General Information

      Assistant Professor: July 2019 – present
      Email: deepook@iitb.ac.in

Academic Background

  • B. Tech. & M. Tech. (Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science), IIT Bombay, 2013
  • M.S. (Materials Science and Engineering), Carnegie Mellon University, 2016
  • Ph.D. (Materials Science and Engineering), Carnegie Mellon University, 2018

Professional Experience

  • Post Graduate Management Trainee, L&T Special Steels and Heavy Forgings, 20013-14
  • Development Specialist, Metals R&D, Praxair Inc., 2018-19

Interests

  • Steelmaking and casting
  • Refractory interaction with steel and slag
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Metal recycling and recovery

Research Interests

  • Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Metallurgical Processes
  • Mass transport in Pyrometallurgical process
  • Inclusion characterization

Selected Publications

  • D. Kumar, K.C. Ahlborg, P.C. Pistorius, ‘Development of a Reliable Kinetic Model for Ladle Refining’, Metall and Materi Trans B (2019), https://doi.org/10.1007/s11663-019-01623-y
  • D. Kumar, P.C. Pistorius, ‘Rate of MgO Pickup in Alumina Inclusions in Aluminum-Killed Steel’, Metall and Materi Trans B (2019) 50: 181. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11663-018-1436-z
  • D. Kumar, N.T. Nuhfer, M.E. Ferreira, P.C. Pistorius, ‘Application of Plasma FIB to Analyze a Single Oxide Inclusion in Steel’, Metall and Materi Trans B (2019) 50: 1124. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11663-019-01555-7
  • D. Kumar, P.C. Pistorius, ‘Use of Slag (CaO-Al2O3-SiO2-MgO) Droplet as a Catalyst to Grow MgO Whiskers Through VLS Mechanism’, Ceramics International (2017) 43: 15478. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2017.08.095
  • P.C. Pistorius, D. Kumar, Y. Kacar, ‘How and Why Inclusions Change Chemically During Steel Processing’, Proc. Intl. Conf. on Sci. Tech. Ironmaking Steelmaking, Kanpur, 2017, paper 11ANL11KN8
  • D. Kumar, N. B. Ballal and S. Basu, “In-situ Alloying During Electroslag Refining of Low Alloy Steel,” Proc. Intl. Conf. on Sci. Tech. Ironmaking Steelmaking, Jamshedpur, 2013, paper SMTO-3.