Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd., founded in 1980, is an Indian state-owned aerospace & defence company and 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 and assembly of aircrafts, jet engines, helicopters and 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 in 1998.