News and Events


We are delighted to inform you that Mr. Aniket Dwivedi, Junior Assistant in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, has been honored with the Merit Award 2023 by the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.
Our heartfelt congratulations to Mr. Aniket Dwivedi and best wishes for his future endeavors.



We are delighted to inform you that an SEM image of electrochemically etched additively manufactured SS316 captured by Mr. Shirish Chandrakar, Ph.D. student working under the guidance of Prof. Nilesh Prakash Gurao, has been selected as the picture of the month by DE Gruyter publisher, as featured in their December 2023 edition.
Our heartfelt congratulations to Mr. Shirish Chandrakar, and we extend our best wishes for his future endeavors.
You can also access the details through the following link: https://doi.org/10.1515/pm-2024-0004



We are delighted to share that Dr. Subhra Sourav Jana has been conferred with the DAE-SSPS Best PhD Thesis Award for the year 2023, bestowed by the Department of Atomic Energy and BRNS. Dr. Jana recently successfully defended his doctoral thesis under the guidance of Prof. Tanmoy Maiti in the MSE department. The title of his thesis is "Oxide nanocomposites: Potential Thermoelectrics for Clean Energy Generation from Waste Heat".
Our heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Subhra Sourav Jana and best wishes for his future endeavors.



It gives us immense pleasure to share that Divanshu Kumar (Ph.D. Student under Prof. Niraj Mohan Chawake), Syed Mohammad Musthaq (Ph.D. Student under Prof. Krishanu Biswas) and Aravind K (Ph.D. Student under Prof. Rajdip Mukherjee), from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering have been selected for the Prime Minister Research Fellowship Award for the year 2023-24. The award is given to aid and encourage them in their respective research works.
The MSE department wishes them many more accolades in the future.



We are delighted to announce that Mr. Subhra Sourav Jana (Ph.D. student working under the guidance of Professor Tanmoy Maiti) has been conferred with the G.C. Jain Memorial Prize for the Best PhD Thesis in Material Science for the year 2023, as recognized by the Material Research Society of India (MRSI). The title of his thesis is "Oxide Nanocomposites: Potential Thermoelectrics for Clean Energy Generation from Waste Heat".
Our heartfelt congratulations to Mr. Subhra Sourav Jana and best wishes for his future endeavors.



We take great pleasure in sharing the wonderful news that Prof. Krishanu Biswas has been elected as Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), of the U.K.
Our heartfelt congratulations to Prof. Biswas and best wishes for his future endeavors.





We are delighted to inform you that Dr. Chandra Kant, Prof. Monica Katiyar and their collaborators have recently published an article entitled "Large area inkjet-printed OLED fabrication with solution-processed TADF ink" in the prestigious journal "nature communications".
Our heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Chandra Kant and Prof. Monica Katiyar and best wishes for their future endeavors!!
The online link for the paper is: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-023-43014-7#Abs1



It is with immense pleasure that we share the achievement of the IIM Kanpur chapter at the IIM Awards 2023. They have emerged as the distinguished recipients of the coveted 1st prize in the "Small Chapter" category.



We take great pleasure in sharing the wonderful news that Prof. Krishanu Biswas has been honored with the IIM-ASM Lectureship 2023 award in the distinguished "Age > 40" category.
Our heartfelt congratulations to Prof. Biswas and best wishes for his future endeavors.



We are delighted to share that Ms. Pragya Dixit, a Ph.D. student working under the guidance of Professor Tanmoy Maiti in the Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) department, has been honored with the Devi Best Ph.D. Paper Award. This recognition comes in light of her remarkable recent publication entitled "Enhanced Thermoelectric Performance of Rare-Earth-Free n-Type Oxide Perovskite Composite with Graphene Analogous 2D MXene", which was published in Small (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/smll.202206710) in 2023.
Our heartfelt congratulations to Ms. Dixit, and we extend our best wishes for her future endeavors.



We are delighted to inform you that Prof. Anish Upadhyaya (MSE, IIT Kanpur) has recently received felicitation from the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for his pioneering contributions in the utilization of standards in education. This award was conferred on the occasion of World Standard Day during a ceremony held at New Delhi on October 13, 2023. Prof. Upadhyaya currently serves as the Chairperson of the Powder Metallurgy Sectional Committee within the Metallurgical Division (MTD-25) of BIS. Through this role, he has spearheaded various initiatives, including the formulation of new standards, fostering industrial and academic outreach through courses and workshops, and effectively promoting the utilization of Indian Standards.
Our heartfelt congratulations to Prof. Upadhyaya, and we extend our best wishes for his future endeavors.



Mr. Dhananjay Dubey, a PhD student under Prof. Rajdip Mukherjee (MSE) and Prof. Manjesh Singh (ME) has received the Best Paper Presentation award for his paper entitled "Effect of Cold Rolling on the Tribological behavior of Inconel 718 Superalloy" in the "Space Tribology" category at the "TRIBOINDIA-2023, the International Conference on Tribology" held on 05 - 07 October 2023. We congratulate him and wish him the best for his further research journey at IIT Kanpur.



We are delighted to inform you that Mr. Anil Bansal (BT/MME/1977) President, Reality National Management, Inc., has been honored with the Distinguished Alumnus Award 2023 by IIT Kanpur.
Our heartiest congratulations to Mr. Bansal and best wishes for his future endeavors.



We are delighted to inform you that Mr. Jai Shankar Sharma (BT/MME/1977), Mentor of the Bangalore Chapter, IIT Kanpur Alumni Association, has been honored with the Distinguished Services Award (DSA) 2023. The Distinguished Services Award (DSA) is given to the alumni who have acted as IIT Kanpur's goodwill ambassadors and helped raise the institute's stature.
Our heartiest congratulations to Mr. Sharma and best wishes for his future endeavors.


We are delighted to share that Dr. Shivam Tripathi has recently become a valued member of our department, joining us on September 15, 2023, in the role of Assistant Professor. Dr. Shivam Tripathi boasts an impressive academic background, holding a PhD and a B.Tech in Materials Science and Engineering.
His journey in academia began with a remarkable PhD in Materials Engineering, which he successfully completed at Purdue University in 2021. Prior to this, he earned his B.Tech in Materials Science and Engineering from the prestigious IIT Kanpur in 2016.
Dr. Tripathi's academic journey has been marked by noteworthy achievements. Before his association with IIT Kanpur, he served as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the esteemed Italian Institute of Technology. During this time, he made significant contributions to the field of ammonia catalysis, conducting experiments under operando conditions in the Haber-Bosch process.
In his doctoral research, Dr. Tripathi delved into the fascinating realm of martensitic transformation in shape memory alloys, exploring its tunability through coherent second-phase interactions. Additionally, he conducted groundbreaking research into thermal transport, with a focus on graphene-capped interconnects.
We extend a warm and enthusiastic welcome to Dr. Tripathi, and we express our heartfelt wishes for his continued success and contributions to our department.


We are thrilled to announce the outstanding achievements of our talented Materials Science and Engineering students from the 2023 batch, who have embarked on a journey to pursue higher education abroad. Please find the details below:


Mr. Darshit Trevadia (B.Tech-2023) admitted into PhD program at University of Oxford




Ms. Nandni Sinha (B.Tech-2023) admitted into MS program at University of California, Berkeley




Mr. Pushpanshu Tripathi (B.Tech-2023) admitted into MS program at Cornell University




Mr. Nivedan Amarnani (B.Tech-2023) admitted into MS program at Nanyang Technological University

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to the students and best wishes for their incredibly promising futures.


We are delighted to share that Prof. Krishanu Biswas (Department of Materials Science and Engineering at IIT Kanpur), has been honored with the prestigious fellowship of the Institute of Physics (IOP).
Our heartiest congratulations to Prof. Biswas and best wishes for his future endeavors.


We are delighted to share that Professor Kantesh Balani has been honored with the Excellence in Teaching Award by the institute. His unwavering commitment to inspiring and facilitating students' learning has left an indelible positive impact on the way students think, engage, and work. This prestigious award was presented on Teachers' Day, September 5.
Our heartiest Congratulations to Prof. Balani and best wishes for his future endeavours.


We are delighted to inform you that Mr. Ankur Srivastava, a research scholar (Under the guidance of Dr. Arunabh Meshram), has been awarded the esteemed donor scholarship award in the "Class of 1968 Creative Research Proposal Prize" category. A sumptuous prize of INR 25,000 accompanies this accolade, a testament to Ankur's exceptional dedication.
Our heartiest Congratulations to Mr. Ankur and best wishes for his future endeavours.


Selected candidates for Ph.D. admission program in the Department of Materials Science Engineering IIT Kanpur


We are delighted to inform you that Ms. Swati Mahato (Under the guidance of Dr. Nilesh P Gurao and Dr. Krishanu Biswas) emerged as the winner of the Microscopy contest in The Summer School of Characterisation hosted by the National Facility of Atom Probe Tomography (NFAPT) and Center of Correlative Microscopy at IIT Madras. As a reward, she received a Scholarship grant of Rs. 1 Lakh, which can be utilized at the prestigious National Facility of Atom Probe Tomography.
Our heartiest Congratulations to Ms. Swati Mahato and best wishes for her future endeavours.


We are delighted to share that Prof. Krishanu Biswas (Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, IIT Kanpur) has been awarded ASM (American Society of Materials)-IIM (Indian Institute of Metals) lecturership award for the year 2023.
Our heartiest Congratulations to Prof. Biswas and best wishes for his future endeavours.


We are pleased to share that Mr. Devendra Nama (Ph.D. Student, Advisor: Dr. Rahul Sarkar) got first place in oral presentation in the category Innovations in Extractive Metallurgy for the topic entitled "Solid state reduction of hematite ore using hydrogen at moderate temperatures" in the National level Students' Seminar on Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, "Behind the Teacher's Desk (BTTD-2023)", held at CSIR-NML Jamshedpur during June 8-9, 2023. He was also awarded the first prize in Metallurgical Quiz in the same seminar.


We are pleased to share that Ms. Swati Mahato (PhD Student, Advisors: Prof. Krishanu Biswas and Dr. Nilesh Prakash Gurao) got first place in the Best poster award for the topic entitled "Accelerated Pathway for SFE Engineering in Medium Entropy Alloy using Deep Learning" and Mr. Anandhakrishnan S (M.Tech. Student, Advisors: Prof. Nilesh Prakash Gurao and Prof. Rajdip Mukherjee), Ms. Swati Mahato (PhD Student, Advisors: Prof. Krishanu Biswas and Dr. Nilesh Prakash Gurao) and Mr. Shirish Chandrakar (PhD Student, Advisor: Prof. Nilesh Prakash Gurao) got second place in the Best poster award for the topic entitled "Crystal plasticity simulation of deformation behaviour of equiatomic FeCoNi medium entropy alloy in compression at quasistatic and dynamic strain rate regime" at the International Workshop on High Entropy Materials (IWHEM 23) held at BARC, Mumbai, India during April 23-25, 2023


We are delighted to inform you that Dr. Shobit Omar's research group has recently published a review article entitled "Recent Progress and Prospects of NASICON Framework Electrodes for Na-ion Batteries" in the prestigious review journal "Progress in Materials Science" (Impact factor of 48.1).
This comprehensive review highlights recent advances in NASICON-structured materials for electrode application in rechargeable sodium-ion batteries.
Mr. Thirupathila Thirupathi, Ms. Vandana Kumari and Mr. Sumanta Chakrabarty are the co-authors of this article.
Congratulations to Dr. Omar and team!!
The online link for the paper is: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmatsci.2023.101128


We are delighted to inform you that a recent publication, "Lattice distortion in FCC HEAs and its effect on mechanical properties: Critical analysis and way forward" by Mr. Jitesh Kumar, Ph.D. Student and Prof. Krishanu Biswas has been selected as an Editor's Pick for the Journal of Applied Physics.
Our heartiest Congratulations to Mr. Jitesh Kumar & Prof. Biswas.
For more details, please visit: https://aip.scitation.org/journal/jap


It gives us immense pleasure to share that Antrakrate Gupta (Ph.D. Student under Prof. S. K. Jha) and Vivek Kumar (Ph.D. Student under Prof. T. Maiti), from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering have been selected for the Prime Minister Research Fellowship Award for the year 2023. The award is given to aid and encourage them in their respective research works.
The MSE department wishes them many more accolades in the future.


We are delighted to share that Farheen Anjum, Subhra Sourav Jana, Vivek Kumar and Pragya Dixit have received the best poster and oral presentation awards at "World Conference on Thermoelectrics and Materials (WCT-2023)" held on 14th-18th March 2023. The conference was organized by Jaipur National University and Material Research Society of India (MRSI) in Jaipur. The details are as follows:

First prize to Farheen Anjum in Poster presentation:
Authors: Farheen Anjum, Tanmoy Maiti
Title: Enhancement of thermoelectric properties of bismuth sulfide by compositing with graphite

Second prize to Subhra Sourav Jana in Oral presentation:
Authors: Subhra Sourav Jana, Tanmoy Maiti
Title: Waste heat recovery using oxide based nano composites for high temperature thermoelectric power generator.

Third prize to Vivek Kumar in poster presentation:
Authors: Vivek Kumar, Tanmoy Maiti
Title: Thermoelectric properties of Manganate based high entropy oxide.

Third prize to Pragya Dixit in oral presentation:
Authors: Pragya Dixit, Tanmoy Maiti
Title: MXene reinforcement in perovskite oxide for thermoelectric power generation.

All the students are working with Prof. Tanmoy Maiti in Plasmonics and Perovskites Laboratory in MSE dept.


We are delighted to share that Prof. Krishanu Biswas (Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, IIT Kanpur) has been awarded the fellowship by Electron Microscope Society of India (EMSI) for the year 2022 under the material science category.
Our heartiest Congratulations to Prof. Biswas and best wishes for his future endeavours.


We are happy to inform that a recent publication, "Two-Dimensional Multicomponent Quasicrystal as Bifunctional Electrocatalysts for Alkaline Oxygen and Hydrogen Evolution Reactions" by Dr. Shashank Shekhar Mishra, NPDF as lead author and Prof. Krishanu Biswas has been selected for the cover page of the journal "Energy Technology".


We are delighted to share the MSE Newsletter (Volume 4, Issue 2, July- December 2022) Newsletter Link


We are delighted to share that Prof. Dipak Mazumdar (Department of Materials Science & Engineering, IIT Kanpur) has received the Distinguished Alumni Award 2023 from National Institute of Technology Jamshedpur.
Our heartiest Congratulations to Prof. Mazumdar and best wishes for his future endeavours.


We are pleased to share that Mr. Sumit Kumar Sahu (Ph.D. Student, Advisor: Prof. Anish Upadhyaya), received the best poster presentation award for the topic "Effect of Sintering Temperature, Time, and Atmosphere on microstructural behaviour on carbides of High-Speed Steel fabricated by Powder Metallurgy route" at the "International Conference on Frontiers in Materials Engineering (ICFME-2022)" organised by Department of Metallurgy Engineering and Materials Science, Indian Institute of Technology Indore on 14-16 December.


List of Candidates selected for PhD admission for AY 2022-23 Sem II.


International Conference on Physical and Mathematical Modelling in Iron and Steelmaking (PMMIS-2022) in Honour of Prof. Dipak Mazumdar will be organized by Department of Materials Science and Engineering, IIT Kanpur from December 18-19, 2022. (know more...)


We are pleased to share that Mr. Anandhakrishnan S (MTech Student, Advisors: Dr. Nilesh Prakash Gurao and Dr. Rajdip Mukherjee) and Mr. Ankit Singh Negi (Ph.D. Student, Advisors: Dr. Rajdip Mukherjee) got second place in the poster presentation for the topic entitled "Evaluation of Shape and Size of θ’ precipitates in Aluminium Copper alloys from phase field modelling" at the international Symposium on "Accelerated Materials Design and Additive Manufacturing: Scientific and Technological Perspectives (AMDAM) and 76th Annual Technical Meeting (ATM)" held at Hyderabad during November 13-16, 2022.


We are pleased to inform that Professors Krishanu Biswas, Nilesh P. Gurao, and Tanmoy Maiti have recently published a book. The details are as follows:
Book Title: High Entropy Materials- Processing Properties and Applications
Authors: Krishanu Biswas, Nilesh P. Gurao, Tanmoy Maiti and Rajiv S. Mishra
Publisher: Springer-Nature

Link: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-981-19-3919-8


It gives us immense pleasure to share that Alka Jangid and Md. Faiz Akhtar, Ph.D. students from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, have been selected for the Prime Minister Research Fellowship Award for the year 2022. The award is given to aid and encourage them in their respective research works.
The MSE department wishes them many more accolades in the future.


We are delighted to share that Prof. Krishanu Biswas (Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, IIT Kanpur) has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, U.K.
Our heartiest Congratulations to Prof. Biswas and best wishes for his future endeavours.
The chapter details and team members list can be seen here: Link: https://www.iitk.ac.in/mse/materials/office-bearers


We are delighted to share that Material Advantage @ IIT Kanpur has bagged "Most Creative Recruitment Strategies" with a prize of US$500 during Material Advantage Fall Membership Challenge. This event was conducted between September 12, 2022, and October 16, 2022, and IIT Kanpur chapter is one of the two winners competing with 100+ chapters worldwide.
Link: http://materialadvantage.org/membership/membership-challenge
The chapter details and team members list can be seen here: Link: https://www.iitk.ac.in/mse/materials/office-bearers


We are happy to inform that a recent publication, "Accelerated design of multicomponent metallic glasses using machine learning," by Anurag Bajpai (Ph.D. Student), Dr. Nilesh P. Gurao and Dr. Krishanu Biswas has been selected for the cover page of the Journal of Materials Research (JMR).


We are pleased to share that Mr. Nikhil Chaurasia (Ph.D. Student, Advisors: Dr. Sandeep Sangal and Dr. Shikhar K. Jha) received the best poster presentation award for the topic entitled "Using a deep learning algorithm, a new way to train for phase segmentation of steel microstructures" at the international conference "Advances in Materials & Processing: Challenges & Opportunities" (AMPCO 2022) held at IIT Roorkee during October 17-19, 2022.


We are pleased to share that Prof. Sudhanshu Shekhar Singh from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering has been conferred with the 2021 ASM-IIM Visiting Lectureship honour. Prof. Singh will be felicitated during the IIM Awards Function scheduled to be held on 14th November 2022 at Ramoji Films City, Hyderabad.
Heartiest congratulations to Prof. Singh. The MSE department wishes him many more accolades in the future.


It gives us immense pleasure to share that Prof. Monica Katiyar has been elected as a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) 2022.
Heartiest congratulations to Prof. Katiyar! The MSE department wishes her many more accolades in the future.


The Materials Society (MatSoc) is the student community of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, which organizes various activities associated with the department. Earlier known as MSES, the community is being revived and is going to organize an event named Nucleation at L19 on 12th September, 2022 (Monday) at 05:30PM for the introduction of MatSoc to the student community of MSE.


It gives us immense pleasure to share that Prof. Sudhanshu Shekhar Singh has been selected for the Excellence-in-Teaching award at IIT Kanpur for the year 2022. The award will be presented to Prof. Singh during the Teacher's Day celebrations at IIT Kanpur on September 5, 2022.
Heartiest congratulations to Prof. Singh! The MSE department wishes him many more accolades in the future.


We are happy to inform you that Prof. Dipak Mazumdar (MSE IIT Kanpur) has been invited to join the newly constituted "Advisory Committee for Secondary Steel Industry", Prof. Mazumdar is the only member from the entire academia.
Our heartiest Congratulations to Prof. Mazumdar and best wishes for his future endeavours.


We are delighted to inform you that Flamina A (Ph.D., MSE IIT Kanpur) have been awarded the 'best paper presentation' award in the 2nd International Conference on "Sustainable Materials and Technologies for Bio and Energy Applications" held during 13-15 July 2022 at SSN college of Engineering, Chennai.


We are delighted to share the MSE Newsletter (Volume 4, Issue 1, January - June 2022) Newsletter. weblink


We are delighted to share that Prof. Krishanu Biswas has been elected for the Ranjit Singh Chair of IIT Kanpur for a period of three years.
Our heartiest Congratulations to Prof. Biswas and best wishes for his future endeavours.


Congratulations to the recipients of the Academic Excellence Award and P. K. Subbulakshmi Memorial Award for the year 2020-21 from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.


We are pleased to share that Dr. Juhi Srivastava's (Ph.D. MSE IIT Kanpur) work was selected for ECR (Early Career Researchers) day oral presentation during Global Conference on Nanotechnology (NanoSeries 2022), organized virtually from 21 - 24th June, 2022 by ICMM-CSIC, Spain.
Her presentation was awarded "Nanoscale Advances ECR Presentation Prize" (1 out of 5 awards). The award is sponsored by RSC (Royal Society of Chemistry).


Our heartiest congratulations to all Awardees!! It is a matter of great pleasure to share the names of award recipients from the MSE Department under various categories in the recently concluded 55th convocation.

Rupesh Chafle
DR. SHANKER DAYAL SHARMA MEDAL
For the best all round performance of a graduating student in the MTech/MBA/MDes/MSR/PhD/MSc-PhD Dual Degree programmes based on general proficiency including character and conduct, excellence in academic performance, extra-curricular activities, and social service

Miral Verma
OUTSTANDING PhD THESIS AWARD
For the best thesis in Doctor of Philosophy programmes in each of the departments

Harshit Sinha
GENERAL PROFICIENCY MEDAL
For the best academic performance among the graduating students of all 4-year/5-year and 2-year M.Sc. programmes in each of the departments

Anshika Chaudhary
PROFICIENCY MEDAL
For the best undergraduate project work done by graduating students in the 4-year/5-year and 2-year M.Sc. programmes in each of the departments

Anshika Chaudhary
IIT KANPUR EXCELLENCE AWARDS LEADERSHIP IN STUDENTS' AFFAIRS
For exemplary work related to student governance, hostel management and leadership in organization of events at the Department/Hall/Institute level

Manish Chandra Yadav
IIT KANPUR EXCELLENCE AWARDS LEADERSHIP IN STUDENTS' AFFAIRS
For exemplary work related to student governance, hostel management and leadership in organization of events at the Department/Hall/Institute level

Devansh Dutt
IIT KANPUR EXCELLENCE AWARD IN ART & CULTURAL ACTIVITIES
For outstanding work in various fields of art and culture

Shatrughna Sethy
PROF. BAL DEVA UPADHYAY MEMORIAL GOLD MEDAL
For the best graduating student in the MTech/MSR programme of the Materials Science & Engineering department with thesis in the area of physical metallurgy/material processing

Abhinav Garg
BOGINENI CHENCHU RAMA NAIDU GOLD MEDAL
For the best graduating 2-year MTech student of the Materials Science Programme or Materials Science & Engineering department

Aviral Agarwal
BATRA GOLD MEDAL
For the best academic performance in 4-year/5-year programmes of the Materials Science & Engineering department

Kaushiki Agarwal
MARS G. FONTANA PRIZE
For the student with the best academic performance in 4-year/5-year programmes of the Materials Science & Engineering department, who has also taken a course in corrosion.

The MSE department congratulates all award recipients and wishes them good luck in their future endeavors.


We are pleased to inform you that Dr. Raghupathy Yuvaraj has recently joined our department (on Jun 20, 2022) as Assistant Professor. Dr. Raghupathy holds PhD, M. Tech and B.E. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. He obtained his PhD in Materials Engineering from IISc Bengaluru (2018). He received his M. Tech in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from IIT Madras (2008), and B. E. in Metallurgical Engineering from Govt. College of Engineering, Salem (Anna University, 2006). Prior to joining IIT Kanpur, he served as an assistant professor in the department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, NIT Warangal. He also has industry research experience from R & D, Tata Steel Ltd (Jamshedpur, 2008-2011), where he explored the feasibility of plasma assisted PVD based coatings for corrosion protection of steel, and zinc recovery from galvanising dross.
In his doctoral research, his explored anti-microbial properties, bio-fouling and corrosion behavior of Ni-Ag nanomaterials for industrial applications.
We welcome Dr. Raghupathy and wish him all the success.


Prof. C. (Ravi) Ravindran, Director of the Centre for Near-net-shape Processing of Materials (CNPM) and Professor of Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Processes at the Toronto Metropolitan University, visited the department of Materials Science and Engineering on 09 June 2022. Prof. Ravindran interacted with the faculty members and also visited the departmental labs.


It gives us immense pleasure to share that Mr. Shubham Jaiswal, Ph.D. student of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering have been selected to be conferred with the Prime Minister Research Fellowship Award of the Institute. The award is given to aid and encourage his research endeavours.


We are pleased to inform you that Dr. Srinu Gangolu has recently joined our department (on May 20, 2022) as Assistant Professor. Dr. Gangolu completed his B.Tech from RVR & JC college in Mechanical Engineering, Guntur. He did his M.Tech in Nanotechnology from National Institute of Technology Calicut, Kerala. He also obtained Ph.D. degree from Department of Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science, IIT Bombay in 2014. His research work focuses on high temperature deformation behaviour in crystalline materials.
We welcome Dr. Gangolu and wish him all the success.


List of Candidates selected for PhD admission for AY 2022-23 Sem 1


Department of Materials Science and Engineering successfully organized Research Scholars Day 2022 (RSD22) on 7th May 2022. The event was meticulously planned and conducted by the Research Scholars of the department. RSD is an annual event of the department whose primary objectives are to promote scholarly discussions amongst the research scholars and also to encourage interdisciplinary research in the department. A series of outstanding technical talks were delivered by the senior research scholars of the department. Additionally, metallography contest and quizzes were organized to enthuse the younger researchers. The event received an overwhelming response from the members of the community, and younger as well as the senior researchers were enriched by this event. Team RSD22 would like to express its sincere gratitude to all the students, faculty members and staffs of the department for their teeming support in making this event a great success.
website: http://www.iitk.ac.in/mse/rsd-2022/index.htm
Event pictures: click here



We are delighted to share that Prof. Kantesh Balani (Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, IIT Kanpur) has been elected for the Yadupati Singhania Memorial Chair for a period of three years. Our heartiest congratulations to Prof. Balani and best wishes for his future endeavours.


We are delighted to share that Prof. Kallol Mondal (Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, IIT Kanpur) has been elected for the Gireesh Jankinath Chair for a period of three years. Our heartiest congratulations to Prof. Mondal and best wishes for his future endeavours.



We are delighted to share that Shree Pradeep Goyal (Alumnus, B.Tech., Metallurgical Engineering, IIT Kanpur - 1978) has been elected as the Senior Vice President of ASM International




We are delighted to share that Professor Kantesh Balani (Department of Materials Science & Engineering, IIT Kanpur), has been appointed as Dean of Resources and Alumni (DORA) for a period of 3 years.
Our heartiest congratulations to Prof. Balani and best wishes for his future endeavours


We are delighted to share that Prof. Krishanu Biswas (Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, IIT Kanpur) has been elected as a member of the inaugural Editorial Advisory Board of High Entropy Alloys & Materials, (Springer-Nature) https://www.springer.com/journal/44210.
Our heartiest congratulations to Prof. Biswas and best wishes for his future endeavours.


We are delighted to share that Dr. Sudhanshu Shekhar Singh (Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, IIT Kanpur) has been elected for the P. K. Kelkar Fellowship for a period of three years.
Our heartiest congratulations to Dr. Singh and best wishes for his future endeavours.


Prof. Arvind Agarwal (Alumni, BT/MT/MME/1993/1995), has been elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (#AAAS). Prof. Agarwal was elected for his distinguished contributions to advanced #materials, #plasma spraying and carbon nanotube composites, #biomechanics, #bioengineering, #nanotechnology and graphene foam reinforced advanced materials for #deicing, which is of great benefit to #aerodynamics.
Our heartiest congratulations to Prof. Agarwal and best wishes for his future endeavours.


We are pleased to announce that Ms Nivedita (Department of Materials Science & Engineering, IIT Kanpur) has been awarded the Director's Gold Medal for outstanding overall achievement and leadership among all students graduating from 5-year undergraduate programmes at the recently concluded 54th convocation.

Our heartfelt congratulations and best wishes for her future endeavours.


Our heartiest congratulations to all Awardees!! It is a matter of great pleasure to share the names of award recipients from the MSE Department under various categories in the recently concluded 54th convocation.
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Nisheeth Kumar Prasad
OUTSTANDING PhD THESIS AWARD
For the best thesis in Doctor of Philosophy programmes in each of the departments

Nivedita
GENERAL PROFICIENCY MEDALS
For the best academic performance among the graduating students of all 4-year/5-year and 2-year M.Sc. programmes in each of the departments

Ananya Goswami
IN COMMUNITY SERVICES
For outstanding community service

B. Akhil
PROF. BAL DEVA UPADHYAY MEMORIAL GOLD MEDAL
For the best graduating student in the MTech/MSR programme of the Materials Science & Engineering department with thesis in the area of physical metallurgy/material processing

Suddha Swatta Roy
BOGINENI CHENCHU RAMA NAIDU GOLD MEDAL
For the best graduating 2-year MTech student of the Materials Science Programme or Materials Science & Engineering department

Prakhar Dhakar
BATRA GOLD MEDAL
For the best academic performance in 4-year/5-year programmes of the Materials Science & Engineering department

Nivedita
BHAGWANI DEVI MAHESHWARI GOLD MEDAL
For the student with the best academic performance in 4-year/5-year programmes of the Materials Science & Engineering department, who has also taken a course in corrosion.

Vansh Mittal
MARS G. FONTANA PRIZE
For the student with the best academic performance in 4-year/5-year programmes of the Materials Science & Engineering department, who has also taken a course in corrosion.

The MSE department congratulates all award recipients and wishes them good luck in their future endeavors.


We are delighted to share that Prof. Kantesh Balani (Department of Materials Science & Engineering, IIT Kanpur) has been elected as an editorial board member of Journal of Thermal Spray Technology (Springer) starting Jan. 02, 2022.

Our heartiest Congratulations to Prof. Balani and best wishes for his future endeavours.


We are delighted to share that Dr. Sudhanshu Shekhar Singh (Department of Materials Science & Engineering, IIT Kanpur) has been selected as a member of the Indian National Young Academy of Sciences (INYAS) for a period of 5 years.

Our heartiest Congratulations to Prof. Singh and best wishes for his future endeavours.


Congratulations to Ms. Pulkin Gupta, Mr. Sachin Kumar, Mr. Shivam Aggarwal, Mr. Vikas Tiwari and Mr. Rajneesh Pandey.
It gives us immense pleasure to share that Ms. Pulkin Gupta, Mr. Sachin Kumar, Mr. Shivam Aggarwal, Mr. Vikas Tiwari and Mr. Rajneesh Pandey, Ph.D. students of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering have been selected to be conferred with the Prime Minister Research Fellowship Award of the Institute for the year 2021. The award is given to aid and encourage them in their respective research works.
MSE department wishes them many more accolades in future.


We are delighted to share that Mr. Chandra Kant, Ph.D. Student under Prof. Monica Katiyar (Department of Materials Science and Engineering, IITK) has won the Best Poster Award for the paper "Inkjet Printing of Phosphorescent Emissive Material for Organic Light-Emitting Diodes" presented on Dec. 16, 2021, in the IWPSD 2021 (Virtual Conference) held at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi during December 14-17, 2021.

Our heartiest congratulations to Mr. Chandra Kant and best wishes for his future endeavours.


Shri Pradeep Goyal, Founder Chairman & MD of Pradeep Metals Limited and, more importantly, a distinguished alumnus of our department, has been elected to the IIT Kanpur Board of Governors. He is visiting IIT Kanpur for the convocation on 28th December. An interaction session is arranged at 09:00 am on 29th December 2021 at FB-421.


We are pleased to inform you that Dr. Arunabh Meshram has recently joined our department (on Dec. 15, 2021) as Assistant Professor. Dr. Meshram has done B.Tech. in Metallurgical Engineering from NIT Raipur, Raipur, India (2011-2015). He obtained his Ph.D. (2019) from the Department of Metallurgical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi, India. His doctoral work was on recycling of white aluminium dross to recover valuable products via hydrometallurgical route. His broad area of interest is in Non-Ferrous Extractive Metallurgy. He has also served as Temporary Faculty in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, NIT Raipur (2019-2021)


We are delighted to share that Mr. Prince Setia, Ph.D. Doctoral Student under Prof. Shashank Shekhar and Prof. Sudhanshu Shekhar Singh (Department of Materials Science and Engineering, IITK), has won the "Best Oral Presentation prize" in the recently concluded "International Conference on Advanced Materials and Mechanical Characterization" (ICAMMC-2021) held on December 02-04, 2021. The ICAMMC 2021 is being organized by SRMIST in collaboration with IIT Madras, IIT Delhi, IIT Indore, IIT Hyderabad, IISC Bangalore, ASM International Chennai Chapter, IIM Chennai Chapter, Indian Ceramic Society, and sponsored by Bruker Corporation, USA and Govt. of India.
He presented his research work titled "Hot deformation behavior of high-silicon stainless steel" as an oral presentation. Best Oral Presentation Award carries a certificate and Rs.4000 cash prize.
Our heartiest congratulations to Mr. Prince Setia and best wishes for his future endeavours.


We are delighted to share that Prof. Kantesh Balani (Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, IIT Kanpur) has been elected for the prestigious Fellowship of the National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI), the oldest Science Academy of India.
Our heartiest congratulations to Prof. Balani and best wishes for his future endeavours.


We are pleased to inform you that Dr. Shikhar Misra has recently joined our department (on Nov. 15, 2021) as Assistant Professor. Dr. Misra received his PhD in Materials Engineering from Purdue University (2016-2020). He received both his bachelors and master's degree (BT-MT dual degree) in Materials Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur (2011-2016). After his Ph.D., he worked at Intel, Hillsboro, USA for one year (2020-2021).
His research is focused on developing new materials design through self-assembled metal-oxide and oxide nanocomposites epitaxial thin films for potential application as metamaterials and multiferroics. During his PhD, his research focused on developing new self-assembled oxide-metal nanocomposite thin film designs for optical metamaterial applications.


We are pleased to inform you that Nisheeth Kr. Prasad's paper titled "Novel hybrid sacrificial anodes based on high phosphorus pig iron and Zn for the cathodic protection of steel" has been adjudged as one of the best paper in "Young Student & Scientist Forum" during CORCON 2021 International Conference & Expo on corrosion held on 18 -20 Nov 2021 at Mumbai. Congratulations to Nisheeth Kr. Prasad and best wishes for his future endeavours.


We are delighted to share that Dr. Prabhat Kumar Rai, Alumni, Ph.D., MSE IIT Kanpur, have been awarded for the Best Oral Presentation in Product category in the recently concluded National Metallurgists Day (NMD) Annual Technical Meeting (ATM) 2021 conference organized jointly by the Indian Institute of Metals (IIM) Kolkata and Jamshedpur Chapter in association with TATA Steel from 13-15th November 2021.


We are delighted to share that Mr. Anurag Bajpai, Ph.D. scholar under Prof. Krishanu Biswas, has got two Poster Presentation Awards under the "Energy-Environment & Waste Utilization" and "Advances in Material Science & Technology" theme in the recently concluded NMD-ATM21, organized virtually by IIM Kolkata & Jamshedpur chapter in association with TATA Steel.


We are delighted to share that Mr. Subha Sanket Panda, Ph.D. Scholar under Prof. Sudhanshu Shekhar Singh, has won the best Oral Presenter Prize under the Non-Ferrous theme in the recently concluded NMD-ATM21, organized virtually by IIM Kolkata & Jamshedpur chapter in association with TATA Steel.


Our heartfelt congratulations to our alumna, Prof. Veena Sahajwalla, for getting the 2022 NSW Australian of the Year.
Founding Director of the Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (#SMaRT) at University of New South Wales Sydney, Prof. Sahajwalla was recognized for her outstanding work as an internationally recognized materials #scientist, #engineer and #inventor who has revolutionized #recycling science and advocated for #STEM and #sustainability locally, nationally and internationally. She is renowned for pioneering the high temperature transformation of waste in the production of a new generation of green materials.


We are delighted to share that Material Advantage (MA) @ IIT Kanpur, a student technical chapter, has won "Most Creative Recruitment Strategies prize for the Fall 2021 Membership Challenge". The executive committee of MA @ IIT Kanpur has hosted plethora of events during the competition, and will receive US$500 as prize money.
Office Bearers:
Shruti Dubey - Chair
Zainul Abedin - Vice Chair
Shiven Ponnupureddy - Secretary
Ankur Agnihotri - Treasurer
Jatin Jain - Publicity Coordinator
Akhil Kotha - Web Coordinator
Rajesh Bahera - Event Coordinator
Pooja Rani - Spokesperson & Student Advisor
Sonali Guptapta - UG Coordinator
Pradeep Gupta - Outreach UG Coordinator
Govind - Webmaster MA @ IIT Kanpur Chapter website: https://www.iitk.ac.in/mse/materials/index


We are delighted to share that Professor Bikramjit Basu (Former Faculty, MSE IIT Kanpur and currently Professor at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore) has been elected as a fellow of all the five National Academies in India. (India has five national academies in the field of Science, Engineering and Medicine)
https://www.mtm.kuleuven.be/english/news/bikramjit-basu-elected-fellow-of-national-academies
Our heartiest Congratulations to Professor Basu and best wishes for his future endeavours.


We are delighted to share that Dr. Satyam Suraj Sahay (Alumni, M.Tech., MME, IIT Kanpur - 1992), has been elected as a Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) for the year 2021 for his distinguished contributions in the field of 'Engineering'.
https://www.inae.in/nomination-information/
Our heartiest congratulations to Dr. Sahay and best wishes for his future endeavours.




Doctor Vivek Verma of MSE department and his team have developed agarose-based dressings for chronic wounds. The dressing helps in reducing microbial onslaught and modulates the physiology at the wound site allowing it to heal. This work was funded by the Department of Science and Technology.
Click the below-given links to know more about the work: (https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1743076)
Our heartiest congratulations to Dr. Verma and his Team !!!


We are delighted to share that Ms. Shruti Dubey's (Ph.D. Student, MSE Department and Student Board Member (2021-2022), ASM International) interview has been published in Metallography, Microstructure, and Analysis (MMA) journal.
Interview Link: https://rdcu.be/czFBP
Our heartiest Congratulations to Ms. Shruti Dubey and best wishes for her future endeavours.


We are delighted to share that Mr. Shreyansh Yadav (BT-MT Student, Department of Material Science and Engineering) has been awarded runner-up prize (€ 50) for the best poster competition at the "Powering Green Recovery" SUNRISE symposium, held from 20th - 22nd September 2021.
He was the only student among all other participating IITs and IISC to win this prestigious award. Details of the award and conference can be found in the given link: https://www.nanoge.org/
Congratulations to Mr. Shreyansh!


We are delighted to share that Prof. Kantesh Balani (Department of Materials Science & Engineering) has been elected as a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) for the year 2021 for his distinguished contributions in the field of 'Engineering'.

Our heartiest Congratulations to Prof. Balani and best wishes for his future endeavours.


We are delighted to share that Ms. Khushubo Devi (Ph.D. student) has been awarded prestigious Humboldt Research Fellowship for post-doctoral research for 2 years. She will work under Prof. Dirk Raabe of MPI, Dusseldorf, Germany on reduction and recovery of Fe from Fe-oxide ores using hydrogen.


We are delighted to share that Mr. Mukesh Kumbhakar (M. Tech. student), has been selected for the prestigious DAAD fellowship.


गत वर्षों की भाँति इस वर्ष भी गृह मंत्रालय, राजभाषा विभाग, भारत सरकार के आदेशानुसार शासकीय कार्यों में राजभाषा हिन्दी के प्रति जागरुकता उत्पन्न करने तथा उसमें निरन्तर गति लाने के उद्देश्य से, सितम्बर माह में "हिन्दी पखवाड़ा - 2021" के अंतर्गत संस्थान के समस्त कर्मचारियों के लिए हिन्दी में विभिन्न प्रतियोगिताएं आयोजित की गईं, जिसमें काव्य पाठ प्रतियोगिता में डॉ. असित प्रकाश, (अनुसंधान स्थापना अधिकारी) ने द्वितीय पुरस्कार प्राप्त किया।
डॉ.असितप्रकाशकोबधाई।


Congratulations to the recipients of the Academic Excellence Award and P. K. Subbulakshmi Memorial Award for the year 2019-20 from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.


We are delighted to share that Material Advantage (MA) @ IIT Kanpur, a student technical chapter associated with Materials Science and Engineering Department, has bagged one of the five "Chapter of Excellence" 2020-21 among over 100+ active chapters globally. This is the second time MA @ IIT Kanpur chapter has won this accolade that constitutes an award plaque and US$ 450.

The last year's MA @ IIT Kanpur activities were led by the executive team comprising of:
Shruti Dubey (Chair)
Rubia Hassan (Vice-Chair)
Saikat Mandal (Secretary)
Zainul Abedin (Treasurer)
Shipra Bajpai (Publicity Coordinator)
Swapnil Sawalkar (Website Coordinator)
Indrajeet Singh (Student Advisor & Spokesperson)
Deepak Singh (Event Coordinator)
Sonali Gupta (Undergraduate Coordinator)

The current MA @ IIT Kanpur activities and registration to chapter membership can be found here: https://www.iitk.ac.in/mse/materials/main/


We are pleased to inform you that Dr. Rahul Sarkar has recently joined our department (on Sep. 02, 2021) as Assistant Professor. Dr. Sarkar has completed his B.E. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from Jadavpur University in Kolkata, India in 2011 and his M.Tech in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science from IIT Bombay in 2013. Prior to his Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Utah, USA (2015-2019), Dr. Sarkar worked as a researcher in Tata Steel Ltd. in Jamshedpur, India from 2013-2015. For his Ph.D. dissertation, he worked on the interactions of selected refractories with iron and iron oxides under flash iron making conditions. As a part of his Ph.D. work, he was also involved in the large-scale laboratory testing of the flash iron making facility installed in the University of Utah for a period of over 2 years. Post Ph.D., Dr. Sarkar joined the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) in the U.K as a Research Fellow (2019-2021). For his post-doctoral work, he was involved in the development of alternative mould fluxes for casting and innovative grades of steel. His research interests lie broadly in the field of high-temperature chemical processing of materials with special emphases on iron making, steel making and continuous casting. He is also interested in the theory of diffusion and its relation to the structure in solids.


"Congratulations to Prof. Dipak Mazumdar"
It gives us immense pleasure to share that Prof. Dipak Mazumdar of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering has been selected to be conferred with the Excellence-in-Teaching award of the Institute for the year 2021. The award will be presented to Prof. Mazumdar on the occasion of Teacher's Day celebrated on 5th September.
Heartiest congratulations to Prof. Mazumdar. MSE department wishes him many more accolades in the future.


We are pleased to inform you that Dr. Nilesh Badwe has been appointed as an Associate Editor of the journal "Microelectronics Reliability". The journal is dedicated to disseminating the latest research results and related information on the reliability of microelectronic devices, circuits and systems, from materials, process and manufacturing, to design, testing and operation.


While bioplastics are biodegradable, ecologically responsive and sustainable, they have several drawbacks such as low strength, large capacity for water absorption, moderate control over water vapour transmission rate, air permeability and raw material used (forest reserves and food stock).
Prof. Vivek Verma and his research group at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur are working towards addressing these challenges by using natural agar to produce biodegradable plastics and are working closely with an FMCG group.


Ms. Shruti Dubey, a doctoral scholar in the Department of Material Science and Engineering, IIT Kanpur, has been selected as a delegate of President's Council of Student Advisors (PCSA) for the term 2021-22. PCSA is the student-led committee of American Ceramic Society (ACerS) responsible for representing student interests across the globe. The PCSA is the primary face of ACerS to ceramics and materials science students via its subsidiary committees, divisions, sections, and classes. The role of the PCSA delegate is to represent their collegiate institution to PCSA, as well as representing the PCSA and ACerS to their academic department. This recognition of Ms. Shruti as PCSA, the student leadership council within The American Ceramic Society (ACerS), is rare honor to represent the subcontinent. Currently, Ms. Shruti Dubey serves as the Chair, Material Advantage @ IIT Kanpur Chapter.


Ms. Shruti Dubey has been selected as the ASM student board member for a 1-year tenure for the term July 2021 to June 2022. She will be representing not only IIT Kanpur but also will be serving as a national representative for material science student community to provide insights and ideas to the ASM board. ASM International is the world's largest association of materials-centric engineers and scientists. The society is dedicated to informing, educating, and connecting the materials community to solve problems and stimulate innovation around the world. Being selected as ASM student board member is a great achievement by her on a global platform. Ms. Shruti Dudey is a doctoral scholar in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and serves as Chair, Material Advantage @ IIT Kanpur.


It gives us immense pleasure to share that Mr. Deepak Paliwal and Mr. Subham Ranjan, Ph.D. students of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering have been selected to be conferred with the Prime Minister Research Fellowship Award of the Institute for the year 2020. The award is given to aid and encourage them in their respective research works. MSE department wishes them many more accolades in future.


Result - List of Selected Candidates for PhD Admission AY 2021-22 SEM-I

It is of our great pride that the Board of Trustees of ASM International has elected Prof. Kantesh Balani as a Fellow of the Society. This prestigious award is bestowed to Prof. Balani recognizing his outstanding contributions in the areas of biomaterials and ultrahigh-temperature ceramics, and exemplary leadership in materials education.


List of candidates shortlisted for final interviews on from the afternoon of 27 May 2021 to 28 May 2021

With profound grief, we inform you that Prof. Satish Chandra Koria, former Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, passed away on 09 May 2021 at around 4 pm in Indore at the age of 75. He was suffering from age-related ailment. He is survived by his two daughters and a son.

He joined the then Department of Metallurgical Engineering, IIT Kanpur in the year 1984 as an Assistant Professor after spending nearly a decade in Germany. Prior to that, he was a faculty in the Department of Metallurgical Engineering, University of Roorkee. He was also the Head of the Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering at IIT Kanpur from 2000 to 2002. His contribution in the field of Process Metallurgy and Refractory Technology is highly valued in the community. Prof. Koria's NPTEL lectures on Steel Making as well as on Fuels Refractory and Furnaces are very popular. (know more...)

He will be missed by faculty and staff of our department as well as his colleagues and friends.

May his soul rest in peace!


List of Selected Candidate for Direct PhD Admission offers to NIT's final year B.Tech students in AY 2021-22 SEM I

Under the aegis of Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) IIT Kanpur and Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) IIT Kanpur Professor Anish Upadhyaya and Dr. Asit Prakash organized a 6-day online QIP Course on "Theoretical and Practical Perspective on Material Manufacturing Technology" between 08-13 March 2021. The course is aimed at providing the latest advances in the manufacturing processes from materials perspective with structure-properties-processing correlation to the faculty, staff and research scholars of engineering institutes and industry personnel. The course has several in-depth lectures from experts from IIT Kanpur, IIT-BHU, IIT Madras and IIT Hyderabad. An interesting aspect of this course is the demonstration of the practical aspects materials processing and characterization through virtual experiments in the MSE Department and in Advanced Center for Materials Science (ACMS). Over 70 participants from all over the country have registered for this course. For more details about the course content please visit https://www.iitk.ac.in/qip/courses/20-21/TPPMMT/ or contact the course coordinators [Dr. Anish Upadhyaya (anishu@iitk.ac.in) and Dr. Asit Prakash (astip@iitk.ac.in)].
click here for more pictures


We are extremely delighted to inform you that Mr. Sheelendra Agnihotri (Jr. Technical Superintendent), Department of Materials Science & Engineering, has been awarded Merit Award-2020 by the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.


We are extremely delighted to inform you that Mr. Ankur Agnihotri, Dr. Prince Kumar Singh, Mr. Rishikesh Mishra, and Prof. Dipak Mazumdar's research paper titled "Steady-State Materials and Enthalpy Balance: Applications to Ferroalloy Production and Industrial-Scale Validation" has been selected for IIM SAIL Gold Medal during the NMD ATM 2020 conference (Best Ferrous Paper Medal from papers published in Transactions of IIM 2019 issues).
Congratulations to the team!!!


We are delighted to inform you that Ms. Swati Kumari has participated in the IIM essay writing competition on the topic "Materials beyond Steel for a New Future from the New Normal" and she has been awarded 1st prize under Ph.D. Category.


Dr. Kanwar Singh Nalwa (Department of Materials Science and Engineering, IIT Kanpur) and others are organizing the Energy Sustainability and Water - SUNRISE conference from Monday 22nd to Tuesday 23rd February 2021. This conference is the 7th of the twice-yearly SUNRISE symposia uniting academics, students, and industry professionals from the UK and Global South in the field of solar and other renewable energy technologies designed for sustainable rural development.
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions the conference could not be hosted at IIT Kanpur as initially planned. However, SUNRISE conference hosted by IIT Kanpur will be virtually held in partnership with nanoGe. For more on the exciting schedule of presentations for the benefit of all Sunrise network partners, go to the following link: https://www.nanoge.org/SUNRISEVII/home


We pleased to inform you that Dr. Nilesh Badwe has recently joined our department (on Feb 15, 2021) as Assistant Professor. Dr. Badwe has completed B.Tech. from IIT Bombay in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science in 2008 and Ph.D. from Arizona State University in 2014. His academic research focused on the mechanical properties of nanoporous gold and stress corrosion cracking in noble metal alloys. Later, he worked at Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, OR, USA as a Staff packaging R&D engineer and Technologist till February 2021 where he led the development and implementation of low-temperature solder alloys and thermally stable fatigue-resistant electrodeposited nanocrystalline alloys. click here for more details



Call for applications | "FlexE Innovation Challenge" Design Flexible Electronics Application | An Initiative of NCFlexE (IIT, Kanpur) and MeitY Startup Hub (MSH) | Great opportunity for Innovators | For more information and to participate kindly register now: https://meitystartuphub.in/ | Last Date of submission: 1st March 2021



With deepest sorrow, we inform you about demise of Prof. M. L. Vaidya, Former Professor and Head of the Department of Materials & Metallurgical Engineering (renamed as Materials Science and Engineering in 2010), on 24th Jan 2021 at Pune. He is survived by his wife, son and daughter.

Prof. Vaidya was born on 18 Dec 1933. He joined IIT Kanpur as Lecturer on 13th March 1962. Prof. Vaidya was inducted as the first faculty member of our department on 17th March 1963. He was Head of the Metallurgical Engineering Department from 1987 to 1990.

He will be missed by his students and colleagues from the Department and Institute. Rest in peace Prof. Vaidya.



We are delighted to share that Prof. Sudhanshu Shekhar Singh, Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering, on being awarded the NASI-Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Award in Physical Science, 2020. Prof. Singh has made many pioneering contributions in Deformation behavior of Materials, Laser Processing of Materials, Corrosion, and 3D/4D Materials Science.
Congratulations to Prof. Singh!!!




We are delighted to share that Prof. K. Anantha Padmanabhan, former Director, @IITKanpur has been selected for the "Life Time Contribution Award in Engineering 2020" by INAE for his outstanding contributions in the field of Materials & Metallurgical Science and Engineering. (for more details click here)
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Prof Ranjit Kumar Ray, former faculty, MME Department, IIT Kanpur has been selected for the "INAE Outstanding Teachers Awardee 2020" by INAE for his outstanding contributions to teaching and research in the area of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering and for mentoring students in innovation and research activities. (for more details click here)



We are delighted to share that the following two members of Material Advantage @ IIT Kanpur chapter have bagged Prizes in the International conference:
(i) Ms. Shruti Dubey (Ph.D., MSE Department) won the first virtual MS&T Trivia with a score of 430 points. She has won a complimentary registration to MS&T 2021 which will be in Columbus, OH October 17 - 21, 2021.
Link: MSTmeeting/posts/819898585498962
(ii) Ms. Rubia Hassan (Ph.D., MSE Department) has won the third place in the SEM category of Ceramographic competition 2020 organised by ACerS (American Ceramics Society).
Link: 2020-SEM-Category-Awardees


List of candidates selected for PhD Admission AY 2020-21 SEM-II


List of candidates selected for MTech Admission AY 2020-21 SEM-II



With great sadness we inform you that Prof. G. S. Murthy, Former Professor and Head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, passed away on 15th Nov 2020 at Morgantown, W. Virginia. He is survived by his wife, son and daughter.
Prof. Murthy was born on 3rd July 1940. He joined IIT Kanpur on 12th July 1967. He was Head of the Materials and Metallurgical Engineering Department from 1979 to 1984 and Head of ACMS from 1987 to 1992. He took voluntary retirement from the Institute in 1997 after 30 years of illustrious service.

He will be missed by his students and colleagues from the Department and Institute. Rest in peace Prof. Murthy.



Essay Competition on the theme "Satark Bharat, Samriddhh Bharat" ("Vigilant India, Prosperous India") was held during the observance of the Vigilance Awareness Week - 2020. Entries were open for all the campus community, and the mode of the event was both in English & Hindi. For Each language category (i.e. Hindi and English) there were prizes (1st, 2nd and 3rd of Rs. 5000, Rs. 3000, and Rs. 2000 respectively).

We are pleased to inform you that Two members of the department have been awarded in this competition.
Hindi Category: Mr. Guddu Kumar, Position - III (Third)
English Category: Mr. Aniket Dwivedi, Position - II (Second)



Congratulations to all award winners....
It is matter of great pleasure to share names of award recipients from MSE Department under various categories in recently concluded 53rd convocation.
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Bharat Bhushan
OUTSTANDING PhD THESIS AWARD
For the best thesis in Doctor of Philosophy programmes in each of the departments

Dhruv Mittal
GENERAL PROFICIENCY MEDALS
For the best academic performance among the graduating students of all 4-year/5-year programme in each of the department
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IIT KANPUR EXCELLENCE AWARDS IN ART & CULTURAL ACTIVITIES
For outstanding work in various fields of art and culture

Anshuman Sinha
PROFICIENCY MEDALS
For the best undergraduate project work done by graduating students in the 4-year/5-year programmes in each of the departments

Reshma Rameshwar Sonkusare
PROF. BAL DEVA UPADHYAY MEMORIAL GOLD MEDAL
For the best graduating student in the MTech/MSR programme of the Materials Science & Engineering department with thesis in the area of physical metallurgy/material processing

Zuveria Firdouz
BOGINENI CHENCHU RAMA NAIDU GOLD MEDAL
For the best graduating 2-year MTech student of the Materials Science Programme or Materials Science & Engineering department

Ankita Anjali
BATRA GOLD MEDAL
For the best academic performance in 4-year/5-year programmes of the Materials Science & Engineering department

Siddhant Bhushan
MARS G. FONTANA PRIZE
For the student with the best academic performance in 4-year/5-year programmes of the Materials Science & Engineering department, who has also taken a course in corrosion

The MSE department congratulates all award recipients and wishes them good luck in their future endeavors.



Congratulations! Material Advantage (MA) @ IIT Kanpur has won (again this year!) Fall Membership Challenge of "Most Student Recruited" Award from ASM International. MA @ IIT Kanpur chapter grew by 70.8%, which was highest during the official dates of this challenge. MA@IIT Kanpur will receive USD 1000 as monetary prize.
Such a feat is made possible by the dynamic executive committee of Material Advantage @ IIT Kanpur:
1. Chairperson: Shruti Dubey
2. Vice Chairperson: Rubia Hassan
3. Secretary: Saikat Mandal
4. Treasurer: Zainul Abedin
5. Publicity coordinator: Shipra Bajpai
6. Web Coordinator: Swapnil Sawalkar
7. Student Coordinator: Prince Setia
8. Event Manager: Deepak Kumar
9. UG Coordinator: Sonali Gupta



"Congratulations to Mr. Anurag Jha Jha, Ms. Flamina A., Mr. Krashnavtar, Ms. Saumya Ranjan Jha and Ms. Monikuntala Bhattacharya"
It gives us immense pleasure to share that Mr. Anurag Jha, Ms. Flamina A., Mr. Krashnavtar, Ms. Saumya Ranjan Jha and Ms. Monikuntala Bhattacharya - first year PhD students of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering have been selected to be conferred with Prime Minister Research Fellowship award of the Institute for the year 2020. The award is given to aid and encourage them in their respective research works.

MSE department wishes all the students many more accolades in future.



Congratulations! Material Advantage @ IIT Kanpur has won "Chapter of Excellence Award" for the year 2019-20 from ASM International. Globally, over 100 Material Advantage chapters compete for one 'most outstanding' and five 'chapter of excellence' annual awards.
Chapter of Excellence award includes a certificate and prize money of "US$450".

Such a feat is made possible by the executive committee of 2019-20:
1. Chairperson: Rupesh Chafle
2. Vice Chairperson: Shruti Dubey
3. Secretary: Reshma Sonkusare
4. Treasurer: Miral Verma
5. Publicity Co-ordinator: Rubia Hassan
6. Spokesperson and Student Advisor: Chinmayee Nayak
7. Web Coordinator: Shipra Bajpai


We pleased to inform you that Dr. Niraj Mohan Chawake has recently joined our department (on Sep 29th) as Assistant Professor. Dr. Niraj Chawake has completed B.Tech. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from VNIT, Nagpur, India (2004-2008), and integrated M.Tech. + Ph.D. from IIT Madras (2017), India. After his Ph.D., he worked at Erich Schmid Institute of Materials Science, Austria (2017-2020). His research is focused on fundamental and applied studies in the processing and properties of materials for high-temperature structural applications. His doctoral work was on the high-temperature deformation and creep studies of B2 aluminides with investigations on Joule heating and densification mechanisms during spark plasma sintering. During his postdoctoral tenure, he has worked on the processing of materials using high-pressure torsion, in-situ synchrotron deformation of various alloys, in-situ TEM deformation studies on HEA thin films. click here for more details



We are extremely delighted to share that two faculty members of Materials Science and Engineering Department, Prof. Krishanu Biswas and Prof. Nilesh Prakash Gurao, have been adjudged as panelists in the Vaibhav Summit organized by Govt. of India.
Vaishwik Bharatiya Vaigyanik (VAIBHAV) is a collaborative initiative by S&T and academic organizations of India, which aims at bringing out a comprehensive roadmap to leverage the expertise of global Indian diaspora and our national luminaries for solving emerging challenges. The goal of this summit is to create an ecosystem of knowledge and foster scientific innovations through global outreach. This is indeed a great accomplishment. The department wishes many more laurels for both Prof. Krishanu Biswas and Prof. Nilesh Prakash Gurao in future.

https://vaibhav.gov.in/v9.php
https://innovate.mygov.in/vaibhav-summit/#tab4


विगत वर्षो की भाति इस वर्ष भी गृह मंत्रालय, राजभाषा विभाग, भारत सरकार के आदेशानुसार सरकारी काम-काज मे राजभाषा हिन्दी के प्रति जागरूकता पैदा करने एवं उसमे निरंतर गति लाने हेतु सितंबर माह मे “हिन्दी पखवाड़ा - 2020” के अंतर्गत भारतीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान कानपुर ने समस्त कर्मचारियों के लिए हिन्दी की विभिन्न प्रतियोगिताए आयोजित की जिसमे संस्थान तथा विभाग के कई कर्मचारियों ने हिस्सा लिया था।
इन प्रतियोगिताओं मे विभाग के तीन सदस्य पुरस्कृत किए गए है।
1. श्री गुड्डू कुमार, कनिष्ठ सहायक
तृतीय स्थान - कहानी लेखन प्रतियोगिता (लिपिक वर्ग)
2. डॉ. असित प्रकाश, अनुसंधान स्थापना अधिकारी
सांत्वना पुरस्कार - हिन्दी पत्र लेखन प्रतियोगिता (तकनीकी वर्ग)
3. डॉ. विक्रम सिंह, संस्थान पोस्ट डॉक फैलो
सांत्वना पुरस्कार - सामान्य ज्ञान प्रतियोगिता




"Congratulations to Prof. Anish Upadhyaya"
It gives us immense pleasure to share that Prof. Anish Upadhyaya of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering has been selected to be conferred with Excellence-in-Teaching award of the Institute for the year 2020. The award will be presented to Prof. Upadhyaya on the occasion of Teacher's day celebrated on September 5.
Heartiest congratulations to Prof. Upadhyaya. MSE department wishes him many more accolades in future.


Material Advantage @ IIT Kanpur conducted an online presentation contest - "Thoughts in motion" on 15th of August. Participants submitted short presentations on Materials, Processing, Characterization, and Performance/Properties. Presentations were submitted as videos or slides with voiceover to be judged on the basis of originality, creativity, technical content, way of presentation, and animation clarity. Mr. Shashikant Gupta won the competition for his presentation on "Triboelectric Generator: A new age mechanical energy harvestor". Ms. Shipra Bajpai was the runner up for her presentation titled "Transparent Ceramics: Processing, Properties, and Applications". A consolation prize was awarded to Ms. Anshika Chaudhary, an undergraduate in the MSE department for her excellent talk on "Iron-Carbon phase diagram".


Research performed by Prof. Tanmoy Maiti (PI: Plasmonics and Perovskites Laboratory), Prof. Somnath Bhowmick and Vivek Sundaram has been selected for the cover page of Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter (IF: 2.707).
Congratulations to the Team !!
(click here for research article)


Research performed by Prof Krishanu Biswas, Dr. Nidhi Sharma (IPDF) and Anurag Bajpai (Ph.D. Student) has been selected for the cover page of ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering (IF: 7.69).
Congratulations to Prof. Krishanu Biswas and team !!
(click here for research article)


Congratulations! Prof Krishanu Biswas (Department of Materials Science & Engineering, IIT Kanpur) along with Prof Jeff de Hosson (The Netherlands), Prof J.W.Yeh (Taiwan), and Prof.P. P.Bhattachajee (India) have been invited by Acta Materials Inc to edit a special issue (View Point set) on High Entropy Alloys. This issue contains view point articles by experts across the globe on salient aspects on this evolving field.
click here
The editorial of the issue is available at click here


With great sadness, we inform you that Prof. G.S. Upadhyaya, Former Professor in the Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, passed away yesterday evening (19 July 2020) in Varanasi due to age-related ailments. He is survived by his wife and two sons.
Prof. Upadhyaya was born on 15th June 1939 in Varanasi. He joined Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur as Professor in 1976 after 11 years of service in the University of Roorkee. After serving as AICTE Emeritus Professor, he moved back to his native town Varanasi in 2004. After superannuation, he continued to be academically active and published 8 books and several papers. In fact, he kept participating and engaging in academic activities of the Department all his life. He instituted Prof. Bal Deva Upadhyaya Gold Medal for best M.Tech. thesis in the area of Physical Metallurgy and created an endowment fund for Annual Samsonov Memorial Lecture Series. His dedication and passion towards his field is exemplary. Prof. Upadhyay was a nationally and internationally known scholar in the field of Powder Metallurgy. He leaves behind a rich legacy in terms of stellar academic contributions (300 papers and 20 books) and his students (12 PhD and 35 MTech students).


List of selected candidates for PhD Admission AY 2020-21 SEM-I



Mr. Nikhil Chaurasia, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, IIT Kanpur made a UV chamber (from RO filter UV lamp) to disinfect vegetables. The flow chart and corresponding video provide details of the chamber.



Hand Sanitizer Dispenser made with Economical Materials- Made by Mr. Arpit


Admission Notice for PhD/MTech/MDes/MS (By Research) Programmes 2020-21-I Semester



Prof. E C Subbarao is internationally recognized for his pioneering work on Ferroelectrics and Zirconia Ceramics. His pathbreaking work on Barium Titanate in the early fifties and his research on ionic conductivity in zirconia in the sixties are considered seminal contributions in the field. As the first Dean of Faculty at IIT Kanpur, Prof Subbarao helped Prof Kelkar, the founding Director, in setting up and nurturing this premier institute of technology in India in its formative years. As the founding Director of the Tata Research Development and Design Centre (established as a division of Tata Consultancy Services), under the guidance of Mr. JRD Tata and Mr. F C Kohli, he created a high-quality industrial research centre, dedicated to providing innovative solutions to the industry.
Prof Subbarao is rightly considered the father of materials science and engineering education, academic and industrial research and innovation in India. As the founding member of three organizations, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Department of Electronics (DOE) and Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB), he helped in nurturing the national S&T infrastructure in India.
Prof Subbarao was recently awarded the INAE Life Time Contribution Award in Engineering 2019 for pioneering contributions to ferroelectrics and zirconia ceramics and leadership in nurturing two world class institutions - IIT Kanpur (higher education) and TRDDC (industrial research). He was felicitated during the INAE Annual Convention held in Jaipur held on 13 Dec 2019.
Prof. Subbarao celebrated his 90th birthday last year. In his honor, Indian Institute of Metals has published a special issue titled "Special Topics in Advanced Materials Engineering". Dr. R A Mashelkar formally released the special issue on Jan 3, 2020 in Pune.


Department of MSE, IIT Kanpur is once again coming up with an ineffable event - RSD (Research Scholar Day) 2020, scheduled on 1st March. It is a great opportunity for all the ambitious students who want to acquire greater vision in areas of research. The scheduled program will cover regular oral presentations, two minute oral presentations, poster presentations and a metallography contest. (click here for more details)


Prof Kannan M. Krishnan, an alumani of IIT Kanpur, visited the Department of Materials Science and Engineering on Feb 14, 2020. Prof. Krishnan interacted with the faculty members of MSE and also visited the departmental labs. Currently, Prof. Krishnan is a Professor, Department of Materials Sciences & Engineering and Adjunct Professor, Department of Physics at The University of Washington. click here



Mr. Guddu Kumar, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, has been awarded Merit Award-2019 by the IIT Kanpur.


As part of the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, an Open House for school children from the city of Kanpur and beyond was organized on Saturday (25th Jan 2020), where more than 3000+ school children visited the campus over the entire day. The Department of Materials Science and Engineering also set up a stall and showcased technologies and products, such as photovoltaic cells, bio-implants, flexible solar panels, etc. Student volunteers from MSE also conducted a quiz for school students visiting the stall making it a fun experience. The students also visited some of our labs and research/teaching facilities. (Click here)


Departmental Picnic -11 Jan 2020


Prof. Kinnor Chattopadhyay joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering as Visiting Associate Professor on 08 Jan, 2020. Prof. Kinnor Chattopadhyay (BEng (Jadavpur), MEng (McGill), Ph.D. (McGill)) is a process metallurgist and has 12 years of experience in metallurgical process consulting and research. He is expert of heat, mass and fluid flow, metallurgical thermodynamics, liquid metals processing and casting and has worked with numerous clients internationally. He is currently the Dean's Catalyst Professor in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto. We warmly welcome Prof. Kinnor to the MSE Department.


A Novel high strength bainitic steel developed at IIT Kanpur, capable of bearing higher load without impairing the ductility, having applications in manufacturing elastic rail clip, spring steel.
IPA #201911030090 (click here)


Congratulations to Dr. K. Balani and Dr. S. Ariharan for being awarded "Nanomaterials and Energy Science Prize" for their article "High-temperature oxidation of graphite" published in the Year 2018 in the journal "Nanomaterials and Energy" (click here)


A novel device for testing corrosion of the offshore metallic & concrete structures, developed at IIT Kanpur having applications in studying behavior of corrosion resistant metals & materials.
IPA # 201911033731
(click here)


Congratulations! Professor Kantesh Balani, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, IIT Kanpur has been invited to join the editorial board of "Journal of Materials Research" starting Jan. 2020. (click here)

As part 40th year of Reunion of the Class of 1979, organized by Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur Alumni Association & DoRA. Alumni of MME (Mr Vasant Joshi, Mr Arvind Kumar, Mr Arun Kumar Jain, Mr Deepak Gupta & Mr ACR Das) visited the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and met the Head of Department, faculty and staff members on 14th Dec 2019. (click here)


Department of Materials Science and Engineering welcomes Dr. Kanwar Singh Nalwa who joined us on 10 Dec 2019 as Assistant Professor. Dr. Nalwa completed his B. Tech from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in 2007, and PhD from Iowa State University, USA, in 2011. Prior to Joining IIT Kanpur, Dr. Nalwa was associated with Portland Technology Development (PTD) at Intel, Hillsboro, Oregon, USA. We warmly welcome Dr. Nalwa to our Department.

List of Selected Candidate for Admission in M.Tech Programme AY 2019-20 Sem II


List of Selected Candidate for Admission in PhD Programme in AY 2019-20 SEM II


A highly Porous Acoustic Tile invented at IITK, with 5 times better Sound Damping capacity than normal Ceramic Floor Tiles, having application in Earthenware Cooling, Refrigeration, Insulation of Porous Bricks.
IPA No#201911038028
http://bit.ly/2WtIsPD


Congratulations to Dr. Kantesh Balani and his team!
Material Advantage (MA) @ IIT Kanpur Chapter has recently won the Most Students Recruited Award (300% increase in members!) for the 2019 Material Advantage Fall Membership Challenge, competing with more than 100 material advantage student chapters worldwide, and being awarded US$1500 from the Material Advantage chapter (i.e. ASM International) for the same. MA @ IIT Kanpur organized 12 events during the period of membership drive (6-sep to 14-oct'19).
Click here to know more...


Congratulations! Mr. Anil Kumar Verma, Mr. I P Singh and Mr. Rakesh Kumar received the 1st prize (Model Name - Director's Residence) and Mr. Nripen Deka - one of the team members that bagged the 2nd prize (Model Name - Akash-Ganga) in Institute's Project Model Competition.


Congratulations! Prof. Mazumdar is selected by the Ministry of Steel, Govt. of India to receive the 2019 National Metallurgist Award ( Academia and research).The award comes as a recognition for his contributions to steel education, production and research in the country for over a period of more than three decades (1987-2019).The award shall be presented by the Hon'ble Minister of steel and Mines on the 14th of November, at Trivandrum.

Applications are invited for admission to PhD and MTech commencing from January 02, 2020 (2019-20-II Semester)"


Congratulations! Dr. Sudhanshu Shekhar Singh, Department of Materials Science and Engineering has been appointed as a Member of Council, the highest decision making body, of the Indian Institute of Metals (IIM) for the year 2019-2020.


Congratulations! Prof. Kallol Mondal, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, receives Excellence in Teaching Award During "Teacher's Day Function" at IIT Kanpur.


Prof. Sandeep Sangal of MSE Department at IIT Kanpur and team have developed the new type of horseshoe that will have a longer life and save the horses from the excruciating pain they have to undergo while changing them. (click here for more Info.)


The annual Prof. N. K. Batra Metals & Materials Quiz - 2019 was successfully organized by the MSE Dept., IIT Kanpur and Indian Institute of Metals (IIM), Kanpur chapter on 18th August 2019.click here to see pictures


Mr. Aryaman Mehrotra and Mr. Shreedhar Malpani from Seth Anandram Jaipuria, Kanpur bagged the first position in the Prof. N. K. Batra Metals & Materials Quiz 2019. click here to see pictures

Congratulations! Ms. Juhi Srivastava and her mentors, Prof. Somnath Bhowmick and Prof. Anshu Gaur, has won second prize for student poster competition in ICME-2019 conference held at Indianapolis, USA from 21st to 25th July


Mr. Jitesh Kumar, Phd student under joint supervision of Dr. Krishanu Biswas and Dr. Nilesh P. Gurao has received Best Poster Award for his poster on "Alloying Effect of Al Addition on Microstructural Evolution and Mechanical Properties in Equiatomic CoCrFeMnNi High Entropy Alloy" in recently concluded 26th International Symposium on Metastable, Amorphous and Nanocrystalline Materials (ISMANAM-2019, https://mme.iitm.ac.in/ismanam2019/) organized by IIT Madras, at Chennai.

Congratulations! to the recipients of awards in 52nd Convocation from the Department of MSE at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (click here)


Prof. EC Subbarao, the first regular head of Metallurgical Engineering Dept., IIT Kanpur is conferred the "Life Time Achievement Award" by the National Academy of Engineering, India

Prof. Krishanu Biswas has been selected for the Ranjit Singh Chair of IIT Kanpur with effect from 1st May 2019 for a period of 3 year. This is in recognition of his excellent academic credentials.


Recipients of Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur "Academic Excellence Award 2017-18" from Department of MSE IIT Kanpur. (click here for more details)


Ms. Monali Monalisa, M.Tech student in MSE Department, IITK received "P. K. Subbulakshmi Memorial Award 2017-18"


MSE691- Seminar Presentation instructed by Prof. Krishanu Biswas and Prof. Vivek Verma took the course to a new level and conducted a competition for "Best Speaker" among the speakers (PG Students).


Dr. Kantesh Balani visited and addressed the graduating students in the Material Science & Metallurgical Engineering Department of Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal on April 06, 2019 (Sat).


New Facebook page launched for MSE department.Click here to visit


Dr. Maiti featured in Journal of Materials Research special focus issue on 2019 Early Career Scholars in Materials Science published by MRS.


Prof. Maiti received PK Kelker Young Faculty Research Fellowship from IIT Kanpur. Congratulations! (01/2019)


Prof. Krishanu Biswas, Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur has been elected Fellow of the West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology in the year 2018 for his notable contributions in the field of Metallurgy, Nanomaterials and Multicomponent Alloys.


Recipients of Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur "Academic Excellence Award 2017-18" from Department of MSE IIT Kanpur. (click here for more details)


Ms. Monali Monalisa, M.Tech student in MSE Department, IITK received "P. K. Subbulakshmi Memorial Award 2017-18"


Prof. Indranil Manna shall receive the "National Metallurgist Award (Research & Academica)".


Prof. Monica Katiyar shall be conferred this year's "Metallurgist of the Year Award" in Environment category.


Our alumnus, Prof. Aparna Singh (B.Tech 2007) who is currently Assistant Professor in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science Department at IIT Bombay has been declared as one of the recipients for the "Young Metallurgist of the Year Award (Ferrous category)".


Dr. Sudhanshu Shekhar Singh has been chosen as a recipient of the "2017 TMS Structural Materials Division JOM Best Paper Award"


Dr. Sudhanshu Shekhar Singh received IEI Young Engineers Award 2017-2018" in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering by The Institution of Engineers (India)


Dr. Sudhanshu Shekhar Singh received "Young Metallurgist of the Year Award" for 2017 by Indian Institute of Metals (IIM) in NMD-ATM 2017 in GOA


Dr. S.P Mehrotra, former Head Department of MSE & ACMS. will be conferred as 'Institute Fellow' this year, on Foundation Day- 2nd November 2018. Since every year, institute honors individuals including past faculty members for their immense contributions to IIT Kanpur.


MSE IIT Kanpur has developed a marvelous technology to curb the radiation effect of chemotherapy by 80% with the help of magnetic nano capsule. This research is also published in Royal Society of Chemistry Soft Matter. Prof. Vivek Verma is working on this research field.


Prof. Kantesh Balani, Department of Material Science & Engineering, IIT Kanpur won the Swarnajayanti Fellowship 2016-17.


Rubia Hassan and Subhra Sourav Jana, students in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, IIT Kanpur received Prime Minister's Research Fellowship (PMRF) by MHRD.


Mr. Ashwani Kumar and team, PhD student at Department of MSE, IIT Kanpur won first prize in YUVA Sangam competition organized by UP Government. The team presented on "Krishi Kalyan - Doubling the income of farmers in Uttar Pradesh by 2022".


Mr. Arjak Bhattacharjee, M.Tech Student at Department of MSE received IITK excellence award in Art and Cultural activities and Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma medal during Convocation in June 2018.


Dr. Kantesh Balani, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur has been selected as the 2018 ASM-IIM Visiting Lecturer for giving talks in US and Canada under the banner of the American Society of Metals, International.


Professor Krishanu Biswas Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur has been selected by the Electron Microscopy Society of India (EMSI) for "Excellence in Microscopy" award 2018.


Professor Krishanu Biswas, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur has published an article entitled "High-entropy alloys and metallic nanocomposites: Processing challenges, microstructure development and property enhancement". Click here to know more...


Prof. Rajiv Shekhar of department MSE IIT Kanpur is now Director of IIT (ISM) Dhanbad.


Professor Anish Upadhyaya, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur has been selected for "Pandit Ramachandra Dwivedi Chair" of IIT Kanpur with effect from 13 August 2018 for a period of 3 years (i.e till 12 August 2021).


Professor Kallol Mondal, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur has been selected for "Satish Chandra Agarwal Chair" of IIT Kanpur with effect from 13 August 2018 for a period of 3 years (i.e till 12 August 2021).


Professor Anish Upadhyaya has been honoured as Fellow of the Indian Institute of Metals (IIM). The fellowship shall be conferred on him during the National Metallurgist Day (NMD) celebration scheduled to be held at IIT Kanpur on 14th November 2016.


For the year 2016, Professor Sandeep Sangal has been selected for DISTINGUISHED EDUCATOR AWARD by the Indian Institute of Metals (IIM). The award shall be conferred on him during the National Metallurgist Day Celebration (NMD) to be held at IIT Kanpur on 14th November 2016.


Research paper authored by Mr. Abhinav Varsheney (PhD Student), Mr. D. Verma (Grad. Student), Prof. S. Sangal and Prof. K. Mondal in Transactions IIM has been adjudged for the IIM SAIL GOLD MEDAL. The award shall be presented during the National Metallurgist Day Celebration (NMD) to be held at IIT Kanpur on 14th November 2016


One of our former students, Mr. Akash Bajaj [BT (MSE) 2016], shall receive this year's IIM VIDYABHARATI PRIZE. This award is presented to the student graduating in the B.Tech. Program in Materials/Metallurgical Engineering with outstanding academic credentials.


IIM Kanpur Chapter has been awarded the "IIM Best Chapter Award" in the Small Chapter Category. Our heartiest congratulations to all our faculty and staff colleagues and students associated with the IIM Kanpur Chapter activities.


Professor R.K. Ray (formerly Professor MME Department) will be delivering NP Gandhi Memorial Lecture during NMD-ATM 2016 to be held at IIT Kanpur.


Ms. Parnika Agrawal, a former IIT Kanpur undergraduate student (currently at MIT), publishes article on room-temperature magnetic skyrmions


Prof. Nilesh Gurao has been awarded 'Young Metallurgist' 2015 instituted by Ministry of Steel, Govt. of India.


Dr. D. Mazumdar is conferred INAE 2015 Outstanding Teacher Award


Dr. N.P. Gurao has received INSA Young Scientist Award 2015


Dr. T. Maiti, and Dr. A. Upadhyaya are Invited to serve as editorial board member in Journal of Bioceramic- Development and Applications


Report on the 8th Indo-Singapore Symposium on Condensed Matter Physics