B. Rajasekaran


Associate Professor

Professional Experience: 

9 years

Contact Details



Academic Background

Academic Backround: 

  • Ph.D – Metallurgical & Materials Eng, IIT-Madras
  • M.E -Materials Science & Engineering, NIT-Trichy
  • M.Sc. -Materials Science, Anna University

Areas of Interest

Areas of Interest: 

Advanced Materials Processing & Technologies

Protective & Functional Coatings:

Thermal Barrier Coatings (Bond coat & Top Coat)

Oxidation, Corrosion, Erosion

Tribological Coatings

SOFC metallic interconnects & PEMFC bipolar plates

Functional Coatings – Thermal & Electrically Conductive Coatings Thermal Spray & Cold Spray Coatings Technology (APS, HVOF/HVAF, Detonation Spray)

Surface Engineering & Tribology Materials Testing: Tensile, Fatigue

Additive Manufacturing: Bulk-near net shape & Repair Laser and Solid-State Additive Manufacturing



Significant Projects

Significant Projects: 

  • Development of MMC Coatings using HVOF process-German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • International Projects for Automotive & Gas turbine industries on advanced nanostructured ceramics coatings

Book Chapters: 


Significant Publications

Significant Publications: 

Recent Articles:
1. Vikrant Kala, K. Santhy, G. Sivakumar, B. Rajasekaran, Understanding the Initial Stage
Oxidation and Microstructural Evolution of Detonation Sprayed NiCoCrAlY Bond Coat
using in-situ High-Temperature X-Ray Diffraction, Corrosion Science, 207 (2022) 110521
2. N Purushotham,B. Rajasekaran, N.L. Parthasarathi, K. Praveen, G. Sivakumar Sliding Wear
Behaviour of Ni-5%Al Coating Deposited by Detonation Spray on IN718"Materials Today:
Proceedings, 65(2022) 3741-3747
3. Manjunath. N and B. Rajasekaran “Surface characterization of Mn1.0Co1.9Fe0.1O4
(MCF) spinel coating on metallic interconnect used in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells” Springer
Series: Advances in Sustainability Science and Technology (Accepted)
4. C. Sundaresan, B. Rajasekaran, S. Varalakshmi, K. Santhy, D. Srinivasa Rao, G. Sivakumar,
Comparative hot corrosion performance of APS and Detonation sprayed CoCrAlY,
NiCoCrAlY and NiCr coatings on T91 boiler steel, Corrosion Science, 189 (2021) 109556
5. C Sundaresan, B Rajasekaran, G Sivakumar and D S Rao, Hot corrosion behaviour of
plasma and d-gun sprayed coatings on t91 steel used in boiler applications, IOP Conf.
Series: Materials Science and Engineering 872 (2020) 012092 IOP Publishing
6. N. Aruldev, N.L. Parthasarathy, B.Rajasekaran, Utpal Borah, High-t High-Temperature
Sliding Wear Characterization Studies of AISI 316 L(N) by Surface Profilometry,
Proceedings of ICDMC 2019. Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering. Springer,
Singapore. (2020) pp303-320

M.Tech Students (Completed): 




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Contact us

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

Contact details for Placements and Internships

E.Mail: mme.placementcell@nitk.edu.in

Faculty Co-ordinator: Dr. Saumen Mandal 

Student Co-ordinator: Yoganath P