Shashi Rao M.S.

Professional Title
Metallurgical Engineer

Research Interests

Extraction of critical metals, materials production for sustainable energy, materials production for 3D printing, energy efficiency in mining, wastewater treatment, waste minimization and materials recycling, big data and social analytics, and social innovations.


  • Master of Engineering Science in Metallurgical Engineering from Curtin University's Western Australian School of Mines;
  • Bachelor of Technology in Metallurgical and materials Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Karnataka, India

Prior Work Experience 

  • Metallurgist, Cobar Consolidated Resources, New South Wales, Australia
  • Metallurgical Engineer, JSW Steel, India
  • Researcher, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd.

Member of the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST)

NRRI News Articles

NRRI Coleraine has unique niche for small batch testing of alternative binders for iron of the future.

NRRI helps Iron Range modernize with new, more efficient rock crushing technology

Media Coverage

  • Binding the iron and steel Grand Rapids Herald Review
    Shashi Rao and Brett Spigarelli were interviewed by Lee Bloomquist for the Grand Rapids Herald Review MINE Special Issue about NRRI alternative binder research.
  • History of taconite and building on the future of the industryWDIO
    Shashi Rao was interviewed by Renee Passal at WDIO about our binders testing. She incorporated that interview into this feature story.