Lester A. D'Cruz

Structural Metals Engineering Research

Research Assistant, Carnegie Mellon University
Studied and modeled  the deformation behavior of alloyed steels as a function of micro structure
Extensively used electron microscopy, thermo-mechanical processing and fracture mechanics to characterize alloy steels
Master’s Thesis: “ Deformation of Eutectoid Steels”, Sponsored by the Association of American Railroads.

Summer Intern, The Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bombay, India.
Assisted research engineers in the synthesis of rare earth alloys using arc-melting and RF induction melting, together with characterization of the formed phases in the synthesized alloys using X-ray diffraction.

Summer Intern, Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Bombay, India
Reviewed techniques for the extraction and purification of structural metals in high temperature nuclear reactors.

Student, Indian Institute of Technology
B.Tech Senior Thesis: Computer-aided synthesis of Zinc-based binary phase diagrams

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