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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
Mumbai Port trust
Project management implementation-Consultancy service.
Government of Maharashtra
National centre for Costal Research
Assessment of Nearshore Waves, Currents and Sediment Dynamics along the selected stretch of coasts off Gujarat and Maharashtra.
Ministry of Earth Science, Gov. of India

Successful Projects
Coastal Protection along Maharashtra.
Harbour Engineer Division-PWD Maharashtra
Proposed floating jetty at Dahanu.
Indian Coast Guard

Comprehensive analysis of siltation-Navigation channel.
Ministry of Ports,Shipping & Waterways/DPT
Hydrodynamic characteristics of porous barriers under nonlinear shallow water waves.