Dr. S. Neelamani is a Senior Research Scientist, Coastal Management Program, the Institute for Scientific Research in Kuwait. He was teaching in the Department of Ocean Engineering, IIT Madras from 1990 to 2003. He was also the NCC officer and Sports advisor at IITM. He was the recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Germany during 1996 to 1998. Dr Neelamani has more than 350 scientific papers in reputed international and national Journals and conferences. He also has published many articles in newspapers and web on topics useful for society. He has coordinated about 60 research projects, 60 consultancy projects and 40 scientific training programs in the area of coastal engineering. Dr Neelamani’s specialization is Physical modeling on Coastal and Ocean structures, Ocean Energy and marine environmental issues. He was bestowed with the Scientific Achievement Award by Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research for 5 times since 2009 for his distinguished scientific contribution and achievements. He was also awarded “Engineer of the year” by Tamilnadu Engineers Forum, Kuwait during 2016 and “Life Time Achievement Award” in the area of coastal engineering by Venus International Research Foundation, Chennai, India during 2016. He holds three US patents as lead inventor and has bagged recognitions from around the world for these inventions. These US patents won Gold and Silver medals in the international innovation exhibitions in Kuwait, Switzerland and Germany. His hobby is guidance and counseling of school children to excel in life.