Metallurgy Engineering and Materials Science

Dr. Parasharam M. Shirage
Associate Professor

Room No. 414, Chromium Building
Contact : +91-731-2438700 Ext- 739
Email: pmshirage [at] iiti.ac.in
Research Interests:
  • Nanostructured Materials for Energy Generation, Storage and Electronic Devices
  • Superconductors Single Crystal Growth and Understanding the Basic Mechanism
  • Humidty and Gas Sensor
  • Supercapacitors and Solar Cells
Dr. Rupesh Devan
Associate Professor

Room No. 415, Chromium Buliding
Contact : +91-731-2438700 Ext- 526
Email: rupesh [at] iiti.ac.in
Research Interests:
  • Nano-hetero-architectures
  • Materials for energy storage/conversion
  • Photo-active materials
  • Polymers for energy applications
Dr. Santosh Hosmani
Associate Professor

Room No. 416, Chromium Building
Contact : +91-731-2438700 Ext- 525
Email: sshosmani [at] iiti.ac.in
Research Interests:
  • Physical Metallurgy
  • Heat treatment of Metals and Alloys
  • Surface Engineering: Surface Alloying, Surface Deformation
  • Microstructure-Properties correlations
Dr. Mrigendra Dubey
Assistant Professor

Room No. 409, Chromium Buliding
Contact : +91-731-2438700 Ext- 542
Email: mdubey [at] iiti.ac.in
Research Interests:
  • Synthesis of Metalogels with an objective of conductance, morphological and photo-physical importace
Dr. Eswara Prasad Korimilli
Assistant Professor

Room No. 101, Chromium Building
Contact : +91-731-2438700 Ext- 684
Email: eswar [at] iiti.ac.in
Research Interests:
  • Mechanical behavior of materials
  • High strain rate deformation
  • Deformation behavior at small length scales
  • Indentation mechanics
Dr. Vinod Kumar
Assistant Professor

Room No. 413, Chromium Buliding
Contact : +91-731-2438700 Ext- 533
Email: vkt [at] iiti.ac.in
Research Interests:
  • Nanomaterials
  • Structure-Property Correlations in High Entropy Alloys
  • Corrosion Engineering
  • Lightweight alloys for automotive and aerospace applications
  • Phase Transformation
Dr. Jayaprakash Murugesan
Assistant Professor

Room No. 410, Chromium Building
Contact : +91-731-2438700 Ext- 684
Email: Email:jayaprakash [at] iiti.ac.in
Research Interests:
  • Mechanical Metallurgy
  • Joining of Materials
  • Fatigue and fracture
Dr. Sumanta Samal
Assistant Professor

Room No. 412#, Chromium Buliding
Contact : +91-731-2438700 Ext- 534
Email: sumanta [at] iiti.ac.in
Research Interests:
  • Solidification: Experiments and Simulation
  • Processing-Structure-Property correlation in multicomponent/high entropy alloys
  • Material design for high temperature applications
  • Phase equilibria: Materials for the future
Dr. Ajay Kumar Kushwaha
Assistant Professor

Room No. 202A, Chromium Building
Contact : +91-731-2438700 Ext- 532
Email: akk [at] iiti.ac.in
Research Interests:
  • Design and growth of nanomaterials/thin films
  • Optical and transport properties of semiconductors
  • 2-D materials based electronic devices
  • Energy efficient coatings
  • Energy conversion devices: PEC water splitting, photovoltaic, piezoelectric and thermoelectric
Dr. Dhirendra Kumar Rai
Assistant Professor

Room No. 206, Scandium Buliding
Contact : +91-731-2438700 Ext- 682
Email: dkrai [at] iiti.ac.in
Research Interests:
  • Photo- and Electro-catalysts for Hydrogen Evolution Reactions (HERs)
  • Metal carbonyl clusters and their applications
  • 3d-4f metal chalcogenide nanostructured optoelectronic materials
Dr. Abhijit Ghosh
Assistant Professor

Room No. 206, Scandium Building
Contact : +91-731-2438700 Ext- 696
Email: aghosh [at] iiti.ac.in
Research Interests:
  • Crystallographic texture and grain boundary
  • Physical Metallurgy of Steel
  • Fracture mechanics and Micro-mechanism
  • Computational Material Science
Dr. Hemant Borkar
Assistant Professor

Room No. 104, Scandium Buliding
Contact : +91-731-2438700 Ext- 824
Email: h.borkar [at] iiti.ac.in
Research Interests:
  • Materials and manufacturing
  • Process-structure-property relationships in metals
  • Lightweight components for transport applications
  • Casting of light metals (Al and Mg), casting defects, casting simulation and experimental studies
  • Deformation processing including extrusion, rolling, forming etc, deformation mechanisms
  • Electron back scattered diffraction, in-situ deformation studies, crystallographic texture
Dr. Sunil Kumar
Assistant Professor

Room No. 417, Scandium Building
Contact : +91-731-2438700 Ext- 685
Email: sunil [at] iiti.ac.in
Research Interests:
  • Solid Electrolytes for Lithium Batteries
  • Cathode Materials for Li/Na ion Batteries
  • Lead-free Piezoelectric Materials
  • Solid State Ionics
  • Dielectric & Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy


Dr. Srimanta Pakhira
Ramanujan Fellow

Room No. 301, Chromium Building
Contact : +91-731-2438700 Ext- 830
Email: spakhira [at] iiti.ac.in
Research Interests:
  • Theoretical and Computational Material Science, Nanomaterial Science and Engineering, Defects in Materials, Single Wall and Multi Wall Carbon Nanotubes (CNT), Graphene and 2D Materials Engineering
  • Gas Storage, Gas Separation and Gas Adsorption in Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) and Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs), , and Their Possible Applications
  • 2D, 3D and Bulk Structure Materials and Their Applications, Alkali-ion Battery, Novel Batteries Technology, Materials for Renewable Energy Materials
  • Transition Metal Dichalcogenides (TMDs), H2 and O2 Evolution Reactions (HER and OER), O2 and CO2 Reduction Reactions and New Catalysts for HER, OER and ORR
  • Drug Delivery in MOF Materials and Bio-compatibility of MOFs, Chemical Reactions, Computational Chemistry and Polymerization Reactions

Associated Faculty

Dr. I. A. Palani
Associate Professor

Room No. 616, Scandium Building
Contact : +91-731-2438700 Ext- 508
Email: palaniia [at] iiti.ac.in
Research Interests:
  • Optical instrumentation
  • Mechatronics System Design
  • Laser assisted synthesis and characterization of Nano structures for functional devices
Dr. Preeti Bhobe
Associate Professor

Room No. #, Hydrogen building
Contact : +91-731-2438700 Ext- 907
Email: pbhobe [at] iiti.ac.in
Research Interests:
  • Understanding Crystal Structure and Electronic Properties coorelation in Functional
  • X-ray Absorption Fine Structure Spectroscopy (XAFS), Photoemission Spectroscopy (PES), X-ray Magnetic Circular Dichroism (XMCD)
  • Electrical transport and Magnetic properties measurement; Thermoelectric power measurements
Dr. Satya S. Bulusu
Associate Professor

Room No. 318, Helium Building
Contact : +91-731-2438700 Ext- 781
Email: sbulusu [at] iiti.ac.in
Research Interests:
  • Model Potentials for metal clusters and nanoalloys
  • Model Potentials for small organic molecules
  • Devolopment of novel computational techniques to study nanoalloy clusters
Dr. Satyajit Chatterjee
Associate Professor

Room No. 203, Titanium Building
Contact : +91-731-2438700 Ext- 520
Email: satyajit [at] iiti.ac.in
Research Interests:
  • Surface Technology
Dr. Sudeshna Chattopadhyay
Associate Professor

Room No. 213, Aluminium Building
Contact : +91-731-2438700 Ext- 929
Email: sudeshna [at] iiti.ac.in
Research Interests:
  • Surfaces and interfaces - Solids, liquids, soft matter and nanomaterials
  • Improvement of the capacity of Electrical Energy Storage Materials
  • Structure-property relationship of high pressure thermo electric materials
  • The interface of water and hydrophobic surfaces
Dr. Sharad Gupta
Assistant Professor

Room No. 109, Helium Building
Contact : +91-731-2438 743
Email: shgupta [at] iiti.ac.in
Research Interests:
  • Non-Invasive Characterization and Disease Diagnosis
Dr. Abhinav Kranti

Room No. 313, Scandium Building
Contact : +91-731-2438700 Ext- 582
Email: abhinav [at] iiti.ac.in
Research Interests:
  • Solid-State Devices, Circuit Design and Nanotechnology
  • Semiconductor Devices: Physics, Simulation and Modeling
  • Novel MOS devices (single and multi-gate) in Bulk/SOI technology
  • Circuit design with nanoscale devices
  • Bipolar Transistors: Thermal resistance optimization
Dr. Rajesh Kumar
Associate Professor

Room No. #, Hydrogen building
Contact : +91-731-2438 705
Email: rajeshkumar [at] iiti.ac.in
Research Interests:
  • Experimental Solid State Physics
  • Organic and Inorganic Semiconductors
  • Nanostructures
  • Raman and PL spectroscopy
  • Device Physics
Dr. Krushna Mavani

Room No. #, Hydrogen building
Contact : +91-731-2438700 Ext- 923
Email: krushna [at] iiti.ac.in
Research Interests:
  • Thin films and Multilayers
  • Multiferroics
  • Metal-Insulator Transition
  • Magnetism
Dr. Rajneesh Misra

Room No. 116, Helium Building
Contact : +91-731-2438700 Ext- 551
Email: rajneeshmisra [at] iiti.ac.in
Research Interests:
  • Reversible mechanochromism and enhanced aggregation induced emission
  • Organic synthesis/ Synthetic methedology
  • Photosensitizers for photodynamic cancer therapy and Supramolecular systems for molecular devices Organic light emitting diodes and electron and energy transfer in molecular systems
  • Multiphoton absorption
Dr. Shaibal Mukherjee
Associate Professor

Room No. 304, Scandium Building
Contact : +91-731-2438700 Ext- 551
Email: shaibal [at] iiti.ac.in
Research Interests:
  • Opto-electronics, organic electronics, nano-scale sensors and memory devices
  • Nano-scale multiple quantum well lasers, hybrid LEDs, photodetectors, solar cells: Materials covering group II-VI, III-V, and IV-VI from periodic table viz. ZnO, PbSe, GaN, GaAs etc
  • Nanophotonics, plasmonics
  • High electron mobility transistor (HEMT) based on ZnO, GaN, AlGaN
Dr. Biswarup Pathak
Associate Professor

Room No. 217, Helium Building
Contact : +91-731-2438700 Ext- 772
Email: biswarup [at] iiti.ac.in
Research Interests:
  • Clean Energy Materials
  • Hydrogen Storage and Production (Photo catalysis)
  • Li-ion Batteries
  • Fuel Cell
  • Surface Catalysis
  • Molecular Electronics
Dr. Kazi Sabiruddin
Associate Professor

Room No. 101, Scandium Buliding
Contact : +91-731-2438700 Ext- 516
Email: skazi [at] iiti.ac.in
Research Interests:
  • Thermal spray coatings
Dr. Pankaj R. Sagdeo
Associate Professor

Room No. #, Hydrogen Building
Contact : +91-731-2438700 Ext- 919
Email: prs [at] iiti.ac.in
Research Interests:
  • In house development of scientific instruments
  • To search for the novel experimental technique and or methodology for material characterization
  • Search and development of new smart materials
  • To understand the origin of magnetism in non magnetic oxides such as TiO2 using XMCD experiments
  • To understand the origin of alloying at interfaces in chemically non reactive systems
Dr. Somaditya Sen
Associate Professor

Room No. 201, Aluminium Building
Contact : +91-731-2438700 Ext- 960
Email: sens [at] iiti.ac.in
Research Interests:
  • Multiferroics
  • Magnetic Semiconductors
  • Nano-materials
  • Semiconducting Glasses
  • Perovskites
Dr. M. Mobin Shaikh
Associate Professor

Room No. 114, Helium Building
Contact : +91-731-2438700 Ext- 552
Email: xray [at] iiti.ac.in
Research Interests:
  • Metal chalcogenized clusters
  • Coordination polymers
  • Inorganic co-crystals
  • Solid-State Studies by employing SCSC techniques to the metal complexes
  • Time-Resolved X-ray Crystallography
Dr. Sanjay K. Singh
Associate Professor

Room No. 219B, Helium Building
Contact : +91-731-2438700 Ext- 774
Email: sksingh [at] iiti.ac.in
Research Interests:
  • Nanoparticles for catalysis
  • Organometallic and coordination complexes of transition metals as catalysts
Dr. Vipul Singh
Associate Professor

Room No. 312, Scandium Building
Contact : +91-731-2438700 Ext- 594
Email: vipul [at] iiti.ac.in
Research Interests:
  • Organic Field Effect Transistors (OFETs)
  • Study of photo generated charge carriers in organic thin films
  • Study of Hybrid Devices
  • Hydrothermal Growth of ZnO