Professor Barada Kanta Mishra

Director, IIT Goa

Areas of Interest:

Minerals Engineering, Extractive Metallurgy, Particle/powder Processing, Industrial Waste Treatment, Discrete Element Method.


(1) Mineral and metal extraction and their value addition;
(2) Processing of ceramic as well as metallic powder;
(3) Industrial plant optimization, debottlenecking, and data reconciliation.

Consultancy Areas:

Minerals engineering-process optimization; Ceramic as well as metallic powder processing; Size-reduction and separation of particles .


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Major Professional Contributions:

Prof. B.K. Mishra has been credited to have introduced the discrete element method (DEM) to analyze mineral processing systems dealing with particles. He has made a significant contribution in modeling and simulation of mineral processing unit operations—particle size reduction (crushing and grinding), classification, mixing of solids, and fluidization. Prof. Mishra's scientific work on geo-polymerization led to commercial production of bricks from fly ash. .

Professional Experience:

Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Director, CSIR-Institute of Minerals & Materials Technology
Director, Indian Institute of Technology Goa.


Minerals; powder; particle; plant optimization; milling; classification.


Contact Information


Indian Institute of Technology Goa
Farmagudi, Ponda – 403401, Goa
Phone: 9437575157
off: 0832-2490896

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B.Sc. (Engg.) (Metallurgical Engg.), NIT Rourkela, India, 1981
M.S. (Metallurgical Engg.), Wayne State University Michigan, USA, 1986
Ph.D. (Metallurgical Engg.), University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA, 1991


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • National Mineral Award, (Ministry of Mines, Govt. of India), 2007
  • Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), 2009
  • IIME Mineral Beneficiation Award, 2007
  • VASVIK AWARD for Excellence in Industrial R&D, 2012
  • STAR Alumnus Award, NIT Rourkela, 2015

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated VIII: Mining Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2009

Year of Birth: 1959