Kulkarni Satyabodh M



Date of Joining at NITK: 

Monday, July 30, 1990

Professional Experience: 

Total 35 Years and at NITK 33 Years
Former HoD, Mechanical Engineering and
Former Dean, (Research and Consultancy)

Contact Details


smk [at] nitk.edu.in
smkulk [at] gmail.com


0824-2473656, 0824-2474656


Academic Background

• Ph.D (IISc) 2002
• M.E Engg. Design (Bharathiar University) 1989
• B. E Mechanical Engineering (Mysore University) 1985

Areas of Interest

• Processing and Characterization Composites and sandwiches
• Modelling and analysis of Mechanical, Mechatronic systems and MEMS.
• Product Development and Prototyping.

Significant Projects

• MHRD research and development project on Biocomposites and composite lumber
• DST Funding for Infrastructure in Science and Technology (FIST) to establish composite activity centre

Supervision of Ph.D

Completed: 12
Ongoing: 3

Significant Publications

1. NS Mohan, SM Kulkarni, A Ramachandra, "Delamination analysis in drilling process of glass fiber reinforced plastic (GFRP) composite materials" Journal of Materials Processing Technology 186 (1-3), 265-271 310 2007
2. NS Mohan, A Ramachandra, SM Kulkarni, "Influence of process parameters on cutting force and torque during drilling of glass–fiber polyester reinforced composites" Composite structures 71 (3-4), 407-413 283 2005
3. S Mohith, AR Upadhya, KP Navin, SM Kulkarni, M Rao, "Recent trends in piezoelectric actuators for precision motion and their applications: A review" Smart Materials and Structures 30 (1), 013002 204 2020
4. S Mohith, PN Karanth, SM Kulkarni, "Recent trends in mechanical micropumps and their applications: A review" Mechatronics 60, 34-55


• Sir Vithal N. Chandavarkar Award for Best Ph. D thesis


Detailed CV: 


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Dr. S M Murigendrappa

Professor and Head,

Department of Mechanical Engineering,

National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK),


P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangaluru - 575 025 Karnataka, India.

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