Dr Manoj Kumar Buragohain is a scientist at Advanced Systems Laboratory, Hyderabad of Defense Research & Development Organization, India. He received his BSc-Engg from Regional Engineering College Rourkela; MTech and PhD from Indian Institute of Technology Madras; and PGDFA from The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India, Hyderabad.

Dr Buragohain has well over two decades of hands-on experience in design and development of composite products. His primary research interests are in the fields of geodesic and non-geodesic filament winding, tape winding, rosette lay-up and contact lay-up. Some of his major contributions have been in large size composite pressure vessels, grid-stiffened composite structures, tubular structures, ablative liners, and composite rotor blade. He has several journal and conference publications to his credit and he is a life member of Indian Society for Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering (ISAMPE) and Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI). His contributions to the field of composites have been well recognized and he was awarded Laboratory Scientist of the Year Award, National Science Day Commendation Certificate & Silicon Medal, DRDO Award for Performance Excellence as a team member, and Agni Award for Excellence in Self-reliance as team leader.
Education
BSc-Engg (Civil Engineering), REC Rourkela
MTech (Aerospace Engineering), IIT Madras
PhD (Composites / Aerospace Engineering), IIT Madras
PGDFA (Finance), ICFAI Hyderabad (India)
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Continuous molding processes - filament winding and tape winding
Lay-up processes - rosette lay-up and contact lay-up
Composite pressure vessels
Grid-stiffened composite structures
Ablative composites