Dr G. Gunasekaran, Scientist ‘F’ has won the title of ASTRA 2023 award under “Fluorescence based corrosion detecting epoxy coating”. Dr G. Gunasekaran has expertise in the field of Corrosion protection specializing in cathodic protection, anticorrosive coatings and corrosion inhibitors. He has completed Ph. D from CECRI, Karaikudi and post-doctoral from Southern university, Baton Rouge, USA. He has joined Naval Materials Research Laboratory (NMRL-DRDO) in the year 1998 and has 25 years of experience in Research and Development of various Marine corrosion protection technologies. He is presently heading corrosion protection and electrochemistry division. He has published 45 research articles in National as well as International journals and has 12 patents in his credit. He is PhD guide from Mumbai University and guided six PhD students