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Present Position: Vice-Chancellor, Vels Institute of Science, Technology and
Advanced Studies (VISTAS) (Deemed to be University)
Previous Positions:  Pro Vice-Chancellor, VISTAS
Professor and Head, Department of Analytical Chemistry, University of Madras

Phone: +91-9840233696


Ph.D. – Chemistry Indian Institute of Technology– Madras (IIT-M) – 1983 ,M.Sc. – Analytical Chemistry (First Rank, First Class) University of Madras – 1979 B.Sc. – Chemistry (First Class) University of Madras – 1977

Career Highlights

  • 31 Years of Teaching Experience
  • 36 Years of Research Experience
  • 24 Years AdministrativeLeadership Experience
  • 2.5 Years Foreign research experience
  • Rs. 141.62 Crores Grants facilitated
  • 28 Ph.D’s Awarded
  • 25 M.Phil’s Guided
  • 121 Publications
  • 187 Papers in Conferences
  • 15 Projects Completed
  • 2233 Research Citations (Scopus)
  • 25 h-Index Score (Scopus)

Administrative Experience

Pro Vice-Chancellor, VISTAS 1 year
Acting Vice-Chancellor as a Member of
Syndicate Committee 3 months
Member, Syndicate, University of Madras 2 years
Dean – Research, Univ. of Madras 3 years
Director, Guindy Campus, Univ. of Madras 1 year
Professor & Head, Dept. of Analytical Chemistry 4 years
Director, National Centre for Nanoscience and
Nanotechnology 2 years
Chairperson, School of Chemical Sciences 1 year
Chairperson, School of Photonics and Nanosciences 1 year
Member, Senate, University of Madras 4 years
Member, Academic Council, University of Madras 4 years

Academic Experience – Foreign

Visiting Faculty, Clemson University, South Carolina, USA – 2 years
Visiting Professor, National Taipei University, Taiwan
Syndicate Committee -3 months
INSA-DFG Exchange Visitor, Humboldt Univ. Germany -3 months
Invited Speaker, University of South Africa, SA  – 1 week

Honors And Awards

Tamil Nadu Scientist Award for Chemical Sciences by
Government of Tamil Nadu (TANSA) 2006
Fellow of Chennai Academy of Sciences. 2010
Academic Achievement Award by University of Madras. 2012
INSA – DFG Exchange Visitor Award 1998
Gold Medal in M.Sc 1977
Best Paper Awards in Conferences. 16 times

Major Grants Facilitated For The University Of Madras

Rs. 100 Crores For Nanoscience and Nanotechnology from MHRD
Rs. 40 Crores Under DST-PURSE Programme
Rs 1.12 Crores For e-content development from UGC
Rs. 50 Lakhs Through various sponsored projects

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