Materials Science and Engineering
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering ( Formerly School of Nano Science and Technology ) at National Institute of Technology Calicut offers programs at the Bachelors, Master’s and Doctoral levels, in various academic streams related to Materials Science and Engineering . The department also houses sponsored research projects from various funding agencies. The faculty, students and research scholars are involved in dedicated learning and research to explore, understand and improve materials and processes from a fundamental perspective. They pursue academic research leading to the mission to introduce new functionalities into existing materials, and to tailor-make materials with exceptional qualities, which are the two major goals of Materials Science and Engineering . The varied interests of the department include study of nanoscale physical phenomena, materials for sustainable energy solutions, nanodevices, nanomaterials and composites, biosensors, targeted drug delivery systems, bio-implants, experimental research in nanoscale flow and heat transfer, optical measurements, combustion and nanoparticle fuel additives, synthesis of nanomaterials including carbon nanotubes, and discrete computational studies on nanoscale systems using molecular dynamics simulations. A centre for characterization and Electron Microscopy also exists in the department. The department conducts four-semester Master of Technology program in Nanotechnology . A bachelor of technology program in Materials Science and Engineering will be launched from 2019 admission onward.
‘Pioneering Innovations with Passion for Knowledge’
To develop high quality technical personnel with a sound footing on basic scientific and engineering principles, innovative research capabilities, exemplary professional conduct and adherence to ethical values, who undertake a leadership role in applying Materials Science and Engineering and Nanoscience and Nanotechnology for the progress of mankind