Course Name: 

Nanocomposites (MT827)


M.Tech. in Nanotechnology




Elective Courses (Ele)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-0-0) 3

Course Outcomes: 

CO1: Ability to identify suitable nanocomposites for a given application
CO2: Relating properties of a nanocomposite to its structure
CO3: Understanding the underlying mechanisms of property enhancement in nanocomposite systems
CO4: Identifying a suitable synthetic strategy and forming process for fabricating a nanocomposite for a specific application

Course modules and teaching hours: 

Introduction to nanocomposites, composite materials, mechanical properties of nanocomposite materials, stress strain relationship, toughness, strength, plasticity, cermic-metal nanocomposites, ceramic based nanoporous composites, metal matrix nanocomposites, polymer based nanocomposites, carbon nanotubes nanocomposites, natural nano-biocomposites, bio-mimetic nanocomposites and biologically inspired nanocomposites, nanocomposites for hard coatings, DLC coatings, thin film nanocomposites, modeling of nanocomposites, synthesis of various nanocomposite materials, Sputtering, mechanical alloying, sol-gel synthesis, thermal spray synthesis, nano-indentation, processing of polymer nanocomposites, properties of nanocomosites, salt infiltration, powder mixing, intrusion method, exfoliation and intercalation, gel-casting impregnation techniques.


P. M. Ajayan, L. S. Schadler and P. V. Braun, Nanocomposite Science and Technology, Wiley-VCH, 2003.
C. P. Poole and F. J. Owens, Introduction to Nanotechnology, Wiley Interscience, 2003.
D. D. L. Chung, Composite Materials: Science and Applications, Springer-Verlag, London, 2006.
A. Srinivasan and S. Bandyopadhyay, Eds., Advances in Polymer Materials and Technology, Taylor & Francis, CRC Press, USA, 2016.
A. Srinivasan, S. Murugesan, A. R. Mahendran, Eds., Progress in Polymer Research for Biomedical, Energy and Specialty Applications, Taylor & Francis, CRC Press, USA, 2022.


Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Total teaching hours: 


Contact us

Dr. Ravishankar K. S, Head
Department of MME, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangaluru - 575 025
Karnataka, India.
  • Hot line: +91-0824-2473050

Contact details for Placements and Interships


Faculty Co-ordinator: Dr. Saumen Mandal 

Student Co-ordinator: Yoganath P