Prof. B. S. Murty
Dr. B. S. Murty is an Institute Professor and Girija & R. Muralidharan Institute Chair Professor at the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, IIT Madras, India and is also currently the Head of the Department. He started his career in Metallurgical Engineering with a Diploma (1983) from Government Polytechnic, Vijayawada, India. He obtained his BE (1986) from VRCE, Nagpur, ME (1988) and PhD (1992) from IISc, Bangalore, India. He has started his professional career as a faculty member at IIT Kharagpur and served there during 1992-2004. He has been serving IIT Madras as a Professor 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 interest 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 about 370 journal publications. He has recently published three books, namely, “Text Book on Nanoscience and nanotechnology”, “High Entropy Alloys” and “High-energy Ball Milled Nanocrystalline Aluminium Alloys”. He has 25 years of teaching experience and has contributed two courses for National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL).
He has supervised 35 PhDs and 15 PhDs are ongoing. He has completed over 50 sponsored research projects and currently handling 7 projects and filed 16 patents. He has large number of collaborations with various researchers both within and outsideIndia. Under his leadership a National Facility on Atomic level characterization of materials has been set up at IIT Madras with a remotely operable Local Electrode Atom Probe (LEAP), the first of its kind in the world.
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). His 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), Indian National Academy of Engineering (2007).