An academician and seasoned educationalist passed away on 18 July 2017. Dr. H.V. Lakshminarayana was serving as Professor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, Bengaluru during his last tenure of the professional association. He has rendered his service at University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (1968-1973), MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology (1992-1998), MS Ramaiah School of Advanced Studies (1998-2006). He was a scientist at NAL (1973-1990), and a researcher at Wright Patterson Airforce Base, Dayton, Ohio, USA (1980-1982), University of Montreal, Canada (1990-1992). He has authored number of technical papers, chapters in books and two text books. He has received best teacher award from the Bangalore University and outstanding research performance award from the National Aerospace Laboratories. He was also looked up as an outstanding mentor by his fellow colleagues and other aspiring graduates for the guidance provided and enormous shared with. He has taken stupendous initiatives for setting up a skill developmental training institute aimed at enhancing the competency of the students in the Dayananda Sagar college. He was one of the noted senior members of NAFEMS Working Group in India. At NAFEMS, senior though, he demonstrated to be a very active member of the core working group through his contributions in helping to promote the best practices including his specialization in the FEM field. He had also shared many of his valuable insights on revising the pedagogy related to computational applications in design engineering.
Dr S. Kishore Kumar