Misra, Deputy Director of the microwave remote sensing area in SAC, succeeds A S Kiran Kumar, who was appointed as the Chairman of ISRO last month. He is also heading the office of Innovations Management at ISRO Headquarters, Bangalore.
An electronics and telecommunication engineering graduate from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, Misra started his career at SAC as a digital hardware engineer responsible for the development of ‘Quick Look Display System of X-Band Side Looking Airborne Radar’ in 1984.
He was awarded the ISRO Merit Award in 2008 for his contribution to development SAR technology. He was elected as fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering in 2007. He was also elected as corresponding member of International Academy of Astronautics in 2008.