Dr Rangachari Krishnan

Retd. Director,, Gas Turbine Research Establishment, DRDO, Bengaluru

Areas of Interest:

Physical metallurgy, Materials science.


structure property correlations, high temperature materials, High entropy alloys, low energy nuclear reactions

Consultancy Areas:

same as above.


Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

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

Major Professional Contributions:

I have been associated with physical metallurgy of nuclear materials at BARC for over 28 years and later on naval engineering materials such as hull steels and titanium alloys. At GTRE I have been associated with high temperature materials and their applications in gas turbine engines.

Professional Experience:

  • Head, Metallurgy Division, BARD 1982-85
  • Director, Naval Chemical and Metallurgical Laboratory, Bombay 1985-88
  • Chief Controller R&D, DRDO, New Delhi 1988-90
  • Director, GTRE, DRDO, Bangalore 1990-1995 .


structure property correlations, high temperature materials, low energy nuclear reactions.


Contact Information


F-3, Parkside Manor, 162, Defence colony, Bengaluru 560038
Mobile: 09980847568

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  • BSc (Hons0 St. Joseph's College, Trichy, 1956
  • MSc, Department of Physics with X-Rays and crystallography 1957
  • PhD, Bombay University, X-Ray Studies on cold worked materials 1967


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Lifetime achievement Award, Ministry of Steel and Mines, 2014
  • National Metallurgists day Award, IIM, 1977
  • Elected Fellow of INSA, INAE, IASc, NASci, Aero Society of India, Astronautical Society of India

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated VIII: Mining Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 1988

Year of Birth: 1935