Dr. D. K. Nageswara Rao, currently, Professor & HOD, Mechanical Engineering at Malla Reddy College of Engineering, Hyderabad, has a vast experience of 37 years in teaching and Industry. Prior to teaching, he had served in Industry for 5 years in the Design & Engineering Departments of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, Nasik Divn. & A.P. Heavy Machinery and Engineering Ltd, Vijayawada.

He did his B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering from College of Engineering, Kakinada, JNTU and M.E. from College of Engineering, Guindy, University of Madras. He obtained his Ph.D. from I.I.T. Bombay.

His research interests are Analysis of Composite Laminates with Stress Concentrations and Development and Characterization of Natural Fiber Composites and published research papers in International Journals, viz., Composite Structures and Composite Materials.

He has guided one Ph.D. and the other one is ready for submission. His text book: Introduction to Finite Element Method, is ready for publication with Pearson Education.