V. Arigela

Dr. Viswanadh Gowtham Arigela

Research Interests

  • High temperature nano/-micromechanics of materials: Development, design and applications
  • Microstructure and mechanical property correlations in materials at smaller length scales
  • Grain boundary plasticity and interfaces


04/2020 -  present: Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Applied materials – Mechanics of Materials and Interfaces (IAM-MMI)
12/2019 - 03/2020: Postdoctoral researcher at Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung (MPIE), Düsseldorf
10/2015 - 11/2019: Doctoral candidate at Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung (MPIE), Düsseldorf - under IMPRS-SurMat program
07/2013 - 06/2015: M.Tech. (Metallurgical and Materials Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR), Roorkee
07/2009 - 05/2013: B.E. (Metallurgical Engineering), Andhra University College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam


  • Thin-film micro-tensile-test structures for high throughput characterization of mechanical properties. T. Oellers, V. G. Arigela, A. Ludwig, C. Kirchlechner, G. Dehm. (February 2020, ACS Combinatorial Science, 22(3), 142-149)
  • Development of a high-temperature micromechanics stage with a novel temperature measurement approach. V. G. Arigela, T. Oellers, A. Ludwig, C. Kirchlechner, G. Dehm. (July 2019, The Review of Scientific Instruments, 90(7), 073904)
  • Microstructural and mechanical analysis of aluminum alloy laminates produced by accumulative roll bonding. V. G. Arigela, N. R. Palukuri, D. Singh, S. K. Kolli, J. Rengaswamy, P. Chekhonin, J. Scharnweber, W. Skrotzki. (March 2019, The Journal of alloys and compounds, 790, 917-927)
  • Combinatorial synthesis and characterization of binary Cu-Ag alloys in the form of microstructured thin films [Kombinatorische Synthese und Charakterisierung binärer Cu-Ag Legierungen in Form mikrostruckturierter dünner Schichten]. T. Oellers, V. G. Arigela, C. Kirchlechner, J. Pfetzing-Micklich, G. Dehm, A. Ludwig. (2018, Metall, 72(11), 429)
  • Comparative study of texture evolution in ARB processed AA2014, AA6063, and AA2014/6063 aluminum laminates. V. G. Arigela, J. Scharnweber, L. Lienshoeft, P. Chekhonin, R. Schaarschuch, S. K. Kolli, N. R. Palukuri, J. Rengaswamy, W. Skrtozki. (June 2015, Kovove Materials, 53, 1-5)


"Temperature measurement for a High-Temperature Micro deformation Device", V. G. Arigela, M. Kolling, I. Gonzalez, C. Kirchlechner. (filed European patent application number: 18199374.2)

Awards and Scholarships

  • International Max-Planck research school (IMPRS-SurMat) Scholarship, 2015
  • DAAD IIT-IIM Masters Sandwich Program Scholarship, 2014
  • Ministry of Human Resources and Development Scholarship, Govt. of. India, 2013


  • Nanobrücken, Düsseldorf, Germany (2020)
  • Euromat 2019, Stockholm, Sweden (2019)
  • International conference on metallurgical coatings and thin films (ICMCTF), San Diego, USA, (2019)
  • Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) for Thin films and small scale mechanical behavior, Lewiston, Maine, U.S.A. (2018)
  • International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, Brussels, Belgium (2018)
  • Euromat 2017, Thessaloniki, Greece (2017)
  • Advanced nano-mechanical techniques for academic and industrial research, Aachen, Germany (2018)
  • Materials Chain International Conference, Bochum, Germany, Bochum, Germany (2018)
  • GDRi Mecano General School 2018, Cargese, Corsica, France (2018)
  • Gordon Research Conference (GRC) for Thin films and small scale mechanical behavior, Lewiston, Maine, U.S.A. (2018)
  • GRi Mecano General meeting, Toulouse, France (2017)
  • Materials Day 2016, Ruhr Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany (2016)