Dr. Rabindra Nath Ghosh

Chair Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, WB 721302

Areas of Interest:

Physical / Mechanical Metallurgy, High Temperature Materials, Steel & Super-alloys, Failure Analysis, Mathematical Modelling, Creep Life Prediction, Continuum Damage Mechanics.


Creep Life Prediction, Modelling Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials, Steel, Ni-base Single Crystal Super-alloy, Failure Analysis, Teaching Courses on Physical & Mechanical Metallurgy

Consultancy Areas:

Remaining Life Assessment of Engineering Components, Development of Creep Resistant Steel, Modeling, Damage Mechanics.


Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

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

Major Professional Contributions:

  • Remaining Life Assessment (RLA) of critical engineering components for power plants, refineries & petro- chemical units
  • Development of physically based constitutive models for integrity assessment of engineering materials & components
  • Development of non-destructive tools & techniques for integrity assessment and failure analysis
  • Development of Silt Erosion Resistant Material for under water parts of hydro-turbines operating in the Himalayan region: initiated a project of considerable national importance
  • Promote use of damage mechanics & NDE tools for life assessment of aging components
  • Group leader of a prestigious multi-sponsored project of NML Jamshedpur titled ‘Component Integrity Evaluation Program (CIEP)’ for more than a decade
  • Lectures on Principles of Physical Metallurgy accessible through NPTEL website / YouTube

Professional Experience:

  • Lecturer, Metallurgical Engineering, I I T Kharagpur 1971-82
  • Scientist, Creep Testing Facility, N M L Jamshedpur, 1982-87
  • Head, Computer Application Division, N M L Jamshedpur, 1987 - 2003
  • Head Material Science & Technology Division, N M L Jamshedpur, 2003-2009
  • Chair Professor, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering Department, I I T Kharagpur, 2009-2016.


Modeling, Creep, Life Prediction, Failure Analysis, Physical Metallurgy.


Contact Information


Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur - 721302, West Bengal, India
Phone 91-3222-281774 (Office), 91-3222-281767 (Residence)
Fax: 91-3222-82280

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  • B Tech (Hons), Metallurgical Engineering, I I T Kharagpur
  • M Tech, Physical Metallurgy, I I T Kharagpur
  • PhD, Engineering, I I T Kharagpur


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Best Student Post Graduate, 1969-71, I I T Kharagpur
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, National Physical Laboratory Teddington, UK
  • Material Research Society of India, Medal Lecture, 1994
  • Best Metallurgists' Award, Ministry of Steel, 1994
  • EPSRC, UK, Visiting Fellowship, Imperial College, London

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated To : Section VIII: Mining Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2007

Year of Birth: 01/10/1948