A veteran academician, an inspiring teacher, researcher, administrator and a successful Civil Engineering practioner, Professor, Dr.S.R.R.Senthilkumar has donned multiple key roles in his professional career spanning 39 years, which includes his teaching and research experience abroad.
He is currently the Principal of Sona College of Technology, Salem - a premium technology education institution in Tamilnadu.
Professor Dr.S.R.R.Senthilkumar has always been passionate about transferring the latest expertise and knowledge from the institution to the field. During his career, he has worked for 6 years in the construction industry contributing significantly to the development of civil construction projects in Coimbatore.
Professor Dr.Senthilkumar's academic and research side could be glimpsed from several of his published works. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed scientific papers in reputed, refereed national and international journals that explore new frontiers in civil engineering topics. These published works have gained high impact factor. He is listed as one of the top ranking scientists in AD Scientific Index 2022 at 16th position.
Having close ties in the global academic circuit, Dr.Senthilkumar has delivered several special invited talks at global forums in countries like Thailand and South Korea. Recently, he has visited various universities and institutions in United Kingdom, Europe, Scotland, Singapore, Oman, UAE, Thailand and South Korea for interactions with officials and for firming up collaborations in the area of Faculty / Student research. He has signed several MoUs during these visits.
He serves on various committees of academic and professional bodies at the national and international levels. Dr. Senthilkumar holds the position of an Executive Chair at IIT Madras Incubation Cell. In this capacity of an Executive Chair, he mentors many young entrepreneurs through Sona–IITMIC Incubation Foundation.
Under his leadership, Sona has obtained financial grants which include Rs.435.27 lakhs for the research and development projects, Rs.647.43 lakhs for testing and consultancy services and 78 patents have been filed. An experienced and knowledgeable examiner, he has evaluated 4 Indian Doctoral Theses (as a foreign Examiner) and 4 Doctoral Research Scholars have completed their Ph.D under his guidance.
Dr.S.R.R.Senthilkumar is a recipient of the following awards:
An affable leader, his geniality complements his academic and professional merits. Undoubtedly, he is better known as an institution builder and takes Sona to new heights year on year, both in academics and in R & D fronts, while making tangible contributions to his passionate Civil Engineering field.