Famous mechanical engineers in India.
Famous mechanical engineers in India.

Yes, we the very own mighty Mechanical Engineers. The batman of the Engineering world.

We don’t seek the limelight, fame…. or the social world.

I think this list of “Famous mechanical engineers in India” should be read by everyone.

We should actually know about these people. better yet, the innovators, the dreamers. Those magnificent personalities who once made us all proud and started this whole revolution in the industry.

Famous Mechanical Engineers in India.

#1. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

You have to dream before your dreams can come true.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

To be honest, This list of Famous mechanical engineers in India cannot be complete without this man, from one of the wonderful human beings to the brilliant minds of this century this man has it all.

Former President of India Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam is one of the most distinguished scientists of India. Dr. Kalam became the 11th President of India on 25th July 2002. After five eventful years, he demitted office on 25th July 2007. His focus is on transforming India into a developed nation by 2020. His accent is on constructive networking and excellent human resources for an economically developed, prosperous and peaceful society

Born on 15th October 1931 at Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu, Dr. Kalam, graduated in Science from St. Joseph’s College, Trichy in 1954 and specialized in Aeronautical Engineering from Madras Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1957. Dr. Kalam is a pioneer in fiberglass technology and led a young team to initiate this effort in ISRO from design, development leading to the production of composites rocket motor cases.

He was responsible for the evolution of ISRO’s launch vehicle program, particularly the PSLV configuration. After working for two decades in ISRO and mastering launch vehicle technologies, Dr. Kalam took up the responsibility of developing Indigenous Guided Missiles at Defence Research and Development Organisation as the Chief Executive of Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP). He was responsible for the development and operationalization of AGNI and PRITHVI Missiles and for building indigenous capability in critical technologies through networking of multiple institutions. One of his significant contributions was creating the Research Centre Imarat for advanced technologies.

Song of youth

As a young citizen of India,
Armed with technology, knowledge, and love for my nation
I realize, small aim is a crime.

I will work and sweat for a great vision
The vision of transforming India into a developed nation
Powered by economic strength and a value system

I am one of the citizens of the billion;
Only the vision will ignite a billion souls.

It has entered into me;
The ignited soul compared to any resource is the
Most powerful resource on the earth,
above the earth and under the earth.

Famous mechanical engineers in India. #Abdul Kalam
APJ Abdul Kalam

Dr. Kalam is one of the most distinguished scientists of India with the unique honor of receiving honorary doctorates from 48 Universities and institutions from India and abroad. The Honorary Doctorates include, Nyenrode Business University, Netherlands; Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg USA; University of Wolverhampton, UK; University of Kentucky,USA; Oakland University, Michigan USA; University of Waterloo, Canada; University Sans Malaysia, Malaysia University of Sydney, Australia and the Simon Fraser University, Vancouver.

He has been awarded the coveted civilian awards – Padma Bhushan (1981) and Padma Vibhushan (1990) and the highest civilian award Bharat Ratna (1997). He is a recipient of several other awards and Fellow of many professional institutions.

#2. Kumar Bhattacharyya

The next Engineer in the post Famous mechanical engineers in India is.: Kumar Bhattacharyya

Kumar Bhattacharyya is an Indian British engineer who founded the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), an academic department at the University of Warwick, which provides research, education and knowledge transfer in engineering, manufacturing, and technology.

He was made a life peer of the group in 2004 and serves as a director in WMG. Born in Dhaka in British-India, he displayed a high level of intelligence from a young age and was brilliant in studies.

The son of a professor, he pursued his higher education from one of the premier institutions in India and then moved to Britain. He started working with Lucas Industries, the main supplier of parts to the British car and aerospace industries. He found the business environment in Britain to be very dynamic and developed a great respect for the hard-working and determined population there.

Famous mechanical engineers in India. #Kumar Bhattacharyya.
Kumar Bhattacharyya

“For more than 20 years, Professor Kumar Bhattacharyya has been the most influential but least well-known manufacturing industry expert in Britain.

He has advised two Prime Ministers – Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair – and a succession of senior government officials on matters ranging from the privatization of British Steel to the future of the car industry. Bhattacharyya is also a unique academic entrepreneur: today, Warwick Manufacturing Group, the unit inside Warwick University that he founded in 1979, is Britain’s answer to MIT (the Massachusetts Institute of Technology).

WMG has annual revenues of -80m, educates more than 5,000 post-graduates and managers a year through its worldwide network of operations, and has won international renown with its philosophy of breaking down the barriers between academia and industry. Bhattacharyya’s is a remarkable story, but one that has never been told- until now.

#3. Ravi Grover

The next Engineer in the post Famous mechanical engineers in India is.: Dr. Ravi B. Grover

Dr. Ravi B. Grover is an Indian nuclear scientist and a mechanical engineer from the prestigious Delhi College of Engineering, and a Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

He is the founding vice-chancellor (during initial years he was designated as director equivalent to vice-chancellor) of the Homi Bhabha National Institute, a member of the Atomic Energy Commission, a fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, and World Academy of Art and Science.

He is president of the Indian Society of Heat and Mass Transfer for the period 2010–2013. He has been awarded Padma Shri by Government of India in the year 2014.

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He is the founding vice-chancellor (during initial years he was designated as director equivalent to vice-chancellor) of the Homi Bhabha National Institute, a member of the Atomic Energy Commission, a fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, and World Academy of Art and Science.

Research Areas of Ravi Grover

  • Framework for governance of nuclear power including issues related to safety, security, and safeguards.
  • Nuclear reactor thermal hydraulics.
  • Nuclear safety
  • Energy studies

#4. Suhas V Patankar

The next Engineer in the post Famous mechanical engineers in India is.: Suhas V. Patankar

Suhas V. Patankar (born February 22, 1941) is an Indian mechanical engineer. He is a pioneer in the field of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and Finite volume method. He is currently a Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota. He is also president of Innovative Research, Inc. Patankar was born in Pune, Maharashtra, India. Patankar received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pune in 1962 and his Masters of Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in 1964. In 1967 he received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the Imperial College, University of London.

Famous mechanical engineers in India.
#Suhas V Patankar

Research interests lie in the development of numerical prediction techniques for practical problems involving heat transfer and fluid flow. Work is concerned with creating and demonstrating widely applicable computational methods that are convenient and efficient. Physical understanding and insight into the flow and heat transfer phenomena are emphasized.

#5. Sanjay Sharma

The next Engineer in the post Famous mechanical engineers in India is.: Sanjay E. Sarma

Sanjay E. Sarma is a professor of mechanical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is credited with developing many standards and technologies in the commercial RFID industry. At MIT he is Director of Digital Learning. Sarma also serves on the board of the MOOC provider edX as a representative of MIT.

Famous mechanical engineers in India.
Sanjay Sharma

Sanjay Sarma is the Fred Fort Flowers (1941) and Daniel Fort Flowers (1941) Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. He is the Vice President for Open Learning at MIT. He co-founded the Auto-ID Center at MIT and developed many of the key technologies behind the EPC suite of RFID standards now used worldwide.

He was also the founder and CTO of OATSystems, which was acquired by Checkpoint Systems (NYSE: CKP) in 2008. He serves on the boards of GS1US and Hochschild Mining and several startup companies including Top Flight Technologies.

Dr. Sarma received his Bachelors from the Indian Institute of Technology, his Masters from Carnegie Mellon University and his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. Sarma also worked at Schlumberger Oilfield Services in Aberdeen, UK, and at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories in Berkeley, California.  

He has authored over 100 academic papers in computational geometry, sensing, RFID, automation, and CAD, and is the recipient of numerous awards for teaching and research including the MacVicar Fellowship, the Business Week eBiz Award and InformationWeek’s Innovators and Influencers Award. He advises several national governments and global companies.

#6. Romesh Batra

The next Engineer in the post Famous mechanical engineers in India is.: Romesh C. Batra

Romesh C. Batra is a professor in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics at Virginia Tech. He has made contributions to Continuum Mechanics and Nonlinear Elasticity and has published over 300 journal articles widely read and reputed referred journals. He was born in India and completed his bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Punjab in 1968 where he won the “Gold Medal” for being first in three states.

Famous mechanical engineers in India.
#Romesh Batra
Romesh C. Batra

#7. Aravind Krishna Joshi

The next Engineer in the post Famous mechanical engineers in India is.: Aravind Krishna Joshi

After reading a bit about himself you will understand he is one of the best engineers India has ever had. He was the Henry Salvatori Professor of Computer and Cognitive Science in the computer science department of the University of Pennsylvania. He was the one to define the tree-adjoining grammar formalism which is now commonly used in computational linguistics.

Joshi studied at Pune University and the Indian Institute of Science. He got his BE in electrical engineering. Later, he moved to the US and got his Ph.D. in 1960 at the University of Pennsylvania. He became a professor and the co-founder as well as co-director of the Institute for Research on Cognitive Science at Penn. He received many awards:

Famous mechanical engineers in India.
#Aravind Krishna Joshi
Aravind Krishna Joshi
  • First to be awarded the Association for Computational Linguistics lifetime achievement award
  • Awarded the Rumelhart Prize
  • Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science
  • Doctor honoris causa of mathematical and physical science

Here ends the list of “Famous mechanical engineers in India.”

I’m sure there are many more and I would love to add them to this list. if you know them please comment.

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