Dr. Anil Prasad Dash assumed the charge as Director of High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL), Pune on 01 Sep 2022. Prior to his appointment as Director, HEMRL, he has served as Project Director for 2nd and 3rd generation SLBM.
He completed his B.Tech (Civil) from College of Engineering and Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha followed by M.Tech (Ocean Engineering) from IIT Madras where he was awarded with the ABS gold medal. After brief stint of research at IITM, he joined DRDL as a Scientist ‘B’.While in service at DRDL, he completed Ph.D in Aerospace Engineering with specialization in Composite Structure.
He had a magnificent career at DRDL where he was given the responsibility to design the 1st generation SLBM of India as a member of the core design team. SLBM has successfully gone through development trials and now is in service of Indian Navy. Subsequently he was given the responsibility of Deputy Project Director for the 2nd generation SLBM where he successfully steered the development activities and led to its successful completion and presently, it is under productionisation. Based on the successful completion of these projects, he was chosen as the Project Director for the 3rd generation SLBM and currently,these missiles are under design and development for Indian Navy.His areas of expertise include solid propulsion, composite structure and missile system engineering.
While working in confidential project, where open publications are restricted. He has published seven technical papers in reputed national and international journals, seminars and symposiums. There are two patents to his credit. /p>
He is the recipient of many prestigious awards including DRDO Scientist of the year(2018), DRDO Award for Performance Excellence (2007 & 2016), Innovation Idea Contest (2015), Special Award for Strategic Contribution (2014) and Technology Group Award (2005). He is President of High Energy Material Society of India (HEMSI) at the National Level. He is the Chairman, Pune Chapter of Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI) and a Life Member of ISAMPE.