Published On: Thu, Sep 13th, 2012

Prof. Indranil Manna has been appointed as the new Director of IIT-Kanpur

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Prof. Indranil Manna

Prof. Indranil Manna has been appointed as the new director of IIT-Kanpur. President of India in his capacity as Visitor of the premier institute has approved Manna’s appointment. The tenure for the post will be effective for a period of five years or till he attains the age of 70, whichever is earlier, in accordance with the terms and conditions laid down in the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 and the statutes of IIT-Kanpur.

Prof. (Dr.) Indranil Manna is presently serving as Director of Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI). Born on January 22, 1961, Prof Manna obtained his B.E degree from Calcutta University (B.E. College) in 1983 and M Tech degree in 1984 from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur. After a brief stint at Mishra Dhatu Nigam, Hyderabad, he joined IIT, Kharagpur in 1985 as Lecturer and rose to the position of Full Professor in 2003.

An appointment letter in this regard has already been issued by the chairman, Board of Governors, IIT-Kanpur, which Prof Manna has accepted. He would be joining as a director within this month and succeeding Prof SG Dhande who presently holds the top position with an extended term till September 30.

Prof Manna is a metallurgical engineer, a renowned educator and a prolific researcher. His significant contributions in the studies of amorphous/nanocrystalline Al-alloys, nano-fluid and laser/plasma assisted surface engineering greatly inspired the scientific community. As a teacher, Prof Manna has developed several new courses and taught subjects related to phase transformation, materials engineering, surface engineering, thermodynamics and X-ray diffraction.

He is a recipient of INSA Medal for Young Scientists, Young Metallurgist and Metallurgist of the Year Awards, MRSI Medal, AICTE career award, DAAD and the prestigious Humboldt Fellowships. He has published about 225 peer-reviewed papers, supervised 14 Ph.D, 35 M. Tech. and 50 B. Tech. theses, carried out 32 sponsored projects worth over Rs. 16 crore and also obtained a patent on amorphous AlCuTi alloy. He is a Fellow (FNAE) of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, New Delhi; a Fellow (FNASc) of The National Academy of Sciences of India, Allahabad; and a Fellow (FASc) of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore.