Awards & Honours

Institute Research and Development Award (IRDA) - Junior level

For excellence in research and development by Indian Institute of Technology Madras,2015

Certificate of Distinction for excellence

Recipient of the Certificate of Distinction for excellence in teaching during the International Teaching Week at Hof University of Applied Sciences, Germany in June 2013.

Best poster award

Varatharaja Nallathambi (MS student) was awarded “Best poster award” at the International Conference on Advanced Thermostructural Materials and Thermal Protection Systems (ADTHERM’20) held during 19-21 January 2020 in Trivandrum, India.

Associate Editor

Prof. Ravi Kumar took over as an "Associate Editor" of the journal "Advances in Materials Science and Engineering" on 4th May 2020.

Faculty Champion from IIT Madras - Vaibhav Summit

Prof. Ravi Kumar was nominated by IIT Madras to coordinate and organize sessions under the horizontal “Materials and Processing Technologies (MPT)”, Vaibhav Summit in the month of October 2020. He also organized a session on “Structural Ceramics” on 7th October 2020 which was participated by experts from India and Indian diaspora.

DAAD scholarship - KOSPIE

Bindu Madhavi (M.Tech student) received the DAAD scholarship under ‘Combined Study and Practice Stays for Engineers from Developing Countries (KOSPIE)’ to work on “Single source precursor synthesis and structural characterization of complex carbides and carbonitrides” under PD. Dr. Emanuel Ionescu at TU Darmstadt, Germany from November 2020 to March 2021.

DAAD scholarship - Cotutelle 2020-21

Kousik Papakollu (Doctoral student) received the DAAD scholarship under ‘Research Grants - Bi-nationally Supervised Doctoral Degrees/Cotutelle 2020-21’ to work on "Precursor derived ceramic nanocomposites for catalytic applications" at TU Darmstadt, Germany under the supervision of PD. Dr. Emanuel Ionescu for a period of one year starting from March 2021.

Head of the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Prof. Ravi Kumar took charge as Head of the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, IIT Madras on 23rd Nov 2020.

"Soft Matter" poster prize

Manikandan G (Doctoral student) was awarded "Soft Matter" poster prize at Soft Matter: Young Investigators e-Meet (SMYIM-2020) held during 03-05 December 2020 by Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).

Alexander von Humboldt 2020

Awin Wasan (Postdoctoral researcher) received the short term grant of the University of Bayreuth Centre of International Excellence “Alexander von Humboldt” (2020). He will be working on “Design and processing of novel heterogeneous catalytic nanocomposite fibers based on polymer derived ceramics approach” under the supervision of Dr. Guenter Motz for a period of five months starting from February 2021 at the University of Bayreuth, Germany.

Future Talent Guest Stay Program (2020)

Awin received the DAAD scholarship under ‘Future Talent Guest Stay Program (2020)’. He will be working under the supervision of PD. Dr. Emanuel Ionescu at TU Darmstadt, Germany from July to September 2021.

Overseas Visiting Doctoral Fellowship Program (SERB-DST)

Nithin Chandran B S has been selected by India’s Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) Overseas Visiting Doctoral Fellowship Program (OVDF) at Purdue University. Nithin is one of the 25 PhD students from India, selected for the third cohort of this prestigious research program. He will spend one year from Jan 2022 in the Layered Materials and Structures Lab (LMSL) of Dr. Babak Anasori at Purdue University

Prime Scheme Minister’s Research Fellows (PMRF)

Abishek M has been selected for the Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship (PMRF). The PMRF scheme has been designed for improving the quality of research in various higher educational institutions in the country. The scheme seeks to attract the best talent into research thereby realising the vision of development through innovation.

DAAD Scholarship

Geddam Yaswanth kumar has been selected for the DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) Scholarship in Germany which is the world's largest funding organisation for international students from developing countries.. In this program he will be working in Dispersiv Festestoff lab in TU Darmstadt under Prof. Emanuel Ionecu for one semester on his master’s thesis.

Visit to Kansas State University

S S Lokesh Vendra has visited the Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, US as a part of his doctoral thesis for a period of three months (14 Sep- 14 Dec 2021). He worked under the co-supervision of Professor Gurpreet Singh for his doctoral thesis involves research activities in Kansas State University.

NanoArtography Competition

In NanoArtography 2021, Shivam Kumar Dwivedi with Abishek M were awarded third place. NanoArtography is an international science image competition that combines nanoscience and art. This year of the competition has garnered over 198 submissions, and researchers from over 28 different countries submitted images of their research to illustrate what they are studying and showcase its beauty.

Institute Research Award 2021-22

Congratulations Lalith bhaskar for being awarded the Institute Research Award 2021-22. Institute Research Award is awarded to scholars on recognition of Quality of the Research Work done by them. The award consist of a merit certificate and a cash award that will be presented at the Institute Day every year.

Member of the Expert Review Committee for CoE

Ravi Kumar N V as member of the Expert Review Committee for the project on "Establishment of Centre of Excellence (CoE) on Intelligent Internet of Things (IIoT) Sensors at Makers Village, Kochi" for implementation by Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology (C-MET).

Guest Editor in Open Ceramics

Dr. rer. nat. Ravi Kumar N V has been invited to edit one special edition of the "Open Ceramics." The journal Open Ceramics solicits original high-quality articles for the "Special Issue on Electrospun Fibers”

Editorial Board of Scientific Reports

Dr. rer. nat. Ravi Kumar N V has been invited to serve as an Editorial Board Member for the Materials Chemistry Section of 'Scientific Reports', a Nature Research publication.

Appreciation Award from Ashok Leyland

Prof. Ravi Kumar delivered a technical lecture on “Residual Stresses” in the month of November for Ashok Leyland during Quality month - 2021.

Exclusive papers of the Editorial Board Members

Prof. Ravi Kumar co-authored article (published in 2020) has been honoured to be part of the Special Issue of Molecules book.This issue is dedicated to recent advances in the research area of materials chemistry and comprises a selection of exclusive papers of the Editorial Board Members (EBMs) of the Materials Chemistry Section.

IIT Madras-RWTH Aachen Junior Research Fellow

Shivam Kumar Dwivedi has been awarded Junior Research Fellowship to pursue his part of the M.S dissertation at RWTH Aachen University, Germany.

Guest Research Scholar

Ankit Bansal will join Harish-Chandra Research Institute! as a Guest Research Scholar to pursue part of his M.S dissertation

Travel grant by the Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation

Hema Dinesh, a Graduating M.S Scholar has been awarded a travel grant by the Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation. He will be attending the ECerS summer school entitled "Fundamentals and Advanced Technologies of Sintering" on July 8th and 9th in Krakow, Poland.