Dr. C. Chandrasekhar is Director, International Cooperation at DRDO HQ, New Delhi. Prior to this posting, he was Technical Adviser to Director, Defence Research & Development Laboratory (DRDL), Hyderabad and Director Programme Analysis at DRDL.
He obtained Bacholor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Visvesvaraya Regional College of Engineering (VRCE), Nagpur now VNIT, Nagpur in the year 1991 and joined DRDL, Hyderabad in the later part of the year 1992. In June 1996, he got an opportunity to study at Institute of Armament Technology (IAT) affiliated to University of Poona, for pursuing Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (Guided Missiles) and obtained ME degree in the year 1997. Later, he pursued Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering at Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad and it was awarded to himin the year 2016. He has published many papers in National and International Conferences/Workshop/Journals.
He has worked in various fields pertaining to the missile propulsion systems and handled multi-disciplinary activities viz., design, development, assembly, integration, testing and analyses of tests results. As a designer of state-of-the-art propulsion system, he has played significant role for which he had interacted with various work centers in DRDL, DRDO Labs/Estt and premier academic institutes for successfully realising the state-of-the-art propulsion system which was flight tested successfully. During this process of development of new system he has handled many exotic high temperature materials and established new manufacturing and coating techniques in association with various work centers in DRDL and other Labs/Estt of DRDO. He has received awards for his contributions toward the design and development of state-of-the-art propulsion system.
He has desired exposure and experience to collaborate with the friendly foreign nations for fostering co-design, co-development and co-creation of state-of-the-art defence systems and also to create avenues for collaboration with friendly countries in the niche defence technologies.