Soumya Gangopadhyay

Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Bhilai
Tel: +91 9439096336

Areas of Interest

  • Advanced PVD coatings for cutting tools
  • Metal cutting
  • Non- traditional machining
  • Machining of aero- engine alloys
  • Micromachining
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Surface integrity in manufacturing processes
  • Modeling and simulation of manufacturing processes
  • Surface texturing
  • Thin film tribology
  • Materials characterization


  • PhD, 2010, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  • M.Tech, 2004, West Bengal University of Technology


  • ME 2030: Manufacturing Science 1
  • ME 2040: Instrumentation
  • ID1921: DIY Training Lab

Past Experience

  • September 2009 - September 2017: Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NIT Rourkela, India
  • December 2011 - November 2012: BOYSCAST Fellow, University of Leoben, Austria

Current Sponsored Projects

  • Development of advanced PVD coating for machining Ni-based superalloys, funded by DST under the scheme of India-Portugal Bilateral Cooperation , PIs: Dr. Soumya Gangopadhyay (India) and Dr. Filipe Fernandes (Portugal), 2018-2020.
  • Additive manufacturing of a functionally graded coating for diesel engine piston for environment-friendly application, funded by DST under the scheme of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (AMT) , PI: Dr. Soumya Gangopadhyay, 2018-2020.

Selected Publications

  1. Gangopadhyay, S., Bhaduri, D., Chattopadhyay, A. K., Paul, S., Performance Evaluation of a Hard Composite Solid Lubricant Coating when Dry Machining of High Carbon Steel, Tribology Transaction, In Press, DOI: 10.1080/10402004.2016.1275903.
  2. Talla, G., Gangopadhyay, S., Effect of impregnated powder materials on surface integrity aspects of Inconel 625 during electrical discharge machining, IMech E, Part B, Journal of Engineering Manufacture, In Press, DOI: 10.1177/0954405416666904
  3. Jacob, A., Gangopadhyay, S., Satapathy, A., Mantry, S.S., Jha, B.B., Influences of micro-blasting as surface treatment technique on properties and performance of AlTiN coated tools, Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 29, (2017) 407-418.
  4. Talla, G., Gangopadhyay, S., Biswas, C.K.,State of the art in powder mixed electric discharge machining: A review, IMech E, Part B, Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 231 (2017) 2511-2526.
  5. Thakur. A., Gangopadhyay, S., State-of-the-art in surface integrity in machining of nickel-based super alloys, International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, 100 (2016) 25-54.
  6. Talla, G., Gangopadhyay, S., Biswas, C.K., Effect of powder suspended dielectric on the EDM characteristics of Inconel 625, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 25 (2016) 704-717.
  7. Schalk et al. , Combinatorial synthesis of Cr 1-x Al x N and Ta1-xAl x N coatings using industrial scale co-sputtering, Surface Engineering, 32 (2016) 252-257.
  8. Thakur, A., Gangopadhyay, S., Influence of tribological properties on the performance of uncoated, CVD and PVD coated tools in machining of Incoloy 825, Tribology International, 102 (2016), 198–212.
  9. Nayak, A.A., Gangopadhyay, S., Sahoo, D.K., Modelling, simulation and experimental investigation for generating ‘I’ shaped contour on Inconel 825 using electro chemical machining, Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 23 (2016) 269-277.
  10. Sahoo, S., Thakur, A., Gangopadhyay, S., Application of Analytical Simulation on Various Characteristics of Hole Quality during Micro-Drilling of Printed Circuit Board, Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 31 (2016) 1927-1934.
  11. Thakur, A., Mohanty, A., Gangopadhyay, S., Comparative study of surface integrity aspects of Incoloy 825 during machining with uncoated and CVD multilayer coated inserts, Applied Surface Science, 320 (2014) 829-837.
  12. Bhaduri, D., Ghosh, A., Gangopadhyay, S., Paul, S., Effect of target frequency, bias voltage and bias frequency on physical and mechanical properties of pulsed DC CFUBM sputtered TiN coating, Surface and Coatings Technology, 204 (2010) 3684-3697.
  13. Gangopadhyay, S., Acharya, R., Chattopadhyay, A.K., Paul, S., Composition and structure-property relationship of low friction, wear resistant TiN–MoSx composite coating deposited by pulsed closed-field unbalanced magnetron sputtering, Surface and Coatings Technology, 203 (2009) 565-1572.
  14. Gangopadhyay, S., Acharya, R., Chattopadhyay, A.K., Paul, S., Pulsed DC magnetron sputtered MoSx-TiN composite coating for improved mechanical properties and tribological performance, Surface and Coatings Technology, 203 (2009) 3297-3305.
  15. Bhattacharyya, B. Gangopadhyay, S., Sarkar, B.R., Modelling and analysis of EDMed job surface integrity, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 189 (2007), 169-177.


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