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space agency administrator , Aerospace engineer

G. Madhavan Nair, Indian aerospace engineer, former space agency administrator. Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, Astronautical Society India (chairman programme council, president 2004), Aeronautical Society India (honorary; 2005), Indian National Academy Engineering, Indian Society for Non-Destructive Testing (honorary); member: International Academy Astronautic, Current Science Association, Systems Society India.

Background

Nair, G. Madhavan was born on October 31, 1943 in Neyyattinkara, India.

Education

Bachelor of Science in engineering, Kerala University, India, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Punjab Technology University, 2003. Doctor of Science (honorary), Sri Venkateswara University, 2004.

Doctor of Science (honorary), Indian Institute of Technology, 2004. Doctor of Science (honorary), Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya, 2005. Doctor of Science (honorary), Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi, 2005.

Doctor of Science (honorary), Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya, 2005. Doctor of Science (honorary), Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, 2006. Doctor of Science (honorary), University Kerala, 2007.

Doctor of Science (honorary), SRM University Chennai, 2008. Doctor of Science (honorary), Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, 2009.

Doctor of Science (honorary), Karnataka University, Dharwad, 2009.

Career

Training Bhabha Atomic Research Center. Head payload integration section Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station, 1967—1972. Project manager Telecommand Systems, 1972—1974.

Project engineer Satellite Launch Vehicle-3 Project, 1974—1980. Head electronics systems Vikram Sarabhai Space Center, 1980—1984, director, 1999—2003. Associate project director Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, 1984—1988, project director, 1988—1995.

Director Liquid Propulsion Systems Center, 1995—1999. Chairman Indian Space Research Organization (Indian Space Research Organisation), 2003—2009, Space Commission, 2003—2009. Secretary Department of Space, Government India, 2003—2009.

Head of Indian delegate Science & Technology Subcommittee of United Nations Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, since 1998. Member/leader Indian delegate United Nations Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space Sessions, since 1999. Chairman governing board United Nations Center for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific.

General president 97th Indian Science Congress, 2009—2010.

Membership

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, Astronautical Society India (chairman programme council, president 2004), Aeronautical Society India (honorary. 2005), Indian National Academy Engineering, Indian Society for Non-Destructive Testing (honorary). Member: International Academy Astronautic, Current Science Association, Systems Society India.