Paranjayee Mandal, CEng MIMechE

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  • United Kingdom

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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

Research Output 2013 2019

  • 10 Article
  • 3 Paper
  • 1 Conference contribution book
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis
1 Citation (Scopus)
8 Downloads (Pure)

Characterisation of a high-power impulse magnetron sputtered C/Mo/W wear resistant coating by transmission electron microscopy

Sharp, J., Muller, I. C., Mandal, P., Abbas, A., Nord, M., Doye, A., Ehiasarian, A., Hovsepian, P., Maclaren, I. & Rainforth, W. M., 15 Nov 2019, In : Surface and Coatings Technology. 377, 10 p., 124853.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Wear of materials
Transmission electron microscopy

Cold rotary forging of Inconel 718

Mandal, P., Lalvani, H. & Tuffs, M., 1 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Manufacturing Processes. 46, p. 77-99 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aging of materials
Surface roughness


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 2019

  • 7 Journal peer review
  • 4 Participation in conference
  • 3 Membership of committee

The 14th World Conference on Titanium, Nantes, France, June 10-14th 2019

Paranjayee Mandal (Participant)
10 Jun 201914 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Metals (Journal)

Paranjayee Mandal (Peer reviewer)
2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesJournal peer review