Updated: Jun 10, 2022
Dr. Bhaskar Majumdar has completed his graduate degree in 1986 from Regional Engineering College (Presently NIT), Durgapur in Metallurgical Engineering and then obtained a Ph.D. degree from the Department of Metallurgy, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 1995. He was a Post Doctoral fellow and subsequently worked as a Research Scientist at the Technical University of Clausthal, Germany, before joining as a Scientist at Defence Metallurgical Research laboratory, Hyderabad, in 2001. Dr. Majumdar has recently been deputed as Scientist' G' at the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune, where, in addition to his research activities, he has started teaching and guiding postgraduate and Ph.D. students. Dr. Majumdar has focused his research and development activities on metallic glasses and nanomaterials within the framework of expertise in rapid solidification. He is instrumental in conceptualizing, planning, and then materializing new and innovative ideas for various defence needs. At DMRL, he has been spearheading two research projects, namely 1) development of dual-phase ultra-soft magnetic alloys consisting of the nano-embedded amorphous matrix, which are used for precision control of energy supply resulting in substantial weight reduction in missiles or allied defence systems, and 2) development of futuristic W alloys, made of Nano-Tungsten Heavy Alloy (N-WHA)/ Tungsten-Bulk Metallic Glass (W-BMG) composite rods with enhanced Depth of Penetration (DoP) of KE penetrators. He has developed process flow sheets for producing 1) continuous and defect-free amorphous ribbons of 35±5 mm thickness and 15±5 m length with a surface roughness of 1.2±0.5 mm with the soft magnetic properties equivalent to the internationally reported values and 2) rods of W+BMG with a density equivalent to conventional Tungsten heavy alloy (WHA). These rods' penetration capabilities show a 30% enhanced penetration depth compared to that of traditional WHA. Apart from being involved in technology/materials development programs at DMRL, he has also published several original research studies in different peer-reviewed journals. He also has two Indian patents and one technology document submitted to DIITM, DRDO, in his credit. Dr. Majumdar has also guided several Ph.D. and M.Tech students as a co-supervisor in collaboration with India's premier academic institutes during his tenure at DMRL.