Ananthakrishna Sajithkumar

Ananthakrishna is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow under RMIT European Doctoral Innovators program. As part of the program, he is working as a doctoral student in the unit of Metallic and Ceramic Materials at Eurecat, Centre Tecnològic de Catalunya in Spain. He pursued his master´s studies in Material Science and Engineering from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden and bachelor’s studies in Mechanical Engineering from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in India.

Mechanisms involved in metal powder production especially in the atomization, is his area of interest. Addition to this, he is interested in investigating the relation between the process of metal powder production, structure and property of the produced powders. He believes that results from such kind of investigations helps in optimising the metal powders for metal additive manufacturing, making it less expensive. By doing research he likes to make creative impacts in this domain.

During his studies, he gained experience with ANSYS fluent, ABAQUS, VASP, ThermoCalc, and Python by working on various projects. During his master’s studies, his works were focused at addressing material related problems in metal additive manufacturing. Completed his master’s thesis in collaboration with SSAB Special Steels, investigating the effect of powder characteristics such as particle size and shape on the flow behaviour of steel powders.

He is inquisitive, enthusiastic and always looking for new learning opportunities. He always tries to identify the scope of sustainability aligning to his research activities.