Dr. R. Veerababu obtained his B.Tech in Metallurgical Engineering from NIT Warangal in 2002 and M.E. in Metallurgy and PhD in Materials Engg from IISc, Bangalore respectively in 2004 and 2016. Currently, he is a scientist of special steels group at Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory (DMRL), Hyderabad. Earlier he worked in electron microscopy group of DMRL. His areas of work involve design, and development and indigenization of advanced high strength steels for naval applications. His areas of research include physical metallurgy and advanced microstructural characterization of high-performance steels such as ultra high strength and high toughness steels for aerospace applications and high strength low alloy (HSLA) steels for naval applications using electron microscopy and 3D atom probe. He has published more than 12 journal papers, and 3 DMRL technical reports and delivered more than 10 invited talks in national and international seminars/conferences/workshops. He is a life member of IIM, MRSI and EMSI.