Dr.Radhakrishna M
Chief Scientist
CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology                             
(Council of Scientific and Industrial Research)
Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India
Tarnaka, Hyderabad-500007, Telangana, INDIA

Landline 27193115
Mobile 94906 94355
Email ID mradhakrishna@iict.res.in
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Presently Head of Mechanical Design Engineering Division.I am actively engaged in Mechanical design of process equipment; Design & Analysis of Piping systems; Detailed & Project Engineering of Chemical Plants. Design Audit of components conforming to ASME Division 2 requirements. Process Safety Management –HAZOP/Risk Analysis/Audit/DMP


PhD Mechanical Engineering Osmania University, 2004;

M. Tech. in Plant Engineering & Management, JNTU, 1992;

B.E. Mechanical Engineering, Osmania University, 1983


1984 -1987 Trainee Engineer CSIR-IICT

1987-1991 Scientist B

1991-1996 Scientist C

1996-2001 Scientist EI

2001 -2006 Scientist EII

2006-2011 Scientist F

2011- to date Scientist G

Research Interests

Present Research

Research interest includes dynamics of non-metallic expansion bellows and pipes. An experimental facility was erected to validate the theoretical models.

Past Research

Research interest included dynamics of metallic expansion bellows/pipes

Projects Involved

Developed FORTRAN programs that compute vibrations of metallic bellows for different boundary conditions considering pressure effects. Developed a spread sheet program that designs bellows as per ASME and EJMA requirements

Research Group Members



  1. Seismic Response of Single Bellows Restrained Against Rotation”, Proceedings of Eleventh International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, Japan, ASME Paper # 36400, April 14-18, 2003.
  2. “Combined Conical Compression Springs subjected to torsion and axial load at 450C”, Journal of Springs USA, October 1994 (Repeat publication in Journal of Chemical Engineering World, June 1997)
  3. “Transverse Vibrations of Single Bellows Expansion Joint Restrained Against Rotation”, Tenth International Conference in Nuclear Engineering, USA, ASME Paper # 22090 14-17 April, Arlington, Virginia, USA “Transverse Vibrations of Double Bellows Expansion Joint Restrained Against Rotation”, Tenth International Conference in Nuclear Engineering, USA, ASME Paper # 22092- 14-17 April, Arlington, Virginia, USA
  4. “Factors affecting Expansion Bellow Design for Equipments”, Proceedings of First Technical Conference in Pressure Vessels and Piping, Oct 22-24 1997,Hyderabad, India
  5. “Computer Aided Design & Analysis of Expansion Joints as per EJMA”, Journal of Chemical Engineering World, Vol. XXXII No. 6, June 1997


  1. Director’s Special Prize for the year 2000 for carrying out Detailed Engineering Designs of Undecenoic acid commercial plant
  2. Best Performance Award: Process Safety Management for the year 2002
  3. IICT Special Appreciation Award : Technical Document for Detoxification, Decommissioning and Dismantling of UCIL Bhopal Plant, 2010


  1. Worked as Project leader for Detailed Designs of Cyanuric Chloride Pilot and Commercial Plants for Cyanides and Chemicals Company, Gujarat (CCC). CCC appointed H&G (now M/s Jacobs) as their Engineering, Procurement and Construction Consultant. I am proud to submit that the work carried out was very well appreciated by the client and consultant.
  2. Work carried out for Estimation of Failure Frequencies of Equipment and Pipelines for all the ONGC offshore platforms and onshore plants, received good comments and appreciated by the ONGC-IEOT, Mumbai
  3. Vulnerability and Risk assessment of transportation of hazardous substances in state of Andhra Pradesh, for Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, New Delhi
  4. Natural Color extraction plant of capacity to process 1.0T per day of raw material for production of natural colors for M/s KCP Biotech (P) Limited, Chennai.
  5. Engineering of RWOOD pilot plant for M/s Regional Research Laboratory, Bhopal RWOOD is a product that is produced from red mud, a waste material piled up in and around the Aluminum plant. The red mud is processed to produce sheets / panels, a substitute for wood. Responsible in carrying out the engineering design of the plant; preparation of customized equipment specifications in consultation with vendors; inspection at fabrication shop; in-charge of test runs

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