Authors : Dr. P . Purushothama Raj, Dr. V. Ramasamy

Mechanics of Fluids

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Dr. P.Purushothama Raj  is currently Dean of Sri Aravindar Engineering College, Tamil Nadu. He obtained his B.E. Degree from University of Madras, M.E. Degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee  (UP) and Ph.D. from Bangalore University.

Dr. Raj was a warded Bangalore University Silver-Jubilee Independence Day Award for Best Lecturer, Mysore University Best Research Award and Best Paper Award from Institution of Engineers (India). He was a post-doctoral advance research fellow for two years at national Research Council of Canada and was involved in Geothermal Studies at Division of Seismology and Geothermal Studies at Ottawa, Canada. He was a visiting research fellow at University of California, Berkeley, USA, and involved himself in Earth Dam Design.

Dr. Raj was the Dean, College Development Council, University of Madras and he was actively involved in the guidance of all affiliated colleges in the field of learning, teaching, research, infrastructure, autonomy, student amenities and interaction with University Departments. He has presented about 45 papers and written 10books.

Dr. Raj's biographic notes are included in the References Volumes under the following headings: Reference Asia – Asia's Who's Who of men and women for achievements, Asian/American – Who's Who and Asia/Pacific – Who's Who, published by Rifacimen to International, New Delhi.

He served as Director and Principal, VRS College of Engineering and Technology, Director and Principal, Adhiparasakthi Engineering College, Principal and Head of Civil Engineering, Pondicherry Engineering College, and Reader and Lecturer at Bangalore University prior to his current assignment.

Dr. V.Ramasamy is currently the Principal, Adhiparasakthi Engineering College, Melmaruvathur. He obtained his graduation in Civil Engineering from University of Madras and Post Graduate in Structural Engineering from Annamalai University. He pursued his Ph.D. from VIT University, Vellore. He has been working in Adhiparasakthi Engineering College for 22 years. He has presented 10 papers in journals and presented 45 papers in conferences and symposia. He has written 9 books and many articles in leading Magazines. He is guiding 9 Ph.D. scholars and guided12 Post Graduate in Construction Engineering Management. He is also one of the Doctoral Committee Member of research scholars of Anna University, SRM University, VIT University, Sathyabama University and Bharath University. He has organized several National and International events. He was awarded "The Best Engineering College Teacher" by ISTE. He is life member of ISTE and Indian Concrete Institute.