Tapan Misra is an Indian scientist who is an incumbent director of Space Applications Centre, Indian Space Research Organisation. He started his career as digital hardware engineer and involved in Microwave Remote Sensing payloads in SAC. He was involved in design for the development of C-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) of the RISAT-1. He wrote an algorithm for real-time processing of SAR data during his stint as a guest scientist in the German Aerospace Agency in 1990.
He heads the Office of Innovations Management, ISRO, Bangalore. He received Vikram Sarabhai Research Award in 2004 and ISRO Merit Award in 2008 for his contribution of development of SAR technology. He was elected as Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering in 2007. He was elected Corresponding Member of International Academy of Astronautics in 2008. He holds two granted patents, six pending patents. He has five copyrights and more than twenty five papers to his credit.
Watch his delivering his ideas at TEDxNirmaUniversity on “We also make rockets“.