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Department of Metallurgy

UGC Centre for Advanced Study

Department of Metallurgy, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560012, INDIA


HISTORICAL MILESTONES

1915 Conception 1986 UGC – COSIST

1945 Establishment 1987 M.E.(I) Programme

1947 DIISc Programme 1990 UGC – CAS (Phase-I)

1951 First AIISc Conferment 1992 First D.Sc. Conferment

1957 B.E. Programme 1996 100th Doctoral Degree

1964 M.E. Programme 1996-97 Golden Jubilee

1971 First Ph.D. Conferment 1997 UGC – CAS (Phase-II)

1972 Silver Jubilee 1998 M.E.(Mfg.) Programme

1983 UGC - SAP 2003 UGC – CAS (Phase-III)

August 2006 – July 2007 Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

Department of Metallurgy, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560012, INDIA


PERSONNEL

Professors 7 Senior Scientific Officer 1

Honorary Professors 2 Scientific Officers 2

CSIR Emeritus Scientist 1 Technical Officer Gr. I 1

Associate Professors 4 Technical Staff 4

Assistant Professors 4 Administrative Staff 3

Principal Research Scientists 2 Supporting Staff 4

Department of Metallurgy, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560012, INDIA


Prof. Brahm Prakash Visiting Professors

Prof. P. Somasundaran Columbia University, New York, USA 1990

Prof. M.A. Dayananda Purdue University, Lafayette, USA 1992

Prof. A.K. Mukherjee University of California, Davis, USA 1994

Prof. S. Ashok Penn State University, USA 1996

Prof. R.R. Tummala Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia, USA 2000

Prof. T.R. Anantharaman National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, India 2000

Prof. Brij M. Moudgil University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA 2001

Prof. Subhash Chander Penn State University, USA 2003

Prof. Subra Suresh MIT, Cambridge, USA 2004

Prof. R. Ramesh University of California, Berkeley, USA 2005

Department of Metallurgy, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560012, INDIA


ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES
as of June 2006

Program Duration On Roll

M.E. (Met.) 2 Years 31

M.Sc. (Engg.) Research 10*

Ph.D. Research 37*

Total 78

* Includes QIP Scholars and External Registrants

Department of Metallurgy, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560012, INDIA


GRADUATES: 1945 - 2005

Course Programmes

D.I.I.Sc. + B.E 707

M.E.(I) +*M.E. (Met.)+ M.E. (Mfg.) 552

Research Programmes

A.I.I.Sc.+*M.Sc. (Engg.) 141

*Ph.D. 164

*D.Sc. 1

Total 1565

*Programmes currently offered

Department of Metallurgy, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560012, INDIA


RESEARCH PROFILE

Bio-Metallurgy & Mineral Processing Extractive Metallurgy


Surface chemistry, Environmental Biotechnology Thermodynamics, Process Modeling
and Bio-Processing and Solid State Sensors

Metallurgy
Physical Metallurgy Mechanical Metallurgy
Metallic Glasses, Quasicrystals, Deformation Processing, Impression Creep,
Nanostructured Materials, Computational Metal Joining & Structure Property Correlation
Modeling and Non-equilibrium Processing

Advanced Materials
Structural Ceramics, Metal-Matrix,
Ceramic-Matrix & Polymer-Matrix Composites

Department of Metallurgy, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560012, INDIA


MAJOR FACILITIES - I

● Transmission electron microscope


● Scanning electron microscope
with EDAX attachment
● Metallographic facilities with image
analyzer
● Impression creep testing unit
● Dartec hot compression testing unit
● Micro and Macro hardness testers

● INSTRON testing machines


● Instrumented impact testing unit
● Electro slag refining unit
● ICP analyzer
● Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

Department of Metallurgy, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560012, INDIA


MAJOR FACILITIES - II

• X-ray diffractometers
• Hot extrusion press
• EG & G corrosion measurement
console
• Computation facilities
• Thin film stress measurement system

• Heat treatment furnaces


• Ultra low load microhardness tester
• Particle size analyzer and zeta sizer
• Vacuum induction melting and casting unit
• Vacuum hot press
• Oxygen-nitrogen analyzer

Department of Metallurgy, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560012, INDIA


DIVISIONAL FACILITIES
Housed at the Department of Metallurgy

• Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer

• Differential Scanning Calorimeter

Department of Metallurgy, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560012, INDIA


Interdepartmental Collaboration

 Aerospace Engineering
 Chemical Engineering
 Civil Engineering
 Computer Science and Automation
 Digital Information Services Centre
 Inorganic and Physical Chemistry
 Materials Research Center
 Mechanical Engineering
 Microbiology and Cell Biology
 Physics
 Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit

Department of Metallurgy, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560012, INDIA


Major Sponsored Projects - I

• DRDO-IISc collaborative project

• Mechanical property characterisation of metallic foams (ARDB)

• Synthesis of oxide films by combustion pyrolysis of precursors (ARDB)

• Fatigue testing of Gr/Ep composite used in LCA aircraft (ADA)

• Development of Zr, Ti and Hf based bulk metallic glasses and bulk


nano crystalline alloys (DAE)

• Mathematical and physical modelling of boron carbide manufacturing


process (DAE)

• Development of newer materials for electrical applications (CPRI)

• Developing and characterising thermoplastic / thermoset-fly ash


composites (CPRI)

• Environmental impact of metal mining (IFCP)

Department of Metallurgy, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560012, INDIA


Major Sponsored Projects - II

• Computational study of phase transformations in ternary alloys (DST)

• Densification characteristics of nanocrystalline ceramic composites (DST)

• Swarnajayanthi project (DST)

• Studies on bioprocessing of Indian ocean nodules with reference to


extraction of valuable metals (DST)

• Enhanced dewatering of fine coal using microorganisms and their


by-products as surface modifying agents (DST)

• Friction and wear behaviour of aluminium MMC brake disc/brake pad


during sliding wear (DST)

• Mathematical modelling of the Acheson process (DST)

• Synthesis and properties of nanomaterials (DST)

Department of Metallurgy, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560012, INDIA


Scientific and Industrial Consultancy

Biohydrometallurgy and Mineral Processing


Hutti Gold Mines Ltd.
Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Ltd.

Process Modelling
RDCIS, SAIL, Tata Steel

Characterization of processed carbon


DRDL

Department of Metallurgy, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560012, INDIA


SID Projects

Indo-Norwegian ALTECH Programme


Hydro Aluminium, Norway
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
COREX Process
Jindal Vijaynagar Steel Ltd., Hospet
GM-IISc Labs
General Motors, Warren, Mi, USA
Aluminium / Titanium alloys
Boeing, USA
Lead-free solders
Cookson Electronics, Bangalore
Aluminium Alloys
Alcoa, USA

Department of Metallurgy, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560012, INDIA


International Sponsored Projects

♦ US Airforce, Washington (DC), USA


(Titanium Composites and Structural Modelling)

♦ Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany


(Ceramic Composites)

♦ Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement (IRD) France


(Indo-French Water Science Cell)
(Environmental Impact of Mining on water quality)

♦ University of Mexico, Mexico (Composites)

♦ University of Augsburg, Germany (Modeling of phase transformations)

♦ Columbia University, USA (Bio-Mineral Processing)

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Research Conferments

Ph.D.
M.Sc.(Engg.)
9

3
8
5
9
2
11

8
6
5 5
3

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005


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PUBLICATIONS

Journals
Books
Conferences

77 75
80 77
75
70

1
3
1
2

27 30
22 24 25
19

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005

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Awards & Fellowships

Fellows of IIM 5 Swarnajayanthi Fellowship 1


Fellow of TWAS 1 S.S. Bhatnagar Award 2
Fellows of INSA 5 National Mineral Award 1
Fellows of IASc 8 H.J Bhabha Award (UGC) 1
Fellows INAE 6 National Metallurgist Award 1
Fellows of NASc 6 Metallurgist of the Year Award 10
Materials Science Prize (INSA) 1 Young Metallurgist of the Year Award 1
Brahm Prakash Medal (INSA) 1 G.D. Birla Award (IIM) 3
KSIIDC/Tata Chem Chairs 4 Hindustan Zinc Medal (IIM) 2
D.Sc. 2 Kamani Medal 3
Alumni Award for Excellence in 6 Binani Medal 2
Engineering Research
Distinguished Materials Scientist (MRSI) 2
TMS Extraction and
1 MRSI Medal 6
Processing Science Award
Indranil Award 4

Department of Metallurgy, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560012, INDIA


Research Profile - I

BIO-MATERIALS PROCESSING
• Bio-mineral processing including beneficiation and leaching
• Biological templates for materials synthesis
• Environmental Engineering, including heavy metal ion and toxic element removal
THIN FILMS AND JOINING
• Synthesis by laser ablation, decomposition of precursors
• Mechanical characterisation and interfacial fracture
• Laser welding/alloying of dissimilar materials
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS
• High temperature creep and superplasticity
• Bulk metallic glasses, foams and composites
• Smart materials including shape memory alloys
COMPOSITE MATERIALS AND LIGHT ALLOYS
• Fabrication of new composites based on light metals, polymers and ceramics
• Development of applications in low density structures, electronic packaging,
brakes, wear plates
• Al and Mg based alloys for automotive applications

Department of Metallurgy, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560012, INDIA


Research Profile - II

METASTABLE MATERIALS
• Quasicrystalline phases in novel systems
• Metastable ceramics from precursors by templating pyrolysis
• Mechano-chemical routes to metastability in metallic alloys
• Synthesis of bulk Fe and Al based bulk metallic glasses
THERMODYNAMICS
• Experimental measurements, Development of models for thermodynamic data in semi-
conductors and ceramics with applications in microelectronics, sensors and batteries

NANOSCALE SYSTEMS
• Nanometric dispersions of Fe-based compounds for use as soft and hard magnetic
materials
• Wear properties of embedded soft metals
• Consolidation and high temperature deformation of metastable ultrafine grained
ceramics
• Biological and organic template route to the synthesis of nano and meso porous
materials
• Combustion synthesis of nano particles
MODELLING
• Numerical modelling of fluid flow through porous media, novel metal refining
processes
• Monte Carlo simulations of phase transformations and coarsening
• Solidification, mass and heat transfer modelling of laser processing of materials

Department of Metallurgy, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560012, INDIA


New Initiatives in Materials at IISc

Nano materials
• Acquisition of state-of-the- art TEM, lithography, AFM
• New clean laboratory for electron and ion beam characterisation,
AFM/STM, Squid magnetometer

Micro-electromechanical Systems & Smart materials


• Coordinating institution for nation-wide effort on Smart materials
• New laboratory for design of MEMS

Department of Metallurgy, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560012, INDIA


GOALS / SPIN-OFFS

Cross-disciplinary Initiative on Advanced Materials at IISc

Multi-disciplinary programmes spanning newly emerging fields that are


interdisciplinary among Materials, Chemistry, Engineering, Biology and Physics

Our Vision of the Role of the Department of Metallurgy

 To take the lead in identifying materials systems for the future


(processing, properties, technology development)
 To develop State-of-the-Art characterisation facilities
(Microstructural, mechanical, thermal, analytical)
 To develop new methods for computer modelling of complex behaviour
 To train post-graduates who can initiate materials activities at the
cutting edge in industries and research laboratories

Department of Metallurgy, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560012, INDIA