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 Indrajit Charit, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor and Chair
Department of Nuclear Engineering and Industrial Management
Acting Center Executive Offficer, Idaho Falls Center

 1776 Science Center Drive
 Suite 314
 University of Idaho - Idaho Falls
 Idaho Falls, ID 83402
 United States of America
 Phone: 1-208-885-5964; E-mail:
 Fax: 1-208-885-7462




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'21-Present)
Professor and Director, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Idaho, USA (June'20-Jan'21)
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 / NWCCU), 2010-2020
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, 2005-07
Quality Engineer, Electrosteel Castings Limited, Calcutta, India, 1997-98

Research Interests
Microstructure-Property Correlations; High Temperature Mechanical Behavior of Materials (Creep, Creep-Fatigue, Superplasticity); Nuclear Materials, Environmental Degradation, Nanocrystalline Materials;
Advanced Processing (Additive Manufacturing, Mechanical Alloying, Spark Plasma Sintering, Friction Stir Processing)


Teaching Interests
Nuclear Materials & Radiation Effects

Physical Metallurgy

Mechanical Behavior of Materials

Microstructure and Defects


Honors and Activities
Recipient of the University of Idaho Presidential Mid-Career Award, 2016-2018

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 Behavior of 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 (2019) 138083.

T. Shrestha, M. Basirat, S. Alsagabi, A. Sittiho, I. Charit and G.P. Potirniche, "Creep Rupture Behavior of Welded
Grade 91 Steel," Materials Science & Engineering A, 669 (2016) 75-86.


(For more details, see Google Scholar)

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.



Interesting websites ...
Center for Advanced Energy Studies
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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