Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE) has been established on 1st January 2018 for developing and undertaking research on materials for specific end uses.

It holds the privilege of being the only materials research and engineering department in Delhi-NCR region. Traditionally, MSE programs involve two major classifications – a) functional, and b) structural materials. While these classifications are self-explanatory in nature and carry the weight of historical precedent, with the rise of smart materials, novel fabrication methods, and advances in biomaterials and pharmaceuticals, it has become increasingly common to cross such divisions both inside MSE, but also in interaction with external disciplines. The new Materials Science and Engineering department is inherently an interdisciplinary Department that draws from practitioners in all application areas, as well as study of fundamentals of materials science. The focus of research and development activities of the Department is towards the rational design of materials and processes, engineering of desired material structure and properties, fabrication and synthetic process development, integration of materials in devices, characterization of materials and devices, and development of prototypes. The department is further aiming for emphasis on areas such as design and modelling of materials and processes which is also classified as Integrated Computational Materials Engineering, development of novel materials manufacturing methods and process development such as additive manufacturing, which are next generation processing methodologies designed to reduce the waste generation, and for efficiency improvement. The Department of Materials Science Engineering (DMSE), named in keeping with worldwide and nationwide practice, contains a Center for Excellence in Polymer Science Engineering (CoE-PSE) in due recognition of the historical brand strength of the polymers program at IIT Delhi.

Prof. Rajesh Prasad

Greetings and a warm welcome to the Department of Materials Science & Engineering (DMSE) at IIT Delhi. We are a group of materials scientists and engineers working towards meeting the growing demands for materials experts for high-tech industries and solving the potential problems by undertaking cutting-edge fundamental and applied research that is directly linked to industry. Ongoing research activities in the department are highly interdisciplinary with an increasingly young, vibrant, and enthusiastic faculty setting the tone for future growth of the department. Our core faculties are focussing on areas related to polymer, metal, functional, and computational materials, where we aspire to combine principles of engineering and basic sciences in research to address challenging problems in material science that are relevant to society.

The department runs both graduate and undergraduate programs to aspiring students. At the graduate level, we offer MTech in Polymer Technology & Materials Engineering, MS(R), and Ph.D. programs. Our first undergraduate (BTech) batch in Materials Engineering is starting this year. Our teaching programs are designed by combining rigorous course work with extensive laboratory components and dedicated project work to prepare our graduates for future academic and industrial careers. Our graduates are highly sought after and hold prominent positions in academia and industry.

If you are a motivated and ambitious student or a faculty candidate looking to establish an independent, globally competitive research program and would like to be part of our journey, I encourage you to further explore our department. If you have any questions or want to schedule a visit, please do not hesitate to contact me.

B.Tech program in Materials Engineering 


Chronological Structure

Centre for Materials Science and Technology (CMST) established in IIT Delhi
Centre for Polymer Science and Engineering (CPSE), emerges as an independent entity and continues as a leading centre in the country for teaching and research in new frontiers in polymer science and technology.
In an effort to boost the study of materials and promote multidisciplinary research, IIT Delhi starts a new department of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE). CPSE merges with DMSE to maintain the ongoing research in the area of polymers.
IIT Campus, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, Delhi 110016 Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016