Applied Materials India has announced a new partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Patna to establish a center of excellence on wear and corrosion-resistant coatings. The partnership will engage in research and development of special coatings for corrosion avoidance in the semiconductor industry, with support from the Advanced Manufacturing Technologies program of the Department of Science and Technology.
The three-year agreement will provide a platform for IIT Patna faculty and students to work on materials of importance to the semiconductor industry and provide solutions to high-value industrial problems. The program will also provide students with the opportunity to work closely with scientists from Applied Materials in India and the United States.
“The synergy between industry and academia is crucial for driving innovation and creating real-world impact,” said Srinivas Satya, Country President, Applied Materials India. “Our collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology, Patna will pave the way for cutting-edge research and development, leading to solutions that address the challenges of today and tomorrow.”
The partnership will enable IIT Patna to leverage the DST grant to scale new heights in the development of advanced materials and coatings, according to Professor Anup Kumar Keshri, Founder of Centre of Excellence in Wear and Corrosion resistance Coating technology and Associate Dean, R&D of IIT Patna.