Archana Mallik

Associate Professor

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

 (+91) 661 246 2558 , 2558

 archanam[at]nitrkl.ac.in

 Biosketch

30

Publications       

3

Sponsored Projects

2

Consultancy Projects

8

Doctoral Students

6

Continuing Education

7

PG Dissertation

 Personal Information

Prof. Archana Mallik

Associate Professor

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Joined in Jul 2009

 Room Number: MS-215

 Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, Sundargarh, Odisha, India - 769008

 Education Qualification

  1. Ph.D.
    Electroplating, Thin Films
    NIT Rourkela, India
  2. M.Tech
    Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Process Metallurgy
    IIT BHU, India
  3. B.E
    Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
    IGIT Sarang, ODisha, India

 Experience

Teaching Experience
  • Corrosion, Non-ferrous metal extraction, Thermodynamics and Kinetcs,  NIT Rourkela,  01 Jul 2009 - Present
Post Doctoral Research Experience
  • Corrosion,  University of California Berkeley, USA,  16 Sep 2013 - 15 Sep 2014
Industrial Experience
  • Research and Control,  RSP, SAIL,  20 Oct 2008 - 30 Jun 2009
Laboratory Development
  • Thin Film Laboratory,  SERB, CSIR and RSP,  The laboratory primarily deals with electroplating and sono-electroplating of metallic/alloy/composite thin films and their characterization

 Expertise Information

Research Group
Process Metallurgy
Areas of Interest
Advanced Materials Processing, Thin Solid Films , Electroplating, Sono-electroplating, Graphene , Graphene, Nano-composite

 Projects

Commercial scale synthesis of graphene by electochemical exfoliation technique and its exploration as an anti-corrosion coating material for structural components.

 SERB

 Principal Investigator

 36 months

 Running

Sponsored

Prodding the magnetic behaviour of Sono-Electroplated nano structured Co/Cu and Ni/Cu magnetic alloy thin films by scanning probes.

 CSIR

 Principal Investigator

 36 months

 Completed

Sponsored

Analysis and Manipulation of structures and properties of sono-elecrochemical deposited nano-structured metallic thin films synthesized at low bath temperature

 SERB

 Principal Investigator

 36 months

 Completed

Sponsored

2. Designing and evaluation of novel hybrid MMC coating system for improved anti-corrosion and mechanical properties

 TATA Steel

 Co-consultant

 15 Jun 2020 - 16 Dec 2021

 Running

Consultancy

Corrosion of pipelines of mixed gas services

 RSP, SAIL

 Principal-Consultant

 01 Jun 2019 - 31 Mar 2020

 Completed

Consultancy

 Continuing Education

2nd Winter school on Corrosion and its control and characterization

 Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

 Coordinator

 02 Dec 2019 - 06 Dec 2019

Short-term Course

2nd Summer school on "Corrosion and its control and characterization"

 Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

 Coordinator

 08 Jul 2019 - 12 Jul 2019

Short-term Course

"TEQIP - III sponsored short term course on Corrosion and its control & characterization"

 Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

 Coordinator

 09 Jul 2018 - 14 Jul 2018

Short-term Course

International Conference on Processing and Characterization of Materials

 Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

 Coordinator

 06 Dec 2018 - 08 Dec 2018

Conference

7th National Conference on Processing and Characterization of Materials (NCPCM - 2017)

 Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

 Coordinator

 08 Dec 2017 - 09 Dec 2017

Conference

TEQIP – III SPONSORED WORKSHOP ON ELECTROFORMING AND CORROSION

 Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

 Coordinator

 24 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018

Workshop

 Publications

10

Google Scholar h-index

11

Google Scholar i10-index

8

Scopus h-index

Total Publications: 30
S. K. Sahoo, A. K. Behera, R. C, and A. Mallik, "Industrial scale synthesis of few-layer graphene nanosheets (FLGNSs): an exploration of electrochemical exfoliation approach", Journal of applied electrochemistry, vol.50, pp.673, Springer, April 2020, 10.1007/s10800-020-01422-3 Article
A. Das, A. K. Behera, and A. Mallik, "An exploration on anti-corrosion performance of electrochemically synthesized graphene coating on commercially pure copper", Materials Today: Proceedings, Elsevier, March 2020, 10.1016/j.matpr.2020.03.026 Article
A. K. Behera and A. Mallik, "An investigation on anti-corrosion properties of electroplated copper-graphene nano-composite films", Materials Science Forum, vol.978, pp.499, TransTech, January 2020, 10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.978.499 Article
A. Srinivasanaik, A. Das, and A. Mallik, "Anionic electrochemical exfoliation of few-layer graphene nano-sheets: An emphasis on characterization", Materials Science Forum, vol.978, pp.399, TransTech, January 2020, 10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.978.399 Article
A. K. Behera, R. C, S. Sarkar, and A. Mallik, "An exploration on the use of in-house synthesized reduced few layer graphene particles as a reinforcement during sono-electroplating of Cu matrix composite films", Journal of Alloys and Compounds, vol.817, Elsevier, October 2019, 10.1016/j.jallcom.2019.152713 Article

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A. Srinivasanaik and A. Mallik, "Tractable synthesis of graphene oxide by electrochemical exfoliation method", Advances in Materials and Metallurgy, pp.239-248, Springer, September 2019, 10.1007/978-981-13-1780-4_24 Article
R. C, A. K. Behera, and A. Mallik, "An attempt to co-deposit photovoltaic quality CuINSe2 thin films: Effect of surfactant and deposition potential", Journal of Materials Science: Electronic Materials, vol.30, pp.15460, Springer, August 2019, 10.1007/s10854-019-01922-9 Article
R. C, A. K. Behera, and A. Mallik, "Composition tuning of single step electrodeposited CuInSe2 thin films using SDS as additive,", Journal of Electronic Materials, vol.48, pp.8129, Springer, August 2019, 10.1007/s11664-019-07658-w Article
R. C, A. K. Behera, and A. Mallik, "A novel CISe/Ga-Se two–step stack approach to electrodeposit photovoltaic quality Cu-poor CuInGaSe2 thin films", Materials Letters, vol.252, pp.244, Elsevier, April 2019, 10.1016/j.matlet.2019.05.102 Article
Ho. Soonmin, S. Mandati, R. C, A. Mallik, M A. S. Bhuiyan, and D. K. G, "Preparation of Cu in Se2 thin films by using various methods (a short review)", Oriental Journal of Chemistry, vol.35, no.1, pp.1, Oriental Scientific Publishing Company, March 2019, 10.13005/ojc/350101 Article
S. K. Sahoo and A. Mallik, "Fundamentals of fascinating graphene nanosheets: a comprehensive study", Nano, vol.14, no.3, pp.1930003, World Scientific, January 2019, 10.1142/S1793292019300032 Article
A. K. Behera and A. Mallik, "Ultrasound assisted electroplating of nano-composite thin film of Cu matrix with electrochemically in-house synthesized few layer graphene nano-sheets as reinforcement", Journal of Alloys and Compounds, vol.750, pp.587-598, Elsevier, June 2018, 10.1016/j.jallcom.2018.03.264 Article
R. C, S. Panda, and A. Mallik, "A short review on the advancements in electroplating of CuInGaSe2 thin films", Materials for Renewable and Sustainable Energy, vol.7, no.6, Springer, May 2018, 10.1007/s40243-018-0112-1 Article
A. K. Behera and A. Mallik, "Sono-electroplting of copper-graphene nano-composite thin films for electrofriction applications", in National Conference on Contributions of SC/ST Scientists and Technologists towards Advancement of Science and Engineering (NCSCSTASE) 2018, NAL Bengaluru, NAL Bengaluru 2018 Inproceedings
N. P, P. R, A. Das, and A. Mallik, "Effect of deposition potential and copper concentration on the phase transformation mechanism and structural distribution during electrodeposition of Ni-Cu magnetic alloy thin films", Kovove Materialy, vol.55, pp.255-265, Institute of Materials and Machine Mechanics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, October 2017, 10.4149/km 2017 4 255 Article
S. Sahoo, B. C. Ray, and A. Mallik, "Role of electrochemically in-house synthesized and functionalized graphene nano-fillers on the structural performance of epoxy matrix composites", Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, vol.19, no.24, pp.16219-16230, Royal Society of Chemistry 2017, 10.1039/C7CP01615H Article
P. Nath, D. K. Sahu, and A. Mallik, "Physicochemical and corrosion properties of sono-electrodeposited Cu-Ni thin films", Surface and Coating Technology, vol.307, no.part a, pp.772-780, Elesevier, December 2016, 10.1016/j.surfcoat.2016.09.085 Article
S. K. Sahoo, S. Ratha, C. S. Rout, and A. Mallik, "Physicochemical properties and supercapacitor behavior of electrochemically synthesized few layered graphene nanosheets", Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, vol.20, no.12, pp.3415–3428, Springer, December 2016, 10.1007/s10008-016-3304-6 Article
R. Chandran, R. Pandey, and A. Mallik, "One step electrodeposition of Culnse2 from an acidic bath: A reduction co-deposition study", Materials Letters, vol.160, pp.275-277, Elsevier, December 2015, 10.1016/j.matlet.2015.07.132 Article
S. K. Sahoo and A. Mallik, "Synthesis and Characterization of Conductive Few Layered Graphene Nanosheets Using an Anionic Electrochemical Intercalation and Exfoliation Technique", Journal of Materials Chemistry C, vol.3, no.41, pp.10870-10878, Royal Society of Chemistry, September 2015, 10.1039/c5tc01893e Article
S. K. Sahoo and A. Mallik, "Simple, fast and cost-effective electrochemical synthesis of few layer graphene nanosheets", Nano, vol.10, no.2, World Scientific Publishing, February 2015, 10.1142/S1793292015500198 Article
M. Moharana and A. Mallik, "Nickel electrocrystallization in different electrolytes: An in-process and post synthesis analysis", Electrochimica Acta, vol.98, pp.1-10, Elsevier, May 2013, 10.1016/j.electacta.2013.03.031 Article
A. Mallik and B. C. Ray, "Implication of low temperature and sonication on electrocrystallization mechanism of Cu thin films: A kinetics and structural correlation", Materials Research, vol.16, no.2, pp.539-545, SciELO, April 2013, 10.1590/S1516-14392013005000009 Article
A. Mallik, "An analysis on the effect of temperature on electrocrystallization mechanism during deposition of Cu thin films", Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, vol.66, no.1, pp.79-85, February 2013, 10.1007/s12666-012-0229-3 Article
A. Mallik, A. S. Bankoti, and B. C. Ray, "On the effects of bath composition and ultrasound on structure and properties of Cu thin films", Russian Journal of Electrochemistry, vol.49, no.2, pp.131-137, Springer, February 2013, 10.1134/S1023193513020134 Article
A. Das, A. Mallik, and B. C. Ray, "Analysis of effect of ultrasound on the magnetic topography of electroplated ni films by magnetic force microscopy (MFM)", Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B: Process Metallurgy and Materials Processing Science, vol.43, no.2, pp.267-275, Springer, April 2012, 10.1007/s11663-011-9593-3 Article
A. Mallik and B. C. Ray, "An analysis of the temperature-induced supersaturation effects on structure and properties of sono-electrodeposited copper thin films", Surface and Coatings Technology, vol.206, no.7, pp.1947-1954, Elsevier, December 2011, 10.1016/j.surfcoat.2011.09.066 Article
A. Mallik and B. C. Ray, "Residual stress and nanomechanical properties of sonoelectrodeposited Cu films", Surface Engineering, vol.27, no.7, pp.551-556, Taylor & Francis, January 2011, 10.1179/1743294411Y.0000000011 Article
A. Mallik and B. C. Ray, "Residual stress and nanomechanical properties of sonoelectrodeposited Cu films", Surface Engineering, vol.27, no.7, pp.551-556, Taylor & Francis Group, January 2011, 10.1179/1743294411Y.0000000011 Article
A. Mallik and A. Das, "Effect of plating parameters on the magnetic structure distribution in electrodeposited Co/Cu alloy films by magnetic force microscope", Journal of Advanced Microscopy Research, vol.5, no.3, pp.200-208, American Scientific Publishers, December 2010, 10.1166/jamr.2010.1043 Article

 Courses Taught

  • MM201 : Metallurgical Thermodynamics and Kinetics {Theory}
  • MM205 : Non Ferrous Metal Extraction-Principle and Practice {Theory}
  • MM220 : Unit Process of Extraction {Theory}
  • MM2306 : Non Ferrous Metal Extraction-Principle and Practice {Theory}
  • MM357 : Corrosion and Degradation of Materials and their Prevention {Theory}
  • MM449 : Nanostructured Materials {Theory}
  • MM4501 : Corrosion and Environmental Degradation of Materials {Theory}
  • MM468 : Joining of Metals {Theory}
  • MM5511 : Corrosion and Environmental Degradation of Materials {Theory}
  • MM5523 : Surface Engineering {Theory}
  • MM6311 : Metallurgical Thermodynamics and Kinetics {Theory}
  • MM642 : Advances in Material Science and Engineering {Theory}
  • MM2321 : Mineral Dressing {Practical}
  • MM270 : Electro Metallurgy and Corrosion Laboratory {Practical}
  • MM4521 : Electrometallurgy and Corrosion Laboratory {Practical}
  • MM476 : Electro Metallurgy and Corrosion Laboratory {Practical}

 Research Scholars

Ph.D. Students [8]
Electrochemically Controlled Synthesis Of Few-Layer Graphene Nanosheets And Its Evaluation For Applications

 Sumanta Kumar Sahoo

 Graduated  (2017)

 Supervisor

Electrochemical Deposition Of Cu-Based Chalcopyrite (Cise/Cigse) Thin Films For Photovoltaic Applications

 Ramkumar C

 Graduated  (2019)

 Supervisor

Electro-Formation Of Cu-Graphene Composites And Its Property Evaluation

 Akhya Kumar Behera

 Graduated  (2020)

 Supervisor

Commercial Synthesis Of Graphene By Electrochemical Exfoliation

 Deepak Kumar Sahu

 OnGoing

 Supervisor

Electroplating Of Photovoltaic Thin Films

 Priti Singh

 OnGoing

 Supervisor

Thin Film Technology

 Sudeshna Parida

 OnGoing

 Supervisor

Electrometallurgy And Corrosion

 Pundrikaksha Upadhyay

 OnGoing

 Supervisor

Anti Corrosion Coatings

 Amlan Das

 OnGoing

 Supervisor

M.Tech by Research Students [1]
Sono-Electrodeposition Of Copper-Nickel Thin Films And Their Characterization

 Prekshya Nath

 Graduated  (2016)

 Supervisor

 Dissertations

PG Dissertation
  • Rajneesh Pandey (213MM1473), "Electrochemical Synthesis and characterization of Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS) absorber layer for solar cells" - M.Tech.    Supervisor     2014-15 Spring
  • Deepak Kumar Sahu (214MM2504), "Sono-Electroplating of Cu-Ni alloy thin films and their Corrosion behavior" - M.Tech.    Supervisor     2015-16 Spring
  • Duleshwar Singh (214MM2362), "Electrophoretic Deposition of Graphene on Copper and its Corrosion Behaviour" - M.Tech.    Supervisor     2015-16 Spring
  • Pundrikaksha Upadhyay (214MM2506), "Corrosion behavior of 304 stainless steel in borate buffer solution: effects of pH & chloride ions" - M.Tech.    Supervisor     2015-16 Spring
  • Gaurav Pandey (215MM2436), "Electroplating of magnetic Ni-Fe alloy thin films and their characterization." - M.Tech.    Supervisor     2016-17 Spring
  • Azmeera Srinivasanaik (216MM1425), "AFM and STM Characterization of Electrochemically Synthesized Few-Layer Graphene Nano-Sheets" - M.Tech.    Supervisor     2017-18 Spring
  • Rakesh Kumar Swain (218MM1400), "Electro-galvanization of zinc and zinc-nickel onto mild steel for improved corrosion resistance" - M.Tech.    Supervisor     2019-20 Spring
UG Dissertation
  • Himanshu Chouhan (111MM0456), "Pitting studies of plain carbon steel in chloride containing borate buffer solution" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2014-15 Spring
  • Metta Dilip Kumar (111MM0486), "Pitting studies of plain carbon steel in chloride containing borate buffer solution" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2014-15 Spring
  • Nitish Kumar Patra (111MM0374), "electrochemical exfoliation of graphene and its characterisation" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2014-15 Spring
  • Paramananda Chhatria (111MM0359), "electrochemical exfoliation of graphene and its characterisation" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2014-15 Spring
  • Jyoti Ranjan Mahakul (112MM0617), "ELECTROCHEMICAL EXFOLIATION OF GRAPHENE AND ITS USE AS CONDUCTING INK" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2015-16 Spring
  • Sidhant Pati (112MM0414), "ELECTROCHEMICAL EXFOLIATION OF GRAPHENE AND ITS USE AS CONDUCTING INK" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2015-16 Spring
  • Ankit Panda (113MM0455), "A Study on Cavitation Corrosion of Steel in chloride containing solution" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2016-17 Spring
  • Biswajit Biswal (114MM0524), "CORROSION BEHAVIOUR OF COPPER COATED WITH IN-HOUSE SYNTHESISED GRAPHENE" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2017-18 Spring
  • Siddhanta Sekhar Mishra (114MM0279), "CORROSION BEHAVIOUR OF COPPER COATED WITH IN-HOUSE SYNTHESISED GRAPHENE" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2017-18 Spring
  • Subhendra Keshari Sahoo (114MM0514), "CORROSION BEHAVIOUR OF COPPER COATED WITH IN-HOUSE SYNTHESISED GRAPHENE" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2017-18 Spring
  • Alok Kumar Patel (115MM0503), "Use of electrochemically in-house synthesized and functionalized few layers of graphene nanosheets for the synthesis of copper-graphene nanocomposite" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2018-19 Spring
  • Bikram Panda (115MM0501), "Corrosion behavior of mild steel and iron-5% Aluminium alloy heat treated at 800 degree celsius" - B.Tech.    Co-supervisor     2018-19 Spring
  • Mayank Mohanty (115MM0499), "Diverse morphological tuning of ZnO nanostructures by wet chemical route and their characterization" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2018-19 Spring
  • Prasant Sahoo (115MM0546), "Corrosion behavior of mild steel and iron-5% Aluminium alloy heat treated at 800 degree celsius" - B.Tech.    Co-supervisor     2018-19 Spring
  • Rajat Mehta (115MM0498), "Use of electrochemically in-house synthesized and functionalized few layers of graphene nanosheets for the synthesis of copper-graphene nanocomposite" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2018-19 Spring
  • Soumya Ranjan Yadav (115MM0613), "Diverse morphological tuning of ZnO nanostructures by wet chemical routes and their characterizations" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2018-19 Spring
  • Baibhav Karan (116MM0528), "Electrochemical Exfoliation of Graphene and its Coating on Copper" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2019-20 Spring
  • Prithvi Mohanty (116MM0530), "Fabrication, Characterization and Electrochemical analysis of CIS and CIGS Photovoltaic thin films" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2019-20 Spring
  • Soumaya Ranjan Sahu (116MM0544), "SYNTHESIS OF GRAPHENE ZINC NANOCOMPOSITE" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2019-20 Spring
  • Sangram Keshari Aich (117MM0599), "Exploration of functionalized graphene derivatives for anti-corrosion applications" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2020-21 Spring
  • Satyam Agrawalla (117MM0460), "Exploration of functionalized graphene derivatives for anti-corrosion applications" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2020-21 Spring
  • Amiya Kumar Prusty (117MM0633), "Graphene as reinforcement to manipulate the properties of metal matrix nanocomposites" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2021 Summer
  • Yogesh Kumar Modi (710MM1095), "Passivity and pitting corrosion of carbon steel in chloride containing borate buffer solution" - B.Tech. M.Tech Dual Degree    Supervisor     2014-15 Spring
  • Prabhudatta Anup Sourav (712MM1137), "Electrodeposition of ZnO thin films layer for CIGS solar cell application" - B.Tech. M.Tech Dual Degree    Supervisor     2016-17 Spring
  • Preeti Jyostna Sahoo (714MM1132), "Effect of graphene reinforcement on the physicochemical properties of electroplated copper-graphene nanocomposite" - B.Tech. M.Tech Dual Degree    Supervisor     2018-19 Spring
  • Smarajeet Das (716MM1115), "Study of corrosion behaviour of Aluminium alloys" - B.Tech. M.Tech Dual Degree    Supervisor     2020-21 Spring

 Awards and Honours

Awards and Honours
  • Fulbright fellowship,    2013
  • Odisha Young Scientist Award,    2011
Memberships / Fellowships
  • Electron Microscopy Society of India – Life member (LM 1473),    2019
  • The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society – Associate Member (548048),    2019
  • Institute of Engineers - Corporate Member (M-151746-5),    2016
  • International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) - Member,    2013
  • Odisha Bigyan Academy - Life Member (466),    2011
  • Materials Research Society of India (MRSI) – Life member (LMB-1891),    2011
  • Society for Advances in Electrochemical science and Technology (SAEST) – Life fellow member (LF-696),    2010
  • Indian Institute of Metals (IIM, Kolkata) - Life member (46361),    2008