstitute Sports Organization
2012-01-012013-01-01MemberUG Curriculum Review Committee
2016-01-01OngoingMemberDepartment Administrative Committee
2017-01-01OngoingOfficer in ChargeTEM Lab
2008-01-012012-01-01MemberBoard of Studies
2009-01-012014-01-01Member SecretaryDepartment Faculty Committee
2017-01-01OngoingMemberHouse Allotment Committee
2005-01-012014-01-01Officer in ChargeCellular and Composite Materials Lab
2008-01-012014-01-01Officer-in-ChargeDept Time Table
2005-01-012010-01-01Staff Advisor, AthleticsInstitute Sports Organization
2012-01-012014-01-01Officer in ChargeSEM Lab
2015-01-01OngoingManagerABN School
Educational Details
PhDComposite MaterialsIIT Kanpur1997
ME (Int)MetallurgyIISc Bangallore1992
BScPhysicsMCC (Autonomous), Madras University1988
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyStart DatePeriod
1. Insitu Aluminium alloy matrix composites by hybrid processing of meltsCouncil of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)2013-017 years 8 months
2. A feasibility study to process Steel FoamNaval Research Board2013-017 years 8 months
  • The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) , USA, Member
  • Indian Institute of Metals, Life Member
  • Materials Research Society of India, Life Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Structural MetallurgyMT-104BTech I yrSpring
Engineering Analysis & DesignMTN 292BTech 2nd yrSpring
Composite MaterialsMT522MTechAutumn
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Date
In-situ Magnesium based composite – Development and Tribological behaviorD. SivalingappaO2007-01
Processing and Mechanical Property Analysis of Closed-cell Aluminium FoamE. Edwin RajO2008-01
Electrical Conductivity of Calcia Stabilized Zirconia prepared by Mechanical AlloyingRaja Ram PrasadO2012-01
Nanocrystalline Co-Ni and Ni-Cu alloys: Synthesis and Studies on their Magnetic PropertiesSudhakar PandayO2012-01
Severe Plastic Deformation of Magnesium Alloys using Accumulative Roll BondingH. Sivananda NayakaO2013-01
Growth and Characterization of Lead-free Ferroelectric Thin Films and HeeterostructuresChandanO2014-01
Effect of Microstructural modification on the energy absorption capacity of Aluminium foamVinod Kumar JeenagarO2014-01
Microstructural, Mechanical and Thermophysical properties of Th-U alloysSantanu DasO2015-01
Effect of Nano-graphite coating on small DI Diesel Engine PerformanceHimanshu Panjiar O2016-01
Advanced Thermomechanical study of AISI 301LN grade Steel for future Transport ApplicationsDebasish Chatterjee O2017-01
Books Authored
  1. MMC, CMC amd Microstructural gradients by nitridation of Al alloys V. Jayaram, B.S.S. Daniel, N. Nagendra, H.R. Muralidhar, Advanced Materials ’93, (1994) 621-624.
  2. Nanomaterials and Devices: Processing and Applications, Editors: S.Ray, S.K.Nath, A.Kumar, R.C.Agarwala, V.Agarwala, G.P.Chaudhari, B.S.S.Daniel, Trans Tech Inc. Switzerland, 2009.
  3. Advances in Materials Development: A festschrift honouring Professor Subrata Ray, Editor: B.S.S. Daniel, Materials Science Forum Vol. 736, Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland, 2012.
  4. Advances in Materials and Processing: Challenges and Opportunities, Editors: B.S.S. Daniel and G.P. Chaudhari, Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 585, Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland, 2012.
Refereed Journal Papers
  1. Rahul Gupta, G.P. Chaudhari, B.S.S. Daniel, Strengthening mechanisms in ultrasonically processed aluminium matrix composite with in-situ Al3Ti by salt addition, Composites Part B: Engineering, Volume 140, (2018) 27-34.
  2. J.S. Binoj, R. Edwin Raj, B.S.S. Daniel, Comprehensive characterization of industrially discarded fruit fiber, Tamarindus indica L. as a potential eco-friendly bio-reinforcement for polymer composite, Journal of Cleaner Production, 142 Part 3, (2017) 1321-1331
  3. S. Das, S.B. Roy, G.P. Chaudhari, B.S.S. Daniel, Microstructural evolution of as-cast Th-U alloys, Progress in Nuclear Energy, 88 (2016) 285-296.
  4. S. Das, R. Kumar, J. Banerjee, S.B. Roy, G.P. Chaudhari, B.S.S. Daniel, Characterization of microstructural, mechanical and thermophysical properties of Th-52U alloy, Journal of Nuclear Materials, 480 (2016) 223-234
  5. S. Indran, R.E. Raj, B.S.S. Daniel, S.S. Saravanakumar, Cellulose powder treatment on Cissus quadrangularis stem fiber-reinforcement in unsaturated polyester matrix composites, Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 35 [3] (2016) 212-227.
  6. J.S. Binoj, R.E. Raj, B.S.S. Daniel, S.S. Saravanakumar, Optimization of short Indian Areca fruit husk fiber (Areca catechu L.)–reinforced polymer composites for maximizing mechanical properties, International Journal of Polymer Analysis and Characterization, 21 [2] (2016) 112-122.
  7. A.V. Singhal, K. Debnath, I. Singh, B.S.S. Daniel, Critical Parameters Affecting Mechanical Behavior of Natural Fiber Reinforced Plastics, Journal of Natural Fibers, 13 (2016) 640-650
  8. Himanshu Panjiar, R.P. Gakkhar, B.S.S. Daniel, Strain-free graphite nanoparticle synthesis by mechanical milling, Powder Technology, 275, (2015) 25-29
  9. S. Das, R. Kumar, S. Kaity, S. Neogy, K.N. Hareendran, S.B. Roy, G.K. Dey, B.S.S. Daniel, G.P. Chaudhari, Characterization of microstructural, mechanical and thermal properties and ageing study of Th-3 wt.% U alloy, Nuclear Engineering and Design, 282 (2015) 116-125.
  10. S.R. Ahmed, L.A. Agarwal, B.S.S. Daniel, Effect of Different Post Weld Heat Treatments on the Mechanical properties of Cr-Mo Boiler Steel Welded with SMAW Process, Materials Today: Proceedings, 2 [4-5] (2015) 1059-1066.
  11. V.K. Jeenagar, Vivek Pancholi, B.S.S. Daniel, Influence of cell wall microstructure on the energy absorption  capability of aluminium foam, Materials and Design 56, (2014) 454-459.
  12. H. Panjiar, R.P. Gakkhar, B.S.S. Daniel, Modeling mechanical milling process for synthesis of graphite nanoparticles and their characterization, Advanced Materials Research, 922 (2014) 586-591.
  13. R.K. Sahoo, P. Jeyapandiarajan, K. Devi Chandrasekhar, B.S.S. Daniel, A. Venimadhav, S.B. Sant, C. Jacob, Single-step synthesis of graphene-carbon nanofiber hybrid material and its synergistic magnetic behaviour, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 615, (2014) 348-354
  14. S. Panday, P. Jeevanandham, B.S.S. Daniel, Synthesis and magnetic properties of nanocrystalline Co-Ni alloys: A Review, Materials Science Forum 736 (2013) 229-240
  15. Chandan Bhardwaj, B.S.S.Daniel, Davinder Kaur, Pulsed laser deposition nand characterization of highly tunable (1-x)Ba(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O3–x(Ba0.7Ca0.3)TiO3 thin films grown on LaNiO3/Si substrate, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 74 (2013) 94–100
  16. Sujit Kumar Verma, B.S.S. Daniel, Synthesis and characterization of shape memory Nano alloy Cu74Zn22Al4 (wt %) using high energy ball milling, American International Journal of Research in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics 2 (2013) 11-22
  17. D. Shivalingappa, B.S.S. Daniel, S. Ray, Processing, Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Cast In-Situ Mg-Al/Mg2Si Composites, Materials Science and Engineering A, 541 (2012) 172-180
  18. Chandan Bhardwaj, B.S.S. Daniel, Davinder Kaur, Highly tunable compositionally graded (1−x)Ba(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O3–(Ba0.7Ca0.3)TiO3 multilayer with low temperature capacitance coefficients, Materials Letters, 87 (2012) 172-175
  19. D. Shivalingappa, B.S.S. Daniel and Subrata Ray,  Effect of reinforcing phase inherited from another composite on the mechanical properties of cast magnesium base composite, Material Science and Engineering A, 541 (2012) 172-180
  20. Sudhakar Panday, B.S.S. Daniel, P. Jeevanandam, Nanocrystalline Co82Ni18 Alloy: Synthesis and Magnetic Properties, Advanced Materials Research 585 (2012) 100-104
  21. Raja Ram Prasad, K.L. Yadav, B.S.S. Daniel, Conductivity measurement of calcia stabilized zirconia prepared by mechanical route, Advanced Materials Research 585 (2012) 245-249
  22. Shejale K. Prakash, Harjeet Singh, Himanshu Panjiar, Sanjeev Manhas, B.S.S. Daniel, Application of Graphene Oxide and TiO2 in the fabrication of Dye sensitized solar cells module by electrode modification, Advanced Materials Research 585 (2012) 255-259
  23. Harjeet Singh, Shejale K. Prakash, Himanshu Panjiar, B.S.S. Daniel, Synthesis of TiO2 film for Dye-sensitized solar cells, Advanced Materials Research 585 (2012) 284-288
  24. V.K. Jeenagar, Vivek Pancholi, B.S.S. Daniel, The effect of aging on energy absorption capability of closed cell aluminium foam, Advanced Materials Research 585 (2012) 327-331
  25. H. Shivananda Nayaka, G.P. Chaudhari, B.S.S. Daniel, Grain growth kinetics of accumulative roll bonded AZ61 alloy, Advanced Materials Research 585 (2012) 387-391
  26. Correlation of Mechanical and Microstructural properties of SMAW welded Cr-Mo S. Riyaz Ahmed, Ajai Agarwal, B.S.S. Daniel, Boiler steels subjected to different post weld heat treatment soaking times, Advanced Materials Research 585 (2012) 425-429
  27. R. Edwin Raj, B.S.S. Daniel, Customization of closed-cell aluminum foam properties using design of experiments, Material Science and Engineering A, 528 (2011) 2067-2075
  28. Sudhakar Panday, B.S.S. Daniel, P. Jeevanandam, Synthesis of nanocrystalline  Co-Ni alloys by precursor approach and studies on their magnetic properties, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 323 (2011) 2271-2280
  29. H.S. Nayaka, B.S.S. Daniel, G.P. Chaudhari, Accumulative roll bonding of wrought magnesium alloy, Magnesium Technology, (2010) 593-597.
  30. R. Edwin Raj, B.S.S. Daniel, Prediction of compressive properties of closed-cell aluminum foam using artificial neural network, Computational Materials Science [43] (2008) 767-773.
  31. R. Edwin Raj, B.S.S. Daniel, Structural and compressive property correlation of closed-cell aluminum foam, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, [467] 1-2 (2009) 550-556.
  32. R. Edwin Raj, Venkitanarayanan Parameswaran and B.S.S. Daniel, Comparison of quasi-static and dynamic compression behavior of closed-cell aluminum foam, Materials Science and Engineering: A, Volume 526, Issues 1-2 (2009) 11-15.
  33. Raja Ram Prasad, B.S.S. Daniel, Cryoginically synthesized mechanically alloyed Calcia stabilized Zirconia, Advanced Materials Research, [67] (2009) 271-276.
  34. R. Edwin Raj and B.S.S. Daniel, Microstructural influence in closed cell Aluminum foam for structural application, International Journal of Microstructure and Materials properties, Volume 4, Issue 4 (2009) 476-486.
  35. R. Edwin Raj, B.S.S. Daniel, Manufacturing challenges in obtaining tailor-made closed-cell structures in metallic foams, International Journal for Advanced Manufacturing Technology [38] (2008) 605-612.
  36. R. Edwin Raj, B.S.S. Daniel, Structural property correlation with process parameters in the manufacture of closed-cell aluminum foam, Journal of Manufacturing Engineering [3] (2008) 67-72.
  37. R. Edwin Raj and B.S.S. Daniel, Aluminum Melt Foam Processing for Light Weight Structures, Materials and Manufacturing Processes [22] (2007) 525-530.
  38. V. Agarwala, R.C. Agarwala, B.S.S. Daniel, Development of Nanograined Metallic Materials by bulk and coating techniques, Synthesis and Reactivity in Inorganic, Metal-organic and Nano-metal Chemistry, 36 [1] (2006) 3-16.
  39. S. Lenser, B.S.S. Daniel, V. Zöllmer, J. Erichsen, K. Rätzke, S. Deki, F. Faupel, Silver diffusion in Fe40Ni38Mo4B18 metallic glass under high vacuum, Scripta Materialia 48 [3] (2003) 275-279.
  40. S. Lenser, B.S.S. Daniel, V. Zöllmer, J. Erichsen, K. Rätzke, S. Deki, F. Faupel, Free volume evolution in bulk metallic glass during high temperature creep, Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, 754 (2003) 293-298.
  41. B.S.S.Daniel, A.Reger-Leonhard, M.Heilmaier, J.Eckert and L.Schultz, Thermal Relaxation and High temperature Creep of Zr55Cu30Al10Ni5 Bulk Metallic Glass, Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials 6 (2002) 193-206.
  42. K. A. Padmanabhan and B. S. S. Daniel, Unified theory of deformation for structural superplastics, metallic glasses and nanocrystalline materials, Materials Science Forum Vol. 357-359 (2001) 371-380.
  43. B.S.S. Daniel, M. Heilmaier, A. Reger-Leonhard, J. Eckert and L. Schultz, On the high temperature creep and relaxation behaviour of Zr-based bulk metallic glasses, Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, 644 (2001) L110.7.1-6
  44. B.S.S.Daniel, D.Mazumdar and V.S.R.Murthy, Modelling of composite growth in Directed melt Nitridation process, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions 30A [11] (1999) 2951-2958.
  45. B.S.S.Daniel and V.S.R.Murthy, Nickel Aluminide reinforced AlN/Al composites by pressureless infiltration, Materials Letters 37 (1998) 334-339.
  46. B.S.S.Daniel, V.S.R.Murthy and G.S.Murty, Metal-ceramic composites via insitu methods, Journal of Materials Processing Technology 68 (1997) 132-155.
  47. B.S.S.Daniel and V.S.R.Murthy, Microstructure and mechanical properties of SiC reinforced AlN/Al composites, ISIJ International 37 [10] (1997) 992-999.
  48. B.S.S.Daniel and V.S.R.Murthy, Directed melt oxidation and nitridation of aluminum alloys: a comparison, Materials & Design 16 (1995) 155-161.


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