R Govindraj

Dr. R Govindraj

Sr. Principal Scientist, CSIR-CEERI Pilani (Chennai Center)

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R.Govindaraj, Senior Principal Scientist is working in CSIR-Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute, Chennai Centre, has more than two decades of R&D experience and engaged in the design and development of electro-optical sensors and imaging technology pertaining to industrial applications. He received M.Sc. degree in Physics from St.Joseph’s College (Autonomous), affiliated to Bharathidasan University, Trichy, Tamil Nadu in 1984. He then received Ph.D. degree in Physics from University of Madras in the year 1996.

As a Project Leader, for the past 12 years he has been working in the area of X-ray imaging based technology development for food and industrial applications. X-ray imaging based mango sorting system, project of DST, New Delhi was developed at CEERI is one of the unique development in India and the technology know-how was transferred and trials of the system was conducted in mango orchards in Ratnagiri region, Maharashtra in association with BS Konkan University. Two more sponsored projects from Industries on X-ray imaging applications were successfully completed for societal purpose.

He has published about 30 research papers in national, international journals and conference proceedings. He has also supervised one Ph.D. thesis, 5 M.Phil. dissertations and about 20 students for M.E./M.Tech./ M.Sc. course projects.