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Aloke Paul is an Indian materials scientist and a professor at the Department of Materials Engineering of the Indian Institute of Science. Known for his studies on solid state diffusion, Paul is an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow. The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, the apex agency of the Government of India for scientific research, awarded him the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology, one of the highest Indian science awards, for his contributions to engineering sciences in 2017.[1][note 1]

Aloke Paul
Born
4 October 1973, Durgapur, West Bengal, India
ResidenceBengaluru, Karnataka, India
NationalityIndian
Alma mater
Known forStudies on solid state diffusion
Awards
Scientific career
Fields
Institutions
Doctoral advisor
  • Frans J.J. van Loo
  • A. A. Kodentsov

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BiographyEdit

Aloke Paul did his schooling at B-zone Boys Multipurpose High School and Bidhan Chandra Institution, Durgapur. His under graduate studies were at the Regional Engineering College (currently known as the National Institute of Technology) Durgapur from where he earned the degree of BE in metallurgical engineering in 1996 and proceeded to complete his ME from the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru in 1998.[2] Subsequently, he had a stint at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore as a research associate which lasted till 1999. In 2001, he moved to Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands for his doctoral studies under the guidance of Frans J.J. van Loo and A. A. Kodentsov to earn a PhD in 2004. In between, he had a brief stay at Institut für Anorganische Chemie of the University of Vienna, Austria in February 2004. He did his post-doctoral work at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada at their Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory (AMPEL) during 2004–05 and returned to India in 2005 to take up the position of an assistant professor at his alma mater, Indian Institute of Science. He has been serving IISc ever since, becoming an associate professor in 2010 and a full-time professor in 2016 where he heads the Diffusion in Solids Group.[3] He served Helsinki University of Technology (presently known as the Aalto University), Finland as a visiting professor in 2008 and University of Muenster, Germany in 2012 as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow.[2]

Legacy and honoursEdit

Aloke Paul is known to have made notable contribution in the field of solid state diffusion.[4][5] While at Eindhoven University of Technology, he was among the group of scientists who made pathbreaking discovery showing previously unknown phenomena leading to finer understanding based on new models, which are included in the textbooks.[5]

After joining the Department of Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, his group established the mathematical formalism for physico-chemical approach that quantitatively relates diffusion rates of components with microstructural evolution, an important aspect to understand many physical and mechanical properties of materials.[6]

Prof. Paul's group is currently working on developing new quantitative models which facilitates the estimation of meaningful composition dependent diffusion coefficients in multicomponent systems by tailoring the experiments to counter the complications of mathematical formalism given by Lars Onsager. This was considered impossible otherwise for many decades.[7][8][9][10]

Several aspects of his work are being included in new textbooks written on solid state diffusion.[5][7]

Besides, Paul has published four books, a two-volume work, Handbook of Solid State Diffusion,[11][12] Diffusion in Ni and Fe-Aluminides,[13] Thermodynamics, Diffusion and the Kirkendall Effect in Solids.[14] He is editorial board member of Journal of Electronic Materials, Springer, Diffusion Foundations, Trans Tech Publications, and Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group. He is a member of the international advisory panel of Diffusion in Materials (DIMAT) series.

In 2010, Paul received the Outstanding Young Faculty Award of the Indian chapter of Microsoft Research[2] and four years later, the Ministry of Steel of the Government of India selected him as the Metallurgist of the Year Award in 2014. [15] The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research awarded him the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize, one of the highest Indian science awards in 2017.[16]

Selected bibliographyEdit

BooksEdit

  • Aloke Paul; Sergiy Divinski (Editors) (2017). Handbook of Solid State Diffusion: Volume 1: Diffusion Fundamentals and Techniques. Elsevier Science. ISBN 9780128043608.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  • Aloke Paul; Sergiy Divinski (Editors) (2017). Handbook of Solid State Diffusion: Volume 2: Diffusion Analysis in Material Applications. Elsevier Science.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  • Aloke Paul (Editor) (2017). Diffusion in Ni and Fe-Aluminides. Trans Tech Publications Ltd.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  • Aloke Paul; Tomi Laurila; Vesa Vuorinen, Sergiy V. Divinski (2014). Thermodynamics, Diffusion and the Kirkendall Effect in Solids. Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-07461-0. ISBN 978-3-319-07460-3.

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Long link - please select award year to see details

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "View Bhatnagar Awardees". Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize. 11 November 2017. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Group of Prof. Aloke Paul". 21 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Author information from Elsevier".
  4. ^ "Handbook of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize Winners" (PDF). Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. 17 October 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  5. ^ a b c "David E. Laughlin and Kazuhiro Hono (Eds), Physical Metallurgy (Fifth Edition), Elsevier, 2015, Chapter 5, Volume 1: Zoltan Balogh, Guido Schmitz, Diffusion in Metals and Alloys".
  6. ^ Paul, Aloke; Laurila, Tomi; Vuorinen, Vesa; Divinski, Sergiy V (2014). Aloke Paul, Tomi Laurila, Vesa Vuorinen, Sergiy Divinski, Thermodynamics, Diffusion and the Kirkendall effect in Solids, Springer, Germany, 2014. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-07461-0. ISBN 978-3-319-07460-3.
  7. ^ a b "Research highlights of Prof. Aloke Paul". IISc.
  8. ^ Esakkiraja, Neelamegan; Paul, Aloke (1 April 2018). "A novel concept of pseudo ternary diffusion couple for the estimation of diffusion coefficients in multicomponent systems". Scripta Materialia. 147: 79–82. arXiv:1801.04054. doi:10.1016/j.scriptamat.2018.01.002. ISSN 1359-6462.
  9. ^ Santra, Sangeeta; Paul, Aloke (1 July 2015). "Estimation of intrinsic diffusion coefficients in a pseudo-binary diffusion couple". Scripta Materialia. 103: 18–21. arXiv:1510.02564. doi:10.1016/j.scriptamat.2015.02.027. ISSN 1359-6462.
  10. ^ Kiruthika, P; Makineni, S.K; Srivastava, C; Chattopadhyay, K; Paul, A (15 February 2016). "Growth mechanism of the interdiffusion zone between platinum modified bond coats and single crystal superalloys". Acta Materialia. 105: 438–448. doi:10.1016/j.actamat.2015.12.014. ISSN 1359-6454.
  11. ^ Aloke Paul; Sergiy Divinski (11 April 2017). Handbook of Solid State Diffusion: Volume 1: Diffusion Fundamentals and Techniques. Elsevier Science. ISBN 978-0-12-804360-8.
  12. ^ Aloke Paul; Sergiy Divinski (11 April 2017). Handbook of Solid State Diffusion: Volume 2: Diffusion Analysis in Material Applications. Elsevier Science. ISBN 9780128045480.
  13. ^ "Diffusion Foundations". www.scientific.net. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  14. ^ Aloke Paul; Tomi Laurila; Vesa Vuorinen, Sergiy V. Divinski (16 July 2014). Thermodynamics, Diffusion and the Kirkendall Effect in Solids. Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-07461-0.
  15. ^ "Metallurgist of the Year Award" (PDF). IIM-India. 17 October 2017. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  16. ^ "10 scientists receive Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize". The Hindu. 26 September 2017. Retrieved 11 November 2017.

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