Awards & Memberships

AWARDS

  • “Best Citizen of India Award” for the year 1998, awarded by Indian Publishing House, New Delhi.
  • “Great Achiever of India” awarded by Front for National Progress, New Delhi.
  • “Vijay Shree Award” awarded by India International Friendship Society, New Delhi.
  • “Millennium Achiever Award” awarded by International Institute of Success Awareness, New Delhi for the Outstanding Services, Contributions and Achievements in the field of Ocean Engineering.
  • “Hall of Fame Award: A Tribute to Achiever” awarded by International Publishing House, New Delhi.
  • “Life Time Excellence Award” awarded by 21st Century Development Council, New Delhi in Nov 2000.
  • Supervisor of the paper titled “ Vertical wall and seaside wave screens: Optimisation to reduce reflection and pressure” of Balaji, R.& Sundar, V won the Best graduate student paper competition 2001-02,American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) of Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engg Division (OOAED)
  • “Rashtra Pratibha Puraskar Award” by Integrated Council for Socio-Economic Progress, New Delhi in recognition of my praiseworthy services, excellent performance & memorable contribution for the overall progress of the society in Dec 2004.
  • “Maritime Award” for 2004-05 by Ministry of Shipping Road transport, Ministry of Shipping, Govt. of India for the research paper “Protection Measures Against Erosion due to the Ocean Waves for the Highway Connecting Chennai and Ennore Ports”. Received the award on 6th April ’05 from Honourable Minister for Shipping, Road and Transport, Government of India.
  •  “Maritime Award” by Ministry of Shipping Road transport, Ministry of Shipping, Govt. of India for the research paper titled “Tsunami wave interaction with NDBP data buoy”, Co-authored by Balaji, R. & Sannasiraj, S.A. for 2005-06.
  • “Honorary Doctoral Engineer” award from University of Wuppertal, GERMANY
  • Best paper award for the paper “Simulation of Nonlinear free surface waves” of V.Sriram, S.A.Sannasiraj and V.Sundar among papers presented in 15th IAHR-APD, IIT Madras, 7-10 Aug 2006
  • National Design award in Environmental Engineering-2008 from Institution of Engineers(INDIA), National Design and Research forum presented in 23rd Indian Engg Congress, Warangal, 12 Dec 2008
  • Best paper award for the paper “ Computation of Run-up and Reflection Coefficient over a Planar Slope” of SwethaReddy,D., Murali,K and Sundar,V. in Conf on Recent developments in Ocean Science, Engineering & Technology organized by Ocean Society of India, Andhra University, 19-21 March 2009
  • Distinguished membership award awarded by Asia Pacific division of International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering Research (IAHR) in Aug 2012  in recognistion for my outstanding contribution to the Scientific activities of the IAHR APD
  • JSPS fellow Japan Society for promotion of Science) March to Nov 2013.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • International Association of Hydro environment Engineering and Research (IAHR)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Vice Chairman, Executive Committee of Asia Pacific division (APD) of IAHR during 2005-06
  • Chairman, Executive Committee of IAHR-APD from May 2007-till date
  • Member, European Union for Coastal Conservation (EUCC)
  • Member, The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA), London, U.K
  • Member, Coastal Research foundation, U.S.A
  • Fellow, Indian Society for Hydraulics, India
  • Life member of Ocean Society of India
  • Member of the Nominating Committee (NC 2013) of IAHR for election of its council members
  • Member Intl steering committee Asia and Pacific Coasta (APAC) from 2010
  • Member, Board of Governors, I.I.T Madras since January 2016 for a period of two years