DIRECTOR (RETD) CENTRAL POWER RESEARCH INSTITUTE, BANGALORE
**Graduated in Electrical Engineering from the College of Engineering, Guindy, University of Madras – 1961
**Worked in Neyveli Lignite Corporation, Tamil Nadu and acquired experience in design of power distribution systems
**Worked as Engineer Trainee in Easun Engineering Co., Madras and gained
experience in design, manufacture, inspection and testing of L.V. switchgear
and power & distribution transformers.
**Joined CPRI in 1964
**Post Graduate Diploma in Water Resources Engineering, University of Roorkee – 1973
**Served in various capacities in CPRI for 30 & odd years
*Testing and evaluation of electrical insulating materials and systems
*Development of non-conventional sources of energy devices, specially
*Digital and analogue modelling and simulation of power system Apparatus and components
*Computer applications to power systems
*Design and analysis of power system grounding
*Co-ordination of national-level R&D in HVDC
*Calibration of electrical measuring instruments
*Planning and management of R&D projects
*Quality control and quality assurance in testing
*Energy Conservation and Energy Auditing
Departmental administration; budget and financial control; conducting departmental enquiries and disciplinary proceedings as Enquiry Officer.
Served as Member in the expert evaluation panel on electro-technical measurements of the National Calibration Services (NCS).
Served as Member in the expert evaluation panel on electrical testing laboratories of the National Board of Accreditation of Testing Laboratories (NABL).
About 60 technical publications in national and international Conference proceedings and Journals.
As an expert member, carried out several assessment programmes for accreditation of technical institutions in the country for the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) under the guidelines framed by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
As a Technical Assessor, carried out a number of assessments of Testing & Calibration Laboratories under NABL.
Served as a Coordinator PROFICIENCE at the Centre for Continuing Education, IISc. Bangalore for two terms.
Experience in arbitration proceedings on technical contracts
Served as Chairman, IEEE Bangalore Section – Jan 1998 to Dec 1999 (2 years)
Visiting Professor, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, Tamilnadu –Jan. 1999 to April 2000 (11⁄2 years)
Technical Manager, Traanscal Engineers, Bangalore – Jan 2009 to April 2010 (1 year +)
Consultant to Testing & Calibration Laboratories on Assessment Programmes for Accreditation of Testing / Calibration Laboratories under NABL.
Membership in Professional Institutions/Societies/National Bodies
Senior Member, IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Inc.U.S.A.; past Chairman of the Bangalore Section.
Fellow, Institution of Engineers (India)- Electrical Engineering discipline.
Empanelled as an arbitrator by the Institution of Engineers (India).
Empanelled as an assessor in the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) for accreditation of technical institutions under AICTE guidelines.
The Institution of Engineers (India) Gold medal K.F.Antia Memorial award for best paper.
CBI&P Certificates of Merit for technical papers.
Govt. of India, Ministry of Power cash award for novel idea for reducing T&D losses
IEEE TAB Colloquium award
IEEE certificate for meritorious service as Chairman of the Bangalore Section
IEEE Millennium Medal for meritorious service.