Abhishek Sharma

Materials Science and Engineering
Research Assistant Professor

Discovery Park E135

Abhishek Sharma
Areas of Expertise:
  • Materials and Manufacturing

Google Scholar |

  • Ph.D. & M.S.(Eng.), Oct 2018, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
    Major: Materials Engineering
    Thesis: An Evaluation of the Mechanical Behaviour of some new High Temperature Materials.
  • Bachelor of Technology, April 2011, National Institute of Technology Jamshedpur, India,
    Major: Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Phase Transformations in Structural Alloys
  • Deformation Mechanisms and Defect Characterisation
  • Mechanical Behaviour
  • FCC based High Entropy Alloys and BCC based Refractory High Entropy Alloys
  • Titanium Alloys
  • High Temperature Materials: Cobalt-base superalloys, Nickel-base superalloys
  • Additive manufacturing of metallic alloys
  1. Abhishek Sharma, Sriswaroop Dasari, Tirthesh Ingale, Chao Jiang, Bharat Gwalani, Srivilliputhur G. Srinivasan, and Rajarshi Banerjee. "Introducing local chemical ordering to trigger a planar-slip-initiated strain hardening mechanism in high entropy alloys." Acta Materialia (2023): 119248.
  2. Sriswaroop Dasari, Abhishek Sharma, Chao Jiang, Bharat Gwalani, Wei-Chih Lin, Kai-Chi Lo, Stéphane Gorsse, An-Chou Yeh, Srivilliputhur G. Srinivasan, and Rajarshi Banerjee. "Exceptional enhancement of mechanical properties in high-entropy alloys via thermodynamically guided local chemical ordering." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 120, no. 23 (2023): e2211787120.
  3. Prafull Pandey, Milan Heczko, Nikhil Khatavkar, Namrata Mazumder, Abhishek Sharma, Abhishek Singh, Michael J. Mills, and Kamanio Chattopadhyay. "On the faulting and twinning mediated strengthening and plasticity in a γʹ strengthened CoNi-based superalloy at room temperature." Acta Materialia 252 (2023): 118928.
  4. Abhishek Sharma, Sriswaroop Dasari, Vishal Soni, Zachary Kloenne, Jean-Philippe Couzinié, Oleg N. Senkov, Daniel B. Miracle, Srivilliputhur G. Srinivasan, Hamish Fraser, and Rajarshi Banerjee. "B2 to ordered omega transformation during isothermal annealing of refractory high entropy alloys: Implications for high temperature phase stability." Journal of Alloys and Compounds 953 (2023): 170065.
  5. Abhishek Sharma, Saurabh Dixit, Nithin Baler, Priyanka Agrawal, Surendra Kumar Makineni, and Kamanio Chattopadhyay. "Impact of boron as an alloying addition on the microstructure, thermo-physical properties and creep resistance of a tungsten-free Co-base γ/γ′ superalloy." Materials Science and Engineering: A 855 (2022): 143899.
  6. Abhishek Sharma, Chandan Mondal, Surendra Kumar Makineni, Kamanio Chattopadhyay, and Dipankar Banerjee. "Exploring the correlation between microscopic mechanisms and macroscopic behaviour in creep of a directionally solidified tungsten-free γ/γ′ CoNi-base superalloy." Acta Materialia 228 (2022): 117738.
  7. Sameehan S. Joshi, Abhishek Sharma, Shashank Sharma, Sangram Mazumder, Mangesh V. Pantawane, Srinivas Aditya Mantri, Rajarshi Banerjee, and Narendra B. Dahotre. "Cyclic thermal dependent microstructure evolution during laser directed energy deposition of H13 steel." Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals 75, no. 4 (2022): 1007-1014.
  8. Bharat Gwalani, Sriswaroop Dasari, Abhishek Sharma, Vishal Soni, Shivakant Shukla, Abhinav Jagetia, Priyanshi Agrawal, Rajiv S. Mishra, and Rajarshi Banerjee. "High density of strong yet deformable intermetallic nanorods leads to an excellent room temperature strength-ductility combination in a high entropy alloy." Acta Materialia 219 (2021): 117234
  9. Abhishek Sharma, Bharat Gwalani, Sriswaroop Dasari, Deep Choudhuri, Yao-Jen Chang, Stephane Gorsse, An-Chou Yeh, and Rajarshi Banerjee. "Insights into defect-mediated nucleation of equilibrium B2 phase in face-centered cubic high-entropy alloys." JOM 73, no. 8 (2021): 2320-2331.
  10. Abhishek Sharma, Vishal Soni, Sriswaroop Dasari, Srinivasa Aditya Mantri, Yufeng Zheng, Hamish Fraser, and Rajarshi Banerjee. "Fine scale alpha precipitation in Ti-19at.% V in the absence of influence from omega precipitates." Scripta Materialia 196 (2021): 113766.
  11. Sriswaroop Dasari, Arnab Sarkar, Abhishek Sharma, Bharat Gwalani, Deep Choudhuri, Vishal Soni, Sanjay Manda, Indradev Samajdar, and Rajarshi Banerjee. "Recovery of cold-worked Al0.3CoCrFeNi complex concentrated alloy through twinning assisted B2 precipitation." Acta Materialia 202 (2021): 448-462.
Professional Experience
  • Feb 2024-Present: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of North Texas, Denton, TX.
  • March 2020-Feb 2024: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of North Texas, Denton, TX.
  • Dec 2018-Feb 2020: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
Honors and Awards
  • UNT Mentorship Award 2024. (March 2024)
  • 2nd prize for Best Oral Presentation at the 70th Annual Technical Meeting (ATM 2016), Indian Institute of Metals (IIM), during the NMD – ATM 2016, in the category “Materials for Strategic Application”. (Nov 2016)
  • 1st Prize for Best Oral Presentation at the 5th Annual Departmental Exhibition, Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, NIT Jamshedpur, in the Undergraduate category. (March 2010)
  • Summer Research Fellowship at Indian Institute of Technology Madras (May 2010)
  • 1st place at Technical Presentation Contest organized by Institution of Engineers (India), Jamshedpur Chapter (Sept 2010)
  • Summer Research Fellowship at Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP), Steel Authority of India Limited. (May 2009)