Bachelor of Science in Engineering with honors, Reg. Engineering College, Rourkela, India, 1982. Master of Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, 1984.
Doctor of Philosophy, Indian Institute of Science, 1990.
Research fellow Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 1984-1990. Scientist C National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur, 1990-1992, 93-95, assistant director, 1995-1998. Postdoctoral fellow McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 1992-1993.
Member Materials Research Society India (life), Indian Institute Metals (life), Indian Academy of Sciences (associate 1992-1995).
Married Padma Srikanth, November 17, 1989. 2 children , Siddharth and Nayantara