Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India


Dr. M. Lakshmanan

Prof. M. Lakshmanan

Ph.D., D.Sc. (h.c.), F.N.A.Sc., F.A.Sc., F.N.A., FTWAS



Professor of Eminence & DST Ramanna Fellow
DAE Raja Ramanna Fellow
Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics




Academic Qualifications


Course

Year

Subject

University

M.Sc.

1969

Physics

Madras

Post M.Sc.

1970

Theoretical Physics

Madras

Ph.D.

1974

Theoretical Physics

Madras

D.Sc
Honaris Causa

2009

Theoretical Physics

University of Burdwan


Professional Experience


1. Professor of Eminence, Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics, Bharathidasan University (Since 1 July 2006).

2. DST Ramanna Fellow since (Since 1 July 2007).

3. DAE-BRNS Raja Ramanna Fellow (2006-2007; 2011 - ).

4. Professor and Head, Department of Physics, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli (1994-2006); Head, Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics (1992-2006).

5. Professor of Physics, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapali, India (July 1984 onwards).

6. Honorary Professor, S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Calcutta (1989-1994).

7. Reader in Physics, Bharathidasan University (1982-1984).

8. Reader in Physics, University of Madras Autonomous Post - Graduate Centre, Tiruchirapalli (1978-82).

9. Post-doctoral Fellow : University of Tuebingen, W.Germany (1976-77); Eindhoven University of Technology, Holland (1977-78).

10. Research Fellow/Research Assistant, University of Madras (1970-76).


Area of Specialization


Theoretical/Mathematical Physics with special reference to Nonlinear Dynamics: (i) Solitons and (ii) Chaos


Long Term Fellowships/Visiting Positions held Abroad


1. Japan Society for Promotion of Science Fellowship, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan (1984-85).

2. Swedish Natural Science Research Council Guest Scientist (1981, March-June).

3. Royal Society and Nuffield Foundation Bursary, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, U.K. (1979-80).

4. Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellow, University of Tuebingen, (1976-77); Univ. of Hanover (1982,April-May), W. Germany.

5. Eindhoven University of Technology, Holland Post-doctoral Fellow (1977-78).


Short Term Fellowships/Visiting Positions held Abroad


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Academic Honours/Awards


1. University Grants Commission Career Award for Young Scientists (1980).

2. Raman Research Prize-Gold Medal, University of Madras (1980).

3. Best University Teacher Award (1984), Govt. of Tamil Nadu.

4. S.S. Bhatnagar Prize in Physical Sciences (1989) (India's highest scientific prize).

5. Member, National Board for Higher Mathematics (1989-92).

6. Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy (1992).

7. Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences (1991).

8. Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India (1989).

9. Prof. G. Sankaranarayanan Endowment Lecturer, Annamalai University (1991).

10. Tamilnadu Scientists Award (TANSA) – 1993/94.

11. U.G.C. Hari Om Trust - Meghnad Saha Award in Theoretical Sciences (1990).

12. Hari Om Ashram Prerit Shri Hari Vallabhdas Chunilal Shah Research Endowment Prize – 1996

13. Dr. Biren Roy Memorial Lecture Award of INSA – 1998.

14. Foreign Member,Royal Academy of Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden (1999).

15. Professor M.M. Thomas Endowment Lectureship Award, Bishop Moore College, Mavelikara (2001)

16. Awarded ICTP Senior Associate Fellowship, Trieste, Italy (2002-2008).

17. 76th Indian Science Congress Madurai Kamaraj University Distinguished Scientist Award (2004).

18. Dr. V. Shanmuga Sundaram Endowment Lectureship Award, Annamalai University (2005).

19. Professor Vishnu Vasudeva Narlikar Memorial Lecture Award of INSA - 2006 (Given in 2008) .

20. Goyal Prize in Physics 2005 (given in 2008) .

21. A.C. Banerjee Memorial Lecture Award of National Academy of Sciences -2007.

22. Conferred Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) by University of Burdwan for outstanding contribution to Nonlinear Dynamics (2009).

23. Elected Fellow of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (FTWAS)- 2009.


Research Supervision


Ph.D. Dissertations Completed

Working

27

4


  List of candidates guided/guiding for Ph.D. thesis and their present positions


Sponsored Research Projects


S. No

Title of the Project

Duration

Amount
Rupees in lakhs

Granting Agency

1.

Nonlinear Wave Propagation in Ferromagnets

1979-82

2.0

INSA

2.

Biological Oscillators

1980-83

3.0

CSIR

3.

Differential Geometry of Soliton Systems

1980-83

2.5

UGC

4.

Nonlinear Dynamics (Career Award)

1980-83

2.5

UGC

5.

Nonlinear Excitations in Magnetic Materials

1985-89

3.0

DST

6.

Solitons

1986-89

3.0

DST

7.

Classical and Quantum Chaos in Rydberg Atoms in External Field

1990-94

4.0

CSIR

8.

Nonlinear Dynamics of Magnetic Systems: Coherent and Chaotic Structures

1990-95

6.25

DST

9.

Symmetry, Singularity Structure and Bifurcation Aspects of Certain Nonlinear Differential Equations

1994-97

2.0

DAE

10.

Establishment of a Nonlinear Dynamics Unit

1995-2002

83.0

DST

11.

Nonlinear Differential Equations of Diffusive Type : Spatio Temporal Patterns Bifurcation and Chaos

1998-2001

5.0

DAE

12.

Optical Soliton Interactions in Birefringent Fibers

2002-2005

12.0

CSIR

 

13.

 

Integrability and Nonintegrability of Nonlinear Differential Equations: Role of Symmetries and Singularity Structures

 

2001-2004

 

7.2

 

DAE

14.

Establishment of a Nonlinear Dynamics Unit – Phase II

2002-2007

100.12

DST

 

15.

 

DAE Project “Spatio-temporal Patterns and Localized Structures in Nonlinear Schrodinger Family of Equations in (2+1) Dimensions

 

2004-2007

 

13.0

 

DAE

16.

Library Grant to the Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics

From the year 1990 onwards.
Annual Grant

4.30
per year

DAE (NBHM)

 

17.

 

DST Ramanna Fellowship Grant

 

2007-2010

 

40.2

 

DST

18.

Establishment of a Nonlinear Dynamics Unit – Phase III

2008-2013

284.00

DST

19.

DST Ramanna Fellowship project

2011-2014

33

DST



Publications


1. Papers published in International Journals

270

2. Proceedings/General Articles

31

3. Books Published by International Publishers

9



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Dr. M. Lakshmanan
Ph.D., D.Sc. (h.c.), F.N.A.Sc., F.A.Sc., F.N.A., FTWAS

Professor of Eminence & DST Ramanna Fellow
DAE Raja Ramanna Fellow
Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics
School of Physics
Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli - 620 024
India
Telephone: 0431 – 2407057
Fax. : 0431 – 2407093
E-mail:lakshman.cnld@gmail.com, lakshman25@satyam.net.in, lakshman@cnld.bdu.ac.in