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The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India



Established in 1959, The Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, is one of the oldest departments in Indian Institute of Technology Madras. The department has about 30 faculty members, with their teaching and research activities spanning from conventional metallurgy to frontiers of materials science. The department offers Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral programs. The department continues to strive for excellence to realise its vision of becoming a leading centre in the country for teaching and research in the emerging areas of materials science and engineering while consolidating its strength in the traditional areas of metallurgical engineering.

The department has some of the best characterisation facilities and computational infrastructure in the country. The department boasts in establishing an aberration-corrected transmission electron microscope (Titan) as a central facility of the institute, which can offer 0.1 nm image resolution. The department also has the state of the art thermal-mechanical simulator (Gleeble), a unique facility catering to the needs of metals research. The Calphad Lab is one of the best in the country housing many well-known computational software (Thermo-Calc, DICTRA, TC-Prisma, Pandat, FactSage, JmatPro, VASP, Wien2K, Quantum ATK) and databases with access to several workstations and high-performance computing.  

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