The McGraw Hill book Materials
Science and Engineering by William F Smith Professor Emeritus of
Engineering University of Central Florida and Javad Hashemi
Professor of Mechanical Engineering Texas Tech University has been a
popular book for teaching Structure and Properties of Materials in
various universities world over. However the adaptation of the book
in India was a problem as it was in FPS Units instead of the desired SI Units.
Professor Ravi Prakash presently Dean
Research and Consultancy as well as Coordinator for Centre for
Materials Science and Technology at BITS Pilani has made the dream
come true by coauthoring the fourth edition of this popular book in
SI Units. Currently Professor Ravi Prakash also is the coordinator
for Centre for Robotics and Intelligent Systems and Center for
Desert Development Technology at BITS Pilani.