Abhishek Das

Areas of Interest: 

Electric vehicle battery joining; Joining of lightweight materials and structures; Modelling and simulations of various joining processes; Non-traditional machining; Process control, Metrology and Measurement


  • Ph.D : WMG, The University of Warwick, United Kingdom (2016)
  • M.Tech. (Mechanical Engineering – Production and industrial system engineering): Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India (2009); M.Tech. research work is funded by DAAD Fellowship 2008 (September 2008 to May 2009) at Institut für Werkstoffkunde I, Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Germany.
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Production engineering) : Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India (2007)

Academic/Industrial Experience

  1. Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Delhi : November 2021-Present
  2. Assistant Professor (SRF): WMG, The University of Warwick, United Kingdom (May 2019 – Oct 2021)
  3. Research Fellow: WMG, The University of Warwick, United Kingdom (June 2016 – April 2019)
  4. Research Assistant: WMG, The University of Warwick, United Kingdom (Feb 2015 – May 2016)
  5. Jr. Manager: JSW Ispat Steel Ltd, Maharashtra, India (Oct 2009 – Feb 2012)

Selected Publications

  1. Kumar, N., Das, A., & Masters, I. (2021) In-depth evaluation of laser-welded similar and dissimilar tab-to-busbar electrical interconnects for electric vehicle battery pack. Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 70, 78-96.
  2. Das, A.; Beaumont, R.; Masters, I.; Haney, P., (2021) Macro-Modelling of Laser Micro-Joints for Understanding Joint Strength in Electric Vehicle Battery Interconnects. Materials, 14, (13), 3552.
  3. Kumar, N., Das, A., Dale, T., & Masters, I. (2021) Laser wobble welding of fluid-based cooling channel joining for battery thermal management. Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 67, 151-169.
  4. Beaumont, R., Masters, I., Das, A., Lucas, S., Thanikachalam, A., and Williams, D. (2021) Methodology for developing a macro finite element model of Lithium-ion pouch cells for predicting mechanical behaviour under multiple loading conditions. Energies, 14(7), 1921.
  5. Das, A., Masters, I., Williams, D. (2021) Understanding novel gap-bridged remote laser welded (RLW) joints for automotive high-rate and temperature applications. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 190, 106043.
  6. Das, A., Dale, T., Masters, I., & Widanage, D. (2020). Feasibility of fillet edge weld using laser wobble technique. Procedia CIRP, 95, 846-851.
  7. Das, A., Fritz, R., Finuf, M., & Masters, I. (2020). Blue laser welding of multi-layered AISI 316L stainless steel micro-foils. Optics & Laser Technology, 132, 106498.
  8. Dhara, S., & Das, A. (2020). Impact of ultrasonic welding on multi-layered Al–Cu joint for electric vehicle battery applications: A layer-wise microstructural analysis. Materials Science and Engineering: A, 791, 139795.
  9. Das, A., Beaumont, R., Butterworth, I., Masters, I., & Williams, D. (2020). High rate and temperature-dependent tensile characterisation with modelling for gap-bridged remote laser welded (RLW) joint using automotive AA5182 alloy. International Journal of Impact Engineering, 144, 103672.
  10. Shaikh, U.F., Das, A., Barai, A., & Masters, I. (2019). Electro-Thermo-Mechanical Behaviours of Laser Joints for Electric Vehicle Battery Interconnects. In Electric Vehicles International Conference (EV); 3-4 Oct. 2019: IEEE. pp. 1-6.
  11. Das, A., Barai, A., Masters, I., & Williams, D. (2019). Comparison of tab-to-busbar ultrasonic joints for electric vehicle Li-ion battery applications. World Electric Vehicle Journal, 10(3), 55.
  12. Das, A., Ashwin, T. R., & Barai, A. (2019). Modelling and characterisation of ultrasonic joints for Li-ion batteries to evaluate the impact on electrical resistance and temperature raise. Journal of Energy Storage, 22, 239-248.
  13. Das, A., Li, D., Williams, D., & Greenwood, D. (2019). Weldability and shear strength feasibility study for automotive electric vehicle battery tab interconnects. Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering, 41(1), 54.
  14. Das, A., Butterworth, I., Masters, I., & Williams, D. (2019). “Evaluation of Key Geometrical and Mechanical Properties for Remote Laser Welded AC-170PX Aluminium Joints, Journal of Laser Micro/Nanoengineering, 14(1): 1-7.
  15. Das, A., Masters, I., & Williams, D. (2019). Process robustness and strength analysis of multi-layered dissimilar joints using ultrasonic metal welding. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 101(1), 881-900.
  16. Das, A., Butterworth, I., Masters, I., & Williams, D. (2018). Microstructure and mechanical properties of gap-bridged remote laser welded (RLW) automotive grade AA 5182 joints. Materials Characterization, 145, 697-712.
  17. Das, A., Li, D., Williams, D. & Greenwood, D. (2018). “Joining Technologies for Automotive Battery Systems Manufacturing”, World Electric Vehicle Journal, 9(2), 22. This paper received BEST PAPER AWARD by WEVJ among the all research articles published between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2018.
  18. Das, A., Franciosa, P., Pesce, A., & Gerbino, S. (2017). “Parametric Effect Analysis of Free-form Shape Error during Sheet Metal Forming”, International Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, 9(09S), 117-124.
  19. Das, A., Franciosa, P., Williams, D. & Ceglarek, D. (2016). “Physics-driven shape variation modelling at early design stage”, Procedia CIRP, 41, 1072-1077.
  20. Das, A., & Misra, J. P. (2016). Modelling and parametric optimisation of deposited layer thickness in electric discharge coating process. International Journal of Surface Science and Engineering, 10(3), 253-271. doi:10.1504/IJSURFSE.2016.076997
  21. Das, A., Franciosa, P., & Ceglarek, D. (2015). “Fixture design optimisation considering production batch of compliant non-ideal sheet metal parts”, Procedia Manufacturing, 1, 157-168. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.promfg.2015.09.079
  22. Das, A., Franciosa, P., Prakash, P. K. S., & Ceglarek, D. (2014). “Transfer function of assembly process with compliant non-ideal parts”, Procedia CIRP, 21(0), 177-182.
  23. Das, A., & Jain, N. K. (2013). “Investigations on Tool Wear and Material Deposition Aspects of TiC Coating on Aluminium by Electro Discharge Coating Process” International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, 27(4), 251-262.
  24. Kumar, G. S., & Das, A. (2012). “Analysis and Ergonomic Improvement of Working Postures in Cast House Work Station using JACK Modelling” International Journal of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation, 3(1), 16-31.
  25. Das, A., & Misra, J. P. (2012). “Experimental Investigation on Surface Modification of Aluminum by Electric Discharge Coating Process using TiC/Cu Green Compact Tool-Electrode” Machining Science and Technology, 16(4), 601-623.

International conferences and poster presentation

  1. Allen, M., Oliveira, M., Hazra, S., Adetoro, O., Das, A., & Cardoso, R. (2016). “Benchmark 2 – Springback of a Jaguar Land Rover Aluminium” Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 734(2), 022002.
  2. Das, A., Franciosa, P., Gerbino, S. & Williams, D. “Prediction of Geometric Errors of Stamped Sheet Metal Parts using Deviation Field Decomposition”, International Conference on Competitive Manufacturing (COMA), 2016 Stellenbosch, South Africa.
  3. Franciosa, P., Das, A., Ceglarek, D., Bolognese, L., Marine, C., Mistry, A., Design Synthesis Methodology for Dimensional Management of Assembly Process with Compliant non-Ideal Parts, Joint Conference on Mechanical, Design Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing, Toulouse, France, June 18th–20th, 2014. This paper received BEST PAPER AWARD at the 2014 International Joint Conference on Mechanical, Design Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing held in Toulouse, France. A total of 95 papers were presented during the conference.
  4. Das A., Jain N. K., Wanner A. and Schulze V., “Effect Of Coating Time And Electrode Polarity In Electro Discharge Coating Of Al Using Tic/Cu Green Compact Tool”, Proceedings of the 3rd International and 24th AIMTDR Conference, Andhra University, India (2010), 527–530.
  5. Das, A., Shaikh, U.F., Masters, I., & Williams, D. (2019). Identifying the effects of laser focus position and wobble characteristics on dissimilar material laser joints, UK industrial Laser Symposium, 20-21 March 2019, Crewe, UK.
  6. Das, A., Li, D., Williams, D. & Greenwood, D. (2018). A Review of Joining Technologies for Automotive Battery Interconnects, UK Energy Storage Conference, Newcastle, UK.
  7. "Das.A., Franciosa, P., Ceglarek, D., Bolognese, L., Marine, C., Mistry, A. (2013). RLW Navigator: Software Architecture and Multidisciplinary Optimisation for Embedding New Production Processes, British Computer Society (BCS) University Challenge, Coventry UK. This poster received the BEST POSTER AWARD at the 2013 British Computer Society (BCS) University Challenge. "

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