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         HONORS and AWARDS


 1.      Mechanical engineering students Atyaab and Arjun Arya have participated under the guidance of Dr.Udayakumar in the prestigious International student design competition 2015 conducted by the American Society Of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (ASHRAE) and came fourth place overall , where students from around hundred leading universities all over the world participated. They received the first prize at the middle east level.


2.   Guided a group of students under the leadership of Yashaan Cooper who have participated in the Robotics competition Techkriti 2015 conducted by  IIT Kanpur and they came 6th position out of 44 teams in the prestigious event.


3    Supervisor for the students who have won the prestigious , Best Idea price at ESREC (Emirates Student Renewable Energy Competition) conducted by the ,UAE University in which around twenty top   universities took part in the  year 2014 . The title of the project is "Development of a  solar mobile charger from the sunshade of the passenger cars and a novel way of utilising heat in the engine exhaust"


4.   Supervisor for the students who have won the prestigious, Best idea price at (ESREC) Emirates Student Renewable Energy Competition conducted by the ,UAE University in which around twenty top   universities took part in the  year 2013 . The title of the project is "Preparation of Bio diesel from the waste vegetable cooked oil"


5.    Served as a Regional Student chair , (in charge of student activities    of the UAE universities) of the  ASHRAE Emirates Falcon Chapter   which is the largest  in the Afro Asia region for 2 years (2008-2010)


6.   Served as a Governing council member  ASHRAE emirates Falcon Chapter for two years (2008-2010)


7.    Participated at the Region At large ASHRAE confernce at Abudhabi , sep 2011. Given the honor of participating in the world general body meeting of ASHRAE as an honorary invitee.


8.    Supervised number of project theses at Under Graduate ,Post Graduate and doctoral levels.  Successfully guided a project titled “Groundnut Decorticator” which won the state award for the First Prize by the  Govt. of Tamil Nadu among various projects during the academic year 1986-87.

9.   Received the state award for the first prize for my undergraduate Thesis by the Govt. of Tamil Nadu for the year 1985


Reviewer of the following international journals 



1.       Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Physical                          Sciences,  NASA, Springer Journal.


2.       International Journal of Applied Energy, Elsevier Journal.



3.       Society of Automotive Engineers , Journals and conferences, USA



4.      Journal of Petroleum and Gas Exploration  Research,

                Inder Science Journal



5.       Academic Journals, Nigeria.


Membership in Professional Bodies

1. Member in SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers),USA.


2. Member in ASHRAE (American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air conditioning Engineers)


3.Life member in ISTE(Indian Society of Technical Education)


4.Life Member Combustion Institute Indian Section.  

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