Prof. P. Rama Rao

President from 1995 to 1997

Prof._P._Rama_Rao_(1995 - 1997)

Name: RAO, Palle
Elected 1978;
Council Service: 1989-2000?;
President: 1995-1997;
Vice-President: 1992-94
Vice-Chancellor, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
Date of birth: 30 June 1937, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh

Edn.: Madras Univ.: BSc. Hons. 56, MA 57; Andhra Univ.: MSc. 57; BHU, Varanasi: PhD. 64. Career: IISC, Bengaluru, Dept. of Metallurgy: Sr. Res. Asst 60-62; BHU, Varanasi, Dept. of Metallurgical Engg.: Lecturer 62-67, Reader 67-75, Prof. 75-82; Defence Metallurgical Res. Lab., Hyderabad: Director 82-91; Govt. of India, Dept. of Sc. and Tech.: Secy. 91-95 Govt. of India, Dept. of Ocean Development: Secy. 92-95. Fellow, INSA, National Academy of Sc., Indian National Academy of Engg., Andhra Pradesh Academy of Sciences; President, Indian Inst. of Metals, Materials Res. Soc. of India. Bhatnagar Prize 79; Homi Bhabha Award 85; Vasvik Award 86; INSA Materials Sc. Prize 89; Padma Shri 89; IISc Distinguished Alumnus Award 90; IIM Tata Gold Medal 91; Gold Medal 94. Sc. Work in Physical and Mechanical Alloy Development. Contributions in X-ray diffraction study of structural imperfections include development of new methods of analysis of X-ray line-broadening and prediction and experimental verification of fault configurations in double hexagonal close- packed crystals. With regard to correlation of mechanical behaviour with micro structures work relates to high strain fatigue at ambient and elevated temperatures, creep at low (mass transport controlled) and intermediate (dislocation climb controlled) stresses, creep fracture and the effect of thermo mechanically-induced substructure on Dynamic strain ageing and fracture characteristics of titanium and its alloys. A major recent research programme addressed basic issue of fracture toughness in single phase and dilute alloys. Much of the current work is devoted to alloy development with a view to ensure their application and the latest contributions pertain to development and application of specialty structural steels.


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