ICPCM 2018 Results Announced
  • About ICPCM
      The Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, National Institute of Technology Rourkela is going to organize the 1st International Conference on Processing and Characterization of Materials (ICPCM–2018) and 8th National Conference on Processing and Characterization of Materials (NCPCM–2018) during 6th - 8th December 2018 after successful completion of earlier seven conferences in this series (NCPCM-2011-2017). “Processing and Characterization of Materials” is a foremost topic of interest for most of the researchers in the scientific community. Advanced processing and characterization techniques make it possible to develop many novel materials for different applications including nuclear reactor, aerospace, defense and other structural sectors. Technological advancement urges novel design of fabrication strategy, comprehension of structure-property relationship for the sustainability in application of the components. The objective of the conference is to highlight all the technological advancement in the area of processing and characterization of materials. The conference is expected to attract the researchers, scientists, practicing engineers from various R & D organizations, academic institutions, and industries at a single platform. The interdisciplinary approach of the conference may allow the participants to look beyond their areas of research and expertize. The organizers of the conference contacted distinguished researchers to deliver keynote and invited lectures on processing and characterization of materials. The conference is expected to be a platform for young researchers of the globe to share their research, network with eminent peers of diversified fields, industry-institute collaboration. Senior practicing engineers, established researchers, and faculty members will also get an opportunity to share their knowledge and information.
  • About Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
      Established in 1964, the Department has emerged as a powerhouse for academics, scientific research, and cutting-edge technologies. With time, the department grew noticeably and established new areas of research and teaching in materials engineering, while retaining its strength in traditional areas of metallurgical engineering. The department is actively involved in fundamental research in diversified fields like steel technology, advanced manufacturing processes, alloy designing, nanotechnology, composites and computational materials. The alumni of the department hold strong positions in many prestigious organizations over the world. The department attracts highly qualified faculties and bright students from the entire nation. The well-developed infrastructure, diversified expertise of the faculties and incredibly talented students have placed the department in the global forum. The graduates from the department are well-placed in esteemed industries and institutions. The department has a history of producing highly ambitious students motivated for higher education in India and overseas. The department is actively involved in research activities in the front line areas of metallurgical and materials engineering in collaboration with reputed R&D organizations and industries throughout the country. The research wing of the department is strongly supported by various public and private organizations. At present, various research projects are being run in the department by external sponsoring agencies like Department of Science and Technology (DST), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Naval Research Board (NRB), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS), National Aluminum Company (NALCO). Recently TATA Steels has joined hands together with the department for active collaborative industrial research on FRP Composites.
  • About NIT Rourkela
      National Institute of Technology Rourkela (NIT Rourkela), formerly known as Regional Engineering College Rourkela (REC Rourkela) is an institute of higher learning for engineering and technology, funded by the Government of India and located in the steel city of Rourkela, Odisha, India. The institute was established as Regional Engineering College (REC) Rourkela on 15 August 1961, and its foundation stone was laid by the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. It was granted autonomy in 2002 and now functions independently under the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) as one of the National Institutes of Technology. The Institute has been modernized by two foreign collaborative funding agencies i.e. the Material theme in the Materials and Metallurgical Engineering department under Indo- U.K. REC project and the Computer Science and Electronics streams under World Bank cum Swiss Development Corporation IMPACT project. With 21 departments awarding graduate and post graduate degrees including Ph.D. in Engineering, Science, Planning and Architecture, Management, and Humanities, NIT Rourkela is one of the prestigious institutes in the country. NIT Rourkela is presently ranked the 2nd best NIT and 12th nationwide (including IITs) by the MHRD. NIT Rourkela was also ranked 601-800 in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings of 2018 and 126 in Asia. NIT Rourkela is a well-known technical institute of national importance serving as a knowledge hub to the nation. The campus of the institute spread over an area of 262 hectares of land is surrounded by scenic hills providing a spectacular rejuvenating atmosphere, which is very conducive for study and research. The well maintained green campus of the Institute provides accommodation to all students, faculties and staffs. The campus has all the amenities for developing personal, social and academic skills of young people. The greeneries and flowers in the campus further make the stay very pleasant and enjoyable.


  1. Technical Session
    1st : Dr. Ananta Prasad Chakraverty
    2nd : Dr. Dinesh Rathore
    3rd : Dr. Divya Singh
  2. Poster Session I
    1st : Neelam Mishra
    2nd : Amlan Das
  3. Poster Session II
    1st : Sritama Roy
    2nd : Krishna Chaitanya Nuli
  4. Micrography Contest
    1st : Arvind Kumar
    2nd : Ajay Pratap Singh
    3rd : Gorti Janardhan & Dasari Srinivasu
  5. Technical Session Toppers
    I : Divya Singh
    II A : Tanmaya Badapanda
    II B : Ramkumar Chandran
    III A : Somanth Kumar, Dulal Das
    III B : Venkata Krishnan, Pragya Nandan Banjare
    IV A : Subbalakshmi Yeleswarapu
    IV B : Siddharth Sradhasagar
    V A : Vijay Salkapuram
    V B : Ananta Prasad Chakraverty
    VI A : Shamim Akhtar, Pradeep Kumar Verma
    VI B : Devalingam Santhoshkumar
    VII : M K Srinath

Guest Speakers

Prof. Sunil Kumar Sarangi

Professional Fellow, IIT Bhubaneswar
Academic Advisor, C V Raman College of Engineering

Research Area: Cryogenic Materials

Prof. Gouthama

IIT Kanpur

Research Area: Mechanical Metallurgy

Dr. Ing. K G Prashanth

Associate Professor
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Research Area: Additive Manufacturing

Prof. Pinaki Prasad Bhattacharjee

Associate Professor
IIT Hyderabad

Research Area: Design of advanced materials

Prof. Gour Gopal Roy

IIT Kharagpur

Research Area: Metal Extraction

Prof. M. P. Gururajan

Associate Professor
IIT Bombay

Research Area: Materials Modelling

Dr. Bhanu Pratap Singh

Senior Scientist
Deputy Head, Advanced Carbon Products group National Physical Laboratory (NPL), NewDelhi

Research Area: Polymer and Composite Materials

Dr. Bhaskar Majumdar

Scientist 'F'
Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Hyderabad

Research Area: Materials for aviation, nuclear and defense applications

Dr. Shankar Dutta

MEMS division, Solid State Physics Laboratory, Delhi

Research Area: Surface engineering, thin films and coatings

Dr. Uma Maheswara Rao Seelam

Assistant Professor
NIT Warangal

Research Area: Magnetic Materials

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