MY BLOG

November 9, 2017

It is a pleasure to announce the 7th International conference in Laser Peening and Related Phenomena (LSP2018). The event will be held from 17th June to 22nd June 2018 in Singapore. It is organized by Prof. Michael Fitzpatrick and the team from Coventry University and...

September 22, 2017

Congratulations to S. Prabhakaran for publishing a recent paper entitled “Laser shock peening without coating induced residual stress distribution, wettability characteristics and enhanced pitting corrosion resistance of austenitic stainless steel”.

This paper is focuse...

September 13, 2017

It brings a great pleasure to publish a new journal paper, on our recent work entitled “Surface Engineering Alumina Armour Ceramics with Laser Shock Peening”, in the Material and Design journal. This journal is a highly reputed in the area of material science and relat...

August 8, 2017

Congratulations and well done to Xioajun Shen for publishing the first paper from his PhD research. This paper is focused on a preliminary study of Laser Shock Peening orthopaedic grade Ti-6Al-7Nb. If not the, we believe it is one of the, first papers in the field to e...

July 18, 2017

Dr Pratik Shukla undertakes multi-institutional, International Knowledge Transfer Partnership and Secondments in India. It was a pleasure to visit the very green and spacious campus of the National Institution of Advanced Studies (NIAS) and the Indian Institution of Sc...

March 31, 2017

Please see one of my recent papers to be published in the near future. It has taken some effort to see this work through but we finally got there in the end, and it brings a great pleasure to get it published in a journal like the European Ceramic Society. The paper is...

March 24, 2017

Dr Shukla along with the his collegues from Coventry University (Laser Engineering and Manufacturing Research Group) attended ILAS2017 in Gratham, UK on the 22nd and 23rd March. ILAS 2017 was the 5th Industrial Laser Applications Symposium and occurs every two years. H...

March 20, 2017

It was a pleasure to visit Litron Lasers Ltd. today in Rugby. I spent the morning with Hans Taylor and Julian Sarkies to help establish process parameters and key issues in undertaking laser shock peening with meaningful effect. A 2.5J laser was used to shock a thin sh...

March 10, 2017

Dr Pratik Shukla was pleased to hear that he was awarded an Inter-KT (Knowledge Transfer) Grant. Inter KT aims to support Coventry University’s Research Strategy through developing international recognition of the University’s research. Led by the Knowledge Exchange Un...

January 3, 2017

It gives me great pleasure to be back at Coventry University to take up a new role as a senior lecturer in Manufacturing engineering. My journey in academia begun from Coventry University as an engineering student in 2001. I also spent sometime during my placement year...

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