IIT Roorkee professor MV Kartikeyan takes charge as director of IIITDM Kancheepuram

Kartikeyan took over charge from IIITDM Kurnool director Somayajulu, who was appointed as the interim director of IIITDM Kancheepuram in August 2021.

MV Kartikeyan (Image: Official)MV Kartikeyan (Image: Official)

Anu Parthiban | October 13, 2022 | 11:43 AM IST

NEW DELHI: MV Kartikeyan took charge as the new director of Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Kancheepuram (IIITDM) Kancheepuram, on October 12, 2022.

Kartikeyan took over the charge from IIITDM Kurnool director DVLN Somayajulu, who was appointed as the interim director of IIITDM Kancheepuram in August 2021 by the ministry of education.

Kartikeyan assumed office in the virtual presence of S Sadagopan, chairman - Board of Governors, registrar, senior professors, deans, and HoDs.

Addressing all, Kartikeyan said that his efforts will be to improve the academic and research ambience of the institute. He emphasized the significance of securing more sponsored projects, quality publications and patents.

MV Kartikeyan is a professor of Electronics and Communication Engineering at IIT Roorkee and was on deputation to IIT-Tirupati. An alumnus of Banaras Hindu University and IITBHU, he received his master’s degree in 1985 and PhD in 1992. He was a research scientist with the Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute, Pilani from 1989 to 2001.

“Prior to joining IIT Roorkee in 2003, he was with Institute for Pulsed Power and Microwave Technology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany. Prof. Kartikeyan is a recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship and the Hildegard–Maier Research Fellowship for Electrical Sciences,” the institute informed.

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He is the principal author of five books. He has published more than 350 research papers in peer reviewed transactions/journals and conferences. “His current research interests include high power millimeter wave and terahertz sources; RF Circuits, Antennas and Systems; Metamaterials and fractals; Computational Electromagnetics; and RF and microwave design with soft computing and machine learning techniques.” it said.

As an administrator at IIT Roorkee, Professor Kartikeyan served as the Associate Dean - faculty affairs, chairman - library advisory committee, academic chairperson - Electronics & ICT academy, head of the department of computer science and engineering, head of the department of electronics and communication engineering, head of the institute computer center. He served as a dean, faculty affairs at IIT-Tirupati.

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