NIT Rourkela Alumnus To Head New DRDO Lab

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Bhubaneswar: Parvathaneni Shiva Prasad, an alumnus of NIT Rourkela, has been chosen to head one of newly launched Young Scientists Laboratories (DYSLs).

The Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) has set up the labs to start focused research on advanced technologies. Prime Minister Narenda Modi had dedicated these labs to the nation last week.

Prasad, who hails from Khammam in Telangana, has been selected as the Director of the Asymmetric Technologies Lab based near IIT-Kharagpur. The lab will be specialising in nano-technologies, unmanned aerial vehicles, drones, cyborgs and so on, The Hindu reported.

At present, 34-year-old Prasad is pursuing his PhD with the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.

As per the norms, Prasad will be a wholly independent director of the lab akin to the existing heads of other DRDO labs.

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