Dr. Shashanka R successfully completed both Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Industrial Chemistry and M.Tech in Nanoscience and Technology from Kuvempu University, Karnataka in 2009 and 2011 respectively. He pursued PhD from the department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela in 2016. Presently he is working as Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry at Presidency University, Bangalore. He is involved in research relating to synthesis of nano-structured stainless steel powders (Austenitic, ferritic and duplex stainless steel powders) by mechanical alloying method and their characterizations. He has published papers in frontier journals such as Powder Technology, Materials Characterization, Tribology transactions, International Journal of Electrochemical Science and many more. His research interests comprises of powder metallurgy, nano-structured materials, electrochemistry, corrosion science etc. He is a life member of Powder Metallurgy Association of India (PMAI). He was awarded first prize for paper presentation at Indian Institute of Metals NMD ATM-2014, 12-15 November, COEP, Pune. It is one of the biggest metallurgy conferences of India. He is the first recipient of the prestigious "Grand PMAI student of the year award-2015" by Powder Metallurgy Association of India. He was also rewarded with a travel grant from PMAI to participate in an International conference on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials, POWDERMET-2015 held at San Diego, USA.