Recently, Mr. R. Chinnaiyan, Deputy General Manager of Kuwait India International Exchange Company visited Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research and met Dr. S.Neelamani, Senior Research Scientist and Manager, Coastal Management Program.
Dr. Neelamani was a Faculty member in Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India from 1990 to 2003. He got BE (HONS) in Civil Engineering from Madras University in 1984, M. Tech. in Marine Technology from IIT Kharagpur in 1986 and Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology Madras in 1990. He was the recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Post Doctoral Research Fellowship, offered by the AvH foundation, Bonn Germany during 1996 to 1998. He has more than 270 scientific papers published in the reputed international and National Journals and conferences. He has coordinated about 60 research projects and 50 consultancy projects in the area of coastal engineering. He has organized 28 engineering training programs.
He has visited many countries in Europe, Asia, USA, Australia, Brazil, South Africa etc for conferences and for delivering invited scientific lectures. His specialization is to solve scientific and technical problems of Coastal and Ocean Engineering structures, Ocean Energy and environmental issues related to infrastructure developments in coastal and ocean space. He was bestowed with the Scientific Achievement Award in Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research during the year 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-13 and 2013-2014 for his distinguished scientific contribution and achievements.