About Me

Bala Krishna Juluri (Contact me)


  • 2006-2011 Ph.D. in Engineering Science and Mechanics, Pennslyvania State Univeristy
  • 2003-2004 M.S. in Manufacturing Systems and Technology, Singapore-MIT Alliance
  • 1999-2003 B.E in Mechanical Engineering, UCEOU, Osmania University

Awards and Honors

  • First Prize in Poster Presentation, ESM Today, Pennsylvania State University, 2011.
  • Rustum & Della Roy Innovation in Materials Research Award, Pennsylvania State University, 2010.
  • Dr. Paul A. Lester Memorial Award, Pennsylvania State University, 2010.
  • Finalist for Reaxys Ph.D. Prize, Elsevier Properties SA. 2010.
  • Dr. Sabih & Mrs. Güler Hayek Graduate Scholarship, Pennsylvania State University, 2009.
  • College of Engineering Fellowship, The Pennsylvania State University, 2009.
  • Book Prize Award for “Best M.S. dissertation”, The Singapore-MIT Alliance, 2004.
  • Book Prize Award for “Best Implementation in Design Project”, The Singapore-MIT Alliance, 2004.
  • Graduate Fellowship, The Singapore-MIT Alliance, 2003.
  • Awarded “Rank Certificate” for overall undergraduate academic excellence, The Osmania University, 2003.

Research Interests

Solar Energy, Plasmonics, Plasmon resonances in metal particles and their applications in energy systems, Metamaterials, Photonic crystals, Designer surface plasmons, Gradient index lenses, Computational electrodynamics, Novel top-down and bottom-up fabrication methods, Artificial molecular muscles based Electro-Mechanical systems and plasmonic systems, Colloidal particles, Microfluidic Mixing, Microfluidic lenses, Microfluidic Beam steering, Precision actuators.

Professional Experience

  • June 2011 — Current, Research Scientist, Pacific Integrated Energy Inc, San Diego,CA
  • Aug 2006 — May 2011 Graduate Research Assistant, Pennsylvania State University, PA
  • Aug 2006 — Aug 2007 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Pennsylvania State University, PA
  • Feb 2006 — Aug 2006 Image Quality Engineer, Hewlett Packard Pvt. Ltd., Singapore.
  • Nov 2004 — Feb 2006 Research Associate, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
  • Dec 2003 — June 2004 Research Intern , MMI Holdings Pvt. Ltd., Singapore.