Prof P V Madhusudhan Rao

P.V. Madhusudhan Rao is professor in departments of mechanical engineering and design at IIT Delhi. He also serves as head of the department of design. He is a co-founder of Assistech lab in Khosla school of information technology, which works towards development of assistive technologies for empowerment of visually challenged. As a coordinator of IIT Delhi Design Innovation Center (DIC), he is also responsible for initiating and driving multiple programs in design, innovation & entrepreneurship.

He has several patents and design registrations to his credit many of which have been commercialized. He and his team’s translational research efforts have led to successful products and solutions which are presently in the national and international market and have made an impact. Some of these products are among those selected for display at Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian design museum, National museum of Scotland and Bill & Melinda Gates foundation Discovery Center. He serves in multiple roles as chairman, part-time director and scientific advisor to more than a dozen start-ups.