Dr. V.V.S Prasad is a Professor and Head of the department, Department of Marine Engineering, Andhra University College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam is an alumnus of IIT, KHARAGPUR. He is the principal investigator of many projects sponsored by AICTE, UGC, DST, MHRD and has more than 100 research papers to his credit. He has authored 6 books and has 12 patents. He is a recipient of many awards notably Col. B.N. Bajpai Gold medal National Award for his outstanding research work in Engineering and Technology, Prathibha Puraskar award. He is a Visiting Professor at the Indian Maritime University, Visakhapatnam. His specific interest areas include Nano Composite and characterization of materials, nano material coatings and nano fluids in Marine applications.