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Personal Statement

Paranjayee’s fields of expertise include PVD coatings, Tribology in coating and metal forming, Microstructural evolution of titanium alloys, Ni-based super alloys and different steel grades (including nuclear grade steel) undergone different bulk forming processes, and advanced material characterisation techniques. She has extensive experience in development and performance evaluation of both hard and soft protective and tribological PVD coatings using different pulsed magnetron sputtering systems (such as UBMS, HIPIMS and combined UBMS-HIPIMS). Her skills include design of compound targets such as Mo-WC, coating process optimisation and detail microstructural, mechanical and tribological characterisation. Apart from experience in tribology and surface engineering, her research work focuses on the evolution of microstructure, crystallographic texture and mechanical properties of aerospace alloys experiencing bulk metal forming processes (such as super-plastic forming, rotary forging, shear forming and flow forming) and high-frequency welding. She is also an expert user of a number of advanced material characterisation techniques such as SEM-EDX, WDX, EBSD, TEM, XRD, Raman spectroscopy, Secondary neutral mass spectroscopy (SNMS), nano-indentation and atomic force microscopy (AFM), room-temp, high-temp and vacuum tribological tests, contact and non-contact surface profilometry, micro-hardness and scratch-adhesion tests, thermo-gravimetric analysis (TGA), mechanical tests such as tensile and compression tests, Charpy V-notch test, rotary bending fatigue test and fracture toughness test etc.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Sheffield Hallam University

May 2012Nov 2015

Master of Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur

Aug 2009Aug 2011

Bachelor of Engineering, Jadavpur University

Jul 2005Dec 2009

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Projects 2016 2019

Investigate Methods to Improve Hydrogen Containment

Mandal, P.


Project: ResearchResearch (Internally Funded)


Mandal, P. & Rodden, A.


Project: Research

Research Output 2013 2018

  • 8 Article
  • 2 Paper
  • 1 Conference contribution

Studies on titanium alloys for aerospace application

Gomez Gallegos, A. A., Mandal, P., Gonzalez, D., Zuelli, N. & Blackwell, P., 20 Jul 2018, In : Defect and Diffusion Forum. 385, p. 419-423 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Aerospace applications
titanium alloys
Titanium alloys
aerospace industry
Aerospace industry

Impact of various heat treatments on the microstructure evolution and mechanical properties of hot forged 18CrNiMo7-6 steel

Mandal, P., Al Mamun, A., Lalvani, H., Da Silva, L., Perez, M. & Muir, L., 24 Oct 2017, p. 48-53. 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
Heat treatment
Mechanical properties


Chartered Engineer

Paranjayee Mandal (Recipient), 9 Jun 2017

Prize: National/international honour


Member of Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Paranjayee Mandal (Recipient), 9 Jun 2017

Prize: National/international honour

Engineering research
Magnetron sputtering

Activities 2014 2018

  • 6 Journal peer review
  • 3 Participation in conference
  • 3 Membership of committee

International EV Batteries 2018: Cost-Effective Engineering for Hybrid and Electric Vehicle

Paranjayee Mandal (Participant)
Nov 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

13th International Conference on Superplasticity in Advanced Materials (ICSAM) 2018

Paranjayee Mandal (Participant)
19 Aug 201822 Aug 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference