P.V.M. Rao


Mehra Chair Professor

Head, Department of Design  

IIT Delhi  

New Delhi – 110016


Phone: +91 11 2659 6729

Email : pvmrao[at]iitd.ac.in



P. V. Madhusudhan Rao is professor in departments of design and mechanical engineering at IIT Delhi. He also serves as head of the department of design. He is a co-founder of Assistech lab in Khosla school of information technology, which works towards development of assistive technologies for empowerment of visually challenged. As a coordinator of IIT Delhi Design Innovation Center (DIC), he is also responsible for initiating and driving multiple programs in design, innovation & entrepreneurship. His current teaching and research interests are in product design & manufacturing with a special emphasis on design of medical & assistive devices.

He obtained his bachelors in mechanical engineering from college of engineering, Osmania university, masters in mechanical engineering from IIT BHU and his Ph.D from IIT Kanpur. He was a guest researcher to US government's National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST), USA multiple times between 1996-2007. He was visiting scientist to Massachusetts Institute of Technology during summer 2005 and visiting faculty to Stanford University during 2012.

He is a Fellow of ASME. He is also Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellow of INAE (Indian National Academy of Engineering). He is also recipient of IIT Delhi’s K. L. Chopra Faculty Research Award in Applied Research category in its inaugural year. He has been conferred with Vasvik Industrial Research Award and has received twice national award by Department of Science & Technology to scientists working on improving accessibility for the disabled.

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