K Narayan Prabhu

Designation: 

Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Monday, September 7, 1992

Professional Experience: 

28 years of Professional experience out of which 28 years at NITK

Contact Details

E-mail: 

prabhukn_2002 [at] yahoo.co.in
narayan_prabhu [at ]hotmail.com

Telephone: 

+91-824-2473756

Mobile: 

+91 9343560935
Academic Background

• Ph.D (Mangalore University) 1991
• M.Tech (Process Metallurgy), Mangalore University,1987
• M.Sc. (Indl. Chemistry), University of Mysore

Conference Proceedings: 

42
Areas of Interest
  • Transport Phenomena in Materials Processing with special interest in solidification and quenching 
  • Heat transfer
  • Lead-free solders – Wettability and Solder Joint Reliability
  • Nanofuids
  • Thermal interface and Energy Storage materials
  • Melt treatment of Al-Si alloys 

Journals: 

155
Significant Projects

• DRDO Research Project (Grant No. ERIP/ER/1006009M01/1356 dt. 13.9.2011) on ‘Assessment of Solder Joint Reliability and Effect of Cooling Rate on Mechanical Properties of Lead free Solders (Rs.82 lakhs) – ongoing
• DST Research Project (Grant No. SR/S3/ME/0041/2010 dated 04.05.2012) on ‘Investigation of the effect of addition of nanoparticles on wetting kinematics, kinetics and cooling severity of quench media for industrial heat treatment’ - (Rs. 30.47 lakhs) - ongoing

Book Chapters: 

5
Supervision of Ph.D

Completed: 9
Ongoing: 5

Text Books: 

3
Significant Publications

1. VijeeshVijayan and K.N.Prabhu, The effect of chilling and cerium addition on the microstructure and cooling curve parameters of Al-14%Si alloy, Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly, 2015, 54(1) 66-76
2. G. Ramesh and K.N.Prabhu. Effect of Polymer Concentration on Wetting and Cooling Performance During Immersion Quenching, Metallurgical & Materials Transactions B, 2016, 47(2) 859-881
3. MrunaliSona and K.N.Prabhu, The effect of reflow time on wetting behaviour, evolution of microstructure and joint strength of Sn-2.5Ag-0.5Cu solders on copper and nickel coated copper substrates, Journal of Electronic Materials, 2016 45(7) 3744-3758
4. Sudheer R and K.N.Prabhu, A Computer Aided Cooling Curve Analysis method to study phase change materials for thermal energy storage applications, Materials and Design, 96, 2016, 198-203.
5. Pranesh M Rao and K.N.Prabhu, Effect of Bath Temperature on Cooling Performance of Molten Eutectic NaNO3-KNO3 Quench Medium for Martempering of Steels Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 2017, 48(10), 4895–4904

Funded Projects (Completed): 

10
Achievements

• National Metallurgists Day Young Metallurgists’ Award by the Ministry of Steel, Government of India, 1993
• BOYSCAST Visiting Fellow and Post Doctoral Research Associate at the University of Birmingham (1996-1997) and UMIST, Manchester (1998-2000)
• Sir C.V. Raman Young Scientist Award in Engineering Science 2001 by the Government of Karnataka, India, February 2003.
• DST-The Royal Society Visiting Scientist Award at the Interdisciplinary Research Centre (IRC) in Materials Processing, University of Birmingham, UK, 2005
• Editorial Board Member: International Journal of Cast Metals Research, Maney Publishers, UK

M.Tech Students (Completed): 

80

Ph.D Students (Completed): 

8

For More Info: 

 

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Department of MME, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangaluru - 575 025
Karnataka, India.
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