Gopalakrishna K holds a Master’s in mechanical engineering, having specialized in production engineering from the University of Mysore, and a Ph.D in polymer tribology from NAL-VTU. He has an experience of more than 30 years in academics and research. In addition to tribology, his research and teaching interests include pneumatics and hydraulics, thermal engineering and engineering drawing. He is certified by industry major FESTO in the domain of mechatronics and executed projects that have resulted in five patent filings. With significant research publications in reputed Scopus / Thomson Reuter indexed journals and a monograph to his credit, he has been active in developing autonomous systems for surveillance funded by Naval Research Board-DRDO, coating systems for RP Components by ISRO-DOS, and others. He was a consultant for Avni Energy and developed numerous products. He has supervised students for their doctoral work and is reviewer for journal publications of Elsevier, Sage and Emerald. He is a fellow of professional bodies such as IEI, ISTE, ISAMPE, and TSI. His hobbies include singing and table tennis. Gopalakrishna is a professor at the Centre.
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