IManna
Professor INDRANIL MANNA,
FTWAS, FNA, FNAE, FNASc, FASc, MAPAM, FIE(I), FIIM, FEMSI, FAScT, PRS, PhD
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
Sponsored Research Schemes (in progress/completed)

Prof. Manna's research endeavors concern the broad area of phase transformation and structure-property correlation in engineering solids. The most significant contributions made by him in the recent (past five) years in this direction are summarized below. The numerals in parenthesis refer to the papers published by the nominee, as cited in the enclosed publication list.
  1. Development of nanocrystalline coating by combined plasma assisted implantation and deposition (PAID)
    (Principal Investigator)
    Sponsor: Deptt. of Science & Technology (DST), New Delhi
    Duration: 3 years
    Fund: Rs. 5.3 million
    Status: commenced on Mar 1, 2006
  2. Synthesis and Characterization of Nanostructured Materials for Functional and Structural Applications
    (Principal Investigator)
    Sponsor: Deptt. of Science & Technology (DST), New Delhi under Nanomaterials Science and Technology Initiative (NSTI)
    Duration: 5 years
    Fund: Rs. 28 million
    Status: Commenced on Mar 2005.
  3. Development and Characterization of Novel Nanocrystalline Metallic/Ceramic Based Hydrogen Sensor Materials
    (Principal Investigator)
    Sponsor: Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) - R&D projects
    Duration: 3 years
    Fund: Rs. 1.5 million
    Status: Commenced on May 2005
  4. Synthesis and Characterization of Al-based Nanocrystalline Composites
    (Principal Investigator) - Indo-Polish Collaborative Project
    Sponsor: Deptt. of Science & Technology (DST), New Delhi and Komitet Badan Naukowych (KBN), Poland under Scientific and Technological International Cooperation Joint Project for the years 2004-2006
    Duration: 2 years
    Fund: International travel and contingency, Rs. 0.3 million
    Status: Commenced in July 2005
  5. Development of Wear-resistant Cu-alloy with Nanocrystalline Ceramic Phase Dispersion by Mechanical Alloying for Electrical Contacts and Components
    (Principal Investigator)
    An International Project Award (selected from 145 proposals from 27 countries)
    Sponsor: International Copper Association, USA
    Duration: 1 year
    Fund: USD 22000.00
    Status: Commenced on Mar 2005
  6. Production of porous TiNi shape memory alloys from mechanically alloyed powders for biomedical applications - A Fast Track Research Scheme
    (Principal Investigator)
    Sponsor: Deptt. of Science & Technology (DST), New Delhi
    Duration: 2 year
    Fund: Rs. 0.96 million
    Status: Commenced on December 2004
  7. Development and Characterization of Nano-fluid for Micro-thermal Heat Transfer Applications in Advanced Satellite
    (Principal Investigator)
    Sponsor: Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and KCSTC, IIT, Kharagpur
    Duration: 2 years
    Fund: Rs. 4.33 lakhs (approx.)
    Status: Commenced in August 2004
  8. Synthesis and characterization of nanocrystalline ZrO2-based electrolyte for solid oxide fuel cells
    (Principal Investigator)
    Sponsor: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi
    Duration: 3 years
    Fund: Rs. 11 lakhs (approx.)
    Status: Commenced in April 2004
  9. High Speed Laser Synthesis of Amorphous Surface Structure
    (Principal Investigator)
    Sponsor: Deptt. of Science & Technology (DST), New Delhi and National Science Foundation (NSF), USA
    Duration: 3 years
    Fund: Rs. 16.57 lakhs (approx.)
    Status: Commenced on March 2004.
  10. Development of Al-based Nanocrystalline and Amorphous Alloys by Mechanical Alloying
    (Principal Investigator)
    Sponsor: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi
    Duration: 3 years
    Fund: Rs. 17 lakhs (approx.)
    Status: Commenced on Aug. 2003.
  11. Surface Engineering of Ball Bearing Steel by Plasma Immersion Ion Implantation
    (Principal Investigator)
    Sponsor: TATA STEEL, Jamshedpur
    Duration: 2 years
    Fund: Rs. 8 lakhs (approx.)
    Status: Commenced on Aug., 2003.
  12. Laser Assisted Manufacturing of Compositionally Graded Coating and Drilling of Metals and Alloys
    (Co-Principal Investigator)
    Sponsor: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), N. Delhi
    Duration: 3 years
    Fund: Rs. 13 lakhs (approx.)
    Status: Commenced on Mar. 2003.
  13. Laser Assisted Fabrication of Functionally Graded Component for Hip Joint and Femoral Replacement
    (Co-Principal Investigator)
    Sponsor: BRNS, Department of Atomic Energy
    Duration: 3 years
    Fund: Rs. 16 lakhs (approx.)
    Status: Commenced on Aug. 2003.
  14. Compressor Driven Metal Hydrite Cooling and Heating Systems
    (Co-Principal Investigator)
    Sponsor: Ministry of Non Conventional Energy Sources, New Delhi
    Duration: 3 year
    Fund: Rs. 16.22 lakhs (approx.)
    Status: Completed in Dec. 2004.
  15. Plasma Based Ion Implantation for Surface Engineering of Titanium Alloys to Improve Wear and Oxidation Resistance
    (Principal Investigator)
    Sponsor: Deptt. of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India (under the CDPS program)
    Duration: 3 years
    Fund: Rs. 52 lakhs (approx.)
    Status: Completed in Dec 2003.
  16. Laser Surface Engineering of Magnesium and Its Alloys to Enhance Wear and Oxidation Resistance
    (Principal Investigator)
    Sponsor: DST-DAAD Exchange Research Fund.
    Duration: 2 years
    Fund: Rs. 4 lakhs and DM 4000.00 (approx.)
    Status: Completed in Dec. 2001.
  17. Laser Surface Engineering for Enhanced Abrasion and Impact-Fatigue resistance of Excavator Components
    (Principal Investigator)
    Sponsor: UK-INDIA Science and Technology Research Fund.
    Duration: 2 years
    Fund: Rs. 5 lakhs and UKP 5000.00 (approx.)
    Status: Completed in Dec. 2000.
  18. Laser Surface Engineering of Commercial Metals for Improved Corrosion and Oxidation Resistance
    (Principal Investigator)
    Sponsor: Min. of Human Resource Development (MHRD), N. Delhi.
    Duration: 3 years
    Fund: Rs. 7.5 lakhs (approx.)
    Status: Completed in Mar. 2000.
  19. Development of Superior Corrosion and Oxidation Resistant Materials for Fast Breeder Reactors by Laser Surface Engineering
    (Principal Investigator)
    Sponsor: Coun. of Sci. & Indus. Res. (CSIR), N. Delhi
    Duration: 4 years
    Fund: Rs. 6 lakhs (approx.)
    Status: Completed in Mar. 2000.
  20. Improvement in Oxidation Resistance of Nimonic Alloys By Laser Surface Engineering
    (Principal Investigator)
    Sponsor: All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), N. Delhi
    Duration: 4 years
    Fund: Rs. 5.5 lakhs
    Status: Completed in Mar. 1999.
  21. Development of High Temperature Resistant Materials By Laser Surface Engineering
    (Principal Investigator)
    Sponsor: All India Council of Technical Education, N. Delhi
    Duration: 3 years
    Fund: Rs. 2 lakhs + Personal Salary for 3 years
    Status: Completed in Sept. 1998.
  22. Measurement of Grain Boundary Diffusivity Through Kinetic Analysis of Discontinuous Precipitation - A Novel Technique
    (Principal Investigator)
    Sponsor: Coun. of Sci. & Indus. Res. (CSIR), N. Delhi
    Duration: 3 years
    Fund: Rs. 5 lakhs (approx.)
    Status: Completed in Mar. 1996.
  23. Development of Nanocrystalline Composites by Mechanical Alloying & Characterization
    (Co-Investigator with Prof. S. K. Pabi)
    Sponsor: Deptt. of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India
    Duration: 3 years
    Fund: Rs. 28 lakhs (approx.)
    Status: Completed in May 1998.
  24. Investigation into Solidification Behaviour, Thermophysical Characteristics and Mechanical Properties of Composites
    (Co-Investigator with Profs. B. K. Dhindaw & S. C. Panigrahi)
    Sponsor: All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), N.Delhi
    Duration: 3 years
    Fund: Rs.5 lakhs
    Status: Completed in Mar. 1995.
  25. Development of Superior Corrosion and Oxidation Resistant Materials By Laser Surface Treatment
    (Investigator-in-Charge)
    Sponsor: Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi
    Duration: 3 years
    Fund: Rs. 1.2 lakhs (approx.)
    Status: Completed in Nov. '95.
  26. Development of Wear and Corrosion Resistant Materials Through Laser Surface Alloying
    (Investigator-in-Charge)
    Sponsor: Inst. Scheme For Innovation Res. & Dev., I.I.T., Kharagpur
    Duration: 1 year
    Fund: Rs. 0.25 lakhs (aprox.)
    Status: Completed in Mar. '94.
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