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Our alumni bags IITM Distinguished Alumnus Award

Two of our department alumni, Prof. V. Gopalan (1989 BTech) and Dr. G. Madhusudan Reddy (PhD 1999) have been recognized by the Institute with the Distinguished Alumnus Award. Prof. Gopalan is currently at Penn State Univ. (https://www.matse.psu.edu/directory/venkatraman-gopalan) and Dr. Madhusudan Reddy has served as the Director of Defence Metallurgical Research Lab (DMRL). This is indeed a very happy and proud moment for all of us.
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IIT Madras develops 3D-Printed Face Implants for patients suffering from Black Fungus along with Zoriox Innovation Labs

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) researchers have developed 3D-printed face implants for patients suffering from Black Fungus, which has been reported in COVID-19 patients as well as those with uncontrolled diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other medical conditions. Around 50 implants have already been done on patients from economically-weaker sections. The Institute has partnered with ZorioX Innovation labs, a start-up founded by Dental Surgeons in Chennai, to implement this initiative, which is based metal 3D Printing or additive manufacturing. The outbreak of black fungus disease, also known as ‘Mucormycosis’, has been a cause of great concern in India. One of the most devastating effects of this disease is the loss of facial features, which can have a profound impact on the patient’s mental and emotional well-being. Therefore, the reconstruction of faces lost due to black fungus is the need of the hour. Reports suggest that about 60,000 mucormycosis cases have been registered in India post-COVID. The fungus responsible for mucormycosis can invade the tissues of the face, causing necrosis and disfigurement. In severe cases, patients may lose their nose, eyes, or even their entire face. Furthermore, the loss of vital organs can affect a patient's ability to breathe, eat, and communicate, making it difficult to perform everyday activities. Reconstructive surgery is a viable solution for patients who have lost their facial features due to black fungus disease. These procedures involve the reconstruction of the nose, eyes, and other facial structures using a variety of techniques, such as skin grafts, tissue expansion, and microvascular surgery. These procedures can help restore the patient's appearance and function, allowing them to lead a more normal life. However, patient-specific implants and the procedures are expensive, rendering them inaccessible for people from weaker sections. Please see more details here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WroHvRLQm3A  See More
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Our alumnus won ACM Gordon Bell Prize for the year 2023

One of our DD alumni, Vishal Subramanian (MM14B048, currently doing PhD at U.Mich Ann Arbor) is part of the team that won the ACM Gordon Bell Prize for the year 2023. It is the first time an Indian team from IISc is also part of it. It is a matter of pride for our department that our alumnus, a metallurgist, has learnt GPU computing and has gone deeper into scientific computing to win such prestigious prize at the global level.  See More
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PhD students create custom 3D printed Diwali greetings card on glass stack

Aarju Mathew Koshy and Neha Sharma, PhD students of Prof Parasuraman Swaminathan from the Electronic Materials and Thin Films Group, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, IIT Madras, have developed a custom 3D printed Diwali greetings card on a glass stack. The card features LEDs embedded inside the glass stack, connected by a new patented ink that provides transparent interconnections and allows controlling the resistance to avoid the use of resistors. The printed circuit is laminated using polyvinyl butyral (PVB), which protects it from environmental degradation. The greeting message is written using a fabric paint tailored to be of printable viscosity in desired colours. The card is a novel demonstration of the potential of 3D printing technology for creating functional and aesthetic electronic devices.  See More
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Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Welcomes Four Esteemed Professors

In an exciting development for the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, four professors have been recruited to strengthen the department's expertise and enhance its research capabilities. With their impressive backgrounds and extensive knowledge in various subfields of materials engineering, these professors are set to make significant contributions to academia and industry.
1. Dr Rohit Batra is an expert in combining computational and data-driven methods to design new materials. He has expertise in first-principles electronic structure methods, molecular dynamics simulations, and many machine learning (ML) based techniques, particularly geared towards the general chemical and materials science field.
2. Dr Bhuvanesh Srinivasan specialises in energy harvesting, offering a unique perspective to the department's research endeavours. He specialises in thermoelectric materials and devices for energy harvesting applications
3. Dr E Hemaprabha focuses on synthesising, developing, and fabricating functional nanomaterials and devices. She has expertise in utilising electron microscopy tools to understand the atomic to microlevel functionalities and phase transformations in electronic materials. She also has experience preparing alloys through various metallurgical routes such as arc melting, flame melting, and ball milling.
4. Dr Surendra B. Anantharaman joins our department with a wealth of research experience in the field of strong light-matter interactions, light-emitting devices, energy harvesting systems, and spin/charge injection in perovskite optoelectronic devices.
The recruitment of these four esteemed professors signifies the department's commitment to fostering cutting-edge research and innovation in metallurgical and materials engineering. Their diverse backgrounds and expertise in key areas of the field will undoubtedly enrich the educational experience of students and contribute to groundbreaking discoveries in materials science. The department eagerly anticipates the impact that these professors will have on shaping the future of metallurgical and materials engineering.
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Distinguished Alumnus Award for the year 2022

Ms Shuba Kumar (1994/BTech/MT), Managing Director, Natesan Synchronous Pvt. Ltd. INDIA, has been awarded Distinguished Alumnus Award for the year 2022. She holds an MBA from Stanford and MS from MIT, and she graduated in metallurgy with a BTech degree from IITM. She has been recognized in the "50 women achievers in STEM in India". Many congratulations to her.  See More
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Institute Research Award 2021-2022.

Lalith Kumar Bhaskar won the Institute Research Award 2021-2022 for his exceptional research.
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Congratulations to Prof. Kamaraj on becoming Chair Professor

Many congratulations Prof. Kamaraj for becoming "EGR Chair professor". Wishing you more success in all your endeavours!
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National Metallurgist Award

Congratulations, Prof. B S Murty, on being selected for the "National Metallurgist Award" by the ministry of steel, Govt of India for 2021.
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Mid-Career Level Institute Research and Development Award (IRDA)

The Director, on the recommendation of the IRDA Committee has selected Prof. Srinivasa Rao Bakshi for the Mid-Career Level Institute Research and Development Award (IRDA) for the year 2021-22.   See More
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Indo-German Science and Technology Center (IGSTC) Industrial Fellowship 2022

Swathi E has been selected for Indo-German Science and Technology Center (IGSTC) INDUSTRIAL FELLOWSHIP 2022. She is the only candidate selected for the fellowship from IIT Madras. Swathi worked with Dr Sreeram Kalpathy and has submitted her doctoral thesis. She can now pursue this fellowship independently with her German host organization, Fraunhofer Institute, for applied polymer research IAP.  See More