Prasad Rao Kalvala

Research Professor
Prasad Rao Kalvala

Contact Information

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Metallurgy, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, 1983

Biography

  • 2018 - present: University of Nevada, Reno
  • 2011 - 2018: Research faculty, University of Utah, Salt Lake City
  • 1982 - 2013: Faculty, Indian Institute of Technology,  Madras

Research interests

  • Additive manufacturing
  • Welding
  • Surfacing
  • Corrosion

Membership in international organizations

  • ASM International
  • American Welding Society
  • Indian Institute of Metals
  • Indian Institute of Welding

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Telugu
  • Hindi

Courses taught

  • Materials Processing Tech; Welding processes; Welding metallurgy ; Welding applications
  • Advanced topics in metal joining
  • Failure analysis of industrial components
  • Weld surfacing and corrosion

Selected and recent publications

  1. PR Kalvala, J Akram, M Misra , Friction assisted solid state lap seam welding and additive manufacturing method, Defense Technology 12 (2016) 16-24
  2. J Akram, PR Kalvala, M Misra , Stress Rupture Behavior of P91-AISI 304 Weld Transition Joint Developed by Friction Surfaced Additive Manufacturing Method, Proceedings: TMS 2015 144th Annual Meeting and Exhibition: Supplemental Proceedings. US: Wiley-Tms; 2015, 405-412
  3. KG Prashanth, R Damodaram, S Scudino, Z Wang, KP Rao, J Eckert , Friction welding of Al-12Si parts produced by selective laser melting,Materials & Design 57(2014) 632-637
  4. US Patent application # US20150360317A1
  5. NSF Award #1234079, Collaborative Research: Modeling and Characterization of Transition Joints Made by Friction Surfacing Based Additive Manufacturing (FSAM)