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Prof. (Dr) D.N. Reddy took over as the Chairman, RAC on 20 June 2012. Presently he is also New Delhi and Regional Chairman, AICTE (SCRO), Hyderabad. Formerly, he served as Vice-Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad (Aug 2008 to Aug 2011) and Vice Chancellor i/c, Osmania University, Hyderabad (Feb 2011 to July 2011). Member, University Grants Commission (UGC), Born on 15 August 1950 in Andhra Pradesh, he completed his school education in his home state. His specialization is in Mechanical Engineering. After completing B.E. (Mechanical) with first class and distinction from Osmania University, Hyderabad (1968-74), he took his M.Tech in Thermal Engineering (Mechanical) with first class from I.I.T., Madras (1974-76). He pursued Ph.D on Turbo Machines (Mechanical) from I.I.T., Delhi (1983-86). Having a long professional and administrative experience, he could give substantial contribution to diverse areas of institutional, curriculum and laboratory development. Professional Experience Professor, Osmania University (1991-2008) Reader, Osmania University (1986-1991) Lecturer, Osmania University (1980-1986) Development Engineer, M/s Hyderabad Industries, Hyderabad (1978-1980) Senior Scientific Officer II, ARDE, DRDO, Pune (1976-1978) Chairman, EAMCET (2009, 2010 & 2011) Convener, ICET (2007 and 2008) Principal, University College of Engineering, Osmania University (1999-2003) & (2005-2008). Dean, Faculty of Engineering, and Member, Executive Council, Osmania University (20032005) Head, Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, Osmania University (2001-2003 & 2005-2007) Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, Osmania University (1996-99) Member, High Power Committee constituted by A.P. Government for establishment of New Engineering Colleges in A.P. (2000-2001) Chief Warden, Osmania University Hostels and Students Welfare (1989-92) Expert Committee Member in UPSC; AICTE; UGC; Rajiv Gandhi Technological University, Bhopal; APPSC; Jawaharlal Nehru Technology University; Andhra University; SV University; Kakatiya University

Awards/Honours Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Award for Academic Excellence in Higher Education (Aug 2011) Best Mechanical Engineer Award by Institution of Engineers (IEE), Hyderabad (Jan 2008) Eminent Engineer National Award, Institution of Engineers (India) (Sep 2007)

Best Paper award at National Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering held at Vasavi Engineering College, Hyderabad (13-14 May 2005) Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan National Award for Best Engineering College Principal for the year 2003 at 33rd ISTE National Annual Convention held at Coimbatore (December 2003) Best Paper award at 2nd International Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power held at IIT Roorkee (12-14 December 2002) Millennium Medal of Honor in 2000 by the American Biographical Institute, USA Eminent Engineer award from M/s Institution of Engineers, Tirupathi chapter (2000) Vijaya Ratna Award & Certificate of Excellence from India International Friendship Society, Delhi (1999) Chairman, Technical Committee, International Conference I-CORE (9-11 February 2006) Vice-President, Solar Energy Society of India, Hyderabad Chapter Executive Commitee Member, AP Academy of Sciences

Other Significant Achievements Responsible for the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan National Award for Best Engineering College to University College of Engineering, Osmania University for the year 2003 by ISTE, New Delhi Responsible for the University College of Engineering receiving Best performing Engineering College certification in the state as per the Grading awarded by A.P. State Council for Higher Education, Govt. of A.P. Responsible for award of ISO-9001:2000 certificate to the College of Engineering, O.U. during January 2001 by Ministry of Information Technology, Govt. of India. Responsible for setting up of Renewable Energy Technology Park at Osmania University campus for promotion of Solar, Wind and Bio-mass Energy and Clean Coal Technologies. Member, National Executive Council, Indian Society for Technical Education (1998-2000) Organised Swarna Bharathi Science & Technology Exhibition as part of 85th Indian Science Congress held in Osmania University form 3 to 7 January 1998. Resource person at International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (1998-2000) Academic Adviser (British Universities and India Consortium) M/s. Educational Consultants (India) Ltd., Ministry of HRD, Government of India (2000-2002). Selected for the post of Director, NIT, Surathkal and Nagpur for 5 years tenure

Foreign Countries Visited USA (December 1986, September 2003, September 2006, November-December 2010); China (812 July 1990, August 2010); Thailand (14-18 July 1990); Malaysia (August 1991); Ethiopia (June 1997); Kuwait (April 2002); Italy (October 2002, and in 2010); Spain (May 2006); Australia (December 2006, November 2010); South Africa (September 2007); Sweden (April 2010); UK and Ireland (May 2010) Membership in Professional Bodies Life Member Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) Life Member Indian Society for Mechanical Engineers (ISME) Life Member National Society of Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power (SFM and FP) Fellow and Life Member Institution of Engineers (INDIA) Life Member Solar Energy Society of India Fellow Indian Institute of Plant Engineers Life Member Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) Fellow A.P. Science Academy

Curriculum Development

Technical expert for revision of curriculum for World Bank assisted Polytechnics in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh Undertaken revision of entire four year degree program in Mechanical Engineering and Production Engineering disciplines in Osmania University Responsible for introduction of new postgraduate program in Turbo Machinery, Automation and Robotics, CAD/CAM and Tool Design Syllabus for new elective courses in Composite Materials, Material Science and CAD/CAM, Operations Research, Waste Heat Recovery and Cogeneration and Energy Systems were designed and implemented for UG ad PG programmes Member, Board of Studies in Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering for U.G. and P.G. Courses in various universities Member of Faculty of Engineering and Technology for all academic programs in UG, PG, and PhD Member, Board of Studies in Mechanical Engineering at JNTU, SVU and Kakatiya University and State Board of Technical Education Expert Committee Member for Grading of Engineering Colleges in A.P. constituted by A.P. State Council for Higher Education Responsible for revision of entire curriculum for UG programme under Osmania University Jurisdiction

Laboratory Development Taken up the Modernization of Thermal Engineering Laboratory and introduction of number of Experiments Cascade wind tunnel for testing of compressor and turbine blades performance of Axial Flow Compressor Determination of COP of vapour compression system cooling load calculations and performance analysis of Air conditioners Experimental investigations on Heat Pipe Performance and Emission measurements on computerized Engine Test rig Established computer lab for B.E. students with C, C++ programming facility. Established CAD/CAM laboratory with Solid Modelling and production drawings for industrial applications. Established 128 kbps Radio Link wireless Internet connectivity for students of the college Established Audio/Visual Laboratory with Video Conferencing Facility and Networking with other Educational Institutions Established Renewable Energy Park with the Facility of o Solar Thermal Collectors o Solar Photovoltaic System o Biomass gasifier Test rig facility o Wind Electric water Pumping System o Consumer Facilitation Counter to create awareness among school students/public. Research Guidance 12 PhD awarded and 8 Pursuing Special Assignments 11 Seminars/Symposia/Workshops Organised 25 Workshops and Seminars Organized at the Centre for Energy Technology 9 Sponsored Research Projects 19 Special Lectures delivered 12 Research Publications/Conference Proceedings National Conferences 46

International Conferences 32 Research Reports 7 National and International Journals 15 Monographs 5