Venuglopalan has more than 40 years of experience, mainly in the fields of Aircraft/Helicopter testing, Mechanical Engineering Design, Stress analysis and cost Engineering.

Venugopalan started his career as a Design Trainee at Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. He worked in various capacities for different projects at Aircraft Ground Test Group. He has vast experience in the design and development of test stands, static and fatigue test of aircraft structures and components.

He was promoted as Head of the Department, Ground Test Centre to look after the development testing of the Advanced Light Helicopter ‘Dhruv’ and other projects such as Sea King.

Currently he has been working at QuEST Global as Chief Engineer in Aeronautical and related domains. He was associated with the activities of Airbus and Rolls Royce Off-shore Design Centres and presently, works with the Technology Excellence Group and is involved in the field of Cost Engineering Services at QuEST and support to aerospace domains.

Venugopalan finished his graduation in Mechanical Engineering from NIT, Calicut and post graduation in Aeronautics from the Indian Institute of Science.