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Prof. C Sujatha

: Professor

  : Room No. 407, Machine Design Section (MDS)

: Department of Mechanical Engineering

: IIT Madras

: sujatha@iitm.ac.in

  : +91 44 2257 4682 (O)

Professional Experience

  • January 2004 - Till Date : Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras, India.
  • September 2000 - January 2004 : Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras, India.
  • June 1994 - September 2000 : Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras, India.
  • February 1992 - June 1994 : Lecture, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras, India.
  • June 1984 - February 1992 : SSO - II, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras, India.
  • July 1981 - May 1984 : Project Associate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras, India.
  • April 1980 - July 1981 : Engineer SB, ISRO, Thiruvananthapuram, India.
  • November 1979 - March 1980 : Engineer Trainee, Keltron, Thiruvananthapuram, India.

Award and Honours

  • Gold medal for getting state first in pre-degree examination.
  • State Third, B.Sc. (Engineering, 1979), Kerala University, Kerala, India.
  • Evaluated As Very Good Teacher a number of times
  • The general feedback for many of the courses has been that difficult concepts have been explained well and that the teacher is sincere and enthusiastic.
  • The TCF ratings have been higher than the Departmental and Institute Mean for both Course and Instructor.
  • The laboratory demonstrations have been appreciated.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of Acoustical Society of India.
  • Member of Madras India Regional Chapter of Acoustical Society of America.
  • Member of Indian Society for Non-Destructive Testing.

Journal Editorial Boards

  • Member, International Journal of Vehicle Performance, an Inderscience publication.
  • Member, Journal of Vibration Engineering & Technologies (JVET) formerly known as Advances in Vibration Engineering, a Krishtel publication.
  • Member, Indian Journal of Transport Management.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Member of Expert Committee for faculty selection for other IITs, IIIT D&M and promotions at ISRO.
  • Expert Committee member of Institute Post-doctoral Fellow Scheme, PMRF Scheme.
  • Member of Institute Noise Pollution Committee.
  • Chair person, Complaints Committee against Sexual Harassment at IITM since August 2016.
  • Course Co-ordinator for M.Tech. programmes in Industrial Tribology and Maintenance Engineering & Management, Dept. of Applied Mechanics.
  • Faculty Advisor for M.Tech programme of Design Stream, and B.Tech students, Dept. of Mechanical Engg.
  • Warden Sharavati for 3.5 years and Warden of Sarayu Hostel for 6 months.
  • General Test Committee and Doctoral Committee Member for a large number of M.S. and Ph.D. scholars of the Depts. of Applied Mechanics, Mechanical Engg., Mathematics, Aerospace Engg., Civil Engg., Electrical Engg. and Ocean Engg.
  • Departmental Nominee of the Electronic Policy Advisory Committee from 2 years.
  • Group III (Dept. Administration) of Working Group identified to help with Integrated Computing Environmental (ICE) planned activities from January 22 to Till date.
  • Member of Board of Academic Courses.
  • Member of Departmental Consultative Committee many times.
  • Member of Committee which looked into Reverberation time of SAC building and reduced it.
  • Member of Library Advisory Committee.
  • Head, Machine Dynamics Laboratory from January 2003 to July 2004 and was responsible for the annual procurement and upkeep of electronic equipment worth greater than Rs. 40 Crores.
  • Head, Machine Dynamics Laboratory from January 1996 to October 1999.
  • Expert Review Member for the project on ‘Finite element analysis of Bus Body’, funded by Association of Design State Road Transport Undertakings, New Delhi.