Prof. Indranil Manna


Director, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Born on January 22, 1961, Prof Manna obtained his BE degree from Calcutta University in 1983 and and M Tech degree in 1984 from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur.After a brief stint at Mishra Dhatu Nigam, Hyderabad, he joined IIT, Kharagpur in 1985 as a lecturer and rose to the position of full professor in 2003. He was in this position till he joined CGCRI as director.

Prof Manna is a metallurgical engineer, a renowned educator and a prolific researcher. His significant contribution in the study of amorphous/nanocrystalline Al-alloys, nano-fluid and laser/plasma assisted surface engineering greatly inspired the scientific community. His early contributions in moving boundary phase transformation are still widely cited. Prof Manna is a recipient of INSA Medal for Young Scientists, Young Metallurgist and Metallurgist of the Year Awards, MRSI Medal, AICTE career award, DAAD and the prestigious Humboldt Fellowships.


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