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crystallographer , Materials scientist

Kullaiah Byrappa, Indian materials scientist, crystallographer. Recipient Gold medals, University Mysore, 1973, 1975, Golden Jubilee award, 1987, 1992, Attractive Paper award, International Conference Crystal Growth, Sendai, Japan, 1989, Sir Curriculum Vitae Raman award in physical science, 1998, medal, Materials Research Society India, 2005; Research fellow, Moscow State University, 1977-1981, Postdoctoral fellow, 1981-1982.


Byrappa, Kullaiah was born on February 22, 1954 in Mysore, India. Son of Boregowda Kullaiah and Maribettegowda Puttamma.


Bachelor of Science, University Mysore, 1973. Master of Science, University Mysore, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, Moscow State University, 1982.


Research officer University Mysore (India), 1983-1984, lecturer, 1984-1988, assistant director mineralogical institute, 1988-1994, associate professor, 1994—1997, professor, since 1998. Visiting scientist, visiting professor numerous international laboratories Europe, Russia, Japan, United States, China, Australia.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: Hydrothermal Growth of Crystals, 1991, Current Trends in Crystal Growth and Characterization, 1991, Handbook of Crystal Growth Technology, 2003, Handbook of Hydrothermal Technology, 2001, Crystal Growth of Technologically Important Electronic Materials, 2003. Associate editor: Progress in Crystal Growth and Characterization of Materials, since 1987. Associate editor Materials Research Innovations, since 2007, guest editor Journal Materials Science, since 2006.


With National Cadet Corps, 1968-1972. Member of National Crystallography Association, Indian National Science Academy, Asian Association Crystallography, International Commission Mineral Synthesis and Interface Process, International Solvothermal and Hydrothermal Association (secretary since 2006), International Commission on Crystal Growth and Characterization, National Committee Crystal Growth, British Association Crystal Growth, New York Academy of Sciences.


  • Other Interests

    Badminton, photography, music.


Married Sunitha Kushavara Thimmegowda. Children: Shayan, Nayan.

Boregowda Kullaiah

Maribettegowda Puttamma

Sunitha Kushavara Thimmegowda

Shayan Byrappa

Nayan Byrappa