DRDL - Director's Profile

Dr. DASHARATH RAM , Distinguished Scientist is appointed as Director, Defence Research & Development Laboratory, Hyderabad with effect from 23rd October, 2018.

Dr.Dasharath Ram is Gold medalist from Motilal Nehru Regional Engineering College, now known as NIT, Allahabad. He has completed his B.Tech. in year 1984 and joined DRDL as Scientist.

He did his Master degree in "Advanced Manufacturing Technology" from Cranfield Institute of Technology U.K. in year 1992 and Ph.D in "Production Engineering" from Bharthiar University, Coimbatore in year 2007.

He has more than 30 years of experience in prototype fabrication of missile hardwares, development of manufacturing technologies and processes. He established state of art manufacturing facility at DRDL. He has significantly contributed in technology transfer for productionisation of missiles hardware like propulsion and airframes to industries.

Currently, he is Associate Director and Project Director Hypersonic Wind Tunnel and Programme Director PJ-10. As a Project Director, he is responsible for setting up large size Hypersonic Wind Tunnel Facility at Hyderabad. He has been assigned the tasks of development and indigenization of various BRAHMOS missile subsystem as a Programme Director PJ-10. He is also responsible for building the integration infrastructure for missile integration and identity and transfer technologies for production of BRAHMOS missile.

He is recipient of Swarna Jayanti Award of Aeronautical Society of India. He has published more than forty papers into international journal and conferences. He has evaluated Ph.D`s thesis from Anna University, JNTU, Hyderabad, Osmania University and NIT Warangal.

He is Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering, The Institution of Engineers,Indian Institution of Production Engineers, Member, The Aeronautical Society of India, Indian National Society for Aerospace and related mechanism and Society for Failure Analysis.