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Received Masters (2003) and Ph.D (2007) degrees in Ocean Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from Madurai Kamarajar University, India.

Primary research interest is in the field of coastal engineering with special emphasis to numerical modelling of coastal process, wave transformation, harbour tranquillity, tidal hydrodynamics, wave-structure interaction, sediment transport, design of coastal structures and in-situ measurement of ocean parameters; waves, tides, currents, coastal-water-quality and sediment transport.

Ongoing projects
Maharashtra Maritime Board
Technical Feasibility Study of Thane Creek Waterway.
Government of Maharashtra
Kandla Port Trust
Comprehensive analysis of siltation behaviour.
Ministry of Shipping

Successful Projects
Technical feasibility of green field port development.
RITES, New Delhi
Coastal monitoring along south Gujarat districts.
Government of Gujarat

Numerical Modelling of Waves and Sediment Transport Characteristics.
National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT)
Tidal Energy Resource Assessment for Potential Indian Sites.
Government of India