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 Indrajit Charit, Ph.D., P.E.

 Associate Professor
 Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
 Faculty Member of Materials Science & Engineering
 & Nuclear Engineering
 College of Engineering, University of Idaho

 McClure Hall, Room 405D
 875 Perimeter Drive MS 3024
 University of Idaho
 Moscow, ID 83844-3024
 Phone: 1-208-885-5964
 Fax: 1-208-885-7462





Ph.D., Metallurgical Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, USA, 2004

Master of Engineering, Metallurgy, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 2000

Bachelor of Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Bengal Engineering College, India, 1997

Major Professional Experience

Associate Professor, Materials Sci. and Eng., University of Idaho, USA (2013-Present)

Assistant Professor, Materials Sci. and Eng., University of Idaho, USA (2007-13)

Visiting Faculty, Materials and Fuels Complex, Idaho National Laboratory, Summer 2008

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Nuclear Engineering, NC State University, USA, 2005-07

Quality Engineer, Electrosteel Castings Limited, Calcutta, India, 1997-98

Research Interests

Microstructure-Property Correlations; High Temperature Mechanical Behavior of Materials

(Creep, Superplasticity); Nuclear Materials, Nanocrystalline Materials; Advanced Processing

Techniques (Mechanical Alloying, Spark Plasma Sintering, Friction Stir Processing); Light



Teaching Interests

Nuclear Materials & Radiation Effects

Physical Metallurgy

Mechanical Behavior of Materials

Advanced Materials Characterization Techniques


Honors and Activities

Recipient of the 'Outstanding Young Faculty Award' for 2008-2009 from the College of

Engineering, University of Idaho

Elected a 'Key Reader' to the Board of Review of the international journal 'Metallurgical and

Materials Transactions A' (from March 2008)

Member - The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS), American Nuclear Society (ANS)

and ASM International
Organized international symposia at MST08, and is active in various TMS committee activities

Appeared on 2009 edition of  Marquis Who's Who in America

Faculty Advisor of the UI Material Advantage chapter (2007-2013)


Selected Journal Publications (out of 33; over 600 SCI citations; Google h-index 12)

S. Pasebani, I. Charit, Y.Q. Wu, D.P. Butt and J.I. Cole, "Mechanical Alloying of Lanthana Bearing Nanostructured Ferritic Steels," Acta Materialia, in press (2013).

T. Shrestha, M. Basirat, I. Charit, G. Potirniche and K. Rink, "Creep Rupture Behavior of Grade 91 Steel," Materials Science & Engineering A, 565 (2013) 382-391.

S. Pasebani, I. Charit, D.P. Butt and J.I. Cole, “A Preliminary Study on the Development of La2O3-Bearing Nanostructured Ferritic Steels,” Journal of Nuclear Materials, 434 (1-3) (2013) 282-286.

J. Wang, W. Yuan, R.S. Mishra and I. Charit, “Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Friction Stir Processed Oxide Dispersion Strengthened Alloy,” Journal of Nuclear Materials, 432 (1-3) (2013) 274-280.

M. Basirat, T. Shrestha, G. Potirniche, I. Charit and K. Rink, “A Study of the Creep Behavior of Modified 9Cr-1Mo,” International Journal of Plasticity, 37 (2012) 95-107.

J.A. Webb and I. Charit, “Analytical Determination of Thermal Conductivity of W-UO2 and W-UN Cermet Nuclear Fuels,” Journal of Nuclear Materials, 427 (2012) 87-94.

K.L. Murty and I. Charit, “Structural Materials for Gen-IV Reactors: Challenges and Opportunities,” Journal of Nuclear Materials, 383 (1-2) (2008) 189-195. [Third most cited article in JNM since 2008 (according to the ScopusTM record)]


K.L. Murty and I. Charit, "An Introduction to Nuclear Materials: Fundamentals and Applications,” published by Wiley-VCH, Feb. 2013. See the book cover by clicking here.

Outreach Activities

Dr. Charit is involved in various outreach activities. Below shown are the two students, attending the 'TRIO Upward Bound Math Science' program at the UI, who spent about two weeks in summer 2010 working in Dr. Charit's Lab under direct supervision of graduate students on an exciting nanocomposite fabrication project. Thanks go to Kirsten LaPaglia, Director of the UI TUBMS, for allowing the students to work in our laboratory.



Interesting websites ...

Idaho National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Department of Energy
The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society
ASM International
American Nuclear Society

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