Soumya is a post-doctoral researcher working in the MINED group. She graduated from the Ohio State University with a PhD in Welding Engineering with a thesis titled "Understanding Low Temperature Impact Toughness in 2.25Cr-1Mo steels submerged arc welds."She is from Bhopal, India and got her Bachelors degree from Indian Institute of Science, Roorkee in Metallurgical and Materials Engg. She has worked as a metallurgist in Reliance Industries, India; as well as a project assistant in IISc Bangalore. She is currently interested in the high throughput characterization of heirarchical mechanical properties of metals, alloys, and bulk metallic glass matrix composites (BMGMCs) as well as exploring mechanical properties of interfaces using OIM and Nanoindentation.
1. Mechanical properties of alloys and interfaces
2. High throughput characterization of microstructure and local mechanical properties
3. Materials Joining
Experimental microstructure and mechanical characterization
Areas of Experience
Characterization techniques: Spherical NanoIndentation, Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)-EDS, Electron Back Scattered Diffraction (EBSD), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)-SEM-EDS,
Physical Simulation: Gleeble(R) thermo-mechanical simulator
Modeling and Simulation: Thermocalc(R) and Dictra(R) software for modeling thermodynamic equilibrium and precipitate growth
1. Materials Assurance of Stainless steels
2. Effect of glass composition on the local mechanical properties of Ti-BMGMCs
3. Analysis of Ti alpha-beta interface
1. Surya Kalidindi, Soumya Mohan, Alicia Rossi; "Mechanical properties of mesoscale interfaces", JOM --Accepted 2015
2.Mohan S., Babu S.S., Narayanan B., Melfi T., Schaeffer;"Investigation of Precipitate Evolution in Multi-pass Cr-Mo Steel Welds: Prediction of Alloying Element Recovery" Trends in Welding Conference, 2013.