Family name: Kannan
Contact Address: South Sea Institute, Korean Ocean Research and Development Institute, 391 Jangmok-Ri, Jangmok-Myon, Geoje-shi 656830, Kyungnam, Republic of Korea
Telephone: +82 55 639 8675; 8832
Date of birth: 07.11.1952
Place of Birth: Thirupuvanam, India.
1973-1975 M.Sc. (Master of Science) - Biology- and Chemistry
American College, Madurai, India
1977-1984 Ph.D (Biochemistry/Environmental Chemistry)
Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India
1985-1988 Ph.D Ecotoxicology
Ehime University, Matsuyama, Japan
Summary of Professional skills - expertise
16 years of professional scientific training, management skills, written documentation of scientific work, appearance in mass media, International Co-ordination of projects in India, Japan, Germany, USA., wide travel around the world on business, team leader, trained people professionally, addressed international conferences, diplomatic negotiation ability, familiar with Mac OS, Windows, Java Scripting, ASP, HTML, DHTML, Internet software und Protocol (TCP/IP, FTP), Microsoft office, Adobe products, statistical packages, Chairman International Forum for Information Technology in Tamil (INFITT)-Europe; Excellent knowledge in English, German and ability in Japanese.
Establishment of a laboratory managing two technicians, 6 Ph.D students, conducted workshops for College Professors, M.Phil students. Consultant to several International Pesticide Manufacturers including Bayer (India) and ICI (India). Written grant proposals and Scientific papers, addressed press conferences and public meetings, conducted radio programmes.
Visiting National Institute for Resource and Environment (NIRE), Tsukuba, Japan for negotiating scientific collaboration between Japan and Germany.
On an invitation from Europian Commission, Brussels, evaluated the research proposals submitted for grants in MArine Science and Technology (MAST)
Represented BMBF (German Ministry for Science & Technology) in Koeln for German/Japanese Research Initiative
1989 - 1999
Regular consultant for International Scientific Publishers such as. American Chemical Society (USA), Elsevier (Netherlands), Springer (Germany)-Peer Reviewed number of technical papers
2000 - present
Visiting Professor - Madurai Kamaraj University, Lady Doak College, Madurai, India. Involved in projects related to digitization of ancient scientific manuscripts in India in co-ordination with National Libraries of Singapore, Malaysia and India.
Visiting Professor, Korea Ocean Research and Development Insitute, Seoul,
Summary of relevant work experience
1977-1984 Senior Research Fellow, Bayer (India)
Dept. of Biochemistry, Madurai Kamaraj University, Research, Madurai, India. Establishment and running a Pesticide Residue Laboratory with a team of 10 people.
1985-1988 Mambusho (Japanese Ministry of Education) Fellow
Ehime University, Research on Ecotoxicology, Matsuyama, Japan, Published several scientific papers and pioneered research on coplanar PCBs and their environmental impact.
1989-1993 Scientist, Dept. of Marine Chemistry, Institute of Marine Sciences, Research on Marine Environmental Conservation, University of Kiel, Germany, initiated German-Dutch-Japanese joint venture on method development.
1993-1999 C1 Professor (Associate level), Dept. of Marine Chemistry
Conducted research cruises on world seas, trained Diploma and Ph.D students in the field
of Marine Environmental Conservation, Institute of Marine Sciences, Kiel, Germany,
initiated German-Japanese collaboration on research, participated in European Commissions programmes, published and edited research papers, books.
1999-2002 Director, Tamil Heritage Foundation, Boeblingen, Germany.
Visiting Professor, Korea Ocean Research and Development Insitute, Seoul, South
Mac OS and Windows 95 / 98 / 2000 WINNT and UNIX
Standard Office Software including Microsoft office product (MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, outlook etc) Scientific Graphics, Statistics software
Internet software und Protocol (TCP/IP, FTP) Trained in internet and e-commerce software such as HTML, DHTML, ASP, JAVA Script
Tamil - mother tongue
English - second mother tongue
Deutsch (German) - fluency in speaking and writing
Japanese - basic speaking ability
Internet savvy, pioneer in Tamil computing, cyber community builder, creative writing in Tamil - poetry, fiction and non-fiction, regular contributor-columnist in Tamil magazines (India and Europe).