Srinivasan Narayanan’s Defense

Srinivasan Narayanan, a student of IITB- Monash Joint PhD Program, successfully passed his PhD defense viva on Monday, 30 January 2017.

Srinivasan’s research focused on localized corrosion behavior (sensitization and passivation) of cold-worked austenitic stainless steel. The thesis has three main sections: the first section deals with in-grain misorientation and sensitization, second deals with effects of deformed microstructure on passivation, and the third deals with study of Cr2O3 characterization at machined sub-surfaces.

Prof. Samajdar, the IITB supervisor said ‘This is a good thesis. The student showed incremental improvements over the years. The final defense was much better than what I expected’.

‘The student introduced novel ideas to explain passivity and sensitization of stainless steels. These characterization techniques and new concepts would certainly be used in this field of corrosion of stainless steels. The student presented and defended well’ said Dr Kain, Srinivasan’s external supervisor.

He was jointly guided by Prof. Indradev Samajdar (IIT Bombay), Prof. Nick Birbilis (Monash University) and Dr. Vivekanand Kain (BARC). Srinivasan is the 53rd graduate from the Academy. We wish him all the success in the future!