Professor Mathagondapally Aswathaiengar Ramaswamy

Advisor, Center For Study of Science Technology and Policy, No 18, 10th Cross, Mayura Street, Papanna Layout, Nagashettyhalli, RMV II Stage, Bangalore 560094


Areas of Interest:

Aerodynamics, Mechanical Engineering, Solar Energy, Wind Tunnel Design, Wind Tunnel Balances. Educational Models

Specialization:

Aerodynamics, Mechanical Engineering, Solar Energy, Wind Tunnel Design, Wind Tunnel Balances

Consultancy Areas:

Aerodynamics, Mechanical Engineering, Solar Energy, Wind Tunnel Design, Wind Tunnel Balances

 

Sector Associated With:

R&D

Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), R&D Organizations, Entrepreneurs, Consultancy Firms

Major Professional Contributions:

Played a major role in the establishment of 1.2 m, 0.6m, and 0.3m High Speed Wind Tunnels, capable of testing models up to Mach 4.0. at NAL and in the establishment of the Hypersonic wind Tunnel at IISc, The R&D projects carried out in all these facilities have significantly contributed to the major Aerospace projects of the nation, viz, the Launch Vehicle Development progammes of ISRO, LCA programme, Airborne systems of CABS, Missile programmes of DRDL I have designed many special balances and test equipment such as Half model balance and VMFN for NAL. I have contributed in the aerodynamic field in all the speed regimes from subsonic to Hypersonics, resulting in publications. At present I am working in Concentrated Solar thermal power at CSTEP. I am associated with Agastya foundation in imparting education to rural children.

Professional Experience:

  • Advisor, Center for Science Technology and Policy, Bangalore (present).
  • Professor, Aerospace department, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, (1984 -1997).
  • Head, Aerodynamics Division, NAL, Bangalore (1961- 1984).
  • N.R.C. Senior Research Associate, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia, U.S.A. (1978-1980).
  • Visiting Professor at Cranfield Institute of Technology, Bedford, U.K during 1986.
  • A Visiting Professor, at FAMU/FSU College of Engg. Tallahasse Florida University, U.S.A. during 1995 and 1998.

Keywords:

Aerodynamics, Mechanical Engineering, Solar Energy, Wind Tunnel Design, Wind Tunnel Balances. Educational Models

 

Contact Information

Office

487, 14th Main, 3rd Block, Koramangala, Bangalore 560034,
Phone: 080 25532354, Mob: +91 9845411292

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Education

  • BE, Mechanical Engineering. Mysore University, 1956.
  • ME, Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, 1958.
  • PhD, Aeronautical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, USA.

 

Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Fellow of INAE, INASc, AeSI, Inst of Engineers (India).
  • Ghatge Prize for the year 1987, by the Aeronautical Society of India.
  • Shri Om Prakash Bhasin National award for the year 1990.
  • Prof. Satish Dhawan’s Chair from 1st August 1996 to July 1997 in the Dept. of Aerospace, IISc.

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INAE Section Affiliated To: Section VII: Aerospace Engineering


Year of Election to Fellowship: 1990


Year of Birth: 30th December 1936