Dr Dasharath Ram
Dr Dasharath Ram born on 1st February 1962, received his B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from Motilal Nehru Regional Engineering College, Allahabad University in 1984, M.Sc Engineering in Advanced Manufacturing Technology from Cranfield Institute of Technology, UK in 1992 and Ph.D in Production Engineering from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore in 2007.
He joined DRDL as Scientist-B in 1984 and presently he is Distinguised Scientist & Director, DRDL and Programme Director, PJ-10.
He headed number of Technology Directorates of DRDL to pursue the design and development of various missile projects. He has exposure in multi disciplinary areas and built-up state of art advanced manufacturing facility catering prototype hardware development of different missile projects at DRDL. He has significantly contributed in the areas of facility built-up, manufacturing technology development and its transfer to production agencies for productionisation.
He has been Project Director to establish a Hypersonic Wind Tunnel, 5th of its kind in the world to meet test requirements for design of futuristic Hypersonic Missiles and re-entry vehicles which requires generation of extensive aerodynamic data in hypersonic regime. He was involved in the design and development of the critical technologies such as Cored brick heaters, thermal insulator, modeling of heater and development and characterization of cored brick.
He has taken over as Programme Director of PJ-10, a joint venture BrahMos missile development between India and Russia. He has been responsible for the overall Weapon System Design and Development of the Complete Shore Based Complex, Inertial Guidance System, Missile Airframe Sections, Nose Cap, Canister, Telemetry and Transponder System for the Flight Testing, Productionisation of Missile Subsystems and Ground Complex, Development of Integration Infrastructure and Indigenization of Missile Sub-systems for Land/ship versions and air version.
He has published more than 40 papers in international journals and conferences. He has evaluated Ph.D thesis of Anna University, JNTU, Hyderabad, Osmania University, Hyderabad and NIT, Warangal.
He is recipient of Award for fabrication of Torque Shaft components of LCA Rudder Assembly, Swarna Jayanti Award – 1999 by Aeronautical Society of India, Eminent Mechanical Engineer Award – 2012 by Institution of Engineers (India) and I.T. Mirchandani Memorial Research Award-2013 by Indian Institute of Welding, India.
He is a fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering, The Institution of Engineers (India), Aeronautical Society of India and Indian Institution of Production Engineers. He is a member of Indian National Society for Aerospace and related Mechanism, MINARM and Founder Life Member, Society for Failure Analysis, MSFA.