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Research Interests

Dr Shukla obtained his Ph.D. in laser processing at Loughborough University. He is a chartered engineer (CEng) with the institution of mechanical engineers, and has over 13 years of experience in laser material processing and related phenomena. He has an international academic experience and industrial background in laser material processing and manufacturing engineering. Before commencing his PhD, he worked as a manufacturing engineer in aerospace/industrial turbine blade manufacturing and has held various academic positions in UK and abroad before commencing at Coventry University as a senior lecturer in Manufacturing Engineering. He has published widely in laser processing and is also a editor-in-chief of the new "International Journal of Peening Science and Technology". He holds a keen interest in application of industrial lasers, laser technology in general, manufacturing engineering, materials science, and advanced ceramics in particular.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctorate, Loughborough University

External positions

Editor-in-Chief , International Journal of Peening Science and Technology

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Research Output 2009 2020

1 Citation (Scopus)

Alteration of Wetting Properties of Orthopaedic Titanium Alloy (Ti-6Al-7Nb) using Laser Shock Peening

Shen, X., Shukla, P., Swanson, P., An, Z., Prabhakaran, S., Waugh, D., Nie, X., Mee, C., Nakhodchi, S. & Lawrence, J., 15 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Alloys and Compounds. 801, p. 327-342 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Shot peening
Titanium alloys

Effect of Laser Shock Peening on Commercially Pure Titanium-1 Weldment Fabricated by Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Technique

Varin, S., Agarwal, M., Chugh, A., Manikandan, M., Prabhakaran, S., Kalainathan, S., Shukla, P., Lawrence, J. & Arivazhagan, N., Jun 2019, In : Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals. 72, 6, p. 1569–1573 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Shot peening
Electric arc welding
Open Access
Hastelloy (trademark)
heat resistant alloys
plastic deformation

Lase Radiance Density Controller

Shukla, P., 30 Jan 2019, (In preparation)

Research output: Patent

Open Access
Shot peening
Residual stresses

Activities 2016 2019

Mahesh Kargar

Pratik Shukla (Host)
5 Jun 2019

Activity: Hosting a visitorHosting an academic visitor

Ann Zammit

Pratik Shukla (Host)
1 Apr 20195 Apr 2019

Activity: Hosting a visitorHosting an academic visitor

Laser Shock Peening induced Compressive Stress in Alumina Armour Ceramics

Pratik Shukla (Speaker)
3 Jan 20186 Jan 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

7th International Conference on Laser Peening and Related Phenomena

Pratik Shukla (Organising Committee)
17 Jun 201822 Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference


Coventry Student Employability Initiative Award 2019

Pratik Shukla (Recipient), 5 Jun 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

LaunchPad Competition, Coventry University

Pratik Shukla (Recipient), 14 Jan 2019

Prize: Other distinction