|Vol. 17, No. 12||Nov. 20, 1997|
Palaniappa Krishnan, associate professor, bioresources engineering; director, Operations Research Program, College of Engineering, 1997 excellence-in-advising award recipientI am a firm believer that any student can make a significant contribution to society. I focus on helping the individual student to develop his/her self-esteem. I often encourage average, C-grade students to write and present research papers. Over the years, eight of my students have won first place in the annual paper competition of the American Society of Agricultural Engineering's Northeast Agro/Bio Engineering Conference. Working with the students individually takes a lot of time, but I enjoy it."
Teaching: Power and machinery management, machine design and development and thermodynamics
Research: Evaluation of spray patterns and wear characteristics of agricultural nozzles and the design, development and evaluation of harvesting
Joined UD: 1985
Family: Married, wife, Chitra; son, Prashanth
Hobbies: Reading. gardening, listening to music and playing badminton, tennis and table tennis