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Dr. U. Chandrasekhar



  • 1986-2013 – Scientist B to Technical Director, GTRE-DRDO, Ministry of Defence Bangalore
  • 2013-2015 – Director, ESCI – the Institution of Engineers (India), Hyderabad
  • 2015-2018 – Pro Vice Chancellor, Veltech University, (Top 100 NIRF University), Chennai
  • 2018-2022 – Program Director, Wipro Infrastructure Engineering, Bangalore & Visiting Professor-IIT Bombay
  • 2022- Till date now CTO, GM Scientific Innovation and Research Centre, Bangalore & Adjunct Faculty Member, CPDM-IISc, Bangalore


  • B Tech (National Institute of Technology NIT – Suratkal)
  • M Tech (Indian Institute of Technology – Madras) & PhD (DRDO Research Centre –
    Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum)
  • DHRM – Human Resource Management, IGNOU, New Delhi

Projects Handled

  • National TD Project on Additive Manufacturing, Worked as the Project Director, (2008 -2012)
  • Project Leader for a Group 21 Scientists at CIAM, Russia for flight testing of aeroengine
  • Principal Investigator for Indo Canada IC IMPACTS Project – Application of Drones for
    Structural Integrity Evaluation (2013-2015)
  • Let a group of Scientists at CIAM, Moscow for flight testing of an aero engine (2012)
  • Principal Investigator for DST-Advanced Manufacturing Technology Project with Focus on
    Near Net Shape Additive Manufacturing (2018-2022)
  • On-going Project with Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) for Competency Building in
    Engineering with Mapua University & VIT as partners
  • PI for INDO GERMAN S & T project along with ARCI, DST, Hyderabad (2022)

National Membership

  • Member of NBA – Academic Sub Committee since 2015
  • The Vice Chairman – Aeronautical Society of India, BB, CV Raman Nagar, Bangalore
  • Chartered Engineer (CEng) from the Institution of Engineers


  • Received a Gold Medal from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam for Academic Excellence at IIT, Madras
  • Represented India in South Asian University Forum for Academic Leaders in 2018

Professional Achievements

  • Member of Editorial Board of the International Journal of Rapid Prototyping, an Emerald
    Publication with high impact factor
  • Guided 8 PhDs and multiple numbers of PG Dissertations & Journal Publications & patents
  • Member of the AP State Council for Higher education for Policy Creation related to
    Brownfield / Green Field Universities
  • Member – The Governing Council Member of IIITDM, MHRD, Government of India