Department of Material Science and Engineering

Faculty (Prof.) Research/Area
Prof. Shib Shankar BanerjeeFunctional and Smart Elastomeric Materials with Tailored Properties and Applications, Sustainable Elastomeric Material, Compounding and Processing of Polymers (Conventional and Reactive), Viscoelastic Properties, Thermoplastic Elastomers and Polymer Blends, Mechano-Adaptive Composite Materials, Advanced Manufacturing of Polymers, 3D Printing of Functional Elastomeric/Polymeric Materials, Radiation Processing of Polymers, Soft Materials.
Prof. Ankur GoswamiFabrication of MEMS device for Detection, Sensing and Energy Harvesting Application. Structure Property Correlation in Oxide, 2D semiconductors. Understanding Electronic, Magnetic and Piezo Properties of Materials Using Various Scanning Probe Technique.
Prof. Anup K. GhoshRheology and Processing of Polymers, Reactive Processing, Polymer Blends and Alloys, Mixing and Compounding, Polymeric Nanocomposites, Modeling and Simulation.
Prof. Bhabani K. SatapathyPhase Behaviour, Tribology and Fracture Mechanics of Polymer Based Blends, Composites, Block Copolymers and Allied Materials.
Prof. Bijay P. TripathiPolymer Electrolyte Membranes, Functional Nanoporous Materials and Membranes, Water Filtration, Fouling, Biofouling, Catalysis and Biocatalysis.
Prof. Divya NayarIntersection of computational biophysical chemistry and materials chemistry. Research areas include examining polymer solvation thermodynamics, self-assembly in bio-functionalized nanomaterials, biomolecular solvation, hydration and anomalies of water by making use of molecular simulations.
Prof. Jayant JainMaterials Characterization, Microstructure-Property Correlation, Alloy Design and Control of Microstructure and Texture Through Processing, Nanoscale Deformation, Wear, Creep and Fatigue in Novel Materials.
Prof. Josemon JacobPolymer Synthesis in the Areas of Semiconducting Polymers, Biodegradable Polymers and Catalysis/Metallopolymers.
Prof. Lakshmi Narayan RamasubramanianStructure Property correlations at various length scales in amorphous materials, Additive manufactured materials, Multilayers, Nano indentation, Fatigue and Fracture.
Prof. Leena NebhaniEstablishing Range of Highly Innovative Protocols For- Macromolecular Surface Engineering and Functionalization of Surfaces Via Combination of Orthogonal and Controlled Free Radical Polymerization Techniques, Synthetic 'Grafting-To' and 'Grafting-From' Routes for Conjugating Macromolecules/Elastomers to a Variety of Surfaces, Synthesis of Organically Modified Mesoporous and Non-Porous Silica Nanoparticles, Synthesis of Functionalized Filler and Elastomer, Synthesis of Antimicrobial Hydrogels and Cryogels, Synthesis of Anti-Fouling and Biocompatible Surfaces.
Prof. N M Anoop KrishnanMolecular Modeling and Simulation, Multiscale Simulations, Design of Novel Silicate Glasses Including Bioactive and Nuclear Waste Glasses, Radiation Damage in Materials, Atomistic Modeling of Mechanics of Metals and Polymers, Peridynamics Based Modeling of Fracture and Impact.
Prof. Nirat RayExperimental and First-Principles Design of Novel Artificial Solids made from Nanoscale Building Blocks, Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Properties of Nanostructures, Low Temperature Transport Studies in Low Dimensional Materials.
Prof. Nitya Nand GosvamiUnderstanding Nanoscale Mechanical and Tribological Behavior of Engineering Materials.
Prof. Rajesh PrasadPhase Transformations in Metallic Systems, Metal Foams, Equal Channel Angular Processing, Nanocomposites, Friction Stir Welding.
Prof. Sampa SahaBiodegradable Polymeric Particles (Multi-Layered and Multi-Compartmental) to Polymer Brushes.
Prof. Sangeeta SantraSolid-state diffusion as a tool to understand the microstructure and kinetics of diverse synergic phenomena underlying the phase evolution in the multi-component systems, and correlates with the functional response of the materials for aerospace and superconducting magnet applications. Her research interests focus on the areas of thermo-kinetics, phase transformation and microstructure-property correlation in the multi-material systems.
Prof. Suresh NeelakantanMechanical Behaviour of Advanced Materials in Bulk and Porous Forms.