Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, (1981)
M.S. in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, (1970)
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Osmania University, (1967)
Tribology of Magnetic Media/Head
Ball Bearings Lubricants
Friction and Wear
Diamond LikeCarbon Coating Applications
Locomotive Wheel Rail Interaction
Nano Technology Applications.
Professional Associations and Honors
Member of ASME
Golden Step Award (1989) Product Development at 3M Corp.
Six Sigma Green Belt (2004)
Fildes, J.M., Ph.D., Meyers, S.J., ITC, Kilaparti, R.,Ph.D, Schlepp, E., Falex Corp., “Improved Ball Crater Micro-Abrasion Test Based on Three Disk Configuration,”Wear, Volumes 274-275, pp. 414-422, January 2012.
Otieno, Andrew, Jez, George, Kilaparte, Rao, “Experimental Studies on the Finish Machining of Titanium 6Al-4V with Minimum Quantity of Lubrication usingBio-degradableOil,”Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Volume 4, pp. 1-10, December 2011.
Arendas, Andrew, Majumdar, Pradip, Kilaparti, S. Rao, and Schroeder, David, “Experimental Investigation of the Thermal Characteristics of Li-Ion Battery for Use in Hybrid Locomotives,” Presented at International ConferenceofRailway Engineering (ICRE), Beijing, China, July 2012.
Assistant Professor, Department of Technology, NIU (2006-present)
Department Manager, Exabyte Corporation (1999-2004)