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Recent Achievements/Publications:

  • Congratulations to Prof B.S. Murty for getting selected for the "JC Bose National Fellowship".
  • Congratulations to D. Vivek for securing admission in Max Planck Institute for Iron Research, Düsseldorf, Germany for PhD under Dr Christian Liebscher.
  • Congratulations to Sushanth Kombattula for securing admission in Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden for MS.
  • Congratulations to P. Lalit Naidu for getting selected in BARC under OCES scheme.
  • Congratulations to Satish Idury for securing faculty position in Dayananda Sagar University, Bangalore.
  • Congratulations to Ajeet Srivastav's (PhD Alumni) paper "Localized pore evolution assisted densification during spark plasma sintering of nanocrystalline W-5wt.%Mo alloy" got accepted in Scripta Materialia (2018).
  • Congratulations to Anirudha's (PhD Scholar) paper “Attempts to synthesize bulk and nanocrystalline AlSb by vacuum arc melting and mechanical alloying” got accepted in Journal of Materials Engg. and Performance (2018).
  • Congratulations to Adil Shaik's (MS Scholar) paper "Mechanochemical synthesis of nanocrystalline aluminium boride (AlB12)" got accepted in Ceramic International. (2018).
  • Congratulations to Mayur Vaidya's (PhD Alumni) paper “Phase evolution and stability of nanocrystalline CoCrFeNi and CoCrFeMnNi high entropy alloys” got published in JALCOM (2018).
  • Congratulations to Mayur Vaidya's (PhD Alumni) paper “Experimental assessment of the thermodynamic factor for diffusion in CoCrFeNi and CoCrFeMnNi high entropy alloys” got published in Scripta Materialia (2018).
  • Congratulations to K.Guruvidyathri's (PhD Scholar) paper “Gibbs energy-composition plots as a tool for high-entropy alloy design” got published in JALCOM (2018).

Welcome to Advanced Materials Research group of Prof. B.S. Murty at the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, IIT Madras. This site will give you an idea of our group and its activities.      

Our group is basically a physical metallurgy group, interested in structure property correlations in various advanced materials for structural and functional applications. The materials that we deal with are mostlynanocrystalline or amorphous (bulk metallic glasses) in nature. Among the nanocrystalline materials, the group’s interests are in developing high strength nanocomposites for both ambient and high temperature applications, nano coatings and functional nanocomposites for energy harvesting (piezoelectric), energy storage (magnetic), energy conversion (thermoelectric), sensor and actuator (magneto-electric) applications. In case of bulk metallic glasses our interest is mainly to predict best glass forming compositions through thermodynamic and topological modelling and their experimental validation. We also work on high strength Al alloys through grain refinement & modification and Al based in-situ composites for transport sector for energy conservation through light weighting. 

Another very important area on which a large section of the group is focused is a new class of materials, namely, High entropy alloys. Here our interests range from predicting the phase formation through thermodynamic and kinetic modelling to synthesis of nano HEAs, refractory HEAs, HEA coatings. We are also interested in understanding the properties of HEAs such mechanical, thermal, diffusion, corrosion, oxidation, magnetic behaviour and phase transformations in these advanced materials.

Our group is specialised in non-equilibrium processing of materials through high energy ball milling (mechanical alloying) and rapid solidification processing. Most of the nanocrystalline materials developed in the group are consolidated through spark plasma sintering. We attempt to understand the materials through a number of advanced characterization tools such as transmission electron microscopy and atom probe tomography.

We hope you would enjoy your tour through our group’s activities. If you have any comments/queries please feel free to contact Prof. Murty at murty @ iitm.ac.in