Prior to this, he was holding the position of Director of Materials Chemistry and Metal Fuel Cycle Group at IGCAR, Kalpakkam. He is an alumni of IIT Bombay, he joined at IGCAR, Kalpakkam in 1984 after completing M.Tech. Dr. Mudali is a renowned Scientist in the area of materials and corrosion and he is recognized for his excellent contributions towards development of advanced corrosion resistant materials and coating technologies for Fast Breeder Reactors (FBR) and associated fuel reprocessing applications, in addition to R&D of FBR reprocessing materials, processes, modelling and equipment.
He is a Fellow of ASM International, USA; NACE International, USA; Asia Pacific Academy of Materials; Indian National Academy of Engineering; Indian Institute of Metals; Academy of Sciences, Chennai; Institution of Engineers (India) and a Honorary Fellow of Electrochemical Society of India, IISc., Bangalore.
Dr. Mudali has to his credit publication of more than 425 papers in various National & International journals; he has co-edited 14 books/proceedings, and holds an h-index of 33. He has guided/coordinated project works of 162 students for their UG, PG and PhD degrees. He is a Senior Professor at Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI) University, and an adjunct Professor at PSG Institute of Advanced Studies, Coimbatore.
His noteworthy achievements brought him laurels in the form of various awards and accolades like Homi Bhabha Science and Technology Award from DAE; INS Medal; VASVIK Award; GD Birla Gold Medal Award; National Metallurgists Day Award from Ministry of Steel, GOI and IIM; Excellence and Meritorious Awards in Corrosion from NACE India, NCCI and ECSI, Bangalore; Best Scientist Award from TNSCST, Chennai; Vocational Excellence Award, Chennai; Distinguished Faculty Award from HBNI, Mumbai; and, INAE-AICTE Distinguished Visiting Professorship.
He has been a Visiting Scientist at leading laboratories and institutions in Germany, Japan, UK, France, Israel, Bulgaria etc. Dr. Mudali is Associate Editor of Journal of Electrochemical Society of India, Key Reader of Metallurgical and Materials Transactions-A, and a Member of Editorial Board of seven international journals.