Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

The strong dependence of our society on metals and alloys makes metallurgy an important branch of modern engineering. Metallurgical and materials engineering involves design, innovate and improve the process; to transform minerals and metals to useful products we use every day in our life. It is a discipline that enables both the creation and application of materials in society. Also, Materials engineers develop materials for new applications, improve existing materials to enhance performance and evaluate ways in which different materials can be used together. Department of Materials Science and Engineering was established in the year 2012 and was renamed as Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering in 2018. The department focuses on the fundamental and engineering aspects of conventional metallurgy, materials and advanced materials. The department faculty specializes in the areas of physical and mechanical metallurgy, phase transformations, thermomechanical processing, electron microscopy, materials chemistry, nanomaterials, thin films and coatings, ceramic and metal matrix composites, tribology, thermal spraying, polymer science and technology, fillers, composites, ultra-high temperature ceramics and phase field modeling.Apart from the regular teaching activities, the department aims to train students with the fundamentalsand expertise of design, synthesis, characterize, testing and production of various materials and also with the knowledge of new technologies in production and processing of new and advanced engineering materials.Ongoing research projects in the department are supported both by government (funding agencies include, SERB-DST, NRB, ISRO etc.) and industry (e.g., Tata Steel Limited, MRF Tyres, Carborundum Universal Limited etc.). The department continues to strive for excellence and develop continuously through progress and improvement to establish itself as one of the leading department of education and research.

The data below summarizes the activities of our department in last four years
(October 2013- October 2017).

Total No. of Publications*1

No. of Patents

(Filed & submitted)

Total Project Funding

Total consultancies*3

Govt. Sources*2

Pvt. Sources



106 Lakhs (INR)

163000 (USD)

23 Lakhs (INR)

35400 (USD)

55 Lakhs (INR)

84600 (USD)

*1 Journals include Scripta Materiala, Composites Part B; Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering A, Polymer, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Journal of American Ceramic Society, Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, Materials Characterization, Applied Surface Science, Journal of Materials Science, Metallurgical and Materials Transaction etc.

*2 Funding agencies include SERB-DST, NRB, ISRO etc.

*3 Consultancy projects involved with Tata Steel Limited, RBI, MRF Tyres, Carborundum Universal Limited etc.