Prof. T.M. Mathai
A Senior Engineering professional having a masters degree in structural engineering from Annamalai University. He worked as a Senior Research Fellow at the Regional Engineering College, (presently NIT) Trichy for three years on a Department of Science and Technology (Govt of India) sponsored project titled ‘Polymer Fiber Reinforced Concrete Beams subjected to combined Bending and Torsion’. Later he worked as a Senior Lecturer (Civil) at the North Eastern Regional Institute of Science & Technology (NERIST), which is a Central University in Arunachal Pradesh for seven years. In addition to teaching he worked as the Institute Engineer of NERIST as an additional responsibility. Later he proceeded to Ethiopia on a UNDP sponsored Education Sector Development Program as a subject expert for eight years. While being in Ethiopia, in addition to teaching he took active interest in social activities like anti HIV-AIDS, famine relief for which commendation certificates were received from Government of Ethiopia and an Italian N.G.O. After returning from Ethiopia in 2005, he worked as an Associate Professor in Civil Engineering at SAINTGITS, Kottayam, India till 2008 after which he joined Manipal University, Dubai campus as a Senior Lecturer. Later he worked as a faculty of Salalah College of Technology, Oman till the end 2016.