Dr. K Manivannan is currently the Associate Director of SRM Institute of Science & Technology (SRMIST) a Deemed University, Trichy campus under the MHRD, Government of India. He received his Ph.D. in Theoretical Fluid Mechanics with distinction. He earned his M.Tech in Computer Science & Engineering. His research interest and expertise include Theoretical Computer Science, Theoretical Fluid Mechanics, Fuzzy Logic, and Transform Techniques. He is also the co-ordinator of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Development Centre, sponsored by the Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India.
Dr. K Manivannan is chiefly prominent as a stickler for quality, team builder, and a natural motivator with perseverance and integrity. Complemented with these qualities Dr. K Manivannan’s excellent communication skills and leadership qualities have earned him several headship and management positions. He is now the Vice –President (Industry & academia Relations), IFEES, Chair-GEDC-India Chapter, and National Vice-President of Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), New Delhi, one of the largest professional organizations in India, with the motto of Career Development of Teachers and Personality Development of Students and overall development of Engineering Education System. Before assuming this coveted position he has been elected as National Executive Council Member of ISTE for five terms. He was a member of the Academic Council of the prestigious University of Madras for two terms of six years.
Dr. K Manivannan’s life philosophy has always been: “Laugh so Hard That even Sorrow Smiles at You, Live Life so Well that even Death Loves to see you Alive, Fight so Hard That even Fate accepts its Defeat….”