The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Joint Institute for Advanced Materials

Sudarsanam Suresh Babu

Suresh Babu

UT/ORNL Governor’s Chair on Advanced Manufacturing
Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering; Department of Materials Science and Engineering

PhD, Materials Science
University of Cambridge, UK

Research Interests

  • Advanced Manufacturing including Additive and Transient field processing
  • Materials Joining and Welding
  • Hybrid Materials
  • Structural Metals and Alloys
  • Phase Transformations
  • in-situ and Ex-situ Characterization
  • Atom Probe Tomography
  • Integrated Process Modeling
  • Material Constitutive Properties during Extreme processing
  • Material Degradation in Energy Storage Devices


Selected Publications

X. Yu, S. S. Babu, H. Terasaki, Y. Komizo, Y. Yamamoto and M. L. Santella, “Correlation of precipitate stability to increased creep resistance of Cr-Mo steel welds,” Acta Materialia, 2013, Vol. 61, 2194-2206.

H. T. Fujii, M. R. Sriraman, and S. S. Babu, "Quantitative evaluation of bulk and interface microstructures in Al-3003 Alloy builds made by very high power ultrasonic additive manufacturing,” Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 2011, Vol. 42, pp. 4045-4055.

M. R. Sriraman, M. Gonser, D. Foster, H. Fujii, S. S. Babu and M. Bloss, “Thermal transients during processing of 3003 Al-H18 multilayer build by very high power ultrasonic additive manufacturing,” Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, 2012, Vol. 43, pp. 133-144.

S. C. Nagpure, R. G. Downing, B. Bhushan, S. S. Babu, L. Cao, “Neutron depth profiling technique for studying aging in Li-ion batteries,” Electrochimica Acta, 2011, Vol. 56, pp. 4735-4743.

S. S. Babu, “Thermodynamic and Kinetics Models for Describing Microstructure Evolution during Joining of Advanced Materials,” International Materials Reviews, 2009, Vol. 54, pp. 333-367.


Contact Information

Sudarsanam Suresh Babu
407 Dougherty Engineering Building
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-2210




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