The second GIAN course on "Contact Angles: Measurement, Interpretation and Modern Applications (course number: 161003B08)" is being offered by

Prof. Jaroslaw Drelich and Prof. Ravi Kumar N V between 29th January 2017 – 4th February 2017

The first GIAN course on "Sintering and Sintering-free Processing of Ceramics and Microstructural Development" is being offered by

Prof. Rajendra K Bordia and Prof. Ravi Kumar N V between 2nd Jan 2017 – 8th Jan 2017

Shakthi Priya

MTech project dissertation has been selected for the Bhagyalakshmi and Krishna Ayengar Award.


Awarded the Sudarshan Bhatt Memorial Prize (Institute Merit Prize) for topping his class (2015).

Dr Ravi Kumar was awarded the Institute Reasearch & Development Award (IRDA, 2015), under 40 category. The award carries a citation, plaque and a grant of Rs 20 lakhs.

Dr. Ravi Kumar has been invited to serve the international editorial board of the journal "Surface Innovations" for a period of 2 years (2015-2016). LINK

Dr. Ravi Kumar had an official visit to Europe from 28th May 2013 to 8th June 2013.

Invited talk on the 29th May 2013 in the Institut für Zoologie der Universität Bonn, Germany. For more details PDF

Teaching "Materials for Extreme Environments" for undergraduate materials science students during the International Teaching Week at Hof University of Applied Sciences, Hof, Germany on the 3rd and 4th June 2013. For more details LINK

Invited talk during the 2nd Serbian Ceramic Society Conference, Belgrade, Serbia on 6th June 2013. For more details PDF

Kousaalya Adhimoolam Baktavachalam of our group will join Clemson University, USA, as a researcher scholar in Spring 2014

Dr. Ravi Kumar has been nominated to the IITM Research Park Faculty Council representing the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, IIT Madras.

Maneesha A of our group joins IIM Bangalore.

Parthiban Ramasamy of our group joined IFW Dresden, Germany as a research scholar.

Soumya.S, doctoral research student of the group, received Institute Merit Prize for best academic performance in the Dept. of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, for the year 2013. She was awarded a silver medal and cash prize during the 55th Institute Day ceremony held on 17th of April, 2014.

Dr. Ravi Kumar visited the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany on the 15th and 16th May 2012 on an official visit (see images). Read the News paper (Die Rheinpfalz) article regarding the Jahresempfang organized by the President of the University at Villa Dennis.

Dr. Ravi Kumar has spent a period of one month from 2nd May 2012 - 3rd June 2012 as a visiting professor in Polytech Lille (University of Lille), France.

The International Workshop on Advanced Ceramics for the Future (ACF 2012) was held at IIT Madras on 16th and 17th January, 2012. Click here for more details.

The Indo-US S&T Forum (IUSSTF) has invited Dr. Ravi Kumar to participate in the 4th Indo-American Frontiers of Science (FOS) Symposium to be held at Irvine (California), the USA from 17 - 20 April 2011. The IUSSTF will cover the travel, boarding and accommodation expenses for attending the symposium at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center in Irvine, California from 17-20 April 2011. The invitation is intended to bring together outstanding scientists below the age of 45 from India and the US. The Indo-US S&T Forum is a bilateral body mandated to promote Indo-US cooperation in science and technology.