Awards & Honors
Recipient of Institute Research and Development Award (IRDA) - Junior level. for excellence in research and development by Indian Institute of Technology Madras,2015.
Recipient of the Certificate of Distinction for excellence in teaching during the International Teaching Week at Hof University of Applied Sciences, Germany in June 2013.
Recipient of the Young Faculty Recognition Award (YFRA) for the year 2012 by Indian Institute of Technology Madras.
Recipient of the IEI Young Engineers Award - 2010 in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering discipline from the Institution of Engineers (India).
Recipient of the Young Scientist Award (Dr. R. L. Thakur Memorial Award - 2008) from the Indian Ceramic Society, India.
Fellowship from the Max Planck Gesselschaft, Germany (March-2001 till April-2004).
Fellowship from the Deutsche Forschungs Gemeinschaft, Germany (May-2004 till April-2006).
National Merit Scholarshipfor academic excellence from the Government of Karnataka, India (1990 – 1994).
MTech project dissertation has been selected for the Bhagyalakshmi and Krishna Ayengar Award.
Awarded the Sudarshan Bhatt Memorial Prize (Institute Merit Prize) for topping his class (2015).
Won first prize for the poster titled "Influence of biaxial stress state on microstructure and mechanical behavior of commercially pure titanium" in 52nd National Metallurgists Day (NMD), Pune (2014)
Awarded the Institute Merit Prize for the best academic record in Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (2013)
Won the best poster award titled "Corrosion behavior of Polymer Derived Ceramics in Aqueous Hydrofluoric acid and sodium salts" in IUMRS conference held in IISC Bangalore (2013)
Recipient of Sudharshan Bhat Memorial Prize for the best academic record in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering (2013)
Awarded the Institute Merit Prize for the best academic record in Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (2012)
Won third prize in poster presentation titled "Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Spark Plasma Sintered Al-4.5 wt.% Cu P/M Compacts" in NMD (2011)
Reciepient of Sudarshan Bhat Memorial Award for the best thesis in Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (2012)
Best Presentation Award for the paper titled "Influence of substrate properties on the adhesion behavior of barnacles" in the Asian bioceramics symposium (2008)
Won the Best Poster award for the Paper titled "Mechanical and dielectric properties of hollow glass/ceramic microsphere reinforced polymer based syntactic foams" in Junior Euromat (2010)
Received DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) Fellowship to carry out M.Tech thesis work in IFW, Dresden (2010-2011)
Received 1980 Batch (Excellence-in-Research) Travel Grant Endowment by IITM- Alumni association for travel support to participate in International Symposium on Ceramic Materials and Components for Energy and Environmental Applications, CMCEE , Germany (2012)
Received DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) Fellowship to carry out M.Tech thesis work in TU - Dresden (2010-2011)
Received Erasmus Mundus and EU Joint Fellowship award to pursue double doctorate in Linköping univeristy, Sweden and Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain (DocMase, 2012-2016)
Received DAAD-SIEMENS stipendium A/10/71620 to pursue PhD in Hamburg University of Technology, Germany (2010-2013)
Received Office of Naval Research Global Award for travel to participate in the 15th International Congress on Marine Corrosion and Fouling, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom (2010)