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.