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The Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering(MSME) was established in the year 2007 and is dedicated to the advancement of education and research in materials science and metallurgical engineering. It had initiated teaching programs at the bachelor's degree level and master's degree level in 2007 and 2012 respectively.

At present, the Department has faculty strength of 8 (2 permanent and 6 on contract). The department is in its initial growth stage and being supported by the eminent scientists for R&D works. The department is having a B.Tech programme on Materials Science & Metallurgical Engineering and one M.Tech Programme on Materials Science and Technology. The current intake capacity of the department for B.Tech programme is 63 and 18 for M.Tech programme.  Presently about 9 research students are enrolled in Ph.D. and 33 students pursuing M.Tech degree. The research interests of the Department encompass Advanced Materials including nano-materials, thin films, ceramics, polymers, Structure-property relationship in metallic and non-metallic materials and advanced composites, in addition to the core areas like Process Metallurgy, Extractive Metallurgy, Physical Metallurgy and Mechanical behaviour of materials. The Department has developed few state-of-art advanced materials characterization facilities to support industries.

To create a world class environment for education and R&D in MANIT Bhopal. To create collaborative and supportive environment that ignites advances in materials research in India by developing fundamental understanding, adopting frontier technologies, providing education and enabling technological innovations. 

Create a vibrant and nurturing educational environment and  preparing students with a broad outlook;Performing world class, cutting edge research and striving for excellence in the relevant areas of material science and engineering;Promoting technical innovations and entrepreneurships with focus on  'Make in India' concept. Disseminating understanding about the role that materials play for human kind.


Dr.Sanjay Srivastava

Dr.Sanjay Srivastava

Designation: Associate Professor  & (HOD)

Qualification: M.Tech, Ph.D.

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e-mail: s[dot]srivastava[dot]msme[at]gmail.comsanjumanit[at]yahoo[dot]com

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Designation: Assistant Professor

Qualification: Ph.D (Metallurgical Engineering)

Academic Performance:

e-mail: csasimv[at]yahoo[dot]com

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Dr. Ramesh Kumar Nayak​

Designation: Assistant Professor

Qualification: Ph.D, MTech, BE

e-mail: rameshkumarnayak[at]gmail[dot]com

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Dr. Mangesh Lodhe

Dr. Mangesh Lodhe

Designation: Assistant Professor

Qualification: Ph.D, MTech

e-mail: rmmlodhe[at]gmail[dot]com

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Research Groups In Materials & Metallurgical Engineering Department


  •     Optical and Magnetic Materials
  •     Mechanical alloying and Mechano Chemistry
  •     Process Metallurgy
  •     Nano  materials
  •     Thin Films
  •     Composites
  •     Advanced Materials
  •     Powder Metallurgy
Facilities of the Department
Scanning Electron Microscope With EDX
Model JEOL - JAPAN (JSM 6390A)
Resolution 3.0 nm(30kV)
Accelerating voltage 0.5 to 30 kV
Magnification x5 to 300,000
Filament Pre-centered W hairpin filament (with continuous auto bias)
Objective lens Super conical lens
Objective lens apertures Three position, controllable in X/Y directions
Maximum specimen size: 32mm full coverage
Specimen stage** Eucentric goniometer
X=20mm, Y=10mm, Z=5mm-48mm
R=360° (endless)
Tilt -10/+90°
Display LCD 20 inch, high resolution FPD
Sample requirements  
XRD Facility
Maximum power 300 w
Tube voltage 30 kV
Tube Current 10 mA
Shutter Rotary Shutter
X-Ray tube Cu,Co,Fe
Filter Kβ Foil filter
Monochromator Graphite
Type Vertical
Radius 150 mm
Scanning range -3 to 145° (2θ)
Scanning speed 0.01 to 100°/min (2θ)
Minimum step width 0.005° (2θ)
Accuracy ±0.02°
Scintillation counter NaI scintillator
Software PDXL
Sample requirements  
Requisition form for powder XRD  
Model/Type Glow Discharge optical emission/ LECO – USA (GDS 500A)
Metals that can analyzed Fe base alloys, Low Alloy Steel, Stainless steel, Cast Iron, Al alloys,
Cu alloys, Nickel alloys
Resolution 0.06 nm
Spectral Range 165 nm to 460 nm
Source 4 mm DC source lamp with auto-cleaning reamer
Sample environment Low pressure Argon environment (2 to 6 Torr)
Cathode potential -800 to -1200 V
Software LECO GDS 500
Sample requirements Solid metallic samples
25 to 30 mm dia or square
2-20 mm thickness
  Requisition form for OES
Model Reference 600™, Gamry, USA
electrode measurements 2, 3, and 4
Control Modes Potentiostatic, Galvanostatic and Zero Resistance Ammeter


v Physical Electrochemistry v Sensor Development v Corrosion Measurements v Coatings Evaluation v Microelectrodes v Fast Cyclic Voltammetry v Electrochemical Noise
Max Current ±600 ma
Current Ranges 11 (60 pA - 600 mA)
Min Voltage Resolution 1μV
Min Current Resolution 20 aA
Max Applied Potential ±11 V
Frequency Range 10μHz - 1 MHz
Sample Requirements Solid metallic samples for corrosion testing
25 to 30 mm dia or square
Model/Make Model 400-0201 Delta Nu, USA
  • Thin films
  • mineralogy
  • Advanced nano materials (CNTs, Graphene, nano-diamond, CVD diamond etc.
  • Polymers Composition and Structures
  • Organic Functional Groups
  • Surface Science/Multilayer Analysis
  • In-situ chemical reaction monitoring and analysis
Sample Requirements Non-metallic samples (powders/pellets), Solutions
Requisition form for RAMAN FORM  
Model Model 7001-1 MS, TENSION, India
Applications Microstructural Analysis of Metals
Magnification 50X to 1200X
Software Image Analyzer
Sample Requirements Metal Samples 10 mm to 30 mm dia/square 10 mm to 30 mm thickness
Requisition form for powder   
Model EPOCH XT, Olympus
Measurements Thickness, sound path, Projection, Depth, amplitude, time-of-Flight, Min/Max. Depth, Min/Max. amplitude
Pulser Tunable square wave
PRF User selectable or auto from 10Hz to 1kHz
Energy settings 50 V to 475 V in 25 V increments
Pulse width adjustable from 40ns to 5,000ns (0.1 MHz) with Perfectsquare™ technology
Damping 50 Ω, 63 Ω, 150 Ω, 400 Ω
Gain 0 to 110 dB
Maximum input signal 20 V p-p
Receiver input impedance 400 Ω ± 5%
Receiver bandwidth 0.2 MHz to 26.5 MHz at –3 dB
Digital filter settings seven digital filter sets standard (0.2-10 MHz, 2.0-21.5 MHz, 8.0-26.5 MHz, 0.5-4 MHz, 0.2-1.2 MHz, 1.5-8.5 MHz, 5-15 MHz)
Rectification Full-wave, Positive Half-wave, negative Half-wave, RF
Amplitude measurement 0 to 110% full screen height with 0.25% resolution
Test modes Pulse echo, Dual, or through transmission
Pulse echo, Dual, or through transmission Units Millimeters, inches, or microseconds
Range 1.86 mm to 13,409 mm at 5,900
  Requisition form
Model OmniScan MX ECA, Olymbus
Applications ECA Surface Crack Detection Inspection, measurement of coating thinckness
Operating frequency 20 Hz to 6 MHz
Maximum voltage 12 Vp-p into 10 Ω
Gain ECT and ECA: 34 dB to 74 dB. BT: 28 dB to 68 dB. Additional adjustable software gain of 0 dB to 30 dB.
Phase rotation 0° to 360° with increments of 0.1°
Acquisition (measurement) rate 1 Hz to 15 kHz, variable depending on configurations.
A/D resolution 16 bits
Filtering FIR low-pass, FIR high-pass, FIR band-pass, FIR band-stop (adjustable cutoff frequency), median filter (variable from 2 points to 200 points), mean filter (variable from 2 points to 200 points)
  Requisition form
Make & Model Tech App Services, India
Applications Nano-thin films of metals, ceramic materials
Substrates for PVD any metallic substrates (e.g. Fe, W, Co, Ni, etc) Size: 100 mm dia 1-3 mm thickness
Vacuum and measurement systems 10-6mbar Pirani Gauges & Penning Gauges
Gas supply system Provisions for supply of Ar, N2, CH4, C2H2
Model Magnum Engineers, India
load range – up to 200N
Frictional force range up to 200N with a resolution of 1N
Wear measurement range +/-2mm
Sliding speed 0.26 to 10m/s (disc speed 100 to 3000rpm)
Preset timer range up to 99:59:59
Wear disc diameter 160mm (En31 disc 55-60 HRC) and 8mm
Wear disc track diameter 10-140 mm
Specimen pin diameter/diagonal dia. 3mm to 12mm
Pin length 25-30mm
Model Mech.CS.UTE, 40T, Mechatronic Control systems, India
Gauge Length 25 to 50 mm
Maximum Extension 2 mm
Resolution 1 micron
Specimen Diameter 0.5 to 30 mm
Specimen Thickness Upto 30 mm
Specimen Width Upto 30 mm
  • Tensile Test
  • Compression Test
  • Bend Test
Real time Graphs
  • Dual Graph - Stress Vs %Strain and Load Vs Displacement (If Extensometer is used)
  • Load Vs Displacement
Specimen Types
  • Round
  • Flat Hollow
  • TOR / TMT Steel
Requisition form for powder OES  
Model/Type Voltam Furnaces, India
Maximum operating temperature 1600 ºC
Temperature, Heating Element & Control MoSi2,Type B thermocouple
Tube specifications High pure Alumina (Al2O3), Tube diameter 120 mm, Heated tube length 150 mm
Gas supply system non-flammable protective gas (Ar, N2)
Requisition form for FURNACE
Model Pulverisette-5 (P-5)
Make Fritsch
No. Of Jars 4 (2 Tunsten Carbide-250 mL; 2 Agate- 80 mL)

Title:  Selective Conversion Of Co2 to Co using an Inexpensive Nanoporous Carbon Doped Plasma-Photocatalysis
Co-investigator: Dr. C. Sasikumar 
Funding Agency:  Energy Centre, ONGC, New Delhi
Status of the project : ongoing
Duration of the project: July 2016- Dec 2017.
Amount: 14.86 L  

Consultant works:
1. SEM-EDX Analysis
2. XRD Analysis
3. Tensile/Compression/Bending Test
4. Micro-hardness/Wear Test

Some of our  Customers:
1.    M.P. Council of Science and Technology
2.    Arms M.P. Police, Bhopal
3.    IISER, Bhopal
4.    Sheetalnath Builders Pvt. Ltd.
5.    PWD, Bhopal
6.    Gangwal Industries
7.    Global wires Ltd, Indore


1.    Topic: “Synthesis &characterization of MoOx- Carbon nano composite thin film”.
[Ph.D. Viva voice examination]
Mr. SauraravhDayal [Sc.No. 123109002]
Supervisor: Dr. C. Sasi Kumar
Venue: Department seminar hall
Date & Time: 21-08-17, 11.00 am.

2.    Topic: “Synthesis & Characterization of Nano structural Bi- and La- based multi ferroic”
[Ph.D. Viva voice examination]
Mr. Pranath Jain [Sc.No. 123109002]
Supervisor: Dr. Sanjay Srivastava
Venue: Department seminar hall
Date & Time: 30-08-17, 11.00 am.

3.    Board of studies meeting of Material science & Metallurgical Engineering on September 4, 2017.

4.    self financed workshop on improvement in scientific and technological writing skill (ISTWS-2017) (September 04-06, 2017)




  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  •      A short term training program on “Technical writing and presentation skills” from September 4-8, 2017
  •      One week training program on Advanced Nano Materials: Synthesis and Characterization (ANSC-2017), held during July 24-28, 2017. 
  •      Workshop on Advanced Spectroscopic Tools for Materials Characterization (ASTMC - 2017) held on 12-22 June, 2017.
  •      Workshop on Frontiers of Materials Science and Technology (FMST - 2016) held on May 2-6, 2016.
  •      Workshop on Synthesis and Characterization of Smart Materials (SCSM-2015) held on May 5-9, 2015.
  •      4TH National Covention on Hydrogen Energy and Advanced Materials  (HEAM-2015) held on November 28-29, 2015.
  •      Workshop on Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of Biomaterials (SCAB-2014) held on June 25-29, 2014.
  •      Workshop on Advanced Tools for Materials Characterization (ATMC-2013) held on April 1-5, 2013.
  •      Workshop on Advances in Materials