Bachelor of Technology in Aerospace Engineering, Indian Insurance of Technology, Madras, 1981. Microsoft Security Essentials in Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, 1983. Doctor of Philosophy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1985.
Master of Science in Management Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1994.
Senior research engineer, General Motors Research laboratories, Warren, Michigan, 1985-1990; staff research engineer, General Motors Research laboratories, Warren, Michigan, 1990-1994; manager vehicle airflows section, General Motors Research and Development Center, Warren, 1994-1998; manager technical analysis and simulation, SAAB research and development, Sweden, since 1997; laboratory group manager, General Motors research and development center, Warren, since 1998.
Senior member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (chairman honors and awars 1990-1993). Member Society Automotive Engineers (chairman vehicle configuration committee 1993-1998, chairman Land and Sea Group, since 1999, chair Auto Body Activity 1994-1997).
Married Venil Naranan, December 14, 1987.