Prasad - Teaching - Hyderabad, AP, India

Mandapaka Raja Ravindra Prasad

Hyderabad, AP, India

Summary

SSLC from AKTPM High School, Satyanarayanapuram, Vjayawada (1960); P.U.C. from S. R. R. C. V. R. Govt. College, Machavaram, Vijayawada (1961); B. Sc. from Andhra Loyola College, Gunadala, Vijayawada (1961 - 1964); M. Sc. (Organic Chemistry), University of Poona, Pune (1991); PhD (Chemistry) from Sri Krshnadevaraya University, Anantapur (2011).

1984 - 1968 (4 years) as JSA - II (Quality Control) at Chief Inspectorate of Military Explosives, Kirkee, Pune & Inspectorate of Military Explosives, Jawaharnagar, Ordnance Factory, Bhandara, Maharashtra.

1968 - 2006 (38 years) in various capacities at Vikram Sarabhai Space Center, Thiruvananthapuram.

Past Vice-President & Life Member of the Indian Association of Solid State Chemists and Allied Scientists, University of Jammu, Jammu.

Currently, one of the National Executive Council Members of the Association of Chemistry Teachers, Mumbai.

ISCAS - Bronze Medal awardee in 2001 for contributions to the progress of Solid State Chemistry.

Successfully participated in the DST - UNDP sponsored project on "Improving Technology Transfer Activities through Strengthened Interactions between Technology Providers, Transferring Agencies, and Entrepreneurs" under the leadership of Dr. V. S. Arunachalam, the then Scientific Adviser to the Minister of Defence, Government of India. I was one among the 4 selected at national-level for training-cum-work experience at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, USA.

Services

Teaching

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Summary:

I am a visiting fellow and resource Person to Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati, Maharashtra.

I am a Visiting Fellow and Resource Person to Dr. Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad.

I am a Visiting Fellow and Resource Person to Sant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur Unversity, Nagpur.

I am A Visiting Felllow & Resource Person to Osmania Universty, Hyderabad.

Gave more than 45 invited talks at various Institutions across the country.

I am one of the National Executive Council Membersof the Association of Chemistry Teachers (ACT), C/o. Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), TIFR, Mumbai.

I am a ISCAS - Bronze Medal Awardee for contributions for the progress of Solid State Chemistry. Award given by the Indian Association of Solid State Chemists & Allied Scientists (ISCAS), Jammu University, Jammu.

Worked in an DST-UNDP Sponsored program on Technology Transfer & one of the 4 selected at the National Level for Training - cum - Research Experience @ Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, USA.

Colleague of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, our former President of India.

Work History

Autonomous

Sri CV Raman Junior

5th College Aniversary

From January 2013

college, Hanamkonda, Warangal district, Andhra Pradesh -National Seminar on "Green Chemistry for Clean Environment", February 19th, 2011.
iv). ADM College for Women (Autonomous), Nagapattinam - National Seminar on Instrumentation Techniques Applied to Chemical Sciences (ITACS -2009), April 2nd -3rd, 2009.
v). HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar, Garhwal - 8th National Convention of Chemistry Teachers (NCCT-2008) & National Conference on Chemistry - Emerging Trends in Chemistry, November 08th - 9th, 2008.
vi). Chaitanya PG College, Kakinada - National Seminar on "Water and Health", September 6th - 7th, 2008.
vii). Dept. of Chemistry, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur - National Seminar on "Chemistry Education - Personality Enrichment", December 10th, 2008.
viii) Central School, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram - Orientation Program on International Chemistry Olympiad, January 6th, 2007.
ix). Govt. MGM P.G. College, Itarsi - National Seminar on Green Chemistry, February 24th - 25th, 2007.
x). AV College, Gaganmahal, Hyderabad - Seminar on "Chemistry Education - Personality Enrichment", July 12th, 2007.

A). Vice President, Indian Association of Solid State Chemists

Dept. of Chemistry, Sant Gadge Baba

From October 2012

Amravati University, Amravati,'Thermo-analytical Data Analysis Techniques', under the ages of Chemical Society, October 17th, 2012.
20. Membership of Professional Bodies:
A). Vice President, Indian Association of Solid State Chemists & Allied Scientists (ISCAS), Jammu University, Jammu.
B). Life-Member, Association of Chemistry Teachers (ACT), Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, TIFR, Mumbai, and Core Committee - Member, ACT - Southern Zone.
C). Life Member, High Energy Materials Society of India, HEMRL, Sutarwadi, Pune.
D). Life Member, Polymer Society of India, NCl, Pune.

E). Life Member, Astronautically Society of India, ISRO H.Q., Bangalore.
21. Closely associated with the following personalities:
* Directly worked under Dr. Vasant R. Gowariker who was brought to Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Trivandrum by Late Vikram A. Sarabhai from Goddard Space Centre, U.K. He served as Director, VSSC; Secretary-DST; Principal Scientific Adviser to the then P.M. - Chandrasekhar; Vice-Chancellor, University of Poona.
* Directly worked with all Directors of VSSC from its inception.
* Personally known to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, previous President of India.

Visiting Fellow

Dept. of Chemistry, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University

Workshop on Chemical Research and Career Development

Chaitanya P.G. College

Up to July 2007

Vignan School

From September 2007

September 08th, 2007.

Govt. Degree & PG College

Up to September 2007

Children's Development Charitable Trust

Hislop College

Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar

From November 2007

November 3rd, 2007

Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur - 5th National Symposium and Conference

xvii). Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur - 5th National Symposium and Conference on Solid State Chemistry and Allied Areas, November 28th - 30th, 2007.
xviii). Holy Cross College (Autonomous), Tiruchirapalli - National Conference on "Corrosion and its Control (NCCC-2007)", November 30th - December 1st, 2007.
xix). Seth Kesarimal Porwal College, Kamptee, Nagpur, January 15th, 2006.

Osmania University

From June 2006

Hyderabad - National Workshop on Green Chemistry, January 24th - 25th, 2006.
xxi). Montessori School, Kurnool - Seminar on "Perspectives and Prospects in IIT - Chemistry Education", June 26th, 2006.
xxii). St. Joseph's College, Kurnool - June 29th, 2006.
xxiii). Osmania University Campus, Hyderabad - National Symposium on Instrumental Techniques in Chemical Research (ITCR-2006), July 28th - 29th, 2006.
xxiv). Chaitanya P.G. College, Kakinada - National Workshop on Instrumental Techniques (NSCIT-2006), August 11th - 12th, 2006.

Autonomous

xxvi). Gandhi Institute of Technology & Management GITAM), Visakhapatnam - Seminar on "Modern Trends in Chemistry Education", December 21st - 22nd, 2006
xxvii). Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar (Chidambaram) - National Seminar on Applied Research on Solid State Chemistry and Nanotechnology (NSASN - 2005), February 25th - 26th, 2005.
xxviii). Ideal College, Kakinada - September 19th, 2005.
xxix). PR Govt. College (Autonomous), Kakinada - National Seminar on "Space and Environment, September 19th, 2005.

a). Resource Person

Osmania University

Hyderabad, July, 18th - 19th, 2005.

St. Joseph's College

September 30th, 2005
xxxi). Goa University, Goa - National Symposium and Conference on Solid State Chemistry and allied Areas, (ISCAS-2005), December1st -3rd, 2005.
xxxii).I.I.T., New Delhi - National Symposium and Conference on Solid State Chemistry and allied Areas (ISCAS-2003), December 4th - 6th, 2003.
xxxiii). I.I.T., Kanpur - National Symposium and Conference on Solid State Chemistry and allied Areas (ISCAS-2001), December 6th - 8th, 2001.

Entrepreneurship Development Program

University of Jammu

Jammu - National Seminar on Science Education in India - Status and Prospects, November 20th - 21st, 2000.
xxxv). University of Jammu, Jammu - National Symposium and Conference on Solid State Chemistry and allied Areas (ISCAS-2003), October 28th - 30th, 1999.
xxxvi). Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP) - Organized by the Kerala Industrial Technical Consultancy (KITCO), a unit of TDBI, Thiruvananthapuram, September, 1991.

Comparison

of Motor and Strand Burning Rates of Composite Solid Rocket Propellants", M.R.R. Prasad, V.N. Krishnamurthy and S.C. Gaindhar, 3rd National Seminar on High Energy Materials, ERDL, Pune, November 19th - 21st, 1984.

Influence of FERTFLOW

coating of AP on its Thermal Decomposition", M.R.R. Prasad and V.N. Krishnamurthy, 3rd National Seminar on High Energy Materials, ERDL, Pune, November 19th - 21st, 1984.

Resource Person / Visiting Faculty

Validity of Different Burning Rate Equations

to Experimentally Observed Data", M.R.R. Prasad, S.C. Gaindhar and V.N. Krishnamurthy, 3rd National Seminar on High Energy Materials, ERDL, Pune, November 19th - 21st, 1984.
18. Resource Person / Visiting Faculty:

presence of Lead Compounds

Propellant

M.R.R. Prasad and V.N. Krishnamurthy, 4th National Symposium on Thermal Analysis, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, December 8th - 10th, 1983.

S.K. Athithan and V.N. Krishnamurthy

k). "Thermal Decomposition of Alkyl Substituted Ammonium Tetrafluoroborates and Hexafluorophosphates", M.R.R. Prasad, K. Krishnan, K.N. Ninan, S.K. Athithan and V.N. Krishnamurthy, 20th Annual Convention of Chemists, Ravenshaw College, Cuttuck, December 26th - 30th, 1983.

Explosives Research & Development

ERDL

g). "Effect of Iron Catalysts on the Burning Rate of CTPB Propellants", M.R.R. Prasad, T.J. Thomas and V.N. Krishnamurthy, 2nd National Seminar on High Energy Materials - Explosives Research & Development (ERDL), Pune, January 21st - 23rd, 1982.

Thermal Decomposition of Ammonium Perchlorate Coated

with Organo-Silane Compounds", M.R.R. Prasad, K. Krishnan, John David, K.N. Ninan and V.N. Krishnamurthy, Symposium on High Temperature Chemistry, BARC, Mumbai, January 28th - 30th , 1982.

M.R.R. Prasad

Regional Symposium on Alternate Energy Source and Pollution Control, Jointly organized by the INDO-French Technical Association and Association of FRANCO CEYLONESE Technologists, Trivandrum, February 26th - 27th, 1982.

Explosives Research & Development (ERDL), Pune, January

M.R.R. Prasad

Saktimayi Ravindran and T.L. Varghese, 3rd National Symposium on Thermal Analysis, VSSC, Thiruvananthapuram, November 23rd - 25th, 1981.
f). "Thermo-analytical Studies on CTPB - AP Composite Solid Propellants", M.R.R. Prasad, T.J. Thomas and V.N. Krishnamurthy, 2nd National Seminar on High Energy Materials - Explosives Research & Development (ERDL), Pune, January 21st - 23rd, 1982.

M.R.R. Prasad, T.J. Thomas and V.N. Krishnamurthy - Symposium on Rocket Propulsion, Institute of Armament Technology (IAT)

c). "Role of Catalysts in Solid Propellant Combustion", M.R.R. Prasad, T.J. Thomas and V.N. Krishnamurthy - Symposium on Rocket Propulsion, Institute of Armament Technology (IAT), Pune, December 27th - 29th, 1978.
d). "Thermal Decomposition of Ammonium Perchlorate", M.R.R. Prasad, K. Unnikrishnan and V.N. Krishnamurthy, 2nd National Symposium on Thermal Analysis, BARC, Mumbai, January 10th - 11th, 1980.

V.N. Krishnamurthy

, M.R.R. Prasad, T.J. Thomas and V.R. Gowariker - AIAA/SAE 13th Propulsion Conference, Orlando, Florida, July 11th - 13th, 1977.
17. Papers Presented at various National Seminars/ Conferences/ Symposia:

T.J. Thomas, M.R.R. Prasad and V.N. Krishnamurthy - Seminar on High Energy Materials - Explosives Research & Development

ERDL

a). "Dependence of Burning Rate on the Composition of a Solid Propellant", M.R.R. Prasad, V.N. Krishnamurthy, Srinivasa Setty and Vasant R. Gowariker - Symposium on Space Science & Technology, September 24th - 26th, 1973.
b). Physico-Chemical Aspects of Composite Propellant Combustion", T.J. Thomas, M.R.R. Prasad and V.N. Krishnamurthy - Seminar on High Energy Materials - Explosives Research & Development (ERDL), Pune, November 27th - 29th, 1978.

Junior Scientfic Assistant - II

Chief Inspectroate of Military Explosives, Kirkee, Pune & Inspectrorate of Military Explosives, Ordnance Factory, Bhandara, Maharashtra.

July 1964 - July 1968

As Quality Control Chemist.

Junior Scientific Assistant - II, at the Chief Inspectorate of Military Explosives (CIME)

Ministry of Defence, Government of India

as a quality control chemist.
b). July, 1968 to April, 2006: Various capacities at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Department of Space (DOS), Government of India
Here, worked in the following areas -
• In-Charge of Combustion Laboratory at the Propellant Engineering Division (PED), VSSC.
• Import substitution of materials employed in the Centaur Rocket (PED, VSSC).
• Development of rocket propellant formulations - identification of appropriate combustion catalysts (PED, VSSC).
• Development of wired (silver wires) - Charge rocket propellant and motor (ROHINI-100) preparation and successful demonstration of static-tests (PED, VSSC).
• Study of thermal decomposition and combustion characteristics of catalysed propellants employing doped ammonium perchlorates - as project activity for M.E. students from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (PED, VSSC).
• Performed patenting, and technology transfer & industrial co-ordination functions at the Technology Transfer & Industrial Co-ordination Division (TT&IC), Program Planning & Evaluation Group (PPEG), VSSC.
• Performed technologies & systems marketing functions at the Technology & Systems Marketing Agency (TSMA), PPEG, VSSC
• Worked as the Head, Program Planning & Evaluation Cell (PPEC) of the Propulsion, Propellants & Space Ordnance (PRSO) - Entity of VSSC.
In this capacity, performed the functions of - Annual Budget Preparation, defending and obtaining the sanctions from the concerned authorities; purchases & expenditure control; program schedule monitoring. Responsible for organizing and participating in the periodical technical reviews, procurement & payment reviews at the Entity level, Centre level, and ISRO - level.
In the above capacity, I was directly answerable to - the Deputy Director, PRSO-Entity; Director, VSSC; Chairman, ISRO, and Member, Finance, ISRO/DOS.
In this capacity, I was monitoring the activities of technical...

International Conferences

Up to October 1975

a). "Characterization Study of a New Binder System: Lactone Terminated Polybutadiene (LTPB) and 'LACTODIENE' - A High Performance propellant Based on LTPB; PART-III: Temperature, Humidity and Aging Studies on Lactodiene Composite Solid Propellant", R. Sivaramakrishnan, M.R.R. Prasad, G. Jeyan Sam, K.V.C. Rao and Srinivasa Setty - AIAA/SAE 11th Propulsion Conference, Anaheim, California, September 29th - October 01st, 1975.

c). Resource Person

UGC - Academic Staff College

Up to October 2012

of Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University Sponsored Refresher Course in Environment Science (ID) held during 24th September - 15th October, 2012.
19. Gave invited talks at the following Institutions:

Academic staff College of Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University

Technology Exposition Meet

Chennai - Organized by the Industrial and Technical Consultancy (ITCOT) Organization, Govt. of Tamil Nadu, April, 1990
xxxviii). National Productivity Council, New Delhi - National Seminar on "Disposal and Utilization of Rice-Husk Ash" - May, 1989.
xxxix). UGC - Academic staff College of Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amaravati sponsored Refresher's Course in Environmental Science - "Environment a Global Perspective" and "Environmental Protection", October 15th , 2012.
xxxx). Dept. of Chemistry, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati, " Thermal Methods of Analysis", under the ages of Chemical Society - October 16th,2012.

Qualifications & Certifications

Financial Management

National Institute of Industrial Engineering

Management Development Program

Indian Institute of Public Administration

Carnegie Mellon University

University of Poona

Chemical Engineering

IIT

Chemistry

Jammu University

Technology Transfer Activities through Strengthened Interactions between Research Institutions

Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre

Studies on Kinetic and Mechanistic Aspects of Ammonium Perchlorate Decomposition

submitted to Sri Krishnadevaraya University

Andhra Loyola College

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