Dr. P Lakshmanan is involved in R&D in fields including electrical machines, power systems, power electronics, industrial drives, and control systems. He holds Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering (EEE) from the Government College of Engineering in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India; a Post Graduate (PG) degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Thiagarajar College in Madurai, Tamil Nadu; and, a doctorate degree (PhD) from Anna University, Chennai, TN.

Adding to his strictly STEM background, he is a life-member of the Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) – a special government-led student and faculty education chapter in India.

The Head of Department has got several of his research papers published in peer-reviewed journals and conferences.

The EEE HOD of NEC has trained several other faculty members and doctorate holders in a Faculty Development Program on special electrical machines.