Dr. G. Thanigaiyarasu, Dean, Mechanical Engineering, Rajalakshmi Engineering College has an illustrious academic career spanning over 34 years in teaching, research and industrial consultancy in Engineering. Graduated from Government College of Technology, Coimbatore, he obtained his Post Graduate Degree in Engineering from Madras University. He did his Doctorate in Engineering, in the field of Science of Materials at University Technology of Compiegne, France. His research work finds application in the design of helicopter turbine blades and structural component design of commercial aircrafts.
He has done extensive work in the area of design of components against Fatigue and Fracture of Materials as well as in Composite Materials. Established a Fatigue and Fracture Laboratory using DST finding of 1.11c. He has also contributed a lot in the design of nuclear components, combat vehicles and also automobile components.
He has been a member of several prestigious academic bodies such as Syndicate Committee of IIITD&M and Research Board of Ramachandra University. He has held a number of positions at Anna University such as Head of Mechanical Engineering, Member of Academic Council, Board of Studies and Director of Technology Development and Transfer. He has guided 9 PhDs and one MS scholar in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and has guided more than 100 Master’s degree thesis and undergraduate project work to his credit. He has published 15 papers in International Journals and 20 papers in National Journals/Conferences.
Dr. M. Subbiah, College Professor has a long teaching and research experience spanning over 40 years. Graduating with a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from University of Madras, he obtained his M.Sc. (Engg.) and Ph.D. degrees from the same university in 1968 and 1977 respectively. He was formerly Professor and Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Dean (Administration) at National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli. He has guided a number of P.G. projects and Ph.D. scholars and published over 25 research papers in National and International Journals. He has handled MHRD projects on Modernization of Laboratories in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and has also been one of the Coordinators for the World Bank Project under Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme. His area of interest includes Renewable Energy Systems, Design optimization of Electrical Machines and Power Electronic Controllers. He is a life member of Indian Society of Technical Education.
Dr. Sheila Anand, Dean (Computer Research), holds a Doctorate in the faculty of Information and Communication Engineering, after an illustrious career in industry and academia for nearly 26 years. She is currently heading the R & D activities in Computer studies. Her professional qualifications include Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) in 1992, Certified Software Quality Analyst (CSQA) in 2000 and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) in 2004. She is associated with many professional institutions in India and abroad. She has rich experience in design development and update of the course curriculum in the field of information technology and has been a consultant in the area of information security.
Dr. L. Sujatha, Head, Centre of Excellence in MEMS & Microfluidics (CEMM) and Professor in the Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, Rajalakshmi Engineering College (REC), Chennai has 30 years of experience in teaching and research. She has done her PhD and Post-Doctoral Research in the field of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) at Indian Institute of Technology Madras. She is a recognized supervisor under Anna University and guided 3 research scholars for their PhD degree. She has published three book chapters, 40 journal papers in refereed international journals, more than 60 International Conferences. She had received a “Best Woman Engineer” award from Pondicherry Engineering College in the year 2007 and received “Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Award for Innovative Research” by Society for Engineering Education Enrichment (SEEE) in the year 2017. She is a Life Member of various technical societies such as IEI, ISSS, ISTE, IETE, IEEE and SEEE. She has established a “Centre of Excellence in MEMS & Microfluidics” at Rajalakshmi Engineering College with sophisticated equipment and Clean Room facilities for in-house fabrication of Microdevices. She fabricated Micro Devices such as Micro Tweezers, Micro-heater, MEMS Gyroscope, Tri-axes Accelerometer, Digital Microfluidics etc. She has successfully completed 15 sponsored projects and received funding of Rs 7.5 Crores from various funding agencies such as DRDO, DST, AERB, BRNS etc. She has also established a lab in collaboration with Texas Instruments called as “Texas Instruments Sponsored Innovation Lab” at Rajalakshmi Engineering College. She is very passionate on research activities on microfabrication technologies and developing chemical and biosensors.
Dr. V. Murali Bhaskaran
Dr. V. Murali Bhaskaran, Dean -Academics and Professor in Computer Science and Engineering, Rajalakshmi Engineering College, is having more than 25 years of academic career in teaching, research and administration in Engineering institutions. He obtained his B.E. Degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Bharathidasan University, Trichy in the year 1989, M.E. (University 3 rd Rank holder) and PhD degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore in the year 2000 and 2008 respectively. He has guided 19 PhD scholars and published more than 35 papers in Journals and Conferences in National and International level. He received financial grant amount of Rs. 25 lakhs from various funding agencies.
His areas of interest include Computer Architecture, Operating Systems Network Security, Information Security, etc. He is a Fellow member in Institution of Engineers India(IEI), Kolkota, Life Member in Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), New Delhi, Life Member in Computer Society of India (CSI), Mumbai, and Life Member in Advanced Computing and Communications Society(ACS), Bangalore. He is an Academic Advisor in National Cyber Safety and Security Standards (NCSSS), India. He has received Best Teacher Award at Kongu Engineering College, Erode, 2002, Best Paper award in ISAHUC'06, a coloacted the 14th International conference on ADCOM 2006 at NIT, Surathkal 2006, Best Paper award in ICCIIS ’07 at TCE, Madurai 2007, Best Engineer Award-Academy from Institution of Engineers (India) Salem Chapter, 2017, Best Research Guide Award from The Society for Educational and Entrepreneurship Development (SEED), Chennai, 2017.