Dr.P.Muthuchidambaranathan

Dr. P. Muthuchidambaranathan received his B.Engg. Degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Government College of Technology, Coimbatore, India, in 1992, the M.Engg. Degree in Microwave and Optical Engineering, from A.C. College of Engineering and Technology, Karaikudi, India, in 1994. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in optical communication from the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Tiruchirappalli, India in 2009. He is currently working as a Professor in the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Tiruchirappalli, India. His research interests include recent technologies in wireless communications, and optical communications. He published his research papers in refereed international journals, and international and national conferences. He is an author of the textbook “Wireless Communications” (published by Prentice Hall of India).

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Academic Qualifications (From Highest Degree to High School):

Examination

Board /

University

Year

Division/ Grade

Subjects

Ph.D

NIT

Tiruchirappalli

2009

First Class

Analysis of Soliton

Propagation in

Birefringent Optical

Fibers

M.E.

ACCET,

Karaikudi

(Madurai

Kamaraj

University)

1994

First Class

Microwave and

Optical Engineering

B.E

Govt. College of Tech.

Coimbatore

(Bharathiar

University)

1992

First Class

Electronics and

Communication

Engineering

HSC

St.Mary’s

Hr.Sec.School, Dindigul

1988

First Class

I Group

SSLC

St.Mary’s

Hr.Sec.School, Dindigul

1986

First Class

I Group

 

Employment Profile

Sl. No.

 

Designation

Name of the

From

To

 

 

Institute/Organization

Month-year

Month-Year

 

 

 

 

 

1.

R&D and Test Engineer

Radiall Protectron (P) Ltd. Bangalore

10.10.1994

05.05.1995

2.

Lecturer

Shanmugha College of Engineering , Thanjavur

01-06-1995

30-04-1997

3.

Lecturer

NIT-Trichy.

(formerly REC)

02-05-1997

01-05-2002

4.

Lecturer (S.S)

NIT-Trichy.

(formerly REC)

02-05-2002

30.06.2007

5.

Lecturer (S.G)

NIT-Trichy.

(formerly REC)

01-07-2007

30.06.2010

4.

Associate Professor

NIT-Trichy

01.07.2010

11.03.2018

5.

Professor

NIT-Trichy

12.03.2018

Till date

 

Field(s) of Specialization:

  • Wireless Communication
  • Fiber Optical Communication
  • Electromagnetics
  • Air to Ground communication
  • Free Space Optical Communication

Ph.D. Thesis details:

Title: Analysis of Soliton Propagation in Birefringent Optical Fibers

Field/domain: Optical communication

Department: Electronics and Communication Engineering

University: National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli (NITT)

Supervisor: Dr. N. Kalyanasundaram

Year of award: 2009

Academic/Administrative Responsibilities within the University:

Position

Faculty/Department/Centre/Institution

From

To

Chairman of M.S. and Ph.D.

Admissions

Committee

NIT Tiruchirappalli

2017

Till date

Associate Dean    (M.S. /Ph.D.)

NIT Tiruchirappalli

21.12.2018

Till date

Associate Dean  

 (UG-II)

NIT Tiruchirappalli

21.12.2018

Till date

Member of M.S. and Ph.D. Admissions

Committee

NIT Tiruchirappalli

2014

2017

DAC member of

Computer

Support Group

Computer Support Group

-

-

DAC member

ECE

-

-

Member of M.S. and Ph.D. Admissions

Committee

ECE

2010

Till date

Hostel Warden

 

Lapis

-

-

 

Agate Hostel

1997

1998

 

Academic/Administrative Responsibilities outside the University:

Position

Institution

From

To

DC Member

Anna University Chennai, Deemed Universities

-

-

Result Committee Member

Periyar Maniammai University, Thanjavur

-

-

 

Awards, Associateships etc:

Sl No.

Name of Award

Awarding Agency

Year

1

Institute day Award for maximum number of research publications

National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli

2017 and

2018

 

Details of Academic Work:

Curriculum Development

  1. Active participation in revising the UG & PG syllabus every year.
  2. Staff in charge of Communication Engineering Laboratory and developing new experiments to apply the recent trends adopted in the field of Communication systems.
  3. Doing all matters pertaining to Communication Engineering laboratory like procurement and maintenance of equipment, purchase of components, arranging for the service/repair of defective equipment etc.
  4. Participated in developing laboratory instruction material for Communication Engineering Lab; Introduced new experiments based on WiComm Kit, WARP and CommSim.
  5. Giving software assignments & mini projects to the students in the upcoming fields of Wireless Communication and Optical Communication during their course of study.

 

Courses taught at Postgraduate and Undergraduate levels

List of subjects/labs

UG/PG

Engineering Electromagnetics

UG

Fiber Optic Communication  

UG

Analog Integrated Circuits

UG

Electronic Circuits

UG

Digital Systems

UG

Wireless Communication

UG & PG

Fiber Optic Communication  Systems

UG, PG

Broadband Wireless Technologies

PG

 

Other contribution(s)

  1. Developing Wireless System Design Lab
  2. Time-table coordinator. Preparing Class Time-table for UG and PG.
  3. Doing Course allotment to faculty of ECE and Distribution.
  4. Distribution of workload to M.Tech. Scholars in connection with the laboratory classes, cycle tests and end semester examinations.
  5. In-charge of department Xerox machine servicing and maintenance.
  6. Performing as a PAC Chairman in UG and PG levels
  7. Member of M.Tech. Communication Systems Project committee.
  8. Coordinating the final year B.Tech projects and comprehensive exam during the past years.

Research and Development

  • Developed Wireless System Design Lab under DST FIST (Fund: 60 Lakhs) (2012-2017)
  • Purchase initiator and Coordinator of Hardware Equipment and Software procurement for the Wireless Communication lab from Agilent Technologies worth of Rupees One Crore (Total Fund: 160 Lakhs)
  • Research Lab. on Wireless System Design aims at wide range of theoretical research, algorithm development, system architectures and testing facilities to meet the industry standards of present and future wireless technologies.
  • Wireless Communication laboratory supports UG and PG laboratory course. Also  PG , MS by research and PhD projects on the design, theory and prototyping of wireless, optical communication systems. The laboratory includes facilities for the real time testing of experimental prototypes as well as computing resources for system design and analysis.

International Research Collaborations- Ongoing

  • Indo-Italian Joint Project–Collaboration with Politecnico di Milano-Italy. (Indo-Italy Exchange of Researchers Program), DST Sponsored Rs. 10.8 Lakhs (2017-2020). Project title: Networked airborne Base Stations for Disaster Management
  • Collaboration with TOMSK Polytechnic University, Russia and University of New Lisbon, Portugal, MHRD- SPARC sponsored Rs. 73 Lakhs (2019 - 2021). Project title: Self-Energized UAV-assisted Communications for 5G Wireless Networks
  • University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada invited three of my research scholars (Area of research: MIMO System, Cognitive Radio, Underwater Optical Wireless Communication)
  • Politecnico di Milano-Italy invited three of my research scholars. (Area of research: HAP/UAV Communication)

Details of Major R&D Projects:

Title of Project

Funding Agency

Duration

Status

From

To

Ongoing/ Completed

Wireless System

Design Lab (Co-Coordinator)

DST-FIST

2012

2017

Completed

Networked airborne base stations for disaster management

 

DST -Indo-Italian executive program in scientific and technological cooperation

2017

2020

Ongoing


Self-Energised UAV-assisted Communications for 5G Wireless Networks

 

MHRD-SPARC

2019

2021

Ongoing

 

PhDs guided

 S.No

Name of the Scholar

Graduate Programme

Area of Research

Status

1.       

M. Raja

PhD

Tranceiver Design for MIMO Systems

Completed

2.       

S. Hariharan

PhD

Cooperative-MIMO for Cognitive Radio Networks

Completed

3.       

V. K. Jagadeesh

PhD

RF- Free Space Optics

Completed

4.       

M. Surendar

PhD

Multi Uuser  MIMO-OFDM

Completed

5.       

P. G. Sudheesh

PhD

Interference Alignment

Completed

6.       

M. Narasimman

PhD

LTE, Green Communication

Ongoing

7.       

Vineeth Palliyembil

PhD

RF – Free Space Optics

Ongoing

8.       

J AnandPushparaj

PhD

5G Wireless Technology

Ongoing

9.       

R.Rajaganapathi

PhD

Cognitive Radio

Ongoing

10.   

G.Sivakannu

PhD

Air to Ground Communication

Ongoing

11.   

Sammaiah thurpati

PhD

Doing Course work

Ongoing

12.   

Thangaraju

PhD

Doing Course work

Ongoing

13.   

A. Kalaiselvan

M. S.

Multiple antenna systems

Completed

14.   

Sandeep Singh Virk

M. S.

LTE, SC-FDMA

Completed

15.   

Seshanna Katam

M. S.

OFDM

Completed

16.   

Sanjay Singh Yadav

M. S.

Cooperative-MIMO for Cognitive Radio Networks

Completed

 

Workshops/ Symposia/ Conferences/ Colloquia/Seminars Organized (as Chairman/ Organizing Secretary/ Convener / Co-Convener)

Title of Activity

Level of Event

(International/

National/ Local)

Date (s)

Role

Venue

Design, Simulation and

Research Application of Advanced wireless standards Using EEsof

National

July 23-25, 2015

Coordinator

National

Institute of

Technology,

Tiruchirappalli

Microwaves through software

National

November

6 & 7,

2015

Coordinator

National

Institute of

Technology,

Tiruchirappalli

Evolution of 5G and

IoT through

Cognitive Radio

Networks

National

May 6 &

7,

2016

Coordinator

National

Institute of

Technology,

Tiruchirappalli

 

Membership of Learned Societies

Type of Membership (Ordinary

Member/ Honorary Member / Life Member )

Organization

Membership No. with date

Member

IETE

M189094 (2007)

Associate Member

IECE

AM086789-9  (2000)

Life Member

ISTE

LM30443  (2000)

 

Academic Foreign Visits

Country

Duration of Visit

Programme

Singapore

2-4 July 2007

Fourth IEEE and IFIP international conference on Wireless and Optical Communication

Networks (WOCN 2007), Singapore

 

Scholars Visit Under Guidance

Ph.D.   Scholar Visited abroad

Duration of Visit

University Visited

Area & Foreign

Supervisor

M. Raja

Jan-June 2011 & Jan-June 2012

University of

Saskatchewan ,SK, Saskatoon, Canada.

Transceiver

Design           for MIMO Systems Prof. Dr. Ha H. Nguyen

S. Hariharan

Sep 2011-Feb

2012

University of

Saskatchewan ,SK, Saskatoon, Canada.

Cognitive

Radio

Prof. Dr. Ha H. Nguyen

Jagadeesh V K

Dec 2012-May

2013

University of

Saskatchewan ,SK, Saskatoon, Canada.

Underwater

Optical Wireless Communication Dr. Francis M.

Bui

Sudheesh P G

03 Oct 2017-12 Oct 2017

Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico di Milano, 20133 Milano, Italy

Networked airborne Base Stations for Disaster

Management

Vineeth palliyembil

and Anandpushparaj. J

 

11 Nov 2018 – 21 Nov 2018

Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico di Milano, 20133 Milano, Italy

Networked airborne Base Stations for Disaster

Management

 

Publications

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Click here to view the list of National and International Publications.

Book Published as Single Author

  • P.Muthu Chidambara Nathan, ‘Wireless Communications’, Prentice Hall of India, 2008. ISBN:978-81-203-3514- 1

http://www.phindia.com/bookdetail.php?isbn=978-81-203-3514-1

 

Contact Address

Dr. P.Muthuchidambaranathan ,
Professor,
Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering,
National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli -620015

 

Landline No: +91-431-2503309 

Mobile: +91-9442572510