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Dr. Girish Shantaram Deodhare

Distinguished Alumnus
2016
Associate Program Director, New Programs and Systems Engineering; Technology Director, Integrated Flight Control Systems, Aeronautical Development Agency, Bangalore.
B.Tech., 1984, Electrical Engineering; M.Tech., 1986, Control and Instrumentation

Dr. Girish Deodhare is Associate Program Director, New Programs and Systems Engineering and Technology Director, Integrated Flight Control Systems, at the Aeronautical Development Agency in Bangalore. He graduated with B.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering and M.Tech. Degree in Control and Instrumentation, from IIT Bombay in 1984 and 1986 respectively.  He earned his PhD in Control Theory from the University of Waterloo in Canada, in 1990.

Immediately after completing his PhD in 1990, Dr. Deodhare, joined the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (CAIR) in Bangalore, as a Scientist. His area of research include Design of Control Systems using both Modern and Classical techniques. Subsequently he focused his attention on Flight Control and contributed to the design of the Flight Control System of India’s  LCA Tejas.

In 2007, he joined Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), Bangalore, and took over as Technology Director, Integrated Flight Control Systems in 2013. He was responsible for all aspects related to the Flight Control System of Tejas and the other programs of ADA.  Dr. Deodhare was inducted as a Group Leader in a team, formed in 1992, by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, called the National Control Law Team. This Team is responsible for indigenously developing the Control Laws for the Indian Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), which is a highly unstable and maneuverable aircraft.  Subsequently the Team has successfully designed, developed, flight tested and obtained certification for the Control Laws for LCA Tejas.  Prof. Deodhare is continuing his work with the Team and is its present Associate Project Director.

In addition to Project Activities, Dr. Deodhare has also contributed to research in Robust Control. He has over 40 publications in International peer reviewed Journals and Conferences. He is also an Instructor for the Flight Controls Capsule at the ASTE Test Pilots School, Bangalore.

Dr. Deodhare has received Marconi International Fellowship's “Young Scientist Award” in 1996; INAE Young Engineers Award in 1996; and National Aeronautical Prize by the Aeronautical Society of India in 2002.

“The seven courses I took with Prof. S.D. Agashe stand out in my memory. They laid a firm foundation for my future work. He also instilled in me a love for books which has endured till date.”----Dr. Girish Deodhare.

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