Mr. Somanath S.

Director, Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC), ISRO

Areas of Interest:

System Engineering of Aerospace Systems, Structural Design, Structural Dynamics, Control Structure Interactions, Finite Elements procedures, Liquid Propulsion Systems


Aerospace Engineering, Structural Engineering, Dynamics and Control

Consultancy Areas:

Structural Design, Dynamics, Analysis


Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

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

Major Professional Contributions:

Project Director of GSLV Mk-III, accomplished its maiden experimental flight with CARE (Crew module atmospheric reentry experiment).
Participated as a team member in the development of PSLV launch vehicle.
Accomplished the successful development test of C25 indigenous cryogenic engine.

Professional Experience:

  • Project Director, GSLV Mk-II Project, ISRO.
  • Deputy Director, Structures Entity, VSSC, ISRO.
  • Deputy Director, Propulsion and Space Ordinance Entity, VSSC, ISRO.
  • Associate Director (Projects), VSSC, ISRO.
  • Director, Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre, Valiamala, ISRO.




Contact Information


M- 13, Murali Nagar, Ambalamukku, Peroorkada P. O., Trivandrum - 695005

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  • B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Masters in Aerospace Engineering.


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Space Gold medal, Astronautical Society of India.
  • Merit award, ISRO.
  • Performance Excellence award, ISRO.

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated To: Section VII: Aerospace Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2015

Year of Birth: 1963