General Information:

Assistant Professor: Dec 2021 – Present
Email: a.durga[at]
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Academic Background:

  • Ph.D. in Materials Engineering, KU Leuven, Belgium, 2015
  • B.Tech. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, IIT Madras, India, 2009

Positions held:

  • Researcher, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, September 2020 – August 2021
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, September 2018 – September 2020
  • Research Scientist – Materials Science at GE Research, Bangalore, India, August 2015 – July 2018

Research Interests:

  • Computational Thermodynamics
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Microstructure Evolution
  • Phase Transformations

Selected Publications:

  • Grain refinement in additively manufactured ferritic stainless steel by in situ inoculation using pre-alloyed powder, A. Durga, N. Holländer Pettersson, S. B. A. Malladi, Z. Chen, S. Guo, L. Nyborg, G. Lindwall, Scripta Materialia 194 (2021) 113690, p. 1–6.
  • Phase-field study of IMC growth in Sn-Cu/Cu solder joints including elastoplastic effects, A. Durga, P. Wollants, N. Moelans, Acta Materialia 188 (2020) 241–258.
  • Grain Structure Prediction for Directionally Solidified Superalloy Castings, A. Durga,H. Dai, S. Huang, I. Spinelli, and L. Yuan, JOM 72(5) (2020) 1785–1793.
  • A quantitative phase-field model for two-phase elastically inhomogeneous systems,A. Durga, P. Wollants, N. Moelans, Comp. Mater. Sci. 99 (2015) 81–95.
  • Thermodynamic optimization of the Co-Zr system, A. Durga, K.C. Hari Kumar, Calphad 34 (2010) 200–205.
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Invited Talks

  • Accelerating alloy design for metal additive manufacturing: A modelling perspective, A. Durga, MateriAlZ Seminar Series - Online, organised by the Arizona State University and the University of Arizona, USA, February 26, 2021.
  • Designing microstructures of Ni-base superalloys: A digital thread approach, A. Durga, Lang Yuan, Art Peck, Jason Parolini, Sanjay Sondhi, 30th Annual Students Symposium, Materials Engineering, IISc, Bangalore, India, December 2017.