About Us

ISSS is a Professional Society that helps to keep pace with the advances being made and give impetus to the emerging Smart technology in India. It organizes an international conference every three years on Smart Materials, Structures and MEMS, which has helped to bridge the gaps between the advanced level of technology abroad and the R&d effort in India. In addition, it organizes and supports various national conferences and awareness workshops in this area. It also provides a common forum for the scientists and researchers working in various inter-related fields. Basic aim of this Society is to foster dedicated research among Indian scientists in this vital, state-of-the-art/cutting edge technology.

The hub of activities of this Professional Society is located in IISc, Bangalore- the Silicon Valley of India. The city has various Aerospace, Electronics, Information Technology and other hi-tech establishments. This Society formed by a core group of scientists and experts will have access to infrastructure and scientific support of all DRDO, CSIR, DAE, DOS Laboratories and Academic Institutions in various cities of the country.


Bylaws of the Society

The society is governed by bye laws as registered with appropriate authorities.  A copy of these are available to download.  These have been amended to include formation of Chapters at various locations.  [Society Byelaws]

Governing Council
President Prof. S. Gopalakrishnan, Aerospace Engg, IISc, Bangalore
Vice President Prof. K.J. Vinoy, ECE, IISc, Bangalore
Member Secretary Prof. G.K. Ananthasuresh, Mechanical Engg, IISc, Bangalore
Treasurer Dr. B. Vidyashankar, General Electric, Bangalore
Members Dr. V. Natarajan, NPOL, Kochi
Dr. M.S. Giridhar, LEOS, Bengaluru
Prof. Navakanta Bhat, CeNSE, IISc, Bangalore
Dr. P.V. Subramanium, SITAR, Bangalore
Prof Anurekha Sharma, Kurukshetra Univ
Dr. Anjana Jain, NAL, Bangalore
Sri. V. Sudhakar, ADA, Bangalore
Immediate Past President Prof. S.B. Krupanidhi, MRC, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Immediate Past Secretary
Founder President Dr. V.K. Aatre Director General (Rtd.) Defense R&D, Visiting Professor, ECE Dept., IISC Bangalore
Chairman of Pune Chapter Shri. Guruprasad, Director, R&DE (Engrs) Pune
Chairman of Coimbatore Chapter Prof. Kandaswamy, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore
Chairman of Andhra Pradesh Chapter Prof. Rama Kotireddy, Andhra University College of Engineering, Vishakapatnam
Past Presidents Prof. B. Dattaguru, Jain Univ., Bangalore
Prof. Vikram Kumar, IIT Delhi, New Delhi
Prof. S. Mohan, CeNSE, IISc, Bangalore
Dr. A.R. Upadhya, ADA, Bangalore
Dr. P.D. Mangalgiri, Formerly ADA, Bangalore
Prof. K Natarajan, MSRIT, Bangalore
Chairs of Sub-committees (Invitees)
Education Prof Veda S., NMIT, Bangalore
Industry Liaison Prof. S. Mohan, CeNSE, IISc, Bangalore
International Relations Dr. A.R. Upadhya, NPMASS, ADA, Bangalore
Newsletter (Sukshma) Dr. B.R. Vidyashankar, General Electric, Bangalore
Standards Dr. P.D. Mangalgiri
Editor-in-Chief: Journal Prof. B. Dattaguru, Jain Univ., Bangalore

Chapters of ISSS

Coimbatore Chapter: A Chapter with Tamilnadu and Kerala as its jurisdiction has been formed in 2012.  This Chapter is operating from PSG College of Technology.

Pune Chapter: This Chapter has jurisdiction over Maharashtra, Goa, and Gujrat.  This Chapter is operating since 2013 from R&DE (Engrs.) in Pune.

Vishakhapatnam Chapter: This Chapter has jurisdiction over Andhra Pradesh.  This Chapter is operating since 2015 from Andhra University College of Engineering, Vishakhapatnam.
[Chapter Byelaws]