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29th Annual Students’ Symposium, 21-22 Jan 2016


The First edition of the Annual Students Symposium was held in the academic year 1987-88. The novel initiative was formulated by Gouthama, presently a faculty member at IIT Kanpur. Traditionally the aim, with which this event was envisaged, was to create a platform for the students of this department to interact by presenting and sharing their research amongst themselves. With time, and with the induction of undergraduates, this event has broadened to include the new members of this department, as well as try to familiarise its students with the research done elsewhere. This year, we take pride in ourselves by maintaining the legacy of this Annual Students’ Symposium for 29 years.

Message from Convenors

Times of festivity are times to be relished. For a person married to the technical way of life, there can be nothing more joyful than the moment when he can speak about his work to an appreciative audience. This is the moment for which he waits patiently, just like one waits for the arrival of a festive season. One such moment, for which the students of this department wait every year, is the Annual Students’ Symposium. Happening for the last 28 years, the aim of this symposium has been to present a platform for the research students of this department to interact, by presenting their ideas, amongst themselves. It also doubles up its responsibilities and enlightens the students about research taking place elsewhere through talks by dignitaries invited from various academies and industries. The 29th Annual Students’ Symposium will be held on 21st and 22nd January, 2016. It gives us immense pleasure to be a part of the organising team of the students’ symposium. We hope the effort that we put in bears fruit through a successful conduction of the symposium, and may this symposium be a pleasurable moment for the students of the department as well.


Devi Lal

Vinci Mojamdar

Tutorial sessions on MAGNETIC MATERIALS by Prof. Kannan M. Krishnan (5th & 7th Jan 2016)

Department of Materials Engineering
Indian Institute of Science

is pleased to invite you to a series of two tutorial sessions on



Prof. Kannan M. Krishnan
Brahm Prakash Visiting Chair
Department of Materials Engineering, IISc
Department of Materials Sciences & Engineering, and Physics
University of Washington, Seattle, USA.

These 1.5 hour sessions will be held in the Lecture Hall(Classroom) of the Department of Materials Engineering, IISc.

Dates: 5 January (Tuesday) and 7 January (Thursday)
Time: 3:30 p.m.

PhD Defence by Ms. Lalitha K.V. (10am, 31 Dec 2015)

Name of student   :  Ms. Lalitha K.V.

Title             : “Correlation between the structure/microstructure and the enhanced piezoresponse around the Morphotropic Phase Boundary of BiScO3-PbTiO3”

Faculty Advisor   :  Prof. Rajeev Ranjan

Date              :  Thursday 31st December  2015

Time              :  10:00 AM

Venue             :  Materials Engineering Lecture Theatre

Venue             :  Materials Engineering Lecture Theatre

Seminar by Professor C. Suryanarayana, University of Central Florida, USA (3pm, 23 Dec 2015)

The Department of Materials Engineering, IISc,
ASM-International (Bangalore Chapter), and
Indian Institute of Metals (Bangalore Chatper)

invite you to a seminar on


Professor C. Suryanarayana
ASM-IIM Lecturer
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of Central Florida, Orlando,
FL. 32816-2450, U.S.A.

at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, the 23rd of December, 2015
in the Lecture Theatre of the Department of Materials Engineering.