Areas of Work

Core Competencies

  • Product engineering, production support, and performance analysis of metals, alloys and composite parts
  • Process development and surface engineering
  • Design and development of specialty alloys intermetallics, ceramics and composites
  • Knowledge base in process-structure-property-performance relationships
  • Extractive metallurgy of Ti, Mg and rare-earth metals

Areas of Work

The principal areas of research and development are

  • Materials for armour applications
  • Materials for ammunition applications
  • Materials for aerospace applications
  • Materials for naval applications
  • Functional materials such as advanced magnetic materials
  • Emerging materials such as nanomaterials and smart materials
  • Advanced materials processing technologies
  • Surface engineering
  • Advanced metal joining technologies
  • Mechanical behaviour of materials especially at high temperatures, high strain rates and at small length