Dr. G. Padmanabham Director of International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy & New Materials (ARCI), Hyderabad obtained his PhD from Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi for his work on welding of Al-Li alloys. He is known internationally for his contributions in the fields of Materials joining and Application of Lasers in Materials Processing.

After his stints as a Design & Development Engineer at Bharat Dynamics Limited, Hyderabad and Scientific Officer in the Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi, he joined ARCI, Hyderabad in 2005 to head the Centre for Laser Processing of Materials.

Dr G Padmanabham

Dr Padmanabham made pioneering engineering contributions in the national context by developing industrial laser-based materials processing technologies such as hybrid welding, weld-brazing, surface engineering, micromachining and additive manufacturing for various industrial sectors such as manufacturing, power, automotive, aerospace, oil, alternative energy, biomedical, defense and nuclear. He is author of more than 100 publications, 14 patents and 4 book chapters and also supervised 6 PhD theses in the fields of materials and manufacturing.

Apart from his research and technological contributions, he developed innovative models for R&D-Industry engagement for technology development and transferleading to successful transfer of more than 20 technologies and innovations of ARCIto industry.

He is a recipient of Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship awarded by Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), Materials Research Society of India (MRSI) Medal, Distinguished Alumni Award of National Institute of Technology, Warangal, Andhra Pradesh Scientist Award and Life Time Achievement Award of Society for Automotive Engineers (SAE) India.

He is an elected Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI), Andhra Pradesh Academy of Sciences (APAS), Telangana Academy of Sciences (TAS), Indian Welding Society (IWS) and the Institution of Engineers (India).