Shri Prateek Kishore, Outstanding Scientist, has assumed charge as Director Planning & Coordination at DRDO HQr with effect from 04th Dec 2019. Shri Prateek Kishore obtained B.E in Mechanical Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi in 1989 and M. Tech in Production Engineering from Punjab Technical University, Jallandhar in 2017. He is also an MBA with specialisation in Operations Management from Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad.
Shri Prateek Kishore joined DRDO at Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory (TBRL), Chandigarh, as Scientist 'B' in 1991 and rose to the position of OS/Sc H in Jul, 2018. In between he also worked as Head, Programme Office (Missiles) at DRDO HQr from August, 2014 to January, 2016, coordinating development of all types of tactical missiles.
He has published more than 35 papers in national and international journals, conferences and workshops. He represented DRDO during MTCR discussions at Paris. He has presented papers in USA and Germany in International Conferences.
For his technical contributions, he has been awarded with DRDO Young Scientist Award (2002), DRDO Scientist of the Year Award (2011), DRDO Award for Path Breaking Research / Outstanding Technology Development (2007), Special Award for Strategic Contributions (2009, 2012 and 2016).
He is a Fellow of Aeronautical Society of India and Life Member of High Energy Materials Society of India.