Our ecosystem offers the expertise of its reputed faculty, industry professionals and state-of-the-art infrastructure along with access to specialised research facilities and labs. Being a part of this environment gives you unlimited access to collaborative opportunities relevant to your research and faculty who have spearheaded several path-breaking research projects. The departments in IIT Madras include:
Led by faculty who have won international recognition for their research projects, the Department of Applied Mechanics aspires to solve challenging engineering and medical problems using basic science with special focus on Biomedical Signal Processing, Haptics and Biophotonics.
With a history of industry collaboration that includes the likes of BHEL, GAIL and TATA, the Department of Chemical Engineering is led by talent from diverse fields. Its research areas of interest include Nanotechnology, Reducing CO2 Emissions and Materials.
Endowed with state-of-the-art infrastructure and technology, the Department of Chemistry has been recognised as the best in the country. Several of its faculty were instrumental in setting up research centers across the country and leading various cutting-edge research projects. Luminescent and Magnetic Materials are two areas of its research focus.
With a vibrant student body, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering has had its research funded by India’s Defence Department, Google, Microsoft and Amazon. Intelligent Systems and Human-Computer Interaction are some of its focus areas of research.
Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for everything from prototyping to Mechatronics, the Department of Engineering Design lays a strong focus on multidisciplinary background and aesthetics. Robotics, Remote Sensing and Pneumatics are some areas of its research focus.
Offering doctoral research programmes, the Department of Mathematics is led by some of the country’s most well-renowned professors. Its research areas of focus include Algebra, Number Theory, Topology and Statistics.
With eminent faculty in the lead, the Department of Physics at IIT Madras actively connects with universities and industries across the country. Its research areas of focus include everything from Applied Optics to X-ray Crystallography.