Dr. N. Anantharaman was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, on 8th May 1955. He obtained his B.Tech. degree in Chemical Engineering from REC, Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India, in 1977 and M.E., in Chemical Engineering from IISc., Bangalore, Karnataka, India, in 1979. He obtained his Ph.D. for his thesis “Heat and Mass transfer studies in Fluidized bed drying” in 1985 from University of Madras. Having started his career at REC, Trichy as a senior Research fellow in 1979, he became lecturer in 1981 at RECT (NITT) and rose to the level of Professor in 2001 and subsequently, DEAN (Academic) in 2010 in NITT.
Currently he is Professor (HAG) in Chemical Engineering Department. Ever since, he joined in teaching profession, he has offered a number of courses both at Under graduate and Master's level. He was involved in offering laboratory courses. He has Co-authored three books, Process Calculations (2003, 2011), Elements of Mass transfer Part-1 (2005) and Mass Transfer Theory and Practice (2011), all published by PHI Learning Centre, New Delhi. To his credit he has more than 120 publications in International/National Journals and Conferences. He has also delivered lot of technical lectures at different organizations and Institutions.