The Department had its inception in 1954. Over the years, the Department has developed excellent expertise in the areas of Extractive and Physical Metallurgy, Manufacturing Processes, Mechanical Behaviour of Materials, Nano-Science and Technology, Modelling and Simulation, Surface Engineering, Powder Metallurgy and Environmental Degradation of Materials. The Department takes pride for its wide spectrum of state of the art laboratories both for teaching and research purposes. Keeping its tradition for producing world class metallurgists, the Department has actively diversified to advanced materials for addressing today?s technological challenges in renewable energy and healthcare. The Department has provided the required manpower for sustainable growth in India?s backbone of steel industry and continues to do so even today with the establishment of ?Steel Technology Center? at IIT Kharagpur. The Department aims to establish itself as a global leader in frontier areas of Metallurgical & Materials research and education so that it can effectively cater to the growing needs of industry, academia and research institutions of India. The Department has been publishing, on an average, more than 90 papers per year in peer-reviewed journal over the last 5 years. Similarly, a large number of sponsored and consultancy projects are undertaken per year. Excellence in teaching and research is the key element of this vision and the Department has set clear-cut objectives and strategies to realise this vision.
Since its inception in 1954, our Department is catering to the needs of the nation, especially in the area of human resource development and state of the art research. The Department has been renamed as Department of Metallurgical & Materials engineering from Department of Metallurgical Engineering in 1994, to mark the progress of the Department in the area of exotic materials beyond conventional metals. We are proud that our Department is among the very few Institutes of excellence in India that stills embraces the classical metallurgy like iron and steel research along with advanced materials, which is the need of the nation today. Along with excellence in teaching our faculty members are addressing new important real-world challenges through introducing safer lithium-ion batteries, improved biomaterials and composites. Our faculty members are among the most cited in the world and are nationally and internationally recognized for excellence. Finally, I would like to thank all the sponsors of our research projects and activities in our Department that allows our program to thrive.?
Dr. Shrikumar banerjee (B.Tech, Met.Engg, 1967, BOG IIT-KGP) being awarded
Dr. Samir Venkatpati Kamat (B.Tech, Met.Engg, 1985) has been appointed as Director DMRL
Prof. P.K. Sen is selected as the Chairman, Technical Committee of Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power, Govt. of India.
Prof. S.K. Roy, Department of MME, IIT Kharagpur, has been conferred the Honorary Membership from Indian Institute of Metals.
Shri Arijit Mitra, Dual Degree student from the Dept. of MME IIT Kharagpur has won IIM VIDYA BHARATHI PRIZE.
Mr. Kunwar Akash Singh, b.Tech student, IIT Kharagpur won IIM VIDYA BHARATHI PRIZE
Prof. Rahul Mitra, department of metallurgical and material engineering, Indian Institute of Technology kharagpur won the NMD Award in Metal Science category.
Consultancy projects/fund (lakhs) in the last five years: 43/290
Spsonored projects/fund (lakhs) in the last five year: 78/5940
Prof. Gour Gopal Roy has been selected for prestogeous "Metallurgist of The Year" award by Ministry of Steel. The award in recognition of his significant contribution in the area of iron ore and coal fine processing using rotary furnace.
Prof. Jyotsna Dutta Majumdar - Metallurgist of the Year
Sundar Pichai (B.Tech, Met.Engg, 1993) as CEO of Google