Author Archives: jayabhat

About jayabhat

Research student, Dept of Materials Engg, IISc, Bangalore

Trilobite eyes

Though this topic may not be directly related to materials engineering, it tells us how nature’s creations are sometimes amazingly shocking. I hit upon this topic while reading ‘The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing’ by Richard Dawkins.  In a … Continue reading

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Genetic Algorithims in Materials Engineering

This is old news for people who attended this years workshop on Computational Materials Science (CMS-09) and many other experts in this field, but something very new and very interesting to me and I hope to a number of materials … Continue reading

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Licensed softwares for free!

A friend of mine referred me to this website, which is a very useful link to download softwares. Here’s give away of the day for you.

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Robert Hooke

Robert Hooke is one name that didn’t draw as much attention as Newton’s did, though both were contemporaries; but his work has been no less significant and diverse. The famous Hooke’s Law in elasticity came from him in 1678 in … Continue reading

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Funny quotes

Here’s a list of some funny quotes, very apt for materials engineers. Enjoy!!

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MIR and Metallurgy

Most of metallurgy started with extraction, which materials scientists of today seem to have forgotten. Most books and extraction labs today are collecting dust. I came across a nice book with funny anectodes and funnier illustrations dealing with stories on … Continue reading

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Self cleaning systems

Studies on adhesion might have started a century ago, but today its coming to us in all the unusual and ‘magical’ forms seeming as though materials and their surfaces have a life of their own! Ralk Blosseys progress article in … Continue reading

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