Sudhir Sharma joined IIT Bombay in 1958 as a member of the first batch and graduated with B. Tech. (Hons.) degree in Metallurgical Engineering in 1962. He obtained his Masters degree from McMaster University in Canada and Ph. D. in Metallurgy and Materials Science from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA. He spent his entire career in R&D and consulting in iron and steelmaking in USA and is author of thirty five research papers several of which have won best paper awards from the AIST. He is also the author of a coffee table souvenir book titled “The Pioneers, Story of the First Batch of IIT Bombay, 1958 – 1962” which was published last year on the occasion of Golden Jubilee Reunion of graduation of First Batch.