Rourkela City

The city of Rourkela came into prominence in 1955 with the decision of the Government of India to set up the ‘Rourkela Steel Plant’. It is one of the beautiful cities of the state of Odisha. The city is connected with all parts of the country by railways and roads. The domestic air services are available from Ranchi, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, and Raipur. The population of the city is about 6 lakhs. The city experiences beautiful winter with a minimum temperature of 12 °C accompanied with bright sunshine. The major tourist destinations in Rourkela are Hanuman Vatika, Vaishnodevi Temple, Rani Sati Temple, Vedvyas, Pitamahal Dam, Kansbahal Dam, Mandira Dam, I. G. Park, Nehru Park, Khandadhar Falls and Darjeeng.

Conference venue: Auditorium, TIIR Building, NIT Rourkela

Objective of the Conference

In hosting this conference, the main objective is to provide a platform for the interaction and exchange of ideas among the scientists and young researchers from various academic institutions, research laboratories, and industries engaged in frontiers of processing and characterization of conventional as well as advanced materials.

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About NIT Rourkela

National Institute of Technology Rourkela is a publicly funded institute of higher learning for engineering and technology located in the steel city of Rourkela, Odisha, India. With 21 departments awarding degrees in Engineering, Science, Planning and Architecture, Management, and Humanities, NIT Rourkela is one of the prestigious institutes in the country. NIT Rourkela is presently ranked the 2nd best NIT and 12th nationwide (including IITs) by the MHRD. The institute is surrounded by hills and spread over an area of 262 hectares of land. The well maintained green campus of the Institute provides 100 percent accommodation to students, faculties and staff. The campus has all the amenities for developing personal, social and academic skills of young people. The greeneries and flowers in the campus further make the stay very pleasant.

About the Conference

The Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, National Institute of Technology Rourkela is going to organize the 7th National Conference on Processing and Characterization of Materials (NCPCM–2017) during 8th-9th December 2017 after successful completion of earlier six conferences in this series (NCPCM-2011-2016). “Processing and Characterization of Materials” is a foremost topic of interest for most of the researchers in the scientific community. In last few decades, it has been observed that researchers even from computer science, electrical engineering have started working in this domain for suitable applications. Advanced processing and characterization techniques make it possible to develop many new materials for different applications. The objective of the conference is to highlight all the advances in the area of processing and characterization of materials. The conference is expected to attract the researchers, scientists, practicing engineers from various R & D organizations, academic institutions, and industries at a single forum. The interdisciplinary approach of the conference may allow the participants to look beyond their areas of activities. The organizers of the conference contacted eminent researchers to deliver keynote lectures on processing and characterization of materials. The conference is expected to be a platform for young researchers of the nation to discuss their work with eminent fellows of the fields. Senior practicing engineers, established researchers, and faculty members will also get an opportunity to share their knowledge and information.

About the Department

Established in 1964, the Department has emerged as a powerhouse for academics, scientific research, and cutting-edge technologies. With time, the department grew noticeably and established new areas of research and teaching in materials engineering, while retaining its strength in traditional areas in metallurgical engineering. The department attracts highly qualified faculties and bright students from the entire nation. The well-developed infrastructure and diversified expertise of the faculties have provided the department a global acceptance. The graduates from the department are well-placed in esteemed industries and institutions. The department is actively involved in research activities in the front line areas of metallurgical and materials engineering in collaboration with reputed R&D organizations and industries throughout the country.

NCPCM 2017

    Themes of the Conference

  • Materials processing: Metal working, Joining of materials, Solidification and casting, Mechanical alloying, Surface hardening
  • Advanced materials processing: Vacuum based techniques, Laser processing, Powder processing, Sono-electroplating, Micro- and nano-machining
  • Material characterization: XRD, Electron Microscopy, Spectroscopy techniques
  • Advanced characterization techniques: LEED, EXAFS, XPS, SIMS, SPM, EPMA, HAAD, STEM-EELS
  • Mechanical property evaluation
  • Materials for nuclear applications
  • Materials modeling and simulation