Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd., founded in 1980, is an Indian state-owned aerospace & defence company & is headquartered in Bangalore. Governed by the Indian Ministry of Defence, the company primarily works in the operations of the aerospace and also in designing, fabricating & assembly of aircrafts, jet engines, helicopters & their spare parts. Spread across India, its facilities are in Bangalore, Lucknow, Kanpur, Nashik, Hyderabad, Koraput, Korwa and Kasaragod.
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd., Lucknow, instituted HAL Chair for a period of three years to a faculty working in advanced research and multi-disciplinary problems in aircraft systems technology and its application.
Prof. Bishakh Bhattacharya, Department of Mechanical Engineering, specializes in the area of Vibration and Control, SHM, Sensors & Actuators, and his research interests are in the fields of Active & Passive Vibration Control, Active Shape Control and Adaptive Structures, Intelligent Gripper Design, Smart Structures, Structural Health Monitoring, Child-Robot Interaction Design, Neural Oscillation and Multi-scale Brain-modelling. He earned his doctorate from IISc Bangalore (1998).