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Dr. Buchibabu Vicharapu
Assistant Professor
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Post Ph.D experience

Dec. 2017 - Feb. 2020: Specially appointed researcher, Joining and Welding Research Institute (JWRI), Osaka Univ., Japan

Aug. 2017 - Nov. 2017: Research Associate, Mechanical Engineering Department, IIT Bombay, India



Ph.D (July, 2017), Mechanical Engineering Department, IIT Bombay, Mumbai

M.Tech (Dec., 2012), Materials Engineering, School of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Univ. of Hyderabad, Hyderabad


Research collaborations

[1]. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India (with Prof. A. De)

[2]. Physical Metallurgy Laboratory (LAMEF), Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil (with Prof. T. Clarke)

[3]. Joining and Welding Research Institute, Osaka University, Japan (with Prof. H. Fujii and Prof. N. Ma)



For M.Tech Manufacturing and Materials Engineering

2020 - 2021: Autumn Semester:  ME5613 Welding Technology

2020 - 2021: Autumn Semester:  ME5618 Additive Manufacturing (Jointly with Dr. D. Kesavan & Dr. S. Kanmani Subbu)

2020 - 2021: Spring Semester:    ME5005 Modern Manufacturing Processes (Jointly with Dr. S. Kanmani Subbu)

2019 - 2020: Autumn Semester:  ME5613 Welding Technology (Jointly with Dr. Afzaal Ahmed)


For B.Tech Mechanical Engineering

2020 - 2021: Spring Semester:  ME2030 Manufacturing Processes 


Research Group

On-going students

PhD Scholars

2. Mohammad Shabbar (2019 M.Tech student upgraded to Ph.D. in Jan. 2021) 

1. Harish Ladi (registered in Jan. 2021)


M.Tech students

3. Tsitsi Zendera (132002002): Wire-arc additive manufacturing

2. Srikanth Nandagiri (132002013): Friction stir additive manufacturing

1. Lovejoy Gushungo (131902020): Conventional processing of Nitinol powder


B.Tech students


Graduated students

M.Tech students

2019-2021 batch

3. Vikash Kumar (131902019): Modeling of stationary shoulder friction stir welding

2. Mohammad Shabbar (131902012): Modeling of wire arc additive manufacturing process

1. Aditya Prasad (131902001): Modeling of selective laser melting process


B.Tech students

2017-2021 batch

3. Arjun K. Vikram (131701007):

2. Amith Ajith (131701003):

2016-2020 batch

1. Jayaram Talabattula (131601028):  

Research Area
Welding Science and Technology
Fundamental modeling of manufacturing processes
Microstructure-property-processing relations
Analysis of residual stresses and distortion
Additive Manufacturing
Additional Information
International Journal Publications (Latest first)


[10]. Vicharapu, B*., Liu, H., Morisada, Y., Fujii, H., De, A., (2021), Degradation of nickel-bonded tungsten carbide tools in friction stir welding of high carbon steel, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 106, 1573-1586. (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00170-021-07159-3)[IF: 2.633]

[9]. B. Vicharapu., G.V.B. Lemos*., L. Bergmann., J.F. dos Santos., A. De., T. Clarke., (2020). Probing underlying mechanisms for pcBN tool decay during friction stir welding of nickel-based alloys, Technologia em metalurgia, (The Journal Technology in Metallurgy, Materials and Mining), 18(1), 1-10. Article download link: https://www.lume.ufrgs.br/handle/10183/221231#  


[8]. Amlan Kar., Vicharapu,B*., Morisada, Y., Fujii, A., (2020). Elucidation of interfacial microstructure and mechanical properties in friction stir lap welding of aluminum alloy and mild steel, Materials Characterization, 168, 110572. (DOI: 10.1016/j.matchar.2020.110572)[IF: 3.562]

[7]. Kanan, L.F., Vicharapu,B*., Pissanti, D.R., Kwietniewski, C.E.F., Clarke, T., De, A., (2020). An investigation on girth friction welding of duplex stainless steel pipes, Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 51, 73-82. (DOI: 10.1016/j.jmapro.2020.01.032). [IF: 3.462] (First FEM based temperature-displacement fully coupled model)

[6]. Vicharapu, B*., Liu, H., Fujii, H., Narasaki, K., Ma, N., De, A., (2020). Probing residual stresses in stationary shoulder friction stir welding, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 106, 1573-1586. (DOI: 10.1007/s00170-019-04570-9). [IF: 2.601]


[5]. Landell, R., Kanan, L.F., Buzzatti, D., Vicharapu, B*., De, A., Clarke, T., (2019). Material flow during friction hydro-pillar processing, Science and Technology of Welding and Joining, 25(3), 228 - 234. (DOI: 10.1080/13621718.2019.1679963). [IF: 2.358]


[4]. Kanan. L.F., Vicharapu. B., Bueno, A.F.B., Clarke, T*., De, A., (2018). Friction Hydro-pillar Processing of a high carbon steel - Joint structure and properties, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, 49(2), 699-706. (DOI: 10.1007/s11663-018-1171-5). [IF: 1.952]


[3]. Vicharapu. B., Kanan, L. F., Clarke, T*., De, A., (2017). An investigation on friction hydro-pillar processing (FHPP), Science and Technology of Welding and Joining, 22(7), 555-561. (DOI:10.1080/13621718.2016.1274849). [IF: 2.358] (First FEM based pure heat transfer model)

[2]. Buchibabu, V., Reddy, G. M., De, A*., (2017). Probing torque, traverse force and tool durability in friction stir welding of aluminum alloys, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 241(1), 86 - 92. (DOI: 10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2016.11.008). [IF: 4.178]


[1]. Buchibabu, V., Reddy, G. M., Kulkarni, D. V., De, A*., (2016). Friction stir welding of a thick Al-Zn-Mg alloy plate, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 25(3), 1163 - 1171. (DOI: 10.1007/s11665-016-1924-8). [IF: 1.331]


1. Solid state welding Ti alloy and Ni alloy metal prints for aerospace, energy and health sectors, funded by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), start-up research grant, File no: SRG/2021/002183, Sanctioned amount: INR 3248750/-