A. O. Surendranathan


Professor (HAG)

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Friday, August 2, 1985

Professional Experience: 

36 years of Professional experience out of which 29 year at NITK

Contact Details


nathan [at] nitk.ac.in
aos_nathan [at] yahoo.com


+91-824-2474000 Ext. 3751


+91 9343570597
Academic Background
  • Ph. D. (Mangalore University) Completed in 1992
  • M.E. (Indian Institute of Science) Passed in 1984
  • A.M.I.E. (Institution of Engineers (India) Passed in 1980
Areas of Interest

Powder Metallurgy; Mechanical Metallurgy;Corrosion; Nanotechnology; Composites 

Significant Projects
  • Corrosion behaviour of maraging steel in aqueous media.
  • Fabrication of preformed yarn for the manufacture of carbon-carbon composite.
Supervision of Ph.D
  • Completed: 5
  • Ongoing: 4
Significant Publications
  1. A. O. Surendranathan, R. Gangadharan and K. I. Vasu, “ Cathodic Polarization of Manganese Dioxide in Non-aqueous Media”, Bulletin of Electrochemistry, 2 (1986) 23-26.
  2. M. Velayudh, A. O. Surendranathan and N. Venkataraman, “Sintering Studies on Iron- Copper Compacts”, Powder Met. Sci. and Tech. 1 (1990) 35-48.
  3. M. M. Rajath Hegde and A. O. Surendranathan, “Synthesis, characterization, and annealing of mechanically-alloyed nano-structured FeAl powder” Front. Mater. Sci. China, 4 (2009) 310-318
  4. Padmayya Naik, Neelakanthan V. Londe, A. O. Surendranathan, and T.Jayaraju, “Carbon-Carbon Composites by Preformed Yarn Method”, International Journal of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, 6 (2011) 133-39.
  5. R. V. Kurahatti, A. O. Surendranathan, A. V. Ramesh Kumar, V. Auradi, C. S. Wadageri, and S. A. Kori, “Mechanical and Tribological Behaviour of Epoxy Reinforced with Nano-Al2O3 particles”, Applied Mechanics and Materials, 592 (2014) 1320-1324.
  • Institution of Engineers (India) Gold Medal in 1980 for becoming all India first in A.M.I.E. (Metallurgical Engineering) Examination.
  • Prof. J. Balachandra Best Paper Award in the area of corrosion science for the year 1996.
  • Second Prize for oral presentation in Environment Sciences Group at the 58th Annual Technical Meeting of the Indian Institute of Metals held at Thiruvananthapuram in November 2004.
  • ‘The Best Paper Award’ for the paper titled “Processing of Tubular Commercial Purity Aluminium By ECAP” at the Golden Jubilee Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering (AIM ENGG 2011) organized by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT, Manipal from 3rd to 5th January 2011.
  • Awarded Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of 25 years of dedicated service to NITK on 15-08-2011.
  • "Life time achievement award" from International Organization for Scientific Research and Develoment, Vishakapatnam, in 2018.

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Department of MME, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangaluru - 575 025
Karnataka, India.
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