Course Name

SDP_NCL 57 - Advanced Characterization Techniques
Instructor Name :- Singh Dr. K. , Subramaniam Dr. M.


In materials science, the term characterization, refers to the broad and general methods used to probe and quantify a material’s physical, structural & chemical properties. It is an important process in the field of materials science, without which no scientific understanding of engineering materials could be ascertained. Many characterization techniques have been practiced for centuries, such as basic optical microscopy, and X-ray techniques, along with constantly emerging methods. There is a host of characterization techniques used in chemistry and materials science such as electron microscopy, light or radiation scattering, spectroscopy, calorimetry, chromatography, gravimetric and other measurements. In this course, we will teach and provide hands-on training on a wide variety of techniques which includes: Optical microscopy, Electron microscopy, Thermal analysis, X-ray techniques, magnetometers and other advanced techniques. We will cover the following techniques: Brunauer- Emmett-Teller (BET), UV-VIS, Absorption & Emission spectroscopy, Infrared (IR) spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, Electron microscopy which includes scanning electron microscopy (SEM) & Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Powder X-ray diffraction, Vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM), superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID), Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA)- Differential thermal analysis (DTA), Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The relevant theory for all the techniques will also be covered during the course.
Academic Year
: 2024-25


  • Commencement Date : 29/07/2024
  • End Date : 30/08/2024
  • Registration Deadline Date : 10/07/2024
  • Selection Intimation Date : 12/07/2024
  • Duration : 1 Month
  • Seat Available : 15
  • Mode : Offline

Fee Details :

  • Indian - Student - 8260 /- (Including 18% GST)
  • Indian - Faculty - 29500 /- (Including 18% GST)
  • Indian - Industry Sponsored - 118000/- (Including 18% GST)

Salient Features

Salient Features of the training courses
The training programs would be on the lines of international level so that the youths can not only meet the domestic demands but also of other countries like the US, Japan, China, Germany, Russia, and those in West Asia.
The course methodology of this program would be innovative, which would include group discussions, brainstorming sessions, practical experiences, and case studies.
Equal priority to theory classes and practical sessions.
Lectures assisted with multimedia aids.
Hands-on practice experience.
Brief on alternate career options.


Evaluation will consist of the following components
Theory Courses
Written question paper
Student Participation to all sessions
Practical Courses
Video / Audio


M. Sc., M. Pharm., B. E., B. Tech., M. E., M. Tech.