Dr. Sanjeev  Kumar

Department Mechanical Engineering
Designation Assistant Professor
Educational Qualification PostDoctoral (TU Vienna and TU Graz Austria, May 2017-July 2021), Ph.D. in welding (IIT Roorkee), M. Tech in Industrial Metallurgy (IIT Roorkee), B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering (AKGEC, UPTU Lucknow).
E-Mail skumar.me@nitrr.ac.in, rajputskmt@gmail.com
Contact Number 9410045437
Areas of Interest

Welding and Joining, rolling, forging, hot deformation, Physical simulation, additive manufacturing, and Structure-properties correlation of different grade of steels, Al, Ti and Ni based alloys.



Journal Papers

  1. Sanjeev Kumar, Ashutosh Sharma, Chandan Pandey, B. Basu, S. K. Nath, “Impact of subsequent pass weld thermal cycles on first-pass CGHAZ microstructure and their mechanical properties of naval bainitic steel, Journal of Materials, Engineering and Performances, (accepted, July 2021)(SCI, Impact factor 1.818).
  2. Yashwant Mehta, S. K. Rajput, Sanjeev Kumar (corresponding author), “Establish Time-Temperature-Transformation Diagram based on dilatometry results and microstructural evolutions in an AISI 1010 steel”, Indian Journal of Engineering and Materials Sciences (accepted), (SCI, Impact factor 0.881).
  3. Sanjeev Kumar, Sanjeev Kumar, Chandan Pandey, Ayush Goel, “Effect of post-weld heat treatment and dissimilar filler metal composition on the microstructural developments, and mechanical properties of gas tungsten arc welded joint of P91 steel” International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping Volume 191, June 2021, 104373 (SCI, Impact factor: 2.27).
  4. Sanjeev Kumar, S. Krisam, A. Jacob, F. Kiraly, R. Abart, A. Keplinger, E. Povoden-Karadeniz,“Microstructures and element distributions in an aged hyper duplex stainless steel and corresponding hardness variation”, Materials & Design, Vol. 194, Page:1-14, 12th July 2020, ISSN 0264-1275,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2020.108951 (SCI, Impact factor 6.289).
  5. Sanjeev Kumar, S. K. Nath, “Effect of heat input on impact toughness in the transition temperature region of weld CGHAZ of a HY 85 steel”, Journal of Materials Processing Technology-Elsevier, 236, 216-224, Oct 2016 ISSN 0924-0136, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2016.05.018, (SCI, Impact factor 4.669).
  6. Sanjeev Kumar, S. K. Nath, Vinod Kumar, “Continuous cooling transformation behavior in the weld coarse-grained heat-affected zone and mechanical properties of Nb-microalloyed and HY 85 Steels”, Materials & Design (Elsevier), 90, 177-184, 15 Jan 2016. ISSN 0264-1275, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2015.10.071 (SCI, Impact factor 6.289).
  7. Sanjeev Kumar, G. P. Chaudhari, S. K. Nath, B. Basu, “Effect of Preheat Temperature on Weldability of Martensitic Stainless Steel”, Materials and Manufacturing Processes (Taylor and Francis), 27, 1382-1386, 26 Nov 2012, Print ISSN: 1042-6914 Online ISSN: 1532-2475, https://doi.org/10.1080/10426914.2012.700150(SCI, Impact factor 3.690).
  8. Sanjeev Kumar, S. K. Nath, “Effect of weld thermal cycles on microstructures and mechanical properties in simulated heat affected zone of a HY 85 steel”, Transactions of Indian Institute of Metals-Springer, 70-1, 239-250, May 2016, ISSN: 0975-1645, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12666-016-0880-1, (SCI, Impact factor 1.205).
  9. Niranjan Kumar, Sanjeev Kumar, Sunil Kumar Rajput, S. K. Nath, “Modelling of flow stress and prediction of workability by processing map for hot compression of 43CrNi steel”, ISIJ International J-Stage, 57-3, 497-505, 23rd March 2017, ISSN 1347-5460, https://doi.org/10.2355/isijinternational.ISIJINT-2016-306 (SCI, Impact factor 1.65).
  10. Sanjeev Kumar, S. K. Nath, Vinod Kumar, “Effect of Single and Multiple Thermal Cycles on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Simulated HAZ in Low Carbon Bainitic Steel”, Materials Performance and Characterization-ASTM International, 4-3,365-380, 17 June 2015 E-ISSN: 2165-3992, https://doi.org/10.1520/MPC20150007, (Scopus).
  11. Sanjeev Kumar, S. K. Rajput, Niranjan Kumar, S. K. Nath, “Understanding Hot Workability and Flow Stress Prediction through Processing Map with Microstructural Correlation for HY85 Steel”, Materials Performance and Characterization-ASTM International,9-2,8 Nov. 2019, 134-149, E-ISSN: 2165-3992, https://doi.org/10.1520/MPC20190013(Scopus).
  12. Maria Cecilia Poletti, Ricardo Buzolin, Sanjeev Kumar, Jules F. S. F. Thierry, Peng Wang, “Microstructure evolution of Ti5553 after hot deformation at large and moderate strains”,Materials Science Forum (Trans Tach Publication), Volume 941, 1443-1449, Dec 2018, ISSN: 1662-9752, https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.941.1443(Scopus).
  13. Sanjeev Kumar, S. K. Nath, Vinod Kumar, “Isothermal Transformation Behavior of A Low Carbon HY 85 Steel”, Metallography, Microstructure, and Analysis-Springer, 5-3, 264-271, June 2016,ISSN: 2192-9270, https://doi.org/10.1007/s13632-016-0283-z(Scopus).
  14. Pravesh Kumar Singh, S. K. Rajput, Sanjeev Kumar, “Prediction of HAZ width and toughness of HY85 steel using artificial neural network”, Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies (Taylor and Francis) 16 Dec 2020, Online ISSN: 2374-0698, DOI:10.1080/2374068X.2020.1860498(Scopus).

Book details 

  1. Dr. Ashutosh Sharma, Dr. Sanjeev Kumar, and Prof. Zoia Duriagina, Book with entitled “Engineering Steels and High Entropy-Alloys”, ISBN: 978-1-78985-948-5, Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-947-8, Publisher Intechopen Publication London UK, 24th June 2020, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.84991.

Book Chapters

  1. Sanjeev Kumar, “Isothermal transformation behavior and microstructural evolution of Micro alloyed steel” in the entitled book “Engineering Steels and High Entropy-Alloys”, ISBN: 978-1-78985-948-5, Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-947-8, Publisher IntechOpen Publication London UK, Chapter 2, Page 27-38, 18 Nov. 2019, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.85900.
  2. Neeraj Kumar, M. Kalyan Phani,  Pankaj Chamoli, M.K. Manoj, Ashutosh Sharma, Waqar Ahmed, Ashok Kumar Srivastava, Sanjeev Kumar, Chapter 10 - Nanomaterials for advanced photovoltaic cells, book “Emerging Nanotechnologies for Renewable Energy: Micro and Nano Technologies”Elsevier, 239-258, 19 Feb 2021.
  3. Sanjeev Kumar, Sunkulp Goel, Ashutosh Sharma, Chandan Pandey, “Chapter 8:Direct Energy Deposition” under book “Advances in Additive Manufacturing Processes” Publisher Bentham Science Publishers, 184-200, April 2021.
  4. Sanjeev Kumar, E. Povoden-Karadeniz, “Plastic deformation behavior of metals during manufacturing processes: A review”, Plastic Deformation in materials”, ISBN: 978-1-83962-957-0, Print ISBN: 978-1-83962-956-3, eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-964-8, Publisher Intechopen Publication London UK (Online April 2021).



  1. Sanjeev Kumar, S. Krisam, A. Keplinger, E. Povoden-Karadeniz, “Analysis of sigma formation mechanisms in aged hyper duplex steel”, In Contributed Papers from Materials Science & Technology 2019, 568-574. Paper presented at MS&T19, Portland, Oregon, USA. Warrendale, PA: Materials Science & Technology, 29 Sept-3 Oct 2019, DOI 10.7449/2019/MST_2019_568_574, https://www.internetbookstorepro.com/product/10-7449-2019-mst_2019_568_574/.
  2. Sanjeev Kumar, S. K. Nath, “Microstructure and mechanical properties in various regions of simulated heat affected zone of a HY 85 steel” PFAM XXV, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 352-357, 22–25 Jan 2017.
  3. Shubham Srivastava, Sunil Kumar Rajput, Sanjeev Kumar, Dharmendra Singh, “Effect of heat treatment and uniaxial deformation on thermal stability and wear behavior of AA 2014 alloy”, International Conference on Materials Processing and Characterization, Gokaraju Rangaraju InstGitute of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad, India, 17-19 Mar 2017, Elsevier Materials Today Proceedings 5, 3610–3617, 24th March 2018 ISSN 2214-7853, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2017.11.611.
  4. Sanjeev Kumar, S. K. Nath, “Effect of peak temperatures on microstructure and mechanical properties of weld simulated heat-affected zone for Nb-microalloyed steel”, International conference SIMPRO 16, RDCIS SAIL Ranchi, 527-533, 10-12 Feb 2016.
  5. Niranjan Kumar, Sanjeev Kumar, S. K. Nath, “Determination of Zener-Hollomon parameter of A Low Alloy Medium Carbon Steel under hot compression physical simulation”, International conference SIMPRO 16, RDCIS SAIL Ranchi, 346-352, 10-12 Feb 2016.
  6. Sanjeev Kumar, S. K. Nath, “Studies on Simulated Single Pass HAZ Thermal Cycle in 18mm Thick Micro Alloyed Steel”, Conference proceeding of Processing & Fabrication of Advanced Materials, PFAM-XXIII, MIED IIT Roorkee, Vol. 2, 916-923, 5-7 Dec 2014.
  7. Sanjeev Kumar, S. K. Nath “Studies on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Simulated Heat Affected Zone in a Micro Alloyed Steel”, ICMMSE 2014: International Conference on Metallurgy, Materials Science and Engineering Venice, Italy 14-15 August 2014, International Journal of Chemical, Molecular, Nuclear, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, 2014, 8(9), 1056-1059, ISSN 1307-6892.
  8. Sanjeev Kumar, G.P. Chaudhari, S.K. Nath, B. Basu, “Heat Affected Zone (HAZ) studies of martensitic stainless steel using Thermo Mechanical Simulator”, International Welding Symposium IWS -2K12, DVS, IWS Trichy is organized in Bombay, Volume 1, 287-293, 30 Oct-1 Nov 2012.
  9. Sanjeev Kumar, G.P. Chaudhari, S.K. Nath, B. Basu, “Simulation studies on Weldability of martensitic stainless steel”, Symposium on joining of materials SOJOM 2012, IWS Trichy, ICA19, volume 1, 1-6, 19-21 January 2012.


  1. Sanjeev Kumar, Roman Schuster, Tomasz Wojcik, A. Keplinger, E. Povoden-Karadeniz, “Orientation relationships between secondary and primary phases in aged hyper duplex steel”, THERMEC 2020-International Conference on Processing and Manufacturing of Advanced Materials, Austria Centre Vienna-Austria, May 10-14, 2021.
  2. Sanjeev Kumar, S. Krisam, F. Kiraly, R. Abart, A. Keplinger, E. Povoden-Karadeniz, “Experimental study on the distribution of alloying elements in hyper duplex stainless steel by means of Electron Probe Micro Analyzer”, International conference EUROMAT 2019, STOCKHOLM Sweden, 1-5 Sept 2019.
  3. Ricardo Henrique Buzolin, Friedrich Krumphals, Alfred Krumphals, Michael Lasnik, Sanjeev Kumar, Cecilia Poletti, “Modelling the hot deformation behavior of a Ti5553 alloy”, Advance Materials Science Day - 2018 - Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria, 21 Sep 2018.
  4. Maria Cecilia Poletti, Ricardo Buzolin, Sanjeev Kumar, Jules F. S. F. Thierry, Peng Wang, “Microstructure evolution of Ti5553 after hot deformation at large and moderate strains”, THERMEC 2018-International Conference on Processing and Manufacturing of Advanced Materials, Paris-France, 8-13 July 2018.
  5. Sanjeev Kumar, S.K. Nath, B. Basu, “Physical simulation of heat-affected zone of high strength structural steel”, jointly organized by 6th GUWI 2017 and NC-PSTMPM; Department of Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science, IIT Bombay, page 19, 15-17 June 2017.
  6. Sanjeev Kumar, S. K. Nath, “Effect of multi-pass weld in intercritically reheated coarse grain heat-affected zone on microstructure and mechanical properties of a HY 85 steel”, 11th Asian Thermo-physical Properties Conference, ATPC 2016, Yokohama, JAPAN, OS17-21, page 88, 2-6 Oct 2016.
  7. Sanjeev Kumar, S. K. Nath, “Influence of peak temperature during weld simulation thermal cycle on microstructure and mechanical properties in weld HAZ of a low carbon quenched and tempered steel”, THERMEC' 2016-International Conference on Processing and Manufacturing of Advance Materials, Graz University of Technology, Austria, paper code 554, page 321, 29 May-3 June 2016.
  8. Sanjeev Kumar, S. K. Nath, “Effect of peak temperature on microstructure and mechanical properties of simulated weld heat-affected zone in a micro-alloyed steel”, National conference on Thermo-mechanical processing of steel and 5th Gleeble User Workshop India (GUWI 2015), CSIR-NML Jamshedpur, TP-42, Page number 52, 6-7 Aug 2015.
  9. Sanjeev Kumar, S.K. Nath, “Effect of peak temperatures on the weldability of the Heat Affected Zone of HSLA steel”, ICMMPPA-2014: OPJIT Raigarh India, 8-10 Jan 2014.
  10. Sanjeev Kumar, S.K. Nath, “HAZ Simulation Studies of HSLA Steel Using Thermo-Mechanical Simulator”, 67th NMD ATM of IIM, IT-BHU Page No. 179, 12 Nov 2013.


Other Info.


 1. Senior Researcher (Technical University of Graz, Austria), May 2017- April 2018 (1 yr).

 2. PostDoc Researcher (Technical University of Vienna, Austria), June 2018-July 2021 (3 yrs 1 month).





21 Aug 2020

Appreciation letter for exceptional efforts in 2019

Editor in Chief, JMEP journal ASM Publication 

22 Dec 2016

Travel grant for ICPFAM XXV, Auckland, New Zealand

Alumni Affairs, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India

7 Dec 2016

Young Scientist Travel Grant

Science and Engineering Research Board, DST, New Delhi

20 Jul 2012

Scholarship for Ph. D 2012-2017

MHRD, Gov. of India

31 Jul 2010

Scholarship for M. Tech 2010-2012

MHRD, Gov. of India

April 2008

Best innovation award

ROBONOID, Inter technical Fest, AKGEC Ghaziabad.

23 Apr 2007

Third Position in Pro-Engineer

Among 38 students, CADD Centre Noida, India



Course name

Affiliated by


Pro-Engineer wildfire 3.0

CADD Centre Nodia



CADD Centre Nodia


Deform 2D/3D FEM simulation

IMAT, Graz University of Technology Austria


Matcalc basic and advanced course

MatCalc Engineering, Universität Technische Wien, Vienna Austria




  1. 1.    Editorial member in SCIREA Journal of Materials, Science Research Association (http://www.scirea.org/journal/EditorialBoard?JournalID=43000).
  2. 2.    The authorized reviewer of Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, JMEP (Springer).
  3. 3.    The reviewer of Materials Research Express, since 2019.
  4. 4.    Review proposals for “NATIONAL RESEARCH FUNDING COMPETITION, FONDECYT”, National Fund for Scientific and Technological Development, Government of Chile, 2020.
  5. 5.    International advisory committee member of International conference PFAM28, VIT (Vellore Institute of Technology) Chennai India, Dec 2020 (http://pfam28.com/about.php).
  6. 6.    Editorial member in Journal of NanoScience Technology, Germany.


  1. 1. Received a Certificate of Appreciation for delivering a lecture at the E-Faculty development program on “Application of Thermal Engineering in Manufacturing Industry” which was organized by the Department of Mechanical Engineering of GEC Raipur and Rustam Ji IT Tekanpur, under TEQIP III on 21-25 Dec 2020.