List of Faculty



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





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





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





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






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






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






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






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