Research Associate

Affiliations

Centre for Advanced Materials JoiningDr. Sashank Sekhar Nayak
Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo

Contact Information

Email: sashank@uwaterloo.ca

Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario
Canada

Biographical Information

2007 to 2009: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA

2007: PhD, Metallurgical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

2002 to 2003: Project Assistant, Department of Metallurgical and Materials
Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

2002: MTech, Metallurgical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

2000: BEng, Metallurgy Engineering, Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology, Sarang, India

Research Projects

Metallurgical aspects in resistance spot welding of AHSS

Project sponsor(s)

  • AUTO21
  • Dofasco
  • Initiative for Automotive Manufacturing Innovation (IAMI)
  • International Lead Zinc Research Organization Inc (ILZRO)
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

Project supervisor(s)

  • Professor Norman Y. Zhou

Research Interests

  • Welding of advanced high strength steels
  • Transmission electron microscopy

Selected Publications

  • S.S. Nayak, V.H. Baltazar Hernandez, Y. Zhou, “Effect of chemistry on nonisothermal tempering and softening of dual-phase steels”, Metall Mater Trans A, 42, 2011, pp. 3242-3248
  • Yasuaki Okita, V.H. Baltazar Hernandez, S.S. Nayak, Y. Zhou, “Effect of HAZ-softening on the failure mode of resistance spot-welded dual-phase steel”, Proc. of Sheet Metal Welding Conference XIV (CD-ROM), May 11-14, 2010, Livonia, Michigan, pp. 1-12
  • R.D.K. Misra, S. Nayak, S.A. Mali, J.S. Shah, M.C. Somani, L.P. Karjalainen, “Microstructure and deformation behaviour of phase-reversion induced nanograined/ultrafine-grained (NG/UFG) austenitic stainless steel”, Metall Mater Trans A, 40, 2009, p. 2498
  • S.S. Nayak, R.D.K. Misra, J. Hartmann, F. Siciliano, J.M. Gray, “Microstructure and properties of low manganese and niobium containing HIC pipeline steel”, Mater Sci Eng A, 494, 2008, p. 456
  • S.S. Nayak, R. Anumolu, R.D.K. Misra, K.H. Kim, D. Lee, “Microstructure-hardness relationship in quenched, partitioned medium-carbon and high-carbon steels containing silicon”, Mater Sci Eng A, 498, 2008, p. 442
  • R.D.K. Misra, S. Nayak, P. Venkatasurya, V. Ramuni, Mahesh Somani, L. Karjalainen, “Nanograined/ultrafine-grained structure and tensile deformation behaviour of shear phase reversion-induced 301 austenitic stainless steel”, Metall Mater Trans A, 41, 2010, p. 2162
  • R.D.K. Misra, S. Nayak, S.A. Mali, J.S. Shah, M.C. Somani, L.P. Karjalainen, “On the significance of nature of strain-induced martensite on phase-reversion-induced nanograined/ultrafine-grained austenitic stainless steel”, Metall Mater Trans A, 41, 2010, p. 3
  • V.H. Baltazar Hernandez, S.S. Nayak, Y. Zhou, “Tempering of martensite in dual-phase steels and its effects on softening behavior”, Metall Mater Trans A, 42, 2011, pp. 3115-3129
Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo