Air Commodore Devender Sharma
Professor & HoD-Aeronautical Engg.
Qualification: BE (Mech) Honours, ME(Aero) Distinction, MSc (Def & Strategic Studies), MBA (HR), Test Pilot Course
Area of Interest: Flight Testing & Evaluation, Aerodynamics, Aircraft Design, Propulsion
Research Areas: Twelve research papers including Design and development of Virtual Flight Test Bed, Evolution of Flapping Wing Aerial Vehicles, Flight Testing of LGB etc. Life Extension of Russian Engines, Integration of Laser Guided Bombs & Missiles on advance fighters, Dynamic Stability Testing of Rotodome aircraft
Experience: Worked at senior management positions (Principal Director, Chief Engineer and Commanding Officer level) in Indian Air Force, HAL & DRDO Project Director (Flight Testing) Indigenous AWACS. Qualified Flight Test Engineer with test flying Experience on 12 different types of flighters, Transport Aircraft & Helicopters.