Dr. T. Venkatakrishnaiah, former  Additional Director and  Emeritus Scientist of  GTRE, DRDO, is BE in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Engineering, Mysore  and  Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from IIT (Madras) . He  has obtained Doctor Of Science (DSc) from Western Advanced Central University, Columbus, USA..

He worked as Research Fellow at NAL, Bangalore during 1970 – 71 and joined HAL (Engines) as Design Trainee and continued as  Aeronautical Engineer in HAL (Aero Engine Division) from 1972 – 77 before joining GTRE as Senior Scientist through  UPSC.

His areas of interest are Gas Turbine Engine Design and Analysis, Aerothermodynamics of turbo machines and CFD in internal flows. He has authored many papers in both national and international seminars.

He was awarded ‘Aero India’ prize for academic excellence at IIT (Madras) and DRDO Technology award for the design of  High Altitude Test Facility at GTRE.