Kumar Ankit


Location :

Texas A&M University

Education :

  • Integrated Dual Degree (Bachelor + Master), Metallurgical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (IIT, BHU), India, 2010
  • Ph.D. (summa cum laude), Mechanical Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, 2015

Projects :

Microstructure evolution in nano-metallic materials

Awards :

  • Poster award at the Third International Symposium on Phase-field Methods, Pennsylvania State University, State College, United States
  • `Graduate School 1483’ fellowship of the German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • Research fellowship of the German Society for Petroleum and Coal Science and Technology (DGMK) within the framework of grant number 718 ‘FRACS’

Selected publications :

A. Mukherjee, K. Ankit, R. Mukherjee, B. Nestler, “Phase-field modeling of grain- boundary grooving under electromigration,” Journal of Electronic Materials, (2016) In press

A. Mukherjee, R. Mukherjee, K. Ankit, A. Bhattacharya, B. Nestler, “Influence of substrate interaction and confinement on electric-field-induced transition in symmetric block- copolymer thin films,” Physical Review E, 93(3), 032504 (2016) http://journals.aps.org/pre/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevE.93.032504

K. Ankit, H. Xing, M. Selzer, B. Nestler, M.E. Glicksman, “Surface rippling during solidification of binary polycrystalline alloy: Insights from 3-D phase-field simulations,” Journal of Crystal Growth, (2016) In press  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S002202481630255X

K. Ankit, R. Mukherjee, B. Nestler, “Deviations from cooperative growth mode during eutectoid transformation: Mechanisms of polycrystalline eutectoid evolution in Fe-C steels,” Acta Materialia, 97, 316–324 (2015) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S135964541500436X

K. Ankit, J. Urai, B. Nestler, “Microstructural evolution in bitaxial crack-seal veins: A phase-field study,” Journal of Geophysical Research B: Solid Earth, 120(5), 3096–3118 (2015) http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2015JB011934/full

K. Ankit, R. Mukherjee, T. Mittnacht, B. Nestler, “Deviations from cooperative growth mode during eutectoid transformation: Insights from a phase-field approach,” Acta Materialia, 81, 204–210 (2014)  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1359645414006168

K. Ankit, A. Choudhury, C. Qin, S. Schulz, M. McDaniel, B. Nestler, “Theoretical and numerical study of lamellar eutectoid growth influenced by volume diffusion,” Acta Materialia, 61(11), 4245–4253 (2013) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1359645413002607