Professor Prathap Haridoss
Prathap Haridoss is a Professor in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, India. He has been a faculty member in the Department for 19 years. He received his B.Tech. in Metallurgical Engineering from IIT Madras is 1992, and his PhD in Materials Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. He worked as a Senior Scientist at Plug Power, a Fuel Cell company in Latham, New York, before joining IIT Madras as Faculty. He also serves as one of the coordinators for the NPTEL project. His online course “Physics of Materials” has been viewed over a million times cumulatively across lectures. His research interests include PEM Fuel Cells, Carbon Nanomaterials including Carbon Nanotubes, Semiconducting Nanomaterials, and recycling printed circuit boards. He has developed a communication device for the speech impaired and a footwear based device to enable gait analysis by timed mapping of foot contact points. He has three US patents, and is the author of a copyrighted software. He has several International Journal publications and is the author of a book titled Physics of Materials: Essential Concepts of Solid State Physics.