Society of Materials Science and Engineers

              Materials Science and Engineering was started under the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2006 with a vision of producing quality materials science engineers to the society. This interdisciplinary field investigates the relationship between the structures of materials at atomic scales to their macroscopic properties. It incorporates the rich and diverse elements of Metallurgy, mechanical engineering, applied physics and chemistry and management studies as well. With significant attention focused on Nanotechnology and Advanced Compo-sites in recent years, Materials Science and Engineering has been propelled to the forefront at many universities. The basis of Materials Science involves relating the properties and relative performance of a material in a certain application to the structure of the atoms and phases in that material through characterization. The major determinants of the structure of a material and thus of its properties are its constituent chemical elements and the way in which it has been processed into its final form.


              The students of Materials Science and Engineering have also successfully set their footprints on various extra- curricular activities. The Materials Science Engineers of CEG, Anna University have formed a society called the Society of Materials Science and Engineers (SMSE). They have also constituted a Students’ Chapter in the Madras Metallurgical Society (MMS). The annual inaugural function of these Societies is termed KRYSTA, an intra-college technical symposium extending for two days, the first day marked by an array of exciting events followed by a one-day workshop on the most happening topics of Materials Science.


              Quanta – a national level technical symposium is organised by the SMSE in collaboration with the Students’ chapter of MMS, which comprises of a one day International Workshop organised by the MMS. Eminent speakers with a rich industrial and scientific knowledge background enlighten and interact with the participants. The first edition Quanta’10 received overwhelming response from notable events like the International Workshop conducted by the Sterling group, UK. Similarly in Quanta’11, the International Workshop on the Recent Trends in Nano-Engineering organised via video conferencing from MIT, Boston and with eminent speakers from IGCAR, Kalpakkam and IIT Madras, bagged a tremendous response from students all over India. With a plethora of events like the Hephaestus’ Oracle, The Perfect Pitch, Function of Materials and D-Bate, Quanta promises an experience truly worth cherishing.

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