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M.Tech, M.Tech (Research) and PhD programs in MATERIALS ENGINEERING

M.Tech. (Duration: 2 Years, 64 credits)
32 credit course work (Sem I and Sem II) + 32 credit dissertation (Sem III and Sem IV) Minimum mandatory credits from courses within the department: 14 (core) + 9 (from among the electives). The remaining 9 credits may be completed without restrictions (i.e. courses from within the department or from other departments).

Students with MTech / M Pharm background need to take a minimum of 12 credits and pass with minimum CGPA of 7.0. Students with BE/BTech/BPharm/MSc degree must take a minimum of 24 credits and pass with a minimum CGPA of 7.0.

Students with BE/BTech/MSc degree joining the M Tech (Research) program should take a minimum of 12 credits and pass with minimum CGPA of 7.0.

Note: Those entering the research program with BE/BTech/B Pharm/MSc degree must ensure that at least 50 % of their credit requirement are fulfilled with courses in the department.

Mandatory non-RTP course for PhD and MTech (Research) students
Students with non-materials background enrolled in the research programs must credit the non-RTP course MT 250: Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering and pass with minimum C-grade before the comprehensive examination. MT250 is not an elective fo the M.Tech program.

Core subjects (Mandatory for the M Tech students)

Number Credits Semester Title
MT 202 3:0 Aug Thermodynamics and Kinetics
MT 213 3:0 Jan Electronic Properties of Materials
MT 217 3:0 Aug Computational Mathematics for Materials Engineers
MT 204 3:0 Aug Structure nad Properties of Materials
MT 243 0:2 Jan Laboratory Experiments in Materials Engineering


Number Credits Semester Title
MT 201 3:0 Jan Phase Transformations
MT 205 3:0 Jan Structure and Characterization of Materials
MT 206 3:0 Aug Texture and Grain Boundary Engineering
MT 208 3:0 Jan Diffusion in Solids
MT 209 3:0 Jan Defects in Materials
MT 211 3:0 Aug Magnetism, Magnetic Materials and Devices
MT 218 2:1 Jan Modeling and Simulation in Materials Engineering
MT 220 3:0 Jan Microstructural Engineering of Structural Materials
MT 240 3:0 Jan Principles of electrochemistry and corrosion
MT 245 3:0 Aug Transport Processes in Process Metallurgy
MT 248 3:0 Jan Modelling and Computational Methods in Metallurgy
MT 253 3:0 Aug Mechanical Behaviour of Materials
MT 255 3:0 Jan Solidification Processing
MT 256 3:0 Jan Fracture
MT 260 3:0 Aug Polymer Science and Engineering
MT 261 3:0 Aug Organic Electronics
MT 262 3:0 Jan Concepts in Polymer Blends and Nanocomposites
MT 271 3:0 Aug Introduction to Biomaterials Science and Engineering
MT 307 3:0 Aug Materials in Extreme Environments
MT 309 3:0 Jan Introduction to Manufacturing Science
Non-RTP course: This course is not for M.Tech studets
MT 250 3:0 Aug Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering
(non RTP mandatory course for PhD/MTech (Res) students
with non-materials background)

Project (32 credits for M Tech students)

MT 299 0:32 - Dissertation Project

Details of the courses offered by the department in the academic year 2023-2024

MT 201 (JAN) 3:0

Phase Transformations

Overview of phase transformations, nucleation and growth theories, coarsening, precipitation, spinodal decomposition, eutectoid, massive, disorder-to-order, martensitic transformations. crystal interfaces and microstructure. topics in the theory of phase transformations: linear stability analysis, elastic stress effects, sharp interface and diffuse interface models of microstructural evolution.

Instructor: Chandan Srivastava

Prerequisites: Basic courses on crystallography, thermodynamics, phase diagrams and diffusion.


  • D. A. Porter. and K. E. Easterling: Phase Transformations in Metal and Alloys, Van Nostrand, 1981
  • A. K. Jena, and M. Chaturvedi: Phase Transformations in Materials, Prentice-Hall, 1993
  • A. G. Khachaturyan: Theory of Structural Transformation in Solids, John Wiley, 1983
  • R. E. Reed-Hill and R. Abbaschian: Physical Metallurgy Principles, P.W.S-Kent, 1992

MT 202 (AUG) 3:0

Thermodynamics and Kinetics

Classical and statistical thermodynamics, Interstitial and substitutional solid solutions, solution models, phase diagrams, stability criteria, critical phenomena, disorder-to-order transformations and ordered alloys, ternary alloys and phase diagrams, Thermodynamics of point defects, surfaces and interfaces. Diffusion, fluid flow and heat transfer.

Instructor: Sai Gautam G


  • C. H. P. Lupis: Chemical Thermodynamics of Materials, Elsevier Science, 1982
  • P. Shewmon: Diffusion in Solids, 2nd Edition, Wiley 1989
  • A. W. Adamson and A.P. Gast: Physical Chemistry of Surfaces (Sixth Edition), John Wiley, 1997

MT 204 (AUG) 3:0

Structure and Properties of Materials

Bonding in solids, Cohesive energy for ionic and van der Waals solids, simple crystal structures of compounds, metals and alloys. Crystal symmetry and Bravais Lattices, Stereographic projection, Point groups, Space groups, Description of crystal structures with space group. Tensor properties of crystals, Neumann’s principle and related concepts. Heckmann diagram and multifunctionality, Thermodynamics of equilibrium properties of crystals. Point defects, Equilibrium point defect concentration, Defect chemistry, Effects on diffusion, ionic conductivity, electronic and optical properties.

Line Defects: Continuum and atomistic models, stress fields and energy of dislocations, forces on dislocations, dislocation motion and slip, dislocations in FCC, BCC and HCP metals, Effects on mechanical properties and phase transformations.

Planar Defects: Types of interfaces: heterophase interfaces (S-V, S-L, S-S) and homophase interfaces (grain boundaries and stacking faults), Interface thermodynamics and Gibbs-Thompson effect, Anisotropy of interface energy, Effect of interfaces on properties including mechanical behavior, phase transformations, magnetic, optical, etc.

Instructor: Rajeev Ranjan and S. Karthikeyan


  • Structure of Materials, M. D. Graef and M. E. Henry, Cambridge 2007
  • Fundamentals of Ceramics, M. W. Barsoum, IOP publishsing Ltd. 2003
  • Physical Properties of Crystals, J. F. Nye, Oxford University Press, 2006
  • Richard J D Tilley, Defects in Solids, Wiley 2008
  • P.G. Shewmon: Diffusion in Solids, 2nd ed., TMS, 1989
  • D. Hull and D. J. Bacon: Introduction to dislocations, 4th ed., Butterworth-Heinemann, 2001
  • D.A. Porter and K.E. Easterling, Phase Trans in Metals and Alloys, 2nd ed., Chapman & Hall, 1992

MT 205 (JAN) 3:0

Structural Characterization of Materials

Diffraction Basics: Fourier transforms, Reciprocal lattice, Ewald construction, Kinematical and dynamical theory of diffraction, Howie-Whelan relations, neutron and electron diffraction, Kikuchi patterns, X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), Basics of x-rays, generation, Experimental methods in x-ray diffraction (Laue, Oscillation/rotation, powder diffraction) and applications.

Microscopy: Concepts of resolution, Contrast, magnification and depth of field, Lenses and lens aberrations. Working principle of an optical microscope, Modes of contrast, applications. Working principle of an SEM, Imaging modes, Electron Back Scattered Diffraction, applications. Working principles of Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Modes of operation, Imaging using diffraction contrast, phase contrast, and Z-contrast, applications.

Working principles and applications of Field Ion Microscopy (FIM) and 3D-atom probe tomography.

Scanning probe microscopies, their working principles, and modes of operations.

Spectroscopy: XPS, Raman, FTIR and their applications.

Instructor: Surendra Makineni

  • C Barry Carter and David Williams, Transmission Electron Microscopy.
  • James Howe, Transmission Electron Microscopy and Diffractometry of Materials.
  • Baptiste Gault, Atom Probe Microscopy.
  • B. D. Cullity, X-ray Diffraction.

MT 206 (AUG) 3:0

Texture and Grain Boundary Engineering

Concepts of texture in materials. Representation of texture by pole figure and orientation distribution functions. Texture measurement by different techniques. Origin and development of texture during material processing stages: solidification, deformation, annealing, phase transformation, coating processes, and thin film deposition. Influence of texture on mechanical and physical properties. Texture control in Engineering Materials. Introduction to Grain boundaries in polycrystalline materials. Grain boundary engineering and its applications.

Instructor: Satyam Suwas


  • M. Hatherly and W. B. Hutchinson, An Introduction to Texture in Metals (Monograph No. 5), The Institute of Metals, London
  • V. Randle, and O. Engler, Introduction to Texture Analysis: Macrotexture, Microtexture and Orientation mapping, Gordon and Breach Science Publishers
  • S. Suwas, and R. K. Ray, Crystallographic Texture of Materials, Springer-Verlag
  • F. J. Humphreys, and M. Hatherly, Recrystallization and Related Phenomenon, Pergamon Press
  • P. E. J. Flewitt, and R. K. Wild, Grain Boundaries

MT 208 (JAN) 3:0

Diffusion in Solids

Fick’s laws of diffusion, driving forces for diffusion, radiotracer and diffusion couple methods, atomic mechanism of diffusion, diffusion-controlled growth of phases, diffusion-controlled microstructural evolution, Matano-Boltzmann analysis, History, and development of the Kirkendall effect, Darken analysis, lattice and grain boundary diffusion, multicomponent diffusion, diffusion process in various multicomponent materials used in electronic packaging, jet engine turbine blades, A15 intermetallic superconductor, Multi-principal element alloys.

Instructor: Aloke Paul


  • P. Shewmon: Diffusion in Solids, Springer, 1963
  • J.S. Kirkaldy, D.J. Young, Diffusion in the Condensed State, The Institute of Metals, London, United Kingdom (1987)
  • A. Paul, Tomi Laurila, Vesa Vuorinen, S. V. Divinski, Thermodynamics, Diffusion and the Kirkendall Effect in Solids, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland (2014)

MT 209 (JAN) 3:0

Defects in Materials

Review of defect classification and concept of defect equilibrium. Review of point defects in metallic, ionic and covalent crystals. Dislocation theory - continuum and atomistic. Dislocations in different lattices. Role of anisotropy. Dislocation kinetics. Interface thermodynamics and structure. Overview of grain boundaries, interphase boundaries, stacking faults and special boundaries. Interface kinetics: migration and sliding. Defect interactions: point defect-dislocation interaction, dislocation-interface interactions, segregation, etc.. Overview of methods for studying defects including computational techniques

Instructor: Karthikeyan S.


  • W.D. Kingery, H.K. Bowen and D.R. Uhlmann: Introduction to Ceramics, 2nd ed., John Wiley and Sons, 1976
  • D. Hull and D. J. Bacon: Introduction to dislocations, 4th ed., Butterworth-Heinemann, 2001
  • D.A. Porter and K.E. Easterling: Phase Transformation in Metals and Alloys, 2nd ed. Chapman and Hall, 1992
  • R.W. Balluffi, S.M. Allen, W.C. Carter: Kinetics of Materials, 1st ed. Wiley-Interscience, 2005
  • J.P. Hirth and J.L. Lothe: Theory of Dislocations, 2nd ed., Krieger, 1982
  • A. P. Sutton and R. W. Balluffi: Interfaces in Crystalline Materials, 1st ed., Oxford Univ. Press, 1995

MT 211 (AUG) 3:0

Magnetism, Magnetic Materials and Devices

A brief review of the fundamentals of solid-state physics; Classical and quantum mechanical pictures of magnetism; spin orbit coupling, crystal field environments, diamagnetism, paramagnetism, ferromagnetism, antiferromagnetism, dipolar and exchange interactions, magnetic domains, magnetic anisotropy, magnetostriction, superparamagnetism, biomagnetism, and spin glass
Bulk magnetic Materials: Transition and rare earth metals and alloys. Oxide based magnetic materials. Hard, soft and magnetostrictive materials, Magnetic shape memory alloys, Structure-microstructure-magnetic property correlations.
Low dimensional Magnetic systems and devices: Magnetic nanostructures, thin films, and epitaxial heterostructures; exchange bias and exchange coupling, and magneto-optical materials and devices, AMR, GMR, TMR, spin-transfer torque, spin-orbit torque and spin-Hall effect; Multiferroics, magnetoelectric and magnetoionics; nonvolatile magnetic memory, synaptic and neuromorphic computing devices;
Experimental techniques: VSM, SQUID, Mossbauer, MFM, Magneto-transport, Magnetooptical Kerr-effect, TEM for magnetic characterization, XMLD and XMCD.

Instructor: Bhagwati Prasad


  • S. O. Kasap, Principles of Electronic Materials and Devices;
  • Stephen Blundell, Magnetism in Condensed Matter;
  • J.M.D. Coey, Magnetism and Magnetic Materials;
  • B. D. Cullity and C.D. Graham, Introduction to Magnetic Materials;
  • K. M. Krishnan, Fundamental and Application of Magnetic Materials

MT 213 (JAN) 3:0

Electronic Properties of Materials

Introduction to electronic properties; Drude model, its success and failure; energy bands in crystals; density of states; electrical conduction in metals; semiconductors; semiconductor devices; p-n junctions, LEDs, transistors; electrical properties of polymers, ceramics, metal oxides, amorphous semiconductors; dielectric and ferroelectrics; polarization theories; optical, magnetic and thermal properties of materials; application of electronic materials: microelectronics, optoelectronics and magnetoelectrics.

Instructor: Subho Dasgupta


  • R. E. Hummel, Electronic Properties of Materials
  • S. O. Kasap, Principles of Electronic Materials and Devices
  • D. Jiles, Introduction to the electronic properties of materials

MT 217 (AUG) 3:0

Computational Mathematics for Materials Engineers

Vector and tensor algebra; Basics of linear algebra and matrix inversion methods; Coordinate transformations methods; Optimization methods, Probability and statistics; Numerical methods: Concepts of discretization in space/time, implicit, explicit; Solution to ODEs(Euler, Heun, Runge-Kutta methods), PDEs (Elliptic, Parabolic, Hyperbolic), solutions to Laplace equation and applications, transient diffusion and wave equation; Discretization methods (FDM, FVM, FEM); iterative solution schemes Jacobi, Gauss-Seidel, ADI, Multigrid, Fourier-spectral schemes; Root finding methods, interpolation, curve-fitting, regression; Special functions: Bessel, Legendre, Fourier, Laguerre, etc;

Computational tools for the solution to all the above problems will be discussed along with canonical examples from materials problems. Software tools, based on python and/or MATLAB, will also be introduced in the course.

Instructor: A N Choudhury and Sai Gautam G


  • Advanced Engineering Mathematics; Erwin Kreyzig
  • Mathematic physics (V. Balakrishnan)
  • Numerical methods for Engineers(Steven C. Chapra and Paymond P. Canale)
  • Numerical Recipes in C(William H. Press, Vetterling, Teutolsky, Flannery)

MT 218 (JAN) 2:1

Modeling and Simulation in Materials Engineering

Importance of modeling and simulation in Materials Engineering. nd numerical approaches. Numerical solution of ODEs and PDEs, explicit and implicit methods, Concept of diffusion, phase field technique, modelling of diffusive coupled phase transformations, spinodal decomposition. Level Set methods, Celula Automata,: simple models for simulating microstructure,. Finite element modelling,: Examples in 1D, variational approach, interpolation functions for simple geometries, (rectangular and triangular elements); Atomistic modelling techniques,: Molecular and Monte-Carlo Methods.

Instructor: Abhik N. Choudhury


  • A. B. Shiflet and G. W. Shiflet: Introduction to Computational Science: Modeling and Simulation for the Sciences, Princeton University Press, 2006
  • D. C. Rapaport: The Art of Molecular Dynamics Simulation, Cambridge Univ. Press, 1995
  • K. Binder, D. W. Heermann: Monte Carlo Simulation in Statistical Physics, Springer, 1997
  • K. G. F. Janssens, D. Raabe, E. Kozeschnik, M. A. Miodownik, B. Nestler: Computational Materials Engineering: An Introduction to Microstructure Evolution, Elsevier Academic press, 2007
  • David V. Hutton, Fundamentals of Finite Element Analysis

MT 220 (JAN) 3:0

Microstructural Engineering of Structural Materials

Elements of microstructure; Role of microstructure on properties; Review of crystalline defects; Methods of controlling microstructures: materials processing routes, heat treatments, phase transformations and mechanisms; Processing of cast and wrought alloys, Processing of nanostructured materials, processing of single crystals, Introduction to light metal alloys (Al-based, Mg-based and Ti-based), Introduction to high temperature superalloys, Introduction to high entropy alloys, Control of multiphase microstructures with case studies, hierarchical microstructures, composites; adaptive microstructures.

Instructor: Surendra Kumar Makineni


  • R. E. Reed-Hill and R. Abbaschian: Physical Metallurgy Principles, P.W.S-Kent, 1992
  • David A. Porter, K. E. Easterling, Phase transformations in metals and alloys, Chapman & Hall, 2nd edition, 1992
  • Ian Polmear, Light Alloys, 4th edtion, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2006
  • Roger C. Reed, The Superalloys: Fundamentals and applications, Cambrige university press, 2006
  • B. S. Murthy, J. W. Yeh, S. Ranganathan, P. P. Bhattacharjee, High entropy alloys, 2nd Edition, Elsevier, 2019

MT 240 (JAN) 3:0

Principles of electrochemistry and corrosion

Introduction to electrochemical systems, including batteries, fuel cells and capacitors. Designing electrochemical systems with emphasis on thermodynamics, kinetic, and mass transport limitations. Measuring electrochemical properties with various measurement techniques. Basic electrochemical principles governing corrosion. Types and mechanisms of corrosion. Advances in corrosion engineering and control.

Instructor: Sai Gautam Gopalakrishnan


  • A. J. Bard and L. R. Faulkner, Electrochemical Methods: Fundamentals and Application, 2nd Edition, Wiley India 2006. ISBN:8126508078.
  • M. G. Fontana, Corrosion Engineering, 3rd Edition, McGraw-Hill, N.Y., 1978.

MT 243 (JAN) 0:2

Laboratory Experiments in Materials Engineering

Experiments in Metallographic techniques, heat treatment, diffraction mineral beneficiation, chemical and process metallurgy, and mechanical metallurgy.


MT 245 (AUG) 3:0

Transport Processes in Process Metallurgy

Basic and advanced idea of fluid flow, heat and mass transfer. Integral mass, momentum and energy balances. The equations of continuity and motion and its solutions. Concepts of laminar and turbulent flows. Concept of packed and fluidized bed. Non-wetting flow, Natural and forced convection. Unit processes in process metallurgy. Application of the above principles in process metallurgy.

Instructor: Govind S Gupta


  • J. Szekely and N. J. Themelis, Rate Phenomena in Process Metallurgy, Wiley, New York, 1971
  • G. H. Geiger and D. R. Poirier: Transport Phenomena in Metallurgy, Addison-Wesley, 1980.
  • D. R. Gaskell: Introduction to Transport Phenomena in Materials Processing, 1991.
  • R. B. Bird, W. E. Stewart and E. N. Lightfoot: Transport Phenomena, John Wiley International Edition, 1960
  • F. M. White: Fluid Mechanics, McGraw Hill, 1994

MT 248 (JAN) 3:0

Modelling and Computational Methods in Metallurgy

(Prerequisite: Knowledge of transport phenomena, program language) Assignments will be based on developing computer code to solve the given problem.) Basic principles of physical and mathematical modelling. Similarity criteria and dimensional analysis. Detailed study of modelling of various metallurgical processes such as blast furnace, induction furnace, ladle steelmaking, rolling, carburizing and drying. Finite difference method. Solution of differential equations using various numerical techniques. Convergence and stability criteria.

Instructor: Govind S Gupta


  • Govind S Gupta,J.Szekely and N. J. Themelis: Rate Phenomena in Process Metallurgy, Wiley, New York, 1971
  • B. Carnahan, H. A. Luther, and J. O. Wikes: Applied Numerical Methods, John Wiley, NY 1969.

MT 250 (JAN) 3:0

Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering

Compulsory for M.Tech. students who do not have a B.E. Metallurgy, Ceramic or Polymer Engineering.
Compulsory for research students without materials background.

Bonding, types of materials, basics of crystal structures and crystallography. Methods of structural characterization. Thermodynamics of solid solutions, phase diagrams, defects, diffusion. Solidification. Solid-solid phase Transformations. Mechanical behaviour: elasticity, plasticity, fracture. Electrochemistry and corrosion.

Instructor: Subodh Kumar


  • W.D. Callister, Materials Science & Engineering: An Introduction, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

MT 253 (AUG) 3:0

Mechanical Behaviour of Materials

Introduction to elastic and plastic deformation of various classes of materials, constitutive relations describing plasticity, strengthening mechanisms, time-dependent elastic and plastic deformation, failure mechanisms, commonly used mechanical testing methods.

Instructor: Praveen Kumar


  • Mechanical Behaviour of Engineering Materials (Metals, Ceramics, Polymers, and Composites) by J. Rösler, H. Harders and M. Bäker, Springer
  • Mechanical metallurgy by George Dieter, McGraw Hill

MT 255 (JAN) 3:0

Solidification Processing

Advantage of solidification route to manufacturing, the basics of solidification including fluid dynamics, solidification dynamics and the influence of mould in the process of casting. Origin of shrinkage, linear contraction and casting defects in the design and manufacturing of casting, continuous casting, Semi-solid processing including pressure casting, stir casting and thixo casting. Welding as a special form of manufacturing process involving solidification. Modern techniques of welding, the classification of different weld zones, their origin and the influence on properties and weld design. Physical and computer modeling of solidification processes and development of expert systems. New developments and their possible impact on the manufacturing technology in the future with particular reference to the processes adaptable to the flexible manufacturing system.

Instructor : Abhik N Choudhury


  • J. Campbell: Casting, Butterworth - Haneman, London, 1993
  • M.C. Flemings: Solidification Processing , McGraw Hill, 1974.

MT 256 (JAN) 3:0


Review of elastic and plastic deformation, Historical development of fracture mechanics, Thermodynamics of fracture including Griffith theory, Linear elastic fracture mechanics, Irwin and Dugdale extensions, Stability of cracks, Crack resistance curves and toughening of brittle materials, Ductile failure, J-integral, Introduction to FEM and its applications to fracture mechanics, Indentation failure, Environmental aspects of failure, Thermal stresses, Cyclic Fatigue, Methods to measure toughness.

Instructor: Vikram Jayaram and Praveen Kumar


  • B.R. Lawn: Fracture of Brittle Solids. Cambridge University Press (1993).
  • T.H. Courtney: Mechanical Behaviour of Materials. McGraw Hill (1990).
  • David Broek: Engineering Fracture Mechanics. . Sijthoff and Nordhoff , The Netherlands (1978).
  • Richard Hertzberg: Deformation & Fracture of Engineering Materials. John Wiley (1996).

MT 260 (AUG) 3:0

Polymer Science and Engineering

Fundamentals of polymer science: Polymer nomenclature and classification. Current theories for describing molecular weight, molecular weight distributions. Synthesis of monomers and polymers. Mechanisms of polymerization reactions. Introduction to polymer compounding and processing (for thermoplastic/thermosets). Structure, property relationships of polymers: crystalline and amorphous states, the degree of crystallinity, cross-linking, and branching. Stereochemistry of polymers. Instrumental methods for the elucidation of polymer structure and properties such as thermal (DSC, TGA, DMA, TMA, TOA), electrical (conductivity, dielectric), and spectroscopic (IR, Raman, NMR, ESCA, SIMS) analysis GPC, GC-MS.

Instructors: Suryasarthi Bose and Ashok Misra


  • Principles of Polymerization, George G. Odian, John Wiley and Sons
  • Textbook of Polymer Science, F. W. Bilmeyer, John Wiley and Sons
  • The Elements of Polymer Science and Engineering, A. Rudin and P. Choi, Academic Press
  • Plastic Materials, J. A. Brydson, Elsevier

MT 261 (AUG) 3:0

Organic Electronics

Fundamentals of polymers. Device and materials physics. Polymer electronics materials, processing, and applications. Chemistry of device fabrication, materials characterization. Electroactive polymers. Device physics: Crystal structure, Energy band diagram, Charge carriers, Heterojunctions, Diode characteristics. Device fabrication techniques: Solution, Evaporation, electrospinning. Devices: Organic photovoltaic device, Organic light emitting device, Polymer based sensors.Stability of organic devices.

Instructor: Praveen C Ramamurthy


  • T. A. Skotheim and J. R. Reynolds (Editors): Handbook of Conducting Polymers (Third Edition)
  • Conjugated Polymers: Theory, Synthesis, Properties and Characterization, CRC Press
  • T.A. Skotheim and J. R. Reynolds (Editors): Handbook of Conducting Polymers (Third Edition)
  • Conjugated Polymers: Processing and Applications Edited by Terje A. Skotheim and John R. Reynolds, CRC Press.
  • S-S. Sun and N. S. Sariciftci (Editors): Organic Photovoltaics - Mechanisms, Materials, and Devices, CRC Press.
  • D.A. Neamen: Semiconductor Physics and Devices Basic Principles, McGraw Hill.

MT 262 (JAN) 3:0

Concepts in Polymer Blends and Nanocomposites

Introduction to polymer blends and composites, nanostructured materials and nanocomposites, Polymer-polymer miscibility, factors governing miscibility, immiscible systems and phase separation, Importance of interface on the property development, compatibilizers and compatibilization, Blends of amorphous & semi-crystalline polymers, rubber toughened polymers, particulate, fiber reinforced composites. Nanostructured materials like nano clay, carbon nanotubes, graphene etc. and polymer nanocomposites. Surface treatment of the reinforcing materials and interface/interphase structures of composites / nanocomposites. Various processing techniques like solution mixing, melt processing. Unique properties of blends, composites/nanocomposites in rheological, mechanical, and physical properties and applications

Instructor: Suryasarathi Bose


  • D.R. Paul and S. Newman: Polymer Blends, Vol 1&2 , Academic Press, 2000
  • L.A. Utracki: Polymer Alloys and Blends, Hanser, 2000
  • C. Chung: Introduction to Composites, Technomic, Lancaster, PA. 1998.
  • J. Summerscales and D. Short: Fiber Reinforced Polymers, Technomic. 1988
  • T.J. Pinnavia and G.W. Beall (Editors): Polymer-Clay Nanocomposites, Wiley, New York 2000.
  • P.M. Ajayan, L.S. Schadler and P.V. Braun: Nanocomposite Science &Technology, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2003.

MT 271 (AUG) 3:0

Introduction to Biomaterials Science and Engineering

This course will introduce basic concepts of biomaterials research and development including discussion on different types of materials used for biomedical applications and their relevant properties. Contents: Surface engineering for biocompatibility; Protein adsorption to materials surfaces; Blood compatibility of materials; Immune response to materials; Corrosion and wear of implanted medical devices; Scaffolds for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine; Concepts in drug delivery; Regulatory issues and ethics.

Instructor: Kaushik Chatterjee


  • Ratner et al: Biomaterials science: An introduction to materials in medicine, 2nd edition, Elsevier Academic Press
  • Current Research Literature

MT 299 0:32

Dissertation Project

The M.Tech. project is aimed at training the students to analyse independently any problem posed to them. The project may be a purely analytical piece of work, a completely experimental one or a combination of both. In a few cases the project can also involve a sophisticated design work. The project report is expected to show clarity of thought and expression, critical appreciation of the existing literature and analytical and/or experimental or design skill.

Instructors: Faculty, Materials Engineering

MT 307 (AUG) 3:0

Materials in Extreme environments

Overview of Engineering Systems Under Extreme Environment Background Review: Microstructure and Atomic Structure, Defects, Materials Response Under Quasistatic Loadings, Strengthening Mechanisms, Effect of Temperature on Microstructure and Properties, Creep, High-Temperature Fatigue

Materials Response Under Mechanical Extremes: Loading States, Elastic Waves in Solids, Shock Loading, Distance-Time Diagrams, Static High-Pressure Devices, Platforms for Loading at Intermediate Strain Rates, Platforms for Shock and Quasi-Isentropic Loading, Shock Compression Of FCC, BCC and HCP Metals, Amorphous Metals, Phase Transformations, Plasticity in Compression, Ramp Loading, Release, Spallation and Failure, Adiabatic Shear, Response of Ceramics.

Materials Response Under Irradiation: Irradiation Basics, Irradiation-Processes Leading to Extreme Situations, Irradiation Using Different Incident Beams, Defect Dynamics in Materials Under Irradiation, Irradiation-Enhanced Diffusion, Irradiation-Induced Segregation, Radiation-Induced/Enhanced Phase Transformation, Influence of Radiation-Induced Microstructure on Mechanical Properties

Materials in Hostile Corrosive Environment: Introduction, Corrosion by Liquid Sodium, Materials for The Hostile Corrosive Environments in Steam Water Environments, Materials in Seawater Environments

Instructor: Ankur Chauhan


  • George Dieter, Mechanical Metallurgy;
  • Neil Bourne, Materials response under mechanical extreme;
  • Gary was, Fundamentals of Radiation Materials Science.

MT 309 (JAN) 3:0

Introduction to Manufacturing Science

Introduction to casting processes: Mechanism of solidification, Gravity die casting; Pressure assisted casting processes: Pressure die casting, Squeeze casting etc.; Compocasting; Semi-solid casting processes: Rheocasting, Thixocasting, Rheo and Thixo-moulding etc.; Centrifugal casting; Vacuum assisted casting. Introduction to metal forming processes: Mechanics of metal working, friction, temperature and strain rate effects, processing maps. Forging, Rolling, Extrusion, Wire and tube drawing, Hot and Cold Working, Rolls and Roll Pass Design, Extrusion Processes, Extrusion Defects, Experimental methods to assess formability of sheet materials, Defects in sheet metal forming. Introduction to Welding processes: Insight of weld metallurgy; Weld mechanics, Filler and base material interaction; Quality control of weld; Weld & HAZ microstructure; Effects of process parameters on weld quality in welding processes. Introduction to Powder metallurgy processes: Insight of powder processing; Powder preparation, Mechanics of solid-state sintering, Hot Isostaic Pressing, Injection Moulding, Powder forging, Rolling and extrusion of metal/ceramic powders, Quality control of PM parts, Processing-microstructure correlation of PM parts.

Instructor: Prosenjit Das


  • Rao, P.N., Manufacturing Technology Volume 1 (Foundry, Forming and Welding), McGraw Hill Education (India) Pvt. Ltd.
  • Rao, P.N., Manufacturing Technology Volume 2 (Metal Cutting and Machine Tools), McGraw Hill Education (India) Pvt. Ltd.
  • Ghosh, A., Malik, A.K., Manufacturing Science, East-West Press Pvt. Ltd.
  • Khanna, O.P., Foundry Technology, Dhanpat Rai Publications.
  • Dieter, G.E., Mechanical Metallurgy, McGraw Hill Book Company.