Dr Sardari Lal Mannan

(Former Outstanding Scientist and Director, Metallurgy and Materials Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam., Consultant, Gas Turbine Research Establishment, Defence Research Development Organisation, Bangalore

Areas of Interest:

Development of materials for high temperature service, Creep, Fatigue and Fracture, Austenitic, Ferritic steels and Superalloys, Welding Metallurgy, Metal Forming, Microstructure-Property correlation, Environmental effects on mechanical properties, Engineering Educations.


Materials Engineering,Creep, Fatigue and Fracture, Welding Metallurgy, Metal Forming, R&D Management and Engineering Education.

Consultancy Areas:

High Temperature Materials, Welding Metallurgy, Heat Treatments, Aero Engine Materials, R&D in Engineering Education.


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:

Dr. Mannan is a renowned research worker and has guided a group of Scientists and Engineers in various areas of Materials Engineering like Mechanical Metallurgy, Physical Metallurgy, Corrosion Science and Technology. He has made extensive contributions in the areas of Creep, Fatigue and Fracture, Life Assessment of High Temperature Components, Materials Processing, Welding Metallurgy and Development and Evaluation of Power Plant and Gas Turbine Materials. After Superannuation from IGCAR, Kalpakkam, he has mentored Faculty as Dean R&D, National Engineering College, Kovilpatti [2006-2014] and developed R&D activities in various engineering disciplines in the college. As Consultant at GTRE, DRDO, he has been providing guidance to a group of Materials Engineers in the areas of High Temperature Materials Developement related to Aero Engine. He has worked as Guest Scientist in different renowned institutions in USA, Japan and China. Dr. Mannan is an author of more than 275 jour nal publications and has guided 14 Ph.D. students..

Professional Experience:

  • Consultant, Gas Turbine Research Establishment, DRDO, Bangalore [Since Aug 2008].
  • Dean [R&D], National Engineering College. Kovilpatti [Jun 2006 - Jul 2014].
  • Director, Metallurgy and Materials Group [2004-2006], Associate Director, Materials Development Group [1998-2004],Head, Materials Development Division[1988-1998], Head, Mechanical Metallurgy Section [1981-1988] at IGCAR, Kalpakkam.
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, NCSU, Raleigh, USA [May 1982-May 1984].
  • Guest Professor [Sept 1997-Nov 1997], Invited Professor [Sept 2001-Nov 2001], JSPS Invitation Fellowship [Nov 2005 - Jan 2006] at Department of Mechanical Engineering, Nagaoka Univeristy of Technology, Japan.
  • JSPS Invitation Fellowship [April 2008-Jun 2008] Kyoto University, Japan.


Physical Metallurgy, Mechanical Metallurgy, Creep, Fatigue, Fracture, Microsctructure -Property Correlation, Welding Metallurgy, Metal Forming, Steels, Superalloys, R&D in Engineering Educations..


Contact Information


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Tel.: 080- 25936627

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  • B.Sc [PCM], 1965, Punjab University
    Post Graduate Course in Nuclear Science ,1966, Training School BARC, Mumbai
  • M.Sc. [Physics], 1969, Bombay University
  • Ph.D. [Metallurgical Engineering],1981, IISc, Bangalore


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Fellow INAE,IIM,IIW
  • G.D. Birla Gold Medal Indian Institute of Metals,1999
  • National Metallurgists' Day award, Ministry of Steel, 1988
  • MRSI Medal Lecture award, 1993
  • Binani Gold Medal Certificate, IIM 1989
  • SAIL Gold Medal Certificate,IIM 2000

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated VIII: Mining Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 1999

Year of Birth: 1946