Varalakshmi S


Assistant Lecturer (Temporary)

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Contact Details



Academic Background
  • Ph.D.  Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Madras
  • M.E.   Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Trichy (NIT-T), India
  • M.Sc.  Dept. of Physics, Anna University, India
  • B.Sc.   Madras University, India
Areas of Interest

High Entropy Alloys (HEAs); Alloy Design & Synthesis Nanocrystalline materials; Synthesis and Processing Mechanical Alloying Materials; Characterization –XRD, SEM, TEM and DSC;Structure Property Correlation; Physical Metallurgy & Phase Transformation


Significant Projects
  1. Synthesis and Characterization of Nanocrystalline High Entropy Alloys by Mechanical alloying (PhD work during Aug 2004 – Dec 2008, IIT Madras, India)
  2. Development of High Performance Ti-Al Intermetallic Composites through Mechanical Alloying (SRF period under DRDO project, during Jan 2003 – July 2004 at NIT –Trichirappalli, India).
  3. Age Hardening Behaviour of Vacuum Hot Pressed 2121Al Control alloy and 2124Al/30 v. % SiCp Composite prepared through powder metallurgy (M.E project, during June 2002 –Jan 2003 at NIT – Trichirappalli, India).
  4. Semiconductor behaviour of BaTiO3 doped with Y203 by wet milling followed by consolidation and sintering (M.Sc project, during Jan 2001 – May 2001 at Alagappa college of Technology, Anna University- Chennai).
Significant Publications
  1. S. Varalakshmi, M. Kamaraj and B.S. Murty, “Synthesis of nanocrystalline AlFeTiCrZnCu high entropy solid solution by mechanical alloying”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 460 (2008) 253–257.
  2. S. Varalakshmi, M. Kamaraj and B.S. Murty, “Processing and Properties of Nanocrystalline CuNiCoZnAlTi High Entropy Alloys by Mechanical Alloying”, Materials Science and Engineering A, 527, 4-5 (2010) 1027-1030.
  3. S. Varalakshmi, G. Appa Rao, M. Kamaraj and B.S. Murty, “Hot consolidation and mechanical properties of nanocrystalline equiatomic AlFeTiCrZnCu high entropy alloy after mechanical alloying”, Journal of Materials Science – 45, (2010) 5158-5163.
  4. S. Varalakshmi, M. Kamaraj and B.S. Murty, “Formation and Stability of Equiatomic and Non-Equiatomic Nanocrystalline CuNiCoZnAlTi High Entropy Alloys by Mechanical Alloying”, Metallurgical and Material Transactions A – 41A (2010) 2703-2709.
  • Best paper awards in : MBFE’06 International conference held in BARC, Mumbai, India
  • ISRS-06 International conference for research students held in IIT Madras, Chennai, India from the part of Ph.D. thesis work.

For More Info: 


Contact us

Prof. Anandhan Srinivasan, Head
Department of MME, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangaluru - 575 025
Karnataka, India.
  • Hot line: +91-0824-2473050

Connect with us

We're on Social Networks. Follow us & get in touch.