Research Capability





College of Engineering

1. Electrical & Computer Engineering Department

Staff Name Research Areas
Mr Ali Abdullah Hamed Al Mahruqi
alialmahruqi@nu.edu.om
  • IT Governance Frameworks
  • Cloud Computing
Asst Professor Dr Mansoor Ali K P
mansoorali@nu.edu.om
  • Mobile Ad hoc Networks
Asst Professor Dr K Vijayalakshmi
vijayalakshmi@nu.edu.om
  • Component Based Software Development
  • Software Quality Management
  • Data Mining
Asst Professor Dr Dharmasa
dharmasa@nu.edu.om
  • Power System
  • High Voltage & condition Monitoring
Asst Professor Dr R Muralidharan
muralidharan@nu.edu.om
  • Antenna Array
Asst Professor Dr Geetha Achuthan
geethaachuthan@nu.edu.om
  • Wireless Network Security
  • Data Mining
Asst Professor Dr K Suresh Manic
sureshmanic@nu.edu.om
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Controller Design
  • Image processing
Asst Professor Dr Satish S Tanavade
satishtanavade@nu.edu.om
  • Power Electronics and its applications to Power Systems
Asst Professor Dr Feras Nadhim Hasoon Al Attar
ferasalattar@nu.edu.om
  • Optical Communication
  • Optical CDMA
  • Digital Image Processing/Image Enhancement
Asst Professor Dr Okedu Kenneth Eloghene
okedukenneth@nu.edu.om
  • Power System Stability Analysis
  • Augmentation and Integration of Wind Farms into Power Systems
  • Hybrid Renewable Energy System Penetration (Standalone) and Grid Connected System (non-Autonomous)
  • Future Energy Storage System (Hydrogen Gas Production)
  • Fuel Cells Applications
Dr Venkateswara Sarma Mallela
sarmamallela@nu.edu.om
  • Control and Guidance
  • Systems Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
Dr R.Krishna Priya Godwin
krishnapriya@nu.edu.om
  • Biomedical Engineering along with Soft Computing Techniques
  • Control Engineering

2. Civil & Environmental Engineering Department

Staff Name Research Areas
Asst Professor Dr Hafez Al Sadeq
hafezalsadeq@nu.edu.om
  • Seismic Design Codes for High-rise Buildings
  • Nonlinear Static Analysis (Pushover Analysis)
  • Nonlinear Dynamic Behaviour of Concrete Buildings under Earthquake Loads
  • Evaluation and strengthening of existing buildings against Seismic Loads
  • Frame–shear Wall Interaction under Horizontal Loads in RC buildings
  • Seismic Behavior of Elevated and Ground Water Tanks
Asst Professor Dr Natiq Joodi
natiqjoodi@nu.edu.om
  • Water Resources Management
  • Desalination
  • Waste Management
  • Surface and Subsurface Drainage
Assoc Professor Dr Omar Amoudi
omaramoudi@nu.edu.om
  • Risk Management in Construction
  • Building Information Modelling
  • Procurement Methods and Construction Contracts
  • Construction Management
  • Sustainability and Construction
Asst Professor Dr Balamuralikrishnan R
balamuralikrishnan@nu.edu.om
  • Seismic Upgradation and Health Monitoring of Structures
Asst Professor Dr S V Satyanarayana
satyanarayana@nu.edu.om
  • Water Treatment
  • Wastewater Treatment and Desalination
  • Production of value added products from Industrial Solid Waste
  • Bio Gas, Bio Diesel and Energy Resources
  • Desert Soil Conditioning and Nutrients Reclamation
Asst Professor Dr N Aravind
aravind@nu.edu.om
  • Repair and Rehabilitation of RC Structures
  • Design of Steel and Pre-stressed Concrete Structures
Asst Professor Dr Sudheer Kumar Shukla
sudheershukla@nu.edu.om
  • Membrane Filtration Technology
  • Gas Separation & Process Integration
  • Air Pollution & Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Waste to Energy/Product
  • Microbial Fuel Cell & Algae Biofuel
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Climate Change
  • Clean Development Mechanism
Dr Ajaya Kumar K
ajayakumar@nu.edu.om
  • Transportation
  • Water Resources
Dr Basim Al Khateeb
basimalkhateeb@nu.edu.om
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Waste Management
Dr Akbar Karimi
akbarkarimi@nu.edu.om
  • Water Resources Management

3. Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department

Staff Name Research Areas
Professor Dr Sudhir C V
sudhircv@nu.edu.om
  • Thermal Engineering
  • Alternate fuels for Internal Combustion Engine
  • Non-conventional Fuels
  • Solar Energy/other Renewable Energy & Utilization
  • Bio-renewable Fuels
Professor Dr Murali R V
muralirv@nu.edu.om
  • Materials & Manufacturing
  • Process Optimization
  • Applications of Neural Networks for Manufacturing
Dr V Suresh Babu
sureshbabu@nu.edu.om
  • Non-symmetric Gear Systems
  • Special Machine Design
  • Low cost Automation
  • CAD/CAM/CAE
Dr Moammer Ali Saud Al Tubi
moammeraltubi@nu.edu.om
  • Condition Monitoring of Rotating Machinery
  • Vibration Analysis
  • Artificial Neural Networks
Assoc Professor Dr G R Ramesh Kumar
rameshkumar@nu.edu.om
  • Condition Monitoring of Rotating Machinery
  • Vibration Analysis
  • CAD/CAM
  • Statistical Process Control and Process Capability Studies
  • Mechatronics and Rapid Prototyping
  • Manufacturing Engineering and Systems
  • Artificial Neural Networks
Assoc Professor Dr Amuthakkannan R
amuthakkannan@nu.edu.om
  • Software-based Mechatronics System Design
  • Solar Energy
Assoc Professor Dr Saravanan A M
saravanan@nu.edu.om
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Heat Transfer
Assoc Professor Dr Geetha Devi
geethadevi@nu.edu.om
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Nanotechnology
Asst Professor Dr M Achuthan
achuthan@nu.edu.om
  • Energy and Energy Sytems
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems
  • Heat Transfer
  • Thermal Engineering
Asst Professor Dr Dinesh Keloth Kaithari
dineshkeloth@nu.edu.om
  • Renewable Energy
  • Heat Transfer
  • Thermal Applications
Asst Professor Dr Nagaraj Shivappa Nayak
nagarajshivappa@nu.edu.om
  • Tribology
  • Combustion
  • Thermal and Energy Engineering
Asst Professor Dr Syed Murtuza Ali S K
syedmurtuza@nu.edu.om
  • Green Polymers, Composites and Hybrid Nanocomposites
  • Interpenetrating Polymer Networks (IPN)
  • Polymer-bound Catalysts
  • Decontamination of Oil Produced Water and Industrial Efflluents
Asst Professor Dr Lakkim Setty Nageswara Rao
nageswararao@nu.edu.om
  • Separation Processes
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Nanotechnology Applications
  • Solar Energy Applications
Asst Professor Dr Santosh Madhav Walke
santoshwalke@nu.edu.om
  • Multiphase Flow
  • Process Design and Simulation
Asst Professor Dr Anna Jesil Cheriyan
annajesil@nu.edu.om
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Nanotechnology
Asst Professor Dr Priy Brat Dwivedi
priydwivedi@nu.edu.om
  • Water Treatment (by adsorption, biosand filteration)
  • Anticorrosive Coatings
  • Chemical Synthesis and Characterization
Dr Abubacker K M
abubackerkm@nu.edu.om
  • Design – Analysis and Optimization
  • Renewable energy resources
Dr Shah Jahan
shahjahan@nu.edu.om
  • Waste Water Treatment
  • Application of Nanotechnology in Wastewater Treatment
  • Corrosion Environmental Sciences

4. Mathematics and Statistics Department

Staff Name Research Areas
Professor Dr Syed Mohd Rizwan
syedrizwan@nu.edu.om
  • Reliability Modeling and Analysis
  • Applied Probability
  • Stochastic Processes
Asst Professor Dr Senguttuvan A
senguttuvan@nu.edu.om
  • Stochastic Differential Systems
  • Fuzzy systems
Asst Professor Dr Padmavathi Narayanan
padmavathi@nu.edu.om
  • Reliability Modeling and Analysis
  • Applied Probability
Asst Professor Dr Javed Ali
javedali@nu.edu.om
  • Numerical Analysis-Solution of Functional Equations
  • Optimal Homotopy Asymptotic Method with Daftardar-Jeffery Polynomials
  • Standard Optimal Homotopy Asymptotic Method
  • Homotopy Methods
  • Iterative Methods
  • Finite Difference Method
Asst Professor Dr K.R. Karthikeyan
karthikeyan@nu.edu.om
  • Complex Analysis-Geometric Function Theory
Dr Ahmed Ibrahim Mohamed Abdellatif
ahmedabdellatif@nu.edu.om
  • Bio-fluid Mechanics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Peristaltic Transportation
  • Hydrodynamics

5. Educational and Professional Development Department

Staff Name Research Areas
Ms Prekerthi Paniker
prekerthipanikar@nu.edu.om
  • Entrepreneruship Education
  • Human Resource Mangement
  • Professional Development
Asst Professor Dr Punam Datt
punamdatt@nu.edu.om
  • Education and Educational Psychology

6. IT Services

Staff Name Research Areas
Mr M M M A Riffai
riffai@nu.edu.om
  • Big Data
  • Internet of Things
Dr P Mahalingam
mahalingam@nu.edu.om
  • Storage Area Networks and its Securities

College of Pharmacy

Staff Name Research Areas
Prof Dr Jayasekhhar P Nair
jayasekhar@nu.edu.om
  • Computer aided drug designing
  • Phytochemical and pharmacological screening
  • Health outcome research
Prof Dr Alka Ahuja
alkaahuja@nu.edu.om
  • Formulation development
  • Nanotechnology and targeted drug delivery
  • Health research outcomes/ Clinical Pharmacy
Dr Majed M Abukhader
majedabukhader@nu.edu.om
  • Clinical biochemistry
  • Nutrition biochemistry
  • Nutrition education
  • Bioinformatics
Prof Dr Shah Alam Khan
shahalam@nu.edu.om
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Drug design
  • Ethno-pharmacology and Phytochemistry
Prof Dr AR Mullaicharam AR
mullaicharam@nu.edu.om
  • NanoPharmaceuticals:Targeted Drug Delivery -
  • Nanosuspensions and nanoemulsions
  • Formulation & evaluation of herbal cosmetics
Dr Nida Mohammed Ali Al Wadi
nidaaliwadi@nu.edu.om
  • Pharmaceutical dosage form design and Development
  • Targeted Drug Delivery
  • Antimicrobial screening
Dr Nirmala Halligudi
nirmalahalligudi@nu.edu.om
  • Phytochemical extraction, Chemical analysis, Spectroscopy, Food and cosmetic analysis
Dr Abdul Salam Nazmi
abdulsalam@nu.edu.om
  • Health outcome studies of cardiovascular disease and Diabetes mellitus
  • Drug utilization patterns
  • Pharmacovigilance and ADR reporting

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