Ethiraj Venkatapathy

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)Senior Technologist for the Entry System Technologies

Dr. Ethiraj Venkatapathy is currently NASA’s Senior Technologist for the Entry System Technologies. Prior to joining NASA in 2002, was President and Director of Research for ELORET. He obtained his doctorate in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State University developing computational fluid-dynamics solvers and predicted 3-dimentional hypersonic flow around Space Shuttle Orbiter before first flight. He is a co-inventor and the Principal Technologist for the ADEPT, a deployable entry system and 3-D MAT, a multi-functional TPS material on Orion Capsule. He received from NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal twice and Exceptional Technology Achievement Medal as well. Associate Fellow of NASA and AIAA.


International Astronautical Congress 2019

21-25 October 2019

Washington, United States