Dr Phani Karamched

phani karamched


Dr Phani Karamched
Research Fellow

Department of Materials 
University of Oxford 
Parks Road 
Oxford OX1 3PH

Email: phani.karamched@materials.ox.ac.uk
Tel: +44 1865 283481

I finished my DPhil in the Department of Materials in 2011. I moved to India after my doctoral studies and have worked at Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory (in Hyderabad) and later as part of the R&D team at Vizag Steel (in Visakhapatnam). I moved back to Oxford in 2016 and joined the Oxford Micromechanics Group as a postdoctoral researcher. My specialisation lies in developing Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) based Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD) and Transmission Kikuchi Diffraction (TKD) based methods to understand deformation in a large range of alloys. As a part of the OMG group, my primary work is TKD and 3D-EBSD based techniques to develop a better understanding of Stress Corrosion cracking (SCC) in austenitic alloys. In addition to this, I also work on Electron Channeling Constrast Imaging (ECCI), Digital Image Correlation (DIC) and X-ray based techniques for strain measurement.