International Journal of Materials Engineering

The International Journal of Materials Engineering strives to publish articles related to fundamental properties of engineering materials, mechanical characterisation, how they are controlled by processing, formed, joined and finished, and how all of these factors influence the selection and design of materials in real-world engineering applications.

Lakshmi  Narayan Satapathy

Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Materials Engineering

Staff Scientist, Ceramic Technological Institute, Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited Corp. R & D, India

Research Areas

Ceramics processing and characterization, Microwave processing of ceramics  and composites, Nanofluids


Post DoctoralMicrowave synthesis of ceramics and composites at Pennsylvania State university, State College campus, USA
Ph.DMaterials Engineering , Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
MBAMarketing, Indira Gandhi National open university, New Delhi
PGDEEWaste Management, Indian institute of Ecology and Environment, New Delhi
M.Tech.Materials Science , Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
M.Sc.Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay


2011-presentDy. General Manager , BHEL, Corp. R &D
2008-2011Senior Manager, CTI, Corp. R & D , BHEL
2004-2008Manager, CTI, BHE-EPD & Corp. R & D
2004Adjunct Scientist, Materials Research Institute, PENNSTATE, USA
2001-2004Deputy Manager , CTI, BHEL, Bangalore
1996-2001Senior Scientific Officer, CTI, BHEL
1992-1996Scientific Officer, CTI, BHEL, Bangalore
1991-1992Scientist Trainee, BHEL, Bangalore
1991Research Associate in DST project on Shape forming of high Tc superconductor-IT, Bombay

Academic Achievement

UNDP/UNIDO Fellow, Newyork State College of ceramics, Alfred Univ., USA
Recipient of R L Thakur Memorial award for Young Scientist ( 2002) , Malaviya award for best paper ( 2008) and Sri Sasadhar Ray memorial award for Industrial Excellence ( 2010) from Indian Ceramic Society, Kolkata
Elected FELLOW of Indian Institute of ceramics in 2009
Biography included in Marqui’s Who’s Who, USA and IBC, Cambridge
One of the research paper was listed as "25 Hottest articles published in MRB in 2005


Life Member-Indian Ceramic Society
Life Member-Materials Research Society of India
Life Member-Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Alumni Association
Life Member-Indian institute of science Alumni association

Publications: Journals

[1]  L. N. Satapathy, A study on the cold isostatic pressing of Advanced Ceramics, Interceram, 46(1), 1997, 37-40.
[2]  L. N. Satapathy, The physical, Thermal and Phase identification studies of Zirconia-Flyash material, Ceramic International , 24(3), 1998, 199-203
[3]  L. N. Satapathy, The influence of transition metal oxide additives on the properties of Alumina, INTERCERAM , 48 (3), 1999, 188-193.
[4]  L.N.Satapathy, Development and Characterization of a high abrasion resistant Alumina-Zirconia composite, Mat. Res. Bull. , 34 (8), 1999, 1233-1241.
[5]  L.N. Satapathy , R. S. Kottada and Atul H. Chokshi, An experimental technique for fabricating ceramic tensile specimen , Scripta Materialia , 41 (10), 1999, 1091-1095.
[6]  L.N.Satapathy, A study on the Mechanical, Microstructural and Abrasion resistance studies on Zirconia-Flyash material, Ceramic International, 26, 2000, 39-45.
[7]  L.N. Satapathy , Effect of water soluble binders on the properties of Alumina ceramics, Interceram , 49(6), 2000, 448-453.
[8]  S. S. Vidyawathi, R. Amaresh and L. N. Satapathy, Effect of Boric acid sintering aid in the densification of Barium Ferrite, Bulletin of Materials Science, 25(6), 2002, 569-572.
[9]  S. Achari and L. N. Satapathy, Effect of fabrication techniques on Mullite based refractories for molten metal applications, Amer. Ceram. Soc. Bull. , 82(3), 2003, 33-38.
[10]  S. Achari, A. Patnaik and L. N. Satapathy, Thermal shock resistance of a special mullite based refractory for molten metal handling application, Trans. Ind. Cer. Soc. 62(3), 2003, 154-157.
[11]  L. N. Satapathy, Processing and Characterization of Flyash based abrasion resistant ceramics, Industrial Ceramics, 23(3), 2003, 211-217.
[12]  L. N. Satapathy, Development of advanced ceramics for industrial applications-From thermal power station waste, BHEL journal, 24, (2), 2003, 9-17.
[13]  L. N. Satapathy, Effect of Cobalt oxide on the densification of Yttrium Aluminum Garnet ( YAG), Mater. Lett. , 59, (2005), 387-390.
[14]  L. N. Satapathy, P. D. Ramesh, Dinesh Agrawal and Rustum Roy, Microwave assisted synthesis of phase-pure and fine silicon carbide powder, Mat. Res. Bull. , 40, (2005), 1871-1882.
[15]  P.Thomas , L.N.Satapathy, K.Dwarakanath and K.B.R.Varma , Microwave synthesis and sintering characteristics of CaCu3Ti4O12, Bull. Mater. Sci., 30(6), 2007 , 567-570.
[16]  P. N. Hemanthakumari and L. N. Satapathy, A comparison of the effects of microwave vs. conventional drying on the mechanical properties distribution of dried green porcelains, Int. J. Appl. Cer. Tech. , 5(1), 94-100, Jan 2008.
[17]  Vinayashree and L. N. Satapathy , Effect of Microwave Drying on the Green Properties of high voltage Electrical Porcelain Insulator, Amer. Cer. Soc. Bull., 87(6), 2008, 36-44
[18]  L. N. Satapathy, Microwave assisted sintering of high voltage porcelain material and its characterization , J. of Cer. Proc. Res. , 10(5), (2009), 637-642.
[19]  V. Sridhara, B. S. Gowrishankar, Snehalatha and L. N. Satapathy , NanoFluids-A New promising fluid for cooling (A Topical review) , Trans. Ind. Cer. Soc., 68, 2009, 1-17.
[20]  A. K. Mallik, S R Binu, L. N. Satapathy, C Narayana, M M Sheikh, S A Shivashankar and S K Biswas, Effect of substrate roughness on growth of Diamond by hot filament CVD , Bull. Mater. Sci., 33(3), 251-255, 2010 .
[21]  L. N. Satapathy, G Swaminathan, S Vijay Kumar and Shriya Dhar, Large scale microwave Processing of Ceramic components, International journal of microwave and Electromagnetic energy (Under publication: 2011).

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums

[1]  R.V. Jemshetty, Ravi S. Kengal, Kumar & L.N.Satapathy, Effect of water soluble binders on the properties of Alumina , Proceedings of 4th India International Refractory congress ( IREFCON 2000 ), Ranchi, February 2000 , INDIA.
[2]  L. N. Satapathy and A. H. Chokshi, Creep behaviour of an Al2O3 + 5 % YAG composite, Proceedings of International conference on Recent advances in Inorganic materials ( RAIM 2002), held at IIT, Bombay, December 11-13, 2002, Narosa publishers, New Delhi, INDIA (2004).
[3]  H. Bhatta, S. Kabat, A. Melkeri and L. N. Satapathy, Development of autoclave aerated concrete, Proceedings of Pollution and waste management in ceramic and allied industries, ( PWMCAI-2003, NIT, Rourkela, Orissa ), February 2003
[4]  L. N. Satapathy and A. H. Chokshi, Effect of spinel second phase on high temperature deformation in alumina, Proceedings of International Conference on superplasticity of Advanced Materials (ICSAM –2003) , UK, Mater. Sci. Forum, 447-448, 341-346, (2004).
[5]  G. Swaminathan, A. B. Datta and L. N. Satapathy, Microwave sintering of abrasion resistant alumina liner tiles, Proc. of 4th World Congress on Microwave and RF applications, Ed. by R. L. Schulz and D. C. Folz, (2005), 109-117.
[6]  L. N. Satapathy, P. D. Ramesh, Dinesh Agrawal and Rustum Roy, Microwave synthesis and sintering studies on alumina-silicon carbide composites, Proc. of 4th world congress on Microwave and radio frequency applications, Nov. 2004, Ed. by R. L. Schulz and D. C. Folz, The Microwave working Group Publications, MD, USA. ( 2005)., 184-191.
[7]  L. N. Satapathy, P. D. Ramesh, Dinesh Agrawal and Rustum Roy, In-situ synthesis of alumina-silicon carbide composites, in Innovative Processing and Synthesis of Ceramics, Glasses, and composites, IX: Proceedings of the 107th annual meeting of the American Ceramic Society, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, (Eds.) J. P. Singh, N. P. Bansal, B. G. Nair, T. Ohji and A. R. D. A. Lopez, Ceramic Transactions, 177, (2006), 137-146.
[8]  L. N. Satapathy, A novel cost effective heat treatment technology for Ceramic materials, Proceedings of INAE-DAE International conference on Advances in manufacturing Technology, Feb. 6-8, 2008, IIT, Chennai.
[9]  L. N. Satapathy, Microwave assisted sintering of alumina components, Proceedings of International conference on High Tech Aluminas and unfolding their business prospects ( ALUMINAS 2008), Feb 28-Mar 1, 2008, Indian Ceramic society, Kolkata.
[10]  V. Sridhar, B. S. Gowrishankar and L. N. Satapathy, Microwave assisted Gel combustion synthesis of Nano crystalline α-Alumina, Proceedings of 2008 Global Congress on Microwave Energy Applications, GCMEA 2008, Majic 1st-The new flame for humanity, Otsu, Japan, 2008, 27-30.
[11]  L. N. Satapathy, Sushil Chandra, S. Vijaya Kumar and G. Swaminathan, Microwave assisted drying of high voltage Electrical ceramic components, Proceedings of 2008 Global Congress on Microwave Energy Applications, GCMEA 2008, Majic 1st-The new flame for humanity, Otsu, Japan, 2008, 73-76.

Publications: Books/Book Chapters

[1]  L. N. Satapathy, A book review titled " Steering business toward Sustainability" edited by Fritjof Capra and Gunter Pauli , PRODUCTIVITY, 38 ( 4 ), 1998, 685-686.
[2]  L.N. Satapathy, A book review titled " Energy in Minerals and Metallurgical Industries", by H. S. Ray, B. P. Singh, S. Bhattacharjee and V. N.Mishra, Allied Publishers Pvt. Ltd., Trans. Ind. Cer. Soc. , 65(3), (2006), 173.