Recent Achievements/Publications:

  • Congratulations to Gourav Mundhra (Joint Doctoral Student) for the recent publication entitled,  “Design of a novel Al-Ti-Zr light-weight alloy: CALPHAD and experiments” in the Journal of Alloys and Compounds (2020)
  • Congratulations to Gourav Mundhra (Graduate Student (M.S. & Ph.D. dual degree)) for getting enrolled into IIT Madras - NTHU Taiwan Joint Doctoral Program and for working under the co-supervision of Prof. Jien-Wei Yeh (Director, High Entropy Materials Center & Distinguished Professor, Dept. of MSE, NTHU Taiwan).
  • Congratulations - Rahul John's (PhD Scholar) paper "Influence of mechanically activated annealing on phase evolution in A10.3CoCrFeNi high-entropy allow" got accepted in.
  • Congratulations to Prof. B.S. Murty for getting selected as director of Indian institute of Technology, Hyderabad.
  • Congratulations to Soumyaranjan Mishra (PhD Scholar) for getting selected for the Joint Doctoral program with Prof. Raju Ramanujan (NTU, Singapore).
  • Congratulations to K. Guruvidyarthi (PhD Alumni) for securing faculty position at NIT, Tadepalligudem
  • Congratulations to Dr. Mayur Vaidya (PhD Alumni) for securing faculty position at IIT Jammu.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Bharat Bhushan (PhD Alumni) for securing faculty position at Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh.
  • Congratulations to Anirudha Karati (PhD Scholar) and Tripta Parida (PhD Scholar) for winning the Best Poster Award in ISMANAM 2019
  • Congratulations – Anirudha Karati’s (PhD Scholar) paper “Simultaneous increase in thermopower and electrical conductivity through Ta-doping and nanostructuring in half-Heusler TiNiSn alloys” got accepted in Materialia (2019)
  • Congratulations - Bharat Bhushan’s (PhD Scholar) paper “Synthesis of hydrophobic Ni-VN alloy powder by ball milling” got accepted in Advanced Powder Technology (2019).
  • Congratulations – Ameey Anupam's (PhD Scholar) paper “First report on cold-sprayed AlCoCrFeNi high-entropy alloy and its isothermal oxidation" got accepted in Journal of Materials Research (2019).
  • Congratulations - Anirudha Karati's (PhD Scholar) paper “Ti2NiCoSnSb - a new half-Heusler type high-entropy alloy showing simultaneous increase in Seebeck coefficient and electrical conductivity for thermoelectric applications" got accepted in Scientific Reports (2019).
  • Congratulations - Mayur Vaidya’s (PhD Alumni) paper “Grain growth kinetics in CoCrFeNi and CoCrFeMnNi high entropy alloys processed by spark plasma sintering” got accepted in Journal of Alloys and Compounds (2019).
  • Congratulations - Mayur Vaidya’s (PhD Alumni) paper “Phase formation and thermal stability of CoCrFeNi and CoCrFeMnNi equiatomic high entropy alloys: 774 (2019) 856-864” currently features in the list of most downloaded articles of JALCOM.
  • Congratulations - Lavanya Raman's (PhD Scholar) paper “Phase evolution of refractory high-entropy alloy CrMoNbTiW during mechanical alloying and spark plasma sintering" got accepted in Journal of Materials Research (2019).
  • Congratulations - Ajeet Srivastav's (PhD Alumni) paper “Localized pore evolution assisted densification during spark plasma sintering of nanocrystalline W-5wt.%Mo alloy" got accepted in Scripta Materialia (2019).
  • Congratulations - Mayur Vaidya’s (PhD Alumni) paper “High entropy alloys by mechanical alloying: A review” got accepted in Journal of Materials Research (2019).
  • Congratulations to Prof B.S. Murty on being elected as a Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS).
  • Congratulations to Lava Kumar (Project staff) for securing admission in the University of British Columbia, Canada for PhD.

Welcome to Advanced Materials Research group of Prof. B.S. Murty at the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, IIT Madras. This site will give you an idea of our group and its activities.      

Our group is basically a physical metallurgy group, interested in structure property correlations in various advanced materials for structural and functional applications. The materials that we deal with are mostly nanocrystalline or amorphous (bulk metallic glasses) in nature. Among the nanocrystalline materials, the group’s interests are in developing high strength nanocomposites for both ambient and high temperature applications, nano coatings and functional nanocomposites for energy harvesting (piezoelectric), energy storage (magnetic), energy conversion (thermoelectric),sensor and actuator (magneto-electric) applications. In case of bulk metallic glasses our interest is mainly to predict best glass forming compositions through thermodynamic and topological modelling and their experimental validation. We also work on high strength Al alloys through grain refinement & modification and Al based in-situ composites for transport sector for energy conservation through light weighting.

Another very important area on which a large section of the group is focused is a new class of materials, namely, High entropy alloys. Here our interests range from predicting the phase formation through thermodynamic and kinetic modelling to synthesis of nano HEAs, refractory HEAs, HEA coatings. We are also interested in understanding the properties of HEAs such mechanical, thermal, diffusion, corrosion, oxidation, magnetic behaviour and phase transformations in these advanced materials.

Our group is specialised in non-equilibrium processing of materials through high energy ball milling (mechanical alloying) and rapid solidification processing. Most of the nanocrystalline materials developed in the group are consolidated through spark plasma sintering. We attempt to understand the materials through a number of advanced characterization tools such as transmission electron microscopy and atom probe tomography.

We hope you would enjoy your tour through our group’s activities. If you have any comments/queries, please feel free to contact Prof. Murty at bsm @ iith.ac.in / murty @ iitm.ac.in