Dr Abraham Varughese, Outstanding Scientist, assumed charge as Director, Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL), on 01st July 2023. An alumnus of the University of Kerala and IIT Delhi, Dr Varughese holds a Doctorate in Computer Science & Engineering from Andhra University, and was awarded Gold Medal for Best PhD in Engineering stream. With a vast experience of over three decades in design and development of naval systems, Dr Varughese has spearheaded the indigenous development of underwater weapons at the laboratory.
He is Programme Director for Strategic Projects, and was associated with development of Torpedoes in various roles as System designer, Deputy Project Director and Project Director.
Dr Abraham Varughese is the Chairman of IEEE, Visakhapatnam Bay Section and Fellow & Past Chairman of IETE, Visakhapatnam Centre. He is a Member, Board of Studies, Andhra University and a Life Member of Computer Society of India and Instrument Society of India. He is the President of AHAMAHAMIKA, an initiative under the aegis of NSTL Education Society that encourages reading habit among children.