Accelerated Materials Development for Sustainable Manufacturing

Varun Chaudhary will give his research presentation for Assistant Professor within the Production Area of Advance. Welcome!​​​

WHO: Varun Chaudhary

​WHEN: 17 May, 13:00–13:50

WHERE: via ZOOM​. Password: 695277​


New high-performance materials can play a vital role in improving many aspects of the modern economy. However, developing a new material with an optimum set of properties involves trillions of possibilities. Which elements to choose, what should be the crystal structure, which is the best processing route, what are the optimum processing parameters etc.? The conventional approach is to start with one or two compositions, synthesize the material by one route, and perform characterization and property evaluation. 

This approach typically takes 20-30 years to develop a new material for real applications. On the other hand, the accelerated discovery approach starts with a large number of compositions and relies on high throughput synthesis, characterization, property evaluation, predictive machine learning modelling to rapidly screen a huge number of compositions1, 2.  

This approach can cut the development time to ~3-4 years and identify completely new attractive compositions. We have deployed several advanced high throughput techniques such as additive manufacturing, spark plasma sintering, chemical flow synthesis, magnetron co-sputtering and machine learning to rapidly discover new high-performance materials1, 3. Compositions with an optimum magnetic-mechanical-electrical property set, required for next generation energy conversion machines, have been identified by our approach. Our results demonstrate the attractiveness of high throughput techniques for the quick development of high-performance materials. 


Dr. Varun Chaudhary is a Senior Research Fellow at the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore. He received his PhD from the Interdisciplinary Graduate School, NTU Singapore, his M.Tech. in Materials Science from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India, and his M.Sc. in Physics from Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut, India. 

He was a DST Research Fellow at National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, and Research Scientist in Rolls-Royce Corporate Lab, Singapore. He is an editorial board member of Scientific Reports (Nature publishing group), Frontiers in Materials, and Nano (World Scientific), and a member of MRS USA, IEEE and MRS Singapore. 

Dr. Chaudhary has strong research expertise in a variety of magnetic materials for energy applications. His research interests include magnetocaloric materials, soft magnets, permanent magnets, high entropy alloys, functionally graded materials, accelerated materials development, additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence and machine learning.


1.     Chaudhary V, Chaudhary R, Banerjee R, Ramanujan RV. Accelerated and conventional development of magnetic high entropy alloys. Materials Today. 2021;49: 231-52.

2.     Chaudhary V, Mantri SA, Ramanujan RV, Banerjee R. Additive manufacturing of magnetic materials. Progress in Materials Science. 2020;114:100688.

3.     Chaudhary V, Tan LP, Sharma VK, Ramanujan RV. Accelerated study of magnetic Fe-Co-Ni alloys through compositionally graded spark plasma sintered samples. Journal of Alloys and Compounds. 2021;869:159318.​

​Contact: Lars Nyborg, Director Production Area of Advance
Category Seminar
Location: Virtual Development Laboratory, laboratory, Chalmers Tvärgata 4C, M-huset
Starts: 17 May, 2022, 14:00
Ends: 17 May, 2022, 14:50

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