Rajesh Prasad Ph.D. (Cambridge)


Rajesh Prasad


Ph.D. (Cambridge)




“ We hear a great deal to-day about “ original work ”, “productive work,” but the truly productive work on the part of the teacher is the work that produces results in the mind and in the character of his pupils, and they remember the personal contact, the timely hint, the friendly attitude, long after they have forgotten the answers they studied for the examination.”
William Lyons Phelps, Teaching in School and College, Macmillan, 1918.


  • B.Tech. (1984) Metallurgical Engineering, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi Ist. Div. With Honours
  • M.E. (1986) Metallurgy, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore Ist Class with Distinction. AA Krishnan Gold medal for the best M.E. Thesis
  • Ph.D. (1991) Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, UK (1991) Thesis: “Metastable Phases in Cr-Ti Alloys”

Honors and Awards

  • 2014: Erasumus Mundus Fellowship
  • 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award of Department of Metallurgical Engineering, IIT-BHU
  • 2012: Teaching Excellence Award of IIT-Delhi
  • 2009: Best Paper Award: SLIET, Longawal, Punjab
  • 2007: Third Prize for Poster Presentation, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
  • 2002: Golden Jubilee Trust Fellowship, Banaras Hindu University
  • 1994: Best Poster Award, BARC, Bombay, 1994.
  • 1993: Best Oral Presentation Award, Indian Institute of Metals,Hyderabad.
  • 1987: Overseas Research Scholarship (ORS) Cambridge University, 1987-1990.
  • 1986: A.A. Krishnan Gold Medal, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.