Professor, Dept. of ME
Dr. Gokhale has been involved with the development of light alloys, metal foams and high temperature materials for aerospace and defense applications. He supported transfer of titanium sponge technology to public sector unit KMML in Kerala recently. He moreover, led collaborative projects with Russia and Belarus on advanced light materials.
Dr. Gokhale has 90+ publications, 25 technical reports and one patent to his credit, and has given more than 50 invited talks in various forums. A book titled “Aluminum Lithium Alloys: Processing, Properties and Applications”, co-authored by him and published by Elsevier Publications was released in October 2013. He is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering and a National Council member of the Indian Institute of Metals. He has received the ‘Binani Gold Medal’ of the Indian Institute of Metals in 1993, the National Research and Development Corporation ‘Technology Innovation’ Award in 1994, the National Metallurgists’ Day ‘Metallurgist of the Year Award’ by the Ministry of Steel in 2000, the ‘DRDO Scientist of the Year’ award in 2008 and the ‘GD Birla Gold Medal’ from the Indian Institute of Metals in 2010.