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Prof. Abhik Choudhury receives INSA Medal for Young Scientists – 2019

We are happy to announce that Prof. Abhik Choudhury is among those selected to receive the INSA Medal for Young Scientists this year. INSA website has the full list of Medal winners. The Institute has posted a note which mentions two other IISc faculty members who won this Medal this year: Geetharani K. (IPC), Chandni U. (IAP), and Supradeepa V.R. (CeNSE).

Hearty congratulations to all the Medal winners from the Institute!

Courses for January 2019

List of courses in the Department of Materials Engineering for the January 2019 Semester

[The Department’s full list of courses, for both the August-2018 and January-2019 semesters, can be downloaded [pdf]. The full Scheme of Instruction is here [pdf]. ]

Core

MT-243: Laboratory Experiments in Materials Engineering (3:2)
Faculty

Soft Core

MT 201: Phase Transformations (3:0)
Chandan Srivastava

MT 213: Electronic Properties of Materials (3:0)
Subho Dasgupta

MT 220: Microstructural Engineering of Structural Materials
Karthik Subramanian, Dipankar Banerjee, and Abhik N. Choudhury

Elective:

MT-208: Diffusion in Solids (3:0)
Aloke Paul

MT 225: Deformation and Failure Mechanisms at Elevated Temperatures (3:0)
Atul H. Chokshi

MT 248: Modeling and Computational Methods in Metallurgy (3:0)
Govind S. Gupta

MT 255: Solidifcation Processing (3:0)
Abhik N. Choudhury

MT 256: Fracture (3:0)
Vikram Jayaram

MT 262: Concepts in Polymer Blends and Nanocomposites
Suryasarathi Bose

MT 271: Introduction to Biomaterials Science and Engineering (3:0)
Kaushik Chatterjee

MT 250: Introduction to Materials Engineering (3:0)
Subodh Kumar

Prof. Rajeev Ranjan and Prof. Abhik Choudhury win NMD Awards

Hearty congratulations to Prof. Rajeev Ranjan for winning this year’s Metallurgist of the Year award, and to Prof. Abhik N. Choudhury for the Young Metallurgist of the Year award (both in Metal Sciences). They received these awards during this year’s National Metallurgists’ Day celebrations on 14 November 2018 during the annual meeting of the Indian Institute of Metals (IIM) in Kolkata.

We are delighted that this year’s NMD award winners list featured two of our alumni as well: Dr. Sanak Mishra (BE, 1968) received the Lifetime Achievment award, and Dr. Divakar Ramachandran (PhD, 2001) received the Metallurgist of the Year award in Metal Sciences. Further, this year’s list of IIM honours and awards features Dr. P. Ramesh Narayanan (PhD, 2011), who has been selected this year as a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Metals.

The full list of NMD award winners is here (local copy). And the list of IIM awards and honours is here (local copy).

Summary of the 31st Annual Symposium

We thank the Team Symposium for organizing this year’s Symposium: Sympo-2018. And, our congratulations to all the Prize winners!

The Team has also put together an excellent summary of all the events at this year’s Symposium (Sympo-2018). It has details on the symposium events, pictures of the prize-winners and participants, prize winning entries in the metallography contests, and lots more. Take a look!

Alumni Day at IISc on 17 December 2016

The Institute is pleased to invite all its alumni back to our beautiful campus to join the Alumni Day Celebrations on Saturday, the 17th of December 2016. This is going to be the first of what is being planned as an annual event.

The individual Departments will put together a program for the morning of these day-long celebrations; the afternoon will feature an Institute-wide event in the Satish Dhawan Auditorium.

This is the first announcement to alert our alumni to mark their calendars, and to include these Celebrations in their Bangalore visit plans. We will come back with more information (and a detailed program) in due course.

We request you to inform your fellow alumni about this event.

And, we look forward to your participation in the Alumni Day Celebrations!

Alumni Reception at NMD-ATM 2016 [Updated]

[Update (7 November 2016): The Alumni Reception at 6 p.m. on 12.11.2016 will be held in the lawns of Prof. Ashish Garg’s residence inside IIT-K campus. Volunteers will help you find your way to the venue; also, we will organize transport to take you back to your place of stay.

There is a cover charge for the Alumni Dineer. It is Rs. 3,000 per person for alumni, and Rs. 1,000 per person for current students of our Department. Money left over after meeting all the expenses will go to the K.P. Abraham Memorial Fund.

We thank Professors Ashish Garg (ME, 1998) and Nilesh Gurao (PhD, 2010) for all their help!]

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This year’s edition of NMD-ATM, the flagship event of the Indian Institute of Metals, will be held in IIT-Kanpur during 11-14 November 2016.

As we did in the previous years (Pune-2014, Coimbatore-2015), we are organizing an Alumni Reception during NMD-ATM this year as well. This subscription event is scheduled for the evening (6 p.m. onwards) of Saturday, the 12th of November, 2016. The venue will be announced in due course.

This is a call to all our alumni participants at NMD-ATM 2016 to join us at the Reception.

If you are planning to attend, please send a mail to alumnus[at]materials.iisc.ernet.in giving us the following details. In order to enable us to get a good handle on the numbers, we request you to send this mail well before the deadline of the 31st of October, 2016 :

  1. Name
  2. IISc Degree(s) and year(s)
  3. Mobile / phone number
  4. Current official address

The subscription for the reception is fixed at Rs. 3,000/- (the payment details will appear on this page soon); any surplus will be donated to the Prof. K.P. Abraham Memorial Fund, for which a fund-raising drive is already underway. So, larger contributions than Rs. 3,000/- are certainly welcome!

We are doing everything we can to reach out to all the alumni whose contact details are available with us. We seek your help in spreading the word about the Reception among your fellow alumni.

See you all in Kanpur!

GIAN Course on Basics and Applications of Phase Field Modeling in Materials Science

Basics and Applications of Phase Field Modeling in Materials Science

A GIAN Course

5-9 December 2016
Department of Materials Engineering
Indian Institute of Science

We are pleased to announce a week long GIAN course on Basics and Applications of Phase Field Modeling in Materials Science to be held in the Indian Institute of Sciece campus during 5-9 December 2016. This is a 1-credit course taught by Prof. Mathis Plapp (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France), together with a team of instructors drawn from academic institutions and R&D labs in India.

The Course web page has more details.

GIAN Course: Process Metallurgy for 2016 and Beyond

Process Metallurgy for 2016 and Beyond

A GIAN Course

6-18 June 2016
Department of Materials Engineering
Indian Institute of Science

We are pleased to announce a 2-week long GIAN course on Process Metallurgy for 2016 and Beyond to be held in the Indian Institute of Sciece campus during 6-18 June 2016. This is a 2-credit course taught by Prof. Seshadri Seetharaman (Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden), together with a team of instructors drawn from academic institutions and R&D labs in India.

The Course web page has more details.