Dr Debashish Bhattacharjee

Vice President, Technology & New Materials Business, Tata Steel

Areas of Interest:

Iron and Steel metallurgy, physical metallurgy, fracture and fatigue,innovation and technology management.


Physical and mechanical metallurgy of iron and steel

Consultancy Areas:

Innovation and technology management.


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:

Development of advanced and ultra high steel products for the automotive sector, development of new generation of coatings on steel, More than 20 Patents and more than 50 peer reviewed publications..

Professional Experience:

    • Group Director R&D, Tata Steel, Netherlands, 2009 till now.
    • Chief R&D and Scientific Services, Tata Steel, Jamshedpur, 2002-2009.
    • Chief R&D, Tata Steel, Jamshedpur, 2000-2002.
    • Asst Divisional Manager, Flat Products Tech Group, Tata Steel, 1997-2000.
    • Also:

  • Vice President, Centre for Research in Metals (CRM), Belgium, 2010 - till now.


Iron, steel, metallurgy, fracture, innovation, technology, management.


Contact Information


Indian Postal address:
G24/1, Karunamoyee Housing Estate, Salt Lake, Kolkata 700091.
Mobile No: 7603079393

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    • BE: Metallurgical Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 1986
    • MTech: Metallurgical Engineering, IIT Kanpur, 1989,
    • PhD: Metallurgy and Materials Science, University of Cambridge, UK, 1992.

      Post-doctoral work:

  • Research Associate, Rolls Royce Univ Tech Centre, Cambridge, UK, 1993-1996
  • Corus Research Fellowship, University of Birmingham, UK, 2000-2001


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Guest Professor, University of Science & Technology, Beijing, China, 2014
  • Visiting Professor, Imperial College, London, 2013
  • Fellow Indian Institute of Metals, 2013.
  • Industrial Professor, University of Warwick, UK, 2010
  • Fellow Indian National Academy of Engineering (FNAE), 2008.
  • "Metallurgist of Year Award", Govt of India, 2004.

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated VIII: Mining Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2008

Year of Birth: 1964