Nilanjan Das Chakladar
Ph.D., University of Manchester, UK
Assistant Professor Grade-I
Nilanjan Das Chakladar (PhD, University of Manchester, UK)
Visiting Senior Research Fellow, University of Leeds, UK until Dec 2025
Institute coordinator for MoU with University of Leeds, UK until Dec 2025
SECTION: Manufacuring Science and Engineering (ME1)
Primary Research Area: FABRICATION AND PROCESSING OF ADVANCED COMPOSITES
RESEARCH AREAS AVAILABLE:
(i) Composites Manufacturing and Process models; (ii) Wear and Manufacturing Tribology; (iii) Machining Process Simulations
With 5 years of post-PhD work experience in research, teaching and enterprise, I joined as an Assistant Professor in Manufacturing Science and Engineering. Working in top Australian (UNSW Sydney), top UK (Manchester, Nottingham and Leeds) and top Indian universities (IIT Kharagpur and JU) instilled within me a sense of passion toward innovative and applied scientific research.
Over the past 4 years, I have developed the Advanced Composites Engineering (ACE) Laboratory at the Training Workshop of Mechanical Engineering Department, IIT Kharagpur. The laboratory is now drawing popularity across the globe, owing to the dedication, passion and self-motivation of some of the finest PhD and JRF scholars I have. Nonetheless, the enthusiasm of BTech and MTech students in their term projects is a plus. The laboratory was incepted in a classroom of 70 sqm and has farther expanded to an effective area of 85 sqm. This was not possible without the funding support of IIT Kharagpur, SERB, DRDO, ISRO, and Ministry of Textiles. On behalf of ACE Lab, we invite faculties, researchers and industrialists across the boundaries to visit our lab and try hands-on with fabrication of composites.
I am also associated with Machine Tools and Machining Lab as a Joint PIC, Surface and Coatings Lab and Friction Stir Welding Lab as Joint Supervisor of PhD scholars.
Please feel free to inbox me for any possible collaboration or opportunities.
Training Workshop: https://sites.google.com/view/training-workshop-me-iitkgp
LinkedIn URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ndchakladar/
Orcid ID: 0000-0003-0026-0200
Area of Research: Tribological properties of thermally sprayed coatings
Area of Research: Vacuum fabrication of Composites
Area of Research: Grinding
Area of Research: material removal processes
Area of Research: Friction Stir Welding - Manufacturing and Prediction
Area of Research: Surface Modification
Area of Research: Composites
Area of Research: Composites Fabrication