Monthly Archives: March 2009

Goverdhan Mehta Committee Report …

… 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. Advertisements

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Materials Quotes: 015

There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self. — Benjamin Franklin

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From Edison’s Desk: Blog of the GE Global Research Center

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

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An Ideal Materials Curriculum

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

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Stiffer than steel!!!

Carbon Nanotube Aerogel Muscles can be stiffer than steel by weight despite being as light as air, and elasticity comparable to a rubber as reported in the latest issue of Science magazine. Here are two articles, one is the perspective … Continue reading

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Materials Curriculum: A need for overhaul

From my own experience as a student and then as a teacher for about six years, I think that there is a strong need to overhaul the curriculum of Materials education in India. We need to introduce subjects such as … Continue reading

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Materials Quotes: 014

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

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