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Dr. Ramesh Kumar Nayak

NAME     :       Dr. Ramesh Kumar Nayak


 Assistant Professor


Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering

MANIT, Bhopal-462003,M.P,India



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Scopus ID:57188581245

Date of Birth


Educational Qualification

B.E.(IGIT Sarang, MME,2002), M.Tech. (IIT Kanpur, MME,2005), Ph.D (KIIT University, BBSR, ME,2016)


14 Years

MME,NIT, Rourkela, General Motors India Technical Center, Bangaluru, Foundry and Forge Division, HAL Bangaluru, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar


Casting Technology and Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites(FRPC)





Five best Publications (Recent)

[1]  Nayak, R.K. & Bankim Chandra Ray (2018): Influence of Seawater Absorption on Retention of Mechanical Properties of Nano-TiO2 Embedded Glass Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Polymer Matrix Composites, Archives of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, 18(4),1597-1607 (I.F.=2.76)

[2] Nayak, R.K. & Bankim Chandra Ray (2018): Retention of Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Hydrothermal Aged Glass Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Nanocomposites, Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering, 57:16, 1676-1686 DOI: 10.1080/03602559.2017.1419486 (I.F.=1.655)

[3] Nayak, R. K., & Ray, B. C. (2017). Water absorption, residual mechanical and thermal properties of hydrothermally conditioned nano-Al2O3 enhanced glass fiber reinforced polymer composites. Polymer Bulletin, 74(10), 4175–4194. doi:10.1007/s00289-017-1954-x (I.F.=1.589)

 [4] Nayak, R. K., Mahato, K. K., & Ray, B. C. (2016). Water absorption behavior, mechanical and thermal properties of nano TiO2 enhanced glass fiber reinforced polymer composites. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 90, 736-747. doi:10.1016/j.compositesa.2016.09.003 (I.F.=4.514)

[5] Nayak, R. K., Mahato, K. K., Routara, B. C., & Ray, B. C. (2016). Evaluation of mechanical properties of Al2O3 and TiO2 nano filled enhanced glass fiber reinforced polymer composites. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 133(47) doi:10.1002/app.44274(I.F.=1.901)

Member of professional bodies


Indian Institute of Metals, The Institute of Indian Foundrymen

Project/ Consultancy undertaken


Titled of the Project: Sand Less Casting Process

Sponsoring Agent-DST-AMT and RSB Metaltech (P) Ltd. Cuttack, Odisha

Principal Investigator: Dr. Ramesh Kumar Nayak

Approved Budget: Rs.24.94 Lakhs

Duration: 2Years (2019-2021)

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Processing of Materials

  • Fabrication of glass fiber reinforced polymer composites
  • Fabrication of nanofillers ( Al2O3 and TiO2) filled glass fiber reinforced polymer composites
  • Methodizing of sand, die and investment casting components
  • Vendor development, Localization of raw materials for automotive components( flat, round bars, fin and cladding materials of Aluminum and Steel Alloys)

Material Characterization Techniques

  • Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (FESEM),Energy Dispersive X-ray (EDX) for elemental composition in materials
  • X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) for phase characterization of materials
  • Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS): For particle size and size distribution measurement in colloid
  • Universal Testing machine ( UTM- Instron): Tensile and three point bend test
  • Impact test: Charpy and Izod Test
  • Micro vickers and Rockwell hardness testing: To measure the hardness
  • Microstructure evaluation with image analyser ( Leica, inverted/Upright microscope)
  • Surface Roughness Tester (Stylus)
  • Surface morphology (Stereo microscope)

Modeling, Simulation, Analytical Software Packages

  • Casting Software: ProCAST
  • Design of Experiment : Minitab
  • Operating Software:  MS Office, Origin, Tec plot,
  • Programming Language: Python                                                                                   


  • General Electric (GE) foundation scholarship for Academic and Leadership Excellence, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 2003-2004
  • Qualified GATE-2002 and all India Rank-119
  • Suggestion award from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Bangalore for “ Improvement to decrease the lead time and cost of production for Strut Support” investment casting by Foundry and Forge Division, HAL Bangalore,2011
  • Suggestion award from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Bangalore for “ Improvement of the existing gating system for Breather Adopter Investment Casting”  by Foundry and Forge Division, HAL Bangalore,2011
  • Best technical paper award in non-ferrous category from The Institute of India Foundrymen, 2012.
  • Second Position in the poster competition held during “National Science Day”, KIIT University,Bhubaneswar.28th Feb.2013
  • Second Position in the Project display competition during “National Science Day”, KIIT University,Bhubaneswar.28th Feb.2014


Reviewer of the Journals:

  1. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology ( Springer-IF-2.2)
  2. Journal of Applied Polymer Science (Wiley-IF-1.86)
  3. Metallurgical and Materials Transaction A( Springer-IF-1.87)
  4. Polymer Bulletin (Springer-IF-1.4)
  5. Proceedings of the iMeche, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science (SCI, IF-0.96)
  6. Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials(SAGE-IF-0.903)
  7. Science and Engineering of composite materials (Degruyter-IF-0.48)
  8. International Journal of Metal casting(Springer-IF-0.39)
  9. International journal of Ambient Energy (Scopus, T&F)
  10. International Journal of Materials Research(SCI, IF-0.74)
  11. Indian Journal of Engineering and Materials Sciences (Scopus, SCI,WOS-IF-0.54)

Invited Talk/Keynote Speaker/Session Chairs ( Outreach Activity)

1. Kalam Institute of Technology, Berhampur, Odisha-2016

2. Parala Maharaja Engineering College, Berhampur, Odisha,2017

3. VSSUT, Burla, Sambalpur, Odisha,2017

4. Session chair in ICMPC-2018. Griet, Hyderabad, 16th March,2018

5. Customised short term course on FRP Composites for TATA Steel Ltd. Kolkata, 17-18th May,2018