Curriculum Vitae

 

Prof. Koteswararao V. Rajulapati, FTAS

School of Engineering Sciences and Technology,

University of Hyderabad, Central University (P.O),

Prof. C. R. Rao Road, Gachibowli,

Hyderabad, 500046 INDIA.

E-mail: kvrse@uohyd.ac.in

Education:

  • Ph. D., Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA (2006)

  • M. Tech., Metallurgical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, West Bengal, INDIA (2002)

  • B. Tech., Metallurgical Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, Telangana, INDIA (2000)

Experience:

  • Professor – School of Engineering Sciences and Technology –University of Hyderabad (Feb.2020 onwards)

  • Associate Professor – School of Engineering Sciences and Technology – University of Hyderabad (Feb. 2017 – Feb.2020)

  • Assistant Professor – School of Engineering Sciences and Technology – University of Hyderabad (Jan. 2009 – Feb.2017)

  • Research Associate – University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA (Dec.2007 – Jan. 2009)

  • Research Fellow – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA (Oct. 2006 – Dec. 2007)

  • Research Assistant – North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA (Aug. 2002 –Aug. 2006)

  • Junior Research Fellow-IIT, Kharagpur, West Bengal, INDIA (Feb. 2002-Aug. 2002)

Research interests:

  • Nanostructured and High Entropy Materials

  • Nanoindentation and Deformation Behaviour in Small Volumes

  • Friction Stir Welding/Processing

  • Advanced Superalloys and Ultra High Strength Steels

  • Bulk Deformation Behaviour

Teaching interests:

  • Thermodynamics of materials

  • Characterization of materials

  • Materials & Society (Foundation Course)

  • Mechanical behavior of materials

  • Phase transformations in materials

  • Diffusion and Kinetics

  • Nano Science and Technology

Academic Honors/ Awards/ Fellowships:

  • Fellow, Telangana Academy of Sciences (2018).

  • Weldwell Specialty Award, Indian Institute of Welding (2018)

  • Chancellor’s Award (recognition for teaching and research), University of Hyderabad (2015).

  • The James Clerk Maxwell Writers Prize (highly commended article), The James Clerk Maxwell Foundation, U. K. (2014). (http://explore.tandfonline.com/page/est/the-james-clerk-maxwell-writers-prize? utm_source=CPB&utm_medium=cms&utm_campaign=JMK03113#21734)

  • “Most read article (ranked # 2/20)”, Philosophical Magazine Letters, 94 (2014) 582. (https://www.tandfonline.com/action/showMostReadArticles?journalCode=tphl20)

  • Research work recognition (Key Scientific Article) by Advances in Engineering, Canada (2014).

  • Young Associate of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) (2013)

  • Associate Engineers Award, Indian Institute of Welding (2012)

  • Member, National committee (Materials) on Defence Technology Vision – 2050, DRDO (2012)

  • Young Engineer Award from the Indian National Academy of Engineering (2011)

  • “Excellent Reviewer” appreciation from the “Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A (Springer)” (2011)

  • Best poster award, NMD-ATM-2011, Hyderabad (2011).

  • Best poster award in “International conference on Creep, Fatigue and Creep-Fatigue interaction (CF- 5)” at IGCAR, Kalpakkam, India (2008).

  • Elected member of Alpha Sigma Mu (The International Professional Honor Society for Materials Science and Engineering) (2004).

Invited lectures:

  • Invited Speaker, "Corrosion and Surface Engineering Symposium" (e-symposium), IIT-Bhubaneswar, 19-20 March 2021.

  • Invited Speaker, "Indo-German Workshop on Advanced Automotive Steels-2021 (IGWAAS-2021)" (e-workshop), 4-5 March 2021

  • Invited Speaker, SICE-2020 (e-conference), IIT-Bombay, Mechanical Properties of Multi-phase Complex Concentrated Alloys, December 2020.

  • Invited speaker, AICTE and TEQIP-III sponsored faculty development program, JNTU, Hyderabad, 11 November 2019.

  • Resource person, Refresher course on experimental physics, HRDC-UOH, 5 November 2019.

  • Invited Speaker, “International Conference on Advanced Materials and Processes for Defence Applications (ADMAT-2019)", Hyderabad, 23-25 September 2019.

  • Invited Speaker, "Indo-Korean (INAE-NAEK) workshop on High Temperature Materials and System Engineering for Aerospace, Power Generation and Defense Industry" 15-17 July 2019, Hyderabad, India.

  • Invited Speaker, 26th International Symposium on Metastable, Amorphous and Nanostructured Materials (ISMANAM-2019), 8-12 July 2019, Chennai, India.

  • Invited Speaker, “Frontiers in Nanoscience and Technology, University of Hyderabad (March 2018)

  • Resource person – Thermal Analysis, contact program for the PGDCAQM (Post Graduate Diploma in Chemical Analysis and Quality Management), School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad (March 2018)

  • Invited Speaker, SERB school on mechanical testing, IISc, Bangalore (May 2017)

  • Invited Speaker, Metallon-2017, MGIT, Hyderabad (April 2017)

  • Resource person – Thermal Analysis, contact program for the PGDCAQM (Post Graduate Diploma in Chemical Analysis and Quality Management), School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad (April 2017)

  • Invited Speaker, Nanotechnology Research Conclave (NRC-2017), Andhra University, Visakhapatnam (March 2017)

  • Invited Speaker, International Workshop on High Entropy Materials (IWHEM-2017), University of Hyderabad (March 2017).

  • Resource Person, Short Course on Nanoparticles, HRDC-UoH (March 2017).

  • Invited Speaker, IUMRS-ICYRAM-2016, December 2016, IISc, Bangalore.

  • Invited Speaker, Centre for Nanotechnology, University of Hyderabad (July 2016).

  • Keynote Speaker, Nanoyantrika-2015, Trivandrum, September 2015.

  • Invited Speaker, National workshop on high entropy alloys: prospects and challenges, IIT-Madras, March 2015.

  • Invited Speaker, Frontiers of structural materials research, Coorg, February 2015.

  • Invited Speaker, 12th Asian Forum for Materials Testing, Visakhapatnam, January 2015.

  • Invited Speaker, Conference on Nano Science and Technology, KITS, Singapore, March 2014.

  • Invited Speaker, Recent trends in advanced materials (RTAM-2014), Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, March 2014.

  • Invited Speaker, IUMRS-ICA-2013, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, December 2013.

  • Plenary Speaker, ICE-2013, BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad campus, 15-16 November 2013.

  • Resource Person, National workshop on “Advances in X-Ray Powder Diffractometry and Scanning Electron Microscopy, RGUKT, Hyderabad, July 2013.

  • Resource person: UGC sponsored refresher course on “COMPOSITE MATERIALS” Academic Staff College, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad (July 2013).

  • Resource person: UGC sponsored refresher course on “New GENERATION MATERIALS” Academic Staff College, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad (March 2013)

  • Resource person – Thermal Analysis, contact program for the PGDCAQM (Post Graduate Diploma in Chemical Analysis and Quality Management), University of Hyderabad (2013)

  • Invited Speaker in “UGC NRC-M Symposium on mechanical behavior of   materials”, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (2012)

  • Resource person – Thermal Analysis, contact program for the PGDCAQM (Post Graduate Diploma in Chemical Analysis and Quality Management), University of Hyderabad (2012)

  • Invited Speaker in “3rd International Workshop on Mechanical Behavior of Systems at Small Length Scales”, Trivandrum, India (2011)

  • Resource person – Thermal Analysis, contact program for the PGDCAQM (Post Graduate Diploma in Chemical Analysis and Quality Management), University of Hyderabad (2011).

  • Resource person: UGC sponsored refresher course on “Introduction to Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Characterization and their Applications” held at Center for Nano Science and Technology, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad (2010).

Invited contribution to Encyclopaedia:

Book Chapters:

  • V. L. Manugula, K. V. Rajulapati, G. M. Reddy, K. B.  S.  Rao, “Adaption of a Green Technology (Friction Stir Welding) to Join Fusion Energy   Materials”, Energy Engineering (Springer).  (2017) 173- 177.

  • S. Varam, K. B. S. Rao, K. V. Rajulapati, “On the Strain Rate Sensitive Characteristics of Nanocrystalline Aluminium Alloys”, Mechanical and Creep Behavior of Advanced Materials (Springer). 1 (2017) 133-148.

Peer-reviewed Journal Publications:

54) Deekshith G. Kalali, Sairam Antharam, Mohsin Hasan, P. Sai Karthik, P. Sudharshan Phani, K. Bhanu Sankara Rao, Koteswararao V. Rajulapati, "On the origins of ultra-high hardness and strain gradient plasticity in multi-phase nanocrystalline MoNbTaTiW based refractory high-entropy alloy", Materials Science and Engg A 812 (2021) 141098.

53) Gollapudi, S., Cai, W., Patibanda, S. Rajulapati, K.V., Lakshman, N., Correlating corrosion inhibition to grain size in electrodeposited Ni-18Co. emergent mater. 3, 989-997 (2020).

52) N. Rai, B.K. Samantaray, K.V. Rajulapati, Rahul Ravi, Srinivasa Rao Bakshi, N.T.B.N.  Koundinya, R.S. Kottada, S. Gollapudi, "Theoretical and experimental studies on thermal stability of nanocrystalline Mg-Mo alloy", Materialia. 14 (2020) 100933.

51) Ganji R. S., Rajulapati K. V., & Rao K. B. S.  Development of a Multi-phase AlCuTaVW High- Entropy Alloy Using Powder Metallurgy Route and its Mechanical Properties. Trans. IIM. 73 (2020) 613- 618.

50) S. Patibanda, S. Varam, S. Gollapudi, K.B.S Rao, K.V. Rajulapati, On the Hardness and Strain Rate Sensitivity of Electrodeposited Nanocrystalline Ni-18 wt% Co Alloy Studied by Nanoindentation, Trans. IIM.73 (2020) 475-464.

49) P. Yella, J. Varghese, P.P. Kiran, R.K.Buddu, K.B.S.Rao, K.V. Rajulapati, “ Mechanical properties of laser shock peened regions of SS316LN and SS304 studied by nanoindentation”, INAE Letters. 4 (2019) 215-225.

48) P. Yella, K. V. Rajulapati, G.V.P.Reddy, R. Sandhya, P.P.Kiran, R. K. Buddu, K.  B. S.  Rao, “Effect of laser shock peening on high cycle fatigue characteristics of 316LN stainless steel”, International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, 176 (2019) 103972.

47) Wael Algenaid, Ashish Ganvir, Rosa Filomena Calinas, Johny Varghese, Koteswararao V. Rajulapati, Shrikant Joshi,” Influence of microstructure on the erosion behaviour of suspension plasma sprayed thermal barrier coatings” Surface and Coatings Technology, 375 (2019) 86-99.

46) S Sivakumar, Brahma Raju Golla, Koteswararao V. Rajulapati, "Influence of ZrB2 hard ceramic reinforcement on mechanical and wear properties of aluminium" Ceramics International, 45 (2019) 7055- 7070.

45) J Jadav, K. V. Rajulapati, K Bhanu Sankara Rao, N Eswara Prasad, R Mythili, Kartik Prasad, ” Strain controlled isothermal low cycle fatigue life, deformation and fracture characteristics of Superni 263 superalloy" Materials Science and Engineering: A, 760 (2019) 296-315.

44) A Abhijit, J Varghese, P Chalavadi, P Sai Karthik, K Bhanu Sankara Rao, K. V. Rajulapati, "Negative Strain Rate Sensitivity in Two-Phase Nanocrystalline CoCrFeMnNi High-Entropy Alloy with Broader Grain Size Distribution Studied by Nanoindentation” Trans.IIM. 72 (2019) 2861-2867

43) P. Yella, P. Venkasteswarlu, R. K. Buddu, D. V. Vidyasagar, KBS Rao, P.P.Kiran, K. V. Rajulapati, “Laser shock peening studies on SS316LN plate with  various  sacrificial  layers”,  Applied Surface  Science, 435 (2018) 217-280.

42) P Yella, P Venkateswarlu, RK Buddu, N Ravi, K Bhanu Sankara Rao, P Prem Kiran, K. V. Rajulapati, Role of sacrificial layers on surface characteristics of laser shock peened SS304 plates, Optics and Laser Technology, 107 (2018) 142-149.

41) VL Manugula, K. V. Rajulapati, GM Reddy, E Rajendra Kumar, KBS Rao, “Friction stir welding of thick section reduced activation ferritic–martensitic steel”, Science and Technology of Welding and Joining. 23 (2018) 666-676.

40) J Jadav, K. V. Rajulapati, N Eswaraprasad, KBS Rao, “Effect of Temperature on Tensile flow behaviour of Nimonic C-263 alloy”, Materials Today: Proceedings, 5 (2018) 5475-5480.

39) M Nagini, R Vijay, K. V. Rajulapati, AV Reddy, G Sundararajan, “Microstructure–mechanical property correlation in oxide dispersion strengthened 18Cr ferritic steel”, Materials Science and Engg   A 708 (2017) 451-459.

38) R Rahul, K. V. Rajulapati, GM Reddy, T Mohandas, KBS Rao, “Studies on Effect of Parent Metal Condition on the Room Temperature Mechanical Properties of Ti6Al4V Friction Welds”, Trans. IIM. 70 (2017) 2277-2291.

37) R. S. Ganji, P. S. Karthik, K. B. S. Rao, K. V. Rajulapati, strengthening mechanisms in equiatomic ultrafine grained AlCoCrCuFeNi high-entropy alloy studied by micro- and nanoindentation methods”, Acta Materialia. 125 (2017) 58.

36) V. L. Manugula, K. V. Rajulapati, G. M. Reddy, R. Mythili, K.B.S. Rao, “Influence of tool rotational speed and post-weld heat treatments on friction stir welded Reduced Activation Ferritic-Martensitic steel”, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 48 (2017) 3702-3720.

35)  V. L. Manugula, K. V. Rajulapati, G. M.  Reddy, K.B.S. Rao, “Role of evolving microstructure on   the mechanical properties of electron beam welded Ferritic-Martensitic steel in the as-welded and post weld heat-treated states”, Materials Science and Engineering A, 698 (2017) 36-45.

34) S. Varam, M. D. Prasad, K. B. S. Rao, K. V. Rajulapati, “Mechanical properties of in-situ consolidated nanocrystalline multi-phase Al-Pb-W alloy studied by nanoindentation”, Philosophical Magazine 96 (2016) 3671.

33) A. Dwivedi, C. C. Koch, K. V. Rajulapati, “On the formation of single phase fcc solid solution in nanocrystalline Cr-Nb-Ti-V-Zn high-entropy alloy”, Materials Letters, 183 (2016) 44.

32) M. Nagini, R. Vijay, K. V. Rajulapati, K. B. S.  Rao, M.  Ramakrishna, A.  V.  Reddy, G.   Sundararajan, “Effect of process parameters on microstructure and hardness of oxide dispersion strengthened 18Cr ferritic steel”, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 47 (2016) 4197.

31) C. L. P. Pavithra, B. V. Sarada, K.  V. Rajulapati, T. N. Rao, G.  Sundararajan, “Process optimization for pulse reverse electrodeposition of graphene reinforced copper nanocomposites”, Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 31 (2016) 1439.

30) V. L. Manugula, K. V. Rajulapati, G. M. Reddy, R. Mythili, K. B. S.  Rao, “A Critical Assessment of the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Friction Stir Welded Reduced Activation Ferritic- Martensitic Steel”, Materials & Design, 92 (2016) 200-212.

29) M. Nagini, A. Jyothirmayi, R. Vijay, T. N. Rao, A. V. Reddy, K. V. Rajulapati, G. Sundararajan, “Influence of dispersoids on corrosion behaviour of oxide dispersion strengthened 18Cr steels made by high energy milling”, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 25 (2016) 577.

28) Ch. L. P. Pavithra, K. V. Rajulapati et al., “Controllable Crystallographic Texture in Copper Foils Exhibiting Enhanced Mechanical and Electrical Properties by Pulse Reverse Electrodeposition”, Crystal Growth and Design, 15 (2015) 4448.

27) B. Jana, K. V. Rajulapati, N. E. Prasad, R. K. Jain, K. B. S. Rao, “Effect of carbon fabric type on properties of 2D carbon-carbon composites processed by liquid pitch impregnation-pyrolysis”, Journal of Composite Materials, 25 (2015) 0021998315617817.

26) S. Varam, PVSL Narayana, M. D. Prasad, D. Chakravaraty, K. V. Rajulapati, K. B. S. Rao, “Strain rate sensitivity of bulk multi-phase nanocrystalline Al-W based alloy”, Philosophical Magazine   Letters, 94 (2014) 582.

25) S. Varam, K. V. Rajulapati, K. B. S. Rao, R. O. Scattergood, K. L. Murty, C. C. Koch, “Loading rate- dependent mechanical properties of bulk two-phase nanocrystalline Al-Pb alloys studied by nanoindentation”, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 45 (2014) 5249.

24) S.P. Pemmasani, K. Valleti, R. C. Gundakaram, K. V. Rajulapati, R. Mantripragada, S. Koppoju, S.V. Joshi, “Effect of microstructure and phase constitution on mechanical properties of Ti1-xAlxN coatings”, Applied Surface Science, 313(2014) 936.

23) K. P. Yagati, , Ravi N. Bathe, K. V. Rajulapati, K. B. S. Rao, G. Padmanabham,“Fluxless Arc Weld- Brazing  of  Aluminium  alloy  to  Steel”,   Journal  of   Materials   Processing   Technology,214   (2014) 2949.

22) Ch. L. P. Pavithra, B. V. Sarada, K. V. Rajulapati, T. N. Rao, G.  Sundararajan, “A new electrochemical approach for synthesis of Cu-Gr foils with high hardness” Scientific Reports, 4 (2014) 4049.

21) S. Varam, K. V. Rajulapati, K. BhanuSankara Rao, “Strain rate sensitivity studies on bulk nanocrystalline   aluminium   by   nanoindentation”, Journal of   Alloys   and   Compounds, 585 (2014) 795.

20) P. Yella, V. Pinnoju, K. V. Rajulapati, P. Prem Kiran, R. K. Buddu, P. M. Raole, K. B. S. Rao, “Structural Details of Laser treated SS304 and SS316L(N) plates”,Procedia Engineering, 86 (2014) 27.

19) V.Pinnoju, P. Yella, R.K. Buddu, K. B. S. Rao, P. M. Raole, K. V. Rajulapati, P.  Prem Kiran, “Structural Modification of Stainless Steel Surface Using Pulsed Lasers”, Technology Letters, 10 (2014) 5.

18) S. P. Pemmasani, K. V. Rajulapati, M. Ramakrishna, K. Valleti, R. C. Gundakaram, S. V. Joshi, “Characterization of Multilayer Nitride Coatings by Electron Microscopy and Modulus Mapping”, Materials Characterization, 81 (2013) 7.

17) K. Prasad, S. Abhaya, G. Amarendra, V. Kumar, K. V. Rajulapati, K. BhanuSankara Rao, “Fatigue crack growth behavior of a near alpha Ti alloy Timetal 834 at 450 oC and 600 oC”, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 102 (2013) 194.

16) P. S. V. Pramod, K. Valleti, M. Ramakrishna, K. V. Rajulapati, R. C. Gundakaram, S. V. Joshi. “Structure-Property correlations in cathodic arc deposited TiAlN coatings”, Materials Science Forum, 702- 703 (2012) 967.

15) S. Gollapudi, K. V. Rajulapati, I. Charit, K. M. Youssef, C. C. Koch, R. O. Scattergood, K. L. Murty, “Understanding creep behavior in nanocrystalline materials”, Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, 63 (2010) 373.

14) S. Gollapudi, K. V. Rajulapati, I. Charit, C. C. Koch, R. O. Scattergood, K. L. Murty, “Creep in nanocrystalline materials:  Role of stress assisted grain growth”, Materials Science and Engineering, A527 (2010) 5773.

13) K. V. Rajulapati, M. M. Biener, J. Biener and A, M. Hodge, “Transition in plastic flow behavior of tantalum (100) studied by high temperature nanoindentation”, Philosophical Magazine Letters, 90 (2010) 35.

12) K. V. Rajulapati, R.O.Scattergood, K.L.Murty, Z. Horita, T. G. Langdon, C. C. Koch “Mechanical properties  of  bulk  nanocrystalline  aluminum-tungsten  alloys”  Metallurgical  and   Materials   Transactions A, 39 (2008) 2528.

11) K. V. Rajulapati, R. O. Scattergood, K. L. Murty, G. Duscher, C. C. Koch, “Effect of Pb on the mechanical properties of nanocrystalline Al” ScriptaMaterialia, 55 (2006) 155.

10) B. S. Murty, R. V. Koteswararao and N.  K.  Mukhopadhyay, “Stability of nanoquasicrystalline phase in Al-Cu-Fe, Al-Cu-Co and Al-Pd-Mn alloys during high energy ball milling”, Journal of Non- Crystalline Solids, 334-335 (2004) 48.

09) C. C. Koch, R. O. Scattergood, K.L. Murty, R. K. Guduru, G. Trichy and K. V. Rajulapati, “Testing techniques for mechanical characterization of nanostructured materials” Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, 791 (2003) 51.

Conference Proceedings:

08) Sneha Goel, Tejas Gundgire, Johny Varghese, Koteswararao V. Rajulapati, Uta Klement, Shrikant Joshi, “Role of HIPing and heat treatment on properties of Alloy 718 fabricated by electron beam melting”, Proceedings of Euro-PM-2019, Masstricht, The Netherlands, 13-16 October 2019.

07) J. Varghese, K. V. Rajulapati, S.D. Meshram, G. M. Reddy, K. Bhanu Sankara Rao, “Strain rate sensitivity and mechanical properties of friction stir welded IN-RAFM steels of thicker sections”, Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on the Mechanical Behavior of Materials, 11-14 June 2019, Melbourne, Australia.

06) P. Yella, V. Pinnoju, K. V. Rajulapati, P. Prem Kiran, R. K. Buddu, P. M.  Raole, K.  BhanuSankara  Rao, “Structural Details of Laser treated SS304 and SS316L(N) plates”, International conference on structural integrity, February 4-7, 2014, Kalpakkam, India.

05) SreedeviVaram, PVSL Narayana, K. Sreelatha, K. V. Rajulapati, D. Chakravarty, K. BhanuSankara Rao, “Loading rate dependence of bulk Nanocrystalline multi-phase materials”, ICE-2013, BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad.

04) K.LingaMurty, R.K.Guduru, K. V. Rajulapati, K. M. Youssef, R. O. Scattergood and C. C. Koch, “ Mechanical behavior of nanostructured  metals  processed  through  severe  plastic  deformation”  Proceedings of RAMP-2006, Coimbatore, India.

03) C. C. Koch, K. V. Rajulapati, R. K. Guduru, R. O. Scattergood and K. L.  Murty, “Effect of grain size on the mechanical properties of Multi-Phase alloys”, Proceedings of ICAMEM 2006, Hammamet, Tunisia, December 2006.

02) Carl C. Koch, Khaled M. Youssef, Ronald O. Scattergood, K. LingaMurty, Koteswararao V. Rajulapati,“Mechanical properties of nanostructured metals as a function of  grain  size,  grain  size  distribution and second phase  nanoscale  particles” Proceedings  of Plasticity  2005,Kauai (Hawaai),Jan.3- 8, 2005.

01) R.V. Koteswararao, N.K.Mukhopadhyay and B.S.Murty, “Stability of quasicrystalline phase  in  Al based alloys during high energy ball milling and on subsequent thermal treatments”, Proceedings of 56th Annual Technical Meeting of the Indian Institute of Metals (IIM), Vadodara, INDIA, November, 2002.

Students Guidance:

  • Ph. D.: 12 (Completed) + 08 (Ongoing)

  • M. Tech.: 30 (Completed)

  • B. Tech.: 11 (Completed)

  • Int. M. Sc.: 01 (Completed)

  • Summer-interns: 22

Professional Service/ Membership of Academic bodies:

  • Associate Editor, Transactions of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (Springer, 2020 onwards)

  • Reviewer for:

             Acta Materialia

             Nature-Scientific Reports

             Journal of the American Ceramic Society

             Advanced Powder Technology

             Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A

             Intermetallics

             Materials Science and Engineering A

             Journal of Alloys and Compounds

             Materials Letters

             International Journal of Light Weight Materials and Manufacture

             Journal of Materials Chemistry and Physics

             Vacuum

             Procedia Engineering

             Journal of Nanomaterials

             Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids

             Materials Science and Technology

             Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals

             Bulletin of Materials Science

  • Coordinator, AICTE Cell, UoH (2020 onwards)

  • Member, Committee on Prof. Gurbaksh Singh Students Aid Fund (GBSSAF)

  • Deputy Coordinator, AICTE Cell, University of Hyderabad (2018-20).

  • Member, Advisor Board, E-Learning Centre, UoH.

  • Member, Purchase Committee, Centre For Nanotechnology

  • Member, Advisory Board, Centre For Nanotechnology

  • Member, Research Advisory Committee, NIT-Warangal (2014).

  • Member, Board of Studies (Metallurgical Engineering), JNTU, Hyderabad (2012- Present)

  • Member, School Board, SEST, UoH (2010-2013).

  • Member, Placement Guidance and Advisory Bureau, UoH (2011).

  • Member, Purchase Committee, SEST, UoH (Starting 2016)

  • Member, XII Plan Estimations Committee, UoH (2012)

  • Member, NAAC Committee (2012)

  • Convener, International Workshop on High Entropy Materials (IWHEM-2017), University of Hyderabad (March 2017).

  • Member, Research Advisory Committee, NIT-Warangal (2014).

  • Subject Expert in Assessment Board, DRDO.

  • Subject Expert, ARCI committees.

  • Convener, Indo-UK joint seminar on Functional and Energy Materials (FAEMMS-2013), 25-26th March 2013.

  • Organizing committee member, EPCF-2012, University of Hyderabad

  • Executive member, Indian Institute of Metals, Hyderabad chapter (2012)

  • Correspondent, Metal News, a bi-monthly journal of the Indian Institute of Metals (IIM) (2011- 2014)

  • Member, Organizing Committee, International   Winter School on Advances in Aeronautical Materials and Technologies (AAMT), December 2010, Hyderabad.

  • Member, Publications Committee, Transactions of The Indian Institute of Metals (2009- current).

  • Life member of Materials Research Society of India (LMMRSI)

  • Life member of Indian Institute of Metals (LMIIM)

  • Life member of Electron Microscopy Society of India (LMEMSI)

  • Life member of Indian Institute of Welding (LMIIW)

  • Life member of Plasma Science Society of India (LMPSSI)

  • Was a student member of TMS

  • Was student member of MRS

  • Was a student member of ASM

  • Was a student of ACerS

  • Treasurer of Alpha Sigma Mu Chapter, NC State University (2005-2006)

  • Secretary of Alpha Sigma Mu Chapter, NC State University (2004-2005)

Research Grants:

  • Seed grant from University of Hyderabad to work mechanical behavior of nanocrystalline materials (2010), INR. 5 lakhs, Principal Investigator.

  • Deformation characteristics of bulk multi-phase nanostructured materials, DST (2011- 2014), INR.13 lakhs, Principal Investigator.

  • Laser shock peening on austenitic stainless steels, BRFST (2012-2015), INR. 45 lakhs, Co-Principal Investigator.

  • Friction stir welding of RAFM steel: Feasibility studies by optimization of process parameters and evaluation of associated mechanical properties, BRNS (2016- 2019), INR. 50 lakhs, Principal Investigator.

  • Indo-German project on “High strength spring steels with reduced low temperature creep for lightweight designs”, IGSTC (2019-2022), INR. 152 lakhs, Principal Investigator.