Dr. S. Kathiroli joins COMACOE on Board of Directors

Dr. S. Kathiroli (former Director and Head of NIOT) has joined COMACOE as a Director on the Board of Directors. He will work closely with top management of COMACOE to provide strategic guidance and growth for the organization including new areas. He will be involved in design and execution of strategic projects as well as mentorship of Design and Operation teams.

Announcing this in a press note, COMACOE’s founder and MD, Mr. Sanjeev Rai said that it is an honour and privilege to make this announcement. He further added, “It is a proud moment for all of us at COMACOE to have someone as distinguished as Dr. Kathiroli to join us and I believe this is a reinforcement of the growing strength of COMACOE as a leading player in the niche marine engineering and construction space, which will be undoubtedly further enhanced by Dr. Kathiroli’s involvement and mentorship”

Brief profile of Dr. S. Kathiroli

Dr. Kathiroli is recognized as India’s leading ocean engineering expert. He was founder Director and head of NIOT (National Institute of Ocean Technology) from 1993 to 2011. NIOT is India’s premium ocean research institute, and is an autonomous society under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India. He has amassed about 40 years of experience in Ocean Engineering encompassing Administration, Teaching, Research & Development, Industrial consultancy, Consulting Industry, Construction and maritime administration. This includes over 6 years in consulting industries dealing with Master Plans for Ports, Design of ports & harbor Structures, Offshore platforms, Intakes and outfalls for power plants etc. Dr. Kathiroli has successfully completed over 150 projects along India’s coastline including a few assignments in islands.

Dr. Kathiroli earned his Ph.D. in Maritime Structures from the University of Liverpool, UK in 1988 under Commonwealth Scholarship. He also holds a Masters degree in Civil Engineering from IIT, Kanpur (1981) and Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Madras University (1978), He initiated his career with consulting companies such as EIL and also taught Offshore Structures at REC, Calicut for few years before being chosen and deputed by Ministry of Earth Sciences to NIOT.

Dr. Kathiroli has, to his credit, over 30 technical publications and 2 books. He is a regular speaker at technical conferences and seminars worldwide and has organized many conferences and training courses himself throughout his career. He has been responsible for many “firsts” and break-throughs in the ocean engineering world, from a national strategic perspective.


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