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Occupation: Researcher / Scientist Industry: Other / Not Classified
Country: New Zealand City: Hamilton
State: Waikato ZIP: 2001

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Vijay Navaratna N.                                     Email Ids : ,

B, Scotland Place, Hillcrest,                                                     

Hamilton , New Zealand.  



Seeking a challenging and innovative career in a competitive and technologically advancing organization, where my knowledge and curiosity in research adds a value to the organization.  

Academic Background  

Degree Board/University/College Marks Obtained
PhD Materials and Process Engg

Recently Completed

University of Waikato, New Zealand. Thesis titled   “Synthesis, Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of  Bulk Ultrafine Grained TiAlCr at% alloy”
  M – TECH Metallurgical and Materials Engg Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, IIT Madras Chennai, India. ./
  B.E. Metallurgical Engg VNIT  Nagpur VRCE Nagpur /Nagpur University .% Final Year 

Academic Interests 

.   Mechanical Alloying

.   Intermetallics

.   Nanocomposites

Magnetic materials

.   Corrosion

.   Physical metallurgy

.   Characterization

.   Mechanical Behaviour 


Advanced Engineering Materials

Surface Engineering

Nondestructive Techniques

Composite Materials Technology

X Ray Diffraction Techniques

Modern methods of materials characterization

Heat treatment Technology

Failure Analysis

Mechanical Behavior of Materials

Ceramic science and Technology 

Technical Skill Set

Hands on Experience 

Characterization Side

  •   X Ray Diffractometer
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • Differential Thermal Analysis
  • Jet Polishing and Transmission Electron Microscopy

    Mechanical Testing Side

  • Room temperature RT and High temperature HT tensile testing
  • RT Compression and HT compression testing
  • Macro and Micro hardness testing
  • Electro Discharge Wire Cutting

    Processing Side

  • Hot pressing,
  • Hot Isostatic pressing
  • Extrusion
  • Forging 
  • Rolling
  • Equal Channel Angular Pressing
  • Canning and Degassing of powder compacts

    Software Skill Set 

    MS Office, MS Windows, Designing D drawings using Solid works software.


    Worked as Graduate Apprentice in Indian Space Research Organization V S S C, Trivandrum  

    Area of work: Reaction synthesis of Gamma Titanium Aluminides in vacuum and Argon atmosphere, forging of Ti – Al – V blocks and their evaluation by optical metallography and mechanical property tests. In Reaction synthesis elemental powder mix is ball milled in Fristch Planetary mill   to produce intermetallic compacts. In these experiments, effect of pressure was studied and optimum conditions for achieving full density product were finalized, Characterization of the samples was done using SEM and XRD techniques. 

    Worked as a part time research assistant for Titanium based project in the University of Waikato. Nov th   th Jan  

    Key Responsibilities: 

    , Production of consolidated Titanium, TiAlV based materials using, Forging, Rolling techniques 

    ,  Mechanical testing of the  consolidated samples using room temperature and high temperature tensile testing, room temperature compression testing and macro, micro hardness testing 

    , Characterization of the samples using optical and scanning electron microscopy, Xray diffraction techniques. 

    Presently working as a Research Officer for Titanium based project in the University of Waikato. Jan until now 

    Area of Research:

    , Synthesis of Ti, TiAlV and Gamma TiAl based materials via powder metallurgy route, the powder consolidation techniques include:

  • Forging
  • Hot Isostatic Pressing
  • Extrusion
  • Sintering
  • Rolling

    Characterization of consolidated using TEM, SEM, XRD techniques. Conducting mechanical property testing such as hardness testing, tensile and compressive testings both at room and elevated temperatures. 

    , Writing technical reports and papers. 


    May and June , Audco India Limited Chennai

    Done a study on Electroless Nickel Plating 

    M Tech Project 

    To synthesize nanocomposites of SmCo/Co Fe by High Energy ball milling technique and to investigate microstructural stability and characterization of exchange coupled magnetic nanocomposites. To study the magnetic properties of milled nanocomposites and see the effect of milling parameters on magnetic properties. 

    B E Project 

    To study the corrosion behavior of medium strength Al – Zn – Mg alloys at different pH values using computer controlled scanning potentiostat. 


  • GATE Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering; Metallurgy Paper, percentile . My all India ranking was .
  • Awarded half time teaching assistantship HTTA in IIT Madras Chennai while pursuing MTech .
  • Awarded Ph.D study award in New Zealand for pursuing Ph.D Research in the University of Waikato.

    Professional Associations 

  •  Member of ASM International The Materials Information Society
  •    Member of  SMNZI  Society of Materials New Zealand Incorporated
  • Member of ACerS American Ceramic Society
  • Member of AIST Association of Iron and Steel Technology
  • Member of TMS   The Minerals, Metals  and Materials Society
  • Member of  IIT Madras  Materials advantage Chapter
  • Communication Skills 

    Telugu, Hindi, English, Kannada, Sanskrit 

    Extracurricular activities

  • Mess Secretary in Block , Hostel, VNIT Undergraduate level
  • Member of Organising committee ISRS – , IIT Madras, Chennai.
  • Green Belt in Martial Art Kung Fu



    . Ultrafine grained TiAlCr at % alloy prepared by high energy mechanical milling and hot Isostatic pressing.

       Author/s: N., V | Cao, P | Zhang, D | Gabbitas, B

       Advanced Materials Research Vols. ,  p. . 


          at % Powders.         

    Author/s    Vijay N., Deliang Zhang, Peng Cao, Brian Gabbitas

          Material Science Forum, , , p.  

    . Microstructures and Mechanical Properties of Ultrafine grained TiAlCr at %   alloy  produced using  Powder Compact Forging

        Author/s     Vijay.  N. N., Deliang Zhang, Peng Cao and Brian Gabbitas

        International Journal of Modern Physics B, ,  March , p. . 


      Author/s   Deliang Zhang, Stiliana Raynova, Vijay N., Peng Cao, Brian Gabbitas, Barry Robinson

      Material Science Forum, , , p. . 

    .  The possibility of Synthesizing bulk nanostructured or ultrafine structured metallic                                          

          materials by consolidation of powders   using high strain powder compact forging.

      Author/s   Deliang Zhang,  Aamir Mukhtar, Vijay N. N.,  Stiliana Raynova

        International Journal of Materials Research formerly Z. Metallkd, , , p. . 

    Conference Proceedings 


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