Prof. R. Krishna Kumar, Institute Professor-IIT Madras, appointed as Technology Advisor to CMD & MD, JK Tyre

Prof. R. Krishna Kumar, Institute Professor, IIT Madras, has been appointed as Technology Advisor to Chairman & Managing Director, Dr Raghupati Singhania, and Anshuman Singhania, Managing Director, by JK Tyre & Industries Limited. Prof. Krishna Kumar, an expert in Vehicle Dynamics and Tyre Technology, is not new to the JK Tyre family. He was instrumental in establishing and driving the “Raghupati Singhania Centre for Vehicle Dynamics and Tyre Mechanics” at IIT Madras for the past 18 years. His contribution to the company has been invaluable over the years as he worked on future-ready technologies. This deep and extensive research collaboration with IIT Madras is one of India’s longest Academia-Industry collaborations, according to the company.

Vehicle dynamics and tyre technology are rapidly changing, thanks to electric vehicles and safety and environmental concerns. The challenge is to come out with pre-emptive solutions. This calls for a nuanced, focussed and structured approach in all areas of technology development. This endeavour will get a further boost with this strategic appointment of Prof. Krishna Kumar.

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