Date of Joining at NITK: 

Saturday, April 15, 1995

Professional Experience: 

Total 24½ Years and at NITK19½ years

Contact Details


sasiholavana [at] gmail.com


+91-824-2474000 Extn. 3278


Academic Background

• Ph.D: Osmania University& year of completion: 1990
• PG: M.Sc.(Osmania University)& Year of passing : 1984
• UG: B.Sc.(Osmania University)& Year of passing: 1982

Areas of Interest

• Laser Surface Modification
• Synthesis and Characterisation ceramic Coatings
• Synthesis and Characterisation of Metal Nano Particle Embedded Oxide Glasses
• Synthesis of Glass Sealants for Fuel Cells
• Synthesis of Bio Active Glasses

Significant Projects

• ISRO RESPOND Project entitled “Laser Processing of Ceramic Coatings on Al, Ti and Other Aerospace Alloys

Supervision of Ph.D

• 02(completed) 01(Thesis Submitted)
• 06 (On-going)

Significant Publications

• Optical and mechanical properties of calcium phosphate glasses.” Glass Physics and Chemistry, Vol. 40, No.3, 303-309, (2014)
• Structural, optical and mechanical properties of ternary CaO-CaF2-P2O5 glasses.” Journal of Advanced ceramics, Vol. 3, No.2, 109-116, (2014)
• Hardness and Electrochemical Behaviourof Ceramic Coatings on CP Titanium by Pulsed Laser Deposition, Surface Engineering and Applied Electrochemistry,
Vol. 48, No. 2, 133-140, (2012)
• Hardness and Electrochemical Behaviour of Ceramic Coatings on Inconel, Journal of Electrochemical Science and Engineering – 2(1), 19-31 (2012)
• Third order nonlinear optical properties and optical limiting in donor/acceptor substituted 4’-methoxychalcone derivatives. Appl.Phys.B 88,105-110 (2007).


Contact us

Dr. N. K. Udayashankar, Professor and Head
Department of Physics, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

  • Hot line: +91-0824-2473052

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