Prof. Dr.S.RAVICHANDRAN M.E., Ph.D
He is the Principal of PGP College of Engineering and Technology, Namakkal. He has 30 years of industry, teaching and research experience. He obtained his Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering from Pondicherry University, M.E. in Energy Engineering from Anna University, Chennai and B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore.
Prior to joining PGPCET, he worked in various capacities at MNC’s like AMTEK Castings India Ltd, ELTEX Super Castings Ltd, MAGNA Electro Castings Ltd, CPC Ltd and Bharathiyar College of Engineering and Technology, Karaikal. He has expertise in handling high pressure automated moulding machines and production of safety critical castings such as disk brake, brake drum, brake cylinder body, power steering, etc for automobile sector.
He was a consultant for leading foundry industries in Coimbatore. He has vast experience in foundry production, process control, R & D and Engineering Education. He has published several papers in international and national journals and conferences. His major research accomplishments are in the field of energy optimization, energy modeling, energy audit, energy conservation and management for cost reduction in industries.