Chandramouli, P.

Professor and Head of the Department

401, Machine Design Section

PhD from The Ohio State University, USA



  • Prof. Chandramouli earned his Ph. D. from The Ohio State University, USA, in 1994. After a stint in the industry with Copeland Corporation (now Emerson Climate Technologies) in the US, he returned to IIT Madras as a faculty in 1997.
  • His primary research interests are in the areas of Musical Acoustics, Meta-Materials for Vibration & Noise Control, Non-linear and Multi-body Dynamics

  1. Thomas French Achievement Award, The Ohio State University, 2016
  2. C V Raman Award, Acoustical Society of India, 2011 and 1999
  3. Young Engineer Award, Indian National Academy of Engineering, 2000

  1. J. Gorain, C. Padmanabhan, 2021, Broadband low-frequency noise reduction using Helmholtz resonator-based meta-material, Noise Control Engineering Journal, vol. 69, pp. 351–363, doi:10.3397/1/376932.
  2. I. Mahalingam, C. Padmanabhan,2021, A novel alternate multi-body model for the longitudinal and ride dynamics of a tracked vehicle, Vehicle System Dynamics, vol. 59, pp. 433–457, doi:10.1080/00423114.2019.1693048.
  3. S. Natarajan, C. Padmanabhan, 2020, Scaled boundary finite element method for mid-frequency acoustics of cavities, Journal of Theoretical and Computational Acoustics, doi:
  4. S. Vijaya Kumar, A. Sarkar and C. Padmanabhan, 2020, Dynamics of a beam with multiple spring/mass attachments using binary asymptotic admissible functions, Proc. IMechE Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, vol. 235, pp. 1317-1328.
  5. I. R. Praveen Krishna and C. Padmanabhan, 2018, “Experimental and Numerical Investigations on Rotor-Stator Rub,” Proceedings of IMechE Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, vol. 232, pp. 3200–3218.
  6. B. Nidish Narayanaa, I. R. Praveen Krishna and C. Padmanabhan, 2018, “A Harmonic-Energy Balance Method for Nonlinear Conservative Systems,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, vol. 422, pp. 526-541.
  7. I. Mahalingam and C. Padmanabhan, 2017, “Planar multi-body dynamics of a tracked Vehicle using Imaginary Wheel model for tracks,” Defence Science Journal, vol. 67, pp. 460-464.