4th Edition of International Conference on

Materials Science and Engineering

March 13-15, 2023 | Online Event

Materials 2022

Swamini Chopra

Speaker at Materials Science and Engineering 2022 - Swamini Chopra
Maharashtra Institute of Technology, India

Title : Cryogenic Treatment Evolution for Polymeric Materials


Cryogenic treatment, though a conventional treatment to improve the wear performance, it is still an emerging tool in case of polymers. This can be the reason, not much work is carried out or documented on cryogenic treatment of polymers. Despite great progress that this field has witnessed in past few years, it is still at its infancy and needs much to be explored. The fundamental challenge is the detailed understanding of generalized mechanism in order to establish the cryogenic treatment as an integral part of manufacturing process itself in industry. An attempt has been made by our team over the years to developed cryogenic treatment process for polymers, polymer composites and polymer blends by targeting mechanical and tribological properties. Our work has given a new dimension to the existing technology and promoted interdisciplinary research by merging chemistry, physics and material science with engineering disciplines. In present work, an attempt has been made to review the area of Cryogenic treatment of different types of polymeric materials and established its mechanism for the improvement in properties. After meticulous analysis it was concluded that this treatment not only enhances the mechanical performance of polymers but also leads to indirect environmental benefits by improving the component life and thereby reducing industrial waste.

What will audience learn from your presentation?

  • Cryogenic treatment of polymers is a new area and this presentation will be informative to the audience
  • Performance of polymeric material against their metallic counterpart is always questionable. This treatment will give researchers an alternative to explore the area of cryogenic treatment for different materials
  • This presentation summarizes study done over the years for various polymeric materials in lab and in actual applications. Cryogenic treatment is indeed a practical solution that could make many components more efficient.


Dr. Swamini has expertise in the field of polymers, composites, cryogenic treatment, tribological performance and characterization techniques. She received her Ph.D. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), Nagpur in 2019. After completing her Ph.D. in 3 years, she joined DRDO’s Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT), Pune on a High Entropy Alloy (HEA) Project sponsored by DST, Govt. of India. She is presently working as Assistant Professor – Research in Mechanical Engineering Department, Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT), Aurangabad. With 3 patents, 4 books and 28 research articles in reputed journals, she is one of the youngest Doctorate faculty at MIT, Aurangabad.