Dr. U. Chandrasekhar has 35+ years of experience in engineering analysis and structural integrity evaluation of Aeronautical Systems. He has studied at National Institute of Technology, Suratkal and Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He has received Gold Medal from Dr. APJ. Abdul Kalam for academic excellence. He has worked as Additional Director- Defense Research Development Organization and as Director General- Institution of Engineers (India).
He has played pivotal role in developing Ministry of Human Resource Development- National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning program along with IIT Madras on Future Manufacturing Technologies. He is also member of National Board of Accreditation- Academic Sub Committee and serves as Adjunct professor in IISc at Center for Product Design and Manufacturing.