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M. Thamarai Selvan E-mail

Scientist 'E'

TIFAC, Vishwakarma Bhavan
'A' wing, Shaheed Jeet Sing marg, New Delhi.-16
Phone : +91-11- 26592728
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Biographical Sketch

Selvan has acquired his graduation in M.Tech (Ceramics Technology) and M.Sc (Material Science) from Anna University, Chennai in 1998 and 1996 respectively. After graduation, he has worked as a Research Scientist at National Research & Technology Consortium (NRTC), Parwanoo before joining TIFAC in May 2000 as Scientific Officer. He is currently associated with the Technology Vision 2020 Mission Mode Projects on "Upgradation of Textile Machinery".

Research Activities

At NRTC, he was involved in the processing of permalloy, optimization of their property for the use in audio recording head and in the development of High Alumina Low Cement Castables (LCC) with high refractoriness and superior functional properties. He has developed a hydrogen annealing furnace and a computer controlled high temperature furnace. He also associated with DST sponsored project on development of high temperature calibration system used for calibrating the thermocouples from 100-1000° C.


"Novel Hydrogen Annealing Furnace", Indian patent application field in June 1999 is pending.

Field of Interest

The main field interests include: Electro ceramics, Whitewares, Composites, Self Propagating High Temperature Synthesis (SHS) and fuel cells. Beside Materials Science and Ceramics, he is interested in Electronics and Instrumentation.