Structure and Characterization of Materials



Supported by: TEQIP Programme, IIT Kanpur and CDTE, IIT Kanpur


Dates and Venue:

December 22-26, 2014,  PBCEC, Visitor?s Hostel, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

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Participants are required to report at PBCEC in the Visitor's Hostel on Monday, 22nd December 2014 at 8.45 am for registration. Those staying in the visitor's hostel extension will be provided transport to and from visitor's hostel prior to and after the lectures as well as for dinner.

Objectives of the course:

The course is designed to demonstrate the relevance and importance of key materials characterization method to the teachers and industrial participants and to familiarize them with the technical advances that have taken over the years. The course will focus on the structure-property correlations and how these could be unraveled by the use of simple characterization methods such as optical and scanning electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy. In this course, we will provide a brief introduction to the structure of materials and its relevance to the properties and hence applications followed by a short description of diffraction, imaging, and spectroscopy principles.  Then, we will discuss various characterization techniques including optical and scanning electron microscopy with elemental analysis, scanning probe microscopy, X-ray and electron diffraction, Raman and Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy. It will also explore techniques for quantifying microstructures (using image processing and stereology) observed using various microscopy methods.

The course will not only provide a theoretical background but will also provide a hands-on experience to data collection and data analysis, complemented by lectures and lab sessions.

Who should attend this course?

The course is targeted for the practicing engineers to acquire a basic theoretical background for the characterization techniques, particularly those of advances in analysis as well as technology and will hopefully enable them to better understand the practical aspects of characterization methods. For the researcher and teachers, the course is expected to provide an appreciation of the link between the theoretical principles and practical applications with a modern perspective.




Applications should be sent my email or post should be sent to the coordinators along with the appropriate registration fee depending on your category. The last date for receiving the application is November 30th, 2014.




Professor Ashish Garg (email: ashishg@iitk.ac.in)

Professor Nilesh Gurao (email: npgurao@iitk.ac.in)

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur 208016


Phones: 0512-2596688



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