Bachelor of Science, Bangalore University, 1970. Master of Science, Bangalore University, 1972. Master of Science, Indian Institute of Science, 1977.
Master of Science, University Maryland, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy, University Maryland, 1984.
Research fellow, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 1972-1974; scientist, National Aero. Laboratory, Bangalore, 1977-1979; teaching assistant, U. Maryland., College Park, 1979-1980; research assistant, U. Maryland., College Park, 1980-1984; research scientist, Vigyan, Inc., Hampton, Virginia, since 1984. Adjunct Professor Christopher Newport College, Newport News, Virginia, since 1990.
Secretary Kaveri Cultural Association, Maryland, 1983. President Peninsula India Association, Hampton, Virginia, 1989. Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (senior ), American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Married Nutan K. Rao, January 22, 1987. 1 child, Samantha.