P.S Robi

Deputy Director, IIT Guwahati, Ph. +91 361 2582011, +91 361 2690790 (Direct), dd[*AT]iitg.ac.in
Professor · Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Guwahati, Ph. +91 361 2582668, psr[*AT]iitg.ac.in

Specialization
Manufacturing Engineering
Office
D-205
Research Interest
Coating, Fracture Mechanics, Materials Processing, Metal Matrix composite, Metal Casting, P/M Processing
Joined the Institute
1997

Education

Kerala University

Bachelor of Technology
Mechanical Engineering
August 1982 - July 1986

National Institute of Foundry- Forge Technology (NIFFT), Ranchi

Master of Technology
Foundry and Forge Technology
August 1986 - July 1988


Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

PhD
Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science
August 1988 - July 1995

Experience

Professor

Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
February 2007 - Present

Associate Professor

Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
October 1999 - February 2007

Assistant Professor

Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
February 1997 - October 1999

Assistant Professor

FRCE, Bandra, Mumbai
July 1994 - December 1996

SRF (Project Staff)

Regional Research Lab, Trivandrum (Pre-Ph.D)
July 1988 - July 1989

Courses Taught

Theory Courses

Sl No Course No Course Name
1 ME-202 Engineering Materials
2 ME-206 Manufacturing Technology -I
3 ME-306 Manufacturing Technology -II
4 ME-625 Fracture Mechanics
5 ME-302 Metrology and Machine tools
6 ME-111 Engineering Drawing
7 ME-533 Experimental Stress Analysis
8 ME-320 Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
9 ME-323 Mechanical Measurements
10 ME-643 Materials Characterization Methods
11 ME-511 Advanced Materials and Processes
12 ME-606 Solidification Processing

Lab Courses

Sl No Course No Course Name
1 ME-310 Mechanical Engineering Lab -1
2 ME-226 Mechanical Engineering Lab-2
3 ME-110 Workshop Technology -1
4 ME-XXX Workshop Technology -2

Sponsored Projects

  1. Manufacturing solutions for the preparation of Sidha Medicines, (Co-PI), S. Senthilvelan (PI), IMPRINT project, MHRD, GOI, 2018-2020.
  2. Forming of automotive materials at elevated temperature and selection of lubricants for sustainable manufacturing, Indo-Srilanka Joint project under Intl. Bilateral Cooperation Division, DST, GOI, 2018-2010.
  3. Walking Apparatus: Concept Validation, Feasibility, Prototyping & Testing, S.K. Dwivedy (PI), (Co-investigator) Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, GOI, 2012-2014.
  4. Pressure tube correlations development., (principal investigator), Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai , 2010 July -2014 September
  5. ‘Small-scale Anaerobic Digestion’ under the “Rural Hybrid Energy-Enterprise Systems (RHEES)”, Indo – UK Collaborative Research Initiative on ‘Bridging the Urban and Rural Divide’, (Co-investigator), Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, GOI, 2013-2013.
  6. Development of NPTEL web course & Video Course on “Engineering drawing”, (Principal investigator), Ministry of Human Resource Development, GOI, 2011-2014
  7. Metallurgical Analysis of VDU Heater Tube Sample, (Principal Investigator), Numaligarh Refinaries, 2009 –2010
  8. Design Development and Performance Evaluation of Self-Lubricated Cutting Tools for High Speed Machining, (Co-investigator), Aeronautics Research & Development Board (ARDB), 2007-2010
  9. Preparation of Bioactive glass ceramics, (Co-investigator), BRNS-DAE, 2005-2008
  10. MEMS design centre, (Co-investigator), National Program on Smart Materials (NPSM), 2004-2006.
  11. Up-gradation of Brass metal industry cluster at Hajo, Assam, (Principal investigator) State Bank of India, Guwahati, 2003- 2005.
  12. Development of Twin roll casting technique for manufacture of thin section casting, P.S. Robi (Principal Investigator), Department of Science and Technology(DST), GOI, 2002-2005.
  13. Preparation and characterization of Ru-Al alloys for special applications, P.S. Robi (Principal investigator), Indian Space Research organization (ISRO), 1999- 2005.
  14. Development of a new generation spark plug electrode material, (Co-investigator) Ministry of Human Resource and Development, GOI, 1999 – 2001.

Publications

Peer Reviewed International Journal Publications
  1. D. G. Gunjo, P. Mahanta and P.S. Robi, “Improving digestion of lignocellulosic biomass using solar water heating collector”. Waste Management (2018) (Accepted).
  2. Purnendu Kumar Mandal and P.S. Robi, “Experimental Investigation and Constitutive modeling for Hot Deformation Behavior of 2219 Al-alloy microalloyed with silver”, ASME J. Eng. Mater. Technol , vol. 140, 2018, 041005-pp:01-11;  (doi: 10.1115/1.4040099).
  3. Purnendu Kumar Mandal and P.S. Robi, “Influence of Micro-alloying with Silver on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Al-Cu alloy”, Materials Science and Engineering: Vol. A 722, 2018, pp: 99-111.
  4. D. G. Gunjo, P. Mahanta and P. S. Robi, “Melting enhancement of a latent heat storage with dispersed Cu, CuO and Al2O3 nanoparticles for solar thermal applications”. Renewable Energy. 121C (2018) 652-665. (Doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2018.01.013).
  5. Dawit Gudeta Gunjo, Pinakeswar Mahanta, P.S. Robi “Exergy and Energy Analysis of a Novel Type Solar Collector under Steady State Condition: Experimental and CFD Analysis”, Renewable Energy, 114, 2017, pp: 655-669.
  6. Amitava Ghatak, P. S. Robi, “Prediction of creep curve of HP40Nb steel using artificial neural network”, Neural Comput. & Appli., DOI 10.1007/s00521-017-2851-9 , 2017.
  7. Dawit Gudeta Gunjo, Pinakeswar Mahanta, P.S. Robi, “CFD and experimental investigation of flat plate solar water heating system under steady state condition”, Renewable Energy. Renewable Energy 106, 2017, pp 24-36.
  8. Amitava Ghatak and P.S. Robi, High-temperature Tensile Properties and Creep Life Assessment of 25Cr35NiNb Micro-alloyed Steel, J. of Mater. Engg. and Prefor., 25(5), 2016, pp: 2000-2007.
  9. Amitava Ghatak and P. S. Robi1, “Effect of Temperature on the Microstructure and Hardness of Service Exposed 25Cr35NiNb Reformer Tubes”, Trans. Indian. Inst Met,. 69(3) 2016, pp 823–827.
  10. Amitava Ghatak, P. S. Robi, Modification of Larson–Miller Parameter Technique for Predicting Creep Life of Materials, Trans Indian Inst. Met., 69(2), 2015, pp 579–583.
  11. Nisha Shankhwara, Manishekhar Kumarb, Biman B. Mandal, P. S. Rob, A. Srinivasan, “Electrospun Polyvinyl alcohol-Polyvinyl Pyrrolidone Nanofibrous Membranes for Interactive Wound Dressing" Application Journal of Biomaterials Science: Polymer Edition, 2015 Dec 23, PP:1-16
  12. Amitava Ghatak and PS Robi, “A comparative study of constitutive equations for the creep deformation of HP40Nb micro-alloyed steel”, Materials Sci. & Engg.-A, Vol. 648, 2015, pp: 418–427
  13. Amitava Ghatak and P S Robi, “High-temperature Deformation Behavior of HP40Nb, Micro-alloyed Reformer Steel”, Metallography. Microstructure and Analysis, Dec. 2015, Volume 4(6), pp 508-517
  14. Amitava Ghatak and P.S. Robi, “Creep Behaviour and Creep Life Assessment Of Hp40nb Reformer Steel”, Int. J. of Res. in Engg. and Appl. Sci., vol. 5(4), 2015, pp: 98-105.
  15. Phyu Phyu Thant, P Mahatma and P.S. Robi, 2015, Effect of Modification of Distributor Plate in an Inclined Bubbling Fluidized Bed Paddy Dryer, International Energy Journal, August, 2015
  16. Phyu Phyu Thant, P S Robi and P. Mahanta, 2015, Effect of Incline in an Inclined Bubbling Fluidized Bed Paddy Dryer, International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Technology Research, 4(6), pp. 1190-1196.
  17. Dawit G Gunjo, P K Mohanta, P S Robi, 2015, Effect of pitch on heat transfer characteristic of helical coils to be used for biogas production, Int. Journal of Res. Engg., and Technology, Vol. 4. e-ISSN:2319-1163 /P-ISSN:2321-7308,2015, pp: 355-362
  18. Phyu Phyu Thant, P. Mahanta and P.S. Robi, 2015, Performance Enhancement of Inclined Fluidized Bed Paddy Dryer by Design Modification, International Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 2(8), pp. 61-65
  19. Dawit . G. Gunjo, P. K. Mahanta, P. S. Robi, Impact of Ambient Conditions and Top Heat loss on Useful Energy of Flat Plate Solar Collectors, International Journal of Emerging Trends in Electrical and Electronics, Vol. 11, 2015, pp: 209-213
  20. Phyu Phyu Thant, P. Mahatma and P.S. Robi, 2015, Effect of Spirals in an Inclined Bubbling Fluidized Bed Paddy Dryer, International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology, 4(6), pp. 270-277.
  21. Sanjib Banerjee, P.S. Robi and A. Srinivasan, “Deformation Processing Maps for Control of Microstructure in Al-Cu-Mg Alloys Microalloyed with Sn”, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 43, 2012, pp 3834-3849
  22. Sanjib Banerjee, P.S. Robi and A. Srinivasan, “Prediction of Hot Deformation Behaviour of Al–5.9%Cu–0.5%Mg Alloys with Trace Additions of Sn”, Journal of Material Science, Vol. 47(2), 2012, pp. 929-948
  23. P.S. Robi, Sanjib Banerjee and A. Srinivasan, “Deformation Mechanism Maps for Al-Cu-Mg alloys microalloyed with Tin”, Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 410, 2012, pp 283-286.
  24. Pradhan P.K., Dash P.R., P. S. Robi, S.K. Roy, Microvoid coalescence of ductile fracture in mild steel during tensile testing, Fratture ed Interita Strutturale, 19, 2012, pp 51-60 .
  25. Pradhan P.K., Dash P.R., P. S. Robi, S.K. Roy, Microvoid coalescence of ductile fracture in mild steel during tensile testing, Fratture ed Interita Strutturale, 19, 2012, pp 51-60 citation-2
  26. A.K. Parimi, P.S. Robi, S.K. Dwivedy, “Severe plastic deformation of copper and Al–Cu alloy using multiple channel-die compression”, Materials and Design 32, 2011, pp. 1948–1956.
  27. Sanjib Banerjee, P. S. Robi1, and A. Srinivasan, “ Calorimetric study of precipitation kinetics of Al–Cu–Mg and Al–Cu–Mg–0.06 wt.% Sn alloys”, Met. Mater. Int., Vol. 16(4), 2010, pp. 523-531
  28. Sanjib Banerjee, P.S. Robi, A. Srinivasan, Lakavath Praveen Kumar, “High temperature deformation behaviour of Al–Cu–Mg alloys micro-alloyed with Sn”, Mat. Sci. and Engg. A, vol. 527, 2010, pp:2498-2503
  29. Sanjib Banerjee, P.S. Robi, A. Srinivasan, Praveen Kumar Lakavath, “Effect of trace additions of Sn on microstructure and mechanical properties of Al–Cu–Mg alloys” , Materials & Design, Vol. 31(8) 2010, pp: 4007-4015.
  30. B. Kaushik, K.S.R.K. Murthy and P.S. Robi, “ Determination of strain gage locations for accurate measurement of the opening mode stress intensity factors ”. Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures; vol 3, 2008, pp. 1757-1771
  31. S. Swamy, M.V. Srikanth, K.S.R.K. Murthy and P.S. Robi, “Determination of the mode I stress intensity factors of the complex configurations using the strain gages”. Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures; vol 3, 2008, pp. 1239-1255
  32. Anil Borah, P.S. Robi, Ajit L. Mujumdar, A. Srinivasan, “Microstructural evolution and hardening behaviour of cast and heat-treated ru-al and ru-al-ni alloys”, Metals and Materials International, Vol. 14 (1), 2008, pp. 123-132
  33. Anil Borah, P.S. Robi, A. Srinivasan, “Synthesis of nano-crystalline rual by mechanical alloying”, Metals and Materials International, Vol. 13(4), 2007, pp. 293-302 .
  34. P. Mahadevan, U. S. Dixit and P. S. Robi "Analysis of cold rigid-plastic axisymmetric forging problem by radial basis function collocation method", Intl. Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology vol. 34, 2007, pp:464-473. (IF 1.103)
  35. Ajit Mujumdar, Masayuki Horio, P. S. Robi, R. Swarnkar, M. Malik,, “Experimental investigation and validation of mixing and segregation behaviour of granular flow in sectorial container”, Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan, vol. 40 (8), 2007, pp-652-657.
  36. Ajit Mujumdar, P S Robi, M. Malik, “Artificial Neural Network (ANN) Model for Prediction of Mixing Behaviour of Granular Flows”, International Journal of computational methods in Engineering and Science and Mechanics, vol. 8 (3)2006, pp: 149-158.
  37. Anil Bora, P.S. Robi, A.Srinivasan and Ajit L Mujumdar, “Processing and characterization of ruthenium aluminide alloys by powder metallurgy and solidification techniques”, Trans. PMAI, Vol: 31, December, 2005, pp. 1-6.
  38. Anil Bora, P.P. Singha, P.S. Robi and A.Srinivasan, “Powder Metallurgy Processing of Ruthenium Aluminium alloys”, J. of Materials Processing Technology, Vol: 153–154 (2004) pp. 952–957 (IF 1.818)
  39. Piyush Gupta, P.S. Robi, P.P. Singha and A. Srinivasan, “Preparation and Characterization of Ferro-magnetic Shape Memory alloys”, J. of Materials Processing Technology Vol: 153–154 (2004) 965–970. (IF 1.818)
  40. P.S. Robi and U.S. Dixit, “Application of Neural Network in Generating Processing Maps for Hot Working”, J. of Materials processing Technology, 142(1), 2003 pp.289-294. (IF 1.818)
  41. B. Indrajit Sharma, P. S. Robi and A. Srinivasan, “ Microhardness of Ternary Vanadium Pentoxide Glasses”, Materials Letters , 57, 2003, pp 3504.
  42. A.K. Pattanaik, P.S. Robi, and A. Srinivasan, “Microhardness of Pb modified Chalcogenide Glasses”, J. Optoelectronics and Advanced Materails, 5(1), 2003, pp.35.
  43. U.S. Dixit, P.S. Robi, D.K. Sharma, “A systematic Procedure for the Design of a Cold Rolling Mill”, J. of Material processing Technology, 121(1), 2002, pp. 69.
  44. M.D. Kulkarni, P.S. Robi, R.C. Prasad & P. Ramakrishnan, “Deformation and fracture behaviour of cast and extruded 7075 Al-SiCp composites at room and elevated temperatures”, Materials Transactions, Japan Institute of Materials(JIM), Vol. 37(3), 1996, pp 223.
  45. M.D Kulkarni, P.S Robi, R.C Prasad, & P. Ramakrishnan, “Fracture toughness and fractography of cast and extruded 7075 Al-SiC particulate composite”, Scripta Metallurgica et Materialia, 31(3), 1994, P : 237
  46. B.C. Pai, K.G. Satyanarayana, P.S. Robi, “Effect of chemical and ultrasonic treatment on the tensile properties of carbon fibers” , Journal of Materails Science letters, 1992,
  47. P.S Robi et. al., “The role of surface treatments and magnesium addition on the dispersoid/matrix interface in cast Al-Si-Mg / 15 wt% SiCp composite”, Material Characterisation, 27(1), 1991, P : 11.

Publication in Conference Proceedings
  1. D. G. Gunjo, S. R. Jena, P. Mahanta, P. S. Robi, Performance evaluation of latent heat storage filled with paraffin wax for solar thermal applications. 6th International Conference on Advances in Energy Research (ICAER 2017) on 12 –14th December 2017, at IIT Bombay.
  2. Sujit Das and P S Robi, Mechanical Alloying of W-Mo-V-Cr-Ta High Entropy Alloys, IOP Conf. Series: Mater. Sci. Eng. 346 (2018) 012017 doi:10.1088/1757-899X/346/1/012017.
  3. Jayashree Das, P. S. Robi and M. Ravi Sankar, Indentation Creep Behavior of Nugget Zone of Friction Stir Welded 2014 Aluminum Alloy , 2018 IOP Conf. Ser.: Mater. Sci. Eng. 346 012017, doi:10.1088/1757-899X/346/1/012017.
  4. U K Tarai, P S Robi and Sukhomay Pal, Development of a Novel Ni-Fe-Cr-B-Si Interlayer Material for Transient Liquid Phase Bonding of Inconel 718 , IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering 346 (2018) 012048 doi:10.1088/1757-899X/346/1/012048
  5. D. G. Gunjo, P. Mahanta and P. S. Robi, Energetic and exergetic analysis of bent tube solar collector. National Conference on Sustainable Mechanical Engineering: Today and Beyond (SMETB’17), on 25 − 26th March 2017, at Tezpur University, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
  6. D. G. Gunjo, P. Mahanta and P.S. Robi, Designing and utilizing of the solar water heater for digestion of lignocellulosic biomass. 1st International Conference on Waste Management (RECYCLE 2016), on 1 – 2th April 2016, at IIT Guwahati.
  7. Amitava Ghatak and P.S. Robi, Effect of Microstructure with Hardness on Heat Treatment of HP40Nb Microalloyed Reformer Tube, 5th Intl & 26th All India Manufacturing Technology, Design and Research Conference AIMTDR 2014, 12-17 December, 2014, IIT Guwahati, India.
  8. Jagjeet Singh, Dhiraj Gandhi, Mayank Sanghani, P. S. Robi, S.K. Dwivedy, Design and Development of Underwater Robot, Proceeding of the International conference on robotics, automation, Control and embedded systems, RACE 2015, 18-21 February 2015, Hindustan University, Chennai, India.
  9. Sajith.S, K.S.R.K. Murthy, P.S. Robi, A Novel Method for Computation of Mixed Mode Stress Intensity Factors of 2D Cracked Configurations, 5th Intl. Congress on Computational Mechanics and simulation
  10. Puru Rastogi, Saurabh Singh, S.K. Dwivedy and P.S. Robi, Stability Enhancement in a Four Legged Robot Using a Two Degrees of Freedom Tail, Proceedings of The 59th Congress Of The Indian Society Of Theoretical And Applied Mechanics (An International Conference) 17-20 December 2014, Alliance University, Karnataka, India
  11. Phyu Phyu Thant, P.S. Robi and P. Mahanta. “Experimental Investigation of Cereal Crop Drying in an Inclined Bubbling Fluidized Bed", 5th International and 26th all India Manufacturing Technology, Design and Research Conference, AIMTDR, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Guwahati, December 12-13, 2014
  12. Purnendu Kumar Mandal and P.S. Robi, “ Effect Of Trace Addition of Sn on Micro Structure and Mechanical Properties of Al–Cu–Mg Alloys in Cast and Annealed Conditions", Proceeding of the 22nd International Symposium on Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials (PFAM -22), December 10-13, 2013,
  13. Amitava Ghatak and P.S.Robi, Effect of Temperature on the Tensile Properties of HP40Nb Microalloyed Reformer Steel, Proceeding of the 22nd International Symposium on Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials (PFAM -22), December 10-13, 2013,
  14. P.S. Robi and Prafulla Verma, Fabrication of Al-SiC Functionally Graded Material by powder metallurgy technique, Proceeding of the 22nd International Symposium on Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials (PFAM -22), December 10-13, 2013 .
  15. S.K. Dwivedy, , J. B. Sashtri and P.S. Robi, “Experimental Investigation of Free Vibration Response of A Magneto Rheological Elastomer Based Sandwich Beam with Magnetic Field at Elevated Temperatures”, Sym. Proc. 21st International Symposium on Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials (PFAM -21), December 15-18, 2011, 682-689.
  16. Amitav Ghatak, Biswajyothi Das and P.S. Robi, “Application of flexural resonance method for the determination of damping properties and Young’s modulus of metallic materials at elevated temperatures”, Sym. Proc. 21st International Symposium on Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials (PFAM-21), IIT Guwahati, December 15-18, 2012, 755-763.
  17. J.Bhanu Subramanya Sastri, S. K. Dwivedy and P.S.Robi, “Free vibration of MRE embedded soft cored sandwich beam with functionally graded skins”, Conf. Proc. 3rd Asian Conference on Mechanics of Functional Materials and structures (ACMFMS2012), IIT-D, December 5-8, 2012, 39-42.
  18. Mumbai.K.Karunakar Reddy, Kashyap Adury, S.K.Dwivedy, P.S. Robi, “Round Robin Exercise on Pressure Tube Ballooning”, CDROM Proceedings of Workshop on National Round Robin Exercise on Pressure Tube Ballooning under simulated accident Scenario, February 20, 2012, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Reactor Safety Division, Mumbai.
  19. P.S. Robi, P.K. Jha, and S.S. Chaudhury, Modeling of Solidification length in Continuous cast Hollow Steel Pipes, Sym. Proc. 21st International Symposium on Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials (PFAM -19), January 14-17, (2011), 1181-1190.
  20. P.S. Robi, Sanjib Banerjee and A. Srinivasan, “Deformation Mechanism Maps for Al-Cu-Mg Alloys Micro-Alloyed with Tin, Proceedings of 20th International Symposium on Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials (PFAM-20)”, December 15-18 (2011) Hong Kong, China.
  21. S. K. Dwivedy, B. V. Kumar and P.S. Robi, “Vibration analysis of thermally loaded cantilever beam”, 7th International Conference on Vibration Engineering and Technology of Machinery, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, 20-24-11 2011.
  22. Sanjib Banerjee, P.S. Robi and A. Srinivasan, “Prediction of High Temperature Flow Behavior of Microalloyed Al-Cu-Mg Alloys by Using Artificial Neural Networks”, International Conference on Computational Methods in Manufacturing, December 15-16 (2011) IIT Guwahati, India, 355-362.
  23. Veeranjaneyulu Rayapudi, S.Senthilvelan and P.S. Robi, “Friction wear performance of self lubricated cutting tool material”, National Conference on Recent Trends in Manufacturing Technology, Anna University, Chennai, March 11-12, 2011.
  24. Sanjib Banerjee, P.S. Robi and A. Srinivasan, “High Temperature Flow Behavior of Al–Cu–Mg Alloys Microalloyed with Sn”, 3rd International and 24th All India Manufacturing Technology Design and Research Conference (AIMTDR), December 13-15 (2010) Visakhapatnam, India, (2) 983-988.
  25. Sanjib Banerjee, P.S. Robi and A. Srinivasan, “Study on Micro Structural and Mechanical Properties of Al–Cu–Mg Alloys Micro Alloyed with Sn in Cast, Annealed and Rolled Conditions”, 63rd Annual Technical Meeting of “The Indian Institute of Metals” (NMD-ATM 2009), November 14-17 (2009) Kolkata, India, 226.
  26. N Vikram Manoj Kumar, S. Senthilvelan and P S Robi, “Characterization of Self Lubricating Cutting Tool Material for Automotive Application”, Tribo India Conference, Tribology of Automotive Industries, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Dec 11-12.2009, pp 3-7.
  27. S. Senthilvelan and P.S. Robi, “Processing of Self Lubricating Cutting Tool Material”, 17th International Symposium Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials (PFAM), Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, December 15-17, 2008, pp 193-201.
  28. M.V. Srikanth, S. Swamy, K.S.R.K. Murthy and P.S. Robi, “Measurement of the opening mode stress intensity factors using strain gages”, in Proc. Interquadrennial Conference of the International Congress on Fracture (IQCICF-2008), 3-7 August, 2008, pp. 173-175.
  29. S. Swamy, M.V. Srikanth, B. Kaushi, K.S.R.K. Murthy and P.S. Robi, “Experimental evaluation of mode I stress intensity factors”, in Proc. International Conference on Theoretical, Applied, Computational and Experimental Mechanics (ICTACEM-2007), 27-29 December, 2007, pp. 633-634.
  30. P.S. Robi, “Thin section casting of aluminum alloys by twin roll Casting technique”, in Conf. Proc. International Conference on Advanced Materials and Composites (ICAMC-2007), NIST, Trivandrum, India, October 24-26, 2007, pp.224-234.
  31. Mujumdar, P. S. Robi, M. Malik, R. N. Dave, “Experimental Validation and Characterization of Granular Flow in an Oscillating Sectorial Container”, Conf. Proc., CDROM, 10th APCChE congress, Kitakyushu, Japan to be held on 17th -21st October, (2004), Paper No. 753.
  32. P. S. Robi, A. Mujumdar, A. Bora, A. Srinivasan, “Manufacturing of ruthenium aluminide nano-particles by mechanical alloying”, Conf. Proc., CD-ROM, National conference on Physics for Advanced Engineering and Technology, VNIT, Nagpur, India, March 3-5, (2005).
  33. P. S. Robi, E. Murthun Joy, A. Mujumdar, “In-situ investigation of void growth and coalescence in ductile materials during tensile deformation”, Conf. Proc.,CD-ROM, Indo-Japan conference on Damage Tolerance and Design of Materials, Paper # 59, IIT Madras, Chennai, India, December 16 -19, (2004), pp 122-128.
  34. Anil Bora, P.P. Singha, P.S. Robi and A.Srinivasan, “Powder Metallurgy Processing of Ruthenium Aluminium alloys”, Proc. Conf., International conference on ‘Advances in materials and Processing Technologies’ (AMPT-2003), held at DCU, Dublin, Ireland, July 8-11, (2003), pp 1234-123
  35. Piyush Gupta, P.S. Robi, P.P. Singha, and A. Srinivasan, “Preparation and Characterization of Ferro-magnetic Shape Memory alloys”, Proc. Conf., International conference on ‘Advances in materials and Processing Technologies’ (AMPT-2003), held at DCU, Dublin, Ireland, July 8-11, (2003), pp 229-232
  36. P.K. Gudla, Anil Borah, A. Srinivasan, P.S. Robi, “Processing of Ru-Al alloys By Mechanical Alloying”, Proc. Conf., National Conference on Recent Advances in Materials Processing (RAMP-2001), Sep. 7-8 (2001), pp 335
  37. P.S. Robi, U.S. Dixit and Rahul Balyan, “Application of Neural Network for Predicting Roll Force and Roll Torque in Cold Flat Rolling”, Proc. Conf. of the National Conference on Recent Advances in Materials Processing (RAMP-2001), Sep. 7-8 (2001), pp 290
  38. P.S. Robi, R.C. Prasad and P. Ramakrishnan “ Synthesis of discontinuous fiber and particulate reinforced metal matrix composites by Rheocasting", Proceedings of the 6th India – Japan joint seminar on “ Manufacturing science of Advanced composite Materials”, held at IIT-Kharagpur, February 20-25, (2000), pp 75
  39. M.D. Kulkarni, P.S. Robi, V.M. Sharma, R.C. Prasad & P. Ramakrishnan, "Processing and Mechanical Properties of Al-alloy Matrix Composites", Proc. Conf. Second International conference on advances in composites, December 18-20, ed. E.S. Dwarakadasa & C.G. Krishnandas Nair, 1996, pp-217
  40. P.S. Robi, N. Amte, R.C. Prasad, and P. Ramakrishnan, "Heat Treatment Design of Discontinues Carbon Fiber Reinforced 6061 Aluminium Alloy Composites", Conf. Proc. International conference on ``Thermal Treatment of Materials (ICTTM--95)'' Bombay, 4 - 6 February 1995, pp: 125
  41. P.S. Robi, R.C Prasad, & P. Ramakrishnan,"Fracture Behaviour of Discontinuous Carbon Fiber Reinforced 6061 Aluminium Alloy Composites", Proc. Conf. International conference on Mechanisms and Mechanics of composite fracture at ASM-TMS final fall meeting, Oct 18-21, 1993, ed. R. Bhagat, R.Arsenault & S. Fishman, pp : 99
  42. P.S. Robi, R.C Prasad & P. Ramakrishnan, "Processing and Elevated Temperature Tensile Properties and Fracture Behaviour of 6061 alloy/SiCp Composites", Proc.Conf. International conference on Advanced Materials and Processes, Feb. 16-19, Bombay, 1992, ed. P.Ramakrishnan, pp : 291.
  43. P.S. Robi, R.C Prasad, & P. Ramakrishnan," Fabrication and Fracture Toughness of Rheocast SiC Particulate Reinforced Aluminium Alloy Composites, "Proc. Conf. International Conference on Aluminium(INCAL-91), Bangalore, ed. E.S. Dwarakadasa, S. Seshan, & K.P. Abraham, 1991, pp : 385
  44. P.S. Robi et al., "Processing of Chopped Carbon Fiber Dispersed HMS-2112 Aluminium Alloy Composites" ibid, pp: 805
  45. K.G. Satyanarayana et al , "Microstructure & Properties of Extruded Aluminum base Composites processed by Rheocasting route", International conference on Recrystallization in Metallic Materials, 22nd-26th Jan, 1990, University of Wollongong, Australia
  46. P.S. Robi et al., "Role of Magnesium Addition on the Interfacial Bonding in SiCp-Al Alloy Composites" Proc. Conf. International Conference on Advances in Composite Materials, Bombay, Jan. 15-18, 1989, ed. P. Ramakrishnan, pp: 445.

Presentation in Conferences (not published)
  1. A.K. Pattanaik, P.S. Robi and A.Srinivasan, “Microhardness of Pb modified Ge-Se glasses”, Proc. D.A.E. S.S.P. Symp. (extended abstracts), Punjab University, Dec. 26-30 (2002).
  2. M. Sharma, S. Sarma, P.P. Singha, P.S. Robi and A. Srinivasan, “Electrical Resistivity of Mechanically Alloyed Ru47Al53”, Proc.,D.A.E. S.S.P. Symp. (extended abstracts) , Punjab University, Dec. 26-30 (2002).
  3. P.S. Robi and A. Srinivasan, “Ageing behaviour of 6061 Al alloy matrix reinforced with discontinuous carbon fibers”, 5th IUMRS-ICA98 conference held in Bangalore from 13-16 October, 1998.
  4. S.S. Joshi, P.S. Robi, , N. Ramakrishnan & P. Ramakrishnan, "Machining of Aluminium matrix-Silicon Carbide Particulate Composites", 16th AIMTDR Conference, Dec 8-10, held at Bangalore, 1994
  5. P.S. Robi, R.C. Prasad, & P. Ramakrishnan, "Processing and Properties of SiCp reinforced Aluminium alloy matrix composites", 29th NMD and 45th ATM of Indian Institute of Metals, 14th-17th Nov, 1991, Ranchi, India.

Technical Reports
  1. Development of a new new generation spark plug electrode material. Project report submitted to MHRD, 2001
  2. Preparation and characterization of Ru-Al alloys for special applications, submitted to ISRO, 2006
  3. Development of Twin roll casting technique for manufacture of thin section casting, to be submitted to DST shortly.

Students

PhD Thesis Supervised

Completed
Sl No Student Name Thesis Year
1 Anil Borah Processing and mechanical property evaluation of Ruthenium aluminide 2007
2 Sanjib Banerjee Mechanical Properties and high temperature deformation behaviour of Al-Cu-Mg alloys Microalloyed with Sn 2011
3 Amitava Ghatak Creep correlation of high temperature reformer tube materials 2015
4 Phyu Phyu Thant Experimental investigation of cereal crop drying in an inclined bubbling fluidized bed 2016
5 Purnendu Mondal Processing, mechanical properties and high temperature Deformation behaviour of Al-Cu-Mg alloys with trace additions of Ag 2018
6 Dawit Gudeta Gunjo Process development for mesophilic / thermophilic digestion of lingo-cellulosic biomass -
On-going
Sl No Student Name Thesis Year
1 Srikant Prasad Experimental investigation of micro-plasma arc welding process for similar and dissimilar metals -
2 Srikant Prasad Experimental investigation and modelling of micro-plasma welding of stainless steel -
3 S. Sajith Experimental and numerical determination of Mixed mode Fatigue Crack Growth Rate -
4 Biswajyothi Das Experimental investigation of Hydrogen generation from Scrap Aluminium alloys for automobile applications -
5 Sujeet Das Processing and characterisation of High entropy Materials for very high temperature application -
6 Jayshree Das Development and characterization of structural materials from e-waste -
7 Amritava Sarkar Development and characterisation of thermal barrier coating materials for high temperature gas turbine blades -
8 Saptarshi Dutta Creep correlations development of Nuclear reactor Zircalloy pressure tubes -

M Tech Thesis Supervised

Sl No Student Name Thesis Year
1 Pronit Processing and characterization of High Entropy Alloy 2018
2 Sahil Narwal Design and fabrication of a mechanical Aortic Valve 2018
3 Yasir Ahmed Design and Development of an Underwater Robotic Vehicle 2018
4 Brijesh Kumar Pandey Mechanical Alloying and Characterization of Face Centered Cubic Structured AlFeCoCuNi High Entropy Alloy 2017
5 Shailesh Bamoriya Design and Development of a Robot for Friction Stir Welding 2017
6 Nagendra Kumar Mehta A study of numerical and experimental investigation of mixed mode fatigue crack growth 2017
7 Navjyoth Singh Sanghu Investigation of the Impact behaviour of Hybrid FRP laminate composites for armour applications 2016
8 Avilash Sahoo Development of an underwater robot 2016
9 Nitish Singh Experimental Investigation of Fracture behaviour of hybrid FRP laminates composites 2015
10 Amritava Sarkar Development of Thermal Barrier Coating for high temperature applications 2015
11 B. Devendar Fabrication and Characterization of Hydroxyapetite Scaffold from Fish Scales 2015
12 Bibhuti Ranjan Bhattarjya Development of Deformation Mechanism Maps by static Hot Compression Testing 2014
13 Pradip Kumar Improvement of natural Convection Dryer 2014
14 Uttam Kumar Tarai Processing and Mechanical Property Evaluation of Ultra Fine Grained Aluminium alloy by Friction Stir process 2014
15 Prafulla Verma Fabrication and characterization of Functionally Graded Material 2013
16 Prabhakaran N Design and development of Walking Apparatus 2013
17 Pratap Simha P.V. Comparison of different displacement methods for determination of mode-I stress intensity factors of surface cracks 2012
18 J. Bhanu Subramanya Sastri Dynamic Analysis of magnetic Rheological Elastomer Cored Sandwich Beam 2012
19 Surya Anjaneyulu Experimental study and modelling of Wire Cut Electrical Discharge Machining Process 2010
20 V. Sashi Mohan Rao Re-crystallization phenomenon in cold worked steels 2010
21 Marrapu Bhargava Deformation Mechanism Map for cast Zr-2.5Nb alloy 2010
22 Parimi Anil Kumar Experimental investigation of severe plastic deformation using multiple channel die compression method for the production of bulk nano-structured materials 2009
23 Lakavath Praveen Kumar Processing, structure–mechanical property correlation of micro alloyed Al–Cu alloys 2008
24 S. Swamy Experimental determination of stress intensity factors of finite plate using strain gage technique 2007
25 K. Chaitanya Mummareddy An experimental investigation of the edge quality in sheet metal shearing process 2007
26 Mr. Srikant Manda Experimental determination of mixed mode stress intensity factors 2006
27 Mr. Souptik Chanda Processing and structure-property correlation of micro-alloyed aluminum copper alloys 2006
28 Mr. Mahadevan Computational analysis and experimental validation of forging process 2006
29 Mr. P. Pradhan Experimental investigation of micro-void coalescence in ductile materials 2005
30 Mr. Abishek Gupta Production of thin sections by twin roll casting technology 2004
31 Mr. Peeyush Gupta Processing of single crystal ferro-magnetic shape memory alloys 2003
32 Mr. Murthinjaya Void coalescence mechanism in ductile materials 2003
33 Mr. E. Sai Prasad Study of the deformation fields in cold flat rolling using Finite Element Method 2002
34 Mr. D.K. Sarma Design and fabrication of a cold Rolling mill using Fuzzy set Based Methodology 2001

Awards & Fellowships

  • Adjudged the best paper award for the paper titled “Energetic and Exergetic Analysis of Bent Tube Solar Collector” authored by Dawit Gudeta, P. Mahanta and P.S. Robi at the National conference on Sustainable Mechanical Engineering: Today and Beyond (SMETB), March 24 & 25, 2017 at Tezpur University, India.


  • Adjudged best paper award for the paper titled “Characterization of Ru-Al alloys by the solidification and powder metallurgy routes” authored by A. Bora, P. S. Robi, A. Mujumdar, A. Srinivasan, at the International conference on Powder Metallurgy (PM-05) at IIT Bombay, India, February 3rd – 6th, 2005.

Extra-Academic Activities

  1. Deputy Director of Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati from September 2017 till date.
  2. Member of Board of Governors for National Institute of Technology, Nagaland.
  3. Dean R&D since February 2009 till January 2012
  4. Ex-officio chairman for the following Institute committees during the period February 2009 till January 2012:
    • The Institutional Bio-safety Committee (IBSC)
    • Intellectual Property Right (IPR)
    • Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC)
    • Institutional Radiation Safety Committee (IRSC).
    • Institutional Human Ethics Committee (IHEC).
    • President, Council of Management, IITG- Technology Incubation Centre.
  5. Established the Technology Incubation Centre at IIT Guwahati.
  6. Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Guwahati, India during 2003-2006.
  7. Member of the selection committee for recruitment of Faculty members in IIT, IIIT & NIT.
  8. Examiner for Ph.D thesis in other IITs / NITs / Universities.
  9. Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India).
  10. Life Member of the Indian Institute of Metals, India
  11. Member of the Institute Review committee for National Institute of Technology Meghalaya in the year.
  12. Offered course lectures for National Institute of Technology Arunachal Pradesh under the IIT outreach program in 2015.
  13. Senate Nominee to the BOG, IIT Guwahati since January 2013-December 2014.
  14. Institute PDF scrutinizing committee member since 15-08-2012.
  15. Chairman, committee for working out the modalities for introducing Minor course in the undergraduate program of the institute in the year 2010.
  16. Faculty-in-charge for Mechanical Engineering Workshop, IIT Guwahati.
  17. Member of Department Undergraduate Program committee, Mechanical Engineering department.
  18. Member of Department Post Graduate Program committee, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
  19. Chairman, Doctoral committee for 19 nos. of Ph.D students in the department (current).
  20. Member of the Vidyalaya Management committee of KV-IITG since 2013.
  21. Member of the purchase committee for various equipment in the department.
  22. Member of the Higher education committee for providing recommendations for improving the quality of higher education in Kerala. Attended 4 meetings to discuss the various aspects for upgrading the quality and provided recommendations to the Govt. of Kerala.
  23. Member of the committee to provide a concept paper for establishing a new IIT in the state of Kerala.
  24. Reviewed Scientific papers for the following International journals:
    • Material Science and Engineering, Elsevier publications.
    • Journal of material science, Springer publications.
    • International Journal of Materials and Product Technology , Inderscience publishers.
    • Materials and Design, Elsevier publications.
    • National Academy Science letters , India
    • Journal of Institution of Engineers India: Series(D)