Mr. S. Purushothaman completed his B.Tech in ECE from Pondicherry University and received his Masters in ECE (Microwaves) from National Institute of Technology (NIT), Trichirappalli.
Currently he is working as a Senior Scientist in ISRO, Govt. of India. He has been working in ISRO for the past 15 years. He has an outstanding research experience in the area Satellite commincation & RF domain. His immerse contributions starts from RF Checkout system design and RF measurements of ISRO’s Launch vehicles PSLV, GSLV-II & III. He has Rich experience in the RF characterization of satellite onboard antenna and payload characterization of ISRO satellites. He is Responsible for world class State-art of facility of Compact Range for exclusive satellite RF characterisation. He has Successfully contributed 30 spacecraft RF Characterisation and its measurement with various innovative methodology which includes the Mar Orbiter Mission (Mangalyaan), IRNSS spacecraft and Unfurable antenna (UFA) etc., His Experience in the RF characterisation of High Throughput Satellite (HTS) with Multibeam technology & more than 150 nos. of antennas. He Had an exclusive experience in the RF characterisation and analysis of radomes and Precision Approach Radar with Electronics Beam Steering. He has Experience in the design of metamaterial based antennas for navigation applications and design of Ultra wide band helix antennas for Satellite measurement applications. He has published more than 30 papers in various conference and journal and received 3 best paper awards. He is the Senior member in IEEE and Life member with eight technical bodeis. He has received 3 nos. of Young & Outstanding scientist awards from various profesiional bodies. He is the IET- International Advisory committee member, Satellite communications & networks. He is Resposible of Joint Secretary, Antenna Test and measurement Scoiety(ATMS), India, Successfully Organized International conference of ATMS from 2011 to 2018. He is Resposible of Chair, Sponsorship & Industry relation of IEEE-SS12 International Students Project Competition and Maker fair for the year of 2016, 2017, 2018, He is Responsible of Member, Finance Committee, IEEE-iAIM-2017. He has Delivered more than 30 technical talks in various technical forums, conferences and academic institutes.. He has Given an exclusive interview in All india radio(AIR) on “ ISRO Mangalyaan Success Journey”. He is a Motivational speaker and Science promoter. Supported various schools and college for various space science related activities. His field of expertise is on microwaves & Satellite Communications, antenna measurements, RF Chamber design, range design, near and far field measurements.