Prof. E.G. Ramachandran Distinguished Lecture Series

The dept. of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering in association with Indian Institute of Metals Chennai Chapter organizes the  Prof. E.G. Ramachandran Distinguished Lecture Series every year.The Lecture series is supported by a generous donation by Mr. Pukhraj Jain, an alumnus of the dept.

Date Speaker Title
 April 17,2013 Prof. S. Ranganathan Imaging molecules and materials across time and space YouTube Link
 May 5, 2014 Mr. B. Muthuraman Industrial transformation YouTube Link
 May 8, 2015 Prof. D. Banerjee Materials in flight YouTube Link
 May 3, 2016 Padmashree Dr. C.G. Krishnadas Nair Indian aircraft industry – Networking with R&D and academic institutions for greater self-reliance in materials and process YouTube Link
 June 27, 2017 Prof. O. Prabhakar A Journey in Metallurgy YouTube Link
April 07, 2018 Prof. K. A. Padmanabhan  Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) for steel industry YouTube Link


About Prof. E.G. Ramachandran :. Professor E.G. Ramachandran was the first Professor and the first Head of the Department of Metallurgical Engineering, IIT Madras and is considered as the architect of this foremost department in India. He obtained his BSc and MSc from University of Mysore in 1943 and 1944. He got his PhD in 1947 from University of Sheffield. After serving the Department of Metallurgy, IISc, Bangalore as a faculty member for 9 years and National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur as Assistant Director for 5 years, he was invited to IIT Madras in 1961 as the first Professor of the Department of Metallurgical Engineering. He was also Director-in-charge of IIT Madras for a brief period. Prof. Ramachandran was a Visiting Professor in Germany in 1968 and in 1977 as an Invitee of the DAAD and the United Kingdom during 1973-74 as a fellow of the Nuffield Foundation. Prof. Ramachandran has dedicated himself to teaching, research and development in Metallurgy in the country and has inspired generations of metallurgists, both old and young. Prof. Ramachandran was elected as the Chairman of the Industrial Metallurgy Division of the Indian Institute of Metals in 1978. The unique status, which his department held in the country and abroad in teaching, research and development work in industrial metallurgy, is eloquent testimony to the success of his efforts. Prof. Ramachandran has published more than 100 papers and is a co-patent holder for ten new metallurgical processes or equipment, some of which have been taken up by industry for commercial utilization. He was the President of the Indian Institute of Metals during 1980-81.

Update: Prof. E G Ramachandran passed away on February 14, 2018.