Padmashri Bhagavatula Dattaguru

Former Professor,
Dept. of  Aerospace Engineering,
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Education:
Ph.D.(Engg), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
M.E(Aero), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
B.E. (Electrical), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

Positions held:

  • Chairman (1999-2003), Department of Aerospace Engineering, IISc
  • Chairman (1996-2000), Council for Scientific & Industrial Consultancy, IISc
  • Coordinator (1987-91), Joint Advanced Technology program, IISc
  • Coordinator (1993-2000) and Member of ARDB Structures Panel
  • President (2001-2003) Institute of Smart Materials, Structures and Systems
  • President (2003-04), Advanced Computing and Communications Society
  • Member of the Governing Board, RV-TIFAC Composite Design Center
  • Vice President, Institute of Smart materials, Structures and Systems (ISSS).
  • Member(1985-93), Co-ordinator (1993-2000) , Aeronautics R&D Board, Structures Panel.
  • Indian Representative, Executive Council of International Congress of Fracture (ICF) (1984-89).
  • Associate Editor, Journal of the Aeronautical Society of India, 1988
  • Guest Editor for three Special Issues of the Journal on Fracture Mechanics, published in honour of Prof. G.R. Irwin.
  • Member, Working Group for Development of Fracture Control Plan on PSLV Programs, VSSC, Trivandrum.
  • Member, Task team for Fracture Criterion in Design of Pressure Vessels/Rocket Motor Casings formed between VSSC, Trivandrum; NAL, Bangalore; and IISc, Bangalore.
  • Member, Mission Advisory Committee, Advanced composites Mission, DST, New Delhi.
  • Senior Associate, National Institute for Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore.

Fields of Interest:
Theory of Elasticity, Aircraft Structures, Aging structures, Life extension methods, Fracture Mechanics, Finite Element Methods (linear and non-linear), Composites, Smart structures, Aircraft and Missile Design, Experimental Stress Analysis and Non-destructive Testing.

Honours and Awards:

  • Sri Tamma Sambayya medal – Andhra University, Waltair, 1959
  • Senior Resident Research Associateship of National Research Council (USA)
  • Aerospace Gold Medal for best paper – Institution of Engineers, 1988
  • Biren Roy Trust Award of the Aeronautical Society of India, 1993
  • ARDB Silver Jubilee award for best sponsored research project, 1996.
  • IISc Alumni Award: Prof. Rustom Choksi award for Excellence in Engineering Research
  • DRDO Academic Excellence Award 2002
  • Padma Shri Award for Science & Engineering for the year, Government of India, 2005
  • Aero Society Awards: Excellence in Aerospace Education Biren Roy Trust Award
  • Institution of Engineers: Gold Medal for best paper
  • Distinguished Engineer, Recognised on 37th Engineers Day by the Institution  of Engineers, 2004

Fellowships:
Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE)
Fellow, The Aeronautical Society of India (ASI)
Fellow, Institution of Engineers (India)

Thesis Supervision:
Supervised 23 Ph.D., 3 M.Sc. and 49 M.E. Thesis

Publications:

Published over 162 papers in Journals and Conference Proceedings.

Assignments Abroad:

  • Visiting Professor, Penn State University, PA, USA (May 2000 – July 2000)
  • Visiting Professor, Penn State University, PA, USA (May 1996 -Nov 1996)
  • Visiting Professor, Penn State University, PA, USA (1995)
  • Visiting Professor, University of Hongkong (1995)
  • Visiting Professor, Geelong, Australia (1993)
  • Visiting Scientist, Analytical Services Materials Inc., Hampton, Virginia, USA (1987)
  • Senior Resident Research Associate of National Research Council, (USA) at Fatigue and Fracture Branch of NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia, USA (1980-1982)