CAREER

June - Dec, 2006: Postdoctoral Research Associate (Material Science)

Institute for Shock Physics,
Pullman, The USA.
Theme: Understanding the dynamic response of ultra-fine grained metals/alloys (obtained by severe plastic deformation) and Hf-Zr based bulk metallic glasses by shock loading.
Host: Prof. Y. M. Gupta

2005 - 2006: Postdoctoral Fellow

Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (formerly Max Planck Institute for Metals Research),
Pulvermetallurgisches Laboratorium, Abt. Aldinger, Stuttgart, Germany.
Theme: Mechanical properties of precursor derived ceramics.
Research supervior: Prof. Dr. Fritz Aldinger

June 2004 - 2005: Visiting Scientist

Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (formerly Max Planck Institute for Metals Research),
Pulvermetallurgisches Laboratorium, Abt. Aldinger, Stuttgart, Germany.
Theme: Mechanical properties of precursor-derived ceramics.
Research supervior: Prof. Dr. Fritz Aldinger
  

2001 - 2004: Ph.D (Dr. rer. nat), Materials Science

[Doktor der Naturwissenschaften, Werkstoffwissenschaft]
Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (formerly Max Planck Institute for Metals Research),
Pulvermetallurgisches Laboratorium, Abt. Aldinger, and
Institute for Non-metallic & Inorganic Materials, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany.
Dissertation: The influence of crystallization on the high temperature deformation behavior of precursor derived Si-B-C-N ceramics.
Awarded: "Sehr gut bestanden" (Very good).
Research supervior: Prof. Dr. Fritz Aldinger

2001 1998 - 2000: Scientist

Indian Space Research Organization-Satellite Centre (ISAC),
Dept. of Space, Govt. of India,
Bangalore, India.
Nature of work: Mass properties' measurements (Moments of Inertia and Centres of Gravity) of spacecrafts and spacecraft related components.

1997 - 2000: M.Sc (Engg), Metallurgy

Department of Materials Engineering,
Indian Institute of Science (IISc),
Bangalore, India.
Dissertation: A study of spray atomized and deposited hypereutectic Al-20Si alloy.
Research supervisor: Prof. E. S. Dwarakadasa

1992 - 1996: B.E, Mechanical Engineering

Bangalore University,
Bangalore, India.
Project: Study of stress concentration around fillets and grooves in hydraulic cylinders using finite element method.
Awarded: First class with distinction.
Project Supervisor: Prof. H. V. Lakshminarayana