Date of Joining at NITK: 

Saturday, April 15, 1995

Professional Experience: 

Total 32 Years and at NITK 27 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

• 11(completed) • 04 (On-going)

Significant Publications
  1. A Amudha, HS Nagaraja and HD Shashikala, “Mechanical and wetting properties of 25% NiCr –75% Cr2C3 cermet coated on low carbon steel using HVOF thermal spray technique’’ Physica B: Condensed Matter 602, 412409 (2021)
  2. S Bhattacharya and HD Shashikala, “Structural and electrical behaviour of glass ceramic 00Bunder sandwiched condition between two Crofer22APU substrates” Material Today: Proceedings 39, 1609-1612 (2021)
  3. MT Dutebo and HD Shashikala, “Influence of (Er3+, La3+, Ce4+) additions on physical and optical properties of 50CaO-50P2O5 glasses” Physica B: Condensed Matter 597, 412358 (2020)
  4. P Sankar, J Thomas, HD Shashikala and R Philip, “Enhanced bremsstrahlung X-ray emission from Ag nanoparticles irradiated by ultrashort laser pulses” Optical Materials 92, 30-35 (2019)
  5. AB Edathazhe and HD Shashikala, “Corrosion resistance and in-vitro bioactivity of BaO containing Na2O-CaO-P2O5 phosphate glass-ceramic coating prepared on 316 L, duplex stainless steel 2205 and Ti6Al4V” Materials Research Express 5 (3), 035404 (2018)
  6. KP Sibin, ACM Esther, HD Shashikala, A Dey, N Sridhar, AK Sharma and H C Barshilia, “Environmental stability of transparent and conducting ITO thin films coated on flexible FEP and Kapton® substrates for spacecraft applications” Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 176, 134-141 (2018)

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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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