M.Tech Courses

1. Introduction to the programme

Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) is an interdisciplinary field of science and engineering which investigates the relationship between the structure, property and processing of materials useful for various influence its properties. It is a discipline that enables both the creation and application of materials in society. Materials scientists and engineers develop materials for new applications, improve existing materials to enhance performance and evaluate ways in which different materials can be used together. The M.Tech. degree is designed in a way to provide a holistic view on all the classes of materials including metals, ceramics and polymers. The program is intended to provide in-depth knowledge in the fundamentals, analysis and structure-property correlation of various materials system. The courses will be conducted by faculties from the Department of Materials Science & Engineering (MSE). There will be options also for taking elective courses from within and outside the department. Moreover, specialists from overseas and experts from industries will be invited to lecture for a few classes in selected modules.

2. Course structure and Syllabus

2.1 Name of the courses: Core Courses

  • MS501: Nano-structured Materials (3-0-0-6)
  • MS502: Materials Processing Technology (3-0-0-6)
  • MS503: Advanced Materials Characterisation Techniques (3-0-0-6)
  • MS504: Structural and Functional Properties of Materials   (3-0-0-6)

     

2.2 Elective Courses (Elective I –III)

  • MS505: Thermodynamics and Phase Diagrams (3-0-0-6)              
  • MS509: Surface Engineering (3-0-0-6)
  • MS511: Rubber Science and Technology (3-0-0-6)
  • MS513: Coating Technology (3-0-0-6)
  • MS515: Advanced Building Materials  (3-0-0-6)
  • CH501: Nanobiotechnology (3-0-0-6)
  • CH511: Theory and Modelling in Nanoscience (3-0-0-6)
  • PH502: Nanomaterials for Solar Energy and Photovoltaics (3-0-0-6)
  • SE503: Advanced Engineering Mathematics (3-0-0-6)
  • CE509: Applied Finite Element Method for Industries (3-0-0-6)     

2.3 Elective Courses (Elective IV –VI)

  • MS508: Advanced Ceramics and Glass (3-0-0-6)
  • MS510: Composite Science and Technology   3-0-0-6
  • MS512: Alloy Development and Heat Treatment (3-0-0-6)
  • MS514: Joining of Materials  (3-0-0-6)
  • CE536: Solid and Hazardous Waste Management (3-0-0-6)
  • MA512: Mathematical Modeling (3-0-0-6)   
  • PH515: MEMS and NEMS (3-0-0-6)
  • SE502: Sensors and Actuators (3-0-0-6)
2.4 Lab Courses
  • MS506: Microstructure and Phase Analysis Laboratory (0-0-6-6)
  • MS516: Materials Characterisation Laboratory (0-0-6-6)

 

Course Curriculum

Course Curriculum :-

FIRST SEMESTER :

Sl. No. Course Number Course Title L T P C

1

MS501

Nano-structured Materials

3

0

0

6

2

MS503

Advanced Materials Characterisation Techniques

3

0

0

6

3

HS513

Technical communication

2

0

0

4

4

 

Elective I

3

0

0

6

5

 

Elective II

3

0

0

6

6

 

Elective III

3

0

0

6

7

MS506

Microstructure and Phase Analysis Laboratory

0

0

6

6

8

MS507

Seminar–I

0

0

4

4

TOTAL

17

0

10

44

SECOND SEMESTER

Sl. No. Course Number Course Title L T P C

1

MS502

Materials Processing Technology

3

0

0

6

2

MS504

Structural and Functional Properties of Materials

3

0

0

6

3

 

Elective IV

3

0

0

6

4

 

Elective V

3

0

0

6

5

 

Elective VI

3

0

0

6

6

MS516

Materials Characterisation Laboratory

0

0

6

6

7

MS517

Seminar–II

0

0

4

4

TOTAL

15

0

10

40

THIRD SEMESTER

Sl. No. Course Number Course Title L T P C

1

MS600

Comprehensive Viva

 

 

 

10

2

MS601

Project–Phase I

 

 

 

40

TOTAL

 

 

 

50

FOURTH SEMESTER

Sl. No. Course Number Course Title L T P C

1

MS602

Project–Phase II

 

 

 

45

TOTAL

 

 

 

45

TOTAL CREDITS: 44+40+50+45 = 179

Detailed syllabus: (Core courses)

  • MS501: Nano-structured Materials

    MS501: Nano-structured Materials 3-0-0-6 Pre-requisites: Nil

    Nanocrystals, thin films & coatings, definitions, Effect on properties and phase stability in lower dimension compared to the bulk state,
    Materials at Reduced Dimensions, Two-dimensional nanostructures – surfaces and films, One-dimensional nanostructures – nanotubes and wires, Zero dimensional nanostructures – fullerenes, nanoparticles,  nanoporous materials, Nanoclays, Graphene, polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) nanoparticles, Colloidal Monodisperse Nanocrystals, nanocrystals of ferrite, oxide and chalcogenides, core-shell nanoparticles, micelle assisted nanoparticles, surfactant coated nanoparticles, microemulsion synthesis, self-assembly routes, Inorganic-organic hybrid materials,  hydrophobic and hydrophilic nanoparticles, water-dispersable nanoparticles,
    Synthesis routes, Sol-gel technique, Nonaqueous Sol–gel route for Metal Oxide nanoparticles, hydrothermal synthesis, co-precipitation, preparation of nanocomposites,
    Properties and applications at the nanoscale, Electrical, Mechanical, Magnetic, (Electro)Chemical, Optical, Thermal and thermoelectric properties, Health and regulatory issues with Nanomaterials

    Text Book:

    • Nanostructures and Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications, 2nd ed., Guozhong Cao, Ying Wang; Imperial College Press, 2004.
    • Nanoparticles: From Theory to Application, Günter Schmid, Wiley, 2005.
    • Synthesis, Properties, and Applications of Oxide Nanomaterials, José A. Rodriguez, Marcos Fernández-García, Wiley, 2007
    • Monodispersed Particles, T. Sugimoto, Elsevier.
    • Characterization of Nanophase Materials, Zhong Lin Wang, Wiley
    • Nanomaterials, Nanotechnologies and design: an introduction for engineering and architects, Michael Ashby and Paulo J. Ferreira; Elsevier, 2009.

    Reference Books:

    • Nanoscale Materials in Chemistry, Kenneth J. Klabunde, Ryan M. Richards, 2nd Edition, Wiley, 2009
    • Nanoparticulate Materials: Synthesis, Characterization, and Processing, Kathy Lu, Wiley.
    • Nanostructured Materials (Processing, Properties and Applications), Carl C. Koch, Elsevier, 2006
    • Nanoparticles and Nanostructured Films: Preparation, Characterization, and Applications, Janos H. Fendler, Wiley, 2008
    • Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology, Hari Singh Nalwa (ed.); Elsevier, 2001.

  • MS503: Advanced Materials Characterisation Techniques

    MS503: Advanced Materials Characterisation Techniques 3-0-0-6 Pre-requisites: Nil

    Importance and the need for materials characterization, highlights of various characterization techniques, Crystal structure & polymorphism determination techniques, X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), Bragg’s Law, phase identification and analysis by XRD, stress calculation, different approaches for crystal and grain size measurements XRD
    Powder characterization techniques, Particle size analysis techniques based on light scattering, Powder characterisation by microscopy techniques (light, electron), light scattering, gas adsorption (BET), Gas pycnometer for density measurement, and compositional analysis of powders by XRF and ICP techniques
    Metallography and microstructures, Principles of optical microscopy -resolution, magnification, depth of focus; electron diffraction, imaging (various contrasts), Cross-Sectional and fracture surface analysis of materials/coatings using FESEM, Crystal Identification through Selected area diffraction pattern (SADP) etc.
    Tribology, Wear type and its Characterization, wear surface analysis, Tribometer, Friction, Low friction materials/coating etc.
    Instrumentation and principles of techniques used for thermal analysis (DSC, DTA, DMA, TG, DTG, EGD, RMA, DPC, DETA, TMA) and micro-thermal analysis, combined method of thermal analysis and their applications in materials characterization.
    Rheological and viscoelastic properties of materials, importance of characterization for polymer systems, measurement techniques, melt flow index, capillary and slit die extrusion rheometry, oscillatory rheometry, rotational rheometry, extensional rheometry, extrudate die swell and draw down techniques.

    Test Books:

    • An Introduction to Materials Characterization, P. R. Khangaonkar;  Penram Publishers, 2010.
    • Materials Characterization: Introduction to Microscopic and Spectroscopic Methods, Yang Leng; 2nd ed., Wiley, 2013.
    • Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-Ray Microanalysis, Joseph Goldstein, Eric Lifshin, Charles E. Lyman, David C. Joy and Patrick Echlin; 3rd ed., Springer, 2003.     
    • Physical Methods for Materials Characterisation, P.E.J.Flewitt, R.K.Wild ; Institute of Physics Publishing Ltd., 1994.
    • Thermal characterization of polymeric materials, Edith A. Turi (ed.), Academic Press, 1996.
    • Introduction to Polymer Rheology, Montgomery T. Shaw; Wiley, 2011.
    • Polymer Rheology and Processing, A.A. Collyer, Leszek A. Utracki; Springer, 1990.

    Reference Books:

    • Structure of Materials: An Introduction to Crystallography, Diffraction and Symmetry, Marc De Graef, Michael E. McHenry; 2nd (ed.), Cambridge University Press, 2012. 
    • Crystal Structure Determination, Werner Massa; 2nd (ed.), Springer, 2010.
    • Crystal Structure Analysis: Principles and Practice, Peter Main, William Clegg (ed.), Alexander J. Blake, Robert O. Gould  , Vol 6, Oxford Science Publication, 2001.

  • MS502: Materials Processing Technology

    MS502: Materials Processing Technology 3-0-0-6 Pre-requisites: Nil

    Introduction of Materials, Types, distinctions, properties and applications of Metals, Ceramics and Polymers. Different types of polymer processing operations and engineering aspects: Mixing and compounding (twin screw extruders, banbury and other mixing equipments in polymer processing), extrusion process, injection moulding, blow moulding, thermoforming, rotational moulding, compression moulding, transfer moulding, reaction injection moulding, calendering, roller and blade coating, film blowing, textile/fiber spinning technology

    Technology for ceramic powder preparations, solid state reactions, Sintering operations, Types of sintering, sintering mechanisms, Colloidal processing of ceramics, DLVO theory, Porous ceramics and ceramic fibres, Co-precipitation method, Sol-Gel process, products for engineering applications

    Metal Forming: Introduction to rolling, forging, extrusion, drawing and its engineering aspects,  Development of microstructures with different processing technologies and its effects on forging, extrusion, rolling, and drawing on metallic alloy components. Effect of alloying additions. Casting: Pattern and Mould, Melting and Pouring, Solidification and Pouring, Fundamentals of Solidification, Joining: Welding and its types, Brazing and Soldering, Microstructural mechanisms associated with metals joining operations and it engineering applications, Powder Metallurgy

    Text Books:

    • Principles of Polymer Processing, Tadmor; 2nd (ed.), Wiley, 2006.
    • Polymer processing fundamentals, Tim A. Osswald, Hanser (eds.); 1998
    • Polymer Processing, David H. Morton-Jones, Routledge (eds.); Chapman & Hall, 1989.
    • Rubber Products Manufacturing Technology, Anil K. Bhowmick, M. M. Hall and H Benary, (eds.); Marcel Dekker Inc., 1994.
    • Ceramic Materials: Science and Engineering, C. Barry Carter, M. Grant Norton; 2nd (ed.), Springer, 2013. 
    • Ceramic Processing and Sintering, Mohamed N. Rahaman; 2nd (ed.), Marcel Dekker Inc., 2003.
    • Chemical Processing of Ceramics, Burtrand Lee, Sridhar Komarneni; 2nd (ed.), CRC Press, 2010.
    • Solidification and Crystallization Processing in Metals and Alloys, Hasse Fredriksson; Wiley, 2012.

  • MS504: Structural and Functional Properties of Materials

    MS504: Structural and Functional Properties of Materials 3-0-0-6 Pre-requisites: Nil

    Elastic modulus – Stress-strain curves -  Tensile test of ductile material – properties evaluation, Hardness measurement tests – Fracture of materials – Mechanisms of Ductile and Brittle fracture; recovery and recrystallization, fracture toughness, Fatigue – Endurance limit – Fatigue test; Creep, fracture toughness. High temperature deformation, Plasticity, yield strength, dislocation mechanisms, strengthening mechanisms in materials, Viscoelastic behavior with models, creep and stress relaxation, Boltzmann superposition principle and time-temperature superposition
    Thermal properties, specific heat, thermal conductivity, Thermal expansion, thermal stress, thermal stability, Thermal radiation, emissivity, thermal diffusivity, Relationship between structure and thermal properties of materials, Experimental methods for thermal analysis of materials

    Electrical and electronics, magnetic and optical properties of materials, Fermi level & Hall effect in semiconductors, Band theory, Ferroelectrics & piezoelectrics, Snell’s law, Maxwell equations, luminescence, fluorescence, Microscopic origin of magnetic moments, Magnetic susceptibility, Exchange interaction, Types of Magnetism in materials, Hysteresis in ferromagnetic materials, Response of the functional materials to external parameters, e.g., pressure, temperature.  Applications in Giant magneto-resistance effect, Spintronics, Material aspects and design rules of functional devices.

    Text Books:

    • Mechanical Behaviour of Materials, Thomas H. Courtney; 2nd (ed.), Waveland press Inc.,2000.
    • Fatigue of Materials, S. Suresh; 2nd (ed.), Cambridge University Press, 2003.
    • Deformation and Fracture Mechanics of Engineering Materials, Richard W. Hertzberg, Richard P. Vinci, Jason L. Hertzberg; Wiley, 2012.
    • Mechanical Metallurgy, George E. Dieter; MCGRAW-HILL Publications, 1998.
    • Electronic Materials Science, Eugene A. Irene; WILEY, 2005.
    • An Introduction to Electronic Materials for Engineers, Zhengwei Li, ‎Nigel M. Sammes ; World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., 2011

    Reference Books:

    • Electronic Materials and Devices, David K. Ferry, Jonathan P Bird; Wiley,2001
    • Conducting Polymers and Plastics, J.M. Margolis (ed.); Chapman and Hall, 1989.
    • Conductive Polymers, R.B. Seymour (ed), Plenum Press, 1981.
    • Electroceramics: Materials, Properties, Applications, A. J. Moulson , J. M. Herbert; Wiley, 2003.
    • Solid State Chemistry and Its Applications, Anthony R. West; John Wiley & Sons, 1985.

Elective Courses: (Elective I-III)

  • MS505: Thermodynamics and Phase Diagrams

    MS505: Thermodynamics and Phase Diagrams 3-0-0-6 Pre-requisites: Nil

    Thermodynamics basic concepts (state variables, the first law, the enthalpy concept, heat capacity) The second law (reversible and irreversible processes, entropy, Gibbs energy, Hemholtz energy, Gibbs-Duhems equation, Maxwell's relationships) Equilibrium conditions (chemical potential, driving force, the third law, Clausius-Clapeyrons equations,  Thermodynamic application to materials: Ellingham diagrams; Electrochemistry: Porbaix diagrams; thermodynamics of solutions, construction and interpretation of 2 component phase diagrams.

    Phase Diagram– Gibbs’s Phase rule – Interpretation of mass fractions using Lever’s rule –Hume Rothery rules-Binary Iso-morphous system- Binary Eutectic alloy system (Lead-Tin System) –Binary Peritectic alloy system (Iron-Nickel System) – Invariant reactions – Iron-Iron carbide phase diagram- Slow cooling of Hypo and hyper eutectoid steels – Temperature-Time-Transformation (TTT) and Continuous Cooling Transformation (CCT) Diagrams, Phase equilbria in ceramics

    Text Books:

    • Introduction to the Thermodynamics of Materials, David R. Gaskell, 5th ed., CRC Press, 2008.
    • Phase Transformations in Metals and Alloys, Porter, Easterling; 3ed ed, CRC Press, 1991.
    • Thermodynamics in Materials Science, Robert DeHoff; 2nd ed, 2006.
    • Ceramic Materials: Science and Engineering, C. Barry Carter, M. Grant Norton; Springer, 2007

  • MS509: Surface Engineering

    MS509: Surface Engineering 3-0-0-6 Pre-requisites: Nil

    Introduction to surface Engineering, Differences between surface and bulk, Properties of surfaces, surface energy concepts, degradation of surfaces, wear and its type, Adhesive, Abrasive, Fretting, Erosion wear, Surface fatigue, Different types of Corrosion and its prevention, Galvanic corrosion, Passivation, Pitting, Crevice, Mircobial, High-temperature corrosion, Corrosion in nonmetals, polymers and glasses, Protection from corrosion through surface modifications
    Changing the surface metallurgy: Localized surface hardening (flame, induction, laser, electron-beam hardening, Laser melting, shot peening), Changing the surface chemistry: Phosphating, Chromating, Anodizing (electrochemical conversion coating), Carburizing, Nitriding, Ion implantation, Laser alloying, boriding, Organic coatings (paints and polymeric or elastomeric coatings and linings), Hot-dip galvanizing (zinc coatings), Ceramic coatings (glass linings, cement linings, and porcelain enamels), Advanced surface coating methods: Gaseous State (CVD, PVD etc), Solution State (Chemical solution deposition, Electrochemical deposition, Sol gel, electroplating), Molten or semimolten State (Laser cladding and Thermal spraying)
    Characterization of surface and coatings, Surface Characterization (physical and chemical methods, XPS, AES, RAMAN, FTIR etc), Structural Characterization, Mechanical Characterization (Adhesion, Hardness, Elastic Properties, Toughness, Scratch and Indentation etc.), Tribological Characterization, Corrosion tests

    Text Books:

    • Introduction to Surface Engineering and Functionally Engineered Materials, Peter Martin; Wiley, 2011.
    • Materials and Surface Engineering: Research and Development, J. Paulo Davim; Woodhead Publishing review, 2012.

    Reference Books:

    • Surface Engineering: Processes and Applications, Chinnia Subramanian, K.N. Strafford, R. St. Smart, I.R. Sare; Technomic Publishing Company, 1995.
    • Surface Engineering for Corrosion and Wear Resistance, J. R. Davis; ASM International, 2001. 

  • MS511: Rubber Science and Technology

    MS511: Rubber Science and Technology 3-0-0-6 Pre-requisites: Nil

    Elastomers: Natural rubber, Synthetic rubbers:-Polybutadiene, Styrene-butadiene rubber, Acrylonitrile butadiene rubber-Nitrile rubber, Poly-2-chlorobutadiene, Chloroprene rubber, Polyisoprene rubber, Butyl rubber, Halogenated copolymers of butyl rubber, Ethylene propylene rubber (EPM and EPDM), Ethylene vinylacetate copolymers, Chlorinated polyethylene, Chlorosulfonated polyethylene, Acrylic rubbers and ethylene acrylate copolymers, Epichlorohydrin rubber, Polypropylene oxide rubber, Fluoroelastomer, Polynorbornene, Polysiloxane and silicone rubber, Polysulfide rubber, Polyester and polyether rubber, Polyurethane elastomer, New elastomers
    Blends:-Thermoplastic elastomers and thermoplastic vulcanizates, Different rubber based blends, Rubber chemicals and additives:- Mastication and peptizers, Vulcanizing agents, Accelerators, Activators, Retarders, Aging, fatigue and ozone protective agents, Antioxidants, Reinforcing and non-reinforcing fillers, Other fillers and new fillers, Pigments, Plasticizers, processing aids and factice, Blowing agents, Adhesion promoters, Latex technology:-Natural rubber latex, styrene butadiene rubber latex, nitrile rubber latex, polychloroprene latex, latex compounding, latex processing, Processing of elastomers:- Compound preparation, Processing to sheets, Manufacture of extruded products, Manufacturing of molded goods, Elastomer testing and analysis:- Mechanical testing, Adhesion testing, Electrical testing, Chemical testing, Thermal testing, Morphology

    Text books:

    • Rubber technology handbook, Werner Hofmann(ed); Hanser Publishers, 1989.
    • Rubber technology, third edition, Maurice Morton; Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1999.
    • Rubber chemistry, JA Brydson (ed), Applied Science Publishers Limited, 1978.
    • Handbook of elastomers, AK Bhowmick, Howard L. Stephens (ed); Marcel Dekker Inc, 2001.
    • Rubber Products Manufacturing Technology, Anil K. Bhowmick, M. M. Hall, H. Benary, (Ed); Marcel Dekker Inc,1994.
    • Rubber Compounding-Principles: Materials and Techniques, Fred W. Barlow (ed), Marcel Dekker Inc, 1996.
    • Physical testing of rubber, Roger Brown (ed); Chapman and Hall, 1996.
    • Current topics in elastomers research, A.K. Bhowmick (ed); CRC Press, 2010.
    • Developments in Rubber Technology, A. Whelan, K.S.Lee; Vol. 1 – 4, Applied Science Publishers, 1981.
    • Rubber Technology and Manufacture, C. M. Blow, C. Hepburn; 2nd Ed., Butterworths,  London, 1982

  • MS513: Coating Technology

    MS513: Coating Technology 3-0-0-6 Pre-requisites: Nil

    Introduction to coatings for different temperature applications, Properties of surfaces-wear, corrosion, optical, roughness, electrical and thermal properties, wetability
    Concepts of coating, Thin film coating, Physical Vapour Deposition: Thermal Evaporation, E-Beam Deposition, Sputtering. Chemical Vapour Deposition: Thermal Assisted CVD, Plasma Enhanced CVD, Photo Assisted CVD, Metal Organic CVD, Sol-gel deposition, Thick Coating: Thermal spray Types of thermals spary and their advantages and disadvantages. Flame Spray, HVOF, Plasma spray- conventional vs. nanostructured coatings, Process parameters, thermal and kinetic history of inflight particle, microstructural features of plasma sprayed coatings, single splat studies, process-structure property relationship-challenges in prepartion, plasma  spraying of nanopowders - its microsturcutre – properties –Liquid precurser plasma spray- Thermal barrier coatings and materials including yittria stabilized zirconia
    Characterization of film and thick coatings, Coatings –thickness-porosity-hardness, fracture toughness, elastic modulus – adhesion-bending strength-fracture strength- tensile strength, coating tribology, corrosion measurement, phase analysis and microstructure, Surface characterization techniques. Applications of coatings: wear resistance, corrosion, thermal barrier, Anti scratch, Biomedical, near net shape, embedded sensors, Energy applications like Solid oxide fuel cell, Dye sensitized solar cell

    Text Books:

    • Introduction to Surface Engineering and Functionally Engineered Materials, Peter Martin; Wiley, 2011.
    • Materials and Surface Engineering: Research and Development, J. Paulo Davim; Woodhead Publishing Ltd.,2012.
    • The Science and Engineering of Thermal Spray Coatings, Lech Pawlowski; Wiley, 2008.
    • The Cold Spray Materials Deposition Process: Fundamentals and Applications, Victor K. Champagne; Woodhead Publishing Ltd, Maney publishing Ltd., 2007
    Reference books:
    • Quo Vadis Thermal Spraying? P. Fauchais, A. Vardelle, B. Dussoubs; Journal of Thermal Spray Technology, Vol. 10, 2001.
    • Thermal Spray Coatings, Kurt H Sien (ed); Chapman and Hall, 1996.

  • MS515: Advanced Building Materials

    MS515: Advanced Building Materials 3-0-0-6 Pre-requisites: Nil

    Introduction to building materials- classification and special features. Materials from Natural Rock and components-formation and classification of rocks, characteristics and application of various rocks. Ceramic Materials and components-Raw materials, classification of ceramic materials, clay brick, ceramic construction for walls and floors, roof tiles, acid-resistant items, sanitary ceramic items. Mineral binders-Air-setting binding materials, hydraulic binding materials. Concrete - General, classification of concrete, concrete mixes, Specific properties of concrete eg. Insulation, fire resistance, heaviness, lightweight, extreme climate etc., Mix design, concrete ad-mixtures, R.C.C.- curing & testing. Metal and metal components-Basic Metallurgy of Iron & Steel, composite & grades of steel, heat treatment of steel, steel reinforcement of concrete, corrosion of metals and protection, non-ferrous metals and its application. Heat insulating and acoustic materials and components. Organic binders and bitumen-&-tar-based materials-Bitumen, tars, emulsions, mastics, waterproofing items, steam-proofing and sealing materials. Polymers and polymer-based materials and components- polymers and plastics, polymer based building materials for walls, pipes, sanitary-ware, glues, mastics. polymer impregnated  concrete (PIC), Polymer Cement Concrete (PCC), Cement based smoothing and screeding compounds. The use of water dispersed polymers in cement mixes for floor topping and concrete repair.

    Text Books:
    • Building Materials, Duggal.S.K.;New Age International, 2009.
    • Buliding Materials,  P. C. VarghesePhi; Learning Pvt. Ltd., 2005.
    • Fundamental Building Materials, K. Ward-Harvey; Universal Publishers, 2009.

  • CH501: Nanobiotechnology

    CH501: Nanobiotechnology 3-0-0-6 Pre-requisites: Nil

    Module 1: Generic Methodologies for Nanobiotechnology Introduction to Nanobiotechnology; challenges and opportunities associated with biology on the Nanoscale; nanobiotechnology systems; introduction to bioelectronics; Biologically relevant molecular nanostructures-Carbon nanotubes, quantum dots, metal based nanostructures, naowires, polymer based nanostructures, protein and DNA based nanostructures; Characterisation techniques for biological molecular nanostructures.
    Module 2: Biosensors Introduction to biosensors; the biological component; the sensor surface; Immobilisation of the sensor molecule; Transduction of the sensor signal -Optical sensors; Electrochemical sensors; Suppression or substraction of non-specific background interaction at sensor surfaces; Sensor stabilisation; Data analysis.
    Module 3: Imaging of Bionanostructures Practical and theoretical aspects of imaging biological systems, from the cellular level through to whole-body medical imaging, basic physical concepts in imaging. Major techniques using ionising and non-ionising radiation including fluorescence and multi-photon microscopy, spectroscopy, OCT, MRI, X-ray CT, PET, Confocal and SPECT imaging.
    Module 4: Bionanomaterials Biomolecules for designing nano-structures; nanoprinting of DNA, RNA and Proteins, use of these nano-structures in biological and medical applications. Principles of self-assembly, self-organisation and its application to biology. DNA nanostructures, DNA robot, DNA microarrays, Bio-MEMS: biological and biomedical analysis and measurements and micro total analysis systems.
    Module 5: Toxicological and Medical Applications of Nanobiotechnology Environmental behaviour and speciation of nanoparticles; Introduction to Nanomaterials for toxicology; bioaccumulation of Nanomaterials, Nanoparticles cytotoxiciy, Applications of Nanostructures in Drug discovery, Delivery, and Controlled Release.
    Text Books:

    • Nanodevices for the Life Sciences, Challa S. S. R. Kumar (Editor), John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
    • Bionanotechnology, by Elisabeth Papazoglou, Publisher: Morgan & Claypool
    Reference Books:
    • Bionanotechnology: Global Prospects
    • David E. Reisner (Editor), CRC Press (Taylor and Francis)

  • CH511: Theory and Modelling in Nanoscience

    CH511: Theory and Modelling in Nanoscience 3-0-0-6 Pre-requisites: Nil

    1. Molecular Dynamics;
    2. Monte Carlo Methods;
    3. Computations of Phase Transition under Confinement;
    4. General Basis for predicting physical properties of nanocrystals and large clusters;
    5. Quantum Confined Systems & computational techniques
    6. Computational Electrodynamics Methods;
    7. Large Scale Electronic Transport Calculations;
    8. Density Functional Calculations in Carbon Nanotubes;
    9. Time Dependent Density Functional Theory;
    10. Computational Study of Nanotubes;
    11. Excited State Properties (GW, BSE);
    12. Computing Mechanical Properties and Modeling Growth;
    13. How Well does Computation do with respect to Experiment
    14. Present Day Scenario: regarding computation in the field.

    Text Books:

    • Computational Nanoscience (RSC Theoretical and Computational Chemistry) yr. 2011.
    • Nano Structures: Theory & Modeling, yr 2004

  • PH502: Nanomaterials for Solar Energy and Photovoltaics

    PH502: Nanomaterials for Solar Energy and Photovoltaics 3-0-0-6 Pre-requisites: Nil

    Solar radiations as a source of energy and mechanism for its entrapment; Measurements and limits of solar energy entrapment; Flat plate collectors and solar concentrators; Solar energy for industrial process heat (IHP) and design of solar green house; Solar refrigeration and conditioning; Solar thermo-mechanical power.
    Introduction of energy storage/conversion devices, State-of-the art status of portable power sources, Solar/photovoltaic (PV) cells as a source of green energy; Fundamentals, Materials, Design and Implementation aspects of PV energy generation and consumption; Solar cell technologies (Si-wafer based, Thin film, GaAs based, dye-sensitized, PESC and organic solar cells), Efficiency of solar cells and PV array analysis, Photovoltaic system design (stand alone and grid connected) and applications; Balance of system (BOS) with emphasis on role of storage batteries; Cost analysis, Case study for performance evaluation and problem identification in wide-spread commercialization of the technology.

    Text Books:
    • Solar Energy: Fundamentals & Applications; H. P. Garg and J. Prakash; Tata McGraw Hill, 1997.
    • Fundamentals of Photovoltaic Modules and their Applications, G. N. Tiwari, S. Dubey & Julian C. R. Hunt, RSC Energy Series, 2009.
    • Solar Photovoltaics: Fundamentals, Technologies and Applications (2nd ed.), C. S. Solanki, Prentice Hall of India, 2011 (ISBN: 978-81-203-4386-6)
    • Solar Cell Device Physics, Stephen Fonash (2nd ed.), Academic Press, 2010 (ISBN: 978-0-12-374774-7).
    Reference Books:
    • Energy Storage, R. A. Huggins, Springer, 2010.
    • Handbook of Advanced Electronic and Photonic Materials and Devices: Ferroelectrics & Dielectrics, Vol. 10, H. S. Nalwa (ed.), Academic Press, 2001.
    • Electrochemical Nanotechnology, T. Osaka, M. Dutta, Y. S. Diamand (eds.), Springer, 2010, (ISBN: 978-1-4419-1423-1).
    • Encyclopedia of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Vol. 10, H. S. Nalwa (ed.), American Scientific Publishers, 2004.

  • SE503: Advanced Engineering Mathematics

    SE503: Advanced Engineering Mathematics 3-0-0-6 Pre-requisites: Nil

    Linear Algebra: Matrix algebra; basis, dimension and fundamental subspaces; solvability of Ax = b by direct Methods; orthogonality and QR transformation; eigen values and eigenvectors, similarity transformation, singular value decomposition, Fourier series, Fourier Transformation, FFT.
    Vector Algebra & Calculus: Basic vector algebra; curves; grad, div, curl; line, surface and volume integral, Green’s theorem, Stokes’s theorem, Gauss-divergence theorem.
    Differential Equations: ODE: homogeneous and non-homogeneous equations, Wronskian, Laplace transform, series solutions, Frobenius method, Sturm-Liouville problems, Bessel and Legendre equations, integral transformations; PDE: separation of variables and solution by Fourier Series and Transformations, PDE with variable coefficient.
    Numerical Technique: Numerical integration and differentiation; Methods for solution of Initial Value Problems, finite difference methods for ODE and PDE; iterative methods: Jacobi, Gauss-Siedel, and successive over-relaxation.
    Complex Number Theory: Analytic function; Cauchy’s integral theorem; residue integral method, conformal mapping.
    Statistical Methods: Descriptive statistics and data analysis, correlation and regression, probability distribution, analysis of variance, testing of hypothesis.

    Text Books:
    • H. Kreyszig, “Advanced Engineering Mathematics”, Wiley, (2006).
    • Gilbert Strang, “Linear Algebra and Its Applications”, 4th edition, Thomson Brooks/Cole, India (2006).
    • J. W. Brown and R. V. Churchill, “Complex Variables and Applications”, McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., New York (2004).
    • J. W. Brown and R. V. Churchill, “Fourier Series and Boundary Value Problems”, McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., New York (2009).
    • G. F. Simmons, “Differential Equations with Applications and Historical Notes”, Tata McGraw-Hill Edition, India (2003).
    • S. L. Ross, “Differential Equations” 3rd edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., India (2004).
    • K. S. Rao, “Introduction to Partial Differential Equations”, PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd (2005).
    • R. Courant and F. John, “Introduction to Calculus and Analysis, Volume I and II”, Springer-Verlag, New York, Inc. (1989).
    • K. Atkinson and W. Han, “Elementary Numerical Analysis” 3rd edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., India (2004).
    • R. A. Johnson and G. K. Bhattacharya, “Statistics, Principles and Methods”, Wiley (2008).

  • CE509: Applied Finite Element Method for Industries

    CE509: Applied Finite Element Method for Industries 3-0-0-6 Pre-requisites: Nil

    Introduction: Continuum Mechanics, Conservation laws, Riemannian Geometry and stress- strain tensors, Constitutive equation, Potential-, Strain-, and Kinetic energies, Functionals and variational formulation,mathematical programming and weak solutions; Displacement method of FEM analyses.
    Field equations: Elasticity, Structural Dynamics, Fluid Mechanics,electromagnetic fields. 
    Alternative approaches: Hybrid FEM, Mixed FEM, Boundary Element Method,Boundary Error Element, Mesh-less methods, Galerkin’s approach of error orthogonalization.
    Error analyses: Algebraic and Integral inequalities; estimate of error;error bounds; Convergence, super-convergence,Computer Packaging: Pre-, Post-processing and Turbo C, Analysis Programs in FRORTAN; Applications (as per request): Rigid-flexible assembly (ME and Bio-Mechanics); Two-phase flow (ME & CE); Electro-magnetic application to wave-guides, MOSFET analyses (ECE); magnetic levitation (electrical), Vibration and control of quartz substrate using smart material; Stochastic FEM, etc.

    Text /Refefence Books:
    • The Finite Element Method: Its Basis and Fundamentals, C. Zienkiewicz, R.L. Taylor, J.Z. Zhu; 6th Edition, 2005.
    • Concepts and applications of finite element analysis, Robert Davis Cook. Lecture Notes.

Elective Courses: (Elective IV-VI)

  • MS508: Advanced Ceramics and Glass

    MS508: Advanced Ceramics and Glass 3-0-0-6 Pre-requisites: Nil

    Processing and evaluation of engineering ceramics. Fracture behaviour of ceramic materials, The Weibull distribution, Toughening mechanism. Formation, mechanical properties and uses of fused alumina, sintered alumina products, borides, carbides, nitrites, silicides, zirconia and partially stabilized, zirconia, sialons.
    Abrasives, abrasive operations, natural abrasives, abrasives like aluminium oxides, silicon carbide, diamond and boron nitride, miscellaneous synthetic abrasives, raw materials for abrasives, their proportioning, processing, manufacture of abrasives, grinding wheels, their drying, firing and testing.
    Glassy State; Kinetic and thermodynamic criteria for glass formation, use of Na2O-SiO2 and Na2O-CaO- SiO2 phase diagrams in glass manufacture, types of glasses and their chemical compositions, Physical properties of glasses, density, refractive index, thermal expansion and thermal stresses, thermal endurance of glass, toughening of glasses, strength and fracture behaviour of glass and its articles, surface tension, viscosity and its measurement, effect of temperature and composition on the physical properties of glasses
    Glass making raw materials, addition of cullet to the batch, reactions amongst the constituents of glass, thermal currents and flow pattern in the glass tank furnace, Defects in glass, bubbles and seeds, cords, stresses and colour inhomogeneity and their remedies, annealing of glasses
    Glass ceramics; Nucleation and crystal growth in glasses, nucleation through micro miscibility, nucleating agents, properties and applications of glass-ceramics

    Text Books:
    • Ceramic Materials: Science and Engineering, C. Barry Carter, M. Grant Norton; Springer, 2nd ed. 2013.
    • Glass Science and Technology, D.R. Uhlmann, N. J. Kredl (ed); Vol. 1&2, Academic Press, 1990
    • Chemistry of Glasses, Amal Paul; Chapman Hall, 1990.
    Reference Books:
    • Fundamentals of Ceramics, M.W Barsoum; McGraw Hill, 1997.
    • Introduction to Ceramics, 2nd Ed, W. David Kingery, H. K. Bowen, Donald R. Uhlmann, Wiley,1976.
    • Hank book of Glass Manufacture, F.V.Tooley; Vol 1&2, Ashlee Pub. Co, 1984.

  • MS510: Composite Science and Technology

    MS510: Composite Science and Technology 3-0-0-6 Pre-requisites: Nil

    Introduction and Overview of Metal based composites, overviews key technologies and issues in the area, Fabrication of Metal Matrix Composites: Commonly used Matrices, Basic Requirements in Selection of constituents, solidification processing of composites - XD process, Spray processes - Osprey Process, Rapid solidification processing, Dispersion Processes - Stir-casting & Compo casting, Screw extrusion, Liquid-metal impregnation technique - Squeeze casting, Pressure infiltration, Lanxide process), Principle of molten alloy infiltration, rheological behaviour of melt-particle slurry, Synthesis of In situ Composites.
    Resins- Resins used in polymer composites, Fillers- Fibers, conventional fillers and nanofillers used in polymer composites. Fabrication- Different processing techniques for polymer composites. Testing and characterization, Structure property relationship in conventional polymer composites and polymer nanocomposites, Applications.
    Ceramic matrix composites, mechanical properties of ceramic matrix composites, different processing techniques for ceramic matrix composites, process capability and applications of various techniques.

    Text Books:
    • Composite materials, K.K. Chawala; 2nd ed.,Springer-Verlag, 1987.
    • Nanocomposite Science and Technology, P. M. Ajayan, L. S. Schadler, P. V. Braun; Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH Co, 2013.
    • Mechanics and Analysis of Composite Materials, V.V. Vasiliev, E.V. Morozov; Elsevier Science Ltd, 2001.
    • Ceramic matrix composites, K.K. Chawala; 1st ed., Chapman & Hall,1993.
    • Advances in composite materials, G. Piatti Applied Science Publishers Ltd., 1978.
    • Composite Materials, Mel. M. Schwartz; Vol 1 & 2, Prentice - Hall PTR, 1997.
    • Advanced Polymer composites, Bor Z.Jang; ASM International,1994
    • Experimental Characterization of advanced composite materials, L.A. Carlsson and R.B. Pipes, 2nd ed., CRC Press, 1996.
    • Handbook of Composites, George Lubin, Stanley T. Peters , Springer, 1998.
    • Mechanics of composite materials, Richard M. Christensen, Dover Publications, 2005.

  • MS512: Alloy Development and Heat Treatment

    MS512: Alloy Development and Heat Treatment 3-0-0-6 Pre-requisites: Nil

    Selection of engineering alloys, including steels (carbon, alloy, stainless, dual phase, TRIP/TWIP), cast irons, aluminium, magnesium, titanium, nickel and cobalt-based superalloys and zirconium alloys. In depth understanding of the microstructures and their development for the most common classes of engineering alloys, overview of microstructures, processing and properties in engineering alloys State-of-the-art approaches to the design and development of new alloys for the 21st century
    Principles of heat treatment, the heat treatment of steels, and the heat treatment of aluminium alloys respectively, Use of heat treatment to produce required metallurgical properties.
    Cooling curves and equilibrium diagrams Heat treatment of steels, Hardenability, Strength, and Toughness Case hardening, Carburising, and Nitriding, De-carburising Re-heat treatment, Re-tempering, Annealing, and Normalising Heat treatment of Aluminium alloys, Annealing, Solution treatment Natural ageing, Artificial ageing, Over ageing Explanation of the heat treatment of Aluminium alloys Control testing
    Introduction, Theory of Heat Treatment, Heat Treatment Environment, Different Heat Treatment Techniques, Fundamentals and Properties; Annealing, Tempering, Hardening, Thermomechanical treatment, Fundamentals of Surface Hardening Treatment, Carburizing, Carbonitriding, Nitriding, Modern surface hardening techniques; Economy of Heat Treatment Processes

    Text Books:
    • Principles of Heat Treatment of Steels, R.C. Sharma; New Age International (P) Ltd, 2003.
    • The Heat Treating Source Book, ASM International, 1986.
    • Heat Treatment of Metals;W.S. Owen, Institute for Metallurgists, 1963.
    • Engineering Physical Metallurgy and Heat Treatment; Y. Lakhtein, Mir Publisher, 1979.
    • Phase Transformations in Metals and Alloys; D.A. Porter, K.E. Easterling; Taylor and Francis, 2009.
    • Materials Selection in Mechanical Design, M.F. Ashby; 3rd ed., Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd.,2005.
    • Materials and Design, M.F. Ashby and Kara Johnson; Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd, 2002.

  • MS514: Joining of Materials

    MS514: Joining of Materials 3-0-0-6 Pre-requisites: Nil

    Welding, theory and classification of welding, submerged arc welding, gas metal arc welding or MIG/MAG welding, TIG welding, resistance welding. Other joining processes, soldering, brazing, diffusion bonding, and adhesive bonding of metallic materials; adhesive bonding, solvent bonding, and welding of polymer materials; brazing, frit sealing, diffusion bonding, and welding of ceramic materials and composite materials; soldering, wire bonding, flip-chip bonding, and wafer bonding of semiconductor materials; welding, soldering, adhesive bonding and bone in growth of biomaterials; welding, soldering and adhesive bonding of nanomaterials.

    Text Books:
    • Metallurgy of Welding, Lancaster, Allen, Unwin; Springer, 1980.
    • Welding and Welding Technology, Little R.L; McGraw-Hill Companies, 1973.
    • Advanced Welding processes, Norrish, J., Woodhead, Woodhead Publishing, 2006.

  • CE536: Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

    CE536: Solid and Hazardous Waste Management 3-0-0-6 Pre-requisites: Nil

    Sources, composition and properties of municipal solid waste, Generation of solid waste, Onsite handling, storage and processing including segregation, Collection of solid waste, Transfer and transport, Processing technique and equipment, Recovery of resources, Conversion products and energy, Composting and vermicomposting, Recycling, Incineration and pyrolysis, Disposal of solid waste including sanitary landfill, Planning, site and design aspects of solid waste engineering; Introduction to hazardous wastes, Definition of hazardous waste, The magnitude of the problem, Risk assessment, Environmental legislation, Characterization and site assessment, Waste minimization and resource recovery, Physico-chemical and biological treatment, Transportation of hazardous waste, Ground water contamination, Landfill disposal.

    Texts/References:
    • P. A. Vesilind, W. A. Worrel and D. R. Reinhart, Solid Waste Engineering, Thomson Brooks/Cole, First Edition, 2002.
    • G. Tchobanoglous, H. Theisen, and S.A. Vigil, Integrated Solid Waste Management: Principles and Management Issues, McGraw Hill Book Company, Singapore, 1993.
    • M. LaGrega, P. Buckingham, and J. Evans, Hazardous Waste Management, McGraw Hill, 2000.
    • Charles A. Wentz, Hazardous Waste Management, McGraw-Hill, 1995.

  • MA512: Mathematical Modeling

    MA512: Mathematical Modeling 3-0-0-6 Pre-requisites: Nil

    Introduction to modeling; Elementary mathematical models and General modeling ideas; General utility of Mathematical models Stability theory of system of differential equations; Linear and nonlinear stability; Lyapanov’s second method; Basic idea of bifurcation; Illustrations with help of computer programming Role of mathematics in problem solving; Concepts of mathematical modeling; System approach; formulation, Analyses of models; Pitfalls in modeling; Illustrations models such as Population dynamics, Traffic Flow, Social interactions, Viral infections, Epidemics, Finance, Economics, etc. (The choice and nature of models selected may be changed with mutual interest of lecturer and students.)  Introduction to probabilistic models; Simulation approach. Orthogonal projections, Singular Value Decomposition, Principal Component Analysis, Fourier and Wavelet Transformation and Applications, Kernel Methods

    References:
    • D. N. P. Murthy, N. W. Page, Ervin Y. Rodin, Mathematical modelling: a tool for problem solving in engineering, physical, biological, and social sciences, Pergamon Press, 1990
    • W.E. Boyce and R.C. DiPrima, Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems, 7th Edition, Wiley, 2001.
    • J. D. Murray, Mathematical Biology Volume I,3rd Ed, 2003.
    • J.P. Pinasco and L. Romanelli, Coexistence of Languages is possible, Physica A 361, 355-360 (2006)

  • PH515: MEMS and NEMS

    PH515: MEMS and NEMS 3-0-0-6 Pre-requisites: Nil

    Micro and nano mechanics – principles, methods and strain analysis, an introduction to microsensors and MEMS, Evolution of Microsensors & MEMS, Microsensors & MEMS applications, Microelectronic technologies for MEMS, Micromachining Technology – Surface and Bulk Micromachining, Micromachined Microsensors, Mechanical, Inertial, Biological, Chemical,Acoustic, Microsystems Technology, Integrated Smart Sensors and MEMS, Interface Electronics for MEMS, MEMS Simulators, MEMS for RF Applications, Bonding & Packaging of MEMS, Conclusions & Future Trends.
    Nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) – a journey from MEMS to NEMS, MEMS vs. NEMS, MEMS based nanotechnology – fabrication, film formation and micromachining, NEMS physics – manifestation of charge discreteness, quantum electrodynamical (QED) forces, quantum entanglement and teleportation, quantum interference, quantum resonant tunneling and quantum transport, Wave phenomena in periodic and aperiodic media – electronic and photonic band gap crystals and their applications, NEMS architecture, Surface Plasmon effects and NEMS fabrication for nanophotonics and nanoelectronics, Surface Plasmon detection – NSOM/SNOM

    Text Books:
    • Electromechanical Sensors and Actuators, Ilene J. Busch‐Vishniac, Springer, 2008.
    • Introduction to Microelectronics Fabrication, Vol. V, G. W. Neudeck and R. F. Pierret (eds.), Addison – Wesley, 1988.
    • Introduction to Microelectromechanical Microwave Systems, H. J. De Loss Santos, 2nd edition, Norwood, MA: Artech, 2004.
    • Microsystems Design, S. D. Senturia, Kluwer – Academic Publishers, Boston MA, 2001.
    • Principles and Applications of Nano-MEMS Physics, H. J. Delos Santos, Springer, 2008.
    • Materials and Process Integration for MEMS Microsystems, Vol. 9, Francis E. H. Tay, Springer, 2002.
    Reference Books:
    • Quantum Mechanical Tunneling and its Applications, D. K. Roy, World Scientific, Singapore, 1986
    • Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Technology, Vol. 5, H. S. Nalwa (ed.), American scientific Publishers, 2004
    • Carbon Nanotubes and Related Structures, P. J. F. Harris, Cambridge University Press, UK, 1986.
    • Carbon Nanoforms and Applications, M Sharon and M. Sharon, Mc Graw Hill, 2010
    • VLSI Technology, S. M. Sze (eds.), Mc-Graw Hill, NY, 1983
    • Quantum Phenomena, S. Datta, Addison – Wesley, 1989.

  • SE502: Sensors and Actuators

    SE502: Sensors and Actuators 3-0-0-6 Pre-requisites: Nil

    Brief overview of measurement systems, classification, characteristics and calibration of different sensors.
    Measurement of displacement, position, motion, force, torque, strain gauge, pressure flow, temperature sensor sensors, smart sensor. Optical encoder, tactile and proximity, ultrasonic transducers, opto-electrical sensor, gyroscope.  Principles and structures of modern micro sensors, micro-fabrication technologies: bulk micromachining, surface micromachining, LIGA, assembly and packaging
    Pneumatic  and hydraulic systems:  actuators,  definition,  example,  types, selection.  Pneumatic  actuator. Electro-pneumatic  actuator. Hydraulic  actuator,  control valves, valve sizing valve selection.  Electrical actuating systems: solid-state switches,  solenoids,  voice coil; electric motors; DC motors, AC motors, single phase motor; 3-phase motor; induction motor; synchronous motor; stepper motors. Piezoelectric actuator: characterization, operation, and fabrication; shape memory alloys.

    Text Books
    • John G. Webster, Editor-in-chief, “Measurement, Instrumentation, and Sensors Handbook”, CRC Press (1999).
    • Jacob Fraden, “Handbook of modern Sensors”, AIP Press, Woodbury (1997).
    • Nadim  Maluf,  “An  Introduction  to  Microelectromechanical  Systems  Engineering”,  Artech  House Publishers, Boston (2000).
    • Marc Madou, “Fundamentals of Microfabrication”, CRC Press, Boca Raton (1997).
    • Gregory Kovacs, “Micromachined Transducers Sourcebook”, McGraw-Hill, New York (1998).
    • E. O. Deobelin and D. Manik, “Measurement Systems – Application and Design”, Tata McGraw-Hill (2004).
    • D. Patranabis, “Principles of Industrial Instrumentation”, Tata McGraw-Hill, eleventh reprint (2004).
    • B. G. Liptak, “Instrument Engineers’ Handbook: Process Measurement and Analysis”, CRC (2003).

Lab Courses

  • MS506: Microstructure and Phase Analysis Laboratory

    MS506: Microstructure and Phase Analysis Laboratory 0-0-6-6 Pre-requisites: Nil

    Practical aspects of X-ray diffraction analysis will be emphasized; hands-on experience in qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques, use of electronic databases, and phase analysis using XRD data
    hands-on experience on the applications of metallography and optical microscopy, phase analysis using microscopic information, hands-on experience in the area of microstructures of metal, ceramic and polymer materials using optical microscopy and SEM
    Standard laboratory practice including safety, report writing, and error analysis are also emphasized.

  • MS516: Materials Characterisation Laboratory

    MS516: Materials Characterisation Laboratory 0-0-6-6 Pre-requisites: Nil

    Powder characterization using XRD, SEM and BET, gas pycnometer
    Thermal properties of materials, identification of materials based on their TG, DSC, DMA characteristic responses
    Laboratory testing practice related to tests based on the mechanical properties of materials, e.g., hardness, elastic modulus, tensile strength etc.
    Standard laboratory practice including safety, report writing, and error analysis are also emphasized.