Bikramjit Basu

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Bikramjit Basu is an Associate Professor at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, specializing in ceramics and bio-materials science.[1] He was awarded the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for science and technology, the highest science award in India, for the year 2013 in engineering science category.[2] The prize was awarded for his "outstanding contributions encompassing theory and experiments to significantly expand our understanding of the in vitro cell functionality modulation on engineered bio-materials using electric field simulation approach".

Basu obtained his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, both in Metallurgical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Durgapur and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 1995 and 1997, respectively. He secured PhD degree in Ceramics from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium in 2001. After returning to India, he joined IIT Kanpur in 2001 as Assistant Professor. He joined Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, in 2011.[1]

Basu has authored/co-authored more than 150 peer-reviewed research papers with twenty papers in Journal of American Ceramic Society. He edited a book on Biomaterials (2008) published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and coauthored two textbooks. one on Structural Ceramics and the other on Tribology.

Basu has received awards from the Indian Ceramic Society (2003), the Indian National Academy of Engineering (2004), and the Indian National Science Academy (2005). He was given the Metallurgist of the Year award (2010), instituted by Ministry of Steels, Government of India. He is the first Indian to receive (2008) the Coble Award for Young Scholars from the American Ceramic Society.


  1. ^ a b "Profile of Bikramjit Basu". Indian Institute of Science. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Dr. Samir K. Bramhachari Announces Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award 2013". Press Information Bureau, Govrnment of India. Retrieved 4 January 2014.