Prof. M V Kartikeyan joined IIITDM Kancheepuram as the Director of the Institute on 12th October 2022. He is a professor of Electronics and Communication Engineering at IIT Roorkee (IITR). Prof. Kartikeyan joined IITR in 2003 as an Associate Professor, and he was elevated to the position of a full-professor in 2009. From 2020 to October 2022, Prof. Kartikeyan was working at IIT-Tirupati on deputation.
An alumnus of Banaras Hindu University and IITBHU, he received his master’s degree in 1985 and PhD in 1992 specializing in Advanced Electronics & Radio Physics and Microwave Engineering. He was a research scientist with the Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute, Pilani from 1989 to 2001. Prior to joining IITR in 2003, Prof. Kartikeyan was with the Institut fu¨r Hochleistungsimpuls-und Mikrowellentechnik, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany (1996, 1998-2000, 2001-2003; and during summers in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012). Prof. Kartikeyan is a recipient of the Hildegard-Maier Research Fellowship for Electrical Sciences of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (1998-2000) and the Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship (2001-2003, 2011, 2012). He is a Fellow of IEEE, INAE, IET, VEDS, IE, and IETE. Prof. Kartikeyan served as a member of the Vacuum Electronics Technical Committee of IEEE Electron Devices Society (IEEE-EDS- VETC) during 2018-2021. He is serving VETC as a corresponding member since 2022. He is on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Microwave and Optical Technology (IJMOT). Prof. Kartikeyan is the principal author of 5 books and he has published more than 350 research papers in peer reviewed transactions/journals and conferences. His current research interests include high power millimeter wave and terahertz sources; RF Circuits, Antennas and Systems; Metamaterials and fractals; Computational Electromagnetics; and RF and microwave design with soft computing and machine learning techniques.
Prof. Kartikeyan held various administrative positions at IITR. He served as the Associate Dean - Faculty Affairs, Chairman - Library Advisory Committee, Academic Chairperson - Electronics & ICT Academy, Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Head of the Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, and Head of the Institute Computer Center.
As the Director of IIITDM Kancheepuram his efforts will be to improve the research ambience of the institute and to facilitate a learning environment where problem solving leads to product development. He hopes the Institute will strive to be a premier institution for design based engineering education with its unique curriculum and efforts to collaborate with industry and research organizations.