Dr.S.Rajadurai

 
Dr.S.Rajadurai
Dr.S.Rajadurai

President, CEO and Head of R&D
Sharda Motor Industries Ltd

Honorary Visiting Professor , Department of Automobile Engineering, Kattankulathur Campus, SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University).

 

Education
Ph.D. Physical Chemistry (Catalysis) Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, 1979
M.Sc Chemistry University of Kerala, 1975

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Selected Publications

  • "Spectroscopic and Cryoscopic Studies of Bromine in Carbon Tetrachloride and Nitrobenzene", S. Rajadurai, J. Rajaram, V. K. Ramakrishna and J. C. Kuriacose, Acta.Cienc.Indica, (ser) Chem., 6(2) 61 (1980).
  • "Acidity and its Role in Zeolite Catalysis", V. Mary Selvi and S. Rajadurai, Ind. Chem. Manufacturer, 1, 1-10 (1983).
  • "Gravimetric Adsorption Measurements using Linear Variable Differential Transformer", S. Rajdurai, Ind. Chem. manufacturer, 1, 1-6 (1983).
  • "Recent Developments on the Studies of Clathrates", M. Chacko, and S. Rajadurai, Ind. Chem. Manufacturer, 21, 7 (1983).
  • "Zeolites and their Structural Properties", M. A. Jachintha and S. Rajadurai, Ind. Chem. Manufacturer, 2, 1-25(1984).
  • "Effect of Ni (II) Substitution on Acidity and Catalytic Activity of Zeolites", V. G. Anand and S. Rajadurai, J. Bang. Acad. Sci., 9, 113-116 (1985).
  • "Effect of Be (II) and Ni (II) Substitution on Acidity and Catalytic Activity of A-type Zeolites", V. Mary Selvi, A. Selvanathan and S. Rajadurai, Mat. Chem., and Phys., 12, 483-48 (1985).
  • "Thermogravimetric Analysis and Application of Inorganic Clathrates", M. Chacko and S. Rajadurai, J. Bang. Acad. Sci., 10,31-36 (1985).
  • "A Design for a Thermobalance", S. Rajadurai, Chemistry Education, 3, 43-46 (1986).
  • "Nickelocene: A Universal Quencher of Organic Triplets",S. Rajadurai and P. K. Das, Chem. Phys. Lett., 129, 244-251 (1986).
  • "Dehydration of Ethanol on Filtrol and Modified Filtrols", S. Rajadurai and T. M. Geetha, Mat. Chem. and Phys., 15, 173-183 (1986).
  • "Catalytic Activity of the 1:1:1 Zn,Cr and Fe Mixed Oxide: Mechanistic Study of the Ketonization of Acetic Acid", S. Rajadurai and J. C. Kuriacose, Mat. Chem. and Phys., 16,17-29(1986).
  • "Evidence for Triplet-Doublet Energy Transfer in the Naphthalene-Benzophenone System in Tetrahydrofuran", H. Hiratsuka, S. Rajadurai, G.L. Hug, P. K. Das and R. W. Fessenden, Chem. Phys. Lett., 137, 255-260(1987).
  • "Structural Relaxation in 1, 2, 6-Trimethyl-3, 5-Diphenyl-4-Pyridone Triplet",S. Rajadurai and P. K. Das, J. Photochem., 40, 3410354 (1987).
  • "Reactivity and Photophysical Behavior of Chromone Triplet.A Laser Flash Photolysis Study", S. Rajadurai and P. K. Das, Canad. J. Chem., 65, 2277 (1987).
  • "Deoxygenation of Cresol on Houdry and Modified Houdry Catalysts", M. A. Jachintha and S. Rajadurai, Bull. Soc. Chim. Belg., 96, 83-88 (1987).
  • "Reactivity of Ternary Oxides of Zn,Cr, and Fe for Ketonization of Acetic Acid", S. Rajadurai and J. C. Kuriacose, Ind. J. Chem., 26A, 384-8 (1987).
  • "Catalytic Study of Binary Oxides of Zn, Cr and Fe for Decarboxylation Reaction", S. Rajadurai and J. C. Kuriacose, Ind. J. Chem., 26A, 7-11(1987).
  • "Synthesis Structural Characterization and Catalytic Study of ZnCrFeO4 Spinel", S. Rajadurai, Mat. Chem. and Phys., 15, 459-466(1987).
  • "Quenching of Singlet Oxygen by Nickelocene", S. Rajadurai, K. Bhattacharyya and P. K. Das, J. Photochem., 37, 33-40(1987).
  • "Sensitized Photorearrangements of 3, 3, 5 Triary-2 (3H)-Furanones to 3, 4, 5 - Triaryl-2 (5H)-Furanones. Steady State and Laser Flash Photolyis Investigation", K. R. Gopidas, S. Rajadurai, P. K. Das and M. V. George, J.Org, Chem., 52, 2831-38 (1987).
  • "Micellar Effects on the Photoprocesses in RetinylPolyenes", K. Bhattacharyya, S. Rajadurai and P. K. Das, Tetrahedron, 43, 1701-11 (1987).
  • "Phototransformation of Epoxyindanone Adducts. Steady State and Laser Flash Photolysis Study "Phototransformation of Epoxyindanone Adducts. Steady State and Laser Flash Photolysis Study, D. Ramaiah, S. Rajadurai, P. K. Das and M. V. George, J. Org, Chem., 52, 1082-88(1987).
  • "Transient Phenomena in Pulse Radiolysis of Retinyl Polyenes", K. Bhattacharyya, S. Rajadurai and P. K. Das, Photochem.Photobiol, 47, 73-83(1988).
  • "Photochemistry and Photophysics of p-Benzoylphenyl Diphenylmethyl Radical in Solution", S. Rajadurai, O. Valdes, S. M. Linden, A. Zakrewski and D.C. Neckers, Tetrahedron Letts., 29, 5109(1988).
  • "Fluorescence Studies of Furanoxy Radicals", K. Bhattacharyya, P. K. Das, R. W. Fessenden, M. V. George, K. R. Gopidas, H. Hiratsuka, G. L. Hug, S. Rajadurai, and A. Samanta, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 111, 3542-48(1989).
  • "Pathway for Carboxylic Acid Ketonization on Transition Metal Oxides", S. Rajadurai, Selected Studies in Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis, IIT Madras, P-63081 (1990).
  • "Solid Oxide Solution as Catalysts.A Comparison with Supported Pt", S. Rajadurai, Boazhen Li, C. B. Alcock and J. J. Carberry, Catal.Lett., 4, 43-48(1990).
  • "Catalytic Oxidation of Carbon Monoxide over Superconducting Oxides La2-xSrxCuO4", S. Rajadurai, C. B. Alcock and J. J. Carberry, J. Catal., 131, 582-589 (1991).
  • "Surface Characterization and Catalytic Properties of La1-xAxMO3Perovskite Type Oxides, Part I. Studies on La.95Ba.05 MO3 (M=Mn, Fe, Co) Oxides", N. Gunasekaran, S. Rajadurai, J. J. Carberry, N. Bakshi and C. B. Alcock, Solid State Ionics, 73, 1-7(1994).
  • "Advanced Converter System for High Temperature Exhaust Aftertreatment", S. Rajadurai, B. Snider, S. Gulati, M. Brady, SAE 970265.
  • "CFD Investigation of Thermal Fluid Flow and Conversion Characteristics of the Catalytic Converter", C. Chung, S. Rajadurai and L. Geer, SAE 99-01-0462.
  • "Shoebox Converter Design for Thin wall Ceramic Substrate", S. Rajadurai, L. Geer, C. Chang, H. Cheng, T. Carlson, SAE 99-01-1542.
  • "Single Seam Stuffed Converter Design for Thinwall Substrates", S. Rajadurai, M. Tagomori, J. Berryhill, A. Baig and B. Snider, SAE 1999-01-3628.
  • "Catalytic Converter Design, Development, and Optimization using Computational Analysis and Engineering", S. Rajadurai, L. Geer, C. Chang, H. Cheng, and F. Pan, SAE 990050.
  • "Catalytic Converter Design, Development and Manufacturing", S. Rajadurai and M. Tagomori, SAE 2000-01-1417.
  • "Numerical Simulation and Experimental Validation of the Catalytic Converter Cool Down Process", Cathy Chung, Larry Geer and S. Rajadurai, SAE 2000-01-0204.
  • "Catalytic Converter Design for Manufacturing using Monte-Carlo Simulation", M. Tagomori and S. Rajadurai, SAE 2000-01-2878.
  • "Ultra Thinwall Ceramic Substrate Converter Canning and Design Validation, S. Rajadurai, Dave Casebeer, Scott McBryde, Mauro Tagomori, SAE, Fuels and Lubricants, 2001.
  • "Computer Application in Converter Development from Concept to Manufacturing", S. Rajadurai, SAE 2002-28-0046.
  • "Effect of Aspect Ratio on Pressure Drop and Acoustics in Diesel Particulate Filters", A. Katari, M. Syed, M. Sickel and S. Rajadurai, SAE 2004-01-0695.
  • "Edge Seal Mounting Support for Diesel Particulate Filters", SAE 2005-01-3510.
  • "Wiremesh Mounting System for Low Temperature Diesel Catalytic Converters", SAE 2005-01-3508.
  • "Durable Catalytic Converter Mounting with Protective and Support Seals", SAE 2006-01-3419.
  • "Improved NOx Reduction using Wiremesh Thermolysis Mixer in Urea SCR System", SAE 2008-01-2636.
  • "Environmental Accountability for a Sustainable Earth",S. Rajadurai and Prasanti Raveendran, Indian Journal of Science and Technology, 4, 355-360 (2011).
  • "Carbon Dioxide Fixation – The Must and the Path", S. Rajadurai and R. K. Anulatha, International Journal of Science and Advanced Technology, 164 – 171, Vol. 2, No 5 (2012).
  • "Project Management Process – An Art", S. Rajadurai and Manoj Vasanth Sigh. R, International Journal of Economics, Education and Management, 76 – 87, Vol. 1, No 1 (2013).
  • "Durability Improvisation of Exhaust System Resonator Internal",Sivanandi Rajadurai, N. Suresh, P. A. Sairaman and S. Ananth, SAE 2013-26-0053.
  • "Modal Analysis for Exhaust Manifold in Hot Condition, Is there a Need?", Dr. S. Rajadurai, M. Guru Prasad, R. Kavin and M. Sundaravadivelu, International Conference on Automotive Materials & Manufacturing : AM&M, SAE 2014 -28-0036, Pune, April, 2014.
  • "Partial Controlled Canning for Thin Wall &Ultra-Thin Wall Substrates – A New Approach",Sivanandi Rajadurai, Prakash Krishnan, Naveen Sridharan, Manimaran Sethurama subramaniyam, Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress, SAE 2014-01-2348, Rosemont, USA, October, 2014.
  • "Influence of Coupled Analysis for a Hot End Exhaust System Validation", S. Rajadurai, M. Guru Prasad, R. Kavin and M. Sundaravadivelu , Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress, SAE 2014-01-2354, Rosemont, USA, October, 2014.
  • "Non-Linear Thermal Modal Analysis for Hot End Exhaust System", Dr. S. Rajadurai, M. Guru Prasad, R. Kavin and M. Sundaravadivelu, International Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering Research, 1 – 6, Vol. 2, No 1 (2014).
  • "Durable Stainless Steel Tubes for Exhaust System", S. Rajadurai, J. Rejin Jose, B. Harinivas, S. Ananth, International Journal of Recent Development in Engineering and Technology, 152 - 159, Vol 2, Issue 2 ( 2014).
  • "FEA Best Practices Approach", Dr. S. Rajadurai, M. Guru Prasad, R. Kavin and M. Sundaravadivelu, International Journal of Recent Development in Engineering and Technology, 58 - 66, Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2014).
  • "Materials for Automotive Exhaust System",S. Rajadurai, M. Afnas, S. Ananth, International Journal of Recent Development in Engineering and Technology, 82 – 89, Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2014).
  • "Carbon Dioxide Reduction on Diesel Engine – “A Lot with a Little”", S. Rajadurai and R. K. Anulatha, International Journal of Science and Advanced Technology, 31 – 34, Vol. 4, No 8 (2014).
  • "Benchmarking – The First Step for Frugal Engineering", S. Rajadurai and C. Parameshwari, International Journal of Innovative Science, Engineering & Technology, 282 – 285, Vol. 1, Issue 6 (2014).
  • "CFD Analysis for Flow through Glass Wool as Porous Domain in Exhaust Muffler", S. Rajadurai, Suraj Sukumaran and P. Madhusudhanan, International Journal of Innovative Science, Engineering & Technology, 341 – 347, Vol. 1, Issue 7 (2014).
  • "Product Development Cycle – Past to Present", S. Rajadurai and C. Parameshwari, International Journal of Innovative Science, Engineering & Technology, 398 – 402, Vol. 1, Issue 7 (2014).
  • "Catalytic Reduction of CO2 in Gasoline Passenger Car", S. Rajadurai and R. K. Anulatha, International Journal of Innovative Science, Engineering & Technology, 376- 380, Vol. 1, Issue 8 (2014).
  • "Muffler Development for Diesel Hybrid Vehicle", S. Rajadurai and S. Ananth, International Journal of Innovative Science, Engineering & Technology, 513-519 ,Vol. 1, Issue 9 (2014).
  • "Closing the Gap between Innovative Invention and Effective Industrialization, S. Rajadurai and Reena Mary, International Journal of Economics, Education and Management, 1-15, Vol. 2, Issue 1(2014).
  • "Muffler Optimization for Increased Fuel Efficiency Iterations Using Taguchi Orthogonal Array for Controlling CO2",Mylaudy Dr. S. Rajadurai, Naveen, S., International Journal of Innovative Science, Engineering & Technology, 289-295, Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2015).
  • "Computational Simulation to Ascertain Hot Vibration Test Assembly for Converter Validation", S. Rajadurai, M. Guru Prasad, R. Kavin, M. Sundaravadivelu, and M. Balaji, SAE 2015-26-0214, SIAT, Pune, January, (2015).
  • "Influence of Linear and Parabolic Elements in Structural Rigidity of Converter Mounting Brackets", S. Rajadurai, M. Guru Prasad, R. Kavin, M. Sundaravadivelu, SAE Technical Paper 2015-01-1326.
  • "Sound Transmission Loss Measurement Accuracy Requirement in Low Frequency Range", Mylaudy Dr. S. Rajadurai, Gokul Raj, S. Mathankumar, International Journal of Recent Development in Engineering and Technology , 01-08, Vol. 4, Issue 5 (2015).
  • "Computational Simulation to Validate Resonator through Bending Moment",Sivanandi Rajadurai, Guru Prasad Mani, Kavin Raja, and Sundaravadivelu Mohan , SAE Technical Paper 2015-01-2290.
  • "Applications of Rapid Prototyping – 3D Printing Technology to Ease Manufacturing and Verification", Dr. S. Rajadurai, Naveen. S., Vipin Prakkash, Sukanth Kannan, and Gowtham Arumugam, International Journal of Recent Development in Engineering and Technology , 19-22, Vol. 4, Issue 5 (2015).
  • "Partial Zero Emission in Automobile Exhaust Application: Driving Toward a Clean & Green Future", Mylaudy Dr. S. Rajadurai, Sundaravadivelu,M., Prakash, K.,GowthamArumugam, Suraj Sukumaran, International Journal of Recent Development in Engineering and Technology , 10-23, Vol. 4, Issue 6 (2015).
  • "Countermeasures to Reduce Muffler Shell Radiation Noise", Dr. S. Rajadurai, R.Gokul Raj, K. J. Rajakumar, International Journal of Innovative Science, Engineering & Technology, 489-496, Vol. 2, Issue 7 (2015).
  • "Methods to Avoid Material Sensitization during Welding for developing Corrosion Resistant Exhaust System", Mylaudy Dr. S. Rajadurai, Naveen, S., Afnas, M., Arun, T., Nirmal Kumar, Surendhar, S., International Journal of Recent Development in Engineering and Technology, 23-36, Vol. 4, Issue 7 (2015).
  • "The Impact of Coupled Fluid Structural Interactive Analysis on Flow Uniformity of Catalytic Converter", Mylaudy Dr. S. Rajadurai, Suraj Sukumaran, M. Sundaravadivelu, International Journal of Recent Development in Engineering and Technology, 1-6, Vol. 4, Issue 8 (2015).
  • "Experimental Investigation of Thickness Influencing Acoustic Performance of Sound Absorbing Material", Mylaudy Dr. S. Rajadurai, Suraj Sukumaran, P. Madhusudhanan, K. ArunKumar, International Journal of Innovative Science, Engineering & Technology, 794-798, Vol. 2, Issue 8 (2015).
  • "Carbon Dioxide Reduction in Diesel Power Generator using Modified Charcoal", Mylaudy Dr. S. Rajadurai, J. Maya, International Journal of Recent Development in Engineering and Technology, 1-5, Vol. 4, Issue 9 (2015)

Presentations at Conferences

  • Spectral Studies of the Nature of Bromine  in Various Solvents, S.Rajadurai, J.Rajaram, V.Ramakrishna and J.C.Kuriacose, Annual Symp. in Chem., Madras, 1977, p-5-6
  • Ketonization of Acetic Acid over a Ternary Zn,Cr and Fe Oxide System,  IVth National Symp. on Catalysis, Bombay, India (1978) p-437
  • Catalytic Activity of Mixed Oxide Systems of Transition Metals, S.Rajadurai, Annual Symp. in Chemistry,  Madras, 1979, p-11
  • Variation of Catalytic Activity of Single and Binary Mixed Oxide Systems of Zn, Cr and Fe, S.Rajadurai and J.C.Kuriacose,  Vth National Symp. on Catalysis, Hyderbad, India, 1980,  p-181
  • Effect of Dehydrogenation and Dehydration on Ketonization of Acetic Acid, S.Rajadurai, Edward Raja and Jacob Thomas, VII Annual Symp. in Chemistry, Madras, 1982
  • Catalytic Study of Modified Zeolites, V.G.Anand, S.A. Jeevarajan and S. Rajadurai, VIII Annual Symp. in Chemistry,  1983, p- 74
  • Effect of Substitution of Chromite Spinels for Ketonization of Acetic Acid, V.G.Anand and S.Rajadurai, 20th Indian Chem. Soc. Conference, Cuttack, 1983
  • Effect of Divalent Metal Ions on Zeolites for Decarboxylation Reactions, V. Mary Selvi, A.Selvanathan and S.Rajadurai, IX Annual Symp. in Chemistry, 1984, p- 3-4
  • Effect of Temperature on Acidity and Catalytic Activity of Ammonium Substituted Zeolite, M.A.Jachintha, V.Mary Selvi and S.Rajadurai, 21 Annual Convention of Chemists and IXth International Symp. of Indian Chemical Society, Calcutta, India,1984, p-11
  • Use of Co(III) – Dithiocarbamate Complexes in Photogalvanic Cells for Solar Energy Conversion and Storage of Energy, S.Rajadurai and Peter Pascal Regis, Proc. Vth International Conference on Photochemical Conversion and Storage of Solar Energy, Osaka, Japan 1984, p-124
  • Low Cost Thermogravimetric Unit, S.Rajadurai, UNESCO Bulletin on the Field Oriented Analytical Chemistry, Dacca, Bangladesh,1985
  • Separation of Cresols by Differential Chlathration, M.Chacko and S.Rajadurai, Proc. Eighth Royal Australian Symposium on Analytical Chemistry, Melbourne, Australia, 1985, p-85
  • Micellar Effects on the Photoprocesses in Retinyl Polyenes,  K.Bhattacharyya, S.Rajadurai and P.K.Das,VI International Symp. on surfactants, New Delhi, 1986, p- 124
  • Photochemistry and Photophysics of p-Benzoylphenyl Diphenymethyl Radical in Solution, S.Rajadurai, O.Valdes, S.M. Linden, A.Zakrewski and D.C.Neckers, Great Lake Symp., Bowling Green, Ohio, May 1988, 13-15
  • Fluorescence Studies of Furanoxy Radicals, K.Bhattacharyya, P.K.Das, R.W.Fessenden, M.V.George, K.R.Gopidas, H.Hiratsuka, G.L.Hug, S.Rajadurai, and A.Samanta, XII IUPAC Symp. on Photochemistry in Bologna, Italy, July 13-23, 1988
  • Fuel cell, US Fuel Cell Council, Washington D.C, 1998.
  • Shoe Box Converter Canning by FEA simulation, Top Tech, Detroit, MI, 1998.
  • Catalyzed Oxidation of CO and Structure Sensitivity, S.Rajadurai, and J.J.Carberry, Faraday Discussion of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Liverpool, London, April 10, 1989
  • Catalytic Oxidation of CO Over Solid Oxide Solutions of LaSrCrVO3, S.Rajadurai, N.Gunasekaran, and J.J.Carberry, Symp. on Frontiers in Catalysis, North Western University, IL, Sept. 10-12, 1992
  • Thermofluid Analysis of Automotive Catalytic Converter Substrate-Mat-Shell Assembly using CFD Conjugate Heat Transfer Analysis, S.Rajadurai and F.Herr, Mech. Engr.Congress and Exposition ASME 1997
  • Automotive Emission Control System Development, S.Rajadurai, B.Parman and F.Herrs, CATEC, Beijing 1997
  • Computational Modeling to Design, Develop, and Optimize Catalytic Converter to Meet Emission Regulation and Durability Requirements, SAE Toptech September 1997
  • Converter testing – Ford Robust converter development, SWRI, San Antonio, 1999.
  • Shoebox converter design  for thinwall ceramic substrates, Part 1 Design, Prototype, Testing and Manufacturing, CATEC’99.
  • Shoebox converter design  for thinwall ceramic substrates, Part 2 Thermal fluid flow and conversion characteristics CATEC’99.
  • Diesel Exhaust Aftertreatment Technologies for Heavy Duty Trucks, Navistar International Tech Day, March 2-3, 2000, Fort Wayne, IN.
  • Diesel Catalytic Converter and Particulate Filter Canning, Navistar International Tech Day, March 2-3, 2000, Fort Wayne, IN
  • Frontiers in Nanotechnology Catalysis, Nanosteller, CA, 2001.
  • US Fuel Cell Council annual Meeting May 21-22, 2002 at Washington D.C.
  • EPA Diesel Emission Credits, Arvin Meritor, Columbus IN, 2003.
  • Automotive Powertrain Approaching a New “Decade of Traps”, 2nd Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, New Delhi, 2004
  • Automotive Light Vehicle Powertrain and Technology Trend, Filter Manufacturers Council, Tucson, Arizona, 2004
  • GS Mounting system, ACS Technology, Woonsocket, RI, 2004.
  • Demonstration of Advanced Emission Control Technologies Enabling Gasoline-Powered Light-Duty Vehicles to Achieve Very Low Emission Levels, MECA, 2004.
  • Wiremesh Substrate for Enhanced Particulate Oxidation and Efficient SCR NOx Reduction, DEER 2006, August 20-24, Detroit, MI
  • Integrated Wiremesh System for PZEV, SCR and DPF Applications, ASEI, Cerritos, CA, Sep 8-9, 2006
  • Axial Mounting System for Converters and Filter, Global Powertrain Congress, Advanced Propulsion and Emission 2006, pages 90-96, September 19-21, Novi, MI
  • Wiremesh Substrates for TWC, DOC and SCR Applications, Global Powertrain Congress, Advanced Propulsion and Emission 2006, pages 97-105, September 19-21, Novi, MI
  • After treatment Computational Modeling - A chemical approach by Star CCM+, Peoria, IL, 2007.
  • Wiremesh Composite Seals for Automotive Exhaust System Joints, ACS Technology, Lincoln, RI, 2007.
  • Numerical simulation enabling high fidelity urea SCR system, DEER 2008.
  • Wiremesh Substrates for Enhanced Particulate Oxidation and Efficient SCR NOx Reduction, DEER 2008, Dearborn, MI, August 2008
  • Possibilities of Improvement of SCR Performance using Wiremesh Intermixer, 3rd International CTI Forum, Bonn, Germany, April 10, 2008
  • Possibilities of Improvement of SCR Performance using Wiremesh Intermixer, 4th International CTI Forum, Stuttgart, Germany, October 15, 2008
  • Improvement of SCR System using Wiremesh Thermolysis Mixer, International Diesel Forum NOx-Redcution, Dec.3, 2008, Detroit, MI
  • Improved NOx Reduction Using Wiremesh Thermolysis Mixer in Urea SCR System, DEER 2009, Dearborn, MI.
  • Possibilities to Improve SCR System Through Urea Thermolysis and Optimal Mixing for Off-Highway Applications, Emission Reduction Systems for Off-Highway Applications June 24, 2009, Constance, Germany
  • Integrated Filters to Reduce Ultra Fine Particles - Emission Control Technologies for 2010 and Beyond,  International Conference to Improve Air Quality, New Delhi, India, Nov., 2009
  • Global Environment and its Sustainability: Implication  and  Strategies, Dr. S. Rajadurai, RKM Vivekananda College,   Chennai, November 2010
  • Systematic FEA Study for Passenger Car Exhaust System using RADIOSS, Dr. S.Rajadurai, Hyperworks Technology Conference, Pune, August 2011
  • Exhaust Muffler Optimization by Flow Analysis, Sivanandi Rajadurai and Madusuthanan Sharda Motors Industrial Ltd., Star CD user Conference, 2011
  • FEA Study on Passenger Car Exhaust System, S. Rajadurai  and  N. Suresh Sharda Motors Industrial Ltd., August 29, 2011
  • Muffler Pre-processing Methodology and Comparative Study using Hyper Mesh, Dr. S. Rajadurai, Suresh Natarajan, Manikandan. N, Sharda Motors Industrial Ltd., Altair Conference, HTC 2012
  • Structural Durability Analysis of Passenger Car Exhaust System using FPM Approach in Radioss, Dr. S. Rajadurai, Suresh Natarajan, Rahul.A, Sharda Motors Industrial Ltd., Altair Conference, HTC 2012
  • Passenger Car Exhaust System Resonator Bead Optimization and Comparative Study using Optistruct, Dr. S. Rajadurai, M. Guruprasad, Arun Kannan. M, Kavin Raja, Sharda Motors Industrial Ltd.,  India Altair Technology Conference,  Pune, July, 2013
  • Exhaust Acoustic Optimization for a Range of Stationary Engines,  Dr. S. Rajadurai, Gokulraj, Sharda Motors Industrial Ltd., Ricardo Software India User Conference, Pune, March, 2014 
  • An Alternative Acoustic Simulation Approach  for Exhaust Orifice Noise Optimization Using GT POWER, Dr. S. Rajadurai,  H. G. Jo, Gokul Raj, and Rajakumar, GT Suite User Conference, Bangalore, October, 2014
  • Acoustic Optimization of Exhaust System for On-road, Off-road and Non-road Engines using  Linear and Non Linear Simulation Approach, Dr. S. Rajadurai, Gokul Raj, Automotive Noise and Vibration Congress, Chennai, November  2014
  • Comparative Study on Exhaust Muffler Internals Using OptiStruct, Dr. S. Rajadurai, Kavin .R Guru Prasad.M , ATC India 2014
  • Exhaust System Hanger Rod Weld Life Prediction Using CAE Tools, Dr.S.Rajadurai, M.Arun Kannan, J.Rejin Jose, S.Ananth Sharda Motor Industries Limited., MSC Software India User Conference 2014, Chennai.
  • Unique Methodology to Generate a Component S-N Curve Utilizing CAE Tools, Dr.S.Rajadurai, Mr.Arun Kannan, J.Rejin Jose, S.Ananth, August 9-11, 2014, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala.
  • Partial Controlled Canning for Thin Wall & Ultra Thin Wall Substrates – A New Approach, CVE Congress  October, 2014.

Academic Experience

  • Visiting Professor, SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University), Chennai, Since 2010.
  • Visiting Scholar, University of Notre Dame, Since 1992, 1993.
  • Adjunct Professor, Akron University, Akron, Ohio, 1991-1992.
  • University of Notre Dame, USA - Research Associate and Research Assistant Professor(1985-87 and 1988-90)
  • Taught B.Sc Courses in Organic Chemistry - 1980, 1981
  • Taught B.Sc Courses in Physical Chemistry - 1983, 1984
  • Taught B.Sc Courses in Advanced Analytical Chemistry - 1979, 1980
  • Taught B.Sc Courses in General Chemistry - 1983, 1984
  • Taught M.Sc, M.Phil and PhD courses in Instrumental Analysis 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984
  • Taught M.Sc, M.Phil and PhD courses in Chemical Kinetics - 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984
  • Taught M.Sc, M.Phil and PhD courses in Advanced Catalysis - 1984
  • Taught M.Sc, M.Phil and PhD courses in Quantum Chemistry - 1984, 1985
  • Taught M.Sc, M.Phil and PhD courses in Structural Inorganic Chemistry - 1980
  • Taught M.Sc, M.Phil and PhD courses in Molecular Spectroscopy - 1982, 1983, 1984
  • Loyola College, Chennai, India - Assistant Professor in Chemistry (1980-85)
  • The American College, Madurai, India - Assistant Professor in Chemistry (1979-80)

Other Professional Experience:

  • Sharda Motor Industries Ltd., India - President and CEO and Head of R&D (Since 2009)
  • ACS Industries Inc., USA - Vice President, Exhaust Product Development (2004-09)
  • ArvinMeritor Inc., USA - Emission Strategist and Director of Emissions (2002-04)
  • Tenneco Automotive, US - Director, Advanced Product Development (1996-2002)
  • Cummins Engine Company, USA - Research Leader (1992-1996)
  • MOTEC / Cummins Power Generation, USA – Director of Research (1990-92)
  • CarusChemicals, USA - Senior Research Chemist (1990)
  • Bowling Green State University, USA - Research Associate (1987-88)
  • United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Representative, 1985.
  • Fellow - Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), 2003.
  • Board of Director and Officer, Manufacturers of Emission Control Association, 2000.
  • Board of Director, US Fuel Cell Council, 2000.
  • United Nations Representative for Reducing Global Warming, 1998.
  • Board of Director, Walker Exhaust India, Pvt. Ltd., 2000.
  • Chairman, Advanced Technology /Alternate Fuels Committee, MECA, 2000. 
  • Automotive R&D Panelist and Scientists and Technologists of Indian Origin, New Delhi, 2004.
  • Member, Core group Automotive Research, India, 2004.
  • Tenneco Automotive Innovation Award for Advanced Computational Tools, 1997.
  • Guest, Royal Australian Chemical Society, Melbourne, Australia, 1985.
  • Guest, Royal Society of Chemistry, London, England, 1989.
  • Guest Speaker on Emission Reduction Systems for on and off-highway applications, CTI Germany, 2007, 2008, 2009.
  • Guest Speaker on light vehicle automotive trend, Filter Manufacturers Council, Arizona, 2004.
  • Guest Speaker on Emission Control Systems Meeting 2010 Norms and Beyond, ACMA India, 2007.
  • Visiting Professor, Mar Ivanios College, Trivandrum, Since 2008.
  • Guest Speaker on Pranaya 2011 Express to Excel at Karpagam University.

Achievements and Awards:

  • Tenneco Automotive General Manager’s Leadership Award, 1998.
  • Tenneco Automotive Innovation Award for Developing and Validating Low PGM Converter, 1998.
  • Gold Medalist in M.Sc Chemistry, University of Kerala, 1975