Ashish Garg's Group

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Department of Materials Science & Engineering
IIT Kanpur
Kanpur, U.P., 208016
Ph: +91-512-259-(7904)
Fax: +91-512-259-(7505), (6620)
Office: WL-104 (Western Labs)

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Group Leader: Ashish Garg

Current Position

Professor, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Materials Science and Metallurgy), University of Cambridge, UK (Defended in March 2002, Awarded in 2003) Thesis Title: Growth and structural-electrical-magnetic characterization of epitaxial oxide (ferroelectrics, superconductors, and manganites) thin films by PVD processes.
  • Master of Engineering (Metallurgy), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India (January 1998) Thesis Title: Liquid phase sintering of Al-composites and Interface Characterization.
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Metallurgical Engineering), Visvesvaraya Regional College of Engineering, Nagpur, India (Now Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology) (June 1995)

Professional Experience

  • Professor (2014 onwards), Associate Professor (2009- 2014), Assistant Professor (2003-2009)
    Department of Materials Science and Engineering (formerly Materials and Metallurgical Engineering)
    Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur)

  • Research Fellow, Downing College and University of Cambridge, UK (2001-2003)
  • Process Engineer, Infineon Technologies, Dresden, Germany (2002)
  • Graduate Engineer, TATA SSL Ltd. (formerly Special Steels Ltd.), Mumbai, India (August 1995 - July 1996)
    • Visiting Appointments

    • Prfoessor-in-Charge (Faculty) and Head, Materials Engineering, IIT Jodhpur (Demceber 2016 - July 2017)
    • Professor, Department of Applied Mechanics, IIT Delhi (July 2015 - July 2016)
    • Visiting Scientist and Endeavour Research Fellow, CSIRO, Clayton (Australia) (May 2011- November 2011)
    • Visiting Scientist and AISTRA Fellow, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne (May 2010- July 2010)
    • Visiting Scientist, School of Applied Sciences, RMIT University, Melbourne (September 2008- May 2009)
    • University Research Fellow, University of Leeds, UK (May-July 2005)


  • MRSI Medal (2014), Materials Research Society of India
  • Endeavour Research Fellowship Award, Australian Government,(2011)
  • Australia India Science and Technology Research Award (Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering) (2009)
  • INSA (Indian National Science Academy) Young Scientist Award (2008)
  • Young Scientist Award, Uttar Pradesh Council of Science and Technology, India (2007)
  • Ramanna Fellowship, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India (2006)
  • Sri Ram Arora Award for Materials Science Education, TMS Foundation, USA (2005)
  • Independent Research Fellowship at Downing College, Cambridge (2001)
  • Fellowship of Cambridge Philosophical Society, Cambridge (2000)
  • Benefactors’ Scholarship (during PhD), St. John's College, Cambridge (1998)
  • Honorary Cambridge Commonwealth Scholar, Cambridge Commonwealth Trust, Cambridge (1998)
  • Overseas Research Students Award, UK (1998)
  • A.K. Bose Gold Medal for the best M.Eng. thesis in metallurgy in India (1998)

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