Kuladeep Rajamudili, doctoral research scholar from the School of Physics, University of Hyderabad (UOH) has been awarded the 2nd runner-up of “Young Scientist award” by the Dr. K.V. Rao Scientific Society for the year 2014-2015 in Physics for his research work on “Femtosecond Laser Micro/Nano Machining on Silicon Surface for Photonic Applications”.

Young scientist award citation

Dr. K.V. Rao Scientific Society presented the 15th annual Dr. K. V. Rao Science Awards at IICT Auditorium in Tarnaka. The award was presented by Prof. Ahmed Kamal, Director, IICT-Hyderabad. The award includes a cash prize of Rs.10,000 and a trophy. The award is aimed at young scientists to encourage research in physics, chemistry and allied science, biological sciences and mathematics. Dr. K.V. Rao Scientific Society was founded in 2001 by forming a corpus from the donations from friends and family of Dr. Rao. Dr. K.V. Rao retired as Superintendent Chemist, Geological Survey of India. The passion of Dr. Rao by taking part actively in promotion and encouragement of young scientists in pursuit of their research activities has been instrumental in bringing about this society.

Young Scientist award

Mr. Kuladeep Rajamudili who joined the School of Physics under the supervision of Prof. D. Narayana Rao in the year 2009 has recently submitted his thesis entitled “Ultrafast laser induced periodic sub-wavelength structures on semiconductors and metals and its applications in photonics”.

Some time ago Kuladeep also won the best poster award in DAE-BRNS National Laser Symposium (NLS-23) held at Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati for his research paper entitled, “Femtosecond laser induced periodic sub-wavelength surface structures on Silicon in air and water”. He received the best poster award out of more than 300 participants.

He has authored more than twenty research articles that have been published in various International journals. Please see his publications at https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=VjjkrNIAAAAJ&hl

Kuladeep Rajamudili can be reached on email: kuladeepaug13@gmail.com