Bachelor of Engineering, Visvesvaraya Regional College of Engineering, Nagpur, India, 1985. Master of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 1987. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wollongong, Australia, 1991.
Doctoral fellow University Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 1990-1993, lecturer department mining and metallurgy Australia, 1995—1996, research fellow Australia, 1996-1997. Research scientist TRDDC, Pune, India, 1993-1994. Lecturer Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 1994-1995.
Assistant professor department metallurgy Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 1997—2003, associate professor department metallurgy, since 2003. Consultant Kiama Engineering, Brisbane, 1995, Jindal Vidhyanagar Steel Ltd., Bangalore, since 1997.
Member Indian Institute Metals (life), Mineral, Metals and Materials Society United States of America (National Metallurgist award).
Married Pratibha Singhal, February 15, 1995. 1 child, Tejal.