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MRSI Newsletter
A quareterly publication of the Materials Research Society of India

for circulation amongst its members

Volume B 01, Number 2                                                                July  2001

From the Editors’ Desk

his is the second issue of the revived Newsletter. The responses received from our members for the first issue of the Newsletter are very encouraging. The continued success of this Newsletter will depend on the effectiveness with which the members make use of this as a medium of communication amongst them and make it a common link transcending individual disciplines.  We earnestly solicit your cooperation.

This Newsletter comes along with a write up of the activities of MRSI since its inception. This is indeed a measure of the impressive growth of our society.  In the past this update used to be published a s a separate booklet.  With the revival of the Newsletter the resume of the activities of MRSI is made as part of the Newsletter itself.

H L Bhat
R V Krishnan

For more details about the activities of MRSI, members are advised to visit the society’s website at www.igcar.ernet.in/mrsi
In this issue
From the Editors’ Desk
Awards & Distinctions

News in Brief

New Members

Calendar of Events, July-Dec 2001
An Update of MRSI Activities
Patron Membership


Volume B 01,  Number 2
July 2001

The MRSI Newsletter is a quarterly update published by the Materials Research Society of India. Members are requested to contribute information of interest to Materials Science community.  Members can inform through the Newsletter, changes in address, forthcoming events, and any interesting scientific/technological developments in the area of materials.  The relevant materials should be sent to the following address:
   MRSI Newsletter
   Materials Research Society of India
   IISc Campus, Bangalore 560 012, India 



Awards & Distinctions Conferred on Members

We are happy to report that the following members of Materials Research Society of India have received awards and distinctions shown against their names.MRSI congratulates them.
Dr.C.G.Krishnadas Nair
Top Chief Executive Award for outstanding contribution to Public Sector Management for the year 1999-2000

Fellow of the TWAS

Forthcoming AGM

The Thirteenth Annual General Meeting of MRSI will be held at Hyderabad during February 2002 (probable dates are Feb 7-10, 2002).

This will be organized by MRSI Hyderabad Chapter. Dr. D Banerjee, Treasurer, MRSI and Director, DMRL, Hyderabad will be the contact person.  Active participation of the members in this annual event is solicited.


Nominations for the MRSI Awards/Prizes and Medals

Nominations are invited from the members of the Council of MRSI for the following:

i.  Distinguished Materials Scientist of the year award (1)

ii.MRSI-ICSC Superconductivity & Materials Science Award,  (Senior) (1)

iii.MRSI-ICSC Superconductivity & Materials Science Annual Prizes (2)

iv.Election of Distinguished scientists from abroad for Honorary Membership of MRSI

The last date for the receipt of nominations at Bangalore office of MRSI is 31st July 2001

New Members
Enrolled between April 1 and June 30 2001

life members

Annadurai P (LM B446)
NPOL, Defence R & D Organization
Kochi 682 021
Tel: 424911 Ext. 1252
Fax: 424858
Email: tsonpol@vsnl.com

Kulvir Singh (LM B447)
School of Basic & Applied Sciences
Patiala 147 004
Tel: 0175-393122
Email: ksingh@tietp.ren.nic.in

Rustom M Cursetji  (LM B448)
ACC Ltd, CRS Complex
LBS Marg
Thane 400 604
Tel: 022-5837377
Fax: 022-5801301
Email: rd3@bom3.vsnl.net

Sachi D Majumdar (LM B449)
ACC-RCD, CRS Complex
LBS Marg
Thane 400 604
Tel: 022-5823631 Ext:287
Fax: 022-5820962
Email: rcd@giasbm01.vsnl.net.in

Duraiswami Venkateswaran (LM
B450) R&D Division, ACC Ltd
CRS Complex, LBS Marg
Thane 400 604
Tel: 022-5823631,
Email: DV2@acccement.com

Shreesh A Khadilkar (LM B452)
R&D Division, ACC Ltd
CRS Complex, LBS Marg
Thane 400 604

Fax: 022-5801301
Email: rd3@bom3.vsnl.net

Tiwari A K (LM B456)
CCD, ACC Limited
CRS Complex, LBS Marg
Thane 400 604
Tel: 022-5823631
Fax: 022-5820962
Email: akt@acccement.com

Gore V K (LM B458)
The ACC Ltd, CRS Complex
Thane 400 6004
Tel: 022-5823631

Prakash C Kulkarni (LM B460)
Bldg No. 91A, Block No. 12
Brindavan Society
Thane 400 601
Tel: 022-5823631
Fax: 022-5820962
Email: rd3.bom3.vsnl.net.in

Page C H  (LM B465)
The ACC Ltd
Advanced Materials Business Group
EM-4, Sector V, Salt Lake City
Kolkata 700 091
Tel: 033-3573701
Email: chpageacc@vsnl.net

Murthy G V S  (LM B480)
MTC Division
Jamshedpur 831 001
Tel: 0657-471 709-14 Ext:2083            Fax: 0657-270527
Email: gvs@csnml.ren.nic.in

Mahabir Ram (LM B481)
37, C H Area (N.W)
P.O Sonari
Jamshedpur 831 001
Tel: 0657-200387
Fax: 0657-228480

Surya Kumar Singh (LM482)
CRM (operations)
Tata Steel
Jamshedpur 831 001
Tel: 0657-434727
Fax: 0657-433437

Amarendra Kumar Singh (LM B486)
Tata Research Development & Design Centre, 54 B, Hadapsar Industrial
Estate Pune 411 013
Tel: 020-6871058
Fax: 020-6810921
Email: aksingh@pune.tcs.co.in

Srivastava V C (LM B487)
Materials Processing Division
Jamshedpur 831 001
Tel: 0657-271752
Fax: 0657-270527

Bhattacharyya P K (LM B489)
Mineral Processing Division
Jamshedpur 831 001
Tel: 0657-270094
Fax: 0657-270527
Email: pkb@csnml.ren.nic.in

Ramchandra G Kulkarni (LM B504) Department of Physics
Saurashtra University
Rajkot 360 005
Tel: 0281-571811
Fax: 0281-77885
Email: rgk@wilnetonline.net

Sundar Manoharan S (LMB505)
Materials Chemistry Lab
Dept. of Chemistry
Indian Institute of Technology
Kanpur 208 016
Tel: 0512-597425
Fax: 0512-590260
Email: ssundar@iitk.ac.in

Chauhan J S (LM B506)
Dr. J S Chauhan inside Fort
Chaupra Pura
Near Hanuman Vyayam Shalla
Vidisha  464 001 (M.P)
Tel: 07592-30412
Fax: 07592-33124

Anil Kumar Kaviraj (LM B507)
H&R Johnson (India) Limited
Raheja's 3rd Floor
Corner of Main Avenue & VP Road Santacruz (West)
Mumbai 400 054
Tel: 022-6903006
Fax: 022-6001286/6058135
Email: kaviraj@hrjohnsonindia.com

Nidhuban Deb (LM B508)
North Eastern Regional Institute of Science & Technology (NERIST), Itanagar
Nirjuli 791 109, A.P
Tel: 0360-257401-8(136)
Fax: 0360-244307/257696
Email: ndeb@nerist.ernet.in

Chandrashekar T (LM B509)
No. 39, 6th Cross
Magadi Road (left side)
Bangalore 560 023
Tel: 080-3441822 Ext: 325
Email: chandrashekart@msrit.edu

Reghu Menon (LM B510)
Department of Physics
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore 560 012
Tel: 080-3092725
Fax: 080-3602602
Email: rmenon@physics.iisc.ernet.in

Ray S K (LM B511)
Metallurgy & Materials Group
Kalpakkam 603 102
Tel: 04114-40202/40360
Fax: 04114-81290

Ramasami T (LM B512)
Central Leather Research Institute
Chennai 600 020
Tel: 044-4910846/4910897
Fax: 044-4912150
Email: clrim@giasmd01.vsnl.net.in

Shashidhara Prasad J (LM B513)
University of Mysore
Mysore 570 001
Tel: 0821-516133
Fax: 0821-511121
Email: jsp@vomphysics.net, shashidhara.prasad@physics.org

annual members

Kalyan Kumar Gupta (AM B001)
ANC Division
Jamshedpur 831 001
Tel: 0657-271709 Ext: 2107

Jayanta Kumar Sircar (AM B002)
ANC Division
Jamshedpur 831 001
Tel: 0657-271709 Ext: 2248
Fax: 0657-2705

Rashmi Shrivastava (AM B003)
w/o Shri S K Shrivastava
Near Pump House, Makronic
Sagar  470 001 (M.P)
Tel: 07582-31745
Email: satishrs@bomb6.vsnl.net.in

Srinivasan Padmanabhan (AM B004)
ACC Ltd, CRS Complex
LBS Marg
Thane 400 604
Tel: 022-5823631 Ext: 304
Fax: 022-5801301
Email: psrinivasan2@acccement.co

Yeshwant Sharad Gowaikar (LM B005)
595, Shaniwar Peth,
Gowaikar Complex
Pune 411 030
Tel: 022-4450312
Fax: 022-4450530
Email: ysg@wmi.co.in

Amarendra K Das  (AM B514)
Consultant & Academician
Post Box No. 4,
Bokaro Steel City,
Jharkhand 827 001
Tel. (Res). 06542-48670
Email: amarendra.das@usa.net

patron members

M/s National Council for Cement and
Building Materials
34 KM Stone, Delhi-Mathura Road
Ballabgarh 121 004, Haryana
Tel (off). 011-4697498/99
Email: nccbm@giasd101.vsnl.net.in




July    1- 6 International Conference on   ’Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT-2001) Prof. BVR Chowdari
Department of Physics, National University of Singapore, Singapore 119 260, Singapore
Tel. (65) 874 2956/874 1975,
Fax: (65) 777 6126/7772393
July 12-14 Perspectives of Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science Prof. K Chattopadhyay
Dept of Metallurgy , IISc, Bangalore 560 012
Phone: 3092678,Fax. 3600683/3600085
Email: kamanio@metalrg.iisc.ernet.in
August 5-11

Eighth International Conference on Composites Engineering

Dr. David Hui
University of New Orleans, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, New Orleans LA 70148, USA
Phone: (504) 280 6652,Fax: (504) 280 6192
Email: dhui@uno.edu/
August 27-29 Seventh APAM topical seminar "Semiconductor materials for thermoelectric and photovoltaic devices’ Prof. V.Zemskov & Prof. F.Kuznetsov
For correspondence:
Marina Kosinova
Institute of Inorganic Chemistry SB RAS
3 Acad, Lavrentjev Pr, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia
Fax: 73832 34 4489,
Email: marina@che.nsk.su
August 26-30 Workshop on International Collaboration and Networking, IUMRS-ICAM 2001, Cancun, Mexico Prof. R P H Chang or
Kimberly Bartlett
Materials Research Institute, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL, 60208. USA
Phone: (847) 467-7613
Fax :(847) 467-672
September 5-7 National Symposium on Science & Technology of Vacuum and Thin Films Prof. S. Mohan Convenor
Dept of Instrumentation, IISc
Bangalore 560 012
Phone : 91-80-3601143/ 3092985
Fax: 91-80-3600683,

E-mail: smohan@isu.iisc.ernet.in
September 12-14 Workshop on Complete Cycle Characterization of Materials Dr. Baldev Raj, Convenor, Director, Materials, Chemical and Reprocessing Groups, IGCAR, Kalpakkam-603102
Phone : 0091-4114-88518/ 80234
E-mail: dmg@igcar.ernet.in
October 19-20 National Carbon Conference INDO-CARBON 2001 Prof. L M Manocha
Department of Materials Science, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar 388120
Email: lalitmanocha@vsnl.com
November 18-21 Asian Crystallograhhic Association IV Meeting (As CA’01) Prof. M R N Murthy
Secretary Ac Ca’01,
Molecular Biophysics Unit
IISc,Bangalore 560 012
Tel: 3092458,
Email: mrn@mbu.iisc.ernet.in
November 29- 1 Dec First Conference on Asian Consortium for Computational Materials Science (ACCMS-1) Dr. G P Das Dr. U Waghmare
Convenor, ACCMS-1 JNCASR, Jakkur, Bangalore 560 064
Fax: 91-22-8462766,
E-mail : accms@jncasr.ac.in
December 11-15 X International Workshop on the Physics of Semi-conductor Devices

Mr. P. K. Basu
Solidstate Physics Laboratory
Lucknow Road, Delhi 110 054
Phone: 2942041/3968930,
Fax: 011-3913609/3984285
Email. dir/sspl@ssplnet.org / vkmr@vsnl.com

December Eighth Topical Seminar on Material Data Network

Prof. Hwang, Prof. L.J. Chen
For correspondence:
Marina Kosinova
Institute of Inorganic Chemistry SB RAS
3 Acad, Lavrentjev Pr, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia
Fax: 73832 34 4489. 
Email: marina@che.nsk.su

Date to be Finalized Asian Academic Seminar

Dr. P Rama Rao
Vice Chancellor, University of Hyderabad Central University P.O, Gachi Bowli
Hyderabad 500 046
Phone: 040-3010121,Fax. 040-3010367
Email: prr@uohyd.ernet.in

Members are requested to give information about the Conference / symposia / workshops they are organizing well in advance so that they can be inserted in the “calendar of events

July, 2001

The MRSI Update is a consolidated statement of the major activities and achievements of MRSI.  The MRSI has completed 12 years of activity and in this update, the following information is given.

        Membership status
        Awards & Honours
        Information Collection & Dissemination System
        International Cooperation
        Annual General Meetings

Membership Status

MRSI has the following classes of membership. The status as on June 30, 2001 is:

     Life Members                  
     Annual Members            
     Honorary members         

Patron members              

  :     73
  :  136

  :   59
Awards and Honours
Distinguished Materials  Scientist of the Year Award:

DISTINGUISHED MATERIAL SCIENTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD is a prestigious MRSI award.  The chosen scientist delivers special Honour Lecture on the occasion of the MRSI Annual Meeting.

Prof. S Ramaseshan
Prof. E C Subba Rao
Prof. T R Anantharaman
Prof. C N R Rao
Dr. M S Valiathan
Prof. K L Chopra
Dr. R Chidambaram
Dr. Paul Ratnasamy
Dr. P Rama Rao
Prof C V Sundaram
Dr. R A Mashelkar
Prof. S Ranganathan

MRSI-ICSC Superconductivty and Materials Science Award (Senior

Prof. CNR Rao, (JNCASR, Bng)
Dr. P Rama Rao, (UOH, Hyderabad)
Dr. S K Joshi, (NPL, New Delhi)

This prize is awarded once in three years.
MRSI Distinguished Lecturership

Dr. M S Valiathan  (SCTIMST, TRV)
Prof. S Ranganathan (IISc, Bangalore)
Prof. G V Subba Rao (CECRI, Karaikudi)
Dr. P Ramachandra Rao (NML, Jamshedpur)
Dr. P Rodriguez (IGCAR, Kalpakkam)                   


MRSI-ICSC Super Conductivity and Materials Science Annual Prize Winners : These prizes are awarded annually

Dr. A V Narlikar, NPL, New Delhi


Prof. G V Subba Rao, IIT, Madras


Prof. S B Ogale, UOP, Pune


Prof. J Gopalakrishnan,IISc,Bangalore


Dr. P Chaddah, CAT, Indore


Dr. A K Gupta, NPL, New Delhi


Prof. S K Malik, TIFR, Mumbai


Dr. P Ganguly, NCL, Pune


Prof. L C Gupta, TIFR, Mumbai


Dr. D Chakravorty, IACS, Kolkata


Prof. K J Rao, IISc, Bangalore


Dr. J V Yakhmi, BARC, Mumbai


Prof. A K Barua, IACS, Kolkata


Dr. Anil Kakodkar, BARC,Mumbai


Dr.P Rodriguez,IGCAR,Kalpakkam


Prof.R Vijayaraghavan,TIFR, Bombay


Dr. Y R Mahajan, ARC-I, Hyderabad


Dr. T S Radhakrishnan, IGCAR,Kalpakkam


Dr. N V Madhusudana,RRI, Bangalore


Dr. C K Gupta, BARC, Mumbai


Dr. S K Sikka, BARC, Mumbai


Dr. D Banerjee, DMRL, Hyderabad


BEST PAPER PRIZE (For publication in the Bulletin of Materials Science)

1990: “A cold model study of mass transfer in Q-BOP” by Prof. S L Malhotra, Dr. S Singh and Dr. N Prasad, BHU, Varanasi,  Bulletin of Materials Science, Vol. 12 (1989), p 369

1991: “Thermodynamic properties of Pt5La, Pt5Pr, Pt5Tb and Pt5T, intermetallics” by Prof. K T Jacob, IISc, Bangalore and Prof. Y Waseda, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, Bulletin of Materials Science, Vol. 13, (1990), p 235

1992: “Ordered structures in ternary hcp alloys” by Prof. S Lele and Dr. A K Singh, BHU, Varanasi, Bulletin of Materials Science, Vol. 14 (1991), p 11

1993: “Dynamic Fracture Mechanics-A scientific tool for the prevention of catastrophic Failure” by Dr. R Krishna Kumar, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Bulletin of Materials Science, Vol. 15 (1992), p 55

1994: “EXAFS: Determination of Cation Distribution in Spinels” by Dr. G M Bhongale, Dr. D K Kulkarni, Dept. of Physics, Institute of Science, Nagpur and Dr. V B Sapre, Dept. of Physics, Nagpur University, Nagpur, Bulletin of Materials Science, Vol. 16 (1993), p. 243

1995: “The role of additives in a complex lithium silicate glass ceramic” by Prof. R N Das, Prof. B K Chandrashekar, Ceramic Technological Institute, Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd, Bangalore & Prof. K J Rao, Materials Research Centre, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore,  Bulletin of Materials Science, Vol. 17 (1994), p 59

1996: No prize was given in 1996.

1997: “Crystallization of glass in Fireclay Refractories’ by Dr. S P Choudhury and Dr. T Dutta, CGCRI, Kolkata, Part II and Part III, Bulletin of Materials Science, Vol. 19 (1996), p 373

1998: ‘A New inexpensive method for the preparation of acicular precursors for magnetic recording media’ by M R Anantharaman, K V Joseph and H V Keer, Dept. of chemistry, IIT, Mumbai, Bulletin of Materials Science, Vol. 20, (1997), p 975.

1999: “Short term tissue response to carbon fibre : A preliminary in vitro and in vivo study’ by Mira Mohanty, T V Kumary, Division of Pathophysiology, SCTIMST,  Thiruvananthapuram, Arthur V Lal, Vivarium & Materials Group, SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram and R Sivakumar, Biomedical Technology Wing, SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapura, Bulletin of Materials Science, Vol. 21 (6) (1998), p 439.

2000: ‘Transmission Electron Microscopy and X-ray diffraction studies of Quantum Wells’, by D V Sridhara Rao, L Muraleedharan, Electron Microscopy Group, DMRL, Hyderabad, G K Dey, Materials Science Division, BARC, Mumbai, S K Halder, G Bhagavannarayan, Materials Characterization Division, NPL, New Delhi, P Banerji, D Pal and D N Bose, Advanced Technology Centre, IIT, Kharagpur, Bulletin of Materials Science, Vol 22, No. 6, October (1999), pp. 947.

2001: ‘Helium implanted A1Hf as studied by 181Ta TDPAC’ by  R Govindaraj, Materials Science Division, IGCAR, Kalpakkam, K P Gopinathan, Dept. of Physics, Cochin University of Science & Technology, Cochin and B Viswanathan, Materials Science Division, IGCAR, Kalpakkam, Bulletin of Materials Science, Vol. 23, No. 3, June (2000), p 201

MRSI also awards prizes to the authors of the best posters displayed at the Annual Meeting.

MRSI Medal Lectures

MRSI Medals are awarded in recognition of excellence in a particular field of expertise within the domain of materials and processes.  Recipients of these medals are invited to deliver lectures at the MRSI Annual Meeting. So far 187 Medals have been awarded.

The MRSI Medal winners for the years 1990 to 2001 are listed below:

Prof. S. B. Ogale, University of Poona, Pune

Dr. P. Muralidharan, SSPL, Delhi

Prof. S. V. Subramanyam, IISc, Bangalore

Prof. K. Chattopadhyay, IISc, Bangalore

Dr. V. Chandrasekharan, DMRL, Hyderabad

Prof. D. D. Sarma, IISc, Bangalore

Prof. Manu Multani, TIFR, Mumbai

Dr. A. M. Varaprasad, DMSRDE, Kanpur

Prof. G. V. Subba Rao, IIT , Madras

Dr. D. Pandey, BHU, Varanasi

Dr. S. Sivaram, NCL, Pune

Dr. M. K. Sridhar , NAL, Bangalore

Prof. C.Lakkad, IIT, Mumbai

Prof. K. A. Padmanabhan, IIT, Madras

Dr. N. C. Birla, DMRL, Hyderabad

Dr. S. Banerjee, BARC, Mumbai


Prof. S. Ranganathan, IISc, Bangalore

Dr. A. H. Sequeria, BARC, Mumbai

Dr. A. K. Sreedhar, SSPL, New Delhi

Prof. A. K. Barua, IACS, Kolkat

Dr. H. S. Maiti, CGCRI, Kolkata

Prof. R. Srinivasan , IIT, Madras

Prof. B. K. Sadashiva, RRI, Bangalore

Dr. O. P. Bahl, NPL, New Delhi

Dr. D. Banerjee, DMRL, Hyderabad

Dr. J. Mukherji, CGCRI, Kolkata

Prof.  D. N.  Bose, IIT, Kharagpur

Dr. A. K. Singh, NAL, Bangalore

Dr. S. K. Sikka, BARC, Mumbai

Prof. J. Gopalakrishnan, IISc, Bangalore

Dr. C. K. Gupta, BARC, Mumbai

Dr. P. Rodriguez, IGCAR, Kalpakkam

Dr. V. M. Nadkarni, NCL, Pune


Dr. B. K. Das, NPL, New Delhi

Prof. Vikram Kumar, IISc, Bangalore

Prof. S. Mohan, IISc Bangalore

Prof. G. Ananthakrishna, IISc, Bangalore

Dr. R. Thyagarajan, SSPL, Delhi

Prof. D. Chakravorty, IACS, Kolkata

Dr. Baldev Raj, IGCAR, Kalpakkam

Dr. A. D. Damodaran, RRL, Thiruvananthapuram

Dr.S. R. Rajagopalan, NAL, Bangalore

Dr. Pradip, TRDDC, Pune

Prof. P. Pramanik, IIT, Kharagpur

Dr. Y. R. Mahajan, DMRL, Hyderabad

Dr. G. Sundararajan, DMRL, Hyderabad

Prof. K. T. Jacob, IISc, Bangalore

Prof. P . Ramasamy, Anna Univ. Chennai

Dr. S. P. Garg, BARC, Mumbai

Prof. P .Ganguly, NCL, Pune

Prof. S. Banerjee, NML, Jamshedpur

Dr. R. Sivakumar, SCTIMST,  TRV

Dr. N. Balasubramanian, Everest Ltd.,Bng

Dr.C. G. Krishnadas Nair, HAL, Bangalore


Dr. D. Ganguli, CGCRI, Kolkata

Prof. G. S. Upadhyaya, IIT, Kanpur

Dr. K. C. Patil, IISc, Bangalore

Dr. S. K. Date, NCL, Pune

Dr. L Madhav Rao, BARC, Mumba

DR. Sanak Mishra, SAIL (R & D) Ranchi

Dr. Krishan Lal, NPL, New Delhi

Dr. A K Chatterjee, ACC Ltd, Thane

Prof. O. Prabhakar, IIT, Chennai

Dr. S. L. Mannan, IGCAR, Kalpakkam

Prof. K. V. S. Rama Rao, IIT, Chennai

Dr. C. Ganguly, BARC, Mumbai

Dr. R B Subramanyam, DMRL, Hyderabad

Prof. K A Natarajan, IISc, Bangalore

Dr. A K Shukla, IISc, Bangalore

Dr. C K Mathews, IGCAR, Kalpakkam


Dr.K.Balakrishnan, CECRI, Karaikudi

Prof. S.V.Bhat, IISc, Bangalore

Prof. S.K.Biswas, IISc, Bangalore

Dr. R.N.Ghosh, NML, Jamshedpur

Prof. V.V.P.Kutumba Rao, BHU, Varanasi

Dr. S.K.Mitra, Tata Steel, Jamshedpur

Dr. T.S.Radhakrishnan, IGCAR, Kalpakkam

Dr.(Mrs).G.Rohini Devi, DRDL, Hyderabad

Dr. C.S.Sundar, IGCAR, Kalpakkam

Prof. M.S.Hegde, IISc, Banalore

Prof. H.L.Bhat,  IISc, Bangalore

Dr. D.Bhattacharya, IIT, Kharagpur

Dr. Sudhir  S.Kulkarni, NCL, Pune

Dr. C.Manohar, BARC, Mumbai

Prof. A.K.Pal, IACS, Kolkata

Dr.(Mrs) Indira Rajgopal, NAL, Bangalore

Dr. C.P.Sharma, SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram

Prof.S.V.Suryanarayana, OU, Hyderabad


Prof.S.C.Agarawal, IIT, Kanpur

Dr. A.K.Gupta,NPL, New Delhi

Prof.T.R.N.Kutty,IISc, Bangalore

Prof. L.M.Manocha, S.P.UniversityVallabh Vidyanagar

Dr,T.K.Mukherjee, BARC.Mumbai

Dr.B.K.Sarkar, CGCRI, Kolkata

Prof.Subrata Ray,Univ. of Roorkee, Roorkee

Prof.Pushpa Bajaj, New Delhi

Dr.Pran Kishan,SSPL, Delhi

Prof.L.K.Malhotra,IIT, New Delhi

Dr,O.N.Mohanty, TISCO,Jamshedpur

Dr.V.S.Raghunathan, IGCAR, Kalpakkam

Prof.S.P.Sengupta,IACS, Kolkata



Dr.B.M.Arora,TIFR, Mumbai

Prof. A K Raychaudhuri,IISc,Bangalore

Dr.A.K.Grover, TIFR, Mumbai

Dr. E.V.Sampath Kumar, TIFR,Mumbai

Dr. S. A. Shivashankar, IISc, Bangalore

Dr. Subhash Chandra, NPL, Pune

Dr. Vikram Jayaram, IISc, Bangalore

Dr. Vijay Kumar, IGCAR, Kalpakkam

Dr.Arun Umarji, IISc,Bangalore

Dr.D.Bahadur, IIT, Mumba

Prof.T.Nagarajan, Madras University, Chennai

Prof. R G Sharma, NPL, New Delhi

Prof. R. P. Singh, IIT, Kharagpur

Dr. K. Vijayamohanan, NCL, Pune

Prof. U. V. Varadaraju, IIT, Chennai


Dr. G. Banerjee, CGCRI, Kolkata

Dr.K.Bhanu Sankara Rao, IGCAR, Kalpakkam

Dr.A.Jayakrishna, SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram

Dr. V. N. Krishnamurthy, VSSC, Bangalore

Dr. N. G. Nair, IIT, Chennai

Dr. M. C. Pandey, DMRL,  Hyderabad

Dr . Rameshwar Jha, TISCO, Jamshedpur

Prof. M. K. Surappa,  IISc, Bangalore

Dr. B P Sharma, BARC, Mumbai

Dr. B. K. Godwal, BARC, Mumbai

Prof. T. N. Guru Row, IISc., Bangalore

Prof. S. B. Krupanidhi, IISc., Bangalore

Dr. B. M. Mandal, IACS, Kolkata

Dr. K. S. Narayan, JNCASR, Bangalore

Prof. R. Pinto, TIFR, Mumbai

Prof. V. D. Vankar, IIT,New Delhi

Prof. V. N. Rajasekharan Pillai,  M G University Kottayam


Dr. A.K.Jha, RRL, Bhopal

Prof. B. Viswanathan, IIT, Chennai

Dr. Neeraj Khare, NPL, Delhi

Dr.(Ms) Prabha R Chatterjee, IICT,Hyderabad

Dr. P.R.Vasudeva Rao, IGCAR, Kalpakkam

Prof. S.N. Kaul, Central University, Hyderabad

Dr. G.Malakondaiah, DMRL, Hyderabad

Dr. Om Prakash, BHU, Varanasi

Dr. Prabha D Nair, SCTIMST,Thiruvananthapuram

Dr. P.S.Goyal, BARC,Mumbai

Mr. K.S.Ghosh, TISCO, Jamshedpur

Dr. K.B.R.Varma, IISc, Bangalore

Dr.T.Bandyopadhyaya,CGCRI, Kolkata


Dr. R Balasubramanian, IIT Kanpur

Dr. G V Kulkarni, JNCASR, Bangalore

Dr. Navin Chand, RRL, Bhopal

Dr. S K Ray, IGCAR, Kalpakkam

Dr. K Sreenivas, SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram

Dr. A Venkateswara Rao, Shivaji University,Kolhapur

Dr. Santanu Bhattacharya, IISc, Bangalore

Dr. M K Banerjee, BEC, Bengal

Dr. S Natarajan, JNCASR, Bangalore

Dr. T Rajasekharan, DMRL, Hyderabad

Dr. S M Sharma, BARC, Mumbai

Dr. Swati Ray, IACS, Kolkata

Dr. GVS Sastry, BHU, Varanasi


Dr. R Bhattacharya, NPL, New Delhi

Prof. Atul Choksi, IISc, Bangalore

Dr. G P Das, BARC, Mumbai

Dr. S C Gupta, BARC, Mumbai

Dr. Y Hariharan, IGCAR, Kalpakkam

Prof. I Manna, IIT, Kharagpur

Prof. S N Ojha, BHU, Varanasi

Dr. A R Raju, JNCASR, Bangalore

Dr. T G Ramesh, NAL, Bangalore

Prof. M K Sanyal, SINP, Kolkata

Prof. Ajay Sood, IISc, Bangalore

Dr. A K Suri, BARC, Mumbai

Dr. V K Wadhawan, CAT, Indore


Shri. Chintamani, NFC, Hyderabad

Dr. A Ghosh, IACS, Kolkata

Dr. Gurnam Singh, CAT, Indore

Prof. R Nagarajan, TIFR, Mumbai

Dr. G J Prasad, BARC, Mumbai

Prof. K Sheela Ramasesha, NAL, Bangalore

Dr. B Viswanathan, IGCAR, Kalpakkam

Dr. G K Dey, BARC, Mumbai

Dr. A Govindaraj, SSCU, IISc, Bangalore

Dr. M Jayabalan, SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram

Dr. S K Pabi, IIT, Kharagpur

Dr.N Ramakrishnan, DMRL, Hyderabad

Dr. T Ramasami, CLRI, Chennai

Dr. K G Satyanarayana, RRL,Thiruvananthapuram


The Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) has identified MRSI as a nodal agency for developing a data base for non-ferrous materials.  In this connection, TIFAC has provided financial support to create a data bank on non-ferrous materials at MRSI headquarters, DMRL, Hyderabad dedicated for the purpose of data acquisition and storage pertaining to non-ferrous materials, technologies for their processing and areas of their application. A group of professionals with diverse background in Metallurgy, Computer Science and Library / Information science are working with this project. Presently the data bank consists of 1325 technology records on Non-ferrous Materials and it has published many value-added reports in the area of Non-ferrous Materials.

It has been decided to shift the MRSI/TIFACLINE Unit to ARC-International, Hyderabad.   Its scope will be widened to cover the areas of ceramics, powder metallurgy and surface engineering.


MRSI co-sponsors the publication of Bulletin of Materials Science (BMS) published by the Indian Academy of Sciences.  In addition, several special issues of BMS have been brought out. The BMS published 565 pages of scientific articles in 2000. The BMS will be available on internet soon. Two special issues of Materials Awareness Bulletin on “Application of Rare Earths” and “Processing Technologies for Advanced Ceramics and Composites” were brought out as a joint publication of Materials Research Society of India and Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory. It also brought out a special issue on the IUMRS-ICA-98 Conference.

MRSI is also bringing out the MRSI Newsletter which will include the ‘Calendar of Events’ where the forthcoming  conferences/symposia/workshops related to Materials Science will be listed along with the name and address of the contact persons. The MRSI Newsletter is being  edited by Prof. H L Bhat and Dr. R V Krishnan.  Information about the future events may please be communicated to them.

TIFACLINE group brings out a quarterly Newsletter on Non-Ferrous Materials as a Joint Publication of MRSI, TIFAC & DMRL.

The MRSI has also brought out its updated version of membership directory in 2001.  It has an interactive website (www.igcar.ernet.in/mrsi) for interactions amongst its members interested in science and technology of materials.

MRSI is now planning to bring out an edited volume of the Science and Technology of Materials in the New Millennium with special emphasis on the Indian scenario.


MRSI is a founding Adhering Body of the International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS).

IUMRS together with C-MRS, MRS-INDIA, MRS-JAPAN, MRS-KOREA and MRS-TAIWAN  reached an important decision in October 1992 to launch a new series of MRS Conference in Asia.  The series is titled “The IUMRS International Conference in Asia” or IUMRS-ICA.  The first conference of this series, IUMRS-ICA 1993, was organized by C-MRS. Later it was organised by MRS-TAIWAN in 1994, MRS-Korea in1995, MRS-Japan in 1997, MRS India in 1998, MRS China in 1999 and MRS Hong Kong in 2000.

The MRS-Singapore is holding the ‘International conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies’ (ICMAT) during July 1-6, 2001.  Many members of MRSI and Indian scientists are participating in the ICMAT.

The IUMRS-ICAM-2001 will be held at Cancum, Mexico during the year 2001.

The hosting of IUMRS-ICA 98 meeting at Bangalore during October 13-16, 1998 was a major activity of MRSI.  The Conference had 22 Theme Symposia and was held in 7 parallel sessions. More than 150 invited talks were delivered and nearly 700 contributed papers were presented.  As already mentioned the proceedings of the Conference, consisting of the invited talks has been published as a special issue of Bulletin of Materials Science. This volume has been very well received by all.

MRSI is a founding member of Asia Pacific Academy of Materials (APAM). It has continued its strong links with APAM. Prof. CNR Rao was its Founder President.  Currently Prof. Kuznetsov is its President. Prof. S V Subramanyam, Hon-Secretary of MRSI has been elected as the Secretary-General of APAM.  APAM currently has 50 .members from India.

APAM is also holding the following  4 seminars in the year 2001:

Fifth APAM Topical Seminar "Materials and   processes for power electronics devices"
3-5 May 2001, Novosibirsk, Russia
Prof. F.Kuznetsov, Prof. Lasseev

 Sixth  APAM Topical seminar on building materials
7-9 June 2001, Novosibirsk, Russia
Prof. V.Fedorov

 Seventh APAM topical seminar "Semiconductor materials for thermoelectric and photovoltaic devices’       27-29 August 2001, Moscow, Russia
Prof. V.Zemskov, Prof. F.Kuznetsov

 Eighth Topical Seminar on Material Data Network
December 2001
Prof. Hwang,  Prof. L.J. Chen

APAM has members from India, Russia, Japan, China, Uzbekistan, Korea, Taiwan and Australia.  The APAM India Chapter holds its annual meeting in conjunction with the AGM of MRSI. APAM-India Chapter has been formed with 40 members.

There is significant contingent of materials scientists from India at the MRS-USA meetings held at Boston each year.

MRSI is closely interacting with the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS).  EMRS and MRSI have come together in a Bilateral Discussion Meeting at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, during December 15-17, 1996. EMRS organized an International Conference on “Advanced Materials”, ICAM ’97 at Strasburg, France during June 16-20, 1997.  EMRS had also organized the ICEM meeting at Strasbourg, France in June 2000.





1 1990 National ChemicalLaboratory, Pune

Chairman. R A MAshelkar

2 1991 National Physical Laboratory New Delhi Chairman S K Joshi
Secretary B K Das
3 1992 Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Chairman Ranganathan S
Convenor A M Umarji

4 1993 Regional Research Laboratory, Thiruvananthapuram

Chairman A D Damodaran

5 1994 Research Centre, Imarat, Hyderabad

Chairman S L N Acharyulu

6 1995 Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Chairman K L Chopra
Convenor H D Banerjee

7 1996 Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Chairman A K Singh

8 1997 Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai

Chairman C K Gupta
Secretary G E Prasad

9 1998 Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai

Chairman R Natarajan

10 1999 Regional Research Laboratory, Bhopal

Convenor T C Rao

11 2000 Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar

Chairman V S Patel
Convenor L M Manocha

12 2001 Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata

Convenor M K Sanya

Patron Membership

Professional Societies, Research bodies, Laboratories and Companies willing to support activities of MRSI (through a one-time contribution of Rs. 25,000/- are enrolled as Patron members by the Council of the MRSI.

Privileges of Patron Members
       Publication of their names in MRSI Newsletter
       Free supply of all periodicals published by MRSI such as:

-        Bulletin of Materials Science

-        MRSI Newsletter / MRSI Update

       Symposium proceedings at Prices applicable to    members
       Display of Company Literature free of charge at MRSI meetings
       Discounts on advertisements in Newsletter
       Advance notification of programmes and events
       Free employment Advertisements in the MRSI Newsletter       Registration of 2 company representatives in each society meeting at member registration rates.

We appeal to all organizations /laboratories/companies involved in the R&D/Educational activities of Materials Science and Technology to become Patron members. Request for Patron membership may be made to:

Prof. S V Subramanyam
Vice President-General Secretary
Dept. of Physics, IISc,
Bangalore 560 012
Email : svsmrsi@physics.iisc.ernet.in