Prof. B.S. Murty

Prof. B. S. Murty

Dr. B. S. Murty is an Institute Professor and Girija & R. Muralidharan Chair Professor at the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, IIT Madras and is also currently the Head of the Department. He started his career in Metallurgical Engineering with a Diploma (1983) from Government Polytechnic, Vijayawada. He obtained his BE from VRCE, Nagpur (1986), ME (1988) and PhD (1992) from IISc, Bangalore. He has started his professional career as a faculty member at IIT Kharagpur and served there during 1992-2004. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada since 2011 and also an Associate faculty of School of Engineering, University of British Columbia, Canada. 

His fields of interest are nano materials and other advanced materials. He has authored about 350 journal publications. He has recently published two books, namely, “Text Book on Nanoscience and nanotechnology” and “High Entropy Alloys”. He has supervised 32 PhDs and 16 PhDs are ongoing. He has handled over 50 sponsored research projects and filed 16 patents.

He is a recipient of a number of awards including Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, Metallurgist of the Year Award, Young Metallurgist Award, GD Birla Gold Medal, MRSI Medal, INAE Young Engineer Award, INSA Young Scientist Award, Distinguished Alumnus Award of VNIT and Life time Achievement Award of IIT Madras. He is a Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering, Indian National Science Academy, Indian Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, Indian Institute of Metals, Asia Pacific Academy of Materials, ASM International and AP Academy of Sciences.

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  • Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award (2007)
  • Lifetime Achievement Research Award of IIT Madras (2016)
  • Fellow of Andhra Pradesh Academy of Sciences (2016)
  • Fellow of Asia Pacific Academy of Materials (2013)
  • Fellow of Indian National Science Academy (2013)
  • Fellow of ASM International (2010)
  • Fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences (2008)
  • Fellow of National Academy of Sciences (2008)
  • Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering (2007)
  • Fellow of Indian Institute of Metals (2015)
  • GD Birla Gold Medal of Indian Institute of Metals (2015)
  • ASM-IIM North America Lectureship Award (2014)
  • Prof. Rodriguez Memorial Lecture Award (2012)
  • Eminent Materials Engineer Award by Institute of Engineers (2011)
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, VNIT Nagpur (2010)
  • Platinum Jubilee Award of Indian Science Congress (2009)
  • Metallurgist of the Year Award by Ministry of Steel and Mines (2004)
  • Binani Gold Medal for the best paper published in Trans. Indian Inst. Metals (2004, 2013)
  • MRSI Gold Medal by Materials Research Society of India (2004)
  • Young Engineer Award by the Indian National Academy of Engineering (1997)
  • INSA Young Scientist Award by the Indian National Science Academy (1995)
  • Young Metallurgist Award by the Ministry of Steel and Mines, Govt. of India (1994)
  • ISCA Young Scientist Award by the Indian Science Congress Association (1992)
  • Career Award for Young Teachers by AICTE (1997-2000)
  • Professor A.A. Krishnan Gold Medal for Best Thesis in ME (1988)


  • Member, INAE Council (2016-2019)
  • Member, Sectional Committee (Mining, Metallurgical and Materials Eng.), INSA (2015-2018)
  • Member, Sectional Committee (Engineering Sciences), IAS (2016-2019)
  • Member, SERB Expert Committee for Young Scientists in Engineering Sciences (2015-2018)
  • Member, PAC on Materials, Mining and Minerals, DST, Government of India (2015-2018).
  • Adjunct Professor, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada (2011-2014, 2014-2017)
  • Member, Research Council, AMPRI, CSIR (2010-2013, 2013-2016)
  • Trustee, Swarna Jayanti Endowment Trust, IIM (since 2015)
  • Coordinator, Committee for AICTE-INAE Travel Grant Scheme for Eng. Students (since 2013)
  • Member, INAE Forum on Engineering Education (since 2015)
  • Member, AICTE-INAE Programmes Committee (since 2015)
  • Member, INAE Selection Committee for Young Engineers & Innovative Student Projects Award (since 2013)
  • Member, Publications Committee, INAE (since 2013)
  • PSG Distinguished Visiting Professor at PSG Institute of Advanced Studies (since 2012)
  • Editor, Int. Journal of Advances in Eng. Sciences and Applied Mathematics (since 2010)
  • Convener, Human Resource Development Centre, IIM Kalpakkam-Chennai (since 2008)
  • Member, International Advisory Committee, Rapidly Quenched Metals (since 2008)
  • Council Member, The Indian Institute of Metals (since 2006)
  • Convener, Publications Committee, IIM (since 2005)
  • Editor, Transaction of Indian Institute of Metals (since 2003)
  • Key Reader, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions (since 2001)
  • Head, Materials Panel, Naval Research Board (2008-2009, 2012-2016)
  • Member, Tech. Advisory Committee for ARCI Centre for Mater. Characterization (2013-2016)
  • Chairman, Swarna Jayanti Endowment Committee, IIM (2012-2015)
  • Member, Adjudication Committee of Shastri Foundation, Canada (2014, 2015)
  • Member, SSB Sectional Committee on Engineering Sciences (2014)
  • Member, Sectional Committee (Mining, Metallurgical and Materials Eng.), INAE (2009-2015)
  • Member, Research Council, IICT, CSIR (2010-2013)
  • Sectional President, Materials Science Section, Indian Science Congress (2012)
  • Member, Expert Committee for BOYSCAST programme of DST (2011)
  • Member, Expert Committee, National Board of Accreditation (2011)
  • Member, PAC on Materials, Mining and Minerals, DST, Government of India (2004-2011).
  • Member, Materials Panel, Naval Research Board (2005-2012)
  • Convener, Swarna Jayanti Endowment Committee, IIM (2007-2012)

Teaching Experience: 24 years of teaching experience in various UG and PG level courses.

For UG Program :

  1. Phase equilibria and phase transformations
  2. Materials characterization
  3. X-ray diffraction and Electron microscopy
  4. Physical Metallurgy
  5. Introduction to Aerospace Materials
  6. Physics of Metals
  7. Science and Engineering of Materials
  8. Solidification Processing
  9. Phase Transformations
  10. Introduction to materials engineering

For PG Program :

  1. Phase transformations
  2. Advanced thermodynamics
  3. Heat treatment technology
  4. X-ray diffraction and electron metallography
  5. Advanced materials and processes
  6. Topics in Nanomaterials
  7. Electron diffraction

Video Lectures :

  1. Advanced Metallurgical Thermodynamics. Click here for link.
  2. Advanced Materials and Processes. Click here for link
  3. Material Characterization


“Text book on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology” (2011), B.S. Murty, P. Shankar, Baldev Raj, B.B. Rath and J. Murday, Universities Press. (I978-3-642-28029-0)

“High Entropy Alloys” (2014), B.S. Murty, J.W. Yeh and S. Ranganathan, Elsevier (978-0-12-800251-3)

Books Chapters:

  1. B.S. Murty, “Nanocrystalline materials by mechanical alloying and rapid solidification processing”, Frontiers in the design of Materials, Universities Press, 2007, pp. 299-311.
  2. T. Venugopal and B.S. Murty, “Nanostructured materials by high energy ball milling”, Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Vol. 19 (2011) pp. 1-41.
  3. B.S. Murty, and S. Kumar “Aluminium based in-situ composites for automotive and other light-weight high strength applications”, Advances in Manufacturing Technology, Universities Press, pp. 348-359.



  • Life Member, Indian Institute of Metals
  • Life Member, Materials Research Society of India
  • Life Member, Indian Science Congress Association
  • Life Member, Magnetics Society of India
  • Life Member, Powder Metallurgy Association of India
  • Life Member, Electron Microscopy Society of India
  • Member, ASM International
  • Member, Materials Research Society
  • Member, Japan Institute of Metals