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Dr. S. Guruprasad

Dr. S. Guruprasad

Outstanding Scientist & Director R&DE(Engineers), DRDO, Dighi, Pune - 411015

B.E.                 Mechanical Engineering, University of Mysore
M.E.                Machine Design, Bangalore University
PhD                 Structural Dynamics, IIT Bombay

He worked on multi-span mechanical Bridging System SARVATRA.  For the first time Concurrent Engineering methodology was adopted for execution of the project.  The System has been inducted into service. He also worked on Under Water systems especially in the area of shock dynamics.  His research areas include Blast and Impact resistant Structures, Composite materials and Flexible body dynamics. He has number of publications & patents to his credit.
He led design & development of Launchers for BrahMos Missile System on all platforms.  For the first time a Single Vehicle Weapon System for BrahMos, the Mobile Autonomous Launcher was developed and has been inducted into service.  On the naval platforms an inclined launcher and the Universal Vertical Launch Module (UVLM-8) have been developed and installed on number naval vessels.

As director of R&DE (Engineers), DRDO Pune, Dr. S. Guruprasad led R&D in Military Bridging, Mine warfare, Weapon launch systems, NBC protection systems, Composite materials, etc..
As Chief Controller R&D at DRDO Head Quarter at Delhi, he is Coordinating Production &Induction of DRDO developed Systems into Services. He is also responsible for International Cooperation in DRDO.