Dr. D. Venkata Rao, Professor did his B. Tech. Mechanical Engineering from Bapatla Engineering College, Bapatla, and M. Tech. from National Institute of Technology, Warangal (formerly Regional Engineering College, Warangal). He received his Ph. D., from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, for his Research work on “Composite Materials” . He has a successful record of teaching experience more than 21 years and worked in various prestigious Engineering Colleges in Andhra Pradesh. He has published many research papers in National and International Journals.

He is a life member of IE (India), MISTE (India),

His research interest include Nano Composites. He organized several workshops. He has extensive experience in the field of Mechanical Engineering He supervised and mentored undergraduate and post graduate students. He is adept in communication and problem solving.

He is the  Professor & Head – Department of Mechanical Engineering  in  NIT, Narasaraopet.