Sujatha Lakshminarayanan

Head / CEMM

Dr. L. Sujatha, Head, Centre of Excellence in MEMS & Microfluidics (CEMM) and Professor in the Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, Rajalakshmi Engineering College (REC), Chennai has 27 years of experience in teaching and research. Graduating with an A.M.I.E. in Electronics & Communication Engineering from Institution of Engineers (INDIA) in 1991, she obtained her M.E. (Applied Electronics) from Bharathiar University in 1996. She had done her research in the field of Micro Electro Mechancical Systems (MEMS) at Indian Institute of Technology Madras and received her Ph.D degree in 2008. She had also done her Post-Doctoral Fellowship at IIT Madras for the fabrication of an Optical Biosensor during 2011-12. Earlier, she was teaching at Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Chennai, Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Coimbatore and Amrita Institute of Technology and Science, Coimbatore. She is a recognized supervisor under Anna University and guiding a handful of research scholars for their Ph.D program. She is also guiding a number of U.G. and P.G. projects every year. She has published several papers in refereed international journals, more than 40 International Conferences and given invited talks at various Universities. She had received a “Best Poster Award” for her research work presented at IWPSD, IIT Bombay and a “Best Woman Engineer” award from Pondicherry Engineering College. She had visited Singapore, European Countries and USA for presenting her research works. She has published a book chapter in the book titled “Materials and Failures in MEMS and NEMS”. She has fabricated many Micro Devices such as Micro Tweezers, Micro-heater, MEMS Gyroscope, Tri-axes Accelerometer and Digital Microfluidics under Community Chip fabrication Program by NPMASS. She is handling a number of sponsored projects funded by AICTE, AERB, DRDO and DST. Recently, she received a grant of Rs 1.24 Crores for the project titled, “Fabrication of Low-cost Micro-Fluidic Devices for Lab-on-Chip Applications” from DST. Her research interests are fabrication of MEMS and Micro-fluidic Devices for chemical and biosensors.

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