Learning Exercise

Qualifications and Affliations:
  • Secondary School: Dr. Alagappa Chettiar Training College Model High School, Karaikudi, India-1975


  • "Sustainable Approach to Underground Metro Rail Structures for Longer Service Life", M Ramanathan and J Kalyan Kumar, American Society of Civil Engineers, ICSDEC 2012: Developing the Frontier of Sustainable Design, Engineering, and Construction, International Conference on Sustainable Design, Engineering, and Construction 2012, Fort Worth, Texas, United States, ISBN (print): 978-0-7844-1268-8, November 9, 2012
  • “Sustainable Methods to Achieve 120 year Service Life for Underground Metro Structures”, M Ramanathan and J Kalyan Kumar, Innovations in Concrete Construction 2013, UKIERI Concrete Congress, Jalandhar India, 5 - 8 March 2013
  • “Integrated Design Team Process in MTR LOHAS Park Station”, by Ir M Ramanathan and Ir Chin Sai-ping, The HKIE Transactions, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, Volume 16, Number 3, September 2009, pp26-31 (bagged the first runner-up award in the HKIE’s Civil Engineering Papers of the Year-2008 Awards). 
  • "Design audits in construction projects- A Hong Kong perspective" , by E Palaneeswaran, M Ramanathan, Peter E D Love and CM Tam, Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Forensic Engineering 2008 - From Failure to Understanding, Institution of Civil Engineers, London, 2-4 December 2008, ISBN 978-07277-3613-0, Editor: Brian S. Neale, 91-100. 
  • Integrated Design Office Arrangements for Effective Management in Complex Infrastructure Projects" , by E Palaneeswaran, and M Ramanathan, Proceedings of the Project Management Asia (PM Asia) 2008 Conference - Succeeding in Diversity, Singapore, 14-17 October 2008, 12 pages (electronic proceedings).
  • "Reducing Design Rework in Construction Projects" , by E Palaneeswaran, M Ramanathan, and CM Tam, presented in 4th World Project Management Conference, "Project Management: Driving Growth, Creating Equality", PM Global, Project Management Institute of America, and Chartered Institute of Building, Singapore, 12-16 November 2007, (11 pages (Electronic proceedings))

Recent Technical Talks:

Technical Seminar at Hong Kong:
Spoke on “Indian Metro Rail Scenario and Challenges of Chennai Metro Rail Project” in a technical seminar organised by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, held at HK Polytechnic University on 24 June 2013. |AECOM's News| |HKIE Announcement| |HKIE Photo Gallery|

Tunnel Station Interface:
Spoke in the annual “Tunnel Construction in India” conferences organized by India Infrastructure Publishing Pvt. Ltd held during May 8, 2012 and May 14, 2013, both held at The Imperial, New Delhi. 

An endowment lecture in the oldest engineering college of India:
Delivered Dr. N.V.Arunachalam Memorial Endowment Lecture organized by the Alumni Association of the College of Engineering, Guindy (CEG), Chennai on 12 September 2012.  CEG is India's oldest engineering and technical institution, having been established in 1794. Spoke on “Best practices in designing and constructing underground metro stations”
The meeting was covered in the press, and one of the reports can be read here 
Metro Rail Conference:
The MetroRail Asia 2012 conference October 9 to 11, 2012 at Mumbai, and organized by Terrapin. Participated in a consultant’s panel which discussed about the design and planning strategies of metro rail in Indian context.

Foundation Conference:
A keynote speaker of the conference on “Foundation for Infrastructure Sectors” held in New Delhi, during December 2012, and spoke on “Foundation in Underground Metro Rail Stations — Case Histories and Best Practices.”

Elevated Metro Structures:
A keynote speaker of the annual conference on “Bridges, Flyovers and Elevated MRTS Structures” held on February 20, 2013 at New Delhi and spoke about the special bridges of the Chennai Metro Rail project.

Challenges of building underground metro:
A special technical seminar held on June 18, 2013 at the Highways         Research Station, Chennai under the auspicious of the state Highways   Department.

Indian Metro Rail Scenario”  at Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Douglas Oarkerve, President, Institution of Civil Engineers presenting the Chartered Membership Certificate(10 August 2004)

Y K Cheng,  Chairman, Hong Kong Institution of Engineer's Structural Division presenting the Best Reporter Award  (December 2006) 

Carrie Lam, Secretary for Development, HKSAR Government presenting the Civil Engineering Papers of the Year-2008 first runner-up award to            M Ramanathan and S P Chin (7 November 2008)

Hong Kong-bastion of bamboo scaffolding

Design audits in construction projects- A Hong Kong perspective


Tunnel Construction Conference, Delhi

Tunnel Construction Conference, Delhi

Dr. N.V.Arunachalam Memorial Endowment Lecture, Chennai

Dr. N.V.Arunachalam Memorial Endowment Lecture, Chennai

MetroRail Asia 2012 conference, Mumbai- Consultants' Panel-flanked by Doug Eberhard, senior director of Autodesk and Anil Kumar, head - railway systems,  L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad Limited

“Foundation for Infrastructure Sectors” held on December 6-7 at The Imperial, New Delhi. 

Challenges of building underground metro”  at Highways Research Center, Chennai held on June 18, 2013.