Dhananjay Madhukar Kulkarni

Senior Professor & Former Dean (Administration)

Biomaterials for orthopedic implants
E/205, Dept of Mechanical Engineering
BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus
Zuarinagar, NH-17B
South Goa
403 726, India
Senior Professor, Mechanical Engg | Former Dean Administration (Jun-2014 to Jun-2023)

Experienced administrator and academician with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education.

Date of Joining BITS 22-Jul, 1999


About the Faculty

Dr. D M Kulkarni is a Senior Professor in Mechanical Engineering in BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus. He has his Masters from IIT Kharagpur and PhD from BITS Pilani. He has 27 years of teaching and 3 years of industrial experience. 
He has published 60+ papers in the International and National journals of repute & conferences. Also, he has published a book on Engineering Graphics with AutoCAD, published by Prentice Hall India (PHI), New Delhi)
He has been awarded 2 times (2011 & 2012) for 'Faculty Excellence' for his contribution in Teaching, Research and Administration. He was also awarded by BITS alumni for 'Distinguished Faculty Award' (2010).
He is a founder of Goa Chapter of Indian Institute of Metals (IIM) and the 1st Chairman of Goa Chapter of IIM [Jul-2016 to Jul-2018]. He was Convenor of the 71st Annual Technical Meetings and 55th National Metallurgist Day, NMD-ATM, 2017 of Indian Institute of Metals, 11-14-Nov, 2017. [1150 Participants | 1.8 Cr Sponsorship].

Educational Qualifications


Ph.D. (Fracture Mechanics), BITS-Pilani, Rajasthan (April-2005)                                                                                                

M. Tech. (Machine Design), I.I.T. Kharagpur (Feb-1998)                                                                                                               

B. E. Mechanical, Pune University (July-1993)


Brief Research Profile:

Research Areas:  Design & Additive Manufacturing | Mechanical Characterization of Metals, Polymer- & Nano- Composite Materials used in
in Healthcare, Aerospace and Automotive Applications. Mechanical Characterization includes strength, fatigue, fracture, wear, creep.
Received Grants from: Biotechnology Industrial Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), DST-SERB, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Aditya Birla Sci & Tech Centre (ABSTC), DUCOM Instruments Bangalore, Tata Iron & Steel Company (TISCO), Startup India Seed Fund (SISF), (BioCyTiH).