Dr. P. Shankar currently serves as Principal at the School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Chennai Campus. 

Dr. Shankar acquired his Ph. D. from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru in Mettalurgy and his Postdoctoral from Univ Nijmegan, Netherlands. He was with Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) as a Scientific Officer and was an Associate Professor with Homi Bhabha National Institute, Maharashtra. He has over 50 scientific publications in reputed journals and around 50 technical paper presentations in national/international conferences to his credit.