V. Sundar is currently a Senior Professor at IITM, and his contributions to the field of Ocean and Coastal Engineering is a well-known. He has published more than 400 international papers including about 120 international journal papers. He is an Associate Editor/ member of Editorial board of several journals and conducted several conferences. Professor Sundar’s personal research has a main hold in wave energy starting from 1984 when he started working on OWC type wave energy and was the first to establish the wave energy potential along the Indian coast through his publication in Ocean Engineering Journal in 1986 and Energy in 1987. Since then, he had carried out several studies pertaining to wave energy potential and optimization of OWC devices. He was invited to Germany by several agencies, like EU, DFG and DAAD for a continuous 15 years. In 2006, the University of Wuppertal, Germany, conferred on him an Honorary Doctorate degree in recognition of his extraordinary accomplishments as an outstanding educator and researcher through collaborative research projects, and for his extraordinary teaching skills and dedication to students in Germany. He has completed successfully 4 Indo German research projects and presently been awarded a major project by Norwegian Council of Scientific research. Apart from the above, he has also completed 10 research projects and over 200 consultancy projects from India and abroad. Recognizing Prof.Sundar’s credentials, NTNU Norway recently awarded Visiting Research Professorship for 3 consecutive years.
Prof. Vallam Sundar has guided 17 Ph.D theses and many of his former students are faculty in several universities worldwide. Since 1981, Prof. Sundar was recipient of several awards and prizes recognizing his contributions to technical literature and practical solutions in coastal hydraulics.
Membership of Professional bodies: International Association of Hydro environment Engineering and Research (IAHR); American Society of Civil Engineers, Vice Chairman, Executive Committee of Asia Pacific division (APD) of IAHR during 2005-06; Chairman, Executive Committee of IAHR-APD from May 2007-till date; Member, European Union for Coastal Conservation (EUCC); Member, The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA), London, U.K; Member, Coastal Research foundation, U.S.A; Fellow, Indian Society for Hydraulics, India; Member of the Nominating Committee (NC 2013) of IAHR for election of its council members.
Publications: Indian Journals : 9; International Journals : 112; International Conferences: 214; National Conferences: 81.
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Professor V. Sundar
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India
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