Advisory Board of Eminence

Prof. Dr. Durairaj Sekar

Ph.D - University of Camerino, Italy
Associate Dean- School of Life, Health & Agricultural Sciences
Professor Dr. Durairaj Sekar is currently working as an Associate Dean School of School of Agricultural Sciences & School of Life & Health Sciences, Joy University, Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu, India. He received Bachelor degree from Tamilnadu Agricultural University, Master degree from Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India and Doctoral degree from University of Camerino, Italy. He awarded a doctoral fellowship from the Ministry of Italy and University of Camerino, Italy and Post-doctoral research scientist award from International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB, UN), Italy.
Professor Dr. Durairaj Sekar received Extramural Research Grants from Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Department of Science and Technology (DST) with funded Research Projects worth 1.2 Crores. He has published more than 71 notable scientific research publications in peer reviewed SCI index journals including the prestigious Nature group journals. He has More than 18 years academic and Research experience. He is currently serving as an editor and reviewer for peer reviewed indexed journals.
Professor Dr. Durairaj Sekar is working on Non-coding RNAs/miRNAs biology and their regulations in Non-communicable diseases like hypertension and diabetes. Recently he received Paul Dudley white International scholar award from American Heart Association (AHA) 2021 and Best faculty and Researcher award (2019) from Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, India.

Prof. Dr. A. M. Shanmugharaj

PDF - Kyushu University, Japan
Ph.D - IIT, Kharagpur
Professor
School of Design and Mechanical Engineering
Dr. A. M. Shanmugharaj is currently employed as the Professor in the School of Design and Mechanical Engineering (Materials Science Division), Joy University, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India. He obtained his Doctoral degree (Ph. D) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India. After his Ph. D, he worked as post doctoral research scientist for 5 years in the “Department of Chemical Engineering, Kyung Hee University, South Korea and Institute of Materials Chemistry and Engineering, Kyushu University, Japan. He was the recipient of prestigious JSPS fellowship in 2007. He has more than 17 years academic research experience in South Korea and India and one year Industrial experience in India.
Professor Dr. A. M. Shanmugharaj received extramural research grants from Naval Research Board (NRB) (Defence Research Development Organization, DRDO) and Department of Science and Technology (DST) with funded Research Projects worth of 71.0 lakhs. In addition, he was also recipient of MSME hackothan 2022 with the start-up fund worth of Rs. 15.0 lakhs. He has also secured research grant worth of Rs. 25.0 lakhs during his tenure in South Korea. He has made 86 notable scientific research publications in peer reviewed SCI index journals including the prestigious RSC publications. His research publications have been cited worldwide receiving total citations of 2904 and h-index 28. He is currently serving as a reviewer for various peer reviewed indexed journals. He is also member in various professional bodies including Indian Society of Analytical Scientists (ISAS), India and Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), London.
The present research interests of Professor Dr. A. M. Shanmugharaj includes nanomaterials for energy storage conversion devices (batteries & supercapacitors), nanocatalyst materials for hydrogen generation and storage, self-healing polymers, ceramic nanocomposites, controlled living radical polymerization, elastomeric and epoxy nanocomposites. His bibliographic profile is included in the “Marquis Who’s Who in the World (2015) and he is also a recipient of best researcher award (2020) from DK International Research Foundation.

Prof. Dr. Saket Chandra

PDF - North Carolina State University, USA
Ph.D - BIT Mesra
Assistant Professor - Biotechnology
School of Life & Health Sciences
Saket Chandra is presently working at the School of Life and Health Sciences, Joy University, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India. He has received his Ph.D from Birla Institute of Technology (BIT) Mesra, India in the field of Plant Genomics. Thereafter he moved to University of Florida, USA for gaining postdoctoral experience. Further, he also worked as Postdoctoral Research Associate at North Carolina State University, USA. He has total five years of postdoctoral experience in research related to Plant biology.
He has published in various peer reviewed journal. His research work and area of interest revolves around Plant-Pathogen interaction, herbicide resistance, conventional molecular genetics and Bioinformatics.

Prof. Dr. Summi Dutta

PDF - North Carolina State University, USA
Ph.D - BIT Mesra
Assistant Professor-Biotechnology
School of Life & Health Sciences
Dr Summi Dutta is working as an Assistant Professor in School of Life and Health Sciences, Joy University, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India. She has done her Ph.D from Birla Institute of technology, Mesra, India. She gained exposure to research in identification of plant pathogen and host derived sRNAs using in-silico methodologies and its validation. She has 8 months of research experience as Post-doctoral fellow at the North Carolina State University, Raleigh.

Prof. Dr. Jomy Joseph

Ph.D - IIT, Kharagpur
Associate Professor
School of Design & Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Jomy Joseph is currently serving as an Associate Professor in the School of Design and in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Joy University, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu. He has his Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Mahatma Gandhi University Kerala, Masters degree in Manufacturing Technology from National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli, and Ph.D. in Polymer composites processing from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur.
Dr. Jomy Joseph has a teaching experience of more than a decade in the domain of Mechanical Engineering. He is a Life Member of Indian Society for Technical Education (MISTE). He has published more than ten research articles in reputed international journals and two book chapters in his areas of research, and has a good number of citations. His areas of research include conducting polymer composites, EMC Design, metal matrix composites and additive manufacturing. He is a reviewer for many reputed conferences as well as for the SCI indexed journal – Sadhana – Academy Proceedings in Engineering Sciences (Springer Nature).

Prof. Dr. Abhishek Kumar Shrivastava

Ph.D - IIT, Dhanbad
Associate Professor - CSE
School of Computational Intelligence
Dr. Abhishek Kumar Shrivastava is currently serving as an Associate Professor (CSE) in the School of Computational Intelligence, JOY University, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India.
He has completed his B.Tech in Electrical & Electronics Engg. from SMIT-Sikkim, M.Tech in Electronics & Communication Engg. from IIT, Dhanbad and Ph.D. in Electronics Engg. from IIT(ISM), Dhanbad.
He has 15 research publications in the peer reviewed international journals and conferences and has one book chapter in his area of research with good number of citations. His area of research includes Opto-Electronic Materials and Memristor Based Artificial Neural Networks (ANN).
Currently he is working on a DST funded project under SERB-CRG (Core Research Grant) with sanctioned amount of above Rs.50 lakhs. A national patent has been filed and is under consideration. He is a member of IEEE since last 12 years. He has also contributed in administrative capacity as Associate Dean (Student Affairs) while working at KL University, Hyderabad.

Prof. Dr. Rajesh Mahadeva

Ph.D - IIT, Roorkee
Associate Professor
School of Computational Intelligence

Professor Dr. Rajesh Mahadeva is currently working as an Associate Professor – School of Computational Intelligence, Joy University, Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu, India. He received Bachelor degree from Samrat Ashok Technological Institute (SATI) Vidisha, Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya (RGPV), Bhopal, M.P., India, Master degree from Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology (NIT) Jalandhar, Punjab, India and Doctoral degree from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, India. He has awarded Doctoral and Master degree fellowship from the Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India.

He has also received 8 National and International fellowships/scholarships (from MoE, Govt. of India; Co-Prepare Grant (CAG), IIT Roorkee India, University of Potsdam, Germany; and DAAD, Germany). He has 21+ research publications in International peer-reviewed and SCI journals, conferences, and book chapters. He has significantly valued ~10 publications in peer-reviewed Sustainable Computing: Informatics and Systems, IEEE Access, Water Supply, Desalination and Water Treatment journals. He has supervised 7 M.Tech. thesis and 6 B.E. projects. He has received 3 prestigious Awards (Best Paper/Best Poster/Best Presentation Awards) from prominent organizations.

Prior to joining Joy University, he has served extensively in the academia (Marwadi University, Rajkot, Gujarat, and TIT Group of Institution, Bhopal, M.P., India) totaling up his rich experience to 10+ years. His research interests include: Artificial Intelligence, Soft Computing Techniques, Process Control, Instrumentation, Electronics, Chemical Process Modeling and Simulation, Water Treatment, and Desalination. He is currently serving as a reviewer for peer reviewed indexed journals. He is also a member of IEEE, USA, and International Desalination Association (IDA), USA.

Prof. Dr. Nishant Kumar

Ph.D - IIT, Madras
Assistant Professor - Philosophy
School of Arts & Natural Sciences
Dr. Nishant Kumar is working as an Assistant Professor (Philosophy), Joy University. Before joining here, he has worked as an Assistant Professor and Research Associate at Karnavati School of Research, Karnavati University. He has completed B.Sc. from Hansraj College, and M.A. from Department of Buddhist Studies (University of Delhi). After that, he availed HTRA fellowship (JRF and SRF, 2016-2020) to pursue his Ph.D. from Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Madras. His Ph.D. thesis critically examines the interrelation among cognition, consciousness, and self from the Mahāyāna and Theravāda standpoints. He is interested to explore cross-cultural Indian and Western philosophy, which he thinks can give a new insight to the philosophical problems. He has developed analytical skills to continue his research works.
His research areas and research interests are Buddhist Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Indian Philosophy, The Notion of Free Will, and Ethics. He has one International Publication in Philosophia Journal (Springer; Scopus and Web of Science Indexed). He is working on several other papers for possible publication, which deals with the ontological and epistemological issues in Buddhism and Nyāya, the ethical issues in Artificial Intelligence from Buddhist perspective, and the problem of free will and self in Buddhist philosophy. Apart from research, he likes listening music, playing cricket and reading mostly non- fictional books.

Prof. Dr. Alasakani Karthik

Ph.D - BITS Pilani
Assistant Professor - Mathematics
School of Arts & Natural Sciences
Dr. Alasakani Karthik is currently serving as an Assistant Professor in the School of Arts & Natural Sciences and in the Department of Sciences at Joy University, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu. He has his Integrated Masters’ Degree in Mathematics from University of Hyderabad and Ph.D. from Department of Mathematics, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad.
Dr. Karthik specialises in the field of Bio-Fluid Mechanics and in particular, his interests lie in the study of blood flow in human arteries. He has published three articles in reputed journals and one book chapter in Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics. He has presented his work at various National and International conferences. Dr. Karthik has qualified GATE (Mathematics) and the Telangana State Eligibility Test (TS-SET). He has attended the Summer Workshop in Applied Mathematics conducted by TIFR-CAM, Bengaluru. Previously, he worked at the Bhavan’s Vivekananda College, Hyderabad as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics for eight months. His other interests are travelling, yoga, reading non-fiction and cooking.

Prof. Dr. Priyanka Sarkar

Ph.D - NIT, Durgapur
Assistant Professor - Biotechnology
School of Life & Health Sciences
Priyanka Sarkar Ghosh is currently working as an Assistant Professor at the School of Life and Health Sciences, Joy University, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India. She has received her B.Tech (Biotechnology) degree from the Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata, India. She has completed her M.Tech (Biotechnology) degree from National Institute of Technology Durgapur, India and was awarded with the institute gold medal. She has qualified the prestigious DBT-BET examination conducted by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India and received fellowship for her doctoral studies from DBT. She has pursued her doctoral research at the Department of Biotechnology, National Institute of Technology Durgapur, India.
She has various publications in peer reviewed journals and book chapters and has presented her work in numerous national and international conferences. Her research interests include Environmental Biotechnology, Microbiology and Bioprocess Engineering.

Prof. Dr. Pradeepkumar Yadav

Ph.D - BITS Pilani
Assistant Professor - Physics
School of Arts & Natural Sciences
Dr. Pradeepkumar is working as an Assistant Professor of Physics in School of Arts & Natural Sciences, Joy University. He pursued his Ph.D in Theoretical Astrophysics. He did his M.Sc. in Physics from University Department of Physics (UDP), University of Mumbai, and his B.Sc. from The D.G. Ruparel College, University of Mumbai.
His research interest lies in the area of Neutron Star Physics. He is mainly interested in Pulsar Glitches, Gravitational Waves and other neutron star related phenomena. He has published two papers in international journals. Also, he has presented his work at several national and international conferences and schools.
Apart from academics, he likes reading, writing, cooking and cycling. He likes playing different games which include Football, Cricket & Squash.

Prof. Dr. Ashish Kumar Nayak

Ph.D - IIT, Kharagpur
Assistant Professor - Civil Engineering
School of Design & Civil Engineering

Prof. Dr. Ashish Kumar Nayak has recently submitted his dissertation to fulfill the requirement for his Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering (Specialization: Environmental Engineering) at IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal. Before that, he had done B.Tech. in Civil Engineering from NIT Rourkela, Odisha and M. Tech in Civil Engineering (Specialization: Environmental Engineering) from IIT Guwahati, Assam. He has previously worked as an Assistant Professor at BPUT Odisha for one year and as a Teaching Assistant for the NPTEL course at IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal for four months. He also got the prestigious GATE fellowship from the Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Government of India.

He has published his research findings in reputed international civil and environmental engineering journals such as Journal of Environmental Management, Journal of Environmental Engineering (American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)) and others. He has also written book chapters for international publishers, such as Springer and Taylor & Francis. According to Google Scholar, his work has been cited over 389 times.

His primary research interests include water and wastewater treatment, adsorption, process optimization and modeling, waste recycling and composting technology. He is not limited to the above interests; he is open to collaborating with environmental projects that address real-world problems.

Prof. Dr. Chandan Kumar

PDF - IIT, Delhi
Ph.D - IIT, Guwahati
Assistant Professor
School of Design & Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Chandan Kumar is currently serving as an Assistant Professor in the School of Design and in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Joy University, Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu, India. He received Bachelor degree (B-Tech) in Mechanical Engineering from West Bengal University of Technology Kolkata, West Bengal & Master degree (ME/M- Tech) from Indian Insititute of Engineering Science & Technology (IIEST) Shibpur (Formerly Known as Bengal Engineering and Science University Shibpur), West Benal. He awarded a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India. He also worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India.
He has published more than ten research articles in reputed international journals, four book chapters and more than eight international conference papers in his areas of research, and has a good number of citations. His three book chapters is published by an international publisher i.e. Springer and one book chapter is published by Elsevier. He is a reviewer for many reputed conferences as well as for the SCI/SCOPUS indexed journals such as International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing-Green Technology, Lasers in Manufacturing and Materials Processing, Journal of Engineering Manufacture, IMechE Part B etc. He has delivered many invited lectures on laser welding and weldability aspect of titanium alloy during faculty development program as well short term course organised by IIT and Central University.
His research areas include Laser welding of highly reactive material such as Titanium alloy, Inconel, Magnesium alloy, Different grades of stainless steel, Laser cladding & coating, Laser bending, Laser-assisted additive manufacturing, Arc welding, Solid state welding, Hybrid Welding, Finite element modeling of welding processes, Material Characterization, Heat treatment schedule, Matreial Science, Surface texturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Process optimization etc. He is not limited to the above interests; he is open to collaborating with interdisciplinary research areas.

Prof. Dr. Kanagarathinam D.V

Ph.D - IIT, Madras
Assistant Professor - History
School of Arts & Natural Sciences
Dr. Kanagarathinam D.V is working as an Assistant Professor (History) in the School of Arts & Natural sciences, Joy University, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu. He received B. A from Annamalai University and M.A from Pondicherry Central University, Pondicherry. He is a university topper in Post Graduate Course and Secured Syndicate Bank Gold Medal in May 2011. He completed his doctoral research in Social History of Medicine from Pondicherry Central University, Pondicherry, in May 2017. He secured UGC- Junior Research Fellowship and National Eligibility Test for Lectureship (UGC-NET-JRF) in December 2011 and was promoted to Senior Research Fellow (SRF) in July 2014. He has done his Post-Doctoral Research on ‘Professionalizing Siddha Medicine’ in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras, Chennai. He was a part of the ‘AyurYog’ Project, conducted by the Department of South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, University of Vienna, Austria. He worked as an Assistant Professor (on Contract) in the Department of History, Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur, Tamil Nadu.
His research interest lies in Social History of Medicine, History of Indigenous Medicines, History of Science and Technology, and Public History. He has published his research findings in reputed international and national journals (Cambridge, Brill, Elsevier, Springer and INSA). He was a resource person in various international and national institutions like the University of Tubingen, Germany; University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka; Ireland Indian Institute, Ireland and National Institute of Siddha, Chennai. He served as a reviewer for peer-reviewed indexed journals. He is also a member of the Asian Society for History of Medicine, the Association of Third World Studies, and the Tamil Nadu Archaeological Society.

Prof. Dr. Sourav Kumar Kajli

Ph.D - IIT, Madras
Assistant Professor - Physics
School of Arts & Natural Sciences
Dr. Sourav Kumar Kajli is currently serving as an Assistant Professor in the School of Arts & Natural Sciences and the Department of Sciences at Joy University, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu. He has his B.Sc. and M.Sc. Degree in Physics from Vidyasagar University and Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute, respectively. After that he availed MHRD scholarship and completed his Ph.D. degree from Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Madras.
Dr. Sourav specialises in the field of experimental condensed matter physics, Nanotechnology and Nanoscale Device fabrication. In particular, his interests lie in the study of charge transport properties of one dimensional metal-oxide nanostructures such as nanotube, nanowire etc. and implementing these nanostructures for several applications such as gas/humidity sensing, UV- visible photodetector etc. He has published four first-authored articles in reputed SCI/Scopus indexed journals such as Nanoscale Advances, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics etc. He has presented his work at various National/International conferences and achieved three awards for best poster and oral presentation (ICNAN’19, SRM- ICONN 2021 etc.). Dr. Sourav has qualified GATE, JEST and UGC- NET exams. He has attended several Workshops such as Indian Nanoelectronics User Program (INUP) at CENSE, IISC Bangalore and Short Term Course on "Recent Trends in Nano-Electronics and VLSI" at NIT Kurukshetra etc. His future research interests are Semiconductor Device Physics, Transition Metal Oxides, Oxide Electronics, Solar Energy, Nanoelectronics and Flexible Electronics etc. and not limited to these. He is open to collaborating with related projects that helps to understand the fundamental physics and application of nanomaterials. Apart from academics, he likes listening music, watching movies, travelling and cooking etc.

Prof. Dr. Ramswaroop Saini

Ph.D - IIT, Madras
Assistant Professor - Biotechnology
School of Life and Health Sciences
Dr. Ramswaroop Saini is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the School of Life and Health Sciences, Joy University, Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu, India. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from the University of Rajasthan in the field of Biotechnology. He completed his Doctoral degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) in the field of Plant Genetics and Developmental Biology. He qualified GATE, CSIR-UGC-NET and CSIR-UGC-NET-JRF and availed the fellowship during doctoral research. He visited the United State of America (USA) to attend “the 28th International Conference on Arabidopsis Research (ICAR) 2017” held on 19 to 23rd June 2017 in St. Louis Missouri, USA.
Prior to joining Joy University, he has total 10 + years of experience in research and Academics (Kalinga University Raipur, Chhattisgarh). He has been involved in establishing the set up of Green House, Vermicompost unit and Mushroom cultivation facilities on the premises of Kalinga University Raipur. He has experience in conducting Hands-on training programs, Workshops and summer internships in the field of molecular biology, Microbial and Biochemical Techniques.
He has published 7 research papers and 1 book chapter (Elsevier) in reputed International and National journals with a good impact factor. During Doctoral research he examined the role of various Biotic and Abiotic factors such as parental age, temperature and nitric oxide on Meiotic Recombination (MR) rates in model plant Arabidopsis thaliana.  His research interests include Plant Genetics, Developmental Biology, Plant Molecular Biology, Stress Biology, Meiotic Recombination, Plant Growth hormones and Nitric oxide Signaling.

Prof. Dr. Shivangi Priya

Ph.D - BITS Pilani
Assistant Professor - English
School of Arts & Natural Sciences

Dr. Shivangi Priya is working as an Assistant Professor of English in the School of Arts & Natural Sciences, Joy University. Before joining Joy University, she worked with Manipal University Jaipur for a year. Dr. Priya has pursued her doctoral research from BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus, and her thesis explores the Indian language policy and planning in the context of the Maithili language. In 2016, she received the prestigious Fulbright Fellowship from the University of Utah. Dr. Priya has also worked as a JRF(Junior Research Fellow) in UGC major project in English language teaching at BITS Pilani, Pilani campus (2014-2015).

Her research interests include sociolinguistics, language policy and planning, multilingual education, linguistic landscapes, linguistic anthropology and qualitative research methodology. She has published her work in national and international journals. She has also presented her work at prestigious national and international conferences.

Prof. Dr. Jagamohan Meher

Ph.D – NIT, Raipur
Assistant Professor - Agriculture
School of Agricultural Sciences
Professor Dr. Jagamohan Meher is currently working as an Assistant Professor – School of Agricultural Sciences, Joy University, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India. He received Bachelor degree from Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India, Master degree from Sambalpur University, Burla, Odisha India and Doctoral degree from National Institute of Technology (NIT) Raipur, India. He has more than five years teaching experiences in academia before joining Joy University, including stints at Centurion University of Technology and Management and the Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education in India.
He has published more than 15 research articles in journals, book chapters, conferences, and Scopus/SCI journals with international peer review. He has been honoured with two distinguished Awards (Best Paper Awards) from prestigious organisations. He currently works as a peer reviewer and editorial member for indexed journals. He is a Life Member of both the International Association of Engineers and the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (I.I.Ch.E). He has participated in more than 20 faculty development programme and short-term courses offered by IIT, NIT, and other universities.
His research interests include: Food Rheology, Food Rheology, Thermal and non-thermal processing of foods, post-harvest technology of fruits and vegetables, Minimal processing of food and Process modelling and optimization.

Prof. Dr. Jomon Sebastian

Ph.D – NIT, Calicut
Assistant Professor – Biotechnology
School of Life & Health Sciences
Dr. Jomon Sebastian is working as an Assistant Professor of Biotechnology in School of Life and Health Sciences, Joy University, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu. He received his B. Tech degree in Biotechnology from Sathyabama University, Chennai and completed his M. Tech degree in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering from University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram with GATE scholarship. He availed MHRD scholarship to complete his Ph.D degree from School of Biotechnology, National Institute of Technology, Calicut. He previously worked at Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi, National Institute of Technology, Calicut and Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology, Hyderabad. He has around 8 years of teaching, research and administrative experience in the field of biotechnology. His research area is centered around microtubules and motor proteins, anticancer drug discovery, antioxidant studies in diabetic secondary complications, computational simulation, virtual drug screening, and DNA barcoding. He has many publications to his credit in SCI indexed journals. He has presented many research papers in national and international conferences and secured best paper awards. He is a reviewer of many journals from Springer/Elsevier.

Prof. Dr. Sunitha Rakesh

Ph.D - JECRC University
Assistant Professor - Physics
School of Arts & Natural Sciences
Dr. Sunitha Rakesh is currently working as an Assistant Professor in School of Arts & Natural Sciences and the Department of Sciences at Joy University, Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu. She has completed B.Sc and M.Sc from MS University, Tirunelveli, and B.Ed from Bangalore University. After that she availed scholarship from JECRC University, Jaipur for her Ph.D program in Astrophysics.
Dr. Sunitha has teaching experience of more than 6+ years in the domain of Physics and has teaching experience in higher education at graduate and post graduate level. Her research area and interest are solar MHD, astrophysics, sun- earth connection, space weather and meteorology.  She has 2 International publications in Solar Physics (Springer), and The Royal Astronomical Society. She has attended conferences and workshops at Inter University for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune, IIT (BHU), Varanasi and 35th meeting of the Astronomical Society of India, B. M. Birla Science and Technology Centre, Jaipur.

Prof. Dr. Kottala Panduranga

Ph.D - BITS Pilani
Assistant Professor – Mathematics
School of Arts & Natural Sciences
Dr. Kottala Panduranga received his Ph.D. from BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad, India, in 2022, Master of Science from National Institute of Technology- Warangal in 2017, and Bachelor of Science from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh in 2015. His main research areas are Hydroelasticity, Wave-Structure Interaction Problems, Boundary Element Analysis, and Applied Mathematics. He has published around 13 research papers in these areas in various international journals. Further, he has presented his research papers at several national and international conferences in India and USA, South Korea, Turkey, and Australia. He has received the best poster presentation award from NCASM-2020, a conference organized by Chitkara University, Punjab, during September 24-25, 2020. He has also reviewed several research papers in highly reputed journals.