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     Achutananda Parhi

Ph.D. fromIndian Institute of Technology Kharagpur - Aerospace Engineering
Supervisor(s)  Prof. B N Singh
Ph.D. status  Joined in 2009 :: In progress
AddressVSSC, ISRO Post,Thumba, Trivandrum, Kerala-695022
Formal Education
Exam / Degree Board / UnivBranchYear
BEUtkal UniversityMechanical Engineering2002
M.Tech.BITS-PILANIManufacturing Systems Engineering2006

Research Areas
  • Aerospace Structures
  • Shape Memory Alloy(SMA)
  • Solid propulsion systems of Rocket
  • Design and fabrication of rocket hardware
  • Solid rocket development,design and qualification
  • Solid motor interface design and ground level testing
  • Soft Landing and Lunar Rover for Chandrayaan-II (TDP)


  • Best paper(Role of Solid booster in RLV-TD mission) presenter in National conference (NRSA,Hydrabad)-2006

  • Focal point for design,development and static test of a solid booster with 9 T propellant capacity for hypersonic reusable launch vehicle mission programme
  • Active member of Soft Landing and Lunar Rover system for Chandrayaan-II

Teaching Experience
  • Mechanical Workshop(P) at BITS-PILANI One semester (6-month) (1 terms)

Fellowships / Scholarships
  • Life Member of Astronautical Society of India (ASI)
  • Life Member of High Energy Materials Society of India (HEMSI)
  • Life Member of Society of Aerospace Manufacturing Engineers (SAME)

Papers Presented at Conferences
  • Role of Solid booster in RLV-TD mission by Achutananda Parhi,Bijaraya Kumar Khuntia, G Levin Conference 2 (2006)

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