K.S.Rangasamy College of Technology (Autonomous)

Approved by AICTE, New Delhi & Affiliated to Anna University, Chennai

Accredited by NAAC & Courses Accredited by NBA with Tier-I Category DST – FIST

& DBT STAR Sponsored College, Included under Section 2(f) & 2(b) by UGC

HoD Biographical Notes

Dr. S.S.Saravanakumar is working as Professor and Head, Department of Mechatronics Engineering, K.S.Rangasamy College of Technology (KSRCT), (Autonomous), Tiruchengode, Tamil Nadu, India.

Dr.S.S.Saravanakumar a Professor & Head  in Department of Mechatronics Engineering at K.S.Rangasamy College of Technology, Tiruchengode, Namakkal District, TamilNadu, India.  He completed BE (Mechanical Engineering) in the year 2002 at Raja College of Engineering & Technology and ME (Manufacturing Technology) in the year 2004 at Annamalai University, Chidambaram.  Ph.D (Mechanical Engineering) in the year 2014 at Anna University, Chennai .  He has 19 years of teaching experience.  He has guided 5 Ph.D.Scholars . He has Specialized in the areas of Composite Materials, Nano Hybrid Composites, Applied Materials, Manufacturing Engineering, Hybrid Composite Materials, natural fibers .He has Published 19 Articles in  Collaboration with institutions in Outside the Country


He has the member ships in “Life Member Indian Society for Technical Education” And “Life Member Indian Welding Society”.

Research Experience:

  • Received world top 2% of scientist award in the year 2021, 2022 & 2023
  • Published International Journals – 70 (Science Citation Index)
  • International conference- 5
  • Recognized supervisor at Anna University
  • Ph.D. Research Scholars –8; No.of. Scholars completed :5
  • Google scholar citations:5038, h- index: 42, i10-index: 63
  • Doctoral Committee member -7 Scholars

Projects Guided:

He has Guided 16 UG projects and 12 PG projects,


  1. “Concept of Self repair and Efficiency Measurement in Polymer Matrix Composites” in Self-Healin Composite Materials
  2. “Electroactive Polymer Composites and Applications” in Polymer Nanocomposite-Based Smart Materials


He has Published 70 International Journals ,Some of those are :

[1]  K. M. Manikandan, A. Yelilarasi, P. Senthamaraikannan, S. S. Saravanakumar, A. Khan, and A. M. Asiri, “The conducting polymer electrolyte based on polypyrrole-polyvinyl alcohol and its application in low-cost quasi-solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells,” J. Solid State Electrochem., vol. 22, no. 12, pp. 3785–3797, 2018, doi: 10.1007/s10008-018-4070- 4.

[2]  V. P. Arthanarieswaran, A. Kumaravel, and S. S. Saravanakumar, “Physico-Chemical Properties of Alkali-Treated Acacia leucophloea Fibers,” Int. J. Polym. Anal. Charact., vol. 20, no. 8, pp. 704–713, 2015, doi: 10.1080/1023666X.2015.1081133.

[3]  K. M. Manikandan, A. Yelilarasi, P. Senthamaraikannan, S. S. Saravanakumar, A. Khan, and A. M. Asiri, “A study on optical limiting properties of Eosin-Y and Eriochrome Black-T dye-doped poly (vinyl alcohol) composite film,” Int. J. Polym. Anal. Charact., vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 326–333, 2019, doi: 10.1080/1023666X.2019.1596366.

[4]  M. Kathiresan, P. Pandiarajan, P. Senthamaraikannan, and S. S. S. Saravanakumar, “Physicochemical properties of new cellulosic Artisdita hystrix leaf fiber,” Int. J. Polym. Anal. Charact., vol. 21, no. 8, pp. 663–668, 2016, doi: 10.1080/1023666X.2016.1194636.

[5]  S. Indran, R. E. E. Raj, B. S. S. S. S. Daniel, and S. S. S. Saravanakumar, “Cellulose powder treatment on Cissus quadrangularis stem fiber-reinforcement in unsaturated polyester matrix composites,” J. Reinf. Plast. Compos., vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 212–227, 2016, doi: 10.1177/0731684415611756.

[6]  R. Kumar, N. R. J. R. J. Hynes, P. Senthamaraikannan, S. Saravanakumar, and M. R. R. Sanjay, “Physicochemical and Thermal Properties of Ceiba pentandra Bark Fiber,” J. Nat. Fibers, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 822–829, Oct. 2018, doi: 10.1080/15440478.2017.1369208.

[7]  L. Loganathan, S. S. Saravanakumar, and R. Murugan, “Investigation of physicomechanical, thermal, morphological, optical and biodegradation properties of polyvinyl alcohol films reinforced with alkali treated Limonia acidissima shell powder,” Polym. Compos., vol. 43, no. 6, pp. 3544–3559, 2022, doi: 10.1002/pc.26636.

[8]  B. Balavairavan and S. S. Saravanakumar, “Characterization of Ecofriendly Poly (Vinyl Alcohol) and Green Banana Peel Filler (GBPF) Reinforced Bio-Films,” J. Polym. Environ., vol. 29, no. 9, pp. 2756–2771, 2021, doi: 10.1007/s10924-021-02056-y.

[9]  J. S. Binoj, R. E. Raj, B. S. S. Daniel, and S. S. Saravanakumar, “Optimization of short Indian Areca fruit husk fiber (Areca catechu L.)–reinforced polymer composites for maximizing mechanical properties,” Int. J. Polym. Anal. Charact., vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 112– 122, 2016, doi: 10.1080/1023666X.2016.1110765.

[10]  K. M. Manikandan et al., “The effect of γ-ray-irradiated conducting polymer electrolyte and its application of dye-sensitized solar cells to building window glass system,” J. Solid State Electrochem., vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 251–261, 2020, doi: 10.1007/s10008-019-04306-5.

Recognized Reviewer:

  1. Fibers & Polymers- Springer
  2. Journal of Natural Fibers- Taylor & Francis
  3. Carbohydrate Polymers- Elsevier
  4. Engineering Fracture Mechanics- Elsevier
  5. Industrial Textiles –SAGE
  6. Journal of King Saud University- Engineering Services – Elsevier
  7. Journal of Composite Part B – Elsevier