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Advanced Manufacturing


The Centres in this cluster will work to build new technologies catering to advanced laser applications and nano-manufacturing technologies, develop technologies for Extra Terrestrial Manufacturing and be a pyrometallurgy research and development center.

Advanced Laser Material Processing

The Centre of excellence is a part of the IoE-CoE. The centre of excellence for Advanced Laser Manufacturing will be working in the fields of Nano-structuring, Micromachining, Joining, Peening, Laser-assisted brazing, Laser-assisted cutting, Laser-assisted grinding wheel dressing and Pulsed Laser Deposition. The centre is equipped with state of the art facilities including Femtosecond Laser, Galvo-scanner, micro-grinding setup, Micro-Raman Spectroscopy along with the subject experts from various fields spanning from Physics, Metallurgy, Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Design. The centre of excellence spans from experimental systems to computational works. The centre also pledges to bridge the gap between the industry and academia.

Principal Investigator: G.L. Samuel

Extra Terrestrial Manufacturing

The human endeavor to explore space like never before including creating settlements in far away locations, will require extensive time to be spent on-board a space craft just to reach there. In addition, the lure of micro-gravity and the advantages it offers to control, and tailor material structures cannot be ignored. The near future will require technologies that will enable manufacturing things in space - for use in space and, for bringing back to use on the earth.

Principal Investigator: Sathyan Subbiah

Materials and Manufacturing for Future Mobility

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Principal Investigator: Ravikumar N.V.



The Center for Pyrometallurgy is established under Institute of Eminence Scheme of IIT Madras in 2021. Pyrometallurgy is the physical chemistry and process technology of the production of metals and alloys from ores and minerals by high temperature techniques and may therefore be considered as a specialized hybrid of science and engineering within the overall discipline of materials science and engineering. The objective of this unique center would be to impart training, education and industrial consultancies in the much needed area of pyrometallurgical route based metal production and refining. The majority of R&D work will be pre-competitive in nature and is aimed at solving common problems of industries – such as optimization and control of large scale production reactors involved in ferrous and non-ferrous extraction and refining of metals, process modelling, sintering and reducibility of low grade ores, waste recycling and utilization, steel cleanliness, ferro-alloy production, copper smelting, recovery of precious metals and rare earths from slags, anode muds and so on. The research projects will be conducted in close collaboration with metallurgical industries of common interest. The activities of the center will be governed by the consortium of industries/companies who will jointly fund this center. The Center is proposed to have a consortium of industry partners and R&D institutions of repute who are involved in the Ferrous/Non-Ferrous pyrometallurgy-based research and process development activities to produce metals in a sustainable manner. Potential Industry/R&D Partners are invited to collaborate with this center.

Principal Investigator: Ajay Kumar Shukla