MEET DR. K. RADHAKRISHNAN
Indian scientist. He is chairman of the Indian Institutes of Engineering Science and Technology, having taken the position in December 2014,and is chairman for the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology.Radhakrishnan previously served as chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) between 2009 and 2014. He is a life fellow of the Indian Geophysical Union and is also an accomplished vocalist (Carnatic music) and Kathakali artist.
He started his career in the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) as an Avionics Engineer at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Trivandrum, in 1971.
He has held several key positions in ISRO and was one of the key people behind India's Chandrayaan-1 moon mission. He has held the following positions:
Awards and honors
2014: Radhakrishnan received the Padma Bhushan Award for his contribution to Science and Engineering, especially in the field of Space Science and Technology
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