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Senior Professor, Mechanical Engg | Former Dean Administration (Jun-2014 to Jun-2023)
Experienced administrator and academician with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education.
Date of Joining BITS 22-Jul, 1999
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Phone: 0832 – 2580 401 (Office) 

About the Faculty
Dr. D M Kulkarni is a Senior Professor in Mechanical Engineering in BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus. He has his Masters from IIT Kharagpur and PhD from BITS Pilani. He has 24 years of teaching and 3 years of industrial experience. 
He is founder and Director of BIONIC Imprints Pvt Ltd. Goa, a registered company in the area of orthopedic implants and digital dentistry with a funding from Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) and Startup India Seed Funds (SISF) and Dept of Sci & Technology (DST).
He has published 60 papers in the International and National journals of repute & conferences. Also, he has published a book on Engineering Graphics with AutoCAD, published by Prentice Hall India (PHI), New Delhi)
He has been awarded 2 times (2011 & 2012) for 'Faculty Excellence' for his contribution in Teaching, Research and Administration. He was also awarded by BITS alumni for 'Distinguished Faculty Award' (2010).
He is a founder of Goa Chapter of Indian Institute of Metals (IIM) and the 1st Chairman of Goa Chapter of IIM [Jul-2016 to Jul-2018]. He was Convenor of the 71st Annual Technical Meetings and 55th National Metallurgist Day, NMD-ATM, 2017 of Indian Institute of Metals, 11-14-Nov, 2017. [1150 Participants | 1.8 Cr Sponsorship].

Educational Qualifications

Ph.D. (Fracture Mechanics), BITS-Pilani, Rajasthan (April-2005)                                                                                                 M. Tech. (Machine Design), I.I.T. Kharagpur (Feb-1998)                                                                                                                B. E. Mechanical, Pune University (July-1993)

Brief Research Profile:
Research Areas:  ||  Biomaterials ||  BioTribology  ||  Fracture Mechanics ||
Design, Development and Characterization of Metals, Ceramics, Polymers and Composites in Automotive, Space and Healthcare Applications
Received Grants from: Biotechnology Industrial Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), DST-SERB, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Aditya Birla Sci & Tech Centre (ABSTC), DUCOM Instruments Bangalore, Tata Iron & Steel Company (TISCO), Startup India Seed Fund (SISF), (BioCyTiH).

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