Dr. Soumitra Tarafder

Chief Scientist & Head, Materials Science & Technology Division, National Metallurgical Laboratiry, CSIR


Areas of Interest:

Structural integrity evaluation, Mechanics of materials

Specialization:

Fatigue & fracture, Fracture mechanics

Consultancy Areas:

Failure analysis, Structural integrity evaluation, Material development

 

Sector Associated With:

R&D

Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Entrepreneurs, Consultancy Firms, Private Agencies, Individuals

Major Professional Contributions:

Developed research programmes, laboratory and human resources in the domain of fatigue, fracture and structural integrity at CSIR-NML, Jamshedpur.
Nodal Officer of multi-institutional, multi-discipline networked mega programmes of CSIR on structural integrity evaluation during the 10th and 11th Plan periods.
Carried out 100+ projects for industries, organizations, government departments, PSUs in the area of fatigue, fracture and structural integrity evaluation.
Developed and delivered courses on mechanical behaviour of materials, fatigue, fracture etc. as Professor at the Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR).

Professional Experience:

  • Research Fellow, Bengal engineering College, Shibpur, 1986.
  • Research Associate, Department of Metallurgy & Materials Science, University of Cambridge, UK, 1990.
  • Scientist, CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur, 1991-present.
  • Professor, Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR), 2011-present.

Keywords:

Failure analysis, Structural integrity evaluation, Fatigue, Fracture, Material development.

 

Contact Information

Office

Materials Science & Technology Division
CSIR- National Metallurgical Laboratory
Jamshedpur 831 007
Jharkhand

Phone: +91 657 234 5289 (O)
Mobile: +91 9431762637
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Education

  • BE, Metallurgical engineering, Bengal Engineering College, Shibpur, 1984.
  • M. Tech., Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, IIT, Kharagpur, 1985.
  • PhD, Metallurgy & Materials Science, University of Cambridge, UK, 1990.

 

Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering, 2013.
  • Metallurgist of the Year Award (NMD), Ministry of Steel, Govt. of India, 2010.
  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Division Prize, Institution of Engineers, 2004.
  • Nehru Scholarship for Cambridge University from Nehru Trust, 1986.
  • Indranil Award for Metallurgy from Mining, Metallurgical and Geological Institute of India, 1984.

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INAE Section Affiliated To: Section VIII: Mining Metallurgical and Materials Engineering


Year of Election to Fellowship: 2013


Year of Birth: 1961