Shri TV Jagadeeswar Rao
Shri TV Jagadeeswar Rao
General Manager, ACEM

Shri TV Jagadeeswar Rao assumed the charge of General Manager for Advanced Centre for Energetic Materials (ACEM). Prior to his joining as GM, ACEM, he was serving as Director (Admin) at O/o The Director General (Armament and Combat Engineering), Pune.

Shri TV Jagadeeswar Rao obtained Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering in the 1989 and Post Graduation Degreein Mechanical Engineering (Industrial Engineering) in 1991 from Andhra University. He is pursuing his Doctoral Degree from NITIE, Mumbai.

Shri Rao has been appointed as Scientist ‘E’ at HEMRL, Pune. Before joining DRDO, he has worked in Steel and Power sector related various public/ private industries and served in important positions from Aug 1990 to Aug 2004.

At ACEM, he has been team leader and has played pioneer role in creation of infrastructure of ACEM. He was key member of team responsible for commissioning of facilities like Rotary Vacuum Drier (RVD), Powder Processing Facility and various mixing facilities of Indian-Russian origin, Mechanical Systems and Test Facilities. After Completion of project he has played significant role in commissioning of the plant.

During his tenure, ACEM has successfully processed propellant of various burn rates to the programs of DRDO. Under his leadership, ACEM has successfully processed various Rocket Motors and also carried successful Static Testing/Flight Testing of different motors of Project B-05, K4 and A5.

He has been responsible for setting up of in-house facility for manufacturing of Insulation Rubber, which has been meeting requirement of all rocket motor both at ACEM and HEMRL. Shri Rao has headed divisions like Raw Material & Sub-Scale, Casting, Case Preparation Facility, Trimming, Non Destructive Testing (NDT), Static Test Facility, Material Management Division, Admin etc. as Joint Director and Associate Director.

He has spearheaded the development and realisation of Gas Dynamic Tunnel (GDT) facility, the first of its kind in India. The facility will be utilised for static testing and high altitude simulation of upper stage motors.

Honours & Awards: He has been recipient of Special Award for Strategic Contribution in 2009, HEM Best Technology Award for Development of Multiple Casting System for 3 Ton class of Composite Propellant Rocket Motor in 2012, Laboratory Scientist of the Year-2015, DRDO Award for Performance Excellencein 2016, Technology Group Awardfor Significant Contribution in the Static Test of High Burn Rate Motor & Preparation of Specification and Fabrication drawing for Gas Dynamic Tunnel for High Altitude Rocket Motor Testing in 2018 and many other prestigious awards.

Publications: He has published more than 30 publications.

Membership of Professional Bodies: High Energy Materials Society of India (HEMSI) and Aeronautical Society of India.

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