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Palle Rama Rao

Palle Rama Rao, Indian material scientist and metallurgist (Kurnool, Madras State 30 June 1937 –

Authored about 160 papers

Gave important contributions on x-ray diffraction broadening in deformed metals and stacking faults

Identified and characterized crystal defects

Developed ultra-high strength steel for rocket motor castings

Developed new methods of analysis of x-rays line broadening


Elected International Fellow, Royal Academy of Engineering, UK

Life Member, American Society of Materials (2004)