Dr A R Upadhya

Former Scientist
CSIR– National Aerospace Laboratories

Dr A R Upadhya holds B Tech and M E degrees in Aeronautical Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur and Indian Institute of Science respectively, and a Ph D from Cranfield Institute of Technology, UK .

He served as a Scientist at the CSIR – National Aerospace Laboratories initially during 1974-1986 and then as its Director during 2004-2011. In between, he was associated with the design and development of the Light Combat Aircraft at the Aeronautical Development Agency, MoD in the areas of Loads, Dynamics and Aero-Servo- Elasticity. Post superannuation , he was appointed as Dr Raja Ramanna DRDO Distinguished Fellow of the Department of Defence Research, MOD at ADA for a period of 4 years

Dr Upadhya was also closely associated with the country’s novel National Programmes on Smart Materials & MEMS, first as the Programme Director of the first programme NPSM and later as Co-chairman of the Executive Committee of the Second programme NP-MASS