IIT Jodhpur
Professor C. Venkatesan joins Department of Mechanical Engineering

Professor C. Venkatesan obtained Master of Science and Doctoral degrees in Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. After gaining experience in both industry and academic research, he joined the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur as Faculty Member. His research interests are in the field of helicopter dynamics and aeroelasticity, smart structures and autonomous helicopter.
 Professor Venkatesan established renowned Autonomous Helicopter Laboratory at IIT Kanpur funded by the Department of Science and Technology. He has more than 100 research publications to his credit, both in journals and conferences. He has been internationally acclaimed for his contributions to helicopter technology. He is a recipient of Dr. V. M. Ghatage Award from The Aeronautical Society of India; Lifetime Contribution to Indian Helicopter Technology Award and by Asian/Australian Rotorcraft Forum; Best Paper Awards at Asian/Australian Rotorcraft Forum, and National Seminar on Aero Structures. He has delivered Professor A. K. Rao Memorial Lecture organized by Indian society for Advancement of Materials and Processing Engineering (ISAMPE), Professor Joga Rao Memorial Lecture organized by Aeronautics Research and Development Board (ARDB) and Professor Satish Dhawan Memorial Lecture organized by Aeronautical Society of India. He is a Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He held the position of Pandit Ramachandra Dwivedi Chair Professor and HAL Chair Professor at IIT Kanpur. He has established a strong industry (HAL)-academic-user (Test Pilots School) interaction in the field of helicopters in India. He has authored a book titled Fundamentals of Helicopter Dynamics, which is adopted as text book in universities in India and abroad.
Professor Venkatesan joined IIT Jodhpur on 2 July 2018 as Visiting Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, after superannuating from IIT Kanpur. The Institute warmly welcomes him, and wishes him many more successes for the nation during his service at IIT Jodhpur.