Welcome to our Alloy3Dlab group page. We work on a range of materials for engineering applications such as aerospace, automobiles, etc. We manipulate structures at the atomic-scale by elemental additions to design new materials with improved properties. The main areas are Superalloys (Co- and Ni-based), Light Metal Alloys (Al- and Mg-based), and other engineering alloys such as Cu-based, High entropy alloys, etc. Additionally, with advanced microscopy characterization methods, we correlate the effect of local structure and compositional changes directly to the material strength and creep properties.

 For more details and specific research topics, you can go through our website and publications.

Recent Publications


  • Sagar and Shashidhar joined the group for their Master's thesis.

  • Abdulla Samin M V joined the group for his UG thesis.

  • Nithin Baler  joined the group as NPDF.

  • Dova Kalyan joined the group for his Ph.D. thesis.

  • Jitendriya Praharaj joined the group for his UG thesis.

  • Srilekshmi M joined as a Ph.D. student in the group.



2021-2023: ISRO-IISc Space Technology Cell (Rs. 20,01,000)

Optimization of heat treatment and characterization of Superalloys


Principal Investigator (PI): Dr. Surendra Kumar Makineni, IISc Bangalore

Co-Principal Investigators (Co-PI): Dr. Govind Bajargan, VSSC, Thiruvananthapuram

      Dr. Alok Agarwal, VSSC, Thiruvananthapuram

2021-2026: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft to establish a MPG-IISc Partner Group ( Approx. Rs. 86,00,000)

Environmental degradation of high-temperature materials in service conditions


: Partner Group Head: Dr. Surendra Kumar Makineni, IISc Bangalore

Partner Collaborators: Professor Dierk Raabe, MPIE, Dusseldorf

    Professor Baptiste Gault, MPIE, Dusseldorf

June 2021-June 2026

Head  MPG-IISc Partner Group

Department of Materials Engineering

Indian Institute of Science Bangalore



June 2016-December 2019

Alexander Von Humboldt Fellow 

Postdoctoral Scientist

Department of Microstructure Physics and Alloy Design,

Max Plank Institute for Iron Research 



Surendra Kumar Makineni

Assistant Professor

Department of Materials Engineering

Indian Institute of Science Bangalore

Bangalore-560012, India

Phone No: +91 80 2293 3706


May 2015-April 2016

Postdoctoral Scientist

January 2010-April 2015

Doctor of Philosophy

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor-48109


Department of Materials Engineering

Indian Institute of Science Bangalore



July 2003-April 2007

Bachelor of Technology

Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

National Institute of Technology Rourkela




Our People


Nithin B

Ph.D. - 2020

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering,  IIT Madras

M.Tech - 2013

Mechanical Engineering, SIT Tumakuru

B.Tech - 2011

Mechanical Engineering, VTU Belgaum

National Post-Doc Fellow


Hemant Kumar

M.Tech - 2018

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, MNIT Jaipur

B.Tech - 2016

Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering, UIET Kanpur

Ph.D. Student


Srilekshmi M

M.Tech - 2019

Process Control, GEC Thrissur

B.Tech - 2017

Chemical Engineering, GEC  Kozhikode

Ph.D. Student


Akshat Godha

B.Tech - 2019

Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, NIFFT Ranchi

Ph.D. Student

Dova Kalyan

M.Tech - 2020

Metallurgical Engineering, IIT-BHU Varanasi

B.Tech  - 2017

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, RGUKT Nuzvid

Ph.D. Student

Sagar Kulkarni

B.Tech  - 2020

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, VNIT Nagpur

M.Tech Student

ShashiDhar G

B.Tech  - 2018

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, NIT Warangal

M.Tech Student

Abdulla Samin M V

B.Sc- Ongoing

Materials Engineering, IISc Bangalore

Under-Graduate BS Student

Jitendriya Praharaj

B.Sc- Ongoing

Materials Engineering, IISc  Bangalore

Under-Graduate BS Student

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