B. N. Suresh
|B. N. Suresh|
12 November 1943 |
|Fields||Mechanical Engineering and Rocket technology|
|Institutions||Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre,
Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology
|Alma mater||M.Tech. (IIT Madras),
Ph.D. (University of Salford, UK)
|Known for||Satellite Launch Vehicle Design|
Byrana Nagappa Suresh (Kannada: ಬ್ಯರಣ್ಣ ನಾಗಪ್ಪ ಸುರೇಶ; born 12 November 1943) is an Indian aerospace scientist. He served as the Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram during the period 2003-2007. He is known for his contribution to Space Capsule Recovery Experiments (SRE). Dr. Suresh also served as the founding Director of Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram. He retired from IIST in November 2010.
Early life and education 
Suresh had a very humble early life with his father determined to make him an engineer. His father Nagappa was a coffee planter in Koppa, a small village in Karnataka. He attended school in Koppa. After his bachelor's degree in Science in 1963 and Engineering in 1967 from Mysore University, he took his Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Madras in 1969.
- Distinguished Alumni Award - IIT Madras (2004).
- Dr.Biren Roy Space Science and/or Design Award, 1993 by the Aeronautical Society of India.
- ASI Award 1996, for Rocket & Related Technologies, by AstronauticalSociety of India, 1996
- “AGNI” Award for excellence in Self Reliance by Defence Research & Development Laboratory, Ministry Of Defence in 1999.
- “Ramanujam Memorial Award” PSG Coimbatore at National System Conference, 2005
- “Technical Excellence award’ by Lions International, Trivandrum, Jan 2006
- “Outstanding Achievement Award” by Indian Space Research Organisation in June 2007.
- “Lifetime Achievement Award” by Indian National Academy of Engineering, INAE) Delhi, in Dec 2007
- “National Systems Gold Medal” for lifetime contributions for large Systems by System Society of India in Dec 2007.
- “Aryabhata Award” for excellent contributions in space technology by Astronautical society of India,for 2009