Bachelor in Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, 1984. Master of Science, University Missouri, Rolla, 1986. Doctor of Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990.
Research associate Institute Computational Mechanics of Propulsion, Cleveland, 1990—1992. Fellow National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore, India, 1992—1995. Assistant professor Indian Institute of Science, 1995—2002, associate professor, 2002.
Senior research associate National Research Council, National Academies United States, 2004—2005.
Fellow: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (associate). Member: Aeronautical Society India (life).
Married Licy John, September 17, 1994. 1 child Grace Ann Joseph.