Prof. Indranil Manna


Professor Indranil Manna is an academician and a researcher with wide ranging research interests in the fields of microstructure-property-parameter correlation in nanometric and amorphous solids, laser and plasma assisted surface engineered components, bainitic and ODS steel and nano-fluid. His significant contribution in the study of amorphous/nanocrystalline Al-alloys, nano-fluid and laser/plasma assisted surface engineering received intense attention from the scientific community and is highly lauded. Prof Indranil Manna served as the Director of Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI) from 2010 - 2012.


Prof Manna obtained his B.E degree from Calcutta University in 1983 and M Tech from IIT Kanpur in 1984. He earned his doctorate from IIT Kharagpur in 1990. While serving in the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department at IIT Kharagpur, Professor Manna developed several new research laboratories and facilities like, plasma ion implantation and coating unit (DST, Tata Steel), Mechanical Alloying laboratory (DST, CSIR), Wear and erosion testing laboratory (CSIR, Tata Steel, DST), Electron beam joining facility (BRNS), Pulsed laser deposition and FE-SEM laboratory (DST), Nanofluid synthesis and characterization laboratory (ISRO).

Achievements and Honors

  • Honorary Member, Indian Institute of Metals (IIM) awarded on Nov 14, 2017 (NMD award) as the immediate past President (2016-17)
  • JC Bose Fellow, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, 2012-17 and 2017-present
  • Fellow , The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), 2016
  • Member (Fellow), Asia Pacific Academy of Materials (APAM), 2014
  • Fellow, Indian National Science Academy, (INSA), New Delhi, 2010
  • Fellow, Electron Microscopy Society of India (EMSI), Kolkata, 2011
  • Fellow, West Bengal Academy of Science & Technology (WAST), Kolkata, 2010
  • Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences (IAS), Bangalore, 2008
  • Fellow, The National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI), Allahabad, 2005
  • Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), New Delhi, 2005
  • .Fellow, Institution of Engineers (India), (IE(I) Kolkata, 2005
  • Life Fellow, Indian Institute of Metals (IIM), Kolkata, 2005
  • Fellow, Indian Ceramic Society (ICS), Kolkata, 2012
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences (NASI), Allahabad, India, 2003