Professor S. M. Shivaprasad is the Director of the Karnataka State Higher Education Academy at Dharwad and also a Senior Scientist and Professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru. He did his Graduation, Post-Graduation, and Ph.D. in Physics from Karnatak University, Dharwad. Prof. Shivaprasad has worked as visiting scientist at IIT-Delhi, Sussex-UK, NIST and Rutgers University-USA, the University of Ulm in Germany & Tohoku University, Japan.
He was a Senior Scientist at National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi for two decades before joining JNCASR. He has published 300 research papers in International Journals and authored/edited three monographs. He is the recipient of the CSIR Young Scientist Award from the President of India, Raja Ramanna State Govt. Senior Scientists Award. The MRSI Medal, Superconductivity and Material Science Prize and Distinguished Lectureship Award, the CNR Rao Oration Award, Honorary Doctorate from VSK University, CSIR-NPL Outstanding Scientists Award, etc. He has been the Indian Representative to the International Union of Vacuum Science Technology Applications, USA, World Materials Research Institutions Forum, Japan and Europe-India Cooperation for Nanotechnology, Netherlands. He is also the Vice President of the Material Research Society of India (MRSI), India.