Resources of Amrita Center for Industrial Research and Innovation
ACIRI focuses on integrating advanced research, education, and entrepreneurship, all based on academic excellence and the spirit of creativity and innovation. It’s resources include expertise available in the Center for Excellence in Advanced Materials and Green Technologies and in different Engineering and Science Departments in the campus.
For industrial partnership and sponsorship, ACIRI works hand in hand with Corporate and Industry relations (CIR) personnel, CIR serving as the linkage (bridge) between ACIRI and industry.
Dr. Madhav Datta is the Chairman of ACIRI and a Distinguished Professor in the department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. He has over 40 years of industrial and academic research experience having worked at IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center, Intel’s Logic Technology Development, Emerson Network Power’s (ENP) Cooligy Precision Cooling, and the Materials Department of Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL). His research interests include: Electronic Materials and Processing, Micro Cooling Devices, Wafer-Level Packaging, Joining Technologies, Electrochemical Processing, and Materials Characterization. Dr. Datta is an innovator with 48 issued US Patents.and is recipient of the Electrodeposition Research Award of the Electrochemical Society. Dr. Datta received his doctorate from the Materials Department of Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland.
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Dr. Sasangan Ramanathan, Dean- Engineering and a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, brings with him over 20 years of international research, management and leadership experience. Dr. Sasangan’s focus and dedication is in preparing the next generation graduates for challenges in science, engineering, technology and management. He represents the university’s commitment to excellence in teaching, learning, research and positive contribution to the society. He is a strong believer in an educational process that promotes creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship while providing the students with strong fundamentals. Dr. Sasangan Ramanathan holds a Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University (USA), has served in various capacities in research and development in the US. Recently, he served as the Chief Technology Officer for a multi-million dollar company in the US in developing cutting edge technology for advanced semiconductor device fabrication.
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Dr. Sriram Devanathan is the Head of Center for Excellence in Advanced Materials and Green Technologies and a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. He comes to Amrita with ten years of industrial experience at the 3M Company in Minnesota, Texas and California (USA) and seven years experience in academic research as a graduate student at Iowa State University, USA, where he also received his Ph. D. He has a Certificate of Six Sigma Black Belt Training from 3M, and has successfully led quality improvement/cost reduction projects in various 3M Company manufacturing plants in the US, Canada, Singapore and Japan. His areas of interest include Six Sigma, Fault Diagnosis, Empirical Modeling, Data Mining, Statistical Process Control, Design of Experiments, and Process Modeling & Simulation.
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Prof. C. Parameswaran, Director
Corporate & Industry Relations at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
Prof. C. Parameswaran has more than four decades of experience in aeronautical industry (DGAQA)and educational management. For his outstanding fundamental and applied work in Aeronautical Sciences/ Technology, he was jointly awarded “The National Aeronautical Prize” for the year 1995.This prestigious prize is instituted by the Aeronautics R & D Board, Ministry of Defence, New Delhi.
Sr. General Manager Corporate Relations
Wg Cdr (Retd) A. Balachandran has served Indian Air Force as Engineering Officer for more than 24 years and held various important positions, including advising Ministry of Defence, Government of India, on technical matters. He is looking after Corporate Relations at Amrita for the past five years, and is responsible for establishing industry-academia links for mutual benefit.
Head Placement and Corporate Relations(Engineering and Allied Courses)
He is a post-graduate in Finance with more than 15 years of experience in hospitality industry and placement.