Faculty

Full-time, Chair & Visiting

Professors

Dibakar Das, Ph.D. (IIT Bombay) (Dean In-charge)

Research Interests: Functional Ceramics, Nanomaterials, Powder Metallurgy, Magnetic Materials, Chemical Mechanical Planarization

Jai Prakash Gautam , Ph.D. – (TU-Delft, the Netherlands)

Research Interests: Texture control in metals and alloys

Vadali V. S. S. Srikanth, Dr.-Ing. (Universität Siegen, Germany)

Research Interests: Nano Science and Technology, Surface and Interface Engineering, Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of Thin Films and Nano Materials, Non-Destructive Testing, Modeling and Simulation, Synthesis of Diamond, Si-C-B-N, and Nanocarbon Material Systems

Koteswararao V. Rajulapati Ph.D. (North Carolina State University, USA)

Research Interests: Mechanical behavior at all length scales, Nanostructured materials, High-entropy alloys, Friction stir welding/processing, Next generation superalloys, Advanced high strength steels, Additive manufacturing

Associate Professors

Raj Kishora Dash, Ph.D. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)

Research Interests: Smart Materials, Carbon based Hybrid & Nanocomposite, Functional Materials, 1D, 2D Nanostructure, Structure-properties correlation at micro and nanoscale, Nanostructured Thermoelectric materials, Advanced Processing of Nanostructured Materials, Advanced Materials,Advanced Characterization of Materials at Nano/Micro Scale, MEMS, NEMS, Sensors, Bio-MEMS, Microfluidic devices and Nano/Micro fabrication.

Swati Ghosh Acharyya, Ph.D. (Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, India)

Research Interests:  Surface engineering for improving the corrosion and wear resistance of implant materials. 

Assistant Professors

Venkata Girish Kotnur, Ph.D. (TU-Delft, the Netherlands)

Research Interests: Structure process correlation in nano-structured PVD thin films

K. Guruvidyathri, Ph.D. (IIT Madras and NTHU Taiwan)

Research Interests: Computational Materials Thermodynamics, Calphad, Thermodynamic assessment, Alloy design, High-entropy alloys

Pratt and Whitney Chair Professor

Prof. K. Bhanu Sankara Rao, Ph.D. (University of Madras)

Research Interests: Mechanical Metallurgy, Physical Metallurgy, Welding Science and Technology and Powder Metallurgy

Visiting Professor

M Durga Prasad, Ph.D. (IACS, Calcutta University), School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad

Research Interests: Many-Body Theory, Coupled Cluster Method