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Department of Mechanical Engineering
Harpreet Singh Arora
Assistant Professor,
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
School of Engineering
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Education Details
Ph.D. : Manufacturing, Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, India (2013)
M. Tech. : Machine Design, Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, India (2009)
B. Tech. : Mechanical Engineering, Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, India (2002)
Professional Experience
Assistant Professor, Shiv Nadar University, March 2015 onwards
Post-Doctorate Research Associate, Department of Material Science, University of North Texas, USA, January 2013 to February 2015
Lecturer, BBSB Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib (Punjab), February 2003 to September 2009
Research Interests
Manufacturing Processes, Friction Stir Processing, Nano-mechanical behavior, Bulk Metallic Glasses, Tribology
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International Journals

Hitesh. D. Vora, Sanghita Mridha, Shravana Katakam, Harpreet Singh Arora, Sundeep Mukherjee, Narendra B. Dahotre, (2015), “Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Laser Induced Transformation in Zirconium based Bulk Metallic Glass”, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, Accepted (I.F. 1.7).

Sameehan Joshi, Shravan Katakam, Harpreet Singh Arora, Sundeep Mukherjee, Narendra Dahotre, (2015), “Amorphous Coatings and Surfaces on Structural Materials”, Critical Reviews in Solid State and Material Sciences, DOI: 10.1080/10408436.2015.1053602, pp. 1-46, (I.F. 6.45).

Ayyagari V Aditya, Harpreet Singh Arora, Sundeep Mukherjee, (2015), “Corrosion Behavior of ZrTiCuNiBe Bulk Metallic Glass Subjected to Friction Stir Processing”, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, Vol. 425, pp. 124-129 (I.F. 1.7).

Sanghita Mridha, David L Jaeger, Harpreet Singh Arora, Rajarshi Banerjee, Sundeep Mukherjee, (2015), “Evolution of Atomic Distribution During Devitrification of Bulk Metallic Glass Investigated by Atom Probe Microscopy”, Material Letters, Vol. 158, pp. 99–103, (I.F. 2.3).

Harpreet Singh Arora, Ayyagari V Aditya, Sundeep Mukherjee, (2015), "Structural Relaxation Driven Increase in Elastic Modulus for a Bulk Metallic Glass", Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 117, pp. 014902 (I.F. 2.3)

Sundeep Mukherjee, Harpreet Singh Arora, Sanghita Mridha, (2015), "Surface Modification of Metallic Glass Composites Through Friction Stir Processing", Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, Vol. 46, pp. 1030-1034 (I.F. 1.7)

Sundeep Mukherjee, Harpreet Singh Arora, Medha Veligatla, (2014), “Crystallization Kinetics and Fragility of a Metallic Glass Composite”, Scripta Materialia, Vol. 95, pp. 62-65 (I.F. 3.1)

Harpreet Singh Arora, Harpreet Singh Grewal, Sanghita Mridha, Harpreet Singh, Sundeep Mukherjee, (2014), "Structural Changes in Amorphous Metals from High- Strain Plastic Deformation”, Material Science and Engineering A, Vol. 617, pp. 175-178 (I.F. 2.37)

Harpreet Singh Arora, Sanghita Mridha, Harpreet Singh Grewal, Harpreet Singh, Douglas C. Hofmann, Sundeep Mukherjee, (2014), “Controlling the length-scale and distribution of ductile phase in metallic glass composites through friction stir processing”, Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, Vol.15, pp. 035011 (I.F. 2.6)

Harpreet Singh Arora, Harpreet Singh Grewal, Medha Veligatla, Harpreet Singh, Sundeep Mukherjee, (2014), “Microwave Assisted In-Situ Composite Coating Using Metallic Glass Precursor”, Surface Engineering, Vol. 30, pp. 779-783 (I.F. 1.6)

H.S. Grewal, Harpreet Singh Arora, H. Singh, A. Agrawal, S. Mukherjee, (2014), “Improving Erosion Resistance of Hydroturbine Steel Using Friction Stir Processing”, Journal of Tribology, Vol. 136, pp. 041102 (I.F. 1.1)

Harpreet Singh Arora, Q. Xu, Z. Xia, Y.H. Ho, N.B. Dahotre, J. Schroers, and S. Mukherjee, (2013), "Wettability of nanotextured metallic glass surfaces", Scripta Materialia, Vol. 69 (10), pp. 732-735. (I.F 3.1)

Harpreet Singh Arora, H.S. Grewal, H. Singh, and S Mukherjee, (2013), “Zirconium Based Bulk Metallic Glass - Better Resistance to Slurry Erosion Compared to Hydroturbine Steel”, Wear, Vol. 307, pp. 28-34. (I.F 1.8)

Harpreet Singh Arora, H.S. Grewal, H. Singh, B.K. Dhindaw, D.S. McPhail, S. Barbara, R. Chater, and S. Mukherjee, (2013), “Microstructure-Property Relationship for Friction Stir Processed Magnesium Alloy”, Advanced Engineering Materials, Vol. 16, pp. 94-102. (I.F 1.6)

Harpreet Singh Arora, H.S. Grewal, H. Singh, B.K. Dhindaw, and S. Mukherjee, (2014), “Enhancing the Mechanical Properties of AE42 Magnesium Alloy through Friction Stir Processing”, Advanced Engineering Materials, Vol. 16, pp. 571-580 (I.F 1.6)

Harpreet Singh Arora, H.S. Grewal, H. Singh, B.K. Dhindaw, and S. Mukherjee, (2013), “Unusually High Erosion Resistance of Zirconium Based Bulk Metallic Glass”, Journal of Material Research, Vol. 28 (22), pp. 3185-3189. (I.F 1.7)

Harpreet Singh Arora, H. Singh and B.K. Dhindaw, (2013), “Corrosion Behaviour of Mg Alloy AE42 Subjected to Friction Stir Processing”, Corrosion NACE, Vol. 69, pp. 122-135. (I.F 1.5)

Harpreet Singh Arora, H. Singh, B.K. Dhindaw, (2013), “Wear Behavior of Mg Alloy Subjected to Friction Stir Processing”, Wear, Vol. 303, pp. 65-77 (I.F 1.8)

H.S. Grewal, Harpreet Singh Arora, A. Agrawal, H. Singh, (2013), “Surface Modification of Hydroturbine Steel using Friction Stir Processing” Applied Surface Science, Vol. 268, pp. 547–555. (I.F 2.1)

H.S. Grewal, Harpreet Singh Arora, A. Agrawal, H. Singh, S. Mukherjee "Slurry Erosion of Thermal Spray Coatings: Effect of Sand Concentration", Procedia Engineering, Vol. 68, pp. 484-490.

Harpreet Singh Arora, H. Singh, B.K. Dhindaw, H.S. Grewal, (2013), “Effect of Microstructural Evolution on the Properties of Friction Stir Processed Al 6061 Alloy”, Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 620, pp. 77-81.

H.S. Grewal, H. Singh and Harpreet Singh Arora, (2013), “Friction Stir processing of Sild Steel to Enhance its Surface Hardness”, Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 620, pp. 117-121.

Harpreet Singh Arora, H. Singh and B.K. Dhindaw, (2012), “Some Observation on the Microstructural Changes in a Mg based AE42 Alloy Subjected to Friction Stir Processing”, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, Vol. 43, pp. 92-108. (I.F 1.2)

Harpreet Singh Arora, H. Singh and B.K. Dhindaw, (2012), “Composite Fabrication Using Friction Stir Processing- A Review”, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 61, pp. 1043-1055. (I.F 1.2)

Harpreet Singh Arora, H. Singh and B.K. Dhindaw, (2012), “Parametric Studies on Friction Stir Processing of Mg Based AE42 Alloy”, Journal of Material Engineering Performance, Vol. 21, pp. 2328-2339. (I.F 1.0)

Harpreet Singh Arora, H. Singh and B.K. Dhindaw, (2012), “Numerical Simulation of Temperature Distribution Using Finite Difference Equation and Estimation of Grain Size During Friction Stir Processing”, Material Science and Engineering A, Vol. 543, pp. 231-242. (I.F 2.34)

Harpreet Singh Arora, H. Singh, B.K Dhindaw, H.S Grewal, (2012), “Improving the Tribological Properties of Mg based AZ31Alloy Using Friction Stir Processing”, Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 585, pp. 579-583.

H.S. Grewal, H. Singh and Harpreet Singh Arora, (2012), “Evaluation and Development of Economical Viable Coatings for Erosion Protection of Hydroturbines”, Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 585, pp. 590-594.

Harpreet Singh Arora, H. Singh, B.K Dhindaw, H.S. Grewal, (2012), “Some Investigations on AZ91 Alloy Subjected to Friction Stir Processing”, Transactions of Indian Institute of Metals, Vol. 65, pp. 735-739.

H.S. Grewal, A. Agrawal, H. Singh, Harpreet Singh Arora, (2012), “Cavitation erosion Studies on Friction Stir Processed Hydroturbine Steel”, Transactions of Indian Institute of Metals, Vol. 65, pp. 731-734

Harpreet Singh Arora, N. Bala, H. Singh, (2009), “Wear Performance of Cold Spayed Ni-20Cr Coatings on T-22 and SA-516 Boiler Steels”, Journal of Tribology and Surface Engineering, NOVA, Vol. 1, pp. 203-218

Brij K. Dhindaw, Harpreet Arora, J. Eckert, Nilam Barekar and Sundeep Mukherjee, (2014), "Nano Science and Technology through Friction Stir Processing and Bulk Metallic Glass Routes Part II: Bulk Metallic Glass", International Journal of Surface Engineering & Materials Technology, Vol. 4, pp. 28-33

Harpreet Singh Arora, A.V. Aditya, S. Mukherjee, (2015), "Bulk Metallic Glass: A Superior Erosion and Cavitation Resistant Material" TMS-2015 Supplemental Proceedings, 667-677

B. Dhindaw, H. Singh, Harpreet Singh Arora, (2012), "Some Studies on the Microstructural Changes in a Mg-Based AE 42 Alloy Subjected to Friction Stir Processing", AIP Conference Proceedings

Harpreet Singh Arora, S Mukherjee, (2014), "Wettability of Electrochemically Nano-textured Metallic Glasses", MRS Proceedings, 1649

International Conferences

H.S. Arora, H. Singh and H.S. Grewal, “Fabrication of Al based nanocomposite using friction stir processing” Proc. “NanosciTech 2012” Feb.15-18, 2012 held at Punjab University, Chandigarh, India

H.S. Grewal, H. Singh and H.S. Arora, “Cavitation studies on friction stir processed Al based nanocomposite” Proc. “NanosciTech 2012” Feb.15-18, 2012 held at Punjab University, Chandigarh, India

H.S. Arora, H. Singh and H.S. Grewal, “Fabrication and Characterization of AM50/TiC nanocomposite using friction stir processing” Proc. “ICONSAT 2012” Jan. 20- 23, 2012 held at Hotel Taj Krishna, Hyderabad (A.P), India.

H.S Arora, H. Singh, B.K Dhindaw, H.S Grewal, “Improving the tribological properties of Mg based AZ31alloy using friction stir processing” 2012, accepted for international conference on Advances in Materials and Processing Challenges and Opportunities (AMPCO 2012), organized by Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, IIT Roorkee, held during Nov.2-4, 2012.

H.S. Grewal, A. Agrawal, H. Singh and H.S. Arora, “Evaluation and development of economical viable coatings for erosion protection of hydroturbines” 2012, accepted for international conference on Advances in Materials and Processing Challenges and Opportunities (AMPCO 2012), organized by Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, IIT Roorkee, held during Nov.2-4, 2012.

H.S Arora, H. Singh, B.K Dhindaw, H.S Grewal, “3-Dimensional Transient Heat Modeling and Simulation of Strain Fields During Friction Stir Processing” “3rd Asian Conference on Mechanics of Functional Materials and Structures” held during Dec. 5-8, 2012.

H.S. Grewal, A. Agrawal, H. Singh and H.S. Arora, “Development of novel mathematical models for slurry erosion prediction” “3rd Asian Conference on Mechanics of Functional Materials and Structures” held during Dec. 5-8, 2012.

H.S. Arora, H. Singh, B.K Dhindaw and H.S. Grewal, “Effect of Microstructural Evolution on the Properties of Friction Stir Processed Al 6061 Alloy” Proc. “The International Conference on X-Rays and Related Technique in Research & Industry (ICXRI) 2012” June 2-4, 2012, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia.

H.S. Grewal, H. Singh and H.S. Arora, “Friction Stir Processing of Mild Steel to Enhance its Surface Hardness” Proc. “The International Conference on X-Rays and Related Technique in Research & Industry (ICXRI) 2012” June 2-4, 2012, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia.

Book Chapter

H.S Arora, H.S. Grewal, B.K. Dhindaw, H. Singh, Sundeep Mukherjee "Corrosion behavior in Friction stir welded and processed materials" in Book Titled "Advances in Friction Stir Welding and Processing" Woodhead Publishing, UK, ISBN 978-0-85709-454-4.
National and International Recognition
Working as Reviewer for international peer reviewed Journals: Wear, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B and Journal of Material Engineering Performance.

An article titled “Zirconium based bulk metallic glass - Better resistance to slurry erosion compared to hydroturbine steel” was identified as a key scientific article contributing to excellence in engineering, scientific, and industrial research. This article was featured in Advances in Engineering Series in USA. Another article in Advanced Engineering Materials was featured as a Cover article.
Executive Summary
Dr. Harpreet Arora is currently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Shiv Nadar University. He obtained his Ph.D. in the area of Manufacturing from Indian Institute of Technology Ropar. Prior to joining Shiv Nadar University, he worked as Post-Doctorate Research Associate at University of North Texas. His research interest includes Friction stir processing of crystalline and amorphous metals, Microwave processing, Nano-mechanical behavior of materials, Bulk Metallic Glasses and Tribology.

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