Ph.D., Metallurgical Engineering,
University of Missouri-Rolla, USA, 2004
M.E., Metallurgy (thesis on ceramics), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 2000
B.E., Metallurgical Engineering, Bengal Engineering College, India, 1997
Assistant Professor, Materials Sci. and Eng. &
NE Graduate Program, University of Idaho, USA (since July, 2007)
Visiting Faculty, Materials and Fuels Complex, Idaho National
Laboratory, Summer 2008
Postdoctoral Research Associate,
Nuclear Engineering, NC State University, USA,
Postdoctoral Fellow, Materials Science and Engineering, University
of Missouri-Rolla, 2004
Project Engineer, TVS Suzuki Limited, Hosur, India, 2000
Quality Engineer, Electrosteel Castings Limited, Calcutta, India,
Microstructure-Property Correlations, High
Temperature Mechanical Behavior of Materials (Creep, Superplasticity,
Creep-Fatigue), Nuclear Materials, Nanocrystalline Materials, Advanced Processing Techniques (Mechanical
Friction Stir Processing), Light Metals, Multi-functional
Nuclear Materials & Radiation Effects
Light Metals and Alloys
Mechanical Behavior of Materials
Advanced Materials Characterization Techniques
Honors and Activities
Recipient of the 'Outstanding
Young Faculty Award' for 2008-2009 the College of Engineering, UI
Elected a 'Key Reader' to the
Board of Review of the international journal 'Metallurgical and
Materials Transactions A,' (from March 2008)
To appear on 2009 edition of Marquis Who's Who in America
Member of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS), American
Nuclear Society (ANS), ASM International and Association for Iron and
Steel Technology (AIST)
Organizing international symposia at MST08, and is active in various TMS
Faculty Advisor of the UI Material Advantage chapter
J. Webb and I. Charit, "Monte
Carlo criticality analysis in simple geometries containing
tungsten-rhenium alloys engrained with uranium dioxide and uranium mononitride,"
Nuclear Engineering and Design, in press (2011).
I. Charit and K.L. Murty, “Structural Materials Issues for the Next
Generation Fission Reactors”, Journal of Materials (JOM), 62 (9)
M. Faheem, S.
McCormick and I. Charit, "Microstructural and DSC Studies of Alloy 718TM
Plus," Thermochimica Acta, 496 (2009) 151-155.
I. Charit and R.S. Mishra, "Abnormal
Grain Growth in Friction Stir Processed Alloys," Scripta Materialia,
58 (2008) 367-371.
I. Charit, C.-S. Seok and K.L. Murty,
"Synergistic Effcts of Interstitial Impurities and Radiation Defects on Mechanical Characteristics of Ferritic
Steels," Journal of
Nuclear Materials, 361 (2007) 262-273.
K. L. Murty and I. Charit, "Texture Development and Anisotropic
Deformation of Zircaloys," Progress in Nuclear Energy, 48 (2006)
I. Charit and R. S. Mishra, "Low Temperature Superplasticity in
Friction-Stir-Processed Ultrafine Grained Al-Zn-Mg-Sc Alloy," Acta
Materialia, 53 (2005) 4211-4223.
I. Charit, R.
S. Mishra and M. W. Mahoney, “Multisheet Structures in 7475 Aluminum by
Friction Stir Welding in Concert with Post-Weld Superplastic Forming,”
Scripta Materialia, 47 (9) (2002) 631-636.
Dr. Charit is involved in various outreach
activities. Below shown are the two students (Margeau and John, on the
right), 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 (Triratna and Somayeh, on the left) 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.