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विगत वर्षो की भाति इस वर्ष भी गृह मंत्रालय, राजभाषा विभाग, भारत सरकार के आदेशानुसार सरकारी काम-काज मे राजभाषा हिन्दी के प्रति जागरूकता पैदा करने एवं उसमे निरंतर गति लाने हेतु सितंबर माह मे “हिन्दी पखवाड़ा - 2020” के अंतर्गत भारतीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान कानपुर ने समस्त कर्मचारियों के लिए हिन्दी की विभिन्न प्रतियोगिताए आयोजित की जिसमे संस्थान तथा विभाग के कई कर्मचारियों ने हिस्सा लिया था।
इन प्रतियोगिताओं मे विभाग के तीन सदस्य पुरस्कृत किए गए है।
1. श्री गुड्डू कुमार, कनिष्ठ सहायक
तृतीय स्थान - कहानी लेखन प्रतियोगिता (लिपिक वर्ग)
2. डॉ. असित प्रकाश, अनुसंधान स्थापना अधिकारी
सांत्वना पुरस्कार - हिन्दी पत्र लेखन प्रतियोगिता (तकनीकी वर्ग)
3. डॉ. विक्रम सिंह, संस्थान पोस्ट डॉक फैलो
सांत्वना पुरस्कार - सामान्य ज्ञान प्रतियोगिता




"Congratulations to Prof. Anish Upadhyaya"
It gives us immense pleasure to share that Prof. Anish Upadhyaya of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering has been selected to be conferred with Excellence-in-Teaching award of the Institute for the year 2020. The award will be presented to Prof. Upadhyaya on the occasion of Teacher's day celebrated on September 5.
Heartiest congratulations to Prof. Upadhyaya. MSE department wishes him many more accolades in future.


Material Advantage @ IIT Kanpur conducted an online presentation contest - "Thoughts in motion" on 15th of August. Participants submitted short presentations on Materials, Processing, Characterization, and Performance/Properties. Presentations were submitted as videos or slides with voiceover to be judged on the basis of originality, creativity, technical content, way of presentation, and animation clarity. Mr. Shashikant Gupta won the competition for his presentation on "Triboelectric Generator: A new age mechanical energy harvestor". Ms. Shipra Bajpai was the runner up for her presentation titled "Transparent Ceramics: Processing, Properties, and Applications". A consolation prize was awarded to Ms. Anshika Chaudhary, an undergraduate in the MSE department for her excellent talk on "Iron-Carbon phase diagram".


Research performed by Prof. Tanmoy Maiti (PI: Plasmonics and Perovskites Laboratory), Prof. Somnath Bhowmick and Vivek Sundaram has been selected for the cover page of Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter (IF: 2.707).
Congratulations to the Team !!
(click here for research article)


Research performed by Prof Krishanu Biswas, Dr. Nidhi Sharma (IPDF) and Anurag Bajpai (Ph.D. Student) has been selected for the cover page of ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering (IF: 7.69).
Congratulations to Prof. Krishanu Biswas and team !!
(click here for research article)


Congratulations! Prof Krishanu Biswas (Department of Materials Science & Engineering, IIT Kanpur) along with Prof Jeff de Hosson (The Netherlands), Prof J.W.Yeh (Taiwan), and Prof.P. P.Bhattachajee (India) have been invited by Acta Materials Inc to edit a special issue (View Point set) on High Entropy Alloys. This issue contains view point articles by experts across the globe on salient aspects on this evolving field.
click here
The editorial of the issue is available at click here


With great sadness, we inform you that Prof. G.S. Upadhyaya, Former Professor in the Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, passed away yesterday evening (19 July 2020) in Varanasi due to age-related ailments. He is survived by his wife and two sons.
Prof. Upadhyaya was born on 15th June 1939 in Varanasi. He joined Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur as Professor in 1976 after 11 years of service in the University of Roorkee. After serving as AICTE Emeritus Professor, he moved back to his native town Varanasi in 2004. After superannuation, he continued to be academically active and published 8 books and several papers. In fact, he kept participating and engaging in academic activities of the Department all his life. He instituted Prof. Bal Deva Upadhyaya Gold Medal for best M.Tech. thesis in the area of Physical Metallurgy and created an endowment fund for Annual Samsonov Memorial Lecture Series. His dedication and passion towards his field is exemplary. Prof. Upadhyay was a nationally and internationally known scholar in the field of Powder Metallurgy. He leaves behind a rich legacy in terms of stellar academic contributions (300 papers and 20 books) and his students (12 PhD and 35 MTech students).


List of selected candidates for PhD Admission AY 2020-21 SEM-I



Mr. Nikhil Chaurasia, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, IIT Kanpur made a UV chamber (from RO filter UV lamp) to disinfect vegetables. The flow chart and corresponding video provide details of the chamber.


List of candidates shortlisted for Final Interview of PhD Admission AY 2020-21 SEM-I (updated on 01 July 2020)


Important Information for PhD Admission AY 2020-21 Sem I (updated on 30 June 2020)


List of Candidates shortlisted for Screening Interview of PhD Admission AY 2020-21 SEM-I (With Time Slot)


Instructions for candidates for using zoom platform



Hand Sanitizer Dispenser made with Economical Materials- Made by Mr. Arpit


Information for PhD Admission AY 2020-21 Sem 1 (Updated on 22 June, 2020)


List of candidates shortlisted for Screening Interview of PhD Admission AY 2020-21 SEM-I (Updated on 18 June, 2020)


Selected Candidate for Spot Admission in PhD Programme AY 2020-21 Sem I (Updated on 12 June, 2020)


Information for PhD Admission AY 2020-21 Sem 1


Admission Notice for PhD/MTech/MDes/MS (By Research) Programmes 2020-21-I Semester



Prof. E C Subbarao is internationally recognized for his pioneering work on Ferroelectrics and Zirconia Ceramics. His pathbreaking work on Barium Titanate in the early fifties and his research on ionic conductivity in zirconia in the sixties are considered seminal contributions in the field. As the first Dean of Faculty at IIT Kanpur, Prof Subbarao helped Prof Kelkar, the founding Director, in setting up and nurturing this premier institute of technology in India in its formative years. As the founding Director of the Tata Research Development and Design Centre (established as a division of Tata Consultancy Services), under the guidance of Mr. JRD Tata and Mr. F C Kohli, he created a high-quality industrial research centre, dedicated to providing innovative solutions to the industry.
Prof Subbarao is rightly considered the father of materials science and engineering education, academic and industrial research and innovation in India. As the founding member of three organizations, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Department of Electronics (DOE) and Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB), he helped in nurturing the national S&T infrastructure in India.
Prof Subbarao was recently awarded the INAE Life Time Contribution Award in Engineering 2019 for pioneering contributions to ferroelectrics and zirconia ceramics and leadership in nurturing two world class institutions - IIT Kanpur (higher education) and TRDDC (industrial research). He was felicitated during the INAE Annual Convention held in Jaipur held on 13 Dec 2019.
Prof. Subbarao celebrated his 90th birthday last year. In his honor, Indian Institute of Metals has published a special issue titled "Special Topics in Advanced Materials Engineering". Dr. R A Mashelkar formally released the special issue on Jan 3, 2020 in Pune.


Department of MSE, IIT Kanpur is once again coming up with an ineffable event - RSD (Research Scholar Day) 2020, scheduled on 1st March. It is a great opportunity for all the ambitious students who want to acquire greater vision in areas of research. The scheduled program will cover regular oral presentations, two minute oral presentations, poster presentations and a metallography contest. (click here for more details)


Prof Kannan M. Krishnan, an alumani of IIT Kanpur, visited the Department of Materials Science and Engineering on Feb 14, 2020. Prof. Krishnan interacted with the faculty members of MSE and also visited the departmental labs. Currently, Prof. Krishnan is a Professor, Department of Materials Sciences & Engineering and Adjunct Professor, Department of Physics at The University of Washington. click here



Mr. Guddu Kumar, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, has been awarded Merit Award-2019 by the IIT Kanpur.


As part of the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, an Open House for school children from the city of Kanpur and beyond was organized on Saturday (25th Jan 2020), where more than 3000+ school children visited the campus over the entire day. The Department of Materials Science and Engineering also set up a stall and showcased technologies and products, such as photovoltaic cells, bio-implants, flexible solar panels, etc. Student volunteers from MSE also conducted a quiz for school students visiting the stall making it a fun experience. The students also visited some of our labs and research/teaching facilities. (Click here)


Departmental Picnic -11 Jan 2020


A Novel high strength bainitic steel developed at IIT Kanpur, capable of bearing higher load without impairing the ductility, having applications in manufacturing elastic rail clip, spring steel.
IPA #201911030090 (click here)


Congratulations to Dr. K. Balani and Dr. S. Ariharan for being awarded "Nanomaterials and Energy Science Prize" for their article "High-temperature oxidation of graphite" published in the Year 2018 in the journal "Nanomaterials and Energy" (click here)


A novel device for testing corrosion of the offshore metallic & concrete structures, developed at IIT Kanpur having applications in studying behavior of corrosion resistant metals & materials.
IPA # 201911033731
(click here)


Congratulations! Professor Kantesh Balani, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, IIT Kanpur has been invited to join the editorial board of "Journal of Materials Research" starting Jan. 2020. (click here)

As part 40th year of Reunion of the Class of 1979, organized by Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur Alumni Association & DoRA. Alumni of MME (Mr Vasant Joshi, Mr Arvind Kumar, Mr Arun Kumar Jain, Mr Deepak Gupta & Mr ACR Das) visited the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and met the Head of Department, faculty and staff members on 14th Dec 2019. (click here)


Department of Materials Science and Engineering welcomes Dr. Kanwar Singh Nalwa who joined us on 10 Dec 2019 as Assistant Professor. Dr. Nalwa completed his B. Tech from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in 2007, and PhD from Iowa State University, USA, in 2011. Prior to Joining IIT Kanpur, Dr. Nalwa was associated with Portland Technology Development (PTD) at Intel, Hillsboro, Oregon, USA. We warmly welcome Dr. Nalwa to our Department.

List of Selected Candidate for Admission in M.Tech Programme AY 2019-20 Sem II


List of Selected Candidate for Admission in PhD Programme in AY 2019-20 SEM II


A highly Porous Acoustic Tile invented at IITK, with 5 times better Sound Damping capacity than normal Ceramic Floor Tiles, having application in Earthenware Cooling, Refrigeration, Insulation of Porous Bricks.
IPA No#201911038028
http://bit.ly/2WtIsPD


Congratulations to Dr. Kantesh Balani and his team!
Material Advantage (MA) @ IIT Kanpur Chapter has recently won the Most Students Recruited Award (300% increase in members!) for the 2019 Material Advantage Fall Membership Challenge, competing with more than 100 material advantage student chapters worldwide, and being awarded US$1500 from the Material Advantage chapter (i.e. ASM International) for the same. MA @ IIT Kanpur organized 12 events during the period of membership drive (6-sep to 14-oct'19).
Click here to know more...


Congratulations! Mr. Anil Kumar Verma, Mr. I P Singh and Mr. Rakesh Kumar received the 1st prize (Model Name - Director's Residence) and Mr. Nripen Deka - one of the team members that bagged the 2nd prize (Model Name - Akash-Ganga) in Institute's Project Model Competition.


Congratulations! Prof. Mazumdar is selected by the Ministry of Steel, Govt. of India to receive the 2019 National Metallurgist Award ( Academia and research).The award comes as a recognition for his contributions to steel education, production and research in the country for over a period of more than three decades (1987-2019).The award shall be presented by the Hon'ble Minister of steel and Mines on the 14th of November, at Trivandrum.

Applications are invited for admission to PhD and MTech commencing from January 02, 2020 (2019-20-II Semester)"


Congratulations! Dr. Sudhanshu Shekhar Singh, Department of Materials Science and Engineering has been appointed as a Member of Council, the highest decision making body, of the Indian Institute of Metals (IIM) for the year 2019-2020.


Congratulations! Prof. Kallol Mondal, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, receives Excellence in Teaching Award During "Teacher's Day Function" at IIT Kanpur.


Prof. Sandeep Sangal of MSE Department at IIT Kanpur and team have developed the new type of horseshoe that will have a longer life and save the horses from the excruciating pain they have to undergo while changing them. (click here for more Info.)


The annual Prof. N. K. Batra Metals & Materials Quiz - 2019 was successfully organized by the MSE Dept., IIT Kanpur and Indian Institute of Metals (IIM), Kanpur chapter on 18th August 2019.click here to see pictures


Mr. Aryaman Mehrotra and Mr. Shreedhar Malpani from Seth Anandram Jaipuria, Kanpur bagged the first position in the Prof. N. K. Batra Metals & Materials Quiz 2019. click here to see pictures

Congratulations! Ms. Juhi Srivastava and her mentors, Prof. Somnath Bhowmick and Prof. Anshu Gaur, has won second prize for student poster competition in ICME-2019 conference held at Indianapolis, USA from 21st to 25th July


Mr. Jitesh Kumar, Phd student under joint supervision of Dr. Krishanu Biswas and Dr. Nilesh P. Gurao has received Best Poster Award for his poster on "Alloying Effect of Al Addition on Microstructural Evolution and Mechanical Properties in Equiatomic CoCrFeMnNi High Entropy Alloy" in recently concluded 26th International Symposium on Metastable, Amorphous and Nanocrystalline Materials (ISMANAM-2019, https://mme.iitm.ac.in/ismanam2019/) organized by IIT Madras, at Chennai.

Congratulations! to the recipients of awards in 52nd Convocation from the Department of MSE at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (click here)


Prof. EC Subbarao, the first regular head of Metallurgical Engineering Dept., IIT Kanpur is conferred the "Life Time Achievement Award" by the National Academy of Engineering, India

Prof. Krishanu Biswas has been selected for the Ranjit Singh Chair of IIT Kanpur with effect from 1st May 2019 for a period of 3 year. This is in recognition of his excellent academic credentials.


Recipients of Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur "Academic Excellence Award 2017-18" from Department of MSE IIT Kanpur. (click here for more details)


Ms. Monali Monalisa, M.Tech student in MSE Department, IITK received "P. K. Subbulakshmi Memorial Award 2017-18"


MSE691- Seminar Presentation instructed by Prof. Krishanu Biswas and Prof. Vivek Verma took the course to a new level and conducted a competition for "Best Speaker" among the speakers (PG Students).


Dr. Kantesh Balani visited and addressed the graduating students in the Material Science & Metallurgical Engineering Department of Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal on April 06, 2019 (Sat).


New Facebook page launched for MSE department.Click here to visit


Dr. Maiti featured in Journal of Materials Research special focus issue on 2019 Early Career Scholars in Materials Science published by MRS.


Prof. Maiti received PK Kelker Young Faculty Research Fellowship from IIT Kanpur. Congratulations! (01/2019)


Prof. Krishanu Biswas, Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur has been elected Fellow of the West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology in the year 2018 for his notable contributions in the field of Metallurgy, Nanomaterials and Multicomponent Alloys.


Recipients of Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur "Academic Excellence Award 2017-18" from Department of MSE IIT Kanpur. (click here for more details)


Ms. Monali Monalisa, M.Tech student in MSE Department, IITK received "P. K. Subbulakshmi Memorial Award 2017-18"


Prof. Indranil Manna shall receive the "National Metallurgist Award (Research & Academica)".


Prof. Monica Katiyar shall be conferred this year's "Metallurgist of the Year Award" in Environment category.


Our alumnus, Prof. Aparna Singh (B.Tech 2007) who is currently Assistant Professor in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science Department at IIT Bombay has been declared as one of the recipients for the "Young Metallurgist of the Year Award (Ferrous category)".


Dr. Sudhanshu Shekhar Singh has been chosen as a recipient of the "2017 TMS Structural Materials Division JOM Best Paper Award"


Dr. Sudhanshu Shekhar Singh received IEI Young Engineers Award 2017-2018" in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering by The Institution of Engineers (India)


Dr. Sudhanshu Shekhar Singh received "Young Metallurgist of the Year Award" for 2017 by Indian Institute of Metals (IIM) in NMD-ATM 2017 in GOA


Dr. S.P Mehrotra, former Head Department of MSE & ACMS. will be conferred as 'Institute Fellow' this year, on Foundation Day- 2nd November 2018. Since every year, institute honors individuals including past faculty members for their immense contributions to IIT Kanpur.


MSE IIT Kanpur has developed a marvelous technology to curb the radiation effect of chemotherapy by 80% with the help of magnetic nano capsule. This research is also published in Royal Society of Chemistry Soft Matter. Prof. Vivek Verma is working on this research field.


Prof. Kantesh Balani, Department of Material Science & Engineering, IIT Kanpur won the Swarnajayanti Fellowship 2016-17.


Rubia Hassan and Subhra Sourav Jana, students in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, IIT Kanpur received Prime Minister's Research Fellowship (PMRF) by MHRD.


Mr. Ashwani Kumar and team, PhD student at Department of MSE, IIT Kanpur won first prize in YUVA Sangam competition organized by UP Government. The team presented on "Krishi Kalyan - Doubling the income of farmers in Uttar Pradesh by 2022".


Mr. Arjak Bhattacharjee, M.Tech Student at Department of MSE received IITK excellence award in Art and Cultural activities and Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma medal during Convocation in June 2018.


Dr. Kantesh Balani, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur has been selected as the 2018 ASM-IIM Visiting Lecturer for giving talks in US and Canada under the banner of the American Society of Metals, International.


Professor Krishanu Biswas Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur has been selected by the Electron Microscopy Society of India (EMSI) for "Excellence in Microscopy" award 2018.


Professor Krishanu Biswas, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur has published an article entitled "High-entropy alloys and metallic nanocomposites: Processing challenges, microstructure development and property enhancement". Click here to know more...


Prof. Rajiv Shekhar of department MSE IIT Kanpur is now Director of IIT (ISM) Dhanbad.


Professor Anish Upadhyaya, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur has been selected for "Pandit Ramachandra Dwivedi Chair" of IIT Kanpur with effect from 13 August 2018 for a period of 3 years (i.e till 12 August 2021).


Professor Kallol Mondal, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur has been selected for "Satish Chandra Agarwal Chair" of IIT Kanpur with effect from 13 August 2018 for a period of 3 years (i.e till 12 August 2021).


Professor Anish Upadhyaya has been honoured as Fellow of the Indian Institute of Metals (IIM). The fellowship shall be conferred on him during the National Metallurgist Day (NMD) celebration scheduled to be held at IIT Kanpur on 14th November 2016.


For the year 2016, Professor Sandeep Sangal has been selected for DISTINGUISHED EDUCATOR AWARD by the Indian Institute of Metals (IIM). The award shall be conferred on him during the National Metallurgist Day Celebration (NMD) to be held at IIT Kanpur on 14th November 2016.


Research paper authored by Mr. Abhinav Varsheney (PhD Student), Mr. D. Verma (Grad. Student), Prof. S. Sangal and Prof. K. Mondal in Transactions IIM has been adjudged for the IIM SAIL GOLD MEDAL. The award shall be presented during the National Metallurgist Day Celebration (NMD) to be held at IIT Kanpur on 14th November 2016


One of our former students, Mr. Akash Bajaj [BT (MSE) 2016], shall receive this year's IIM VIDYABHARATI PRIZE. This award is presented to the student graduating in the B.Tech. Program in Materials/Metallurgical Engineering with outstanding academic credentials.


IIM Kanpur Chapter has been awarded the "IIM Best Chapter Award" in the Small Chapter Category. Our heartiest congratulations to all our faculty and staff colleagues and students associated with the IIM Kanpur Chapter activities.


Professor R.K. Ray (formerly Professor MME Department) will be delivering NP Gandhi Memorial Lecture during NMD-ATM 2016 to be held at IIT Kanpur.


Ms. Parnika Agrawal, a former IIT Kanpur undergraduate student (currently at MIT), publishes article on room-temperature magnetic skyrmions


Prof. Nilesh Gurao has been awarded 'Young Metallurgist' 2015 instituted by Ministry of Steel, Govt. of India.


Dr. D. Mazumdar is conferred INAE 2015 Outstanding Teacher Award


Dr. N.P. Gurao has received INSA Young Scientist Award 2015


Dr. T. Maiti, and Dr. A. Upadhyaya are Invited to serve as editorial board member in Journal of Bioceramic- Development and Applications


Report on the 8th Indo-Singapore Symposium on Condensed Matter Physics