Dr. S. Selladurai, M.Sc.,M.Phil., Ph.D.,
Additional Controller of Examinations
Professor S. Selladurai was born on 13.03.1962 in Tiruvarur district of Tamil Nadu, India. He was awarded B.Sc. degree in Physics from Madras University in the year 1981, followed by Master degree from Bharathidasan University in the year 1984. He gained his M.Phil and Ph.D from the Faculty of Science and Humanity, Anna University, Chennai in the years 1987 and 1990 respectively. As a budding researcher he worked as UGC Junior Research Fellow and UGC Senior Research Fellow during his course period at Anna University, Chennai.
His relationship with the department extended by working as a Research Associate in the Department of Physics, Anna University, Chennai in the year 1990. He has also worked as a Post Doctoral fellow in Marie Curie University, France during 1991-92. Started his teaching career as a visiting faculty in the year 1992 at MIT campus and later became Professor of Physics from 2009 onwards, Anna University, Chennai. He currently possess 21 years of UG level teaching, 18 years of PG level teaching and 27 years of research experience.
His areas of interest are Nano-ionic materials for Lithium Batteries, Magnesium Polymer batteries, Supercapacitors and hydrogen storage materials. He was established the Solid State Ionics Lab. From the scratch associated with the Department of Physics, through his sheer efforts the laboratory is currently equipped state of the art instruments for nanomaterial preparation and processing. He has guided 28 Post-Graduate students and 8 M.Phil. Students for their final year project works in the above mentioned areas. To his research credit he has published about 54 research papers in the National and International Conferences and above 74 research papers in the National and International Journals. He has evaluated 23 PhD theses as an external examiner. He has produced 7 PhD's in the past and at present he is guiding many PG students and about 2 Research Scholars for their Ph.D Programmes of Anna University, Chennai.
He has delivered many invited lectures in reputed educational institutions and professional societies. He has organized many international conferences, national seminars and workshops. He has organized several programs for the motivation of school students towards science and technological upliftment of rural people. Most of his programs focus on transferring technology to rural people. He has visited France, Italy, Germany, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Poland and Malaysia in connection with research collaboration, presenting papers in the international conference and other research activities
He has successfully completed various government sponsored research projects. He was a recipient of Young Scientist Research Award from TNSCST, Chennai-25 in the year 1995 and UGC Research Award in 1999-2002. He has edited several books and has authored 2 books enlightening engineering students. Also authored and published several industrial and institutional research reports.
As a National Service Scheme (NSS) Programme Coordinator for 9 years, he has conducted several rural camps and programs. Programs like, One day Seminar on Technologies for Rural Development and Conducted Free Computer (Laptop) training programme for School students and self-help groups were notable. For his service he was awarded "Tamil Nadu State NSS Award: Best NSS Programme Coordinator for the year 2006-07". He has also design and fabricated Solar Energy Operated Electric Cycle for Specially abled Persons (sponsored by RuTAG).
He has served as MIT Internet Center - Co-ordinator 1999-2002, President (2006) (ISA) Instrumentation Systems and Automation, South India Section and Chairman, Students Sections, District 14, ISA, USA. He is an active Life member of Society of Advanced Electrochemical Science & Technology and Electrochemical Society of India. Nodal Officer for Rural Technology Action Group (RuTAG, Govt. of India) Programme, Anna University, Guest editor in Journal of IONICS, Published by Springer and Deputy Chairman, Anna University Sports Board during 2011-2014.
With 9 years of vast administrative experience excelled in many positions he has fielded at Anna University, Chennai. Member: Committee to inspect and enquire for excess fee collection in Professional Engineering Colleges, Higher Education Department, Govt. of Tami Nadu from Nov. 1, 2012 onwards.
With the wide range of academic, research and administrative experience, his services were fully utilized by the Authorities of Anna University, Chennai and Government of Tamil Nadu for many excellent works done by them.
At present working as Additional Controller of Examinations, University Departments, Anna University, Chennai.