Dr Sivanandi Rajadurai
Head, Research & Development, Sharda Motor Industries

Dr Sivanandi Rajadurai (aka) Mylaudy Dr S Rajadurai holds a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. He has held academic positions at American College, Madurai, and at Loyola College, Chennai. During 1983 -1985, he served as a representative of India to the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for low-cost instrument development for scientific application.

In the US, Dr Rajadurai began his career at the University of Notre Dame and worked also in a number of advanced laboratories such as Radiation Lab, LLNL, Oak Ridge National Lab etc.

After 25 years in the US, Dr Rajadurai returned to India. He is an elected fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). He has received numerous awards and honours of distinction, including Dr K C G Verghese 2017 Excellence Award for Research and Achievements from Hindustan Group of Institutions, and SAE India Southern Section Lifetime Accomplishment Award for Research Contributions in 2017.
Topic: Role of Aftertreatment in Accomplishing BS-VI

The presentation of Dr Rajadurai will cover BS-VI exhaust aftertreatment design, development and validation challenges for gasoline and diesel operated vehicles. Emission norms, selection of technologies, material selection, solution for packaging and mounting constraints, alternative methods to overcome design complications, converter mounting using controlled canning for GBD control, SCR Urea chemical reaction and challenges, thermal management, RDE, DPF serviceability, simulation and validation of components and system to comply with performance and durability targets will be discussed in detail