Professor Nilay Krishna Mukhopadhyay

Professor, Department of Metallurgical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi

Areas of Interest:

Physical Metallurgy of complex metallic alloys and nanomaterials; Materials Characterization by microscopy and XRd techniques, Mechanical characterization by micro and nano-indentation, non-equilibrium processing, Al-based composites, Failure Analysis.


Physical Metallurgy, complex metallic alloys, Quasicrystals, bulk metallic glasses, nanomaterials; Mechanical characterization by micro and nano-indentation

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Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists, Law Enforcement Agencies, Consultancy Firms, Private Agencies, Individuals

Major Professional Contributions:

Prof. Mukhopadhyay has made several outstanding contributions in areas of quasicrystals, complex inter-metallic alloys, nano-materials, nano-indentation, design, development of alloys, failure analysis and component integrity of engineering materials. His work of discovery of ordered quasicrystals, new type of quasicrystals and proposed classification scheme are his most significant research contributions, having created an international impact. His innovative work on rational approximants, complex intermetallic compounds and correlation with quasicrystals, and new indexing schemes are also highly recognized. The work on milling of quasicrystals and complex crystalline materials has shed new light on the stability of these phases and phase equilibrium at low temperature. .

Professional Experience:

  • Research Associate, (1990) IISc Banagalore
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, (1990-94), McMaster University, Canada.
  • Alexander von Humboldt Fellow (2003-2004), TU- DRESDEN, Germany
  • Scientist, (1994-98), CSIR-NML, Jamshedpur,


Physical Metallurgy, Phase transformation, Intermetallics, non-equilibrium processing, Al-based composites, Failure Analysis, Component Integrity..


Contact Information


Department of Metallurgical Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology,
(Banaras Hindu University),
Varanasi-221 005 (UP)
Phone: 0542-2369346
Mobile: 09839817585
Fax: 0542-2369478, 2368428

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  • B.E, Metallurgical Engineering, 1983, Bengal Engineering College (Calcutta University)
  • M.E, Metallurgical Engineering, 1985, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • PhD, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, 1990, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore  


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • INSA Gold Medal for Young Scientists-1990 by Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi
  • ALEXANDER von HUMBOLDT Fellowship Award, Germany (2003-04)
  • National Metallurgy Day Award: ‘METALLURGIST OF THE YEAR- 2006’,by Ministry of Steel, Govt. of India, IIM, Kolkata.
  • MRSI Medal of the Year 2008, by Materials Research Society of India, Bangalore
  • IIM-G.D. Birla Gold Medal 2016, Indian Institute of Metals, Kolkata

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated VIII: Mining Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2009

Year of Birth: 1962