He was Chief Scientist at CSIR Structural Engineering Research Centre. Taramani, Chennai – 600113. He is a fine researcher and a leading consultant in the area of power plant structures and earthquake engineering. He was head of Advanced Seismic Testing and Research Laboratory ( A-STaR Lab) at SERC Chennai. He is currently working as Professor at VIT University from May 2015.
After obtaining my B.E(Hons) degree in civil Engineering from Government College of Technology, Coimbatore, proceeded to Indian Institute of Technology, Madras where He obtained his M.Tech and Ph.D degree. He was awarded institute gold medal for his position in M.Tech.
He was in SERC since 1980 and made a notable contribution in the area of Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering. He guided six Ph.D students and many PG students. I am currently guiding four research scholars for Ph.D. He received Dr Ramaiah prize for six years for the best paper published. He have so far published 230 papers in national and international journals/conferences. He visited Yugoslavia , Germany, Taiwan and Japan on official projects.
He handled ten major research projects and nearly hundred and fifty consultancy projects in the area of vibration control and seismic analysis and testing. He is life member of Indian Concrete Institution, Indian Geotechnical Society, Indian Society for Wind Engineering, Indian Nuclear Society, Indian Association for Structural Engineering and Indian Association for Computational Mechanics. He is Fellow of Indian Society for Earthquake Technology and Fellow of Institution of Engineers. He was also member in various BIS code committees.