Dr Libish Balachandran (PhD. M.E, B.Tech) is currently working as Country Manager for Analytical Graphics Inc. in Bangalore. He is currently in the business of state of the art Global Aerospace and Defence technology transfer to Indian market. He technically supports and manages several projects from various Aerospace and Defence establishments across India.
Libish is also heading the Centre for Aerospace and Defence Systems Integration in Bangalore with around twenty postgraduate Aerospace engineers. He has also been part of several projects on Combat Management from Indian Defence and also he supported several Space Mission Design and Operations projects from ISRO. He has conducted several training session for scientists and students from ISRO, DRDO and several leading Indian Institutes.
Education and Achievements:
- He holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Aided Design and was honoured with Gold Medal by Madras University for his outstanding performance.
- He completed his PhD in Aerospace Engineering from Cranfield University, UK, which was funded by a European Aeronautical Consortium led by Airbus and 60 aeronautical companies.
- Thereafter, Dr Balachandran joined Cranfield University as a Research Fellow and participated in two European Aeronautical consortiums (VIVACE and CRESCENDO).
- He was granted excellent paper award at the International Conference on Multidisciplinary Design Optimization and Applications at Besancon France. He has also been keynote speaker at CISCON conference at Manipal Institute of Technology. He has also taken few flying lessons as part of his own passion in Aerospace.
Libish has hands on working experience with Airbus Future Projects Office in France and has participant in 3 multi-million dollar European Aeronautical consortiums. His strong mathematical problem solving and algorithm development skills have driven him to publish technical papers in 7 international conferences, three international journals and one book by AIAA.