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Academic Programmes Offered By the Department

Programmes Title of the Programme Course Structure Accreditation
M.Tech Materials Science & Chemical Technology (Specialization in Materials Science & Technology) MST Course Structure
M.Tech Materials Engineering ME  Course Structure
M.Tech Corrosion Technology CT Course Structure
Ph.D Ongoing Programme
MS by Research
Short Term Courses
Any Other

History and Growth of the Department: 

The Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, which started in 1985 under the name of ‘Faculty of Metallurgy,’ was recently rechristened to its present name in 2010. The Department is striving to create a vibrant atmosphere for education and research in materials science and engineering. Towards achieving this, the Department is imparting education and training to DRDO Scientists, Service officers, and scholarship students through its various academic programs, viz., M. Tech, MS, and Ph.D. and by participating extensively in R&D activities for different DRDO labs, like, ASL, DMRL, NMRL, DMSRDE, ADE, DEBEL and NPOL, and Industries. 

The Department is currently endowed with competent faculties from various world-class industries and academic institutes with comprehensive research and development experience. Presently, the Department aims to contribute significantly to the research output in scientific papers and technology developments in many strategic and advanced materials. The research areas are intelligent textiles, biosensors, electrospinning technique, magnetic materials, engineering adhesives, structural composites, nanocomposites, hybrid supercapacitors, functional materials, plastics processing, piezoelectric materials, supercritical foaming technology, and rapid prototyping for defence, aerospace, and other engineering applications.  The Department has been sanctioned several projects funded by MoD, DST, BARC, L&T, Lupin pharmaceuticals. During the next five years, the Department is envisioning to create a Center of Excellence in Materials Research. 

Faculty Members

S. No. Name of Faculty Designation Contact Information Email ID Profile Picture View Profile
1 Dr. A.C Abhyankar Associate Professor and HoD 02024304207 ashutosh@diat.ac.in view
2 Dr. Balasubramanian K. Professor and Dean      (Student Affairs) 02024304495 balask@diat.ac.in view
3 Dr. T.U Patro Assistant Professor 02024304309 umasankarp@diat.ac.in view
4 Dr Himanshu Sekhar Panda Assistant Professor 02024304205 himanshu@diat.ac.in view
5 Dr. Vijay Hiwarkar Assistant Professor 02024304209 vijay@diat.ac.in view
6 Dr. Shanmugasundaram Thangaraju Assistant Professor 02024304309 thangaraju@diat.ac.in view

 

Research Areas 

Name of the Faculties Research Area
Dr. K. Balasubramanian 3D, 4D Printing, Biopolymers, Scaffolds, nanocomposites, Phase Changing Fabrics
Dr. Ashutosh Abhyankar Magnetic Materials : Nano Structured Ferrites, Shape memory alloys, High Entropy Alloys, Chemical Gas Sensors
Dr. Bhaskar Majumdar Bulk Metallic Glasses, Ultrasoft Magnetic FINEMET Alloys, Kinetic Energy Penetrators
Dr. T. U. Patro Polymer Nanocomposites, blends & composites,  CNT Graphane based composites, Polymer & Carbon Foams
Dr. H. S. Panda Supercapacitor/ Peizoelectric materials/Dielectric Materials
Dr. Vijay Hiwarkar Thermomechanical Processing of Metallic Material, Welding, Texture, Microstructure, Electrical Steel, Hexagonal Materials
Dr. T. Shanmugasundram Powder Metallurgy & Sintering, Severe Plastic Deformation, Mechanical behavior of Materials, High temperature wear, Microstructural Characterizations (SEM / TEM), Phase Transformation and Microstructure Development, High Entropy Alloys, High Temperature Materials

Laboratories and Equipment’s

Name of Laboratory

  • Powder Metallurgy  laboratory
  • Materials Processing Laboratory
  • Rapid Protyping Laboratory
  • Magnetic Materials Laboratory
  • Advanced Characterization Laboratory
  • Texture & Polishing Laboratory
  • Sustainable Energy Laboratory

Infrastructure
The department has ten research Labs with the facilities mentioned above and two Smart Classrooms with state of the art facilities. There are a total ten faculties room along with HoD and Department Office.

Achievements

  • Pavitrapati Mask & Aushadha Tara PPE Kit – 2020 (Dr. Balasubramanian K.)
  • MRSI Prize for Best Poster Paper at 25th (Silver Jubilee Year) AGM held at IISc Bangalore, 12-14 February 2014 (Dr. A. C. Abhyankar)
  • The Indian Institute of Welding “ESAB INDIA AWARD” in International Congress-2017 (Dr. A. C. Abhyankar)
  • 7th National Award for Innovation in Innovation in Polymer Processing Machinery and Equipment – 2017 (Dr. Balasubramanian K.)
  • 25th Business School Affair and Devang Mehta national Education Award – 2017 (Dr. Balasubramanian K.)
  • 8th National Award for Innovation in Polymeric Materials – 2018 (Dr. Balasubramanian K.)
  • Best Presentation Award, International Conference, NIT Tiruchirappalli, 2019 (Dr. Shanmugasundaram TTop 1% Citations in Materials by IOP Publishers – 2019 (Dr. T. U. Patro)

Collaboration of  the Department

  • NMRL – DRDO Ambernath
  • IISc Bangalore
  • IIT Kharagpur
  • R&DE Engg. – DRDO Pune
  • DMRL – DRDO Hyderabad
  • Incheon University, South Korea

Departmental Awards & Recognition

Name of Awardees Awarded For
Department of Meta & Mate Engg.
  • Best Laboratory of the year 2015 (FESEM Lab)
Dr. A. C. Abhyankar
  • Institution level award for best Research facility of the year, 2014.
Dr. Shanmugasundaram T.
  • Best Project award – Master Thesis 2004
  • Best Presentation award, NMD-ATM, Chennai, India 2005
Mr. Avinash Kumar
  • Best Supporting Staff of year 2017 (Admin)
Mr. Dhananjay Gunjal
  • Best Supporting Staff of the year 2015 (Technical)
  • Best Supporting Staff of the year 2017 (Technical)