Materials Engineering Department
Bhaskar Majumdar
  • Ph.D. in Materials Science, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627, 1980
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 1975
  • B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, 1972
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Areas

    Primary research interests are in structure-property relations of materials, and microstructure optimization through thermo-mechanical processing. Materials that have been investigated include Ni-base superalloys, metallic composites, high strength nano-structured Al-alloys, fiber and CNT based polymeric composites, Ti-alloys, contact and adhesion at rough surfaces, and most recently shape memory alloys and magneto-caloric intermetallic alloys. In recent years, the research has focused more heavily on XRD and neutron diffraction characterization methods for quantitative phase analysis, and also to understand internal stress and texture evolution in multiphase materials following thermomechanical processing. The research is complemented with analytical/FEM analysis to predict deformation response and also to optimize processing parameters.

    Employment
  • Professor, Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM, 1999-present
  • Senior Scientist, UES, Inc., Dayton, Ohio, 1992-1999
  • Principle Investigator, Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus Ohio, 1985-1992
  • Selected Publications
  • Giri, B.N. Paterson, M.V. Mcleod, C.L. Dennis, B.S. Majumdar, K.C. Cho and R. Shull, Effect of crystallographic alignment on the magnetocaloric effect in alloys neat the Ni2MnGa stoichiometry, J. Appl. Phys, 113, 17A907 (2013)
  • L. Zhou, A. Giri, K. Cho, H. Heinrich, B.S. Majumdar and Y. Sohn, Microstructural and crystallographic characterization of Ni2+xMn1-xGa alloys by transmission electron microscopy, Metallurgical and Material Transactions E, Vol 1E, 3, 239-246 (2014)
  • Ye, B.S. Majumdar and I. Dutta, Texture development and strain hysteresis in a NiTi shape memory alloy during thermal cycling under load, Acta Materialia, Vol.57, 2403-2417 (2009)
  • Ye, B.S. Majumdar and I. Dutta, Texture memory and strain texture mapping in a NiTi shape memory alloy, Applied Physics Letters, Vol.91, 061918, (2007)
  • S. Ma, V. Seetharaman, and B.S. Majumdar, CRSS of /' phases from in situ neutron diffraction of a DS superalloy tension tested at 900C, Acta Materialia, 56: 4102-4113 (2008)
  • S.R. Brownlow, A.P. Moravsky, N.G. Kalugin, and B.S. Majumdar, Probing deformation of double walled carbon nanotube (DWNT)/epoxy composites using FTIR and Raman techniques, Composites Science and Technology, 70, 1460-1468 (2010)