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Srinivasan Chandrasekaran is a Professor in the Department of Ocean Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, INDIA. He commands a rich experience in teaching, research and industrial consultancy of about 27 years during which he has supervised many sponsored research projects and offshore consultancy assignments, both in India and abroad. His active research areas include dynamic analysis and design of offshore structures, development of new-generation compliant offshore platforms for ultra-deepwater oil and gas exploration, Structural health monitoring of ocean structures, Risk and Reliability, Fire resistant design of structures, use of Functionally Graded Materials (FGM) in marine risers, and Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) management in process industries. He was a visiting fellow under the invitation of Ministry of Italian University Research (MiUR) to University of Naples Federico II for two years. During his stay in Italy, he researched the advanced nonlinear analysis of buildings under earthquake loads and other impact loads with experimental validation on full scaled models. He has authored about 160 research papers in peer-reviewed international journals and refereed conferences organized by professional societies around the world. He has authored published about twelve textbooks, which are published by various publishers of international repute. He is an active member of several professional bodies and societies, both in India and abroad. He has also conducted about fifteen distance-education programs on various engineering subjects for the National Program on Technology-Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), Govt. of India. He is a vibrant speaker and delivered many keynote address in International conferences, workshops, and seminars organized both in India and abroad.

Education

Post-doctoral Fellow: 2007-2009 at Dept. of Structural Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy

Ph.D.: 1995-1999 in Structural Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

M.Tech: 1992-1995 in Structural Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

B.E (Gold Medal with distinction): 1987-1991 in Civil Engineering from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore

Areas of Specialization

Structural dynamics and earthquake engineering

Dynamic analysis and design of offshore structures

Development of new-generation compliant offshore platforms for ultra-deepwater oil and gas exploration

Structural health monitoring of ocean structures

Risk and Reliability of structures

Fire-resistant design of structures

Analysis, design, and construction of Marine risers with Functionally Graded Materials (FGM)

Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) management in process industries

Academic & other positions

Professor (07/2014 till date) in the Dept. of Ocean Engineering, IIT Madras, Chennai

Associate Professor (08/2009 to 07/2014) in the Dept. of Ocean Engineering, IIT Madras, Chennai

Visiting Fellow (MiUR) (05/2007 to 05/2009) in the Dept. of Structural Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Reader (Structural Engg) (12/2007 to 08/2009) in the Dept. of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi

Lecturer (08/2002 to 12/2007) in the Dept. of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi

Assistant Professor (06/1991 to 01/2000) in the Dept. of Architecture, Rao Tula Ram College of Technical Education, New Delhi

Visiting Professor and Structural Consultant (01/2000 to 06/2002) in the Dept. of Civil Engineering, Delhi College of Engineering; Dept. of Architecture, Chottu Ram State College of Engineering, Murthal, Haryana; RP Construction consultants P Ltd, New Delhi

Industrial Consultancy & Sponsored research

a) Sponsored research projects completed for:

  • Dept. of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Changwon National University, Republic of South Korea
  • Research team ReLUIS- Line 6- a project funded by the Italian Department of Civil Protection (DPC) within the Italian Network of Earthquake Engineering Laboratories
  • Hydrodynamics panel, Naval Research Board, Govt of India
  • SAP project funded by University Grants Commission, Govt of India when working for BHU
  • Wave energy project, funded by National Institute of Ocean Technology, Min of Earth Sciences, Govt of India

b) Industrial consultancy offered to:

  • Atomic Energy Regulatory Board, Bhavini project, Kalpakkam.
  • Director General Naval Projects, Visakapatnam
  • Director General Naval Projects, Mumbai
  • BGR Energy Ltd, Chennai
  • Ship Building Centre, Visakapatnam