Jinoop Arackal Narayanan


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Summary of Research Interests

Dr. Jinoop Arackal Narayanan is currently serving as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Mechanical Engineering at the School of Computing, Engineering & Digital Technologies, Teesside University, UK, since July 2023. Prior to this role, he held positions as a research fellow in additive manufacturing at the Welding and Additive Manufacturing Centre, Cranfield University, UK, from January to June 2023, and as an industrial postdoctoral researcher at the Multi-scale Additive Manufacturing Lab, University of Waterloo, Canada, from 2021 to 2023. He also worked as a DAE Research Fellow at the Laser Additive Manufacturing Laboratory at Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), Indore, India from 2016-2021.

Dr. Narayanan earned his PhD in laser additive manufacturing from Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, India. With over seven years of experience in additive manufacturing, his research interests encompass various areas, including metal additive manufacturing, process window development in additive manufacturing, processing of advanced materials, post-processing of metal additive manufactured components, and in-situ and ex-situ material characterizations.

He has more than 80 publications in the field of additive manufacturing, including journal papers in peer-reviewed international journals, book chapters, and international and national conference papers/ presentations. Notably, he authored the first comprehensive textbook on Additive Manufacturing in India, published by McGraw-Hill Higher Education for UG and PG Scholars. Additionally, Dr. Narayanan serves as an editor and reviewer for several reputed international journals.

His contributions to the field have been recognized through various awards and fellowships. In 2019, he was honoured with the "Young Scientist Award in Mechanical Engineering" by the Madhya Pradesh Government. Subsequently, he worked as a Young Scientist Fellow at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Trivandrum, focusing on metal additive manufacturing. He has also been awarded the best Ph.D. Thesis award from the Indian Laser Association, and his works have received best paper and poster awards during national conferences and technical events. Furthermore, he has received fellowships from the Ministry of Human Resource Development and the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India.

Dr. Narayanan is actively involved in several collaborative projects related to metal additive manufacturing with several international universities, research labs and industries.

If you are interested in collaborating or developing research projects, feel free to contact via email at J.ArackalNarayanan@tees.ac.uk. Inquiries are welcome to explore opportunities for fruitful collaborations with researchers and specialists from universities, industries, and research laboratories

Summary of Research Interests

  • Additive Manufacturing/ 3D Printing
  • Metal Additive Manufacturing 
  • Laser Material Processing
  • Material characterization
  • Advanced Materials
  • Nickel superalloys
  • Functionally graded materials
  • AM for energy storage applications
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Reverse engineering
  • AM of smart materials
  • AM process simulation

External Roles and Professional Activities


Additive Manufacturing, Nature: Scientific Reports, Journal of Manufacturing Process, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Optics & Laser Technology, Additive Manufacturing Letters, Materials Letters, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology, Thin-Walled Structures, Micromechanics, Advances in Materials & Processing Technologies, Transactions of Indian Institute of Metals, International Journal of Materials Research, Progress in Additive Manufacturing, Materials, Coatings, Rapid Prototyping Journal, Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing, Materials Today Proceedings, Imeche Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, Lasers in Manufacturing and Materials Processing, Crystals, Imeche Part L: Journal of Materials: Design and Applications, Journal of micromanufacturing, Applied Physics A, JOM: Journal of Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS)

Editorial works


  • Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (MIMMM)
  • EPSRC Peer Review college
  • Indian Laser Association

External Research Collaborations

  • Laser Additive Manufacturing Lab, Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore, India - Prof C P Paul
  • Laboratory for Advanced Manufacturing and Processing, IIT Jammu, India - Dr S Shiva
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad, India - Dr S Kanmani Subbu
  • University of Sunderland, UK - Dr Nida Naveed

PhD and Research Opportunities

Dr. Jinoop welcomes self-funded PhD applications from prospective students aligned with his research interests. 

Funding opportunities: 


The other funded positions will be listed when available.

Research Projects & External Funding

  • Department of Atomic Energy Research Fellowship, Government of India (2016-2021)
  • Young Scientist Research Fellowship, MP Council of Science and Technology, India (2020-2021)

Academic Responsibilities

  • Module leader - Manufacturing systems (Level 7 - MSc Mechanical Engineering)
  • Module Tutor - Aerospace Materials Analysis (Level 6 - BEng Aerospace Engineering)

Academic Achievements

• Conferred with Young Scientist Award & Best Paper Award (2019) during Madhya Pradesh Young Scientist Congress by Madhya Pradesh Council for Science & Technology, RGPV, Bhopal, India.
• Best Ph. D Thesis award from Indian Laser Association during National Laser Symposium (NLS) - 30 , 2022 conducted by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India for doctoral research on Laser Directed Energy Deposition based Additive Manufacturing.
• Received Best Paper Award during National Aerospace Manufacturing Seminar, NAMS 2019, Dec 06 – 07, 2019, Trivandrum.
• Best poster award during Homi Bhabha National Institute Research Scholars’ Day 2018 at Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore, India in Engineering Sciences Category.
• Received Fellowship for Training of Young Scientist for working at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Dept. of Space, Govt. of India.
• Received Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India fellowship for pursuing Master of Technology at NIT Warangal, India: 2014 - 2016.
• Received Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India Research fellowship for pursuing Ph.D. at Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, India: 2016 - 2021.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Engineering (Laser Directed Energy Deposition based Additive Manufacturing), Homi Bhabha National Institute


Master, Additive Manufacturing, National Institute of Technology Warangal


Bachelor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Kerala


External positions

Cranfield University

Jan 2023Jun 2023

University of Waterloo

Aug 2021Jan 2023

Senior Research Fellow, Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology


Junior Research Fellow, Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology



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