Buddhadev Jana

Dr Buddhadev Jana PhD, CEng, MIMMM, FHEA

Senior Lecturer in Materials Engineering


Dr. Jana, following a significant Industrial R&D experience, joined Sheffield Hallam University in 2015 as a lecturer in Materials Engineering and became a Senior Lecturer in Materials Engineering in 2018.  He has research and consultancy interests in the field of tribo-corrosion, and metallurgy.


Dr Jana received his PhD in 2006 from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, where his PhD research involved modelling of the erosion-corrosion behaviour on metals and metallic coating systems. Prior to his PhD, he obtained his BEng (in 1999) and MS (in 2001) degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Bengal Engineering and Science University and Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur respectively. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and a professional member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, UK.

From 2006 to 2015, he worked as a Research Metallurgist at Corus Group Plc in the UK, which was later on rebranded to Tata Steel Europe Limited. He worked for the Research and Development division (best known as the Swinden Technology Centre) of the company based in South Yorkshire. In the role Dr. Jana carried out research in both product development (plate, pipe and strips) and hot rolling process improvement.

He has made many important contributions in his research career. His research on mapping tribo-corrosion processes is highly cited in the literature. During his industrial research career, he carried out development and analysis of microstructures of steels with similar alloying philosophy to HSLA, Dual Phase, TRIP and wear resistant steels, and also carried out technical problem solving in the areas of hot and cold rolling, heat treatment and welding.

Dr Jana has continuing research collaboration with the Tribology Group of the University of Strathclyde, headed by Professor Margaret Stack. During his industrial research career, he also took part in various collaborative research projects funded by the 7th Framework Programme and the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC).

To date Dr Jana has co-authored a book chapter and approximately 20 research papers in the area of tribo-corrosion and metallurgy. He also actively contributes into teaching mainly in the subject areas of welding, corrosion and metallurgy.


Department of Engineering and Mathematics

College of Business, Technology and Engineering


Advanced Metallic Materials, Level 7, MSc Advanced Materials Engineering

Engineering Metallurgy, Level 5, BEng/ FdEng Materials Engineering

Chemical and Thermodynamic Properties of Materials, Level 5, BEng/ FdEng Materials Engineering


Specialist areas of interest:

1.      Tribology and tribo-corrosion: fundamental and applied research in the field of wear of materials and corrosion.

2.      Ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy: microstructure - property correlations of both steels and non-ferrous alloys.  

3.      Metal forming process optimisation: modelling and experimental studies on process optimisation, including hot and cold rolling process optimisation.


1.      University of Strathclyde (Professor Margaret Stack)

2.      Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot ( Dr. Arghya Dey)

3.      Indian Institute of technology, Kharagpur (Professor Debalay Chakrabarti)


Journal articles

Ritchie, F.W., Jana, B., Zekos, I., & Stack, M.M. (2024). On the Construction Methodology of Microabrasion-Corrosion Maps Using Theoretical Approaches. Journal of Bio- and Tribo-Corrosion, 10 (1). http://doi.org/10.1007/s40735-024-00821-9

Chouhan, J., Purandare, Y., Jana, B., Dey, A., Hovsepian, P., Jenkins, D., & Jones, L. (2023). Investigation of aqueous slurry erosion-corrosion behaviour of Tantalum in different pH solutions. International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials, 117. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrmhm.2023.106427

Chouhan, J.S., Jana, B.D., Purandare, Y.P., Dey, A., Hovsepian, P., Jenkins, D., & Jones, L. (2023). Preliminary investigation of slurry erosion behaviour of tantalum. Wear, 516-17. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.wear.2022.204605

Melfo, W., Bolt, H., Rijnders, M., Staalman, D., Castro, C.B., Crowther, D., & Jana, B. (2013). Experimental Study on Primary Scale Formation and Descalability on Steels Containing Ni and Ni+Si. ISIJ International, 53 (5), 866-873. http://doi.org/10.2355/isijinternational.53.866

Telfer, C.G., Stack, M.M., & Jana, B.D. (2012). Particle concentration and size effects on the erosion-corrosion of pure metals in aqueous slurries. Tribology International, 53, 35-44. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.triboint.2012.04.010

Jana, B.D., & Stack, M.M. (2011). A note on threshold velocity criteria for modelling the solid particle erosion of WC/Co MMCs. Wear, 270 (7-8), 439-445. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.wear.2010.12.001

Stack, M.M., Abdelrahman, S.M., & Jana, B.D. (2010). Some perspectives on modelling the effect of temperature on the erosion–corrosion of Fe in aqueous conditions. Tribology International, 43 (12), 2279-2297. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.triboint.2010.07.015

Stack, M.M., Abdelrahman, S.M., & Jana, B.D. (2010). A new methodology for modelling erosion–corrosion regimes on real surfaces: Gliding down the galvanic series for a range of metal-corrosion systems. Wear, 268 (3-4), 533-542. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.wear.2009.09.013

Stack, M.M., & Jana, B.D. (2005). Modelling particulate erosion–corrosion regime transitions for Al/Al2O3 and Cu/Al2O3 MMCs in aqueous conditions. Tribology International, 38 (11-12), 995-1006. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.triboint.2005.07.019

Stack, M.M., & Jana, B.D. (2004). Modelling particulate erosion–corrosion in aqueous slurries: some views on the construction of erosion–corrosion maps for a range of pure metals. Wear, 256 (9-10), 986-1004. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.wear.2003.09.004

Jana, B.D., & Chakrabarti, A.K. (2004). A study on the mechanism of desulphurisation and dephosphorisation of liquid steel by Na2CO3 flux treatment. Scandinavian Journal of Metallurgy, 33 (2), 76-79. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0692.2004.00666.x

Jana, B.D., Seth, M.M., Mishra, C.R., & Chakrabarti, A.K. (2003). Effect of red mud-lime flux treatment on the microstructure and mechanical properties of steels. Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, 56 (3), 185-188.

Jana, B., Chakrabarti, A.K., & Ray, K.K. (2003). Study of cast microalloyed steels. Materials Science and Technology, 19 (1), 80-86. http://doi.org/10.1179/026708303225008644

Jana, B.D., & Chakrabarti, A.K. (2002). Mechanical properties and deformation behaviour of microalloyed forging quality steels. Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, 55 (6), 569-571.

Stack, M.M., Abdelrahman, S.M., & Jana, B. (n.d.). A CFD Model of Erosion-Corrosion of Fe at Elevated Temperatures in Aqueous Environments. 5th FORUM ON NEW MATERIALS PART A. http://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/ast.72.75

Conference papers

Stack, M.M., Abdelrahman, S.M., & Jana, B.D. (2009). A map and a pipe: A new approach to characterizing erosion-corrosion regimes of Fe in three dimensions using CFD modelling. European Corrosion Congress 2009, EUROCORR 2009, 6, 3991.

Jana, B.D., & Stack, M.M. (2005). Modelling impact angle effects on erosion–corrosion of pure metals: Construction of materials performance maps. Wear, 259 (1-6), 243-255. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.wear.2005.02.012

Book chapters

Stack, M.M., & Jana, B. (2021). Modeling erosion-corrosion in metals: the effects of elastic rebound and impact angle on erosion-corrosion maps. In Mechanical and Electro-Chemical Interactions Under Tribocorrosion. (pp. 191-225). Woodhead Publishing: http://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-823765-6.00009-2

Stack, M.M., Jana, B.D., & Abdelrahman, S.M. (2011). Models and mechanisms of erosion-corrosion in metals. In Tribocorrosion of Passive Metals and Coatings. (pp. 153-186). http://doi.org/10.1016/B978-1-84569-966-6.50006-3

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