Programme Directors


Narasimalu Srikanth


Dr. Narasimalu Srikanth

Program Director (Renewables: Wind & Marine)
Senior Scientist

Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N)

(+65) 6592 3530
Office: CleanTech One, #06-04

Dr. Narasimalu Srikanth joined Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N) as a Senior Scientist and Programme Director, leading the Wind & Marine research team. He has more than 25 years of Industrial experience and earlier he was with Vestas Wind systems as a senior specialist in the Technology department, leading some of the key research activities related to aeromechanics and condition monitoring specialization of wind turbines.

Prior to this appointments, he also served ASM Technology Singapore leading the research and development of semiconductor equipment and with Tata engineering (TELCO) at Pune (India) focusing on heavy machinery design. He received his first masters from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India in machine design and his second masters in materials engineering and his first PhD in the area of mechanical engineering and a second PhD in Technology Management from National University of Singapore (NUS).

Dr. Narasimalu has published in more than 90 international journals and has more than 30 patents. His areas of technical research interests are wind & tidal resource mapping marine & turbine development, structural health monitoring and simulation methods. He is a member of OES, ASME, ASM, ASPE, IEEE and MRS(S). 



  1. B.E. with Honors (Bachelor of Engineering) in Mechanical Engineering, from Madras University, Madras, India.
  2. M.Tech (Master of Technology) in Design Engineering, from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India
  3. M.Sc (Masters of Science) in Materials Engineering, from  National University of Singapore, Singapore.
  4.  Ph.D (Doctor of Philosophy) in Materials and Mechanical Engineering in National University of Singapore, Singapore
  5. Ph.D (Doctor of Philosophy) in Technology management in National University of Singapore.


  • Senior Scientist/ Program Manager in charge of Wind and Marine Renewables, Since Jan 2012: Energy research institute, Singapore.
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Aug 2008 to Dec2011: School of Aerospace, MAE Department, NTU.
  • Chief engineer, Jan 2011 to Dec 2011: Advanced Controls Pte. Ltd., Singapore
  • Technical Director/ Senior Principal Engineer, Dec 2007 to Dec 2010: Vestas Wind Systems, Technology R&D, Singapore/UK/Denmark.
  • Technical Manager/ Principal Engineer, 1993-2007: ASM Technology, Singapore.
  • Senior Design Engineer, 1990 to 1993: Tata Engineering, Pune India.


  • Certified Vibration Specialist by the North Carolina Vibration Institute
  • Certified TRIZ practitioner for innovative idea generation in problem solving
  • Won the International award in the ‘No Boundaries Contest’ organized by ANSYS FEM Software Inc. and Machine Design Journal in 1993. The award was given for the “Design of Ultrasonic Transducer with Dual Frequency for Wire bonding Application - using Couple Field Finite Element technique of smart materials.


  • Member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Member # 6071336).
  • Senior member of Society of Manufacturing Engineers (Member #10452494).
  • Member of American Society for Precision Engineering (Member # 12796).
  • Member of American Society for Materials (ASM).
  • Member of International Society for Electrical and Electronics (IEEE) (Member #80441696).
  • Member of SICCI’s Innovation and Productivity council to support Singapore government’s initiatives to support small firms R&D and manufacturing skills.


  • Having twenty years’ experience in research and development career.
  • Have good simulation skills using finite element methods (ANSYS) and dynamic analysis of machinery methods and rotary dynamics
  • Expertise in dynamic fracture mechanics and impact analysis using implicit and explicit finite element codes.
  • Skilled in material characterization such as high strain rate tests and Failure analysis methods & Selection of materials to designs.


Published in 90 peer reviewed international journals and did technical presentations in 90 international conferences such as ICMAT, IMAC, SEM, Semicon, IEEE-CPMT, etc. Following are few selected publications:
  1. X. Sun, A. Haris, B.C. Tan, T. E. Tay, N. Srikanth, C. N. Della, A multi-axial fatigue model for fibre reinforced composite laminates based on Puck's criterion, Journal of Composite Materials Journal of Composite Materials, 2012, 46(4): 449-469.
  2. J.H. Tang, I. Sridhar, and N. Srikanth, Failure analysis of thick composite single lap adhesively bonded joints, Accepted for publication in Composites Science and Technology, 2013
  3. N. Garg, N. Srikanth, Wind resource and wind safety assessment in an urban complex, International conference on Alternative energy in developing countries and Emerging Economies (AEDCEE), 2013, Bangkok.
  4. N. Srikanth, C. Watanabe, Fusing east and west leads a way to global competitiveness in emerging economy: Source of China’s conspicuous strength in solar industry, Journal of Technology Management for Growing Economies Vol. 3 No. 2 October 2012, pp. 7-53.
  5. N. Srikanth, C. Watanabe, Government’s catalytic role in emerging economy: Critical comparison of China’s conspicuous strength in wind and solar industry, Journal of Technology Management for Growing Economies,vol.4 no.1, April 2013, pp. 7-48.
  6. N. Srikanth, J. L. Funk, Geometric scaling and long-run reductions in cost: The case of wind turbines, Proceedings of the 1st International Technology Management Conference, ITMC 2011 , art. no. 5996044, 2011, pp. 691-696. (Presently being reviewed in Energy Policy journal).
  7. N. Srikanth, Econometric evidence: Geometric Scaling, Long Term Reductions in Cost, and Implications for Public Policy: the case of wind turbines, Durid Conference, Copenhagen School of Business, Denmark, 2011.
  8. N. Srikanth, Composite challenges in wind turbine application, JEC Composite, Vol. 47, 2008.
  9. N. Srikanth, Material adoption practices of wind industry and its effect on product scaling trends, Proceedings of the 1st International Technology Management Conference, ITMC 2011 , 2011, pp. 697-705.
  10. N. Srikanth, MATERIALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY   Volume: 23   Issue: 10   pp.  1199-1207   , OCT 2007.
  11.    N. Srikanth, Journal of  Material Science vol. 41 (2006) 3773–3780.
  12.   N. Srikanth, S. F. Hassan, M. Gupta, J. of Comp. Mat., vol 394, 2005, 226-234.
  13. N. Srikanth, M. Gupta, J. of Engineering Materials and Technology, vol.127, 2005, pp.289-294.
  14. N.  Srikanth, M. Gupta, Acta Materialia, Volume 54, Issue 17, October 2006, pp.  4553-4563.
  15. N. Srikanth, M. Gupta, Physica Status Solidi A-Applied Research   Volume: 193   Issue: 2   pp.  236-245   , SEP 23 2002.
  16. N. Srikanth, M. Gupta, Scripta Materialia, Volume 45, Issue 9, 7 November 2001, pp.  1031-1037
  17. N. Srikanth, and M. Gupta: Scripta Materialia, Vol. 45 (2001), pp. 1031-1037.


30 patents published and 18 patent applications are in process with US and European Patent offices, following are few selected ones:
US Patent No. 7,967,550, US Patent No. 7,945,351, US Patent No. 7,922,450, USPTO 20100150704, USPTO 20100148507, USPTO 20100143124, USPTO 20100134946, US Patent No. 6,918,528, US Patent No. 6,860,731, US Patent No. 6,674,165, US Patent No. 7,306,082, US Patent No. 7,402,778, US Patent No. 7,544,539, US Patent No.7,537,148


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  • Nandar Lynn, PhD candidate,EEE department, NTU
  • Bai LiChun, PhD candidate, MAE department, NTU
  • Abhiruchi Gadgil, PhD candidate, MAE department, NTU
  • Cai Tianyu, PhD candidate, EEE department, NTU
  • Cristobal Rodriguez, PhD candidate, MAE department, NTU