Dr. D. Devendranath, a vastly experienced industry professional with a huge exposure to various emerging and cutting-edge technologies. As the Director, Academics, he is expected to ensure the academic discipline of the institution. He is also responsible for providing overall leadership, direction, coordination and assessment of the academic activities of both the faculty members and the students of different departments leading to meaningful and quality paper publications, paper presentations and technical projects laced with R&D.
He obtained his Bachelors in Engineering in 1978 from Osmania University, Masters from IISc., Bangalore. Did his Ph.D from Osmania University in the 2003. He got associated with the Industry for a significant period of time and worked on a research project in Queensland University, Australia. He joined Central Power Research Corporation (CPRI), Bangalore in 1986 and rose to the position of Additional Director and Unit Head at its Hyderabad center. He received advanced training in RIV and Corona related aspects of UHV Transmission Systems in CESI, Milan, Italy. He worked for several projects and presented & published around 65 papers in National & International Conferences & Journals including IEEE and IEE peer reviewed journals.
His notable accomplishments, apart from development and commissioning an Ultra High Voltage (UHV) Pollution Laboratory at CPRI, Hyderabad, include presentations at International Symposium on High Voltage Engineering (ISH), held in London and CIGRE (Colloquium) held in Switzerland. He also visited Lightning Research Laboratory, Shanghai, China, for witnessing quality assurance evaluation on Lightning Rods of different materials and M/s. High Volt Laboratories, Germany, for witnessing Factory Acceptance Tests on 1200 kV, 200 mA DC generator; he is responsible for coordinating commissioning it as well. His areas of interest are Radio Noise, Lightning Phenomena, Pollution Flashover of different types of insulators in Power Systems etc. He is also a Fellow, Institution of Engineers (India) and Member, IEEE (USA).