Brief Description of School of Materials Science and Engineering (SMSE), Shibpur
The School of Materials Science and Engineering (SMSE) started functioning as a seat of multidisciplinary research and education in the year 2001. The need to integrate the efforts of scientists and engineers working with different aspects of a wide variety of materials has been the primary motivation for creation of this School. We emphasize at providing a holistic approach in researching materials to create new knowledge and lay the foundations for new technologies.
The School aims at providing quality postgraduate education to meritorious undergraduates with keen interest in materials research. Students in SMSE are provided with an educational grounding in the fundamental principles common to all materials before they could embark on research in a specialized field.
The research and education at SMSE is closely associated with industry and several foreign academic institutions of repute with an aim to foster cutting edge research and establish ourselves as a leader in this field.
Interests within the School span the entire spectrum of engineering materials including metals, polymers, solid state device materials, ceramics, composites, bio-materials, energy and environmental materials with a special focus on nano materials. The School has the theoretical and basic experimental resources available to attack these scientific and engineering problems successfully.
The primary focus of the School is to develop new facilities; upgrade the existing course structure; introduce new postgraduate courses; strengthen the active pool of expertise available with the school by recruiting dynamic new faculties involved in frontier research, and through enhancing active collaboration with industry and leading academic institutions, both at national and international levels.