Dr Alexander Jesudasan
Dr. R. W. Alexander Jesudasan, the Pro Vice-Chancellor of Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (Deemed to be University), Chennai, is a researcher, and an able administrator. Dr.Alexander obtained his Ph.D. and D.Sc. from the University of Madras. He carried out projects funded by National & International agencies, guided ten Ph.D. scholars and published nearly 160 high quality research papers in journals. He has won several accolades like the AZRA (Applied Zoologists Research Association) Young Scientist Award for 1995 for his outstanding contributions in the area of Applied Zoology, the Smt. Edita David Memorial Award for 2006 recognising his contributions on Whitefly-Ant interaction, the Maxim Gorky Life Time Award from the Russian Centre of Science and Culture Science in 2013 in recognition of renowned professional attainment, the Award for “Excellence in Higher Education Management” from His Excellency the Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu, in August 2014, the International Education Appreciation Award from Pennsylvania Centre for International Exchange and Partnership, USA in July 2015. He is the President, Madras Science Foundation, since January 2015, Dr. Jesudasan is a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society of London (FRES), Fellow of the Entomology Academy of India (FEAI), Fellow of the Madras Science Foundation (FMSF), Fellow of the Applied Zoologists Research Association (FAZRA) and Fellow of the Plant Protection Association of India (FPPAI). He is also a Visiting Professor, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, UK, since January 2011.