Prof. Suhash Ranjan Dey

Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad
Office: MSME, office no:304,
Kandi, Sangareddy
Telangana,INDIA -502284
+ 91 (0)40 2301 6096 (Office)
+ 91 (0)40 2301 6003 (fax)

Dr. Suhash Ranjan Dey Dr. Suhash Ranjan Dey

Research Interest:


Advanced Multi-Functional Nanostructured Materials/High Entropy Alloys, Combinatorial Alloy Design of Emerging Materials (Co-Cu-Fe-Ni-Zn Alloys, CIGS, CZTSSe and Perovskite solar photovoltaics, Additive manufactured binary & ternary Ti-based Biomaterials, IFHS steel) through combined computational (DFT) and experimental techniques (electrodeposition, powder metallurgy, inkjet printing)



Ph.D. Materials Science and Physics, University Paul-Verlaine Metz, France (2006)
M.Tech. Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, IIT Kanpur (2002)
M.Sc. Chemistry, IIT Kanpur (2000)
B.Sc. Chemistry, University of Delhi (1998)



2020-Present   Professor, IIT Hyderabad, India
2016-2020       Associate Professor, IIT Hyderabad, India
2010-2016       Assistant Professor, IIT Hyderabad, India
2009-2010       Research Scientist, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
2007-2009       Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, Technical University Dresden, Germany
2006-2007       Post Doctoral Fellow, Risoe National Laboratory, Danish Technical University, Roskilde, Denmark

Professional Affiliations:


  • Life Member, Electrochemical Society (ECS), USA.

  • Life Member, International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), Europe.

  • Life Member, Materials Research Society of India (MRSI).

  • Life Member, Indian Institute of Metals (IIM).

  • Life Member, Indian Institute of Welding (IIW).

  • Life Member, Solar Energy Society of India (SESI).

  • Life Member, Electron Microscopy Society of India (EMSI).

Reviewer of Journals/Projects:

  • ACS Omega, Intermetallics, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, Materials Science and Engineering C, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Materials Science and Technology, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, Sadhana, Bulletin of Materials Science, Applied Surface Science, Journal of Applied Physics, Journal of Nanomaterials, Optical Materials, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, Solid State Communications, CEFIPRA projects, BRNS projects, DST-IMPRINT

  • National Advisory Committee Member of Innovations in Chemical Engineering-2013 (ICE 2013), BITS Hyderabad, November 15-16 2013.

  • Co-coordinator of sub-theme: Energy Materials (domain: Advanced Materials) in IMPRINT.

  • National Advisory Committee Member of International Conference on Sustainable Engineering and Technology (IconSET 2018), ACS College of Engineering, Bengaluru, April 19-20 2018

Research Grants:


1) Title: "Anti-viral coatings of electrochemically reduced metal nanoparticles for respirators"; Funding agency: Interdisciplinary Project, IIT Hyderabad (Starting date: 1st June 2020 for 2 years); Sanctioned amount: INR 10 lakhs with Dr. Raghavendra N.K. (Biotechnology, IIT Hyderabad) as a co-PI.

2) Title: "Cobalt nanowire-PEG fortified hydrogels to stimulate stem cells magnetically and deliver drugs locally for osteoarthritis patients"; Funding agency: Interdisciplinary Project, IIT Hyderabad (Starting date: 1st June 2020 for 2 years); Sanctioned amount: INR 10 lakhs with Dr. Subha Narayan Rath (Biomedical Engineering, IIT Hyderabad) as a PI.

3) Title: "An Incubation Support Grant under NICE (NMDC Innovation and Incubation Centre) Program"; Funding agency: NMDC and i-TIC Foundation (IIT Hyderabad) (Starting date: January 2021; Sanctioned amount: INR 25 lakhs for two years

4) Title: "Microstructural evolution and structure-property correlations in FeCoNi based multi component alloy thin films"; Funding agency: Indo-Sweden DST-VR Joint Call (Starting date: February 2020 for 3 years); Sanctioned amount: INR 60 lakhs for two years with Chalmers University of Technology, SWEDEN

5) Title: "Tuning the magnetic properties of nanocrystalline multi-component alloy thin film coatings through a single step electrodeposition for sensor applications"; Funding agency: SPARC (Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration) DST (Starting date: March 2019); Sanctioned amount: INR 50 lakhs for two years with Shanghai Jiao Tong University, CHINA

6) Title: "Enhancement of efficiency through modification of CIGS absorber layer by non-vacuum route for solar cell application"; Funding agency: DST INSPIRE Fellowship given to Ms. Kukkadapu Madhuri to work in the research group of Dr. Suhash Ranjan Dey) (Starting date: 27th September 2016); Sanctioned amount: nearly INR 21.9 lakhs for five years

7) Title: "Synthesis and characterization of novel Ni-Cu-Graphene thin film libraries using combinatorial approach by electrodeposition"; Funding agency: DST SERB (National Post-Doctoral Fellowship Scheme given to Dr. Chokkakula L.P. Pavithra to work in the research group of Dr. Suhash Ranjan Dey) (Starting date: June 2016); Sanctioned amount: INR 19.2 lakhs for two years

8) Title: "Role of Aluminium addition in high strength interstitial free (IFHS) steel"; Funding agency: TATA Steel (Starting date: August 2016);; Sanctioned amount: INR 33.12 lakhs

9) Title: "Development of novel high strength harmonic Ti-Nb-Sn compositions for biomedical applications"; Funding agency: DST-JSPS S&T (Starting date: July 2014); Sanctioned amount: INR 12.32 lakhs

10) Title: "Feasibility studies of joining titanium aluminides through friction stir welding"; Funding agency: DST Fast Track (Starting date: June 2013; 3 years); Sanctioned amount: INR 18.2 lakhs

11) Title: "Feasibility studies on joining austenitic stainless steel with other application-based alloys using friction stir welding process"; Funding agency: BRNS, DAE(Starting date: August 2012; 3 years); Sanctioned amount: INR 13.65 lakhs

12) Title: "Combinatorial design of nanostructured novel alloys through pulsed electrodeposition"; Funding agency: CSIR (Starting date: June 2012;3 years); Sanctioned amount: INR 7.5 lakhs

13) Title: "Synthesis and characterization of nanocrystalline metals through pulsed electrodeposition"; Funding agency: Seed Grant, IIT Hyderabad ( September 2010-August 2013;3 years); Sanctioned amount: INR 5 lakhs