After completing my Ph.D., at the Department of Ocean Engineering, IIT Madras, I had an industrial experience at HRWallingford, UK. At that time, I found research is my passion, so I re-entered research through the Newton International fellowship with City University London as host. After completing this fellowship, I received the prestigious Alexander Von Humboldt Fellowship, Germany, with Franzius Institute (Presently, LuFi, LuH) as host. I am also the recipient of the RJ Garde Research award from Indian Society of Hydraulics, Pune; Young Faculty Recognition Award, 2018 from IIT Madras; ISOPE Conference-best session organiser award, 2020.
I joined the Department of Ocean Engineering in 2013 as Assistant Professor and promoted to Associate Professor in 2018. During this period, I extended my research areas from numerical model developments (such as Particle method, FVM, FEM for wave structure interactions) and moved to application of the model for a wide variety of problems such as ship simulations, offshore structures and coastal engineering applications. Presently, these models are in advanced state of development and the students joining our group need not start from scratch. Browse through the pages to know more about these developed models. Apart from numerical models, we are also working to develop the experimental facilities and generation of waves, current mechanism, and active absorption techniques. Hence, our group currently carrying out research in understanding the fundamental work on extreme wave interactions with marine structures, as this is going to be important for the survivability of the renewable energy (such as wave energy or offshore wind energy).
Professor (Dec. 2022 to till date) IIT Madras, Chennai, India
Associate Professor (July 2018 to Nov. 2022) IIT Madras, Chennai, India
Assistant Professor (Nov. 2013 to June 2018) IIT Madras, Chennai, India
Visiting Newton Research Fellow (2012 to 2018) City, University of London, UK
Alexander Von Humboldt Fellow (July. 2011 – Oct. 2013) Funded by: The Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation, Germany
Newton International Fellow (April, 2009 – March 2011) Funded by: The Royal Society, The Royal Academy of Engineers and British Academia.
Industrial and Consultancy Experiences
Scientist (Rank 5), May 2008 – January 2009, HR Wallingford, UK.
2004 – 2008 Doctor of Philosophy (Direct after B.E), Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India. Research topic: Finite element Simulation of Nonlinear free surface waves. Pdf
1999 – 2003 B.E. (Civil Engineering), Thiagarajar College of Engineering – Madurai.