Prof. Kulkarni obtained his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 1992 and carried out postdoctoral research at IISc (92- 93) and later at Cardiff University in a Unilever project.
He joined JNCASR in 1995 as Faculty Fellow and is a Professor since 2008. Having been the Chair of Materials Unit till 2011, he has held DeanAcademic Affairs (11-13) as well as Dean-Faculty Affairs (13-15) positions before he moved to Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences (CeNS) as the Director. Prof. Kulkarni returned to JNCASR on Jan 29, this year, to take over as the President while continuing to hold Additional charge at CeNS.
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