Dr. P. K. Dash is the Professor and Head of the Department of Aeronautical Engineering, NMIT, Bangalore, India. In addition to his administrative experience, he has held positions such as Dean, Principal, Director of Research, and Head of Department for over 30 years. He has several academic and research achievements to his credit. He has carried out number of funded research projects, guided more than 100 students both from UG, PG, and Ph. D. studies. In addition to winning best researcher awards, he has also been a recipient of numerous research paper awards. Additionally, he served as a panelist at international and national conferences. He is associated with number of National and International societies like AIAA, ERPS, ASME etc. and served for national and international committees. As he relates to aerospace engineering, he is keen on innovating engineering disciplines in all dimensions with a view to developing a good pool of aerospace professionals for the future.