Mrityunjay Doddamani


Assistant Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Friday, July 12, 2013

Professional Experience: 

Total: 14 years, @ NITK: 05 years

Contact Details



0824 247 3678
Academic Background

• Ph.D 2012
• M.Tech. 2003
• B.E. 2000

Areas of Interest

Additive manufacturing of composites, 3D printing
Industrial scale manufacturing of syntactic foams
Mechanical characterization of composites (static and dynamic)

Significant Projects

Additive Manufacturing of Composite, 33.03 lacs, 2016-19, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

Supervision of Ph.D

Completed : 01
Ongoing : 05

Significant Publications

Journal - 42, Conferences - 40

Partial list:
1. Siddappa I. Bekinal, Mrityunjay Doddamani and Nikhil D. Dravid, Utilization of Low Computational Cost Two Dimensional Analytical Equations in Optimization of Multi-layer Permanent Magnet Thrust Bearings, Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, 2017, Accepted. (PIER, 2.404)
2. Kiran Shahapurkar, Carlos Garcia, Mrityunjay Doddamani, G C Mohan Kumar, Pavana Prabhakar, Compressive behavior of Cenosphere/Epoxy syntactic foams in Arctic Conditions, Composites Part B, 2018, Accepted. (Elsevier, 4.727)
3. M. L. Jayavardhan, B. R. Bharath Kumar, Mrityunjay Doddamani, Ashish Singh, Steven Zeltmann, Nikhil Gupta, Development of glass microballoon/HDPE syntactic foams by compression molding, Composites Part B, 2017, 130, 119-131. (Elsevier, 4.727)
4. Mahantayya Mathapati, Ramesh M R, Mrityunjay Doddamani, High Temperature Erosion Behavior of Plasma Sprayed NiCrAlY/WC-Co/Cenosphere Coating, Surface and Coatings Technology, 2017, 325, 98-106. (Elsevier, 2.589)
5. Steven Eric Zeltmann, Keerthana A. Prakash, Mrityunjay Doddamani, Nikhil Gupta, Prediction of modulus at various strain rates from dynamic mechanical analysis data for polymer matrix composites, Composites Part B, 2017, 120, 27-34. (Elsevier, 4.727)
6. Siddappa I. Bekinal, Mrityunjay Doddamani, Soumendu Jana. Optimization of Axially Magnetized Stack Structured Permanent Magnet Thrust Bearing Using Three-Dimensional Mathematical Model, ASME Journal of Tribology, 2017, 139, 1-9. (ASME, 1.521)
7. Steven Eric Zeltmann, B. R. Bharath Kumar, Mrityunjay Doddamani, and Nikhil Gupta. Prediction of strain rate sensitivity of high density polyethylene using integral transform of dynamic mechanical analysis data, Polymer, 2016, 101, 1-6. (Elsevier, 3.684)
8. B. R. Bharath Kumar, Steven Eric Zeltmann, Mrityunjay Doddamani, Nikhil Gupta, Uzma, S. Gurupadu, R. R. N. Sailaja. Effect of cenosphere surface treatment and blending method on the tensile properties of thermoplastic matrix syntactic foams, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2016, 133(35), 1-11, DOI: 10.1002/app.43881. (Wiley, 1.866)
9. B. R. Bharath Kumar, Mrityunjay Doddamani, Steven E. Zeltmann, Nikhil Gupta, M. R. Ramesh, Seeram Ramakrishna. Processing of cenosphere/HDPE syntactic foams using an industrial scale polymer injection molding machine, Materials and Design, 2016, 92, 414-423. (Elsevier, 4.364)
10. B. R. Bharath Kumar, Mrityunjay Doddamani, Steven E Zeltmann, Nikhil Gupta, Uzma, Gurupadu S, Sailaja R R N. Effect of surface treatment and blending method on flexural properties of injection molded cenosphere/HDPE syntactic foams, Journal of Materials Science, 2016, 51, 3793-3805. (Springer, 2.599)


Awards and Achievements 

  1. Visiting Scientist Fellowship by Office of Naval Research – Global, SG USA, 2017.
  2. Young Scientist research grant, 2016-17.
  3. Award for Research Publication, 2016-17.
  4. First prize (Job offers along with Samsung smart phones) by Robert Bosch, India to my team of 5th semester students (Gururaj Parande, Keertish Bafna and Vyasraj M. B.) in the annual techno-innovation event – INSCRIBE 2012 for presenting the research concept “Functionally graded materials-Boon to automotive sector”.
  5. Appreciation for the project titled “BULLOCK FRIENDLY CARTfrom the Belgaum Chamber of Commerce & Industries, Karnataka, 2010.
  6. Awarded BEST RESEARCH PAPER award in International Symposium for Research Scholars on Metallurgy, Material Science & Engineering organized by Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai during December 10-12, 2008.
  7. Awarded Gold Medal for securing 1st rank in M.Tech. Program, 2003.

In Media 

  1. Research outcome on Lightweight composite is reported by THREE leading National News Papers The Hindu (28.08.2017), Deccan Herald (25.08.2017), Times of India (31.08.2017), Bangalore Mirror (30.08.2017) in India and abroad.


  1. “ENERGY CLUSTER” (2369/CHE/2010) on 17th August 2010 to Govt. of India. Published in OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE PATENT OFFICE on 22.06.2012. Current status – Awaiting Examination.

Research Associations

  1.  Prof. Nikhil Gupta, Mechanical and Aerospace engineering, School of Engineering, New York University (NYU), Brooklyn, USA [QS ranking : 46]
  2. Prof. Seeram Ramakrishna, Director – Center for Nanofiber and Nanotechnology, Professor of Mechanical engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore. [QS ranking : 13]
  3. Prof. Manoj Gupta, Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore. [QS ranking : 13]
  4. Prof. Pavana Prabhakar, Civil and Environmental Engg., University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA. [QS ranking : 53]
  5. Dr. Sailaja Bhattacharya, The Energy Resources Institute, Bangalore.

Institute outreach activities

  1. Evaluator for Best Paper Award, American Society of Composites, USA, 2017.
  2. Lead Guest Editor, JOM, Springer (SCI Journal) - Metal and Polymer Matrix Composites, 2018
  3. Reviewer for 
  • Composites Part B, Elsevier.
  • Material Letters, Elsevier
  • Polymer Composites, John Wiley.
  • Composite Interfaces, Taylor and Francis.
  • Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, Springer
  • Journal of Engineering Tribology, Sage.
  • Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Wiley.
  • Journal of Composite Materials, Sage.
  • JOM, Springer
  • Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, Taylor & Francis.

Contact us

Dr. Narendranath S, Professor and Head
Department of Mechanical Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

  • Hot line: +91-0824-2473049

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