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Dr. Santhakumar Mohan
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Santhakumar Mohan got his PhD (Robotics and Control) from Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai (India) in 2010. From June 2010 to March 2011, he worked as an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at National Institute of Technology Calicut (NITC), Kerala (India). He then worked as world-class university (WCU) postdoctoral fellow at Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon (Republic of Korea), in addition to this, he received another prestigious Brain Korea 21 (BK21) Post-doctoral fellowship with the same institute from September 2011 to March 2012. In 2012, he joined the faculty of the Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Indore. He is holding visiting faculty positions at IISc Bangalore, India, RWTH Aachen, Germany and ECN, France. His active research areas include underwater vehicle and underwater manipulator design and control, parallel robotic platforms, assistive robots, field and service robots, intelligent motion control, and, dynamic modelling and control of dynamic systems. Furthermore, he has received the outstanding young Scientist for the year 2014 from Korea Robotics Society, European Master on Advanced Robotics Plus (EMARO+) fellowship (2108-2019) and Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Fellowship (2016–2017). He has published more than 100 articles in various journals and conference proceedings.

Research Area
Robotics
Motion Control
Mechanism Design and Analysis
Service and Field Robots
Underwater Vehicles and Manipulator Systems
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