Dr. T. Balakrishna Bhat

Scientist (Retd.), Freelance

Areas of Interest:

High strength materials, Armour materials, Energy, Education, Engineering startups.


High strength materials, Armour materials

Consultancy Areas:

High strength materials, Armour materials, Energy, Education, Engineering Startups.


Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists, Consultancy Firms, Private Agencies, Individuals

Major Professional Contributions:

Development of Armour materials to meet nearly all the requirements of Armour in India.

Professional Experience:

  • Visiting scientist at Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
  • Visiting Professor IIT Delhi.
  • Guided MTech and PhD thesis.
  • Scientist and Division head Armour materials at DMRL.


Super hard steels, Armour materials, boron carbide and toughened ceramics, high strain rate behavior, Titanium alloys, ceramics, composites, Advanced steels, fiber reinforced composites, cellular ceramics.

Contact Information


H No 9-20 Plot No 36 Old Gayatrinagar, Meerpet post, Jillelaguda, Hyderabad-500097, India
Ph. No.: 9848425496

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  • B.Tech. (Metallurgy) 1972 IIT, Madras
  • M.E. (Metallurgy) 1974 IISc, Bangalore
  • Ph.D. (Metallurgy) 1982 IIT, Madras


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Vasvik award, National Best Metallurgist award, NASA invention award, DRDO award for performance excellence

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated To: Section VIII: Mining Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2009

Year of Birth: 1949