Dr. P. Mohan Babu


Research Assistant Professor

Other Professional Experience:

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Renault Nissan Technology & Business Centre India Pvt. Ltd, Chennai, India, 2015-2017.
  • Project Associate, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, IIT Madras, India, 2008-2011.
  • Associate Systems Engineer, IBM India, 2007-2008.

Achievements and Awards:

  • First Prize for Poster Presentation, Thermal Barrier Coatings III Conference, Irsee, Germany, 2011. 


  • Thermal barrier coatings
  • Li-ion battery materials
  • Solid state electrolytes

Selected Publications:

  • With Ashutosh S. Gandhi, "Phase and fracture toughness evolution during isothermal annealing of spark plasma sintered zirconia co-doped with Yb, Gd, Nd oxides," Journal of European Ceramic Society, 35(1879-1887), 2015.
  • With Ashutosh S. Gandhi, "Lattice expansion and contraction in nanocrystalline yttria-stabilized zirconia powders" Scripta Materialia, 83(21-24), 2014.

Papers Presented:

  • Mohan B. Ponnuchamy, Srinivasa Rao D, Ashutosh S. Gandhi, "Phase evolution of rare-earth oxide stabilized zirconia as thermal barrier materials," Conference on Advanced Ceramics for Future, IIT Madras, India, 2012.
  • Ashutosh S. Gandhi, Archana Loganathan, Mohan B. Ponnuchamy, "Fracture toughness of rare-earth stabilized zirconia thermal barrier materials: Effect of phase transformations," Conference on Thermal Barrier Coatings III, Irsee, Germany, 2011.
  • Mohan B. Ponnuchamy, Ashutosh S. Gandhi, "Phase stability and fracture toughness studies on rare-earth oxide stabilized zirconia for thermal barrier application," International Symposium for Research Scholars, IIT Madras, India, 2010.

Working Papers: 

  • With Ashutosh S. Gandhi, "Phase evolution during isothermal annealing of 8 mol.% yttria stabilized zirconia powders and spark plasma sintered pellets – A comparative study".