Dr. G. Thavasi Raja


  • B.E. (1998-2002) in ECE with First Class from MEPCO Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi, affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University, TN, India.
  • M.E. (2002-2004) in Comm. Systems with Distinction from Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai, affiliated to Anna University, TN, India.
  • Ph.D. (2012-2016) from Department of Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.


  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of ECE, National Institute of Technology, Trichy - 620015, India (01.06.06 - till date).
  • Research Fellow (On duty under AICTE-QIP scheme), Department of E&ECE, IIT, Kharagpur, India. (24.07.12 - 15.07.15).
  • Lecturer, Dept. of ECE, SSN College of Engineering (SSN Institutions), Chennai - 603110, India (01.09.04 - 26.05.06).
  • Lecturer, Dept. of ECE, SRM Engineering College (SRM Institute), Chennai - 603203, India (11.06.04 - 17.08.04).

Research Areas of Interest

  • Photonics (Fiber Optic Devices & Optical Waveguides)
  • Digital Communication Systems


Book Chapter: R. Rajasekar, G. Thavasi Raja, and S. Robinson, "Photonic Crystal-Based Sensors for Biosensing Applications," Chapter 10, Advances in Photonic Crystals and Devices, CRC Press, Sep. 2019.

Google Scholar Link: https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?hl=en&user=LOXrLLUAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate

Awards / Fellowships / Research Projects

  • AICTE-QIP  Ph.D fellowship (2012-2015).
  • Core Research Grant (2017-2020), SERB. (Value: INR 20.89 Lakhs)

Supervision of Ph.D.

Sl. No       Name of the Student          Fellowship            Area of Research                                 Status

1.              Mr. R. Rajasekar                   MHRD                   Photonic Crystal Waveguides                Ongoing

2.              Mr. N. Ayyanar                      Project                   Fiber Optics Sensors                             Ongoing

3.              Mr. D. Balaji                           MHRD                   Digital Communication Systems            Ongoing

Professional Society Membership

  • Member, IEEE (Communications & Photonics)
  • Member, OSA & SPIE
  • Member, IETE & MIE

Contact Address

Dr. G. Thavasi Raja
Room No: 118, SJB
Assistant Professor
Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
National Institute of Technology (NIT)
Tiruchirappalli - 620 015, Tamil Nadu, India.
Ph. No. 0431-2503317
Mobile: 9443485798
E-mail: thavasi@nitt.edu, g.thavasiraja@gmail.com