Dr Samir Venkatpati Kamat

Outstanding Scientist and Director , Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory (DMRL), Hyderabad

Areas of Interest:

Advanced Materials for Defence Applications, Strategic and Critical Materials, Rare Earth Permanent Magnets, Advanced Functional materials for Sensors and Actuators, Mechanical and Fracture Behavior of Materials, Technology Forecasting .


Mechanical and Fracture Behaviour of Materials; Thin Films of Advanced Functional Materials, Rare Earth Permanent Magnets, Materials Technologies for Defence Applications

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Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

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

Major Professional Contributions:

Dr. Kamat has made significant contributions in the development of several advanced materials for defence applications. He has been instrumental in initiating studies on mixed mode fracture, stress corrosion cracking (SCC), mechanical behavior in small volumes and thin films of advanced functional materials at DMRL. He have set up state-of-the-art laboratories for depositing and characterizing thin films of advanced functional materials as well as characterizing their mechanical behaviour. Dr. Kamat during his stint at DRDO HQ has played key role in identifying emerging trends in defence systems and technologies, including materials technologies..

Professional Experience:

  • Director, DMRL (Since Aug 2015)
    Head, Functional Material Division, DMRL (Oct 2010 – July 2015)
  • Project Director, Thin Films of Advanced Functional Materials, DMRL (Sept 2010 – Sept 2014)
  • Project Director, Mechanical Behaviour in Small Volumes, DMRL (Aug 2005 – Aug 2010)


Mechanical behavior of Materials, Materials for Defence, Rare Earth Permanent Magnets, Advanced Functional Materials.


Contact Information


Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory (DMRL),
PO Kanchanbagh
Phone: 040-24350681
Mobile: 09885028580
Fax: 040-24340233

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  • B.Tech.(Hons), Metallurgical Engineering, 1985, IIT Kharagpur
  • Ph.D, Materials Science and Engineering, 1988, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • DRDO Scientist of the Year Award, 2012
  • Fellow, Institution of Engineers, India, 2010
  • Metallurgist of the Year, National Metallurgist Day Award in Metal Sciences, Ministry of Steel, Govt. of India, 2008
  • DRDO Young Scientist Award, 1998.
  • Indranil Medal, 1986 by Mining, Geological and Metallurgical Institute of India.
  • Silver Medal, IIT Kharagpur, 1985

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated VIII: Mining Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2013

Year of Birth: 1964