The Office of Research is functioning to implement the VMRF-DU
strategic plan by nurturing and promoting interdisciplinary
research culture and encouraging collaborations at national and
international level to achieve the highest ethical standards in
This office is the point of contact for the following issues:
Preparation and submission of research proposals.
Provide guidance and to Identify the source of funding from
different funding agencies.
Provide guidance for initiating inter-disciplinary university
research programs and formation of research units within the
Periodic review of research activities.
Review of proposals submitted by the PIs.
Complaints pertaining to research misconduct.
To address research grievances.
Dr. S.A.V. Satya MurtyDirector - RESEARCH
Dr. S.A.V. Satya Murty
DIRECTOR - RESEARCH
Satya Murty is currently working as Director - Research in Vinayaka
Mission's Research Foundation (A Deemed to be
University). Prior to joining VMRF, Dr. Satya Murty
worked as Distinguished Scientist & Director of Indira
Gandhi Centre of Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, the second
largest R&D institute of Department of Atomic Energy,
Government of India. Prior to that he held various
senior Positions in IGCAR and has an excellent R&D
career. Subsequent to his superannuation, he held Raja
Ramanna Fellowship for two years.
Murty had a distinguished academic career. He did his
B.Tech from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University
and was awarded Gold Medal for getting University First
Rank. Subsequently he did one year Orientation Course in
Nuclear Science & Technology at the training school of
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre and was awarded Homi
Bhabha Award for getting First Rank. He did his Ph.D
from Homi Bhabha National Institute.
He has more than 200
Publications in peer reviewed Journals and international &
national conferences, Four book chapters, many design reports
etc. He is the Editor of Two International Journals and one
Dr. Satya Murty was conferred many awards including INS
Outstanding Service Award 2011 from Indian Nuclear Society in
the category of Nuclear Reactor Technology including Reactor
Safety, Group Achievement award as Group Leader in the years
2011, 2012, 2014 from DAE, Life Time Achievement Award by
Institute of Engineers (Kalpakkam Chapter) in the year 2016.
Dr.S. SuriyanarayananDEPUTY DIRECTOR RESEARCH
Dr.S. Suriyanarayanan. M.Sc.,
Deputy Director Research
Suriyanarayanan. M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D is the Deputy
Director Research of VMRF- Deemed to be University. As
Deputy Director, Dr.Suriyanarayanan overseeing the
implementation and delivery of the Research and Impact
strategy and providing a comprehensive, high quality
research planning function to the University and it s
constituent colleges. Prior to this position, Dr.
Suriyanarayanan served as Project coordinator, Faculty,
Head of the department (I/c) at the Department of Water
and Health, JSS University, Mysuru, India. He also
served as Science Officer for SCOPE Beijing Office,
RCEES, Beijing, China from April 2015 – March 2017.
research experiences in the areas of Environmental
Monitoring, Radiation Ecology and Environmental
Microbiology. He is an active member of scientific
societies and other membership bodies. He is a recipient
of Young Scientist research grant award from SERB,
Department of Science and Technology, Government of
India. He secured the prestigious award of visiting
scientist fellowship of Chinese Academy of Sciences
during the year 2016-2017.Dr.Suriyanarayanan has been a
visiting faculty to Faculty of Sciences, KhonKaen
He was recognised as
Chairperson for Many national and
International conferences. Also serving as Editorial Board
Member for peer reviewed Journals. Dr.Suriyanarayanan has
participated in more than 20 national and international
conferences and presented papers. He published more than 40
research articles in National and International Journals.