Prof. S. M. Shivaprasad obtained Masters (1979) and PhD (1982) in Solid State Physics from Karnatak University, Dharwad. He did his post-doctoral research in IIT Delhi as CSIR fellow and followed by Commonwealth Fellow in University of Sussex, UK.
Later he joined as scientist in National Physical Laboratory, Delhi in 1985. He went on to become a chief scientist and head of Surface Physics and Nanostructures Group, NPL Delhi before joining JNCASR, Bengaluru in 2007 as a professor. Also, he has worked as visiting scientist at IIT-Delhi, Sussex-UK, NIST and Rutgers University-USA, University of Ulm in Germany & Tohoku University, Japan. In August 2017, he moved to Karnataka State Higher Education Academy, Dharwad as its Director.
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