Ravindra has successfully completed his PhD (in August, 2012 at National Institute of Technology Karnataka, India) on environmentally friendly and economic benefits processes to synthesise carbon nanostructures and also their applications in catalysis and hydrogen storage. He concurrently collaborated as a research fellow for Defence Research and Development Organization sponsored project, on carbon nanomaterials and its application in energy field. He has published 15 research articles in international journals and also presented his work in 12 national and international conferences and meetings.

In 2013, Ravindra joined SMaRT@UNSW as a Research Associate with Director, Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla. SMaRT Centre research interests include sustainability of materials and processes with an emphasis on environmental andcommunity benefits. SMaRT Centre works collaboratively with Australian companies and overseas companies/institutions and has established strong partnerships and a deep knowledge of industrial processes and issues/problems.