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Departments

Aerospace Engineering


RESEARCH AREAS

Aerodynamics, Flight Dynamics and Control:
Subsonic, Transonic, Supersonic, Hypersonic, Rarefied Gas flows (Theoretical and Experimental), Boundary Layers and Stability of Flows, Turbulent Flows, Shock Tubes and Related Problems, Development of Algorithms and Code for Numerical Methods in Gas Dynamics and Computational Fluid Dynamics, Vortex Dynamics, Supersonic Mixing and Combustion, Optical Flow Diagnostics.

Aircraft Structures: Finite Element Methods, Numerical Methods, Photo Elasticity, Moire and Holographic Methods of Structural Analysis. Composite Structures, Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics, Contact Mechanics, Vibrations and Impact Mechanics.

Aerospace Propulsion: Rocket Propulsion and Solid Propellant Combustion, Airbreathing Propulsion and Combustion, Cascade Flows, Multiphase Flow Simulation, Combustion Instability, Optical Flow/Combustion Diagnostics.

Aircraft Design: Nonlinear Dynamics in Aerospace Applications, Computational Methods in Nonlinear Dynamics, Nonlinear Control Theory and Applications, Flight Simulations and Controller Development, Design Development of Autonomous Flying Vehicles.

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Department of Aerospace Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai - 600036
Tamil Nadu, INDIA
Phone : +91-44-2257 4000
Fax : +91-44-2257 4002
Email : office[at]ae.iitm.ac.in
Web : ae.iitm.ac.in


Applied Mechanics


RESEARCH AREAS

BioMedical Engineering: Cardiovascular System studies, Image and Signal Processing,Speech Signal Processing, Biomedical Instrumentation, and Ultrasound and Laserinstrumentation in Medicine, Rehabilitation Engineering, Evoked Response and FunctionalElectrical Stimulation, Physiological Modeling, Biomaterials, Biosensors, MedicalDiagnostics, AI/ML and Biomedical Informatics

Biomechanics: Cellular biomechanics, Neuromechanics, Neural control of movement,Neuro-rehabilitation, Perception and Virtual Reality.

Fluid Mechanics and Engineering: Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Laser Diagnostics for fluids, Turbulent Convection, Bluff body and Industrial Aerodynamics, CoolingTechnologies, Turbulence Modeling, Experimental Fluid Mechanics, Sprays and multiphaseflows. Micro and Nanoscale Fluid Mechanics and Heat transfer, Rarefied gas Dynamics,Bio-Fluid Mechanics, Cardio-vascular and Pulmonary Fluid Mechanics, Nuclear ThermalHydraulics, Fluid-Structure Interaction.

Solid/Structural Mechanics and Engineering: Computational and Experimental studies infatigue, fracture, smart materials and structures, photoelasticity, plasticity, vibration ofstructures, linear and nonlinear dynamics, structural control, composites, constitutivemodelling and stochastic mechanics, Impact Mechanics, Multiscale  and multi-fieldmodelling, Damage mechanics, Mechanics of soft matter.

Three-Institute Joint PhD Program (JDP): The Three-Institute Joint PhD Program (JDP) in Biomedical Devices and Technology (BDT) offered by IIT Madras, Sri Chitra Thirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Thiruvananthapuram and CMC Vellore is coordinated by Applied Mechanics Department at IITM.The aim of this JDP is to train engineers to carry out research and development in the field of biomedical devices and technology. This JDP is independent of the regular PhD program at the Department of Applied Mechanics, IIT Madras. The JDP requires a minimum of one semester residential clinical practice at CMC Vellore and may involve additional residential stay or travel to the two partnering clinical institutions during the term of the PhD program.It may be helpful to note that the selected candidates who join the program will work on a thesis with two guides – one from any Department at IIT Madras, and the other, a suitable collaborator, by mutual agreement between the guides, from either SCTIMST or CMC. Thus, the student will have a significant choice in the thesis topic.

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Department of Applied Mechanics
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai - 600036
Tamil Nadu, INDIA
Phone : +91-44-2257 4050
Fax : +91-44-2257 4052
Email : apoffice[at]iitm.ac.in
Web : apm.iitm.ac.in

Biotechnology


RESEARCH AREAS

Cellular, Molecular and Structural Biology relating to Signal transduction, Lipid Trafficking, Stem cell proliferation etc., Protein crystallography and structure prediction; Drug design and QSAR. Bioorganic Chemistry; Biotransformations; Enzymes in Organic synthesis; Biosensors; Environmental Biotechnology Bioremediation; Green Chemistry.

Biochemical Engineering, Bioreactor Modelling; Reactive Oxygen species in Bioreactors; Recombinant Systems Cloning of Therapeutic Proteins and Large scale Production; Industrial Microbial Processes; Plant tissue and Animal cell Culture; Downstream Processing; Protein Refolding.

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology; Biomedical Engineering; Biomechanics; Biomaterials; Computational Neuroscience; Molecular Genetics of Plant Development.

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Department of Biotechnology
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai - 600036
Tamil Nadu, INDIA
Phone : +91-44-2257 4100
Fax : +91-44-2257 4102
Email : btoffice[at]iitm.ac.in
Web : biotech.iitm.ac.in

Chemical Engineering


RESEARCH AREAS

Chemical reaction engineering and thermodynamics, transport processes, process design and control, environmental engineering, polymer science and technology, semi-conductor materials processing, and particle technology.

Fundamental studies: Electrocatalyst, photocatalyst and heterogeneous catalyst, Light driven chemical reactions, Antibiotics and bacterial resistance. Mathematical modeling of physico-chemical phenomena. Applied statistical mechanics, thermodynamic property estimation, phase equilibria. Flow visualisation using lasers, Microwave assisted thawing. Drying, multicomponent boiling and condensation. Simultaneous heat and mass transfer processes.

Modeling of processes and equipments: Hydrodynamic and kinetic studies of turbulent bed contactors, trickle beds, slurry reactors, fast and inverse bed fluidized beds. CFD analysis of process equipments. Advanced separation processes such as reactive and azeotropic distillation, membrane processes. Modeling of rotary kilns, crushing and grinding equipments, fluid energy mills of Microelectronic fabrication techniques.Development, characterization and processing of materials: Characterization of materials by light and electron microscopy.

Development of polymer blends and composites, polymer based nano-composites. Rheology of polymers and colloids; damping and vibration isolation using polymers. Enzyme design and engineering, protein engineering and production of recombinant proteins.

Process design and control, systems engineering: Advanced control design such as adaptive control, intelligent control, non-linear control, fault diagnosis and fault tolerant control. Synthesis and optimization of process systems; statistical data processing. Simulation and optimization of crushing and grinding circuits.

Environmental engineering and waste reduction: Liquid and solid waste treatment, air pollution monitoring and control, toxic and hazardous waste management, environmental risk assessment, colour removal from waste water. Recycling of mixed plastic waste.

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Department of Chemical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai - 600036
Tamil Nadu, INDIA
Phone : +91-44-2257 4150
Fax : +91-44-2257 4152
Email : choffice[at]iitm.ac.in
Web : che.iitm.ac.in

Civil Engineering


RESEARCH AREAS

The Civil Engineering Department has six specializations and the research areas of each specialization are given below:

[1] Building Technology and Construction Management (BTCM): Building Physics, Concrete Technology, Construction Management, Construction automation, and Construction materials.

[2] Environmental Engineering (EE): Water and waste water, air pollution, Impact of aerosols, Modeling and transport of aerosols, Ground water contamination, Industrial wastewater treatment, Physical and Chemical processes, Bioremediation of contaminated water, soils, air and aquifers, Water treatment and rural water supply, Domestic and industrial wastewater treatment, Membrane technology for water and wastewater treatment, Emerging contaminants, Development of low-cost adsorbents, Environmental impact analysis, Contaminant transport modeling, Urban air quality management, vehicular pollution modeling, Indoor air quality, and Industrial air pollution control

[3] Geotechnical Engineering (GT): Computational Geo-mechanics, Rock Mechanics, Unsaturated soils, Soil stabilization, Geophysical investigation, Geo-environmental Engineering, Foundation Engineering, Geo-synthetics, Ground Improvement and Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering. 


[4] Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering (HWRE): Experimental and computational Hydraulics, Sediment transport, Surface and groundwater hydrology, Groundwater Engineering, Hydrologic modeling, Water resources planning and management, Flood management, Remote Sensing and GIS, Climate change impact on food and eco-hydrology.

[5] Structural Engineering (ST): Computational mechanics, Damage Identification and Risk Assessment, Probabilistic Mechanics, Earthquake resistant design of RC structures, Reinforced concrete structures, Stability of Steel Structures, Steel structures, Stability analysis, Mechanics of deformable solids, Moment - Shear interactions, Experimental and Theoretical Study of Thin walled CFS Members and Structures, Earthquake Engineering, Seismology, Fire Engineering, Structural Dynamics, Earthquake engineering, Offshore structures, Seismic design , Structural dynamics, Bridge and Earthquake Engineering, Metamaterials, Origami Engineering, Finite Element Analysis, Meshless Methods, Numerical Methods, Continuum mechanics and Steel concrete composite structures

[6] Transportation Engineering (TR): (a) Pavement Engineering: Pavement Analysis and Design, Pavement Materials, Pavement Construction Technology, Pavement Management System, Geometric Design, Bituminous Technology, Rheology of Pavement Materials, Concrete Pavement Technology, and Valorisation of Recycled Materials. (b) Traffic & Transportation Engineering: Traffic Engineering and Management, Traffic Flow Theory, Intelligent Transportation Systems-ITS, Urban Transportation Planning, Transportation Systems Analysis, Transportation Network Analysis and Optimization, Road Safety, Public Transit, and Urban Freight



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Department of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai - 600036Tamil Nadu, INDIA
Phone : +91-44-2257 4250
Fax :  +91-44-2257 4252
email : ceoffice[at]iitm.ac.in
web : http://www.civil.iitm.ac.in

Chemistry


RESEARCH AREAS

Analytical Chemistry, Bioinorganic Chemistry, Chemistry of Main Group Elements, Inorganic Heterocycles, Materials Science, Synthetic and Structural Solid State Chemistry, Nanomaterials, Cage and Cluster Chemistry, Synthetic Organometallic Chemistry, Metalloboranes and Metallocarboranes, Supramolecular Chemistry.

Organic Synthesis, Natural Product Synthesis, Organometallics, Asymmetric Catalysis, Synthetic and Structural Carbohydrate Chemistry, Bioorganic Chemistry, Enzymes in Organic Synthesis, Medicinal Chemistry, Physical Organic Chemistry, Organic Photochemistry.

Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis, Surface Chemistry, Theoretical and Experimental Electrochemistry, Photochemistry, Polymer Chemistry and Applications, Gas-phase Kinetics, Monolayers and Clusters, Green Chemistry, Host-Guest Chemistry, Reaction Mechanisms, Excited State Photophysics, Energy Systems, Superconductors, Nanoclusters and Nanophases, Colloid and Interface Science Chemical Physics, Quantum and Theoretical Chemistry, Chemical Reaction Dynamics, Theoretical and Experimental Spectroscopy, Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Imaging (especially NMR based), Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Nuclear Spectroscopy, Statistical Mechanics, Molecular Dynamics.

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Department of Chemistry
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai - 600036
Tamil Nadu, INDIA
Phone : +91-44-2257 4200
Fax : +91-44-2257 4202
Email : cyoffice[at]iitm.ac.in
Web :
chem.iitm.ac.in

Computer Science & Engineering



RESEARCH AREAS

Follow the link below for research areas in the department of computer science and engineering. 

http://www.cse.iitm.ac.in/areas.php

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Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai - 600036Tamil Nadu, INDIA
Phone : +91-44-2257 4350
Fax : +91-44-2257 4352
Email : csoffice[at]cse.iitm.ac.in
Web :
cse.iitm.ac.in

Engineering Design


RESEARCH AREAS

Automotive Engineering: Vehicle Dynamics, Tyre Mechanics, Mathematical Modelling of Dynamic Systems, Control, Fault, Diagnosis, Automotive Systems, Intelligent Transportation Systems.

Biomedical Design: Medical Imaging, Biomechanical Modeling, Soft Tissue Mechanics, Bio-Fluid Mechanics, Prosthetic and Scaffold Design, Biomedical Devices and Control Microwave Applications, Tissue Ablation and Hyperthermia Physics, Radiometry, Ergonomics, Rehabilitation Engineering.

Materials and Design: Geometric and Solid Modeling, Computational Geometry, Shape Search, Shape Optimization, Image Based Reconstruction, Solid Free From Fabrication, Design Theory, Reliability Fatigue and Fracture, Finite Element Analysis, digital Image Correlation, Material Characterization, Structural Health Monitoring, Design with Smart Materials, Sustainable Manufacturing.

Robotics and Mechatronics: Parallel Manipulators, Underwater Robots, Path Planning, System Dynamics and Control, Optomechatronics, Sensing.

Ergonomics.

Design Theory, Reliability, Fatigue and Fracture.

CONTACT US

Department of Engineering Design
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai - 600036
Tamil Nadu, INDIA

Phone : +91-44-2257 4730
Fax :  +91-44-2257 4732
email : edoffice[at]iitm.ac.in
Web : http://www.ed.iitm.ac.in

Electrical Engineering


The
department of electrical engineering is active in the research areas listed below. The specific areas in which the department is looking for students is given at this link. In your application, list two areas of interest(EE1 to EE7). If you are shortlisted, depending on the number of candidates who meet the norms, you may be called for an interview in only one or both of your areas of interest.If you apply multiple times to the same program(M.S., Ph.D., or Direct Ph.D.), the last application received before the deadline will be considered.

RESEARCH AREAS

Communications and Signal Processing (EE1):Wireless Communications, Information Theory and Coding, Communication Networks, Optimization, Queuing Theory, Network Theory, Stochastic Networks, DSP Algorithms and Applications, Speech, Image Processing and Computer Vision.

Power Engineering (EE2):
Power Systems and High Voltage: Power System Optimization and Economics, Energy Management Systems, Power system automation, Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS), Restructured Power System Operation, Power Quality monitoring and analysis, Custom Power Devices, Renewable Energy Systems. High Voltage Engineering, Insulation Coordination, Treeing and Tracking Phenomena in insulation material, Condition Monitoring of Power Apparatus Using Multi-Fusion Sensors, Production of Nanoparticles, Sterilization of Liquid Foods

Electrical Drives and Power Electronics: Power Electronic Converters, control of induction/permanent magnet motors, simulation of PE systems, DSP Applications, analysis of Permanent magnet machines and special machines

Microelectronics and MEMs (EE3): Modeling, Simulation, Fabrication and Characterization of Silicon and Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) based devices; Power MOSFETS, HEMTS and HBTs, nanoelectronic, compound semiconductor, polysilicon, porous and amorphous silicon devices; ultra-thin and high-k gate dielectric; Magnetoelectronics; MEMS based sensors and actuators, BioSensors, Microfluidics, RF MEMS, Optical MEMS

Instrumentation (EE4): Biomedical Instrumentation, Power Systems Instrumentation, Modeling and Simulation, Transducers, Sensors and Signal conditioning, Virtual Instrumentation, Signal Processing applications in Instrumentation

Optics & Photonics (EE5): Optical Communication/Networking, Optical Metrology, Components, Computational Electromagnetics, Plasmonics, Nonlinear Optics, Silicon Photonics and Integrated Optics, Fiber Optic Sensors, Fiber Lasers

Integrated Circuits and Systems (EE6): Analog, RF, and Mixed-Signal IC design, VLSI, Digital Systems including Architectures for Image Processing and Vision, CAD for Digital and Analog Circuits, Reconfigurable Computing

Control and Optimization (EE7):Linear and Nonlinear, Robust stabilization of systems, Control of resonant systems, Mapping and localization in robotics, Nanotechnology in control and digital design, Actuation of Mechatronic Systems, VLSI Architectures for robotics, Control of non-holonomic systems, FPGA-based design

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Department of Electrical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai - 600036Tamil Nadu, INDIA
Phone : +91-44-2257 4400
Fax : +91-44-2257 4402
Email : eeoffice[at]ee.iitm.ac.in
Web :
ee.iitm.ac.in

Humanities and Social Sciences


RESEARCH AREAS

Economics: Development Economics, Energy and Environmental Economics; Applied Econometrics; Industrial Economics; Micro-finance; Health Economics; International Trade; Economics of Innovation and Technological Change; Financial Economics and Banking; Economics of Education/Labour Markets; Urban Water Management.

Education and Technology Studies: Theories of Learning; Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Higher Education; Science and Engineering Education; Engineering Ethics; Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education; Quality Assurance.

Development Studies: Gender Studies, Labour Studies; Studies on Migration; Poverty, Social Exclusion and Marginalisation; Governance and Decentralisation; New Social Movements / Political Mobilisations.

History: Modern Indian History, History of Science, Technology and Medicine (since 1700s), Law and Society; Plantation History (Historical Aspects of Science, Technology and Medicine and Circulation of Knowledge concerning the crops).

Linguistics: Language in Education; Sociolinguistics; Applied Linguistics; Syntax/Morphology.

Literature and Media Studies: American Literature; Cultural Studies; Disability Studies; English Literature; ELT, Eco-criticism (American/British); Film and Media Studies; Fashion Studies; Indian Drama; Popular Culture; Life writing.

Philosophy: Phenomenology; Hermeneutics; Philosophies of Heidegger and Wittgenstein; Indian Philosophy; Philosophy of Mind; Consciousness; Analytical Philosophy; Philosophy of Language; Political Philosophy; Ethics; Bioethics.

Politics & International Relations / Political Science: International Relations Theory; International Political Economy; Taiwan Studies; Chinese Studies; Democracy Theory and Practice.

Public Policy and Urban Studies: Health Policy and Planning; Science and Technology Policy; Urban Housing; Land and Peri-urban land; Peri-urban dynamics; Urban Renewal; Poverty; Urban Livelihoods; Urban Infrastructure; East Asian Urbanism.

Sociology/Anthropology:
Political Sociology of Corruption; Sociology of Religion; Islam; Sociology of Work and Gender; Anthropology of body; Anthropology of Technology; Gender Studies; Sociology of Science.



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Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai - 600036Tamil Nadu, INDIA
Phone : +91-44-2257 4500
Fax : +91-44-2257 4502
Email : hsoffice[at]iitm.ac.in
Web :
hss.iitm.ac.in

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Management Studies


RESEARCH AREAS

Finance - Corporate Finance: Financial Decision Making; Family Business Management; Financial Modelling & Forecasting; Banking and Risk Management. Financial Markets: Capital Market; Bond Market; Commodity Market; Derivative Market; Market Microstructure. Venture Capital and Private Equity; Small and Medium Enterprises; Real Options; Developmental Finance; Development Studies; Infrastructure Finance; Public Sector Finance; Behavioural Finance.

Information Systems - Preference Elicitation; Electronic Negotiation Tactics; Electronic Shopping Agents; Analytics in Cloud Computing; Smart Phones and Healthcare Web Personalization; Information Privacy; IT Usage; Adoption; Business Value; IT Services; Cloud and Emerging Business Models; eGovernment Systems; Social Network Mining; Recommender Systems; Mobile App Analytics; Econometric Modeling.

Integrative Management - Strategy and Policy Studies; Technology Management; Business Model Innovation; Entrepreneurship; Circular Economy.

Marketing - Sales Person Performance; Branding in emerging economies; Corporate identity; B2B Marketing; Customer Relationships and Communities; Marketing Measures; Entrepreneurial Marketing; Food Marketing; Human AI interactions; Green branding and responsible consumption.

Operations - Supply Chain and Logistics; Green Concerns; Healthcare and Food Sectors; Game Theoretic Models; Pricing and Revenue Management; Scheduling in Manufacturing and Service Operations; Integrated Production; Logistics and Inventory Optimization in Supply Chain Management; Behavioural Decision Theory.

Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management - Organizational Behaviour; Positive Organizational Behaviour; Leadership and Organization Development (L&OD); Cognition; Spontaneous Mental States and Goal Directed Behaviour Across Contexts; Behaviourism - Combining Elements of Philosophy, Methodology, and Psychological Theory; Employee Voice and Silence; Workforce Diversity and Inclusion; Judgement and Decision making; Human Comfort Studies; Social Neuroscience; Human Resource Management; Training & Development; HR Audit; Workplace Teams; Work-Life Balance; Family-Friendly HR Policies and Practices; Employee Wellbeing; Women in Management and Entrepreneurship; Employer Branding; Corporate Sustainability and CSR; Technology and Human Interface; Knowledge Sharing / Hiding Behaviour; Workplace Emotions; Ancient Indian Wisdom in Management; Creativity & Innovation; Cross-Cultural Research; Integral Education; Teaching-Learning Practices.

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Department of Management Studies
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai - 600036
Tamil Nadu, INDIA
Phone : +91-44-2257 4550
Fax : +91-44-2257 4552
Email : msresearch[at]iitm.ac.in
Web :
doms.iitm.ac.in

Mathematics


RESEARCH AREAS

Commutative Algebra, Algebraic Geometry, Algebraic Topology, Cryptography, Number Theory, Algebraic K-Theory, Homological Algebra, Geometric Group Theory, Low Dimensional Topology.

Functional Analysis, Operator Theory, Operator Algebras, Operator Equations, Generalized inverses of matrices and operators, positive operators, Nonnegative matrices, Fixed Point Theory, linear and nonlinear optimization, standard and semi definite linear complementarity problems, Non-linear Analysis, Harmonic Analysis, Wavelets, Fractal Signal and Image Compression, CAGD using fractal function, Theory of Fractal Interpolation, Approximation by Fractal functions, Time Frequency Analysis, Special Functions, Complex Analysis, Fuzzy set Theory and Applications, Summability Theory, Systems and Control Theory, Game Theory, Partial Differential Equations, Inverse problems.

Differential Equations, Mathematical Modeling, Numerical Analysis, Numerical Linear Algebra, Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics, Transportation Theory of Heat and Mass and Water Waves, mathematical study of ferromagnetic systems.

Applied Probability and Stochastic Processes, Queuing Theory, Inventory Control, Reliability, Computer Modeling and Simulation.

Mathematical Logic, Graph Theory, Graph Algorithms, Approximation Algorithms, Theory Of Computation, Theory of Codes, Communication and Coding Theory, Combinatorial Optimization, Combinatorics of words, Complexity Theory, Theory of Programming.

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Department of Mathematics
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai - 600036Tamil Nadu, INDIA
Phone : +91-44-2257 4600
Fax : +91-44-2257 4602
Email : maoffice[at]iitm.ac.in
Web :
math.iitm.ac.in

Mechanical Engineering


RESEARCH AREAS

(i) Design Engineering: Machine Elements: design development, analysis and performance improvements; New materials and design: composites, nano composites, bio materials, surface engineering, contact mechanics, tribology, tyre mechanics, biomechanics, fatigue and failure analysis: computational and experimental fracture mechanics, fatigue crack closure - environment interaction studies, alternate/small specimen test methods, small crack propagation under biaxial/multiaxial loading, multi crack interaction studies, fatigue damage in composites, failure mechanics of biomaterials. Non linear finite element analysis, design process, design optimization, finite element applications including coupled problems, Non destructive evaluation, structural health monitoring, Materials constitutive modeling and Characterisation, Measurements of Material Properties and Behaviour, NVH, machinery signal processing, Condition monitoring of structures/ machines, machinery diagnosis, combustion/flame noise, Acoustics and Noise Control.

(ii) Manufacturing Engineering: Manufacturing Processes, Conventional and Unconventional Processes, CAD/CAM, Robotics, CNC Machining, Metrology, Surface Engineering, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Manufacturing Methods in Precision Engineering; Microsystems technology: Micro-sensors and actuators, Embedded systems, Vehicle controls; Robotics: Series and parallel configuration, Networked robots, Under water, space and medical applications; Fluid power technology: Electro-hydraulic servo-valves, Hybrid hydraulics, System Simulation and Modeling; Precision manufacturing; Design, Development, Modeling and Simulation of Unconventional, Micro and Nano Machining Systems.

(iii) Thermal Engineering: Heat Transfer in Nano-fluids, Heat Transfer in Multi-Phase Flows, Heat Exchangers, transition to turbulence, Heat and Mass Transfer in Fuel Cells, Biomass combustion, Fluidized Bed Combustion, Advanced Coal Power Plants, Solar Power Systems, Optimization of Solar ICs Systems, Concentrating Solar Power, Thermal Photovoltaic systems, The Heat Transfer in Phase Change Material Based Composite Heat Sinks, Experimental and Numerical Methods in Porous Media, Bio-thermo fluids, numerical modeling of heat transfer in biological systems, Conjugate heat transfer in low and high speed flows, Optimization of heat transfer systems, Inverse heat transfer, Satellite Meteorology, Numerical weather prediction, Radiance Assimilation in Mesoscale Weather Models; Pico, micro and mini hydropower ; Economic choice and use of pumps; Two phase flow in pumps and turbines; Cavitation in pumps, turbines and flow devices ; Pumps using solar power; Control of hydrodynamic cavitation, and Design and development of micropumps; Flow Structure Interaction in High Speed Turbo machinery Seals; Turbine rotor stator interaction, Performance improvement of centrifugal compressor by tip modification, subsonic cascade studies, Investigations on counter rotating turbines, volute casing and mixed flow compressors, active and passive control of turbomachinery flows, Gas turbine blade cooling; IC Engine Combustion and Emissions; Alternative fuels; Multi-component Fuels; Phenomenology and CFD of IC Engines and Gas Turbine Processes, Engine Flow and Combustion Diagnostics; engine management, Advanced IC Engine Technologies; Vapour compression refrigerators operating with new generation HFO, refrigerants and refrigerant mixtures, mixed refrigerant cascade, refrigerators, Simulation and optimization of mixed refrigerant processes, liquefaction of natural gas/bio gas, magnetic and acoustic refrigeration systems, high effectiveness compact heat exchangers used in refrigerators, air conditioners, and liquefiers, vapour absorption refrigerators operating with ionic fluids. desalination systems, solar cooling systems, IAQ (indoor air quality), jet refrigeration systems, heat pipes, heat pumps, micro-miniature and small cryogenic refrigerators, Simulation and optimization of air separation cycles, solid state hydrogen storage, sorption heating and cooling systems, Desiccant / evaporative cooling, air-conditioning and Ventilation , CFD for air distribution; Acoustics of Supersonic Jets, Active and Passive Control of High speed flows, Combustion noise, Emissions, Combustion of solid, liquid and gaseous fuel, Propulsion, CFD of high speed reacting flows, Microfluidics, Bio-MEMS, Micro-scale flows.

(iv) Three-Institute Joint PhD Program (JDP): The Three-Institute Joint PhD Program (JDP) in Biomedical Devices and Technology (BDT) offered by IIT Madras, Sri Chitra Thirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Thiruvananthapuram and CMC Vellore is coordinated by Applied Mechanics Department at IITM.The aim of this JDP is to train engineers to carry out research and development in the field of biomedical devices and technology. This JDP is independent of the regular PhD program at the Department of Applied Mechanics, IIT Madras. The JDP requires a minimum of one semester residential clinical practice at CMC Vellore and may involve additional residential stay or travel to the two partnering clinical institutions during the term of the PhD program.It may be helpful to note that the selected candidates who join the program will work on a thesis with two guides – one from any Department at IIT Madras, and the other, a suitable collaborator, by mutual agreement between the guides, from either SCTIMST or CMC. Thus, the student will have a significant choice in the thesis topic.

CONTACT US

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai - 600036Tamil Nadu, INDIA
Phone : +91-44-2257 4650
Fax : +91-44-2257 4652
Email : meoffice[at]iitm.ac.in
Web :
mech.iitm.ac.in

Metallurgical & Materials Engineering


RESEARCH AREAS

Nanostructured materials, Ceramics, Composites, Biomaterials, Medical Materials, Magnetic materials, Optoelectronic materials, Thermoelectric materials, Hydrogen storage materials, Fuel cells, energy materials, Chemical sensors, Carbon nanotubes, Smart materials, Shape memory alloys, Metallic and ceramic foams, Advanced steels (AHSS, DP, Q&P, ODS, etc.), Al, Mg and Ti alloys, Superalloys, Intermetallics, High entropy alloys, Polymers and colloids, Printed electronics, Ultra high-temperature ceramics, Polymer derived ceramics, Transmission electron Microscopy, Atom probe tomography.

Metal casting and solidification, Metal forming, Materials joining, Additive manufacturing, Physical metallurgy, Phase transformations, Materials synthesis, Chemical metallurgy, Extractive metallurgy, Pyro metallurgy, Iron making and steel making, Powder metallurgy, spark plasma sintering, Surface engineering, Thermal spraying, Coatings, Corrosion, Electrochemistry, Non-equilibrium processing, Mechanical metallurgy, Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics, High-temperature deformation behaviour of materials and creep, Nanoindentation, Superplasticity and Superplastic forming, Severe plastic deformation, Thermomechanical processing using Gleeble, grain boundary engineering, Micro and macro texture development.

Integrated computational materials engineering (ICME), Thermodynamics of metallurgical systems and processes, Computational thermodynamics using CALPHAD approach, Simulation and modelling of materials processing, Modeling of mechanical behaviour through crystal plasticity, Phase field modelling of microstructure, Molecular dynamics, Cellular automaton, Ab-Initio/electronic structure/first principle calculations, Object-oriented finite element analysis, Artificial neural networks, Modeling of transport phenomena, Machine learning and artificial intelligence in materials science and engineering.

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Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai - 600036
Tamil Nadu, INDIA
Phone : +91-44-2257 4750
Fax : +91-44-2257 4752
Email : mmoffice[at]iitm.ac.in
Web :
mme.iitm.ac.in

Ocean Engineering


RESEARCH AREAS



In the department of Ocean Engineering, you can opt for “Ocean Engineering And Naval Architecture” or “Petroleum Engineering.”

Ocean Engineering And Naval Architecture
Coastal Engineering
Offshore Structures
Ship Hydrodynamics
Offshore Renewable Energy
Underwater Acoustics
Autonomous Vehicles​

Petroleum Engineering
Geophysics
Offshore Drilling Technology
Reservoir Fluid Dynamics
Enhanced Recovery Methods
Production​

CONTACT US

Department of Ocean Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai - 600036Tamil Nadu, INDIA
Phone : +91-44-2257 4800
Fax : +91-44-2257 4802
Email : oeoffice[at]iitm.ac.in
Web :
doe.iitm.ac.in

Physics


RESEARCH AREAS

Experimental Physics: Applied Optics, Quantum Optics, Photonics and nonlinear optics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Low temperature physics and superconductivity, Magnetism and Magnetic materials, Hydrogen Storage Materials, Microwaves and Dielectrics, Semiconductor Physics, Photovoltaics, Solid State Ionics and molecular electronics, Thin film phenomena, X-ray diffraction and Amorphous systems, Spintronics and Diluted Magnetic Semiconductors, Condensed Matter Physics/Magnetism in Oxides/Magnetic Materials, Metal-oxide Thin films, Nanostructured thin films and heterostructures by PLD.Quantum devices, Quantum phase transitions, NV centers.

Theoretical Physics: Cosmology and gravitation, Gravitational waves, Electronic structure and computational condensed matter physics, Quantum Optics, Quantum Chaos, Nonlinear and Dynamical Systems, Quantum information and Quantum computation, String theory, Condensed matter theory,  Soft matter physics, Complex fluids, Biophysics.

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Department of Physics
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai - 600036Tamil Nadu, INDIA
Phone : +91-44-2257 4850
Fax : +91-44-2257 4852
Email : phoffice[at]iitm.ac.in
Web :
physics.iitm.ac.in

Interdisciplinary (IDRP)


RESEARCH AREAS

Combustion, Atmospheric Sciences and Technology (Climate science and climate change), Nano Science and Technology, Material Science and Technology, Sustainability, Technology and policy, Computational Engineering, Environmental Science and Engineering, MEMS, NEMS, Lab on a chip, microfluidics, Bio- engineering, Advanced sensors, Instrumentation and Control, Energy Technology, Medicine and health care, Communication Technology, Security and Defense, Big Data.

CONTACT US

Email : idrp@smail.iitm.ac.in

Web:
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