JC Bose Fellow
Director and Professor
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur
Kanpur 208016, Uttar Pradesh, India
President, Indian Institute of Metals 2016-17
Vice President, Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), New Delhi
National Coordinator, Impacting Research Innovation & Technology (IMPRINT), MHRD, GoI
Professor Indranil Manna, currently the Director of IIT Kanpur, is an educationist and materials engineer with wide ranging research interests covering structure-property correlation and modeling in structural and functional materials including nanometric metals, laser/plasma assisted surface engineering, nanofluid and bainitic steel. His work on amorphous Al-alloys, laser surface engineering of steel/ADI/Mg/Al alloys and thermal conductivity of nanofluid are highly cited. Before moving to IIT Kanpur, he headed CSIR-CGCRI in Kolkata (2010-2012). Earlier, he taught subjects related to Physical Metallurgy at IIT Kharagpur for 25 years (1985-2010)           
and is now teaching courses on surface engineering and phase transformation at IIT Kanpur. While serving at IIT Kharagpur, he worked as a guest scientist in different renowned Institutions/Universities abroad like Max Planck Institute at Stuttgart, Technical University of Clausthal, Liverpool University, Nanyang Technological University, University of Ulm, Unipress, Poland. He has over 250 journal publications, supervised 20 PhD theses, completed over Rupees 16 crore worth sponsored research at IIT-Kharagpur during 1990-2008, lectured in various capacities in over 100 institutions across the world in different occasions and received several national/international awards and recognition. He is actively involved in several technology development and national policy initiatives including steering a unique program of knowledge translation and technology development initiative of MHRD called IMPRINT. Professor Manna is a Fellow of all the national academies of science (INSA, IASc, NASI) and engineering (INAE) in India. He is a J C Bose Fellow of DST (2012-17) and a recipient of TWAS prize for engineering sciences (2013). He is currently the President of the Indian Institute of Metals and Vice President of the Indian National Academy of Engineering. He has recently been made a Member of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and the Asia Pacific Academy of Materials (APAM).
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