Awards and Recognition 1990-2013

  • TA Abinandanan has received the Indian Institute of Metals Distinguished Educator Award, 2013.
  • Vikram Jayaram has been awarded the GD Birla Gold Medal of Indian Institute of Metals, 2013.
  • The Electron Microscope Society of India has conferred 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award on Prof S Ranganathan in recognition of his seminal contributions to field-ion microscopy and electron microscopy. His role in the growth of electron microscopy centres at BHU and IISc was also recognized
  • Prof Vikram Jayaram has been selected as J C Bose Fellow of DST, Govt of India 2012.
  • Shibayan Roy receives the INAE’s “Student Innovative Thesis Award” – 2012
  • Prof. S. Ranganathan has been selected for the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Ministry of Steel and Mines, 2012.
  • Prof. Satyam Suwas has been selected for the Metallurgist of the Year Award of the Ministry of Steel and Mines, 2012.
  • Chandan Mondal has been awarded the annual Acta Student Award for his paper on texture in rolled Al-alloy. The other co-authors are A.K. Singh and A.K. Mukhopadhyay of DMRL and Kamanio Chattopadhyay.
  • Prof. U. Ramamurty wins the 2011 Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Engineering Sciences.
  • Prof. Chattopadhyay has been honoured with the Lifetime Acievement Award of The Electron Microscopy Society of India.
  • Prof. Banerjee has received the Jai Krishna Award of the Indian National Academy of Engineering.
  • MJNV Prasad has been selected for the Acta student award for his paper “Extraordinary high strain rate superplasticity in electrodeposited nano-nickel and alloys,” by MJNV Prasad and A.H.Chokshi that was published in Scripta Materialia 63 (2010), 136-139.
  • Professor Ranganathan will receive the RQ14 Distinguished Fellowship. Awarded once every three years, earlier honorees include David Turnbull, R W Cahn , T Masumoto and H S Chen.

Awards and Recognition: 2000-2009

2000
Prof. A.H. Chokshi
– Materials Research Society of India (MRSI) Medal
Prof. K.T. Jacob
– G.D. Birla Gold Medal of the Indian Institute of Metals
– Life Fellow of the Indian Institute of Metals
– Associate Editor, Materials Science and Engineering B
– Invited Lecture “Exploration Structure – Thermodynamic Correlations in Oxides Using High-Precision Solid-State Electrochemical Techniques”, Gordon Research Conference on High Temperature Materials, Processes and Diagnostics, 23-29 July 2000, Plymouth, New Hampshire, USA
Prof. V. Jayaram
– Metallurgist of the Year Award, Ministry of Steel, Govt. of India
Prof. K.A. Natarajan
– Fellow of National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad (India)
Prof. S. Ranganathan
– Honorary Member, Indian Institute of Metals
– Honorary Visiting Professor, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
– Prof A K Seal Memorial Lecture, Indian Institute of Metals
– Member, International Advisory Committee, Fifth International Conference on Nanostructured Materials, Sendai, Japan
2001
Prof. K. Chattopadhyay
-Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering
Prof. A.H. Chokshi
– Member, International Advisory Scientific Committee for United Engineering Foundation Conference on “Structural Ceramics and Ceramic Composites for High Temperature Applications”
– Metallurgist of the year 2001, Ministry of Steel & Mines
– Fellow of National Academy of Sciences, India
Prof. K.T. Jacob
– Appointed as Associate Editor, CALPHAD (Computer Calculation of Phase Diagrams) Journal, Elsevier Science
– Best Paper Award of the Japan Institute of Metals for the year 2000
– Chairman, Programme Advisory Committee (PAC), Department of Science and Technology DST on Materials, Mining and Mineral Engineering
Prof. K.A. Natarajan
– Mineral Beneficiation Award, Indian Institute of Mineral Engineers
Prof S. Ranganathan
– Distinguished Materials Scientist of the year of Materials Research Society of India
– Member, International Advisory Committee, Tenth International Conference on Intergranular and Interphase Boundaries in Materials, Haifa, Israel
– Member, Editorial Board, Materials Transactions
– National Metallurgist Award 2001, Ministry of Steel & Mines
Prof. S. Subramanian
– Best Paper Award in Mineral Beneficiation, Indian Institute of Mineral Engineers
Prof. M.K. Surappa
– President, Bharath Gyan Vigyan Samithi, Karnataka
– Member, WTO Cell, Government of Karnataka
2002
Prof. Vikram Jayaram
-Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society
Prof. S. Ranganathan
– Election as Fellow of the Third World Academy of Sciences -2002
– Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru National Award in the field of Engineering & Technology, Department of Science & Technolgy, Govt of Madhya Pradesh, 1999
– International Advisory Committee, Acta Metallurgica et Materialia, Sinica, Chinese Society for Metals
– Re-election , Editor, Materials Transactions, The Japan Institute of Metals
Prof. K.T. Jacob
– Appointment as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of “International Journal of Engineering Science”.
– Re-election , Editor, Materials Transactions, The Japan Institute of Metals
2003
Dr. Ashok M. Raichur
– Dr. Ashok M. Raichur, Prof.K.A.Natarajan and Prof. Jayant M. Modak (Chemical Engg.) : “Biotech Product and Process Development & Commercialization Awards 2003” by the Department of Biotechnology, GOI, presented by the Vice President of India on the Technology Day, 11th May, 2003
– The Metallurgist of the Year Award-2003
Prof. K. Chattopadhyay
– Alumnus Award for Excellence in Research in Engineering, IISc
– G.D.Birla Gold Medal of the Indian Institute of Metals
Prof.A. H. Chokshi
– Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award for 2003
– Listed among the most highly cited materials scientists 2003
Dr.G.S.Gupta
– Member of Advisory Board of Biju Patnaik Institute of Science and Technology, Bhubneshwar
Prof. K.T. Jacob
– Appointment as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of “International Journal of Engineering Science”.
– Re-election , Editor, Materials Transactions, The Japan Institute of Metals
Prof. V. Jayaram
– Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences
Prof. K.A. Natarajan
– Delivered Prof. T. Ramchandran Lecture, KREC, Surathkal
– Prof. K.A. Natarajan, Dr. Ashok M. Raichur and Prof. Jayant M. Modak (Chemical Engg.) : “Biotech Product and Process Development & Commercialization Awards 2003” by the Department of Biotechnology, GOI, presented by the Vice President of India on the Technology Day, 11th May, 2003
Prof. S. Ranganathan
– Special lecture, Japan Institute of Metals Fall meeting, 2003
– Member, International Advisory Board, Institute for Materials Resources, Tohoku University (Two of the five members of the committee are Nobel Laureates)
Prof. M.K. Surappa
– Visiting Professor to the Sir M. Vishveswaraya Chair, University of Mysore, Mysore
– Member of the International Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Japan Foundry Engineering Society, Japan

2005

Prof. Ashok M. Raichur
– Professor Satish Dhawan State Award for Young Engineers by Government of Karnataka, 2005
Prof. S. Ranganathan
– IIM Platinum Medal, Indian Institute of Metals, 2005
– Binani Gold Medal, Indian Institute of Metals, 2005
– Senior Homi Bhabha Fellow, Homi Bhabha Fellowships, 2005-2006 Council
Prof. Govind S. Gupta
– Metallurgist of the Year, Ministry of Steel & Mines, Govt. of India, 2005
Prof. K. Chattopadhyay
– Eighteeenth Prof Brahm Prakash Memorial Lectute, Thiruvananthapuram Chapter , Indian Institute of Metals, March 9, 2005
Prof. A.H. Chokshi
– Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences, 2005
– Fellow, Indian Academy of Engineering, 2005
Prof. K.T. Jacob
– Distinguished Materials Scientist of the Year Award of MRSI, 2005
Prof. K.A. Natarajan
– Dr. Raja Ramanna Fellow, DAE-BRNS
2006
Prof. K.A.Natarajan
– National Metallurgist Award of Ministry of Steel and Mines, 2006
Prof. Subramanian
– Mineral Beneficiation Award, Indian Institute of Mineral Engineers, 2006
Prof Vikram Jayaram
– Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering, 2006
– Alumni Award for Excellence in Engineering Research , Indian Institute of Science, 2006
Mr.Krishanu Biswas
– Shri Ram Arora International Award for Materials Science and Engineering Education, TMS, USA, 2006
Prof K Chattopadhyay
– J C Bose National Fellow, Department of Science & Technology, Govt of India, 2006-2011
Prof M K Surappa
– KSIIDC Chair, Indian Institute of Science, 2006-2009
– Rajyotsava Award on the golden jubilee of the formation of Karnataka, 2006, Govt. of Karnataka
Prof A H Chokshi
– G D Birla Gold Medal, Indian Institute of Metals, 2006
Prof S Ranganathan
– Prof Jai Krishna Memorial Award, Indian National Academy of Engineering, 2006
– Distinguished Alumnus Award of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 2006
2007
Prof. K. Chattopadhyay and Prof. Subodh Kumar
– IIM-Binani Gold Medal for best paper, in Non- Ferrous Group, published in the Transaction of IIM)
Prof. K.T. Jacob
– The Syed Husain Zaheer Medal for outstanding contributions to Engineering and Technology by Indian National Science Academy in the year 2007
Prof. S. Ranganathan
– Prof Daya Swarup Memorial lecture, Indian Institute of Metals, 2007
– INAE Distinguished Professor, 2007-2011
Prof. G.S. Gupta
– JSPS invitation Fellow at Tohoku University, Japan (May – July 2007)
– Member of editorial board of International Journal of Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation (IJESMS), UK.
Dr. Upadrasta Ramamurthy
– SCOPUS Young India Scientist Award, 2007
Prof. M.K. Surappa
– MRSI-ICSC Superconductivity & Materials Science Annual Prize, 2007
– Delivered Prof. N. Rudraiah Endowment lecture at Gulbarga University
– Prof. Rustum Choksi Award for Excellence in Research for Engineering for the year 2007
Prof. Ashok Raichur
– MRSI Medal Lecture, 2007
2008
Prof. U. Ramamurty
– Swarnajayanthi Fellowship, 2006-2007
Prof. Atul H. Chokshi
– Distinguished Alumnus of IIT Madras
Prof K A Natarajan
– DST- Raja Ramanna Fellow
Prof. M.K. Surappa
– Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engg (INAE)
Prof S Ranganathan
– Member, Editorial Board, Praamna, Indian Academy of Sciences
2009
Prof.A.M.Raichur
– National Bioscience Award for Career Development for 2009
Prof. K. Chattopadhyay
– National Metallurgist’s Award of IIM and N.P.Gandhi Memorial Lecture of NMD
Prof. Atul H. Chokshi
– First Placid Rodriguez Memorial Lecture in Kalpakkam
Prof. Vikram Jayaram
-Fellowship of INSA
– Fellowship of IIM
Prof. U. Ramamurty
-Fellowship of INAE
-Fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences
Prof. S. Subramanian
-Fellowship of IIM
Prof. M.K. Surappa
-Fellowship of INSA Additionally, the following students from the department have received various awards as listed below:
2000
Dheepa Srinivasan
– INAE Innovative Project, Doctoral Level
P. Shankar
– INAE, Young Engineer Award
2001
A. Subramaniam
– Shri Ram Arora International Award for Materials Science and Engineering Education instituted by TMS, USA
B. Srinivasa Rao
– Innovation Potential of Students Projects Awards 2001, Indian National Academy of Engineering
Krishanu Biswas
– IIM Students Awards, 2001
Shashank Priya
– IIM Students Awards, 2001
Shashank Priya
– Shri Ram Arora International Award 2001 by TMS, USA
2002
Dr.S.M.Kulkarni
– Sir Vithal N Chandavarkar Memorial Medal, 2002
Dr.D.Santhiya
– Professor R.M. Mallya Processing Award, 2002
2003
Rajashekhar Shabadi
– First Prize in “Materials Quiz-2003” during CRSMSE-2003
S.P.Vijayalakshmi
– Dr.Karra Narasimha Murty Memorial Medal, 2003

Awards and Recognition: 1990-1999

1997
Prof. E.S. Dwarakadasa – Hindustan Zinc Gold Medal, Indian Institute of Metals
Prof. K.T. Jacob – Prof. Rustum Choksi Award for Excellence in Research in Engineering, Indian Institute of Science
Prof. S. Ranganathan – Prof. T. Ramchandran Lecture, KREC, Surathkal on “Novel Metallic Materials”
Prof. M.K. Surappa – Materials Research Society of India Medal
Prof. Y.V.R.K. Prasad – Alumni Award for Excellence in Research in Engineering
1998
Dr. T.A. Abinandanan – Young Metallurgist of the Year Award, Ministry of Steel & Mines, Govt. of India
Prof. K. Chattopadhyay – Distinguished Alumnus Award, BHU, Varanasi
Prof. A.H. Chokshi – Swarna Jayanthi Award, Govt. of India
Prof. E.S. Dwarakadasa – Fellowship of the Indian National Academy of Engineering
Prof. K.T. Jacob
– Prof. Brahm Prakash Memorial Award, Indian National Science Academy
– Fellowship of the Indian National Academy of Engineering
– Fellowship of the National Academy of Sciences, India
– Best Paper Award (1998), The Mining and Materials Processing Institute of Japan, Tokyo, Japan
– Appointed as Judge for the selection of recipients of Acta Metallurgica Gold Medal by the Board of Governors of Acta Metallurgica, Inc. for a period of three years
– Associate Editor, “Journal of Phase Equilibria”, ASM International
– Member, Editorial Committee, Journal of the Japan Institute of Metals and Materials Transactions JIM, Sendai, Japan
– Major Invited Lecture, Annual Meeting of the Japan Institute of Metals, on “High Temperature Solid State Chemical Sensors: Some Highlights and Emerging Trends”
Prof. Y.V.R.K. Prasad – Distinguished Alumnus Award, BHU, Varanasi
Prof. S. Ranganathan – Distinguished Services Award, BHU, Varanasi
Prof. D.H. Sastry
– Distinguished Alumnus Award, BHU, Varanasi
– Prof. Brahm Prakash Memorial Lecture, IGCAR, Kalpakkam, on “Aluminium- The Wonder Metal”
Prof. M.K. Surappa – Metallurgist of the Year Award, Ministry of Steel & Mines, Govt. of India
1999
Prof. K. Chattopadhyay
– Fellow of National Academy of Sciences, (India)
– Co-chairman, Tenth International Conference on Rapidly Quenched and Metastable Materials, Bangalore, India
Prof. E.S. Dwarakadasa – Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials
Prof. K.T. Jacob
– Member, Advisory Board of Zeitschrift fuer Metallkunde
– Judge for selection of Acta Metallurgica Gold Medal (One of 3 Judges selected from all over the World)
Prof. K.A. Natarajan – Prof. T.L. Ramachar Lecture of the Electrochemical Society of India
Prof. S. Ranganathan
– Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya Lecture at the Banaras Hindu University
– Co-chairman, Tenth International Conference on Rapidly Quenched and Metastable Materials, Bangalore, India
– Member, International Advisory Committee, Seventh International Conference on Quasicrystals, Stuttgart, Germany
– Member, International Advisory Committee, International Conference on Advanced Materials, (IUMRS-ICAM), Beijing, China
– Sixth Tamhankar Memorial Lecture, DMRL, Hyderabad
– Elected President of the Indian Institute of Metals Additionally, the following students from the department have received various awards as listed below:
1998
Ms. Dheepa Srinivasan – II Prize for the best oral presentation at Annual Technical Meeting of the Indian Institute of Metals
Mr. A. Garg – Dr. A.K. Bose Medal, Indian Institute of Metals for the best M.E. project work
Dr. N. Nagendra – Indian National Academy of Engineering Award for students’ innovative projects at doctoral level in engineering
Dr. M. Sujatha – II Prize for the best oral presentation at Annual Technical Meeting of the Indian Institute of Metals
A. Subramaniam – Young Research Award, International Union of Materials Research Societies- International Conference in Asia, 1998.
1999
R. Sankarasubramanian – Shri Ram Arora International Award for Materials Science and Engineering Education instituted by TMS, USA
B. Sudhir – Second Prize, TMS Outstanding Student Paper Contest