Profile of Prof. Indranil Manna

President of The Indian Institute of Metals 2016-17

Professor Manna, currently the Director of IIT Kanpur and a JC Bose fellow, is an educationist and materials engineer with wide ranging research interests covering structure-property correlation and modeling in nanometric metals and ceramics, laser/plasma assisted surface engineering, nano-fluid and bainitic steel. Before moving to IIT Kanpur, he taught at IIT Kharagpur for 25 years and headed CSIR-CGCRI in Kolkata for 3 years. He is a Fellow of all the national academies of science (INSA, IASc, NASI) and engineering (INAE) in India and was selected as a distinguished alumnus by IIEST, Shibpur and IIT Kharagpur. He is a recipient of TWAS prize for engineering sciences (2014) and was recently elected a Fellow/Member of TWAS (2015). He is currently the President of the Indian Institute of Metals (IIM) and Vice President of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE).