Eminent scientist Hanumanthu Purushotham took charge as Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of National Research Development Corporation (NRDC). He took over the charge in the fourth week of January 2015.
Earlier, he was Scientist-G and Head of Knowledge Management Centre at International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI), Department of Science and Technology at Hyderabad.
With about 30 years of diverse experience across the innovation value chain in different industry verticals, he had served as scientist in various capacities in various CSIR laboratories of the country.
The NRDC was established in India in 1953 to help develop and promote technologies developed at various National Research & Development institutions.
NRDC is recognised, particularly in the developing countries, as the source of reliable appropriate technology, machines and services, which are typically suitable for these countries.