Director of Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory (DMRL)
Dr. Amol A. Gokhale took over as Director of Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory (DMRL) in February 2013. Ever since he joined the DMRL (part of DRDO) in Hyderabad in 1985, Dr. Gokhale has been involved with the development of light alloys, metal foams and high temperature materials for aerospace and defense applications. He led collaborative projects with Russia and Belarus on advanced light materials.
Besides a B.Tech. Degree in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science from IIT Bombay, Dr. Gokhale holds an MS (1980) and PhD (1985) in Metallurgical Engineering, both from University of Pittsburgh, USA.
Dr. Gokhale has 90 publications, 25 technical reports and one patent to his credit, and has given more than 50 invited talks in various forums. A book titled “Aluminum Lithium Alloys: Processing, Properties and Applications”, co-authored by him and published by Elsevier Publications was released in October 2013. He is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering and a National Council member of the Indian Institute of Metals. He has received the ‘Binani Gold Medal’ of the Indian Institute of Metals in 1993, the National Research and Development Corporation ‘Technology Innovation’ Award in 1994, the National Metallurgists’ Day ‘Metallurgist of the Year Award’ by the Ministry of Steel in 2000, the ‘DRDO Scientist of the Year’ award in 2008 and the ‘GD Birla Gold Medal’ from the Indian Institute of Metals in 2010.