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gas turbine technologist , Mechanical engineer

Arun Prasad, Indian gas turbine technologist, mechanical engineer. Fellow Indian National Academy Engineering; member American Society of Mechanical Engineers (associate), Society Automotive Engineers, Bangalore Club.

Background

Prasad, Arun was born on December 18, 1929 in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Son of B.K. Ram and Manikbai (Kosambi) Prasad.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Madras, Bangalore, 1949. Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1952. Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1955.

Career

Test engineer General Electric, 1952-1953. Assistant Gas Turbine Laboratory Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1953-1955. Mechanical development engineer, Turbine Research Laboratory Brown Boveri & Company, Baden, Switzerland, 1955-1959.

Senior science officer Research and Development organization Indian Ministry Defense, New Delhi, 1955-1961. Principal science officer, deputy chief science officer Gas Turbine Research Establishment, Bangalore, 1961-1981, director, 1981-1989, emeritus scientist, since 1990. Director TurboTech Precision Engineering Ltd., 1990-1993, consultant low cost gas turbine project, since 1993.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Guest editor special issue on gas turbines Defense Science Journal, 1984.

Membership

Fellow Indian National Academy Engineering. Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers (associate), Society Automotive Engineers, Bangalore Club.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Classical music, photography, automobile mechanics, gardening, swimming.

Connections

Married Suhasini Wagle, May 11, 1967 (cec. July 1990); children: Anil, Dilip.

father:
B.K. Ram Prasad

mother:
Manikbai (Kosambi) Prasad

spouse:
Suhasini Wagle

children:
Anil Prasad

Dilip Prasad