Prof. Dr.-Ing. Prashanth Konda Gokuldoss

(K. G. Prashanth) is presently working as the Head of the Additive Manufacturing Laboratory and Full Professor at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Tallinn, Estonia.

He had started his career in Bachelors of Engineering (B.E.) in Metallurgical Engineering (2002- 2006), Government College of Engineering, Salem, followed by Master of Technology (M. Tech.) in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology – Madras, India (2006-2008). Government College of Engineering, Salem, followed by Master of Technology (M. Tech.) In Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology – Madras, India (2006-2008). During his M.Tech.

Tenure, he got the opportunity to carry out M.Tech. dissertation at the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research, Dresden, Germany as an exchange student through a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD – Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst), where he had the opportunity to work on metallic glass-reinforced composites by powder metallurgy at the Leibniz Institute of Solid State and Materials Research, Dresden, Germany. The next two years and a half he was associated with the Helmholtz Center Berlin for Materials and Energy, Berlin, Germany, working on nano-composites and metallic foams. He had started his Phd (late 2011) in the field of additive manufacturing (Selective Laser Melting – SLM), where he moved back to the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research, Dresden, Germany, and had received his doctorate (Dr.-Ing.) in May 2014, He then continued as a Post-doctoral researcher until February 2015 at the same institute. Later, he had worked as an R&D Engineer in Additive Manufacturing from March 2015 to June 2016 at Sandvik AB, (Sandviken, Sweden) to establish world-class Additive Manufacturing lab for Sandvik. He then joined his mentor (Prof. Juergen Eckert) at the Erich Schmid Institute of Materials Science, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Leoben, Austria as a senior scientist to establish a workgroup on meta-stable materials (from May 2016). He then joined as an Associate Professor in Additive Manufacturing at the Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Gjøvik, Norway, where he has worked for nearly 18 months. Presently, he is working as a Full Professor in Additive Manufacturing at the Department of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia. In addition, he also has the following guest positions: (1) Guest Scientist at the Erich Schmid Institute of Materials Science, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Leoben, Austria, and (2) Adjunct Professor, Vellore Institute of Technology, India. He has several years of research and industrial experience with nearly 155 research articles in peer scientific reviewed international journals with an h-index of 36 and 5500 citations (google scholar). In addition, he has delivered several keynote lectures, invited talks, contributed oral and poster presentations at various national and international Conferences, Symposiums, and Seminars. Moreover, he has been recognized as the top 2% of Materials Scientists in the world by a 2020 Stanford survey.

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