IDDD- Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology

Created by Divyaratna Joshi, Modified on Thu, 08 Jun 2023 at 01:42 PM by Divyaratna Joshi

What is Advanced Materials and Nanotech?

Understanding the elementary interactions between the particles at a nano-scale is the central area of interest in the IDDD under Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology. Designed in collaboration with the likes of Departments of Applied Mechanics, Chemical Engg, Electrical Engg, Metallurgy and Materials Engg, the course is coordinated by the Department of Physics at IIT Madras.

Course Structure

The curriculum has been designed with an interdisciplinary intersection of science and engineering in mind. While material synthesis requires knowledge of chemistry, physical properties are under the purview of physics, mechanics and material sciences. Computational material science is a big focus of the course with application of advanced materials being extended to use in diverse fields like energy generation, storage, microelectronics, water purification, sustainable plastics and more. The curriculum offers a range of courses, both core and elective. Students can select four electives from a total of 38 options spanning a plethora of disciplines. Dual degree programmes begin from the 7th semester and include core courses on solid state science and tech, nanomaterials and nanotechnology as well as extensive laboratory courses (36 credits) for hands-on experience with nano materials.


A B.Tech student or a Dual Degree student of IIT Madras in any discipline (except biosciences) is eligible to upgrade/opt for this programme provided the student has a CGPA of 8.0 or above up to 5th semester. Total number of seats will be fixed at 25.

Future Avenues

The program equips students with research oriented laboratory skills that in turn land them successful careers in the top national and international research institutions. The program inculcates a strong sense of academic inclination towards specialization in material sciences.

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