Dr. A Prabhu

Member, Founding Council, IARSc,Bangalore

A Prabhu, a Doctorate in Aerospace Engineering from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India, was a Professor in Aerospace department at IISc and is currently, the Managing Director, M/S. Sunshine Measurements (P) Ltd. Prof Prabhu is an eminent teacher, instrument specialist, experimentalist and an expert in theory of Fluid dynamics. He has produced 22 Ph. Ds in aerospace engineering and was research supervisor for 10 M.Sc/M.Tech students. He was an associate guide for Ph. D/M.S. students from University of Sydney, Australia and University of Iowa, U.S.A. He was research guide to B.E./M.E. students He taught Gas Dynamics and Experimental Methods, Helicopter dynamics and aerodynamics, Turbulent boundary layers, Systems analysis, Meteorological instruments, Experimental methods in Aerospace Engineering. The courses Gas Dynamics and Experimental Methods were specially developed and delivered by Prof Prabhu at Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Iowa, USA; and the course on Viscous flows at the University of lowa, USA. He has 38 publications in national and international journals, two books edited, 81 scientific reports and 44 conference papers.

He visited, Virginia Institute of Technology, USA to present an invited paper on “Wakes”. He was a Visiting Scientist at University of Sydney, Australia, IIHR, University of Iowa, USA, NCAR, Boulder, Colorado, and University of North Carolina, USA, University of Wisconsin at Madison. He was a specialist delegate from India to Novosibirsk, Siberia and Moscow USSR to develop collaborative programs in turbulence and its control and transition under the ILTP program; and at CAARC meeting on Experimental Aerodynamics and Test Techniques in Farnborough, UK. He presented papers and invited talks in various conferences in University of Christ Church, Newzeland, Beijing, China (1983), Chengdu, China (1991). Taejon, Korea, Sendai, Japan (1994), Carcas, Venezula (1995).

He was a Member of various committees, namely, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (1981-83), the International steering committee for Asian Symposium on Visualization (ASV), Beijing, China, Aerodynamics Panel of AR & DB, 1990-1997, the Divisional review committee of Experimental Aerodynamics Division and Aerospace Electronics Division of National Aerospace laboratories. He was co-ordinator of the Aerodynamics panel of AR & DB 1997-2001. At present, he is an Associate Member, Aeronautical Society of India.
He has offered consultancy to projects on Wind tunnel for anemometer calibration, Ceiling Fan Torque Balance, Flow measuring Instrument, Smoke tunnel and accessories, Model for predicting cell pressure of rocket test facility, High speed aerodynamics and Longitudinal aerodynamic characteristics of Agni Model.

He has executed several Research and Development Projects from Aeronautics Research & Development Board (AR&DB), Department of Science & Technology, Indo-US Collaborative Program, Indo-USSR Long Term Program (ILTP), Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), IISc Interdisciplinary Scheme and Govt. of Karnataka.