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SASE Director Shri Naresh Kumar assumed the charge as the Director of Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment, H.Q.Manali and Research and Development Centre, Chandigarh on 1st March 2018. Prior to his appointment as Director SASE, he has served as Associate Director of Research & Development Establishment (R&DE), Pune, where he has contributed in design and development of Military Bridging Systems, RDE 40M Aluminium Alloy, productionization of Sarvatra Bridging System and many moreother projects.

Born in Sep 1960, Shri Naresh Kumar joined DRDO in 1984 at Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment, Manali, as Scientist 'B' and contributed in design and execution of avalanche control structures at ShBadrinath shrine and Manali - Leh road. He obtained his B.E. in Civil Engineering from Motilal Nehru Regional Engineering College (Now National Institute of Technology), Allahabad, in 1984and M.Techin structural engineering from IIT Delhi in the year 1997. His areas of expertise areStructural engineering, Military Bridging and Aluminium alloys.

As Project Director of 46 m MLC 70 Modular Bridge, Shri NareshKumar was instrumental in preparation of the project proposal, design, development, realizationand user trials of the system. Truss structure was adopted to reduce weight of launching nose,while corrugated web girders were adopted for bridge superstructure for weight optimisation.Healsodesigned and developed a 35m foot bridge, which can be used in variety of applications. The Bridge has successfully undergone user trials and has been recommended for induction into service. The bridge fills a critical gap in the Army's present bridging inventory and can be launched in one hour from home bank alone without any access to the far bank and therefore can also be effectively used during civil emergencies and natural disasters.He has also guided the team to design, develop and realizea 100 m floating Foot Bridge for infantry.The bridge is unique in its class and has been innovatively designedwith light weight floating panels, using thin aluminium sheet boxes filled with PUF. He was also instrumental in design and development of 13.5 m portable steel bridge suitable for mountainous applications. The bridge is man portable and suits the requirement of bridges for inaccessible areas and disaster management. He has also initiated the process of TOT of these bridging systems to the industry. He has also contributed in development of friction grip joint for Sarvatrabridges, and modification to RDE 40 aluminium alloy for higher SCC resistance.

He has three patents to his credit on multi-span and vehicle mounted extendable span re-deployable bridges and authored more than 15 publications in national/international symposiums and journals of repute. He is Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India), Life Member of Institution of Military Engineers and Indian National Society for Aerospace and Related Mechanisms, and member of Fluid Power Society of India.

He has been awarded prestigious DRDO scientist of the year award in 2014 for outstanding contribution in design and development of Military Bridging Systems. He is recipient of Lab Scientist of the year in 2009 and Technology Group Award in 2013.He also receivedCorps of Engineers Award by Institution of Engineers (India) in 1993 forhis paper on 'Planning, Design and control of Avalanches for the Protection of Shri Badrinath shrine'.

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