Shanmugaraj is currently heading Sensors & Vision Technology Department (SVT) at Central Manufacturing Technology Institute, Bengaluru.
He holds Bachelor of Engineering degree from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India.
Areas of specialization are Design & Development of Embedded Controllers, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and Computerised Numerical Controllers (CNC) etc.
He is trained in Design & Development of Computerised Numerical Controller as fellow of UNDP at Bridgeport Machines Inc. USA for a period of 6 months and undergone training at Oklahoma State University, USA for a period of 2 months in the field of Development of Thermal Error Compensation modules for Machine Tool applications.
Also he has visited University of Michigan, Wein State University, Lawrence Technological University in Detroit, USA and also the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Washington, USA in connection with collaborative R&D projects.
He is in CMTI for the past 27 years, and currently working on the following areas:
- Development of Machine Health Management Systems
- Interfacing / Retrofitting Controllers for special purpose machines
- Development of Micro sensors
- Faculty for Training Courses on PLC & CNC.
Published and presented several technical papers in National and International conferences.