The Department offers both full time and part-time PhD programs and students are admitted twice a year. Students with Masters or Bachelors degree in relevant disciplines with either CSIR/UGC/GATE qualifications can apply. Core research areas in the department include:
Structure-property correlation in advanced materials, Metal matrix composites, 3D printing, nano-scale friction and wear, Auxetic materials, Materials characterization using advanced microscopy, phase transformations, tools, functionally graded materials, nanomaterials.
Synthesis of polymers, structure-property correlation in polymers, Rheology and processing of polymers, polymer matrix composites, tribology and mechanical behaviour of polymers, membranes for various applications, antifouing and antibiofouling materials.
High Temperature Materials
Advanced ceramics, high entropy alloys, materials for extreme environments, thermal barrier coatings, Alloy processing and properties, refractory metals and compounds.
Computational Materials Science
First principles Density Functional Theory (DFT) based material design, Micromagnetic simulations.
Semiconductor nanostructures and device applications, Magnetic nanowires and magnetic tunnel junctions for spintronic device applications; Organic electronics.