Dr.Krishnasamy.T Selvan B.E., M.E., Ph.D.,

Email : selvankt@ssn.edu.in
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PhD (Antenna theory): Jadavpur University, 2002

MS (Electronics & Control): Birla Institute of Technology and Science, 1996

PGCHE (Higher education): University of Nottingham, 2007

BE(Hons) (Electronics & Communication): Madurai Kamaraj University, 1987

 Current and past positions:

               June 2012 – present                                      Professor, SSN College of Engineering
               February 2005 – June 2012                    Associate Professor, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
               January 1988 – February 2005               SAMEER – Centre for Electromagnetics
                                                                                    Scientific Officer ‘SC’ at the time of joining
                                                                                    Scientist ‘E’ at the time of leaving

Professional Recognition/Roles:

  • Founding Chair, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) Madras Chapter
  • IEEE AP-S Region 10 Distinguished Speaker 2015-16
  • Member, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) Education Committee (2006-2018) and Educational Initiatives Subcommittee (2015-2017)
  • Academic Editor, International Journal of Antennas and Propagation (2006 – 2014)
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of RF and Microwave Computer Aided Engineering (2006 – 2011)
  • Visiting Scholar, George Green Institute for Electromagnetic Research, Nottingham, UK (August – September 2009)
  • UNDP Fellow, RFI Industries, Australia (February – April 1994)
  • Reviewer, major international and national journals

Major conferences and workshops organized:

  • Seminar on Exciting Applications of Electromagnetics, 2018
  • Refresher Course on Antennas, 2017
  • Workshop on Key Electromagnetic Concepts, 2016
  • Workshop on Advanced Antenna Technology, 2014
  • Symposium on Electromagnetics and Engineering Education, 2014
  • Workshop on Electromagnetics, November 11-13, 2013.
  • Publications Chair, 2014 IEEE International Microwave and RF Symposium (Bangalore)
  • Student Paper Contest Co-Chair, 2013 IEEE Applied Electromagnetics Conference (Bhubaneswar)
  • Technical Programme Co-Chair, 2011 IEEE Applied Electromagnetics Conference (Kolkata)

Selected list of talks delivered:

  • January 2, 2020: “Teaching and learning electromagnetics in 2020,” BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus
  • April 16, 2019: “Reflective thinking,” IIITD&M, Kancheepuram
  • October 5, 2017: “A story of Maxwell’s displacement current,” and “An introduction to antenna measurements,” IIT Kanpur. Organized by IIT-K AP-S Student Branch Chapter.
  • July 25, 2016: “Understanding and addressing EM education challenges,” National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • October 28, 2014: “Uncertainty in antennas measurements” VIT, Chennai
  • August 13, 2014: “Fundamentals of electromagnetic units and constants,” IIST Trivandrum
  • April 24, 2013: “Antenna considerations,” IIT Madras
  • September 13, 2011: “A tutorial on electromagnetic units and constants,” IISc Bangalore
  • June 2010: “The development of Maxwell’s displacement current concept,” IIT Madras

PhD students graduated:

  1. S. Rajkumar, HCL Technologies Ltd., Chennai
  2. Chin Yeng Tan, GoPro, California, USA
  3. Belle Pei Cheng, Associate Professor, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
  4. G. GnanamGnanagurunathan, Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

 PhD students current:

  1. V. Lingasamy, HCL Technologies Ltd., Bengaluru
  2. M. Akila, Junior Research Fellow

Technical Interests:

 Electromagnetics, Antenna theory, design and measurements, Electromagnetic education, Education

Personal Interests:

Classical music, Reading


Antenna Engineering

Signal Integrity

Antennas and Wave Propagation

Electromagnetic Theory

Principles of Management

Professional Ethics

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Funded Projects:

1 Title Bandwidth enhancement of Ku-band reflectarray antenna for conventional & shaped beams
Organization ISRO-RESPOND
Sanctioned amount Rs. 14.72 lakh
Status Completed
Role Principal Investigator
2 Title Development of radar altimeter antenna
Organization Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd.
Sanctioned amount Rs. 22 lakh
Status Completed
Role Project Manager
3 Title Development of bore sight reflector antenna
Organization National Remote Sensing Agency
Sanctioned amount Rs. 5.4 lakh
Status Completed
Role Project Leader
4 Title Indo-US collaborative research programme with NIST, USA
Organization United States – India Fund
Sanctioned amount Rs. 19.15 lakh
Status Completed
Role Principal Investigator


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