Professor, Mechanical Engineering & Associate Director (Faculty Affairs)

Prof. Sheela Singh

Department of Mechanical Engineering


  1. Powder Metallurgy
  2. Nanocrystalline materials
  3. Surface Engineering
  4. Structure –properties-correlation



BIT Sindri


NIT Jamshedpur


IIT Kharagpur


  • Jan 2023- till date, Professor | SRM University-AP, Amaravati, India
  • May 2023 - till date, Associate Dean - Faculty Affairs , | SRM University-AP, Amaravati, India
  • June 2019 – till date, Associate Professor | SRM University-AP, Amaravati, India
  • Aug. 2018 – May 2019, Associate Professor | SRM University, Kattankulathur, Chennai. India
  • July 2013 – July 2018, Assistant Professor | SRM University, Kattankulathur, Chennai. India
  • Oct. 2008 – Dec 2010, Research Scientist | Helmholtz Centre Berlin for Materials and Energy, Berlin, Germany
  • Sept. 2005 – July 2008,  Sr. Scientist | Non Ferrous Materials Technology Development Centre, Kanchanbagh, Hyderabad, and Andhra Pradesh, India

Research Interest

  • 3D-AP investigation of High Entropy Alloy (HEA)
  • Interconnect material for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC).
  • Thermal Barrier Coating system (TBC)
  • High temperature solid lubricants
  • Nano fluids

Awards & Fellowships

  • Govt. of India fellowship for Doctoral Research (2001-2005) from IIT Kharagpur, India
  • Best paper presentation award, Conference of Research Scholars on Materials Science and Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, India 2003.
  • Tendulkar award for Best Paper, PMAI 2007, Noida, India.


Meenu Srivastava, Mahesh S.Jadhav, Chethana R.P.S, Chakradhar, Sheela Singh. "Investigation of HVOF sprayed novel Al1.4Co2.1Cr0.7Ni2.45Si0.2Ti0.14 HEA coating as bond coat material in TBC System." Alloys and Compounds, 2022. Impact Factor: 6.37.

Sheela Singh, K.S. Disna Sahane, D. Sivaprahasam, S. Senthil Kumar, Singanahally T. Aruna, A. Karthigeyan. "Investigation on High Entropy Alloys as Interconnect Material for Intermediate Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells." Alloys and Compounds, 2022. Impact Factor: 6.37.

Hari Prasanth, Mahesh Jadha V, E. Meher Abhinav, Jaivardhan Sinha & Sheela Singh. "ENHANCED MAGNETIZATION WITH INCREASED CHROMIUM CONCENTRATION IN FeCoCrxNi2Al HIGH-ENTROPY ALLOY." Materials Science and Technology, 2021. Impact Factor: 2.06.

Jadhav M., Singh S., Srivastava M., Chethan, Chakradhar R.P.S., Panigrahi B.B. "Effect of minute element addition on the oxidation resistance of FeCoCrNiAl and FeCoCrNi2Al high entropy alloy." Advanced Powder Technology, 2021. Impact Factor: 4.96.

Sahane, D, Singh, S. Jadhav, M. Panigrahi B. B. "Isothermal and Non-isothermal Sintering Characteristics of Mechanically Alloyed Nonequiatomic Fe2CoCrMnNi High Entropy Alloy Powder." Powder Metallurgy, 2020. Impact Factor: 1.911.

Jadhav, M. Sahane, D. Verma, A, Singh S. "Thermal stability and thermal expansion behavior of FeCoCrNi2Al high entropy alloy." Advanced Powder Technology, 2020. Impact Factor: 4.96.

Davis, Deepak, Gobinath Marappan, Yuvaraj Sivalingam, Bharat B. Panigrahi, and Sheela Singh. "Tribological Behavior of NiMoAl-Based Self-Lubricating Composites." ACS Omega, 2020, 5, 24, 14669–14678. Impact Factor:: 2.870 (Status: Corresponding author)

Deepak Davis, Sheela Singh, R.P.S Chakradhar, and Meenu Srivastava, “Tribo-Mechanical Properties of HVOF Sprayed NiMoAl-Cr2AlC Composite Coatings.” Journal of Thermal Spray Technology, 2020, 29, 1763–1783 Impact Factor:: 2.522 (Status: Corresponding author)

Davis, Deepak, Sheela Singh, and Meenu Srivastava. "Influence of solid lubricants addition on the tribological properties of HVOF sprayed NiMoAl coating from 30° C to 400° C." Materials Letters 266 (2020): 127494. Impact factor: 3.204 (Status: Corresponding author)

Davis, Deepak, Gobinath Marappan, Yuvaraj Sivalingam, Bharat B. Panigrahi, and Sheela Singh. "Tribological Behavior of NiMoAl-Based Self-Lubricating Composites." ACS Omega, 2020, 5, 24, 14669–14678. Impact Factor:: 2.870 (Status: Corresponding author)

Formation of Solid Solution Phase in CoCrFeNiX and CoCuFeNiX(X=Ti,Zn,Si,Al) High Entropy Alloys, Jil Joy, Mahesh Jadhav, Disna Sahane, Deepak Davis, Sheela Singh, Materials Science and Technology ,(2019) (DOI: 10.1080/02670836.2019.1639888)

Development of ethylene glycol Cr2AlC nanofluid for thermal management in the automotive sector,  Davis, Deepak, Shezan Saleem, Farhaan Shah, and Sheela Singh. International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology. (2019) (IF :1.16)

Oxidation induced crack healing and erosion life assessment of Ni–Mo–Al–Cr7C3–Al2O3 composite coating,  Davis, Deepak, Vignesh Anandhan, and Sheela Singh. "International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology16 (3),1012-1021. (2019)

An investigation on high entropy alloy for bond coat application in thermal barrier coating system, Mahesh Jadhav, Sheela Singh, Meenu Srivastava and G.S.Vinod Kumar, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 783 662-673 (2019) .

Effect of Cr2 AlC MAX Phase Addition on Strengthening of Ni-Mo-Al Alloy Coating on Piston Ring: Tribological and Twist-Fatigue Life Assessment,  Deepak Davis, Meenu Srivastava, M. Malathi, Bharat B. Panigrahi, Sheela Singh, Applied Surface Science 449,  295-303. (2018)

Development of ZnO/Ag composite for gas sensing,  Deepak Davis, Sheela Singh, applications, Asian journal of chemistry, 29 (9) 1977-1980, (2017).

Effect of milling parameters on the rheological behaviour of silica nanofluids prepared by two step process, Deepak Davis, JilJoy,  Sheela Singh, Asian journal of chemistry,  29 (9) 1981-1984, (2017)

Mechanically Activated Synthesis of Oxide Dispersed AlCoCrFeNiMn high entropy alloy,  Hari Prasad, Sheela Singh, Vignesh A, BB Panigrahi, 692 720-726 ( 2017)

On the path to optimising the AlCoCrCuFeNiTi high entropy alloy family for high temperature application, A.M.  Manzonia, S. Singh, H.M. Daoud, R. Popp, R. Völklc, U. Glatzelc, N. Wanderka, Submitted to special issue on  High Entropy and High Entropy Related Materials, Entropy 18 104 (2016).

On the optimization of the microstructure and mechanical properties of Al-Co-Cr-Cu-Fe-Ni-Ti –based high entropy alloys, A.M.  Manzoni,  S. Singh, H.M. Daoud, R. Völk, U. Glatzel, N. Wanderka,  , Jordanian Journal of Physics, 8(3), 177-186, 2015

Simulation Of Path Delay Multiplexing Based Fourier Transform Spectrometer For Fiber Bragg Grating Interrogation, Pandian Chelliah, Trilochan Sahoo, Sheela Singh, and Annie Sujatha, Applied Optics, 34 (30) 8867 (2015)

Process Optimization for  the Synthesis of Nanocrystalline and Anhydrous Lanthanide Fluoride” Sheela Singh, J.Vanaja , V.S. Raghunathan and K Balasubramanian, International Journal of ChemTech Research, 7 (3) 1537-1543 (2015)

Nonlinear Optical limiting behavior of Gd3+ doped CoWO4 nanostructures, K. Mani Rahulan, M. Gayathri, Sheela Singh, N. Angeline Little Flower”International Journal of ChemTech Research . 7 31628-1633 ( 2015)

Decomposition in multi-component AlCoCrCuFeNi high-entropy alloy, S. Singh, N. Wanderka, B.S. Murty, U. Glatzel, J. Banhart, Acta Materialia 59(1), 182–190 (2011)

Magnetic behaviour and decomposition of the Cr-Fe-Co rich phase of AlCoCrCuFeNi high-entropy alloy, S. Singh, N. Wanderka, K. Kiefer, K. Siemensmeyer, J. Banhart,  Ultramicroscopy 111(6), 619–622 (2011)

Modification of Mo-Si alloy microstructure by small additions of Zr, M. Mousa, N. Wanderka, M. Timpel, S. Singh, M. Krüger, M. Heilmaier, J. Banhart Ultramicroscopy 111(6), 706–710 (2011)

Effect of milling energy and grinding media on mechanical activation of (Mo+Si3N4) powders during the synthesis of MoSi2, S.  Singh, M. M. Godkhindi, R.V. Krishnarao, B.S. Murty , Journal of European Ceramic Society 29(10), 2069-77 (2009).

Synthesis of Si3N4-MoSi2 in-situ composite from mechanically activated (Mo+Si3N4) Powders, S. Singh, M. M. Godkhindi, R.V. Krishnarao, B.S. Murty , Journal of alloy and compounds 381(1-2) 254-257 (2004)

Effect of mechanical activation on synthesis of ultrafine Si3N4-MoSi2 in-situ composites, S. Singh, M. M. Godkhindi, R.V. Krishnarao, B.S. Murty Mater. Sci. Eng. A 382, 321-327 (2004)

Studies on reactive sinteringbehaviour of milled nano Mo/Si3N4 powder mixture, Singh, M. M. Godkhindi, R.V. Krishnarao, B.S. Murty, P.G Mukunda, Rev. Adv. Mater. Sci. 5 337-342 (2003).

Wear behavior of MoSi2-Si3N4 Composites produced by Reaction of Mo+Si3N4 Powder Mixtures, R.V. Krishnarao, Sheela Singh, M. M. Godkhindi, and J.Subrahmanyam, ‘ Trans. Powder. Met. Assoc.   33  60-64 (2007)

Mechanically activated reaction synthesis of Si3N4-MoSi2 in-situ composites, Sheela Singh, M.M Godkhindi, R.V Krishnarao and B.S Murty Transaction of Powder Metallurgy Association of India, 29 74-80 (2003).

Priyanka Ninawe , Ajay Yadav, Sheela Singh, Bharat B. Panigrahi, Low temperature sintering of WC powder using CoCrFeMnNi high entropy alloy binder, Transactions of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, 2023 ( accepted)

Akshay Devikar , Anusha Chanda, Dipak Bhosale, , Sheela Singh, , G.S. Vinod Kumar Synthesis, Characterization and Thermal Properties of Mg-3Ca/Fly Ash Composites,, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance"" (JMEP) having IF 2.036 (Q2).


Patent on Chromium aluminium carbine max phase composite coating for automotive applications and a method for making the same
Indian Patent Application No: 202141017480
Status: Granted

Funded project

Studies upon modification of high entropy alloy for thermal barrier coating applications, DST SERB EMR/2016/001066, 52.2 lakh

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