Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

The Department of Metallurgical and Materials was established in 1959 as Department of Metallurgy and was renamed as Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering in 2003. The department has 30 dynamic faculty members, with their teaching, research and consultancy activities in various areas ranging from conventional metallurgy to frontiers of materials science. The department offers B.Tech, M.Tech, M.S and PhD degrees. The department continues to strive for excellence and realising its vision of becoming a leading department in the country for teaching, research and consultancy in the emerging areas of material science and engineering while consolidating its strength in traditional areas of metallurgical engineering. More Information


All departments of the IITM can participate. Please contact Prof. S. Sankaran first, if you are interested in a collaboration.



Prof. S. Sankaran


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Research Interests:

  • Development of ultrafine grained dual phase steels
  • Development of high strength and high formable quench and partition steels
  • Development of aluminium-TiB composite forms
  • Deformation behaviour of titanium alloys at high strain rates
  • Transmission electron microscopy studies of structural alloys