DRProf. Dr. U.Chandrasekhar, Pro-Vice Chancellor

A Scientist and Academician

Prof Dr.U.Chandrasekhar, Pro-Vice Chancellor of Vel Tech, is a scientist and academician with more than 3 decades of experience in research in engineering and project management.

Educational Record:

  • Graduation from NIT, Suratkal.
  • Post Graduate in Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madaras.
  • Ph.D. from Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr.Sagunthala R &D Institute of Science and Technology for his research in additive manufacturing at DRDO.
  • Advanced Diploma in Management.

Professional Record:

  • After served the Ministry of Defence in several capacities he rose to the position of Additional Director, DRDO in 2010.
  • He served the Institution of Engineers (India) as the Secretary & Director General
  • He was the Director of ESCI, an autonomous engineering organization in Hyderabad.

Honors and Awards:

  • He received a Gold Medal from the former President of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam for his academic achievements.
  • A member of the academic committee of National Board of Accreditation.
  • A member in the editorial board of the International Journal of Rapid Prototyping and IE Springer Journal

Research Works:

His areas of research include mechanical analysis of aero gas turbine engine modules, additive manufacturing, micro aerial vehicles and sensors for harsh environments. He set up the country’s first-ever rapid prototyping laboratory at GTRE, Bangalore. In his tenure at DRDO, he carried out several technology development projects and also led a senior group of scientists at Moscow during the testing phase of a developmental aero gas turbine engine. He received commendation medal from the Scientific Advisor to the Defence Minister in recognition of his contributions to rapid prototyping of complex aeronautical systems.

He guided several PG and Ph.D. works and published in domains related to aero gas turbine engines, rapid prototyping and experimental stress analysis. He delivered keynote talks and invited lectures on several national and international platforms. He is currently mentoring a few startup units working in the areas of product design and 3D Printing. Currently he is carrying out an Indo-Canada project related to structural health monitoring of long span bridges using unmanned aerial vehicles.

Prof. Dr. U.Chandrasekhar, Pro-Vice Chancellor
A Scientist and Academician
Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr.Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology
400 feet Outer Ring Road,
Avadi, Chennai-600 062,
Tamil Nadu, India.
Phone: 98400 78846
Email: provc@veltech.edu.in