Associate Director
Materials Group, BARC

Dr. Madangopal Krishnan is a Homi Bhabha awardee of the 28th batch of BARC Training School. He specializes in phase transformations, especially martensitic and displacive transformations, in shape memory alloys. His major research interests include characterization of Ni-Ti, Cu-based, Fe-based and ferromagnetic shape memory materials by transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffractometry and differential scanning calorimetry. Dr. Krishnan and his team specialize in developing the industrial scale processing of shape memory alloys and designing their engineering applications. He was also involved in developing Ni-Ti heat shrinkable fasteners and superelastic springs for the prestigious Light Combat Aircraft programme.