Professor B. S. Murty

Professor, IIT Madras

Areas of Interest:

Nanocrystalline metals, alloys, ceramics and nanocomposites, bulk metallic glasses, nanocrystallization of bulk metallic glasses, nano high entropy alloys, quasicrystalline alloys, grain refinement and modification of Al alloys, Al based composites, in-situ composites, non-equilibrium processing, particulate technologies, thermodynamics and kinetics of phase transformations, transmission electron microscopy, atom probe tomography..


Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Consultancy Areas:

Nanocrystalline materials, Coatings, composites, grain refinement, particulate technologies, microstructure property correlations, electron microscopy..


Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies)

Major Professional Contributions:

Prof. B.S. Murty has pioneered the field of non-equilibrium processing by high energy ball milling since 1988 in India. He has not only developed advanced materials using this route, but also has made key contributions to the development of theoretical frame work in this field. He has developed a wide variety of nano materials with exceptional structural and functional properties and demonstrated their technological viability. Prof. Murty's group is the first in India to successfully develop a technology for the production Al-Ti-B master alloys (for the grain refinement of Aluminium) and Al-TiB2 and Al-TiC in-situ composites with very good mechanical properties..

Professional Experience:

  • Girija & R. Muralidharan Institute Chair, IIT Madras - Since April 1, 2016
  • Head, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, IIT Madras - since September 7, 2015
  • Professor, IIT Madras - since May 11, 2004
  • Associate Faculty, University of British Columbia, Canada - since April 2016
  • Faculty member (Visiting Lecturer to Professor), IIT Kharagpur - 1992-2004.


Metallurgy, Nano materials, particulate technologies, microscopy, composites..


Contact Information


Professor and Head
Dept. of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Professor-in-Charge, MHRD Centre on Nanotechnology
Girija & R. Muralidharan Institute Chair
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
Chennai 600 036, India
Phone: +91-44-22574751, 22574754; Fax: +91-44-22574752

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  • BE - VRCE Nagpur, 1986
  • ME - IISc Bangalore, 1988
  • PhD - IISc Bangalore, 1992


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award (2007)
  • Fellow of INAE, INSA, IAS, NASc, APAM, ASM, APAS
  • GD Birla Gold Medal (2015)
  • Metallurgist of the Year Award (2004)
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award of VNIT (2010)
  • Eminent Materials Engineer Award, Institute of Engineers (2011)

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated VIII: Mining Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2007

Year of Birth: 1964