Dr.Vamsi Krishna Rentala, Ph.D. Scholar for the School of Engineering Sciences and Technology (SEST), University of Hyderabad (UoH) has been selected as Scientific Researcher in Applied Validation (AV)-NDT, Berlin, Germany. He is actively involved in the development of new DIN-Deutsches Institut für Normung standards which in future will be transformed to ISO (International Organization for Standardization) standards under the WIPANO (Knowledge and Technology transfer through Patents and Standards) “normPOD” project for estimating the Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) reliability or (Probability of Detection) POD for all the German and European Industries, which is yet to be released in the year 2022. He is also actively involved in reliability estimation of 4th revolution of Non-Destructive Evaluation systems (N

DE 4.0) which typically use the various Industry 4.0 Technologies such as the Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Digital Twin, Digitalization, Digital Thread, Additive Manufacturing, etc.

He obtained his Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from School of Engineering Sciences and Technology, University of Hyderabad in April 2021. His Ph.D. research work carried out under the supervision of Prof. Jai Prakash Gautam. During his Ph.D., he carried out his research activities in Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory (DMRL) of Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Hyderabad, under the external guidance of Dr. M. Phani Surya Kiran, Scientist ‘E’, DMRL. His research work on generating realistic service induced fatigue cracks using novel methods for use in reliability estimation of NDT techniques aids in paving the way for the successful implementation of damage tolerance methodologies of aero-engines in the Indian Air Force.

He is a recipient of the most prestigious Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India, Senior Research Fellow (SRF) fellowship program for Ph.D. Research Scholars in India. He is also the recipient of International Travel Scheme (ITS) from the Department of Science and Technology (DST)- Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Government of India, under the Young Scientist category in the year 2019 for presenting his research work in an International conference in France (11th International Symposium on NDT in Aerospace, Nov 13-15 2019, Paris). His Ph.D. Thesis is also been nominated for the INAE (Indian National Academy of Engineering) best thesis award for the year 2021 from School of Engineering Sciences and Technology, by Dr. Dibakar Das, Professor and Dean, SEST, UoH.

Till now Dr. Vamsi Krishna Rentala has to his credit around 25 publications in International/National Journals/ Book Chapters and Symposia. His expertise mainly lies in reliability estimation of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) techniques widely used in the Aviation, Railways, Nuclear and Oil and Gas sectors using statistical based Probability of Detection (POD) procedures.