Lifetime Achievement Award

Chief Manager of Welding, Mr Ravi Raja Rao has received the Indian Institute of Welding’s prestigious LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT award.

TWI India’s Chief Manager of Welding, Mr Ravi Raja Rao has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement award in recognition of his selfless devotion and dedicated contribution to the welding industry. The award also honoured his 40 years of experience in the field of welding science and technology, having devoted his entire career to serving the welding industry.

Mr Rao gained his bachelor’s degree in metallurgy from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, before going on to attain a post-graduate qualification in metal joining from the same institution.

Taking his academic knowledge with him, Mr Rao began working on developing welding related activities including fabrication, repair, maintenance, design, marketing, welding procedures, testing, research, teaching, training and consumable development for a number of leading companies. This work allowed him to continue learning as he gained plenty of valuable experience.

Since welding relates to a range of industries, Mr Rao was able to meet and interact with people working in areas including heavy engineering, ship building, automotive, nuclear, thermal power, mining, cement, oil and gas, refineries, fertilisers, and defence and more. This variety of opportunities gave him a better understanding of welding requirements and subsequently allowed him to develop welding solutions. Each of these solutions proved to be a significant addition to Mr Rao’s knowledge, providing satisfaction that he was able to contribute to several critical and prestigious projects.

Mr Rao’s years of professional experience have earned him coveted recognition, including his C.Eng. FWeldI and Fel.I.Inst.W.

In addition, Mr Rao has contributed to the betterment of technology by participating in seminars, exhibitions, and workshops, as well as through writing technical papers, delivering training programmes and so on.

He also had the chance to serve as a member of the Indian Institute of Welding, acting as President for three years. In 2011, Mr Rao led the team who organised the Annual Assembly of IIW, which was the first time it had been held in India, as well as receiving the Dr DRG Achar Memorial Award. Mr Rao continues his work at TWI India, where he conducts welding inspection and diploma courses.

Mr Rao was given the Indian Institute of Welding’s Lifetime Achievement Award on 6 February 2020 at the International Conference 2020 of International Institute of Welding at Mumbai.

We would like to congratulate Mr Rao on his award and thank him for his many years of service to welding and engineering.

Lifetime Achievement Award