N. K. Naik
Niranjan Krishna Naik (born 1944) is a professor emeritus of Aerospace Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India and was previously Head of the department. His research interest is in polymer matrix composites, textile composites, and aircraft production N. K. Naik is a Fellow of National Academy of Sciences, India (elected 2004) and a Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering (elected 2005).
Naik from Aggargone village, Uttar Kannada district completed his high school (1961) from the A. H. School, Bankikodla and was awarded the National Merit scholarship to complete his college education. He earned his B.E. (1967) in Mechanical Engineering from P. D. A College of Engineering, Gulbarga and M.Tech. (1975) in Aerospace Engineering from IIT Bombay. Naik earned his Ph.D. (1984) in Aerospace Engineering from IIT Bombay. Prior to this, he was a production engineer at the West Coast Paper Mills, Dandeli and then a research assistant at IIT Bombay in the department of Aerospace Engineering.
Naik is a Fellow of the Aeronautical Society of India (F-596) and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India), Aerospace Engineering Division (F/100972/5). He was awarded the Aerospace Engineering Division Gold Medal of the Institution of Engineers (India) for the year 1992-93. Naik is also Life Member of the Indian Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (L/241), Life Member of the Indian Society of Mechanical Engineers (L 150/468) and Member of the American Society for Composites (Member Number 975).
Naik was a reviewer for many Ph.D. Theses and Review Proposals for many Universities / IITs and Government Agencies in India. Naik refereed several journal publications and gave services to advisor boards of international conferences.