Soumendra N. Basu, Ph.D.


Associate Division Head, Division of Materials Science and Engineering

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

phone: (617) 353-6728
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office: 730 Commonwealth Avenue, EMA 204

Research Interests

Processing/structure/property relationships in thin films and coatings for energy, electronic, photonic and structural applications* Environmental degradation of materials at elevated temperatures * Structure and stability of interfaces * Characterization of microstructure and phase transformations using electron microscopy techniques

Professor Basu conducts research and teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in Materials Science and Engineering. His research interests include procession/structure/property relationships in thin films for energy, photonic, electronic, and superconducting applications; and in thermal barrier and environmental barrier coatings for gas turbine and fuel cell applications. Professor Basu also researches environmental degradation of materials at elevated temperatures; structure and stability of interfaces; and characterization of structure and phase transformations in materials using electron microscopy techniques.

Professor Basu has published more than 125 technical papers and has presented more than 50 talks nationally and internationally. He is the Principal Editor for the book Surface Engineering 2004 – Fundamentals and Applications. He has consulted with several companies on a variety of materials issues, and has been on the Organizing/International Advisory Committees of several international conferences. Professor Basu is a member of Photonics Center at Boston University.


A complete list of publications by year.

A complete list of publications by number of citations.