Women Section
Engineering Sciences

Padma Madhuranath

Date of Birth: July 26.,1948.

Education: B Sc (Physics and Maths-Major) Bangalore University 1966, ,BE (Elec.Communication.Engg) IISc 1969 ,MS (Elec.Engg) University of Aston, UK 1973. Presently working as Scientist F, Flight Mechanics and Control Division in National Aerospace Laboratories.( Scientist F from 1.4.1996 ).

Fields of Specialization/ Research Interests: Flight dynamic modelling and analysis, Flight simulation, visual simulation, Aero-acoustics and Air traffic management.

Professional Experience: Design/Development Engineer-Electronics and radar Development Establishment (1969-70).Design/Development Engineer-Electronics Group, Dept. of Physics, Uni. of Birmingham(1970-71) Student at Aston (1971-72 )Design/ Development Engineer-FCS Controls Ltd., Haddington (Ex-Ferranti group) (1973 ) Design/Development Engineer-University of Edinburgh/Dept. of Medical Physics(1974)
Pool Scientist at Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd( 1976-77 ) Guest Scientist, Germany Development and Integration of Turbulence model for German ATTAS Ground based Simulator at DLR (1985-86) Scientist at NAL (1977 to date).Professional Society Affiliation: Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, UK. Research publications: 30 Technical papers and reports published.

Awards/Scholarships: Outstanding Woman Professional for 1998-99 by the FLO Award jury ,NAL Award for Outstanding performance for Design, Development and Validation of a Real Time Flight Simulator June1994 ,NAL Award for Outstanding performance for Development of ALLS software for development of control law, June 1991 , NAL Award for Outstanding performance for simulation and handling quality assessment of ASWAC, June 1990 NAL Award for Outstanding performance for design contributions to acoustic test facility, 1987 ,Science Research Council Scholarships for Graduate Studies at Aston 1971-72 ,National Merit Scholarship for undergraduate studies 1966-69.

Source: National Aerospace Laboratories