Dr. Ajoy Kumar Pandey

Assistant Professor

Department of Metallurgical & Material Engineering

National Institute of Technology, Warangal - 506004, Telangana, INDIA

: ajoy@nitw.ac.in

: 8332969388

Interests: Bioceramics, Powder Metallurgy, Mechanical Metallurgy, Shape Memory Alloys

Education: Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur


Joined NIT Warangal in 2013





Course Taught Previously

Currently Teaching:


Name of Course

UG- Theory

Mechanical Behaviour of Materials

PG- Practical

Mechanical Behaviour of Materials Laboratory

PG- Theory

Nano Science and Technology


 Course Taught:

Theory: UG LevelTheory: PG Level
Nano Science and TechnologySpecial Steels
Mechanical Behaviour of MaterialsFailure Analysis
X-Ray Diffraction and Electron MicroscopyNano Science and Technology
Creep, Fatigue and Fracture

Practical- UG Level
Practical- UG Level
X-Ray Diffraction and Electron Microscopy LaboratoryPowder Processing Laboratory
Mechanical Behaviour of Materials Laboratory



 International Journals:



Title of the Paper

Journal details

Impact factor


Harish Kumar Adigilli, Balaji Padya, L. Venkatesh, V. S. K. Chakravadhanula, A. K. Pandey and Joydip Joardar

Oxidation of 2D-WS2 nanosheets for generation of 2D-WS2/WO3 heterostructure and 2D and nanospherical WO3

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2019, 21, 25139--25147


Sanjib Majumdar, Pankaj Kumar Singh, Ajoy Kumar Pandey, and G.V.S. Nageswara Rao


Kinetics of oxide scale growth on a (Ti, Mo)5Si3 based oxidation resistant Mo-Ti-Si alloy at 900-1300 °C

High Temperature Materials and Processes,

2019; 38:533–540


Shiva Bejugama, Narendra Kumar Gadwal, Ajoy Kumar Pandey

Two-step sintering of Sm2O3 doped ceria stabilized zirconia

Ceramics International, 45 :2019, 10348–103553.0
Shiva Bejugama and Ajoy Kumar Pandey 

Effect of Nb2O5 on Sintering and Mechanical Properties of Ceria Stabilized Zirconia

Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 765: 2018, 1049-1054


Y. Venkata, Sarabjit Singha, D.K. Dasa, A.K. Pandey

Effect of fine alumina in improving refractoriness of ceramic shell moulds used for aeronautical grade Ni-base superalloy castings

Ceramics International, 44:2018,  12030-12035



Arjun Dey, Manish Kumar Nayak, A. Carmel Mary Esther, Maurya Sandeep Pradeepkumar, Deeksha Porwal, A. K. Gupta, Parthasarathi Bera, Harish C. Barshilia, Anoop Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Ajoy Kumar Pandey, Kallol Khan, Manjima Bhattacharya, D. Raghavendra Kumar, N. Sridhara & Anand Kumar Sharma

Nanocolumnar Crystalline Vanadium Oxide-Molybdenum Oxide Antireflective Smart Thin Films with Superior Nanomechanical Properties

Scientific reports, doi:10.1038/srep36811



Ajoy Kumar Pandey and Koushik Biswas

Effect of hydrothermal treatment on tribological properties of alumina and zirconia based bioceramics

Ceramics International, 42:2016, 2306-2316



Ajoy Kumar Pandey and Koushik Biswas

In vitro cytocompatibility, ageing and wear behaviour of ceria stabilized zirconia bioceramic

Ceramics International,  40:2014, 15889-158895



Ajoy Kumar Pandey and Koushik Biswas

Effect of agglomeration and calcination temperature on the mechanical properties of yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ)

Ceramics International, 40:2014, 14111-14117



Ajoy Kumar Pandey, Usha Rani Jena and K. Biswas

In vitro ageing and wear behaviour of ceria stabilized zirconia toughened alumina (CSZ-TA) bio-ceramics

Journal of Materials Chemistry & Physics 146 (3): 2014, 456-463



Ajoy Kumar Pandey, Falguni Pati, Debika Mandal, Santanu Dhara and Koushik Biswas

In vitro evaluation of osteoconductivity and cellular response of zirconia and alumina based ceramics

Journal of materials science and engineering C, 33(7): 2013, 3923-3930



Ajoy Kumar Pandey, K. Biswas

Influence of sintering parameters on densification and tribological properties of ceria stabilized zirconia bio-ceramics

Ceramics International 37:2011, 257-264



M. Pastor, S. Maiti, Ajoy Kumar Pandey, K. Biswas and I. Manna

Effect of dysprosia doping on structural and electrical property of stabilized zirconia for intermediate- temperature SOFCs

Journal of Materials Chemistry & Physics 125 (1-2):2011, 202-209



Manpreet Singh Marwah, Vajjala Srinivas, Ajoy Kumar Pandey, Shyam Ranjan Kumar, Koushik Biswas, and Joydeep Maity

Morphological changes during annealing of electrodeposited Ni-Cr coating on steel and their effect on corrosion in 3% of NaCl solution

Journal of Iron and Steel Research International. 18(3): 2011, 72-78



 Book Chapter:

  • Harish Kumar Adigilli, A. K. Pandey, and Joydip Joardar, 2D-Nanolayered Tungsten and Molybdenum Disulfides: Structure, Properties, Synthesis, and Processing for Strategic Applications, Handbook of Advanced Ceramics and Composites Defense, Security, Aerospace and Energy Applications, Mahajan, Yashwant, Roy, Johnson (Eds.), Springer, 1st ed. 2021, ISBN 978-3-030-16346-4 / BIC: TDCQ / Springer Nature: SCZ18000

PHDs Supervised



Name of Student

Reg. Year and Status (FT/PT)

Thesis Title

Other Supervisior(s) (if any) Names & Department

Completed / Ongoing


Mr. Bejugama Shiva

2016 (FT)

 Development and Characterization of ZrO2-CeO2-Nb2O5 and ZrO2-Sm2O3 Bioceramics




Mr. Venkat

2016 (PT)

Effect of polymer containing binder on mould properties for investment casting

Dr. Sarabjit Singh,        DMRL Hyderabad    



Mr. Adigilli Harish Kumar

2016 (PT)

Development of 2-Dimensional WS2 reinforced Al/ Al alloy based self-lubricating composites

Dr. Joydip Joardar         ARCI Hyderabad


Mr. E. Obulapathi2017 (FT)
Broad Area: Bioceramics




Mr. Giridhar Gudivada


2019 (FT)Broad Area: Creep Fatigue and Fracture









S. No.

Title of Project

Funding Agency

Year of start & total period

Name of investigators

Cost of the Project (INR)



National Centre for Development of Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Processes for Clean Coal Technologies for Power Applications


DST, through International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI) Hyderabad


3 Years


Dr. N. Narasaiah (Project Coordinator)

Dr. G. V. S Nageswara Rao (PI)

Dr. C. Vanitha  (PI)

Dr. Ajoy Kumar Pandey (PI)

Dr. G. Brahma Raju (PI)

Dr. B. Srinviasa Rao (PI)





Evaluation of Creep-Fatigue Crack Growth (CFCG) for Alloy 617 forging material

Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam


15 months

Ajoy K. Pandey (PI)

Srinivasa Rao

Asit K. Khanra

Brahma Raju

N. Narasaiah




Evaluation of creep-fatigue crack growth (CFCG) for Alloy 625 Cast material

 Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam


15 months


N. Narasaiah (PI)

Arockia Kumar

G.V.S. Nageswara Rao

Ajoy K. Pandey

B. Srinivasa Rao




Development of Alumina-Zirconia-Titania Based Ceramic Composite for Biomedical Applications

 Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), DST


Three Years

 Ajoy K Pandey (PI)




Development of an NDT technique for in-situ evaluation of hydrogen damage in boiler water-tube

NTPC Energy Technology Research Alliance, New Delhi


one Year

R Arockia Kumar (PI)

Ajoy K. Pandey

N Narasaiah

Aneesh Kumar (IGCAR)







Awards and Honors


Special Lectures Delivered:


Title of Lecture / Lecture Series

Date, Place, and Programme where Lectures were Delivered

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International Conference on  ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS�?? during 18th - 20th December 2017 at Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies, Basara, Telangana, India

 Invited Lecture


Nanocarbon & Its Applications

International Conference on Advances in Metallurgy, Materials and Manufacturing (ICAMMM-2017) during 6-8, March, 2017 at Department of Metallurgical Engineering, Government College of Engineering, Salem, Tamilnadu, India

Keynote Lecture


X-Ray Diffraction: Theory and Analytical Technique

24th December 2016 at Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies, Basara, Telangana, India

Invited lecture


Introduction to X-Ray Diffractometer

10 Day GIAN Course on Advanced Materials for Sustainable Energy and Storage (23rd May-3rd June 2016), Organized by Centre for Automation and Instrumentation (CAI) and department of Chemistry, NIT Warangal, India

Special Lecture


The X-Ray Diffractometer

Workshop on Infrastructural Facilities at CAI for Advanced Interdisciplinary Research (ISFACAIR) 10th March 2016 at NIT Warangal, India

Special Lecture


Fundamentals of Scanning Electron Microscopy

Workshop on Advances in Electron Microscopy organized by Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, NIT Warangal, India, during December 9-13, 2013

Special Lecture

Membership in Professional Bodies:

  • Founder Life Member in society for failure analysis (Membership No.FLM-SFA-0341)
  • Lifetime Member in the Electron Microscope Society of India (Membership No.LM-1202)
  • Lifetime Member in The Indian Institute of Metals (Membership No.54789)
  • Lifetime Member in the Materials Research Society of India (Membership No. LMB 2650)
  • Lifetime Member in the Powder Metallurgy Association of India (Membership No. LM 95616)

Additional Responsibility


  • Faculty-in-charge of Mechanical Metallurgy Lab
  • Warden for Hostels