Presently Vice-Chancellor, Anna University, Chennai
Honorary Professor
A115, Department of Materials Engineering,
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560012, INDIA

Tel: +91-80-2293 2697
email: mirle_at_.iisc.ac.in

Ph.D. (1980), IISc
M.Sc.(Engg.) (1976), IISc
B.E. (1973), IISc
B.Sc. (1970), Mysore University

Prof. Rustom Choksi Award for Excellence in Research in Engineering for the year 2007; MRSI-ICSC Super Conductivity and Materials Science Annual Prize; Suvarna Karnataka Rajyotsava Award, Government of Karnataka; National Metallurgists Day Award from Govt. of India; MRSI Medal.

Research Interests
Solidification, Processing and characterization of metal-matrix composites, Tribology.

Selected Publications
1. Sudarshan, M. K. Surappa, Dongjoon ahn, and Rishi Raj (2008), Nanoceramic Metal Matrix Composites by in-situ pyrolysis of organic precursors in a liquid melt, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A.
2. M. K. Surappa, R. K. Uyyuru and S.Brusethaug, Tribological behavior of Al-Si-SiCp composites / automobile brake pad system under dry sliding conditions, Tribology International, 40(2007) 365.
3. M. K. Surappa, Aluminium Matrix Composites: Challenges and Opportunities, Sadhana, 28 (2003) 319.

Total publications: 120

Inorganic Matrix Composites.