List of Faculty

 

CHEMISTRY

Prof. K. L. Sebastian, PhD (IISc Bangalore)

Research Area: Quantum Chemistry and Statistical Mechanics

 

Prof. K. V. Govindan Kutty, PhD (IIT Madras)

Research Area: Materials Chemistry

 

Dr. Debarati Chatterjee, PhD (IISc Bangalore)

Research Area: Theoretical Chemical Physics, Biophysical processes, Soft Condensed Matter, Equilibrium and Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics, Dynamics of Macromolecules, Biopolymers.

 

Dr. Dinesh Jagadeesan, PhD (JNCASR, Bangalore)

Research Area: Materials Chemistry, Heterogeneous Catalysis, Environmental Catalysis

 

Dr. Mintu Porel, PhD (University of Miami, Florida, USA)

Research Area: Design, Synthesis and Application of novel organic materials, Supramolecular and Macromolecular Chemistry, Photochemistry

 

Dr. Padmesh A, PhD (Institute of Fundamental Sciences, Massey University, New Zealand)

Research Area: Computational chemistry, Molecular Simulations, Advanced Sampling Techniques

 

Dr. Shanmugaraju Sankarasekaran, Postdoc (Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute (TBSI), Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)

Research Area:Inorganic Chemistry, Organometallic Chemistry, Supramolecular Material Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry

 

Dr Supratik Sen Mojumdar, PhD (Jadavpur University)

Research Area: Protein folding, misfolding and aggregation using single molecule fluorescence and force spectroscopy.

 

Dr. Sushabhan Sadhukhan, PhD (Case Western Reserve University)

Research Area: Chemical Biology, Bio-organic Chemistry, Drug Discovery, Metabolomics, Proteomics

 

 

CIVIL ENGINEERING

 

Dr. Athira. P, PhD (IIT Madras)

Research Area: Predictions in Ungauged Basins, Hydrological Modelling and Uncertainty Analysis, Watershed Management, Landuse/Landcover change modelling, Climate change impact analysis

 

Dr. Divya. P. V, PhD (IIT Bombay)

Research Area: Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Engineering, Geosynthetics and Ground improvement techniques, Reinforced earth walls and embankments, Engg. behaviour of soft clayey soils, Centrifuge Modelling and Image analysis

 

Dr. Anil Kumar M V, PhD (IIT Madras)

Research Area: Buckling and post-buckling behaviour of thin-walled open sections, Direct Strength Method, Hot-rolled/Cold formed Steel

 

Dr. Madhu Karthik M, PhD (Texas A&M University, USA)

Research Area: Reinforced and prestressed concrete structures, Structural evaluation of deteriorating structures, Non-destructive testing and evaluation, Bridge engineering

 

Dr. Subhasis Mitra, PhD (Auburn University, USA)

Research Area: Climate and Anthropogenic Impacts on Surface and Groundwater Hydrology

 

Dr. B. K. Bhavathrathan, PhD (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay)

Research Area: Transportation Systems


 

Dr. Sudheesh T K, PhD (The University of Florida, USA)

Research Area: Geotechnical Engineering: Deep Foundations; Soil Stabilisation; and Soil-Structure Interaction

 

Dr. Praveena Gangadharan, PhD (IIT Madras)

Research Area: Microbial Fuel Cells, Water/Wastewater treatment, Metal reduction/recovery, Electrochemical water/waste treatment

 

Dr. Sanjukta Chakraborty, Post doc (Tsinghua University, Beijing, China)

Research Area: Vibration control of structures using passive and feedback control mechanisms,

Optimal control, Base isolation, Substructure shaking table test

 

Dr. Sarmistha Singh, Post doc (Auburn University, Auburn, USA)

Research Area: Hydroclimatology, Water Policy Analysis, Non-point Source Pollution, Water Resources Management

 

Dr. Senthilkumar V, PhD (IIT Madras)

Research Area: Construction Engineering and Management

 

Prof. Tom V Mathew (IIT Madras)

 

 

Visiting faculty

 

Dr. Sunitha K Nayar, PhD (IIT Madras)

Research Area: Physical and mechanical characterization of construction materials and systems, Characterization of special concretes, Fatigue characteristics of concrete, Long-term performance of FRC, Design of FRC systems, Modeling mechanical performance parameters for construction materials and systems

 

 

COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

 

Dr. Deepak Rajendraprasad, PhD (IISc Bangalore)

Research Area: Combinatorics, Graph Theory

 

Dr. Jasine Babu, PhD (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore)

Research Area: Theoretical Computer Science - mainly Graph Theory and Algorithms

 

Dr. Sahely Bhadra, PhD (IISc Bangalore)

Research Area: Machine Learning, Optimization, Bioinformatics

 

Dr. Piyush P Kurur, PhD (IMSc Chennai)

Research Area: Programming languages, Type theory

 

Dr. Albert Sunny, PhD (IISc Bangalore)

Research Area: Wireless Networks, Social Network, Transportation Networks

 

Dr. Chandrashekar Lakshminarayanan, PhD (IISc Bangalore)

Research Area: Reinforcement Learning; Stochastic Control; Deep Learning

 

Dr. Krithika Ramaswamy, PhD (IIT Madras)

Research Area: Parameterized Algorithms, Combinatorics, Algorithmic Graph Theory and Approximation Algorithms

 

Dr. Vivek Chaturvedi, PhD (Florida International University, USA)

Research Area: Power and thermal efficient task scheduling strategies for multi/many core processors, Reliability and energy efficiency in cloud data centers, Cyber (hardware) security, Artificial Intelligence

 

Dr. Sandeep Chandran, PhD (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi)

Research Area: High Performance Computing, Post-silicon Validation, Computer Architecture

 

 

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

 

Prof. Vinod A Prasad, PhD (NTU Singapore)

Research Area: Digital Signal Processing, VLSI Signal Processing for Wireless Communications, Brain-Computer Interface Systems

 

Dr. Arun Rahul S, PhD (IISc Bangalore)

Research Area: Power Electronics, Motor Drives, Power converter topology and control, Multilevel power converters, Grid integration of solar energy, Pulse Width Modulation and switching techniques, Power Electronics and Power Systems

 

Dr. Arvind Ajoy, PhD (IIT Madras)

Research Area: Computational, theoretical and experimental aspects of nanoelectronics.

 

Dr. Lakshmi Narasimhan T, PhD (IISc Bangalore)

Research Area: Wireless communication, Signal processing, Information and coding theory

 

Dr. Revathy P, PhD (IISc Bangalore)

Research Area: Micro/Nanoelectronics

 

Dr. Swaroop Sahoo, PhD (Colorado State University, USA)

Research Area: Microwave Engineering

 

Dr. Mahesh R Panicker, PhD (NTU, Singapore)

Research Area: Digital Signal Processing, Embedded Systems, Ultrasound Imaging

 

Dr. Sukomal Dey, PhD (IIT Delhi)

Research Area: Microwave and Millimeter wave Devices and Components, Radio Frequency Microelectromechanical System

 

Dr. Jobin Francis, PhD (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore)

Research Area: area of wireless communication. My research focuses on the design, analysis, and optimization of 5G cellular networks

 

Adjunct faculty

 

Dr. Venkata Vanukuru, Electrical Engineering, PhD (IIT Madras)

Research Area: Solid State Devices

 

 

 

HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

 

Dr. Shalina Susan Mathew, PhD (University of Hyderabad)

Research Area: Development Economics

 

Dr. Anoop George, PhD (IIT Bombay)

Research Area: Phenomenology and Existentialism, Philosophy of Technology, Continental Philosophy

 

Dr. G. Sujatha, PhD (University of Madras)

Research Area: Gender, cultural and postcolonial studies; language and modernity; modern Tamil literature, translation studies, cinema and folk religious cults

 

Dr. Reenu Punnoose, PhD (Newcastle University, United Kingdom)

Research Area: Phonetics, Sociolinguistics, Bilingual language acquisition, world Englishes

 

Dr. Amrita Roy, PhD (Jawaharlal Nehru University)

Research Area: Trade and Development, Economic Growth

 

 

 

MATHEMATICS

 

Dr. Ashok Kumar M, PhD (IISc Bangalore)

Research Area: Information, Statistics, and Probability

 

Dr. Sarath Sasi, PhD (Mississippi State University, USA)

Research Area: Partial differential equations

 

Dr. Lakshmi Sankar K, PhD (Mississippi State University, USA)

Research Area: Differential Equations, Nonlinear Analysis

 

Dr. G. P. Balakumar, PhD (Indian Institute of Science)

Research Area: Several Complex Variables

 

Dr. Jayanarayanan C R, PhD (Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore)

Research Area: Functional Analysis, Geometry of Banach Spaces, Approximation Theory

 

Dr. Rohith Varma, PhD (CMI)

Research Area: Algebraic Geometry

 

Prof. S H Kulkarni, PhD (IIT Bombay)

Research Area: Functional Analysis

 

 

 

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

 

Prof. Pramod S Mehta, PhD (Loughborough University, UK)

Research Area: IC Engines

 

Prof. Job Kurian, PhD (IIT Madras)

Research Area: Gas dynamics

 

Dr. K. V. N. Surendra, PhD (IISc Bangalore)

Research Area: Fracture Mechanics, Elasticity

 

Dr. Krishna Sesha Giri, PhD (IISc Bangalore)

Research Area: Combustion and laser diagnostics, Combustion modeling, Novel laser and optical diagnostic techniques

 

Dr. D. Chakradhar, PhD (NIT, Warangal)

Research Area: Non traditional machining, Machining

 

Dr. Kanmani S Subbu, PhD (IIT Kanpur)

Research Area: Micro Manufacturing, Laser Surface Treatment, Additive Manufacturing and Composite Fabrication and Machining

 

Dr. D. Kesavan, PhD (IIT Madras)

Research Area: Surface Engineering, Welding Technology, Industrial Tribology, Additive Manufacturing

 

Dr. Samarjeet Chanda, PhD (IIT Madras)

Research Area: Heat and Mass Transfer, Inverse Problems in Thermal-Fluid Sciences, Interferometry Optimization

 

Dr. Ganesh Natarajan

Research Area: Computational Fluid Dynamics - Immersed Boundary Methods

Sports aerodynamics and mathematical modelling

 

Dr. Sovan Lal Das, PhD (Cornell University)

Research Area: Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Contact Mechanics of Thin Structures, Lipid Bilayer Membrane

 

Dr. Santhakumar Mohan, PhD (IIT Madras)

Research Area: Field Robotics, Mobile Manipulators and Underwater Robotic Systems (Dynamics and Control), Parallel Robotic Platforms (Mechanical Design, Dynamics and Control), Assistive and Rehabilitation Robots (Lower Limb Rehabilitation Robots)

 

Dr. Afzaal Ahmed

Research Area: Non-conventional machining processes, Hybrid machining methods, Micro and nano machining, Deep hole drilling, Laser surface alloying, Laser based additive manufacturing processes, Wear and tribology studies of modified surfaces

 

 

 

PHYSICS

 

Prof. P. B. Sunil Kumar, PhD (RRI, Bangalore)

Research Area: Soft matter and Biological Physics

 

Dr. Prithvi Narayan P., PhD (TIFR, Mumbai)

Research Area: Quantum Field Theory, String Theory

 

Dr. Jayakumar Balakrishnan, PhD (National University of Singapore)

Research Area: Experimental Condensed Matter Physics - 2D Materials and Perovskites

 

Dr. Uma Divakaran, PhD (IIT Kanpur)

Research Area: Quantum mechanics, Non-equilibrium dynamics, Quantum phase transitions, Quantum Information

 

Dr. Soham Manni, PhD (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany)

Research Area: Experimental Condensed Matter Physics- Magnetism and Superconductivity

Material Science - Single crystal growth