Mr K Monickavasagom Pillai is currently working as a Sr. Principal scientist at Propulsion Division. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Madurai Kamaraj University and Masters in Energy Technology from Pondicherry University. He joined as a Junior Scientist at Propulsion Division, National Aerospace Laboratories in 1998. He is primarily associated with the Research & Development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) propulsion systems in general and development of indigenous Wankel Rotary Combustion Engines in particular. His other interests are thermodynamic cycle analysis of gas turbine engines, I.C engines and power generation. He and his team has developed a 55 hp indigenous Wankel Rotary Combustion Engine for a tactical UAV of DRDO, which has been successfully flight tested.
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