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02-065
For Release: September 4, 2002

Barbara L. Kakiris, InDyne, Inc.
Media Relations Office
216/433-2901

Lori J. Rachul
Media Relations Office
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Lori.J.Rachul@nasa.gov


Turbomachinery Chief Named to Senior Executive Service

Dr. Dhanireddy R. Reddy, chief, Turbomachinery and Propulsion Systems Division at NASA's Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service, the highest echelon of federal employment.

"Dr. Reddy's outstanding technical expertise makes him a valued leader in Glenn's turbomachinery and propulsion endeavors," said Glenn Center Director Donald J. Campbell. "I am confident that he will help the Center maintain and enhance its strong reputation in these areas."

Reddy is responsible for providing enabling capabilities to the aerospace community by leading research and developing technology in areas including turbomachinery, combustion, propellants, icing, inlets, nozzles, propulsion system simulation, engine systems and computational methods. He leads research and development partnerships with internal and external organizations to plan new initiatives and insure technical capabilities in strategic areas consistent with the Center's roles and mission. Reddy also maintains Glenn technology leadership by interfacing with customers and stakeholders to transfer technology.

Previously, Reddy served as chief of Glenn's 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 of Science in Bangalore, India. He earned a doctorate, also in aerospace engineering, from the University of Cincinnati. He has written over 30 technical papers on aerospace propulsion. He is the recipient of several NASA Honor awards and he is also an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Reddy and his family live in Strongsville, Ohio.

A print quality portrait of Reddy is available at the following website: http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/PAO/pressrel/2002/02-065addm.html

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