Prof. B.S. Murty

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. His academic journey started with a Diploma in Metallurgy in 1983 followed by BE from VRCE Nagpur in 1986 and ME from IISc Bangalore in 1988. He obtained his PhD (1992) also 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 400 journal publications and 4 books. He has supervised 39 PhDs and 20 PhDs are ongoing. He has completed over 55 sponsored research projects and currently handling 13 projects and filed 20 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.
  • He has also pioneered the field of high entropy alloys from India, which are exciting new class of materials with immense application potential.
  • 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.
  • 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) (first such facility
    globally) that can characterize materials in 3D at the atomic scale.
  • He has also set up Deakin-IITM Centre of Excellence on Advanced Materials and Manufacturing at IIT Madras jointly with Deakin University, Australia.

He is a recipient of a number of awards including Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award (2007), JC Bose Fellowship award (2018-2023), INAE Outstanding Teacher award (2019), 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), 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 The World Academy of Sciences (FTWAS, 2018), Andhra Pradesh Academy of Sciences (FAPAS, 2016), Indian Institute of Metals (FIIM, 2015), Asia Pacific Academy of Materials
(FAPAM, 2013), Indian National Science Academy (FNA, 2013), ASM International (FASM, 2010), Indian Academy of Sciences (FASc, 2008), National Academy of Sciences (FNASc, 2008), Indian
National Academy of Engineering (FNAE, 2007).

 

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International Awards/Honors:

  • Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences-FTWAS (2018)
  • Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences-FTWAS (2018)
  • Fellow of Asia Pacific Academy of Materials (2013)
  • Fellow of ASM International (2010)
  • Honorary Doctorate of Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia (2017)
  • Associate Faculty, Univ. of British Columbia, Canada (2016-2022)
  • Adjunct Professor, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada (2011-2020)
  • Member, Nominating Committee, ASM International (2017)
  • ASM-IIM North America Lectureship Award (2014)
  • Member, International Advisory Committee, Rapidly Quenched Metals (2008-2017, 2017-2026)
  • Member, Adjudication Committee of Shastri Foundation, Canada (2014, 2015, 2017)
  • Key Reader, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions (since 2001)

National Awards:

  • INAE Outstanding Teacher Award (2019)
  • JC Bose Fellowship Award (2018-2023)
  • Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award (2007)
  • Lifetime Achievement Research Award of IIT Madras (2016)
  • Roddam Narasimha Distinguished Lecture Award, IITGN (2018)
  • AK Seal Memorial Lecture Award (2017)
  • GD Birla Gold Medal of Indian Institute of Metals (2015)
  • 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 (INAE) (1997)
  • Young Scientist Award by the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) (1995)
  • Young Metallurgist Award by the Ministry of Steel and Mines, Govt. of India (1994)
  • Young Scientist Award by the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) (1992)
  • Career Award for Young Teachers by AICTE (1997-2000)
  • Professor A.A. Krishnan Gold Medal for Best Thesis in ME (1988)

Honours

  • Fellow of Andhra Pradesh Academy of Sciences (2016), Indian Institute of Metals (2015), Indian National Science Academy (2013), Indian Academy of Sciences (2008), National Academy of Sciences (2008), Indian National Academy of Engineering (2007)
  • Fellow of Andhra Pradesh Academy of Sciences (2016), Indian Institute of Metals (2015), Indian
  • National Science Academy (2013), Indian Academy of Sciences (2008), National Academy of Sciences (2008), Indian National Academy of Engineering (2007)
  • Co-Chairman, DRDO Recruitment & Assessment Board (since 2019)
  • Member, Board of Governors, NIFFT Ranchi (2019-2013)
  • Visitor’s nominee to NITs.
  • Visitor’s nominee to IIT Kharagpur, IIT Jodhpur.
  • Member, National Advisory Committee of ARCI’s Technical Research Centre (since 2019)
  • Chief Editor, Transaction of Indian Institute of Metals (since 2017)
  • Member, PAC on Materials, Mining and Minerals, DST-SERB, Government of India (2004-2011, 2015-2018, 2018-2021).
  • Member, Mater. and Eng. PAC of International Bilateral Cooperation Division, DST (2018-2021)
  • Member, SERB Distinguished Investigator Award (DIA) committee (2019-2022)
  • Coordinator, Committee for AICTE-INAE Travel Grant Scheme for Eng. Students (since 2013)
  • Head, Materials Panel, Naval Research Board (2008-2009, 2012-2016)
  • Sectional President, Materials Science Section, Indian Science Congress (2012)
  • Member, INAE Governing Council (2016-2019)
  • Council Member, The Indian Institute of Metals (since 2006)
  • Member, SJF Award Committee for Engineering Sciences of DST (2017,2018)
  • 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, Research Council, DMRL, Hyderabad (2017-2020)
  • Member, UGC Review Committee of IISc (2017)
  • Member, Research Council, AMPRI, CSIR (2010-2013, 2013-2016)
  • Trustee, Swarna Jayanti Endowment Trust, IIM (since 2015)
  • 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 (since 2013)
  • PSG Distinguished Visiting Professor at PSG Institute of Advanced Studies (since 2012)
  • Chairman, Publications Committee, Indian Institute of Metals (since 2017)
  • Convener, Publications Committee, IIM (since 2005)
  • Editor, Transaction of Indian Institute of Metals (since 2003)
  • Chairman, Swarna Jayanti Endowment Committee, IIM (2012-2015)
  • Member, Sectional Committee (Mining, Metallurgical and Materials Eng.), INAE (2009-2015)
  • Member, SSB Sectional Committee on Engineering Sciences (2014)
  • Member, Research Council, IICT, CSIR (2010-2013)
  • 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. Advanced 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
  8. Materials selection and design
  9. Thermodynamics and kinetics
  10. Role of Microstructure in Materials Selection and Design

Video Lectures :

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

Books:

“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)

“High Entropy Alloys” (2nd Edition(2019), B.S. Murty, Jien-Wei Yeh, S. Ranganathan, P. P. Bhattacharjee, Elsevier

(978-0-12-816067-1)

 

“An Overview of High-energy Ball Milled Nanocrystalline Aluminium Alloys” (2017), R.K. Gupta, B.S. Murty and N. Birbilis, Springer

(978-3-319-57029-7)

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.

 

Membership

  • 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