Indrajit Charit, Ph.D.
College of Engineering
Campus Locations: Moscow
Chemical & Materials Engineering Department
With UI Since 2007
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Rolla, Metallurgical Engineering, 2004
M.S., Indian Institute of Science, Metallurgy, 2000
B.S., Bengal Engineering College, Metallurgical Engineering, 1997
High Temperature Mechanical Behavior of Materials (Creep, Superplasticity, Creep-Fatigue)
Advanced Processing Techniques (Mechanical Alloying, Friction Stir Processing)
Dr. Charit joined the Materials Science and Engineering program in July 2007. He is also an affiliated faculty member in the Nuclear Engineering Graduate Program. Recently, he has won “Outstanding Young Faculty Award” from the College of Engineering for year 2008-2009.
He developed and taught a new graduate course, “Microstructural Design for Advanced Materials” in spring 2009. His first M.S. student, Sean McCormick, graduated from the MSE program in July 2009.
Dr. Charit has recently won a three-year Nuclear Energy University Program (NE-UP) funding (UI portion: $336,122). In this project, Dr. Charit and students will develop a novel fabrication route for tungsten-rhenium alloys, which will have implications for the development of advanced space nuclear reactors. The project has collaborators from the Boise State University and Idaho National Laboratory.
He is also a co-PI on another NE-UP project that will focus on the creep fracture behavior of Grade 91 steels. Recently, an advanced pressure resistance welding machine has been purchased using funds from a DOE grant, which is expected to help develop new research programs in future.
Dr. Charit is involved in various outreach activities. Phillip Maddi, a student attending the 'TRIO Upward Bound Math Science (TUBMS) program, spent about two weeks in Summer 2009 working in Dr. Charit's Lab with graduate student Kalyan Chitrada on an exciting composite fabrication project.
- C.S. Seok, B. Marple, Y.J. Song, S. Gollapudi, I. Charit and
K.L. Murty, "High
Temperature Deformation Characteristics of ZirloTM Tubing via Ring Creep
Tests," Nuclear Engineering and Design, in press (2009).
Faheem, S. McCormick* and I. Charit, “Microstructural and DSC Studies of
718TM Plus,” Thermochimica Acta, in press (2009).
- K.L. Murty and
I. Charit, "Structural Materials for Gen-IV Reactors: Challenges and
Opportunities," Journal of Nuclear Materials, 383 (1-2) (2008) 189-195.
Gollapudi, V. Bhosle, I. Charit and K.L. Murty, "Newtonian Viscous
Creep in Ti-3Al-2.5V," Philosophical Magazine, 88 (9) (2008) 1357-1367.
Murty and I. Charit, "Static Strain Aging and Dislocation-Impurity
Irradiated Mild Steel," Journal of Nuclear Materials, 382 (2-3) (2008)
- S. Gollapudi, I. Charit, and K.L. Murty, "Creep
Mechanisms in Ti-3Al-2.5V alloy tubing deformed under closed end
internal pressurization," Acta Materialia, 56 (2008) 2406-2419.
Charit and R.S. Mishra, "Abnormal Grain Growth in Friction Stir
Viewpoint Paper, Scripta Materialia, 58 (2008) 367-371.
Charit and K.L. Murty, "Creep Behavior of Niobium-Modified Zirconium
Journal of Nuclear Materials, in 374 (2008) 354-363.
- Recipient of the 'Outstanding Young Faculty Award' from the
College of Engineering, University of Idaho, for year 2008-2009
- Elected a 'Key Reader' to the Board of Review of the international
journal, Metallurgical andMaterials Transactions A (March 2008)
- Secured all-India 3rd rank in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
Stream, and received First Class with distinction in the M.E. class of
- Secured 1st rank in the B.E. graduating class, awarded ‘Vidyabharati
Prize’ from Indian Institute of Metals and ‘Indranil Award’ from
Mining, Metallurgical and Geological Institute of India