About Dean

Prof. K. Smiles Mascarenhas is the product of prestigious Institutions like the Loyola College (B.Sc, Physics 1971), Chennai and the Madras Institute of Technology (D.M.I.T., 1975, M.E., 1977), Chennai. After completing his M.E. in 1977, he joined the Raman Research Institute (RRI), Bangalore as Scientist in the Millimeter wavelength Radio Astronomy Department. In addition to Research, he also co-ordinated training programs for budding scientists who joined R.R.I. It was here that he discovered that he has a flair for teaching. After working in the field of Radio Astronomy for about 17 years, he is in full time teaching for the past 18 years. After serving as H.O.D in the ECE department of Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology and Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Technology for over eight years, he is currently the Dean (Academic Affairs) at the Coimbatore Institute of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore. He has visited countries like U.K., France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands and Israel on professional invitations. He visited Egypt on the way since the country fascinated him from childhood. He has given invited talks at the I.R.A.M., Grenoble and the Scalar feed designed by him is still used in the IRAM observatory. He presented a paper on Compact Quasi optical Diplexer at the XXII session of the URSI conducted in 1987 at Tel Aviv, Israel.