Our Team

Mr. Babu Devendiran, Managing Director

Mr. Babu Devendiran has more than a decade of experience with reputed organizations like Ford Motor Company, Jaguar Landrover Ltd and Geometric Limited. He successfully leads and delivered various projects ranging from 2D/3D mesh algorithm development, solver development, CAE User Interface, and established advanced CAE process improvements. With his technical expertise, Leadership and Business acumen, he is steering FutureCAE on its goals. He is also dynamic professional very good in Strategic Planning & Management, Sales and Marketing. He has handled various segments of Business such as Business Development, Key Account Management, and Team Management in various International Engineering Firms.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Design Engineering from College Of Engineering, Guindy from Anna University. His hobbies are reading books, exploring nature by trekking, travelling, conducting Entrepreneurial workshops for engineering students.

Dr. Lakshmanan Palanimuthu, Director-Engineering Services

Dr. Lakshmanan Palanimuthu has close to 10 years of research and industrial experiences at various levels in utilizing predictive engineering capabilities for structural integrity prediction and performance evaluation in the automotive industry. He was part team which consists of major auto OEM, material suppliers and tooling experts in developing ultralight weight car door by making use of lightweight engineering concepts. He has more than 5 years of experience in a leading auto OEM and other companies in delivering projects related to automotive crashworthiness particularly in accordance with various FMVSS, IIHS and NCAP regulations.

He holds a PhD from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India and also worked as postdoctoral researcher in Center for Composite Materials, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, USA. He published several papers in international journals and conferences in the area of fabrication and testing of composite materials and automotive crashworthiness. He is also interested in academic research on process modelling of composite materials for manufacturing, constitutive material model development through phenomenological methods and thermodynamic principles and lightweight engineering based product development and demonstration for automotive applications. His hobby is reading books related to theoretical and applied physics.

Dr. R. Saravanan (MSc, PhD), Advisor, Material Engineering

Dr.R. Saravanan has more than 10+ years of research experience in material engineering with specialization to Nanoporous and Nanomaterials. Started working as academician in engineering colleges soon after his PhD, then joined as Post-doctoral researcher in University of Chile, worked as Researcher in University of St. Andrews, Scotland and moved to University of Tarapaca.Arica, Chile to lead his own research project.

He was awarded University Research Fellowship (URF) from 2009-2011 by University of Madras and many grants such as SERC and CONICYT-FONDECYT related to synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials for visible light photocatalyst.

Dr.R. Saravanan has obtained University Rank in his Post Graduation and obtained his PhD (Material Science) in Department of Nuclear Physics, University of Madras with First Class Honours and a highly recommended thesis by the reviewers. He has published 34 International Journals (h- index-19) and written articles and book in this field. His hobbies are reading books, exploring the new places and listening to Music.

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