Dr. Arunprabhu A Sugumaran obtained a PhD from Sheffield Hallam University. He has been part of the National HIPIMS Technology Centre as a Researcher since 2014. He has been involved in the development of monolithic/nanoscale multilayer thin film coatings for various applications such as biomedical, decorative, corrosion and wear protection using DCMS/HIPIMS.
Arunprabhu obtained a PhD in Surface Engineering in 2014 after completing Postgraduate degree in Materials Science and Bachelor degree in Physics. He wrote his PhD thesis on development of nanostructured PVD coatings for total knee replacement joints using HIPIMS
His research interests are DC magnetron sputtering, high power impulse magnetron sputtering (HIPIMS), monolithic/multilayer thin film coatings and surface analysis. He has huge experience in surface analytical techniques such as SEM, FIB, AFM, XRD, Tribological analysis, Raman analysis, Nanohardness test and Corrosion test.
Prior to his doctoral studies, he briefly worked as a microscopist, specialised in Atomic Force Microscope (AFM). He also has research experiences as project trainee and project assistant in surface engineering division at National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), India.
Collaborators and Sponsors
- Zimmer Biomet
- Innovate UK
Arunachalam Sugumaran, A., Shukla, K., Khan, I., Ehiasarian, A., & Hovespian, P. (2020). Dry sliding wear mechanisms of HIPIMS plasma nitrided CoCrMo alloy for medical implant applications. Vacuum. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.vacuum.2020.109994
Krishnanand, S., Arunachalam Sugumaran, A., Khan, I., Ehiasarian, A., & Hovsepian, P. (2020). Low pressure plasma nitrided CoCrMo alloy utilising HIPIMS discharge for biomedical applications. Journal of The Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmbbm.2020.104004
Ma, D., Harvey, T., Wellman, R., Ehiasarian, A., Hovsepian, P., Arunprabhu, S., ... Wood, R. (2019). Cavitation erosion performance of CrAlYN/CrN nanoscale multilayer coatings deposited on Ti6Al4V by HIPIMS. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 788, 719-728. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2019.02.238
Biswas, B., Purandare, Y., Arunachalamsugumaran, A., Khan, I., & Hovsepian, P. (2018). Effect of chamber pressure on defect generation and their influence on corrosion and tribological properties of HIPIMS deposited CrN/NbN Coatings. Surface and Coatings Technology, 336, 84-91. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.surfcoat.2017.08.021
Biswas, B., Purandare, Y., Arunachalamsugumaran, A., Loch, D., Creasy, S., Khan, I., ... Hovsepian, P. (2017). Defect growth in multilayer chromium nitride/niobium nitride coatings produced by combined high power impulse magnetron sputtering and unbalance magnetron sputtering technique. Thin Solid Films, 636, 558-566. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsf.2017.06.027
Arunachalamsugumaran, A., Purandare, Y., Ehiasarian, A., & Hovsepian, P. (2017). Corrosion behaviour of post-deposition polished droplets-embedded arc evaporated and droplets-free HIPIMS/DCMS coatings. Corrosion, 73, 685-693. http://doi.org/10.5006/2064
Ehiasarian Hovsepian, P., Papken Ehiasarian, A., Purandare, Y., Arunachalam Sugumaran, A., Marriott, T., & Khan, I. (2016). Development of superlattice CrNNbN coatings for joint replacements deposited by High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 27 (9). http://doi.org/10.1007/s10856-016-5751-0
Hovsepian, P., Arunachalamsugumaran, A., Purandare, Y., Loch, D., & Ehiasarian, A. (2014). Effect of the degree of high power impulse magnetron sputtering utilisation on the structure and properties of TiN films. Thin Solid Films, 562, 132-139. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsf.2014.04.002
Barshilia, H.C., Deepthi, B., Prabhu, A.S.A., & Rajam, K.S. (2006). Superhard nanocomposite coatings of TiN/Si3N4 prepared by reactive direct current unbalanced magnetron sputtering. SURFACE & COATINGS TECHNOLOGY, 201 (1-2), 329-337. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.surfcoat.2005.11.124