Professor Vikram Jayaram

Professor, Indian Institute of Science

Areas of Interest:

Metallurgy, Materials Engineering


Materials, Metallurgy, Ceramics, Mechanical Behaviour, Thin Films, Ceramic Processing, Phase Transformations, Electron Microscopy

Consultancy Areas:

Mechanical testing, thin film mechanical characterisation, electron microscopy


Sector Associated With:


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

Major Professional Contributions:

Developed techniques for micro-mechanical testing of thin films, coatings (thermal barriers, hard coatings).
Developed reactive and infiltration processing methods for ceramics and ceramic composites.

Professional Experience:

Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory 1984-6.
Assistant Research Engineer, University of California 1987-9.
On the faculty at Indian Institute of Science since 1990.


thin films, ceramics, mechanical testing, processing, materials characterisation


Contact Information


Department of Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012, FAX: 080 2360 1198
Cell: 96633 68667

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  • Bachelor's in Natural Sciences, Cambridge University 1978.
  • PhD, Materials Science & Engg., Stanford University 1985.


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Fellow, American Ceramic Society and Indian Institute of Metals.
  • Fellow of all science academies in India.
  • Rustom Chokshi Award for Excellence in Engineering Research, IISc.

Link to Website

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

Year of Election to Fellowship:

Year of Birth: 1956