Salil Sainis

Avdelningen för material och tillverkning , Tekniska Högskolan i Jönköping AB


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Born and brought up in India, Salil Sainis completed his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Vellore Institute of Technology in 2014. He moved to The Netherlands immediately after to pursue a master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from Delft University of Technology. Since June of 2018, he has started his doctoral research at the Department of Materials and Manufacturing under the supervision of Prof. Caterina Zanella. His project is funded by the European Commission's Horizon2020 grant initiative under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions program. Through this project, he is one of 15 Early Stage Researchers in the 'mCBEEs' Innovative Training Network spread throughout Europe.


An enthusiast in the science of materials, Salil Sainis has worked on titanium alloys, aluminum alloys and steels. His bachelor's thesis investigated the precipitation hardening sequence in metastable β-Ti alloys. For his master's thesis, he worked on the kinetics of bainite transformation in steels. His current PhD research focuses on understanding the role of microstructure in the deposition of cerium conversion compounds.

As part of the mCBEEs consortium agreement, Salil Sainis will collaborate and be a visiting researcher at the Center for Surface Science and Nanotechnology in Bucharest, Romania in 2019, CIDETEC in San Sebastian, Spain in 2020 and ETH Zurich, Switzerland in 2021 for a period or two months each.


Sainis, S., Zanella, C. (2021). A study of the localized ceria coating deposition on Fe-rich intermetallics in an AlSiFe cast alloy Materials, 14(11). More information
Sainis, S., Roșoiu, S., Ghassemali, E., Zanella, C. (2020). The role of microstructure and cathodic intermetallics in localised deposition mechanism of conversion compounds on Al (Si, Fe, Cu) alloy Surface & Coatings Technology, 402. More information
Sainis, S., Farahani, H., Gamsjäger, E., van der Zwaag, S. (2018). An in-situ LSCM study on bainite formation in a Fe-0.2C-1.5Mn-2.0Cr alloy Metals, 8(7). More information
Joshi, S., Sainis, S., D'Souza, M. (2014). Quantitative performance evaluation of a wind turbine generator cluster using statistical techniques Energy Procedia, 54, 211-220. More information
Pande, A., Sainis, S., Rajaraman, S., Manivasagam, G., Nageswara Rao, M. (2014). Influence of rate of heating to aging temperature on precipitation hardening in a metastable β titanium alloy Advanced Materials Research, 1025-1026, 445-450. More information
Sainis, S., Kalra, A., Babu, G., Rao, M. (2014). Weibull analysis of the effect of interrupted aging treatments on the fatigue life of components made of cast Aluminium alloy 354 Advanced Materials Research, 849, 223-227. More information
Sainis, S., Kalra, A., Babu, G., Rao, M. (2013). Weibull analysis of the effect of modified aging treatments on fatigue life of cast aluminium alloy 354 Advanced Materials Research, 800, 356-360. More information


Sainis, S., Ghassemali, E., Zanella, C. (2020). The influence of size and nearest neighbour distance of intermetallic particles in cast Al-Si alloys on the localized deposition of cerium conversion coatings. Virtual EUROCORR 2020, 7th - 11th September 2020, virtual Congress. More information
Sainis, S., Zanella, C. (2019). Influence of size and distribution of intermetallic particles in Al-Si cast alloys on the cerium conversion coating deposition. Electrochem 2019 Annual Meeting, 26-28 August, Glasgow, United Kingdom. More information


Sainis, S., Zanella, C. . A localized study on the influence of pre-treatments on the surface condition of cast Al-Si-Fe and Al-Si-Cu-Fe alloys and their effect on cerium conversion coating deposition. More information


Sainis, S. (2021). The influence of Al alloy microstructure on conversion coating formation (Licentiate thesis, Jönköping: Jönköping University, School of Engineering). More information