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MTRDC - Director's Profile


MTRDC DRDODr Sudhir Kamath, Sc ‘H’, has taken over as Director, Microwave Tube Research and Development Centre (MTRDC), Bengaluru, on 1 July 2015. He holds an MTech degree in Electronics and PhD in Electronics with specialisation in Microwave Tubes both from Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi. He joined MTRDC as Sc B in September 1985.

Handling various responsibilities as Project Manager, Group Head, Divisional Head and Project Director, he has contributed to a number of projects and technologies for development of microwave tubes such as Gridded Electron Guns, Collectors, Electronic Power Conditioners, etc. He has been involved in the design and development of various types of Helixand Coupled-Cavity Traveling Wave Tubes (TWTs) for Defence Systems. As Project Director, he has successfully developed Microwave Power Modules (MPM) and MPM-based Transmitters for Radar, EW and Communication.

He is a senior member of IEEE; Fellow of Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineer (IETE); Fellow and President of Vacuum Electron Devices and Applications Society (VEDAS); and member of Magnetic Society of India (MSI) and Society of EMC Engineers India.

He is the recipient of the DRDO Agni Award for Self- Reliance in 2003 and 2013, and DRDO Scientist of the Year Award in 2009 for significant contribution in the field of Microwave Tubes. He is also the recipient of a number of DRDO laboratory-level awards including the Laboratory Scientist of the Year Award in 2003.

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