Chaitanya Krishna Vallabh (cvallabh)

Chaitanya Krishna Vallabh


Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science

Mechanical Engineering


  • PhD (2017) Clarkson University (Mechanical Engineering)
  • MS (2014) Clarkson University (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Bachelor of Technology (2012) Vignan's Institute of Technology and Aeronautical Engineering (Aeronautical Engineering)


My research expertise lies in the broad area of system dynamics and vibrations with specialization in microparticle adhesion and manipulation using acoustic techniques coupled with laser interferometry. My research experience and interests also include additive manufacturing (AM), advanced, smart, and scalable manufacturing methods, elastic wave propagation, ultrasonic non-destructive evaluation, structural health monitoring (SHM), systems integration, bigdata analysis, image and signal processing, deep learning, and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).

Current Research Interests: Advanced manufacturing, additive manufacturing, engineering education, and bigdata analysis

General Information

Chaitanya Krishna (CK) Vallabh graduated with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University in 2017. Prior to his position at Stevens, he was a postdoctoral research associate (2019 - 2022) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at University of Pittsburgh - where his research focus was on developing processing monitoring methods for laser powder bed fusion additive manufacturing along with developing sensing modalities for polymer 3D printing. From 2018 - 2019, He was a postdoctoral researcher at The Ohio State University (Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering), where his research focus was on (1) developing MEMS-based sensor system for biological applications and (2) autonomous additive manufacturing.

Dr. Vallabh is also a Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) certified STEM teaching associate and currently working towards the next levels of certification. He is interested and passionate about engineering education research and would like to develop evidence based teaching methodologies for STEM education with focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Postdoctoral Research Associate August 2019 –August 2022
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Pittsburgh
Postdoctoral Researcher January 2018 – May 2019
Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, The Ohio State University
Graduate Teaching Assistant August 2012 – December 2017
Dept. of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Clarkson University
Research Intern May 2011 – May 2012
Advanced System Laboratories (ASL), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Hyderabad, India

Professional Societies

  • Adhesion Society Member
  • ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineers Member

Patents and Inventions

Zhao, X., & Vallabh, C. K. P. (2021). U.S. Patent Application No. 17/015,062.

Selected Publications

Selected Publications:

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Vallabh, Chaitanya Krishna Prasad, Soumya Sridar, Wei Xiong, and Xiayun Zhao. "Predicting melt pool depth and grain length using multiple signatures from in-situ single camera two-wavelength imaging pyrometry for laser powder bed fusion." Journal of Materials Processing Technology 308 (2022): 117724.

Vallabh, Chaitanya Krishna Prasad, and Xiayun Zhao. "Melt pool temperature measurement and monitoring during laser powder bed fusion based additive manufacturing via single-camera two-wavelength imaging pyrometry (STWIP)." Journal of Manufacturing Processes 79 (2022): 486-500.

Vallabh, Chaitanya Krishna Prasad, Yue Zhang, and Xiayun Zhao. "In-situ ultrasonic monitoring for Vat Photopolymerization." Additive Manufacturing 55 (2022): 102801.

Haolin, Zhang*, Vallabh, Chaitanya Krishna Prasad*, Yubo Xiong and Xiayun Zhao, “A systematic study and framework of fringe projection profilometry with improved measurement performance for in-situ LPBF process monitoring” Measurement (2022), in press (* co-first author), DOI:

Vallabh, Chaitanya Krishna Prasad, and Xiayun Zhao, “Continuous comprehensive monitoring of melt pool morphology under realistic printing scenarios with laser powder bed fusion” 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing (2021),

Vallabh, Chaitanya Krishna Prasad, Yubo Xiong and Xiayun Zhao “3D Printing of Liquid Metal EGaIn through Laser Induced Forward Transfer: A proof-of-concept study”, Manufacturing Letters (2021), DOI: 10.1016/j.mfglet.2021.03.004

Vallabh, Chaitanya Krishna Prasad, and Cetin Cetinkaya Single particle adhesion variability in additive manufacturing powders”, The Journal of Adhesion (2019), DOI: 10.1080/00218464.2019.1622094

Vallabh, Chaitanya Krishna Prasad, and Cetin Cetinkaya. "Adhesion distribution on the surface of a single microparticle." Applied Physics Letters 109.12 (2016): 121602.

Vallabh, Chaitanya Krishna Prasad, James D. Stephens, Grazyna Kmiecik-Lawrynowicz, Santokh Badesha, and Cetin Cetinkaya. "Effect of surface temperature on adhesion of nanoparticle-coated microparticles." Powder Technology 298 (2016): 57-64.

Vallabh, Chaitanya Krishna Prasad, James D. Stephens, and Cetin Cetinkaya. "Effect of surface temperature on microparticle-surface adhesion." Applied Physics Letters 107.4 (2015): 041607.

Vallabh, Chaitanya Krishna Prasad, James D. Stephens, Grazyna Kmiecik-Lawrynowicz, Santokh Badesha, Maura Sweeney, and Cetin Cetinkaya. "Predicting electrostatic charge on single microparticles." Powder Technology 286 (2015): 684-696.

Vallabh, Chaitanya Krishna Prasad, Armin Saeedi Vahdat, and Cetin Cetinkaya. "Charge contribution to patch-charged microparticle adhesion." Applied Physics Letters 105.21 (2014): 211905.