Author Archives: Abi
A quick announcement to tell you all that Materialia Indica now has a second home which is bigger, more open, and more feature-rich.
Overcoming the difficulties of nanotechnology water treatments means developing innovative solutions to engineer a usable product. One answer could be to develop methods where the nanoparticles need not be suspended in the water. For example, one can stick — or … Continue reading
In her NYTimes article, Natalie Angier has several quotes from Rob Ritchie of UC-Berkeley on the mechanical behaviour of bones (check out his recent publications): … [H]ealthy bone is disciplined bone, with a structure enviably organized at every scale yet … Continue reading
… is now available online. Thanks to Giridhar for posting it; he also has a summary of the key recommendations regarding the salary structure at IISc, IITs, IIMs and IISERs.
There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self. — Benjamin Franklin
Here, with posts written by GE researchers working on all kinds of interesting things. Given the central role of materials in many of the advanced technologies being developed by GE researchers, the blog has quite a few posts that touch … Continue reading
I was writing a comment on Ashish’s post about the need for revamping the materials engineering curriculum, and since the comment became too long, I decided to ‘upgrade’ it to a regular post. Ashish’s post forced me to think about … Continue reading
Therefore, to be possess’d with double pomp, To guard a title that was rich before, To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet, To smooth the ice, or add another hue Unto the … Continue reading
Inspired by Giridhar’s post, I got some — but only some! — information on the scores for the metallurgical engineering paper in GATE 2009 [Update: I have posted the data in the first comment on this post]. Let me run … Continue reading