Chief Patron(s)

Dr G Satheesh Reddy

Secretary, DRDO & Director General, DRDO

Mr VL Sridharan

Chairman, ASM India National Council


Dr SV Kamat

Director General  (NS&M), DRDO

Dr Tessy Thomas

Director General (Aero), DRDO

Mr MSR Prasad

Director General (MSS), DRDO

Dr  A K Tiwari

Vice Chairman, ASM India National Council

Dr N Eswara Prasad

Director, DMSRDE, DRDO

Dr Manoranjan Patri

Director, NMRL, DRDO

Shri Ravindra Kumar

Director, DLJ , DRDO

Dr G Padmanabham

Director, ARCI

Dr Dinesh Kumar Likhi


Dr Dinesh Srivastava

CEO, NFC, Chairman IIM, Hyderabad Chapter

Advisory Board

Prof K Vijayaraghavan

Principal Scientific Adviser to Govt. of India

Dr. K. Sivan

Chairman ISRO

Shri K N Vyas

Chairman, AEC

Dr. R Chidambaram

Former Principal Scientific Adviser to Govt. of India

Prof. P Rama Rao

Former Secretary, DST

Dr. Asuthosh Sharma

Secretary, DST

Prof. Dipankar Banerjee

Professor, IISc

Prof Kamanio Chattopadhyay

Professor, IISc

Dr. Srikumar Banerjee

Former Chairman, AEC

Dr. Amol Gokhale

Professor, IITB

 Dr. Indranil Chattoraj

Director, NML

 Dr A K Bhaduri

Director IGCAR

 Mr Jitendra J Jadhav

Director, NAL

 Mr R Madhavan


 Mr Saurabh Kumar

Chairman and DG, Ordnance Factory Board, Kolkata

 Prof. Indranil Manna

Professor, IIT Kharagpur

 Prof. G Sundararajan

Professor, IIT Madras

 Dr. Dey G.K.

Professor, HBNI

 Dr. Muraleedharan K.

Director, CGCRI

 Mr. M. Narayana Rao

RMG Alloy and Steels

Dr. M R M Babu

Director ASL

 Dr VV Rao

Director, CAS

 Dr. D S Yadav

Director DRDL

 Mr BHVS Narayana Murthy

Director, RCI

 Dr Seema Vinayak

Director, SSPL

 Prof U B Desai

Director, IIT Hyderabad

 Dr. Avanish Kumar Srivastava

Director, AMPRI, Bhopal

Prof. Suddhasatwa Basu

Director, IMMT, Bhubaneswar

Prof. B.S. Murty

Professor, IITM

Prof K Bhanu Sankara Rao

Professor, MGIT

Mr. Baba Kalyani

CMD, Bharat Forge

Dr Ravi Ravindran

Ryerson University, Toronto

Dr T S Sudarshan

Director, Matmod, USA

Dr U Kamachi Mudali

CE, HWB, India

 Dr R S Mishra

University of North Texas

Prof. Jean-Loup Strudel

Mines Paris Tech, France

Prof. Hamish L Fraser

Ohio State University, USA

Prof Somnath Ghosh

John Hopkins University, USA

Prof Martina Zimmerman

Fraunhoffer Institute fur Werkstoff and Strahltechnik, Germany

Prof J W Jones

University of Michigan, USA


Prometey, Russia

Dr Daniel B Miracle


Organising Committee

Dr. Vikas Kumar DMRL, Hyderabad Chairman
Dr. G Madhusudhan Reddy DMRL, Hyderabad Co-Chairman
Mr. Pradip Goyal CMD, Pradeep Metals Ltd. Co-Chairman
Dr. Mithun Palit DMRL, Hyderabad Convenor
Dr  Kartik Prasad DMRL, Hyderabad Co-Convenor
Mr. P K Aurora ASM International Co-Convenor
Mr B K Venkatesh ASM India National Council  Member
Mr. V Pari ASM India National Council  Member
Dr R H G Rau ASM India National Council  Member
Dr A K Mukhopadhyay DMRL, Hyderabad Member
Dr T K Nandy DMRL, Hyderabad Member
Dr T Raghu DMRL, Hyderabad Member
Dr V V Satyaprasad DMRL, Hyderabad Member
Dr K Gopinath DMRL, Hyderabad Member
Dr Manoj Kumar Jain DMRL, Hyderabad Member
Dr. P Ghoshal DMRL, Hyderabad Member
Dr Jalaj Kumar DMRL, Hyderabad Member
Dr. S N Sahu DMRL, Hyderabad Member
Dr N V Rama Rao DMRL, Hyderabad Member
Dr Himalay Basumatary DMRL, Hyderabad Member
Mr. S Shashinath DMRL, Hyderabad Member
Mr Chandrakant parlikar DMRL, Hyderabad Member
Dr R R Bhat HAL, Bangalore Member
Dr Nirav Jamnapara IPR, Ahmedabad Member
Mr Rahul Gupta ASM India Member
Mr S S Sabnis ASM India Member
Mr Babu Satien ASM India Member
Mr Sudhakar Bonde ASM India Member
Mr Rahul Masurekar ASM India Member
Mr K Srirama ASM India Member
Mr Naresh Daftary ASM India Member
Mr N J Pai ASM India Member
Dr. Raju kadam Kalyani Centre for Technology & Innovation Member
Mr Paresh Haribhakti TCR Advanced Engineering Pvt. Ltd Member
Dr Ashok Srivatsava Jindal University Member

Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory (DMRL) was established at Hyderabad in 1963 to meet the needs of complex metals and materials required for modern sophisticated warfare weapons systems. Over the years, the laboratory has acquired a special status as a premier centre for R&D in metals, alloys, ceramics and composites. Since its inception, the laboratory has developed and established a number of frontline technologies in the area of metallurgy and materials science. An infrastructure of advanced experimental facilities has evolved over decades.  The developments at DMRL have led to creation of new technology and production centres in the country. They are – Mishra Dhatu Nigam (Midhani), Non-Ferrous Technology Development Centre (NFTDC) and International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials, all at Hyderabad and Heavy Alloy Penetrator Project (HAPP), an Ordnance Factory, at Tiruchirapally. Today, they are nationally important institutions in their own right.

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The ASM India National Council has been in existence for over 30 years and its purpose is to foster an Indian identity within ASM and to serve the particular interests of the Indian members of ASM without conflict with the international position of ASM.  The India National Council shall support the ASM Strategic Plan and be accountable and responsible for those strategic actions which fall within the purview of the council.  It shall also be the responsibility of the council to contribute new program and service ideas that support the Strategic Plan.

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The Indian Institute of Metals (IIM) is a premier professional society representing the family of metallurgists and materials engineers and scientists in India.  IIM was formed in 1947 with the objectives of promoting and advancing the study and practice of science and technology of metals and alloys, and fostering the interests of metallurgists and materials engineers.  With its headquarters at Kolkata, the activities of the Institute are conducted through 3 divisions and 51 chapters spread across the country. The IIM, Hyderabad Chapter in its long professional and technical journey it has become a nodal platform for the metallurgists, materials engineers and scientists covering R&D organizations like DMRL, NFC, ARCI, NFTDC, academia such as IIT Hyderabad, UoH, NIT Warangal, JNTU, MGIT and industries like MIDHANI, BHEL, NMDC etc.


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