"Logic will get you from A
to B. Imagination will take you everywhere."
- Albert Einstein
Professor and Chair
Department of Nuclear Engineering and Industrial Management
Acting Director, Materials Science and Engineering
College of Engineering, University of Idaho
Ph.D., Metallurgical Engineering,
University of Missouri-Rolla (Missouri S&T), 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
Professor and Chair, Dept. of Nuclear Engineering and Industrial Management, University of Idaho (Jan'20-Present)
Professor and Director, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Idaho, USA (June'20-Present)
Professor, Dept. of Chemical and
Materials Engineering, University of Idaho, USA (July'19-May'20)
Director of Graduate Studies,
Materials Science and Engineering, 2015-2020
Accreditation Coordinator (ABET /
Associate Professor, Dept. of
Chemical & Materials Engineering, University of Idaho, USA (2013-Present)
Assistant Professor, Department
of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Idaho, USA (2007-13)
Postdoctoral Research Associate,
Nuclear Engineering, NC State University, USA,
Quality Engineer, Electrosteel Castings Limited, Calcutta, India,
Microstructure-Property Correlations; High
Temperature Mechanical Behavior of Materials
(Creep, Creep-Fatigue, Superplasticity); Nuclear Materials,
Environmental Degradation, Nanocrystalline Materials;
Advanced Processing (Additive
Alloying, Spark Plasma Sintering, Friction Stir Processing)
Nuclear Materials & Radiation Effects
Mechanical Behavior of Materials
Microstructure and Defects
Honors and Activities
Recipient of the University of Idaho Presidential Mid-Career Award,
Recipient of the 'Outstanding
Young Faculty Award' for 2008-2009 and 'Outstanding Faculty
Award' from the College
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 several international symposia at MS&T Conferences, TMS Annual
Meetings and other conferences
Selected Journal Publications
A. Kundu, N. Shrestha, A. Korjenic, K.S.
Raja and I. Charit, "A Study on Microstructural Evolution and Corrosion
Spark Plasma Sintered Fe-Cr Alloy System," Journal of Materials Science,
54 (2019) 14171-14188.
M. Taylor, J. Ramirez, I. Charit, G. Potirniche, B. Stephens and M.
Glazoff, "Creep Behavior of Alloy 709 at 700 oC,"
Materials Science & Engineering, 762
T. Shrestha, M. Basirat, S. Alsagabi, A.
Sittiho, I. Charit and G.P. Potirniche, "Creep Rupture Behavior of Welded
Materials Science & Engineering A, 669 (2016) 75-86.
(For more details, see
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.