V. Adimurthy is the Satish Dhawan Professor and Dean of Research at the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST). Prior to joining IIST, Adimurthy held the post of Associate Director at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, a major facility center of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). He is known for his contributions to the rocket technology and space dynamics. He is a recipient of Padma Shri from the Government of India.
Adimurthy was born in Rajahmundry, a district in Andra Pradesh, India. After receiving his Ph.D. in rarefied hypersonic flows from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in 1973, he joined the Indian Space Research Organisation. He was posted at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) in Thiruvananthapuram as a scientist and eventually became an Associate Director of VSSC. Upon his retirement from VSSC in 2010, he was appointed as the Satish Dhawan Professor at the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology where he is holding the post of Dean, Research & Development.
Honors and awards
A Fellow of the Aeronautical Society of India, Adimurthy received the 1997 Astronomical Society of India Award for his contributions to rocket technology. He is also a Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and was a visiting scientist at the University of Stuttgart, Germany during 1979-80 and 1999-2000. He has served as the Chairman of the Inter-Agency Space Debris Coordination Committee (IADC) during 2002-2003. In 2012, Adimurthy received the Padma Shri from Government of India for his contributions to space dynamics.
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