Dr. S.P. Sivapirakasam

 

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Brief Profile:

Dr. S.P. Sivapirakasam is serving as a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, NIT Trichy.He did his BE in Mechanical Engineering from Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli and ME in Industrial Safety Engineering from REC (NIT) Trichy. Soon after his Masters, he joined the Steel Authority of India Ltd., (SAIL), Durgapur Steel plant as a Junior Manager (Safety) and served there for 2 and a half years. He completed his doctoral research in the area of explosives and its process safety from Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI) laboratory, CSIR, Anna University, Chennai.Dr. Sivapirakasam joined NIT Trichy during the year 2007 and since then held several positions and responsibilities at the Institute. He served as the Associate Dean (Administration/ Faculty Welfare) during 2009-2010 where he played a pivotal role in the administration of hospital, guest house, security, shopping complex and institute housekeeping. He was the Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering for 3 years during the period 2017-2020. During his headship, for the first time, the Mechanical Engineering Department grabbed the award for the best department among the departments at NITT. He also served as the Chairman of Safety and Security Services, at NITT during 2020-2021. He has introduced several new theory and laboratory courses in the curriculum of M.Tech program in Industrial Safety Engineering for the first time such as Industrial Safety Engineering laboratory, Industrial Hygiene and Ergonomics laboratory at NIT Trichy.

Dr. Sivapirakasam has a sheer expertise across various domains in Industrial Safety Engineering such as occupational health and hygiene, environmental pollution, ergonomics, risk analysis, pyrotechnics, human vibration analysis, and particulate emissions and control. He is a very prominent researcher with more than 100 papers published in reputed and peer reviewed international journals. Besides, he has authored several books and book chapters with national and international publishers. He has guided 11 doctoral thesis, and more than 50 PG and UG dissertations. He has filed 7 patents out of which 3 are granted. He was also the recipient of several research projects from various funding agencies such as Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF); Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR); Armament Research Board (ARMREB), DRDO; Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC), ISRO; Department of Science and Technology (DST), Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), and ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC). He has carried out a several safety consultancy projects as a lead person at various industries such as the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), Metal Powder Company (Mepco), Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Trichy; Vetrivel explosives Pvt. Ltd., Thuraiyur; WIMCO factory, Chennai; Shri. Saravana Industries Pvt. Ltd., Trichy. He was the consultant for Karur district offsite emergency plan, Puducherry pollution control board and also for the chlorine leak accident, Government of Puducherry and also conducted safety consultancy studies for the facilities at IPRC, Mahendragiri. Besides, Dr. Sivapirakasam has been conducting safety training, as an expert, for the working professionals at Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam for the past 7 years. He served as an expert member under disaster management state crisis group for Karur District, Tamil Nadu and Government of Puducherry.

Area of specialization:

  • Industrial Safety Engineering

Professional experience:

Job Title Employer From To

Professor

NIT Trichy

12.03.2018

Till Date

Associate Professor

NIT Trichy

30.04.2010

12.03.2018

Assistant Professor

NIT Trichy

30.04.2007

30.04.2010

* Earlier, had an industrial experience in Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) Durgapur steel plant as a Junior Manager for 2.5 years & had a teaching experience as a lecturer for the period about 6.5 years.

Educational qualifications:

Examination Board / University Year Division / Grade Specialization

Ph. D

CLRI - Anna University

January, 2007

NA

Mechanical Engineering

M.E

REC Trichy (NIT)

December, 1997

First Class

Industrial Safety Engineering

B. E

Bharathidasan University

July, 1996

First Class

Mechanical Engineering

12th

Board of Higher Secondary Examination

1992

First Class

Mathematics and Science

10th

Board of Anglo Indian School

1990

First Class

Mathematics and Science

Academic/Administrative Responsibilities within the University:

Position Faculty/Department/Centre/Institution From To

Chairman, Safety and Security Services

Institution

Jan 2020

August 2021

Head of Department, Mechanical Engineering

Institution

Feb 2017

Jan 2020

Associate Dean (Faculty Welfare/Administration)

Institution

Jan 2009

September 2010

 

Academic/Administrative Responsibilities outside the University:

Position Institution From To

Expert Member, Disaster Management state crisis group, Union Territory of Pondicherry recognized by Chief Secretariat (Environment)

Government of Pondicherry

January 2011

Till Date

Recognized Safety Auditor for conducting Safety Audit and Risk Assessment in the Industries

Institution of Inspector of factories, Government of Tamil Nadu

June 2009

Till Date

Bureau of Indian Standards committee member of panel CHD 07: P3

Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)

August 2021

Till Date

Awards, Associateships etc:

Year of Award Name of the Award Awarding Organization

2022

Best Innovator Award

NIT Trichy

2021

Best Performer Award

NIT Trichy

2019

Award for the Significant contribution in Research

NIT Trichy

2018

Award for the Significant contribution in Filing Patent

NIT Trichy

2018

Award for the Significant contribution in Research

NIT Trichy

2017

Award for the Significant contribution in Research

NIT Trichy

2009

Life Member

The Institute of Engineers (India)

2002

Life Member

The Indian Society for Technical Education

2002

Associate Member

Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers

 

Details of Academic Work:

(i) Curriculum Development:

Basics of Mechanical Engineering (MEIR11), Engineering Graphics (MEIR12), Production Technology- (MEPC15), Introduction to Mechanical Engineering (MEIR15), Industrial Safety Engineering (MEOE14), Computer Aided Risk Analysis (ME652), Occupational Health and Hygiene (ME655), Industrial Hygiene and Ergonomics Laboratory (ME661), Industrial safety laboratory (ME658).

 

(ii) Courses taught at Postgraduate and Undergraduate levels Post Graduate:

Computer Aided Risk Analysis, Occupational Health and Hygiene, Industrial Hygiene and Ergonomics Laboratory, Industrial safety laboratory. Under Graduate: Basics of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Graphics, Production Technology, Introduction to Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Safety Engineering.

Subject of interest:

  • Industrial Safety Engineering,
  • Occupational Health and Hygiene
  • Safety Management
  • Particulate Emission and Control
  • Human Factor Engineering / Ergonomics
  • Risk Analysis
  • Design of Experiments /Mixture Design

Publications

Research Guidance

Sponsored Projects

Conultancy Projects

Guest Lectures Delivered

Short Term Courses Organised And Attended

Administrative Experience

Professional Affiliation

Awards Achievements and Recognition

Contact Address:

Dr.S.P.Sivapirakasam

Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering

NIT Trichy

Mobile: 9944547215

Telephone: 0431 2503408 Intercom: 3408

Email: spshivam@nitt.edu, spsivam@yahoo.com