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Indrajit Charit, Ph.D., P.E.

Indrajit Charit, Ph.D.



McClure Hall 405D



Mailing Address

Chemical & Materials Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3024
Moscow, ID 83844-3024

  • Ph.D., Metallurgical Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, 2004
  • M.S., Metallurgy, Indian Institute of Science, 2000
  • B.S., Metallurgical Engineering, Bengal Engineering College, 1997

  • Processing-Microstructure-Property Correlations
  • Nuclear Materials
  • Structural Materials
  • High Temperature Mechanical Behavior of Materials (Creep, Superplasticity, Creep-Fatigue)
  • Spark Plasma Sintering
  • Friction Stir Welding/Processing
  • High Temperature Ceramics
  • Light Metals

Indrajit Charit is an associate professor of the Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) and Nuclear Engineering (NE) programs at the University of Idaho. He also serves as the graduate program coordinator for the MSE program. He earned his doctoral degree from the Missouri University of Science & Technology (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla) in 2004. He joined the faculty of the University of Idaho in July 2007 following a postdoctoral stint at the North Carolina State University. His research interests span across various aspects of materials processing, microstructure and mechanical characterization with a focus on the field of high temperature energy materials. His current research is supported by the US Department of Energy, Idaho National Laboratory and National Energy Technology Laboratory. He is the author/co-author of more than 90 publications including journal and conference proceeding papers, book chapters and a textbook. He also serves as a reviewer for various journals and federal grant proposals. He is a professional engineer licensed in Idaho.

  • S. Pasebani, I. Charit, J. Burns, S. Alsagabi, D.P. Butt, J.I. Cole, L.M. Price and L. Shao, “Microstructural Stability of a Self-Ion Irradiated Lanthana-Bearing Nanostructured Ferritic Steel,” Journal of Nuclear Materials, 462 (2015) 191-204.
  • S. Pasebani, I. Charit, Y. Wu, J. Burns, K.N. Allahar, D.P. Butt, J.I. Cole, and S.F. Alsagabi, “Lanthana-Bearing Nanostructured Ferritic Steels via Spark Plasma Sintering,” Journal of Nuclear Materials, 470 (2016) 297-306.
  • T. Shrestha, I. Charit and G.P. Potirniche, “In-situ Tensile Deformation and Residual Stress Measurement by Neutron Diffraction in Modified 9Cr-1Mo Steel,” Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 24 (2015) 4710-4720.
  • A. Guria and I. Charit, “Observation of Serrated Flow in APMTTM Alloy,” Materials Letters, 160 (2015) 55-57.
  • S. Pasebani, I. Charit, Y.Q. Wu, D.P. Butt, and J.I. Cole, “Mechanical Alloying of Lanthana-Bearing Nanostructured Ferritic Steels,” Acta Materialia, 61 (2013) 5605-5617.
  • J.A. Webb and I. Charit, “Analytical Determination of Thermal Conductivity of W-UO2 and W-UN Cermet Nuclear Fuels,” Journal of Nuclear Materials, 427 (2012) 87-94.
  • T. Shrestha, M. Basirat, I. Charit, G. Potirniche, K. Rink and U. Sahaym, “Creep Deformation Mechanisms in Modified 9Cr-1Mo Steel,” Journal of Nuclear Materials, 423 (2012) 110-119.

Charit has been involved in many outreach efforts giving tours to visiting high school students to inspire them to pursue higher studies in engineering.

  • University of Idaho Presidential Mid-Career Award, 2016-2018
  • ASM-IIM Visiting Lectureship Award, 2014-2015
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, College of Engineering, University of Idaho, 2013-2014
  • Alumni Award for Excellence in Mentoring, University of Idaho Alumni Association, 2013
  • Outstanding Young Faculty Award, College of Engineering, University of Idaho, 2008-2009

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Buchanan Engineering Building Rm. 308

Mailing Address:

Chemical & Materials Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1021
Moscow, ID 83844-1021

Phone: 208-885-7572

Fax: 208-885-7462

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