Dr.Babu Padmanabhan phd
Dr. Babu Padmanabhan is an Entrepreneur and Researcher with the mission to make breakthroughs in the field of Polymer Science.

He founded STEER in 1993 which specializes in Twin-Screw Extruders (TSE) and TSE components. In a short span of just over a decade, STEER and BABU are synonymous in the area of Twin-Screw Elements & Extrusion Technology.

He has done PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA.

He has presented several papers relevant to the polymer industry in the area of processing section components.

He is also active in social service and feels the need to contribute to Human Development.

Key Achievements
  • Manufacture of segmented, fully wiping, co-rotating twin-screw extruder elements such as screws and kneading blocks used in Engineering Plastics Compounding.
  • Manufacturer of Heart Valve Frames for TTK Pharma Ltd, developed by Sri Chitra Thirunal Institute, TVM
  • Manufactured Gas turbine wheel gauges in collaboration with NTTFIL, Bangalore for BHEL, Hyderabad. Samples tested and accepted???
  • Consultant to NTTF, Bangalore for the design and manufacture (CNC Part program development) of various tools including a deep drawing tool for colour TV Monitor Mask manufacture for SAMTEL
  • Worked on a new type of device to perform vibration control in "Space Station Freedom" and its potential use as a manipulator or a positioning device for NASA, Langley.