Kaustubh Kulkarni

PhD, Purdue University, US

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November 10, 2017

Dr. Kaustubh Kulkarni

Assistant Professor
Materials Science and Engg.
IIT Kanpur
Kanpur, U.P., 208016
Ph: +91-512-259-(6102)
Email: kkaustub@iitk.ac.in

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About Me


  • School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907
    Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Engineering (August 2008)
    GPA: 4.0/4.0
    Thesis Title: Multicomponent diffusion in ternary and quaternary diffusion couples and in multilayered diffusion assemblies.
    Advisor: Dr. Mysore A. Dayananda, Professor of Materials Engineering, Purdue University.
  • Government College of Engineering, University of Pune, Pune 411 005, India
    Bachelor of Engineering (B. E.), Metallurgical Engineering (June 2002).

Work Experience

  • General Motors Technical Center India Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore (Researcher: Dec 2010 to June 2012)
  • Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), Pune (Project Engineer: Apr 2009 to Dec 2010)
  • Applied Materials, Inc, Santa Clara, CA USA (Process Engineer: Jun 2008 to Jan 2009)
  • Tata Motors, Pune (June2000-Dec 2000 and Jan2002-June 2002)- Industrial In-plant Training (Co-op)

Teaching Experience

  • Diffusion in Solids, (January-May 2013); Instructor IIT Kanpur
  • Nature and Properties of Materials, (July-December 2012); Tutor; IIT Kanpur
  • Structures and Properties of Materials (Fall2003); TA; Purdue University
  • Materials Processing Lab, (Spring 2005); Lab Instructor and TA; Purdue University

Journal, Conference and Patent Publications

Awards, Achievements and Leadership Positions

  • Reviewer for Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A
  • Reviewer for Materials Science and Engineering A
  • Organizer, International Conference for Automotive Materials and Manufacturing 2010; Pune
  • Henry Ford Scholarship for the best graduate student in engineering, Purdue University (2007)
  • President, MSEGSA, Purdue University (2005-2006)
  • Magoon Award for Excellence in Teaching (Spring 2005)
  • Senator in Purdue University Graduate Student Government (April 2005 to April 2006)
  • Ranked 1st in the 2nd year and 3rd year and 2nd in the final year of BE in the University of Pune
  • Editor, METSA magazine, Mettle-2001

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