Our colleague in the SEST, Koteswara Rao V. Rajulapati has been selected for the Indian National Academy of Engineering [INAE] Young Engineer Award this year. The award which will be given to him in December consists of a citation and Rs. 1 lakh.
Dr. Rajulapati has many original contributions in understanding the microstructure and mechanical behavior of several important metals and alloys. His contributions to the metallurgy of nanostructured materials are significant. His doctoral work was the first systematic attempt to understand the role of nano sized second phases on the deformation behavior of nanocrystalline face centered cubic (FCC) metals. He developed unique approaches for fabricating bulk nano grained aluminum and its composites.
Koteswara Rao joined the School of Engineering Sciences and Technology in January 2009 and has taken an active role in building the laboratories to cater both research and teaching needs. He has been instrumental in setting up various laboratories and contributed significantly for the initiation of various research programmes in Materials Engineering and Nano Science and Technology.
Warmest congratulations to him from the UoH community! And thanks to the Dean, SEST, for much of the write-up above.