Message from HOD Desk

Greetings from the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering (MSME), Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, INDIA!

I feel privileged to introduce the MSME department. Initially, as Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), the MSME department started in 2010 with M.Tech. (5 students) and Ph.D. programs (6 Scholars) and the recruitment of two faculty in that year. Over 12 years, MSME currently boasts three prolific Distinguished Professors, four reputed Adjunct Professors, 21 dynamic Faculty, 13 enthusiastic Staff, three knowledgeable Research Associates, 70 energetic Ph.D. Scholars, 63 industrious M.Tech. Students and 95 brilliant B.Tech Students.

Our academic curricula cover broad fields of materials science and metallurgical engineering, from fundamentals to advanced and emerging areas such as nanomaterials, biomaterials, energy materials, electron microscopy, thermomechanical processing, thin films and devices, metal extraction and recovery from wastes, to name a few, which impart strong foundation on several significant aspects of materials science and metallurgical engineering and enhance the state of the knowledge of the students.

Through the available flexible fractal academic program following T-based education in IIT Hyderabad, our department not only covers the breadth of different futuristic areas like Additive Manufacturing, Integrated Computational Materials Engineering, Semiconductor Materials and Devices, E-waste Resources Engineering and Management, and so on, but also make them stand firm by imparting in-depth knowledge on the fundamental aspects of Materials Science and Metallurgy.Moreover, most of the teaching courses contain practical components. Along with the lab practical and project-based thesis (one year in M.Tech. program), the students are given ample opportunity to gain hands-on expertise in all the instruments and techniques. In addition, to become industry-ready, the students are also trained in communication skills through the given formal courses, seminars, and technical writing professional ethics/plagiarism courses.

With the motto of “Atoms to Applications,” over the years, the MSME family, through its faculty, staff, and researchers, has spread its wings in all aspects of Materials and Metallurgy. In research, equipped with several state-of-the-art instruments, the MSME is standing firm on the three main pillars of Structural Materials, Functional Materials, and Computational Materials, with its offshoots spread towards Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Sustainable Metallurgy, Healthcare Materials, Materials Processing, Advanced Materials Characterization, Energy Materials, Electrochemical Materials Engineering, Advanced Alloys & Composites and so on.

We sincerely hope that the information given in this brochure shall bring out all the aspects and facts of our department and is helpful. Do not hesitate to revert in case of requiring any further information.

Suhash Ranjan Dey