About The Organizing Department:
Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering (MSME) was established in year 2010, with the vision to translate the fundamental understanding of materials into sustainable and environmental friendly technologies and products for the social benefits. The research philosophy of the department is based on "Atoms to Applications"; thus the foundation of the department is on the strong fundamental principles of Science and Technology. Since inception, the department has been growing with many dimensions, where research has been a major thrust. With increasing number of faculty members every year, department now have many strong research teams and expertise in all major areas including structural materials, functional materials, health-care and biomaterials, energy materials, nanoscience & nano-technology, and computational materials science, etc. With a goal of achieving excellence in education and research, the research infrastructure has been strengthened with the most sophisticated state-of-art equipment, which makes the department of MSME, one of the fastest growing center in the country. Department has been actively engaged on various outreach and mentorship programs for colleges and university faculty members across country. Every year, several workshops, short-term training programs, and internships programs are conducted, in cutting-edge areas. Department believes in the holistic development of human recourses, leading to a good human being, to serve the nation and society.
About The Worksop- TAM-IV:
Since 2015, three workshops have been conducted in this theme. Motivated by the overwhelming responses and previous success, fourth workshop in this series TAM-IV 2018 has been planned. This workshop has been designed exclusively for early career Researchers and Young Faculty members to give orientations about various thermal characterization techniques. This one-week training program will cover lectures on basics & fundamentals, followed by hands-on-experience. Thermal analysis methods are among important characterization techniques, where material's response is observed during temperature change. Identification and quantification of three major factors: Heat exchange, Weight changes and Dimension changes, are very useful to understand fundamental principles, mechanisms and process kinetics. These techniques are widely used by researchers working across disciplines, for most of materials, metals & alloys, ceramics, glasses, polymers, rubbers, chemicals and composites. The Department has equipped with state-of-art facilities:
Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC):
DSC is the method to measure the heat involved during a process, which is exothermic or endothermic in nature. These are useful to calculate the specific heats, enthalpy and Gibb's free energy of the system. Processes which can be characterize, are: chemical reaction, phase transformation, recrystallization, melting, freezing, glass transition, etc.
Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA):
TGA is a method in which the change in mass of a sample is measured as a function of temperature and/or time. This provides information about thermal stability, absorption, desorption, oxidation, reduction, and thermal decomposition, etc.
It measures the volume or linear dimensional changes of the solid samples, when subjected to heating or cooling. Dilatometry is used to measure the thermal expansion coefficient of the solid and helpful in characterizing various other processes, such as phase transformation, glass-transition, solid-state sintering and liquid phase sintering etc.
Snapshots of earlier workshops:
Dr. Bharat B. PanigrahiHead of Department
Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad
Kandi, Sangareddy, 502285, Telangana
Date and Time
Dates: June 25th to 30th, 2018
Venue:Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad