Dr Bhujanga Rao Vepakomma

Former Director General , DRDO for Naval Systems & Materials, Superannuated from DRDO

Areas of Interest:

Mechanical Engineer( Noise,Vibration, Shock,Systems Engineering), Physics(Acoustics),Bio medical Technologies(Bionic Implants such as Deep Brain Stimulator, Bionic Ear, Bionic eye)Ocean Technology,Management(HR , Technology Management,Talent Development,Innovation).


Acoustics, Noise, Vibration,Hydrodynamics,Ocean Technology,Bio medical Technologies,Executive Management

Consultancy Areas:

Acoustics,System Engg, Bio medical Technologies,HR,Ocean Technologies.


Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Consultancy Firms

Major Professional Contributions:

In the last 42 years in DRDO, he has worked in many areas of Science, Engineering and Technology. The list include Torpedoes(Underwater Missiles),Nuclear Submarine (INS Arihant), Stealth Technology ((Infra Red, Electro-magnetics (RCS); Magnetics, Extra Low Frequency (underwater) emissions, Acoustics, Noise control)), Submarine and Surface Ship Sonars, Hydrodynamics, Hydroballistics, Flow Noise, Underwater Transducers, Warship design,Ocean Engg, High Energy Physics, Medical Implants etc. .

Professional Experience:

  • Distinguished Sc. & Director NSTL 23-07-10 31-03-11
  • Chief Controller R&D (HR) DRDO HQ 01-04-11 31-12-12
  • Chief Controller R&D (HR&RM), DRDO HQ 05-09-11 10-01-12
  • Chief Controller R&D (NS) DRDO HQ 01-01-13 28-02-13
  • Chief Controller R&D (NS&IC), DRDO HQ 01-03-13 01-09-13
  • Director General (NS&M) DRDO HQ 02-09-13 31-10-15


Mechanical Engineer,Physics,Management,Ocean Enginering,Naval Systems,Materials,Bionic implants, Cochlear Implant,HR.


Contact Information


GF1,Kalyan Empire, Buddhavarapu Gardens,Maharanipet, Visakhapatnam, 530002

Mobile 8800990254

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  • M.Sc Physics (Acoustics)
    Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, 1972
  • M.S (Mechanical Engineering)
    Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 1986
  • Ph.D (Mechanical Engineering)
    Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, 1992
  • Ph.D ( Management),Institute of Management Studies
    Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidyalaya, Indore, 2002


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • National Award for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities-2015, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (Dec 2015)(Received from Hon'ble FM Arun Jaitley)
  • NATIONAL DESIGN AWARD from National Design Research Foundation under the Aegis of Institution of Engineers India received from Home Minister of Govt. of Karnataka
  • VASVIK AWARD for Mechanical Sciences received from Chief Minister of Gujarat (7 Oct 2011)(National Award)
  • STANLEY L EHRLICH GOLD MEDAL from India Regional Centre of Acoustical Society of America for developing Cochlear Implant Prosthesis indigenously. (Presented at National Symposium on Acoustics on 26 Nov 2009)
  • SCIENTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD FOR 1993, received in 1996 from Prime Minister of India.

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated III: Mechanical Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2000

Year of Birth: 1951