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Dr. Shyamal Kumar Pabi

Subjects : Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Dr. Shyamal Kumar Pabi is currently Professor and Dean of Engineering and Technology of the Adamas University, West Bengal.

After graduation in Metallurgy from erstwhile Bengal Engineering College and completing M. Tech in IIT, Bombay, Prof. Pabi joined IIT Kharagpur as a faculty in 1972, and served there till his retirement in December 2015. He has supervised 20 Ph.D. theses including his own. He has published over 130 peer-reviewed papers mostly in international journals, which bears the signature of his original contributions in Materials Science and Nanotechnology. A detailed account of his academic record is available in the website www.skpabi.com . He was the Head of the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department from 1998 to 2000. He was also the first Chairman of the NanoScience and Technology Committee of the IIT Kharagpur.

Prof. Pabi was Elected as the President of the Material Sciences Section of the Indian Science Congress Association (1997-98). He was awarded MRSI Medal of 2001 by the Materials Research Society of India, and Binani Gold Medal by Indian Institute of Metals in 1999. Prof. Pabi was a Council Member of the Indian Institute of Metals from 2008 to 2010.On invitation from the Indian Institute of Metals, he has recently delivered the prestigious Award Lecture –“Dr. Daya Swarup Memorial Lecture, 2017”- on the National Metallurgists’ Day of IIM in 2017. He was the Chairman of the 63rd Annual Technical Meeting of the Indian Institute of Metals, 2009.

He was awarded coveted Alexander van Humboldt Fellowship to work as a Guest Scientist at the University of Saarlandes, (June, 1984 - December 1985).and at Univ. of Ulm ( May-July, 1998), Germany. He has served as a Guest Scientist at the University of Saarlandes, Germany from Aug.- Dec.2000. Prof. Pabi has also served in the prestigious post of Visiting Professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering (as the first Indian) at the Seoul National University, South Korea from Sept. 2002 to July, 2003.