Prof. B. S. Murty
Prof. B.S. Murty is an Institute Professor and Girija & R. Muralidharan Chair Professor at the department of metallurgical and materials engineering, IIT Madras, India. He obtained his PhD (1992) from IISc, Bangalore. After serving at IIT Kharagpur for 12 years, he has been a professor at IIT Madras since 2004. He is also currently an adjunct professor at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada since 2011 and also an associate faculty of School of Engineering, University of British Columbia, Canada since 2016.
His fields of interests are high entropy alloys, nanocrystalline materials and nanocomposites, bulk metallic glasses, grain refinement and modification of Al alloys, Al based composites, in-situ composites, non-equilibrium processing, particulate technologies, thermodynamics and kinetics of phase transformations, transmission electron microscopy, atom probe tomography. He has authored above 375 journal publications. He has published 3 books, namely, Text Book on Nanoscience and nanotechnology, High Entropy Alloys and High-energy Ball Milled Nanocrystalline Aluminium Alloys. He has supervised 36 PhDs and 15 PhDs are ongoing. He has completed over 50 sponsored research projects and currently handing 10 projects and filed 18 patents. His main research contributions are:
- He has pioneered the field of non-equilibrium processing of materials by mechanical alloying. He has not only developed advanced materials using this route, but also has made key contributions to the development of theoretical frame work in this field.
- He has developed a wide variety of nano materials with exceptional structural and functional properties and demonstrated their technological viability.
- He has made significant contributions to the field of bulk metallic glasses including developing thermodynamic models for predicting glass forming ability.
- His group is the first in India to successfully develop a technology for the production grain refiners for Aluminium and demonstrate their superiority over the imported ones.
- He has also pioneered the field of high entropy alloys, which are exciting new class of materials with immense application potential.
- Under his leadership a National Facility for Atom Probe Tomography has been set up at IIT Madras with a remotely operable Local Electrode Atom Probe (LEAP) that can characterize materials in 3D at the atomic scale.
He is a recipient of a number of awards including Honorary Doctorate from Deakin University, Australia (2017), Life time Achievement Award of IIT Madras (2016), GD Birla Gold Medal (2015), Eminent Materials Engineer Award (2011), Distinguished Alumnus Award of VNIT (2010), Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award (2007), Metallurgist of the Year Award (2004), MRSI Medal (2004), INAE Young Engineer Award (1997), INSA Young Scientist Award (1995), Young Metallurgist Award (1994) and ISCA Young Scientists Award (1992).
He is a Fellow of Andhra Pradesh Academy of Sciences (2016), Indian Institute of Metals (2015), Asia Pacific Academy of Materials (2013), Indian National Science Academy (2013), ASM International (2010), Indian Academy of Sciences (2008), National Academy of Sciences (2008) and Indian National Academy of Engineering (2007).