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Madabusi Vijayaraghavan Kannan



Date of birth 17th March 1950


B.SC Mathematics (Madras University); Engineering in Aero from Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai
Area of Specialization Multi Project Management, Specialization in Spacecraft structures load testing and Experimental stress analysis

(contribution in ISRO's Spacecraft programme (54 satellites) in various roles/capacities)

Various Positions Held

(From Nov 1973 )

Engineer, Structural Analysis

Project Coordinator ,Design & Analysis, ANURADHA 3SAN21

Test team leader/expert, Static load testing of all S/C structures

Head, Experimental Stress Analysis and NDE

Project Engineer (Structures) -Scientific satellite

Programme Manager (Structures & Mechanism) for 2 scientific satellites

Deputy Project Director - Two communication satellites & two scientific satellites ,Chandrayaan -1(Project Executive Board)

Member-Secretary, Project Management Boards of Communication satellites

Head, Projects Division, PPEG

Deputy Project Director, Astronaut Training Centre (ATC),Technical Services-Human Space Programme

Awards 1975 Distinguished Award for Aryabhatta

Recipient of ISRO Team Excellence Award 2008 - Project Management

Patents 2 Nos.

Improved Universal Testing Machine, Patent No.184705 (1995), R. Samuel, K. Haridas, M.V.Kannan, P.S. Nair and A.V. Patki

A Multichannel Automated Static Load Testing Machine, Application No.1356/MAS/95, R.Samuel, K.Haridas, V.Kesavan, T.S.Sriranga, M.V.Kannan, P.S.Nair and A.V.Patki

Memberships (National) Life member ISAMPE & MITAA-BC
Special Roles


Technical Reviews / Advisory / Management Committees / Contracts / Event Managements (Seminars, Conference & cultural etc)
Science Educator ORACLE Education Foundation - (2008-09)

Future Space Science Program

Publications/Papers Publications - 12

Technical /Project Management/Documents: Over 300

Special Training in Management

Managerial & Personal effectiveness - Training by Unique Consultants Private Limited during 2003

General Management Programme (exclusive for ISRO) - Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore during 2004

First NIAS DST Course for Senior scientists/administrator - Indian Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) during 2004

Other skill Set

Multimedia presentations, Web design and hosting, Knowledge on graphics/multimedia/web design tools like Ulead PhotoImpact, GIF Animator, ADOBE, CORAL DRAW,FLASH, SOUND FORGE ,NETSCAPE composer, Front Page ,COFFEECUP express etc, ORACLE Data base and SQL, Movie maker ,Wave file recording and editing ,

EVENT Managements (Conference/cultural/functions) etc




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