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02-019
For Release: March 22, 2002

Pamelia Caswell
Media Relations Office
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Reddy Becomes Chief of Aircraft Engine Research at NASA Glenn

Dhanireddy R. Reddy has been named chief of the Turbomachinery and Propulsion Systems Division at NASA's Glenn Research Center, Cleveland. The appointment was announced by Donald J. Campbell, director of Glenn.

In his new role, Reddy will lead a staff of over 100 aerospace propulsion researchers at Glenn, in such areas as combustion, propellants and computational aerodynamics. Among the division's recent accomplishments: promising new propellant technologies for NASA's future Shuttle-replacement launch vehicles, maneuvering techniques that help pilots recover from ice-induced airplane stall, and computational simulations that have greatly reduced the development time for new aircraft engines.

"Dr. Reddy is a welcome addition to Glenn's senior staff. He brings his strong background in propulsion science and technology to the position as well as a track record for excellence in technical management." Campbell said.

Reddy succeeds Ned Hannum, who retired. Previously, Reddy was head of the On-Board Propulsion Branch, which devises and develops chemical and electric propulsion technologies for use aboard spacecraft. Before coming to NASA Glenn in 1991, he worked for Sverdrup Technology and Allison Engine Company.

Reddy was born in Yerragudi, Andhra Pradesh, India. He received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Sri Venkateswara (S.V.) University in India and a master's degree in aerospace engineering from the Indian Institute or Science in Bangalore, India. He earned a doctorate, also in aerospace engineering, from the University of Cincinnati (Ohio). He has written over 30 technical papers on aerospace propulsion. Reddy and his family live in Strongsville, Ohio.

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A high-resolution portrait of Dr. Reddy is available at http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/PAO/pressrel/2002/02-019addm.html
 

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