Dr K.P.Kannan Ph.D., currently holding the position of Head, Department of Biotechnology, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam, Erode District, Tamil Nadu, India. Subsequent to completing his master’s and doctoral degree in mycology at the University of Madras, Dr. K. P. Kannan moved to the industry, for a brief exposure in the field. After a year of working with Marina Labs, he understood his passion for teaching and moved to Bannari Amman Institute of technology, Sathyamangalam, as a lecturer. From 2006 till date, Dr. K. P Kannan has grown from the position of lecturer to the Head of Department of Biotechnology through his sheer hard work, inquisitive research and his passion for teaching. He had got about 8 – 10 research projects worth thirteen lakhs in Indian Rupees, and had also been instrumental in organizing various conferences funded by prestigious institutes in the country. He is also the recipient of various national and international awards including Young scientist awards and The Cambridge Certificate for Outstanding Educational Achievement, etc. He has also guided and supervised three PhD candidates, one M.Phil candidate, 20 B.Tech candidates and 7 M. Tech Candidates in their academic research for the awarding of their respective degrees. With close to 40 research publications as his credentials, he has also been instrumental in organizing various departmental and collegiate activities for the student welfare. He has also served as Founder Member for Biologist forum of India.
Dr K.P.Kannan research interest are Microbial Biotechnology, Fungal Endophytes, Mycotoxins, Screening and Characterization of Secondary metabolites from Endophytes