Dr. CM Manjunatha is currently Chief Scientist and Head, Structural Integrity Division, CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore, India.
He obtained his B.E. (NITK) in 1988, M.E. (IISc.), in 1991 and Ph.D. (Cambridge Univ., UK) in 1995. He was a post-doctoral fellow at Imperial College, London, UK in 2008
He has over 20 years of experience and specialized in mechanical testing and evaluation of aerospace materials, damage tolerance evaluation, full scale static and fatigue tests, life extension of aging aircraft, polymer composites, nanocomposites etc. He has executed over 50 sponsored and research projects related to HANSA, SARAS, LCA, MiG-21BiS, MiG-29, Hawk, Dhruv, Embraer, Rustum-II, etc
He is a recipient of Gold medal for first rank in B.E. (1988), Cambridge-Nehru Scholarship (1991), ORS award from CVCP London (1991-1994) and UKIERI research fellowship (2008). He was awarded NAL outstanding award for project execution: 2013 and Best innovation award: 2017
He has over 200 publications to his credit in international journals, conferences and seminars. He is a member of several professional societies.
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