Dr. Dandu Radha Prasada Raju

Professor/R&D Adviser, MVGR College of Engineering

Areas of Interest:

Science and Technology policy, formulation of extramural research proposals in the area of engineering sciences, management of research projects, water purification technology for potable purpose, Good Laboratory Practice-compliance and regulatory mechanisms, etc.


Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Technology and Water Technology

Consultancy Areas:



Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies)

Major Professional Contributions:

Formulated and facilitated implementation of many R&D projects in the areas of engineering sciences, water technology, solar energy, women scientists, societal interventions, etc. Conceptualised and implemented water technology initiative providing safe water in 450 much needed villages impacting over 3 million people on sustainable basis in public private partnership.

Professional Experience:

  • Senior Planning Engineer, National Thermal Power Corp Ltd, New Delhi, 1984-89.
  • Principal Scientific Officer/Director/Scientist-G&Head of Divn, Dept of Science and Technology, New Delhi, 1989-2014.
  • Full Life Cycle Leader, Byrraju Foundation, Hyderabad, 2004-2008 (on sabbatical from DST).
  • Professor/R&D Adviser, MVGR College of Engg/IIT-Madras, since Jan 2015.


Science policy framework, water technology initiative, good laboratory practice, application of science and technology for societal needs


Contact Information


B-17, Dayalnagar, Visalakshi Nagar
(Opp Police Quarters-Kailasagiri),

Office: 08922-222765/241039,
Home: 0891-2736060,
Mobile: 7093537671,
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  • B. Tech. (Mech. Engg.), Govt College of Engg, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological Univ, Anantapur, 1977.
  • M. Tech. (Design Engg.), IIT-Delhi, New Delhi, 1979.
  • PG Study (Environmental Engg.), University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 1992.
  • PhD (Mech. Engg.), Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, 1999.


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • AP Scientist Award, Govt of Andhra Pradesh.
  • Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project , Global Development Network.
  • Eminent Engineer Award, Institution of Engineers (India).
  • AIMTDR Silver Jubilee Award, Jadavpur University.
  • HSBC-FICCI Water Award (Innovation), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated To: Section X: Interdisciplinary Engineering and Special Fields

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2014

Year of Birth: 1955