Dr Palanivelu Sivakumar

Distinguished Scientist and Director, Combat Vehicles Research & Development Establishment (CVRDE), DRDO, Ministry of Defence, Chennai


Areas of Interest:

Armoured Fighting Vehicles (Tanks), Wheeled Vehicles, Automatic Transmission, Gearbox, Powerpack.

Specialization:

Mechanical Engineering; Automobile Engineering, Production Engineering

Consultancy Areas:

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Sector Associated With:

R&D

Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies)

Major Professional Contributions:

Significantly contributed in the indigenous design and development of State of the art Armoured Fighting Vehicles. He has highly contributed for the development of high power compact transmission for the World Class Main Battle Tanks, development of theArjun Main Battle Tank Mk I, Arjun Main Battle Tank Mk II, Arjun Catapult, Armoured Repair and Recovery Vehicle, and BMP variants like Armoured Ambulance, Carrier Morter Tracked, Carrier Command Post Tracked and Bridge Layer Tank T-72 etc. The knowledge gained and technologies developed for AFVs is translated for successful development of critical technologies for aircraft Mounted Accessories Gear box, Power Take Off shaft, Hydraulic filters and Bearings of LCA Tejas besides landing gear for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle..

Professional Experience:

  • Project Director (Technical Upgradation of Armoured Fighting Vehicles Systems)
  • Project Director (Arjun)
  • Programme Director (Arjun)
  • Outstanding Scientist & Director
  • Distinguished Scientist & Director

Keywords:

Armoured Fighting Vehicles (Tanks), Wheeled Vehicles, Automatic Transmission, Gearbox, Powerpack.

 

Contact Information

Office

Combat Vehicles Research &
Development Establishment (CVRDE),
DRDO, Ministry of Defence, Avadi,
Chennai-600 054
Phone: 044-26383722, 26364001
Mobile: 09840380149
Fax: 044-26385112, 26383661

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Education

  • B.E, Mechanical Engineering,1980, Madras University, Chennai
  • M.E., Production Engineering, 1987, Anna University, Chennai
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering,2011, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

 

Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • National Design Award- 2012, National Design Research Forum/ Institution of Engineers (India)
  • Scientist of the Year Award-2010, DRDO, Received from Hon'ble Defence Minister of India
  • DRDO Performance Excellence Award -2008, DRDO, Received from Hon'ble Defence Minister of India
  • Defence Technology Spin Off Award – 2005 – Received from Prime Minister
  • National Design Award in Mechanical Engineering – 2002 – National Design Research Forum

Link to Website


INAE Section Affiliated III: Mechanical Engineering


Year of Election to Fellowship: 2015


Year of Birth: 1958