Korukonda L. Murty
K. Linga Murty is currently a Professor in the Department of Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and Nuclear Engineering. He has extensive experience in materials research and is the author of more than 265 technical papers. He was a Visiting Professor in the Physics Department, Universitat Dortmund, 1987, and was a Gledden visiting fellow at the University of Western Australia, in 1992. During 2001–2003, he served as the Program Director for Metals in the Division of Materials at the National Science Foundation. His experience and interests comprise of creep, failure analysis, structure-property relation, effect of aggressive environment and neutron exposure on the mechanical properties and fracture characteristics, formability of metals, superplasticity, development of crystallographic texture and the resulting anisotropy, and so forth. The materials studied include aluminum alloys (Al-Mg, Al-Zn), pressure vessel steels, zirconium alloys, stainless steels, turbine materials, lead alloys, copper-gold alloys, alkali halides, high purity iron and molybdenum, hcp metals, ferritic steels, WC-Co tool materials, nanograined iron and single crystalline alkali halides; NDE and NDT for life assessment of structural materials using ball indentation. In collaboration with the MCNC Center for microelectronics, he investigated the reliability of solders in electronic packaging with emphasis on flip-chip (C-4) technology for multichip modules. Recently funded research, since 2002, emphasizes anisotropic biaxial creep of textured Ti-alloys, burst properties of Zr-alloys, ratchetting fatigue failures in welded steel pipes, and SPD-processed nanograin structured single, and multiphase metallic systems. Dr. Murty is a fellow of the American Society for Metals International, a life fellow of the Indian Institute of Metals and a fellow of the American Nuclear Society. He received many awards for academic excellence.
Biography Updated on 23 December 2007