Dr. Chithirai Pon Selvan

Director –

Research & Head of School –
Science and Engineering,
Curtin University Dubai

Dr. Chithirai Pon Selvan obtained his Bachelors in Production Engineering, Masters in Computer Aided Design, PhD in Mechanical Engineering, and Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF) in Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Pon Selvan has over 23 years of experience in teaching, educational assessment, classroom management, and student relations. He has published 100+ research articles in journals and presented many papers in conferences. He has been invited and honored as keynote speaker, session chair, resource person, and technical committee member of various conferences held in UAE, India, Thailand, Malaysia, UK, Germany & Italy. He has organized many conferences and he is on the editorial board of more than 50 journals. His research interests are in the areas of machine design, optimization techniques, and manufacturing practices. He is a well-known researcher in the field of Abrasive Waterjet Cutting Technology and has evaluated several PhD theses in Mechanical Engineering from various universities. He is the approved supervisor of many universities including Curtin University, Australia to guide PhD students. He is a member of SAE, ASHRAE, IMechE, ASME, EI, ASQ, and ISTE. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), UK.

He has received several prestigious awards in UAE including the following.

  • “Teaching Excellence Award (2013-2014)” from Manipal University, Dubai
  • “Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport (2017)” from Road Transport Authority (RTA), Govt. of Dubai.
  • “Dr. Kalam’s International Excellence Award for Education (2017)” from Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Lovers Foundation, UAE.
  • “Distinguished Conservation Project Award (2018)” from Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), Govt. of Dubai.
  • “Alleem Sustainability Researcher Award (2018)” from Alleem Research and Development Centre, Sharjah.
  • “Sustainability Ambassador Award (2019)” from Road Transport Authority (RTA), Govt. of Dubai
  • “Research Excellence Award (2020)” from Curtin University, Dubai.
  • “TAG Founders Award - Academic of the Year (2021)” from Transnational Academic Group (TAG), Dubai.

He joined Curtin University Dubai in July 2018 after serving 10 years in UAE, with Manipal University Dubai and Amity University Dubai.

New Developments in Switch Gear Technologies

New developments in the switchgear industry are vacuum switchgear, hybrid switchgear and intelligent switchgear. Vacuum switching widely used in the medium voltage range, is also emerging as an alternative in HV applications


Switchgear for efficient Transmission and Distribution


Integration of Switchgear with Automation Processes


Intelligent Switchgear for Energy Management


Green Switchgear Technology


Switchgear Performance Simulation, Evaluation and Testing


Switchgear Performance Simulation, Evaluation and Testing


Switchgear Performance Simulation, Evaluation and Testing


Switchgear Performance Simulation, Evaluation and Testing


Switchgear Performance Simulation, Evaluation and Testing

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