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  • Adjunct Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Professor, Metallurgical Engineering


  • , Fellow of ASM Materials, ASM International
  • , M Eng (with Distinction) Metallurgy and Materials Science, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, IN
  • , B Eng (with Honors) Metallurgical Engineering, PSG Institute of Techology, Coimbatore, IN

Research Summary

Physical and Mechanical Metallurgy, Structure-property relationships; Alloy Design; Thermal Properties of materials; Processing of Metals and Ceramics; Li-ion battery Materials Science; Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics; Failure Analysis of Engineering Structures; Computational Mechanical Behavior; Development of orthopedic implant devices and armor materials; Structure and Properties of Graded Materials. -------- (Please scroll down to see research highlights)


Director of Utah State Center of Excellence: Titanium Boride Materials for Biomedical Application, 2003-2010

Asst. & Assoc. Professor: Department of Metallurgical Engineering, University of Utah,  UT 84112 (1995-2003)

Research Scientist: Materials Research Division, Universal Energy Systems (UES), Inc.,Dayton, OH (1993-1995)

U.S. National Research Council Research Fellow:

Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH 45433 (1989--1993)

Research Associate: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research,  Indian Institute of Science, IN (1988--1989)