Dr. P. Sivaprakash
Dr. P. SIVAPRAKASH is presently working as an Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, A.S.L.Pauls College of Engineering and Technology. He received his bachelor�s degree in Mechanical Engineering with first class in the year 2006 and master�s degree in Manufacturing Engineering with first class in 2008 both from Government College of Technology, Coimbatore. He completed his Ph.D. in faculty of Mechanical Engineering from Anna University in the year 2012. He got appreciation from Regional Labour Institute, Chennai, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India for his doctoral research work. He devoted himself towards teaching and research, building and grooming young engineers to face the challenges of the modern world in order to get updated with the latest trends in the field of Mechanical Engineering and allied issues, he has actively associated himself with Indian society for technical education, International association of engineers, Indian society of ergonomics, Indian institution of production engineers, Indian institution of industrial engineers, Indian welding society, National safety council, Safety Engineers Association, SAE southern region and Coimbatore productivity council and many other professional bodies. He has had excellent opportunity to carry out research in a variety of areas in industrial safety. With his rich academic, teaching and research experience his Biography has been incorporated in �Who�s Who in the World�, special 29th Edition published in the year 2012, by Marquis Who�s who in the world, New Jersey, USA. & his name had also been included in �2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century, 2012� by International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England. His teaching and research interests are in Industrial Safety, Risk Management, Ergonomics/Human Factors Engineering, Behavioral Based Safety and Industrial Engineering. He has to his credit some publications in the aforementioned areas. He is a recognized editor and reviewer for nearly forty International refereed Journals. He has won many awards for his excellence in teaching and research Work including Shiksha Rattan Puraskar Award for outstanding achievement in education, Education Excellence Gold Medal Award for Institution & Industry Interaction, Rastriya Vidya Gaurav Award for outstanding achievement in Industrial Safety Education, Rashtriya Vidya Saraswathi Puraskar Award for outstanding achievement in Engineering Education, and National Gold Star Award for outstanding achievement in Mechanical Engineering & Engineering Education. He has visited Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. He has considerable interest in tennis and yoga practice. Simplicity and integrity are the hall marks of his success. He is easily approachable and highly creative. He inspires confidence and trust among his peers and treats every individual with due respect.
At the outset, I express my gratitude to my Mother, my wife, my son and my daughter for their support, inspiration and tolerance during the process of writing this book. I thank my principal, A.S.L. Pauls College of Engineering and Technology and my colleagues at the department of Mechanical Engineering for their help and assistance rendered during the completion of this book Most of all, I am indebted to the Management of Karpagam Institute of Technology for providing me with an opportunity, environment and time without which it would not have been possible for me to write this book. I acknowledge the excellent presentation and meticulous editing and proof reading work executed by the editing and production teams of Sara Book Publication.