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Abhik Choudhury
Assistant Professor


Aloke Paul
Associate Professor

Ashok M. Raichur

Dipankar Banerjee



Govind S.Gupta


Associate Professor

Kaushik Chatterjee
Assistant Professor

Praveen C.R
Associate Professor

Praveen Kumar
Assistant Professor

Rajeev Ranjan
Associate Professor


Satyam Suwas
Associate Professor

Chandan Srivastava
Assistant Professor

Subodh Kumar



Suryasarathi Bose
Assistant Professor

Honorary Professor

UGC Emeritus Fellow

Honorary Professor

Honorary Professor

Principal Research

Technical Officer

Scientific Officer

Principal Research

Scientific Officer

Principal Research

Abhik Choudhury
Assistant Professor


PhD.(2012) University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Dual Degree(B.Tech + M.Tech)(2008), IIT Madras

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Research Interests:

1) Study of pattern formation in self-organizing systems occurring during phase transformations such as solidification, electrochemical reactions and other transformations with elastic and magneto-elastic coupling.
2) Development of quantitative phase-field models for different phenomena.
3) Integration of different modelling techniques.

Selected Recent Publications:
  • Grand-potential formulation for multicomponent phase transformations combined with thin-interface asymptotics of the double-obstacle potential.
    Phys. Rev. E 85, 021602 – Published 6 February 2012.
  • Theoretical and numerical study of lamellar eutectic three-phase growth in ternary alloys
    Phys. Rev. E 83, 051608 – Published 26 May 2011.
  • A phase-field study of large-scale dendrite fragmentation in Al–Cu
    Journal of Crystal Growth, Volume 359, 15 November 2012, Pages 107-121.

Total publications:14

T.A. Abinandanan


Ph.D. (1991), Carnegie Mellon, USA
B.Tech. (1985), BHU

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Award: Young Metallurgist of the Year Award from Indian Institute of Metals

Research Interests:
Phase transformations, Microstructural evolution, Computational modelling

Selected Recent Publications:
  • F. Haider, R. Kozubski and T.A. Abinandanan, Simulation techniques, Chapter 12 in Alloy Physics edited by W. Pfeiler (John Wiley 2007).
  • M.P. Gururajan and T.A. Abinandanan, Phase field study of precipitate rafting nderr a uniaxial stress, Acta Materialia, 55, 5015 (2007).
  • Subhradeep Chatterjee, T. A. Abinandanan and K. Chattopadhyay, Phase-Field Simulation of Fusion Interface Events during Solidification of Dissimilar Welds: Effect of Composition Inhomogeneity, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions, 39 A, 1638 (2008)

    Total Publications: 47

    Teaching: Phase transformations, Thermodynamics
  • Aloke Paul
    Associate Professor


    Ph.D. (2004), Eindhoven Univ. Tech., The Netherlands
    M.E. (1998), IISc, Bangalore
    B.Tech (1996), NIT(REC), Durgapur

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    Research Interests: Phenomenological models in solid state interdiffusion, growth mechanism of A15 intermetallic superconductors, materials in electronic packaging, bond coats for jet engine applications, silicides for high temperature applications

    Selected Recent Publications:
    • S. Santra, H. Dong, T. Laurila, A. Paul, Role of different factors affecting interdiffusion in Cu(Ga) and Cu(Si) solid solutions, Proceedings of the Royal Society A 470 (2014) 20130464.
    • A. Paul, A pseudobinary approach to study interdiffusion and the Kirkendall effect in multicomponent systems, Philosophical Magazine, 93 (2013) 2297-2315.
    • S. Roy and A. Paul, Growth mechanism of tantalum silicides by interdiffusion, Philosophical Magazine, 92 (2012) 4215-4229.

    Total publications: 83

    Teaching: Diffusion in solids

    Ashok M. Raichur


    Ph.D. (1995), Univ. of Nevada, USA
    M.S. (1992), Univ. of Kentucky, USA
    B.E. (1990), MREC, Jaipur

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    Awards: Metallurgist of the Year Award, Ministry of Steel; Biotech Process Development Award, Dept. of Biotechnology; Humboldt Research Fellowship; Satish Dhawan Young Engineers Award; MRSI Medal

    Research Interests:
    Polyelectrolyte thin films and capsules for drug delivery and biosensors; Surface and colloid chemistry in nanoparticle processing.

    Selected Recent Publications:
  • M. Biswas and A. M. Raichur, Electrokinetic and rheological properties of nano zirconia in the presence of rhamnolipid biosurfactant, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 91 (2008) 3197-3201.
  • S. S. Tripathy and A. M. Raichur, Enhanced adsorption capacity of activated alumina by impregnation with alum for removal of As(V) from water, Chemical Engineering Journal, 138 (2008) 179-186.
  • A. Tripathi, N. Chandrasekaran, A. M. Raichur, A. Mukherjee, Antibacterial applications of silver nanoparticles synthesized by aqueous extract of Azadirachta indica (Neem) leaves, Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology, 4(2008), 1-6.

    Total Publications: 70

    Biomaterial processing, Advanced surface chemistry.

  • Dipankar Banerjee


    Ph.D. (1979), IISc Bangalore
    B.Tech. (1974), IIT Madaras

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    Award: National Metallurgist Day Award of the Ministry of Steel, Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Award, Technology Leadership Award of the DRDO, Padma Shri.

    Research Interests:
    The relationship between processing-structure-properties and application engineering in materials and advanced structural characterisation techniques.

    Selected Recent Publications:
  • D.Banerjee ,Ti3Al and its Alloys, Intermetallic Compounds - Principles and Practice. Eds.: JH Westbrook and RL Fleischer, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., England, 2, 91 (1995)
  • D.Banerjee, The Intermetallic Ti2AlNb, Progress in Materials Science, 42, No.1, 135, Pergamon, (1997).
  • D.V. Sridhara Rao, K. Muraleedharan, S. Bysakh, R. Balamuralikrishnan, T.K. Nandy R. Muralidharan, T. Srinivasan, P. Mishra, P. Sen, V.D. Vankar and D. Banerjee, Characterisation of GaAs-based Multilayer Semiconductor Device Structures, Frontiers in the Design of Materials, Eds: Baldev Raj, S. Ranganathan, K. Bhanu Sankara Rao, M.D. Mathew, P.Shankar, Universities Press(India) Limited, 2007.

    Total Publications: >100

    Emerging R&D Projects:
    1. Structural characterisation of wide bangap semiconductors such as GaN
    2. Structure and Properties of high temperature materials

  • K. Chattopadhyay
    (Divisional Chairman, Mechanical Sciences)


    Ph.D. (1978), Banaras Hindu Univ.
    M.E. (1973), Banaras Hindu Univ.
    B.E. (1971), Univ. of Burdhwan

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    Awards: Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award; National Metallurgists Day Award from Govt. of India; MRSI Medal, G.D. Birla Gold Medal, J.C. Bose National Fellow, Alumni award of excellence in research in engineering

    Research Interests: Non-equilibrium processing of materials, Synthesis and phase transformation behavior of nanocomposites, Joining of dissimilar metals, Quasi crystals and complex alloys

    Selected Recent Publications:

    • S. Chithra , S. Lele and K. Chattopadhyay ; Structure evolution and phase change in Ag–5.1 at.% Bi alloy during mechanical alloying ; Acta Materialia , Volume 59, Issue 5 , March 2011, Pages 2009-2019
    • D. Prabhu , A. Narayanasamy , K. Shinoda , B. Jeyadeven , J.-M. Greneche , and K. Chattopadhyay ; Grain size effect on the phase transformation temperature of nanostructured CuFe 2 O 4 ; Journal of Applied Physics. 109 , 013532 (2011).
    • Mithun Palit, S. Banumathy, A.K. Singh, S. Pandian, K. Chattopadhyay; Crystallography of solid–liquid interface and evolution of texture during directional solidification of Tb 0.3 Dy 0.7 Fe 1.95 alloy  ; Intermetallics , Volume 19, Issue 3 , March 2011, Pages 357-368
    • Duraisamy Sivaprahasam , A. M. Sriramamurthy , M. Vijayakumar , G. Sundararajan and Kamanio Chattopadhyay ; Synthesis of FeCu Nanopowder by Levitational Gas Condensation Process ; Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B , Volume 41, Number 4 ,Aug. 2010, 841-856
    • P.Sharma,  Krishanu Biswas, A.K.Mondal and K.Chattopadhyay; Size Effect on Lattice Parameter of KCl during Mechanical Milling; Scripta Mater.,61, 2009, 600-603

    Total Publications: 270

    Solidification processing

    Atul H. Chokshi


    Ph.D. (1984 ), USC, USA
    M.S. (1981), USC, USA
    B.Tech. (1980), IIT, Madras

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    Awards: Swarnajayanti Presidential Young Investigator Award; MRSI Medal; Metallurgist of the Year Award (Ministry of Steel & Mines); Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, G.D. Birla Gold Medal (IIM); Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIT Madras

    Research Interests:
    High temperature deformation and fracture of metals, ceramics, composites and nanocrystalline materials, Processing of nanomaterials, ceramics and composites, Creep and superplasticity

    Selected Recent Publications:

  • S. Swaroop, M. Kilo, C. Argirusis, G. Borchardt and A.H. Chokshi, Analysis of Lattice and Grain Boundary Cation Diffusion in 3YTZ using SIMS, Acta Materialia, 53 (2005) 4975-4985.
  • R.S. Kottada and A.H. Chokshi, Low Temperature Compressive Creep in Electrodeposited Nanocrystalline Nickel, Scripta Materialia, 53 (2005) 887-892.
  • A.H. Chokshi, Triple Junction Limited Grain Growth in Nanocrystals, Scripta Materialia, 59 (2008) 726-729.

    Total Publications:

    Deformation and Failure Mechanisms at Elevated Temperatures, Materials Design and Selection, Advanced Topics in Mechanical Behavior of Materials.

  • G.S. Avadhani
    Principal Research Scientist


    Ph.D.(2002), IISc
    M.Sc.(Engg) (1997), IISc
    M.Phil. (1983), Nagpur University
    M.Sc. (1981), Nagpur University
    B.Sc. (1979), Poona University

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    Research Interests: Processing Science, Electron Microscopy, Electronics

    Selected Recent Publications:
  • Techniques for Characterization of Nano Materials, G.S.Avadhani , Proc. The Sixth International Conference on Mathematical Modeling and Computer Simulation of Material Technologies,(MMT-2010), Ariel, Israel, Aug.23-27, 2010. p.1-211-244.
  • Optimization of Warm Workability of Armco Iron and some binary Alloys: A study using Processing Maps, G.S.Avadhani, Proc. International Conference on Automotive Materials & Manufacturing-2010(AM&M-2010), 6-8 Oct.2010, Pune, India.019, p. 215-220.
  • Microwave Assisted Synthesis and UV-Vis Spectroscopic Studies of Silver Nanoparticles Synthesized Using Vanillin as a Reducing Agent B. Aswathy, G.S. Avadhani, I.S. Sumithra, S. Suji, G. Sony, Journal of Molecular Liquids (2011), (in press).

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  • V. Babu
    Technical Officer Gr-I


    AMIIM (1988), IIM, Calcutta
    B.Sc. (1974), Bangalore University

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    Research Interests: Electroslag refining, Extractive metallurgy, Electronics, Vacuum hot press

    Selected Recent Publication:
  • V. Babu and P. Padaikathan, Structure and hard magnetic properties of barium hexaferrite with and without La2O3 prepared by ball milling, J. Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 241 (2002) 85-88
  • C. Divakar, L. Rangaraj, P.M. Jaman, S. Usha Devi, M.A. Venkataswamy, V. Babu, Reactive Hot Pressing of Ceramic-Ceramic composites, Materials Science & Technology, 2000 (2004) 174-180
  • R.J. Deshpande
    Scientific Officer


    M.Sc.(Engg) (1988), IISc
    M.A.Sc. (1983), Gulbarga University
    B.Sc. (1980), Karnataka University
    Awards: German Academic Exchange Fellowship (DAAD), 1991-92

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    Awards: German Academic Exchange Fellowship (DAAD), 1991-92

    Research Interests: Mineral Processing, Biomineral processing

    Selected Recent Publications:
  • R.J. Deshpande and K.A. Natarajan, Studies on grinding media wear and its effect on flotation of ferrugenous phosphate ore, Minerals Engineering 12 (1999) 1119-1125
  • R.J. Deshpande, S. Subramanian and K.A. Natarajan, Effect of bacterial interaction with Thiobacillus ferrooxidans on the floatability of sphalerite and pyrite, Proc. Int. Seminar on Mineral Processing Technology (MPT 2001), February 15-17, (2001) Hyderabad, 159-161
  • R.J. Deshpande, S. Subramanian and K.A. Natarajan, Surface chemical studies on pyrite and arsenopyrite using Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans, Proc. Mineral Processing Technology (MPT-2004), Editors. G.V. Rao and V.N. Misra, Allied Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 2004, 668-675

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  • Govind S. Gupta


    Ph.D. (1991), Wollongong, Australia
    M.Tech. (1987), IIT, Kanpur
    B.E. (1985 ), VRCE, Nagpur

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    Awards: Metallurgist of the Year, Ministry of Steel & Mines, Govt. of India

    Research Interests:
    Process modeling/design of metallurgical and chemical processes (SiC & BC processes, Blast furnace, Induction furnace, carburizing, roasting), Transport phenomena and fluid particle interaction, Reaction kinetics and thermodynamics, Microwave heating and Iron and Steelmaking

    Selected Recent Publications:
  • V. Singh, G.S. Gupta and S. Sarkar: Study of gas cavity size hysteresis in a packed bed using DEM, Chem Engg Sci, 62, (2007) 6102-6111.
  • V. Singh, G.S. Gupta and S. Sarkar: Modeling of liquid flow in a packed bed in presence of gas flow, Mater. and Metall. Trans. B, 38B (2007), 401-411.
  • S. Sarkar and G.S. Gupta: Two-Dimensional mathematical modelling of the pack carburising process, Mater. and Metall. Trans. A, 39A (2008), 2424-2434.

    Total Publications:

    Modelling and computational methods in metallurgy, Process metallurgy
  • K.T. Jacob


    D.Sc.(Engg) (1986), Univ. of London
    Ph.D. (1970), Univ. of London
    D.I.C. (1970), Imperial College
    B.E. (1967), IISc
    B.Sc. (1964), Univ. of Mysore

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    Awards: International Hoffman Memorial Prize; National Metallurgists Day Award; MRSI Medal; Prof. Brahm Prakash Memorial Medal (INSA); Prof. Rustom Chokshi Award for Excellence in Research(IISc); Extraction and Processing Science Award(TMS); G.D. Birla Gold Medal (IIM), Materials Scientist of the Year Award(MRSI); Syed Husain Zaheer Medal(INSA).

    Research Interests:
    Classical, Statistical and Irreversible Thermodynamics of Materials, Solid State Sensors, High Temperature Corrosion, Phase Equilibria, Materials Processing, Nano Science & Technology, Fuel cells

    Selected Recent Publications:
  • K.T. Jacob, C. Shekhar, X. Li and G.M. Kale, Gibbs energy of formation of CaCu3Ti4O12 and phase relations in the system CaO-CuO/Cu2O-TiO2, Acta Mater., 56 (2008) 4798-4803.
  • Y. Waseda, H.S. Chen, K.T. Jacob and H. Shibata, On the glass forming ability of liquid alloys, Sci. Tech. Adv. Mater., 9 (2008) 023003.
  • K.T. Jacob, S. Singh and Y. Waseda, Refinement of thermodynamic data on GaN, J. Mater. Res., 22 (2007) 3475-3483.

    Total Publications:

    Solid State Sensors, Advanced Thermodynamics of Materials
  • V. Jayaram
    Professor and Chairman


    Ph.D. (1984), Stanford
    B.A. (Natural Sc.) (1978), Cambridge

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    Research Interests: Mechanical properties of small scale systems, Processing of ceramic composites, Processing of non-equilibrium oxides and thin films

    Selected Recent Publications:
    • Effect of Strain Rate on Ductile-to-Brittle Transition Temperature of a Free-Standing Pt-Aluminide Bond Coat, Alam MZ, Chatterjee D, Muraleedharan K, Nandy TK, Kamat SV, Jayaram V, Das DK, Metall. Mater. Trans A 42(6), 1431-1434 (2011)
    • Deformation and structural densification in Al2O3-Y2O3 glass, Paul A, Jayaram V, Acta Materialia 59 (1), 82-92 (2011)
    • Severe Wear of a near-Eutectic Aluminium-Silicon Alloy Anirban Mahato, Nisha Verma, Vikram Jayaram and S. K. Biswas Acta Materialia, 59 (2011) 6069-6082

    Total Publications: 126

    Mechanical properties of Thin films & Interfaces, Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering

    Awards: National Metallurgists' Day Award, Alumni Award for Excellence in Engineering

    S. Karthikeyan
    Associate Professor


    Ph.D. (2003), The Ohio State University, USA
    B.Tech. (1996), Banaras Hindu University

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    Research Interests: Kinetics of plasticity: creep and high-strain rate deformation, dislocation theory, electron microscopy, tribology of dry contacts, computational materials science.

    Selected Recent Publications:
  • R.R. Unocic, G.B. Viswanathan, P.M. Sarosi, S. Karthikeyan, J. Li and M.J. Mills, Mechanisms of creep deformation in polycrystalline Ni-base disk superalloys, Mater. Sci. Eng. A, 483 (2008) 25-32
  • S. Karthikeyan, M. Kolluri and U. Ramamurty, Effect of Lateral Constraint on the Mechanical Properties of a Closed-Cell Al Foam: II. Strain-hardening Models, Met. Mater. Trans. A. , 38A (2007) , 2014-2023
  • H.J. Kim, S. Karthikeyan and D. Rigney, The structure and composition of aluminum wear debris generated by unlubricated sliding in different environments, Wear, 263 (2007), 849-857

    Total Publications: 27

    Teaching: Defects in Materials, Advanced Topics in Mechanical Behavior of Materials
  • Kaushik Chatterjee
    Assistant Professor


    Ph.D. (2007) Penn. State Univ., USA
    M.S. (2003) Univ. of Virginia, USA
    B.E. (2001) Bengal Engineering College

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    Awards:DST Ramanujan Fellowship 2011-'16, DAE Young Scientist Research Award 2012, NIST Distinguished Research Associate Award 2010.

    Research Interests: Biomaterials; Biomedical engineering; Tissue engineering; Regenerative medicine; Cancer; Stem cells; Medical implants.

    Teaching: Biomaterials

    Selected Recent Publications:
  • K. Chatterjee, L. Sun, L.C. Chow, M.F. Young, C.G. Simon, Jr. "Combinatorial screening of osteoblast response to 3D calcium phosphate/ poly(e-caprolactone) scaffolds using gradients and arrays" Biomaterials 2011, 32: 1361.
  • S.H. Parekh*, K. Chatterjee* (*equal contribution), S. Lin-Gibson, N.M. Moore, M.T. Cicerone, M.F. Young, C.G. Simon, Jr. "Modulus-driven differentiation of marrow stromal cells in 3D scaffolds that is independent of myosin-based cytoskeletal tension" Biomaterials 2011, 32: 2256.
  • K. Chatterjee, S. Lin-Gibson, W.E. Wallace, S.H. Parekh, Y.J. Lee, M.T. Cicerone, M.F. Young, C.G. Simon, Jr. "The effect of 3D hydrogel scaffold modulus on osteoblast differentiation and mineralization revealed by combinatorial screening" Biomaterials 2010, 31: 5051.
  • K. Chatterjee, J.L. Thornton, J.W. Bauer, E.A. Vogler, C.A. Siedlecki "Moderation of prekallikrein-factor XII interactions in surface activation of coagulation by protein-adsorption competition" Biomaterials 2009, 30: 4915.

  • Kishore
    UGC Emeritus Fellow


    Ph.D. (1974), IISc
    M.E. (1967), IISc
    B.E. (1965), IISc
    B.Sc. (1963), Mysore University

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    Awards: National Metallurgists' Day Award

    Research Interests:
    Polymer composites, Friction and Wear, Structure property correlations

    Selected Recent Publications:
  • P. Sampathkumaran, S. Seetharamu, C. Ranganathaiah, J. M. Raj, P. K. Pujari, P. Maheshwari, D. Dutta, Kishore. Surface and Bulk Defects in Cr-Mn Iron Alloy Cast in Metal and Sand Moulds: Characterization by Positron Annihilation Techniques, Journal of Surface Engineered Materials and Advanced Technology, 2011, 1, 136-143
  • Doddamani, M.R., Kulkarni, S.M. and Kishore. Sandwich beams with a graded rubber core under flexural loading, Society of Plastics Engineers, (2012), Plastics Research Online, doi:10.1002/spepro.004104
  • Menezes, P.L., Kishore, Kailas, S.V., Lovell, M.R. Analysis of Strain Rates and Microstructural Evaluation during Metal Forming: Role of Surface Texture and Friction, Tribology Transactions, 55 (5) , (2012) 582-589
  • Menezes, P.L. , Kishore, Kailas, S.V., Lovell, M.R. Tribological response of soft materials sliding against hard surface textures at various numbers of cycles Lubrication Science, 25, (2), (2013), 79-99

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  • B.V. Narayana
    Principal Research Scientist


    Ph.D.(1982), Sri Venkateswara Univ.
    M.Sc.(1972), Sri Venkateswara Univ.
    B.Sc.(1970), Sri Venkateswara Univ.

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    Research Interests: Metallurgical Analysis, Corrosion of metals

    Selected Recent Publications:
  • B.V. Narayana, S. Subramanian and K.S. Raman, Analysis of Al and Al-base alloys with emphasis on the application of inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry- A review, Aluminium India 2 (2002) 3-14.
  • J R Mudakavi, S M Annigeri, B V Narayana and E S Dwarakadasa, Development of evaluation of Air purifying respirators "Parisara 2002" Symposium, HAL, Bangalore, May 2-3, 2002
  • J R Mudakavi, S M Annigeri, B V Narayana and E S Dwarakadasa, Development and evaluation of activated carbon fiber: a new engineering Millenium : A Satellite image on various applications, Bangalore November 2002 pp 58-63

    Total Publications: 19
  • K.A. Natarajan
    Honorary Professor
    Raja Ramanna Fellow


    D.Sc. (1992), IISc
    Ph.D. (1971 ), Minnesota, USA
    M.S. (1969), Minnesota, USA
    B.E. (1964), IISc
    B.Sc. (1962), University of Kerala

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    Awards: National Metallurgists' Day Award; Hindustan Zinc Gold Medal; National Mineral Award (Ministry of Mines); Alumni Award for Excellence in Research (IISc); Mineral Beneficiation Award (IIME); Biotech Product and Process Development & Commercialisation Award (DBT), Raja Ramanna Fellow (DAE), National Metallurgist Award.

    Research Interests:
    Biometallurgy, Hydrometallurgy, Mineral Processing, Corrosion, Environmental Control

    Selected Recent Publications:
  • Judy Gopal, P. Muraleedharan, H. Sarvamangala, R.P. George, R.K. Dayal. B.V.R. Tata, H.S. Khatak and K.A. Natarajan, Biomeneralisation of manganese on titanium surfaces exposed to seawater, Journal of Biofouling, Vol. 24, No. 4, 2008, pp 275-282.
  • Partha Patra and K.A. Natarajan, Role of mineral specific bacterial proteins in selective flocculation and flotation, Int. J. Miner. Process, 88 (2008) pp 53-58.
  • K.A. Natarajan and S.N. Ambika, Biological aspects of arsenic speciation and remediation, Hydrometallurgy 2008.Proceedings SME, Littleton, Colorado, Eds: C.A. Young, P.R. Taylor, C.G. Anderson and Y. Choi, pp 108-116.

    Total Publications:

    Biomaterials Processing, Biocorrosion
  • P. Padaikathan
    Scientific Officer

    +91-80-2293 2677

    M.Sc.(Engg.) (2005), Bangalore
    AMIIM (1995), IIM, Kolkatta

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    Research Interests: Rapid (Far-of from equilibrium) solidification processing, Thermal Analysis, Electron Microscopy, Mechanical behavior of Materials

    Selected Recent Publications:
  • K. Srinivasan, George Thomas, P. Padaikathan, Fluorine Doping effect in the New Superconducting Y3Ba5Cu8Oy Compound, Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization & Engineering, Vol. 10, No.14, pp. 1277-1283, 2011
  • Synthesis of High temperature Aluminum alloys for aerospace applications (In progress)
  • Microstructural evolution and impression-creep properties of laser welded dissimilar metals welding of Fe-Ni (in preparation)
  • V. Babu and P. Padaikathan, Structure and hard magnetic properties of barium hexaferrite with and without La2O3 prepared by ball milling, J. Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 241 (2002) 85-88

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  • Praveen C Ramamurthy
    Associate Professor

    +91-80-2293 2627

    Ph.D. (2004), Clemson University, USA
    M.Sc. (1995), University of Mysore

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    Research Interests: Electroactive polymers, Nanocomposite, Organic nanoelectronics, and sensors. Area of polymer electronics like Schottkey diode, FET, OPVD, sensors, with current focus on elucidation of structure property relationship of polymers to the performance of the devices and functionalization of nanocomposites.

    Selected Recent Publications:
  • Ramamurthy, P.C., Harrell, W.R., and Gregory, R.V. (2007). Synthesis and characterization of high molecular weight polyaniline for organic electronic application, in communication, Journal of Applied Polymer Science.
  • Ramamurthy, P.C., Harrell, W.R., Gregory, R.V., Rao, A.M., (2007) Integration and Distribution of Carbon Nanotubes in Solution Processed Polyaniline/Carbon Nanotube Composites, Journal of Electrochemical Society, 154 (6), H495-H499.
  • Ramamurthy, P.C., Malshe, A.M., Harrell, W.R., Gregory, R.V., McGuire, K., and Rao, A.M. (2004). Polyaniline / single-walled carbon nanotube composite electronic device. Solid-State Electronics, 48, 2019 - 2024.

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    Teaching: Polymer Engineering & Science

  • Praveen Kumar
    Assistant Professor

    +91-80-2293 3369

    PhD (2007): USC, Los Angeles , USA
    MS (2005): USC, Los Angeles , USA
    BTech (2003): IIT Kanpur , India

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    Awards: Dean's fellowship for graduate studies at University of Southern California , Best paper award in Materials & Mechanics track at ITherm - 2008

    Research Interests: Electromigration in solid film systems and liquid metals, Effects of thermo-electro-mechanical excursions on short and long term reliability of microelectronic packages, Mechanical Properties of Materials .

    Selected Recent Publications:

    • P Kumar, I Dutta I. and M S Bakir M. S., “ Interfacial Effects during Thermal Cycling of Cu Filled Through-Silicon Vias (TSV) ”, J. Elec. Mater. (under review)
    • P. Kumar and I. Dutta, “ Interaction between Electromigration and Diffusionally Accommodated Sliding at Hetero-Interfaces ”, Acta Mater 59(2011) 2096
    • Dutta and P. Kumar, “Electric current induced liquid metal flow: Application to coating of micro-patterned structures” , App. Phys. Lett. 94 (2009) 184104.
    • P. Kumar and M. E. Kassner, “ Theory for very low Stress ("Harper - Dorn") creep ”, Scripta Mater 60 (2009) 60
    • P. Kumar, M. E. Kassner , W. Blum, P. Eisenlohr and T. G. Langdon, “ New observations on high temperature creep at very low stresses” Mater. Sci. Eng. A 510-511(2009) 20

    Total Publications: 22


    Rajeev Ranjan
    Associate Professor

    +91-80-2293 2989

    Ph.D. (2000), BHU, Varanasi
    M.Tech (1994), IIT, Kanpur
    M.Sc. (1992), BHU, Varanasi

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    Awards: Humboldt Fellowship from Alexander von Humboldt foundation, Germany

    Research Interests:
    Ferroelectric and piezoelectric materials, Relaxor ferroelectrics, Magnetic materials, Multiferroic materials, Powder diffraction (x-ray and neutron), Structural phase transition, , Ab-initio calculation of material properties.

    Selected Recent Publications:

    • Lalitha K V, Andy Fitch and Rajeev Ranjan Correlation between enhanced lattice polarizability and high piezoelectric response in BiScO3-PbTiO3 Phys. Rev. B, (2013) in press
    • Badari Narayana Rao, Andy Fitch and Rajeev Ranjan .Ferroelectric-ferroelectric coexistence in Na1/2Bi1/2TiO3. Phys. Rev. B (Rap Com) (2013) in press
    • Badari Narayana Rao and Rajeev Ranjan .Electric-field-driven monoclinic-to-rhombohedral transformation in Na1/2Bi1/2TiO3. Phys. Rev. B 86 (2012) 134103

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    Teaching: Structure and characterization of materials, Elements of materials physics

    U. Ramamurty

    +91-80-2293 3241

    Ph.D. (1994), Brown Univ., USA
    M.E. (1991), IISc
    B.E. (1989), Andhra University

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    Awards: Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award; Swarnajayanti Fellowship; Metallurgist of the Year Award; Scopus Young Scientist Award.

    Research Interests:
    Mechanical Behavior of Materials, with current focus on bulk metallic glasses, shape memory alloys, Ti-B alloys, nano-composites, and metal foams. Nanoindentation of organic and inorganic crystals.

    Selected Recent Publications:
  • R.L. Narayan, P.S. Singh, D.C. Hofmann, N. Hutchinson, K.M. Flores, and U. Ramamurty, .On the microstructure - tensile property correlations in bulk metallic glass matrix composites with crystalline dendrites, Acta materialia. Vol. 60, pp. 5089-5100, 2012.
  • S. Varughese, M.S.R.N. Kiran, U. Ramamurty, and G. R. Desiraju, "Nanoindentation in Crystal Engineering: Quantifying Mechanical Properties of Molecular Crystals," Angewandte Chemie International Edition, vol. 52, pp. 2701-2712, 2013.
  • Parag Tandaiya, R. Narasimhan, U. Ramamurty, .On the mechanism and the length scales involved in the ductile fracture of a bulk metallic glass,. Acta materialia, vol. 61, pp. 1558-1570, 2013.

    Total Publications:

    Mechanical behaviour of materials, Fatigue and fracture, Microstructural design.

  • S. Ranganathan
    Honorary Professor
    & Senior Homi Bhabha Fellow

    +91-80-22932558, 23601198

    Ph.D. (1965), Cambridge, UK
    B.E. (1962), IISc
    B.Sc. (Hons) (1960) Univ. of Madras

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    Awards: National Metallurgists' Day Award, Govt. of India; Distinguished Material Scientist of the Year 2001, MRSI; Platinum Medal, IIM, 2005;.INAE Professor Jai Krishna Memorial Award, 2006

    Research Interests:
    Nanostructured materials, Mesoporous materials, Metallic glasses, Quasicrystals, Metallurgical heritage of India

    Selected Recent Publications:
  • E A Lord, A L Mackay and S Ranganathan, New Geometries for New Materials, Cambridge University Press, 2006.
  • J Basu B S Murthy and S Ranganathan, Glass forming ability: Miedema approach to (Zr, Ti, Hf)(Cu, Ni) binary and ternary alloys, J Alloys and Compounds, 54, 3637 (2006)
  • S. Ranganathan and E.A. Lord, Parallelohedra and topological transitions in cellular structures, Phil Mag Lett 88, 703-713, 2008.

    Total Publications:

    Engineering Materials, Design of Materials , Imaging Nanomaterials
  • R. Ravi
    Principal Research Scientist

    +91-80-2293 3244

    Ph.D.(2005), IISc
    M.A. (1997), Annamalai Univ.
    M.E. (1994), Anna Univ.
    B.E. (1992), T.N.A. Univ.

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    Research Interests: Diffusion in solids, Materials in electronic packaging. Growth of the TCP phases.

    Selected recent publications:

  • R. Ravi and A. Paul, Interdiffusion in gold-copper systems, Available online Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics (2012).
  • R.Ravi and A.Paul, Diffusion and growth mechanism of the phases in the Pd-Sn system (2012) Accepted, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics.
  • R.Ravi and A.Paul, Interdiffusion study in the Co(W) solid solution and the topological close packed µ phase in the Co-W systems, Intermetallics, 19 (2011) 426-428.

    Total Publications: 21

  • Satyam Suwas
    Associate Professor

    +91-80-2293 3245

    Ph.D. (1999), IIT Kanpur
    M.Tech. (1994), IIT Kanpur
    M.Sc. (1991), B.H.U, Varanasi

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    Research Interests: Processing - texture relationship in structural and functional materials, Deformation and thermo-mechanical processing, Ultra-fine grain / nano-structured materials by Severe Plastic Deformation, High temperature structural materials for aerospace and other applications.

    Selected Recent Publications:
    • N.P. Gurao and Satyam Suwas (2011), Texture evolution and operative mechanisms during large-strain deformation of nanocrystalline nickel., Philosophical Magazine, Volume 91, Number 5, pp. 798-817.
    • S. Biswas, S.S. Dhinwal and Satyam Suwas (2010), Room Temperature Equal Channel Angular Extrusion of Magnesium., Acta Materialia, Volume 58, Issue 9, pp. 3247-3261
    • S. Roy, A. Sarkar and Satyam Suwas (2010), On characterization of deformation microstructure in Boron modified Ti-6Al-4V Alloy., Materials Science and Engineering A, Volume A 528, pp. 449-458.
    Total Publications: 98

    Texture and Grain Boundary Engineering, Science of Materials Processing, Advanced Topics in Mechanical Behavior of Materials.

    Chandan Srivastava
    Assistant Professor


    Ph.D.(2009),Univ.of Alabama,USA
    M.S.(2006),Univ.of Alabama,USA

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    Research Interests: Synthesis of isolated nano-solids and nano-structured materials, Phase stability and phase transformations in material systems at different length scales, Size-dependent behavior at nano-scale, Application of Electron Microscopy technique for structural and compositional characterization of materials.

    Selected Recent Publications:
  • Punith Kumar M. K. and C. Srivastava, "Morphological and Electrochemical Characterization of Electrodeposited Zn-Ag nanoparticle composite coatings" Materials Characterization 85, 82 (2013).
  • C. Srivastava and R. K. Rai, .Transmission Electron Microscopy Study of Ni-rich, Ag-Ni Nanowires. Chemical Physics Letters 575, 91-96 (2013).
  • C. Srivastava and B. M. Mundotiya, .Electron Microscopy of Microstructural Transformation in Electrodeposited Ni-rich, Ag-Ni film.. Thin Solid Films 539, 102 (2013).
  • C. Srivastava, S. Chithra, K. D. Malviya, S. K. Sinha and K. Chattopadhyay, .Size dependent microstructure for Ag-Ni nanoparticles., Acta Materialia 59, 6501 (2011).

    Total Publications: 35

    Phase Transformations.
  • Subodh Kumar


    Ph.D. (1993), Imperial College, London
    M.Tech. (1986), IIT, Kanpur
    B.Tech. (1983), IIT, Kanpur

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    Awards: Binani Gold Medal award, Overseas Research Scholar Award.

    Research Interests:
    Processing, characterization and properties of light metals and composites

    Selected Recent Publications:
    • Wear behavior of plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO) and hybrid coatings of PEO and laser on MRI 230D magnesium alloy: G. Rapheal, S. Kumar, C. Blawert and N. B. Dahotre, Wear 271, 1987-1997, 2011.
    • Microstructure and texture evolution during accumulative roll bonding of aluminium alloy AA5086: S. Roy, S. Singh, S. Suwas, S. Kumar and K. Chattopadhyay, Materials Science and Engineering A 528, 8469-8478, 2011.
    • Improving corrosion resistance of MRI 230D Mg alloy by hybrid coating of laser surface alloying and plasma electrolytic oxidation: G. Rapheal, S. Kumar, C. Blawert and N. B. Dahotre, Materials Science Forum, 706-709, 1209-1214, 2012.
    Total Publications: 85

    Mechanical behaviour of materials; Light metals, alloys and composites; Microstructural design and development of engineering materials.
    S. Subramanian


    Ph.D. (1987), Univ. of Mysore
    M.Sc. (1976), Univ. of Roorkee
    B.Sc. (1974), Univ. of Madras

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    Awards: Mineral Beneficiation Award from Indian Institute of Mineral Engineers; Kamani Gold Medal from Indian Institute of Metals.

    Research Interests:
    Surface and colloid chemistry, Mineral processing, Extractive metallurgy, Bio-processing and environmental control

    Selected Recent Publications:
  • Evvie Chockalingam and S. Subramanian, Studies on removal of metal ions and sulphate reduction using rice husk and Desulfotomaculum nigrificans with reference to remediation of acid mine drainage, Chemosphere 62 (2006) 699-708.
  • K. Hanumantha Rao and S. Subramanian, Bioflotation and bioflocculation of relevance to minerals bioprocessing Invited Chapter in Microbial processing of metal sulphides, (Eds.) E. Donati and W. Sand, Springer Verlag, Germany (2007) 267-286.
  • Evvie Chockalingam and S. Subramanian, Studies on removal of metal ions and sulphate reduction using rice husk and Desulfotomaculum nigrificans with reference to remediation of acid mine drainage, Chemosphere 62 (2006) 699-708.
  • K. Hanumantha Rao and S. Subramanian, Bioflotation and bioflocculation of relevance to minerals bioprocessing Invited Chapter in Microbial processing of metal sulphides, (Eds.) E. Donati and W. Sand, Springer Verlag, Germany (2007) 267-286.
  • Evvie Chockalingam and S. Subramanian, Studies on removal of metal ions and sulphate reduction using rice husk and Desulfotomaculum nigrificans with reference to remediation of acid mine drainage, Chemosphere 62 (2006) 699-708.
  • K. Hanumantha Rao and S. Subramanian, Bioflotation and bioflocculation of relevance to minerals bioprocessing Invited Chapter in Microbial processing of metal sulphides, (Eds.) E. Donati and W. Sand, Springer Verlag, Germany (2007) 267-286.

    Total Publications: 115

    Teaching: Interfacial phenomena in materials processing.

  • M.K. Surappa
    Presently Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar (Punjab)


    Ph.D. (1980), IISc
    M.Sc.(Engg.) (1976), IISc
    B.E. (1973), IISc
    B.Sc. (1970), Mysore University

    Research Group

    Awards: Prof. Rustom Choksi Award for Excellence in Research in Engineering for the year 2007; MRSI-ICSC Super Conductivity and Materials Science Annual Prize; Suvarna Karnataka Rajyotsava Award, Government of Karnataka; National Metallurgists Day Award from Govt. of India; MRSI Medal

    Research Interests:
    Solidification, Processing and characterization of metal-matrix composites, Tribology

    Selected Recent Publications:
  • Sudarshan, M. K. Surappa, Dongjoon ahn, and Rishi Raj (2008), Nanoceramic Metal Matrix Composites by in-situ pyrolysis of organic precursors in a liquid melt, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A.
  • M. K. Surappa, R. K. Uyyuru and S.Brusethaug, Tribological behavior of Al-Si-SiCp composites / automobile brake pad system under dry sliding conditions, Tribology International, 40(2007) 365.
  • M. K. Surappa, Aluminium Matrix Composites: Challenges and Opportunities, Sadhana, 28 (2003) 319.

    Total Publications:

    Inorganic Matrix Composites
  • Suryasarathi Bose
    Assistant Professor

    +91-80-2293 3407

    Ph.D. (2008), IIT Bombay
    M.Tech (2004), UICT, Mumbai
    B.Tech (2002), Andhra Univ. Visakhapatnam

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    Awards: Postdoctoral fellowship, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. Elsevier recognized ‘top 25 articles’ in the field of Materials Science: Polymer, 2010, 51, 975; Compos. Sci. Tech. 2008, 69, 365 and Chem. Phys. Lett. 2006, 432, 480. IOP journal highlight article in 2008: Nanotechnology 19, 335704. Best paper award in Polymer Nanocomposites at Humboldt Meeting, Jaipur-2007.

    Research Interests:
    Polymer processing, Polymer Blends, Carbon nanotubes and Graphene based polymer nanocomposites, Structure-property relationships.

    Selected Recent Publications:
  • Suryasarathi Bose, C. Özdilek, J. Leys, J. W. Seo, M. Wübbenhorst, J. Vermant, P. Moldenaers, “Phase separation as a tool to control dispersion of multiwall carbon nanotubes in polymeric blends”, ACS Applied Mat. Intf., 2010, 2, 800.
  • Suryasarathi Bose, Rupesh A. Khare, P. Moldenaers, “Assessing the strengths and weaknesses of various type of pre-treatments of carbon nanotubes on the properties of polymer/carbon nanotubes composites: a critical review”, Polymer, 2010, 51, 975.
  • Suryasarathi Bose, A. R. Bhattacharyya, Rupesh A. Khare, S. Kamath, A. R. Kulkarni,“The role of specific interactions and selective localization of multiwall carbon nanotubes on the electrical conductivity and phase morphology of multicomponent polymer blends”, Polym. Engg. Sci. 2010, DOI: 10.1002/pen.21998
  • Suryasarathi Bose, A. R. Bhattacharyya, Rupesh A. Khare, A. R. Kulkarni, T. U. Patro, P. Sivaraman, “Tuning the dispersion of multiwall carbon nanotubes in co-continuous polymer blends: a generic approach” Nanotechnology 2008, 19, 335704.

    Total Publications:

  • Updated on 12th July 2011