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Associate Professor
Quantitative Methods and Operations Management

0495-2809255 / +91 - 9048440891

Ph.D. (IIT Madras)

M.E. (Industrial Engineering and Management)

B.E. (Mechanical Engineering)
Research Areas
Complex System Reliability Prediction and Risk Management

Business Process Modelling, Analysis and Management

Product Innovation and Technology Management

Six Sigma and Lean approaches to Manufacturing/Service systems


Academic Positions
Worked as Lecturer, Pondicherry Engineering College, Pondicherry for 4 years

Other Professional Appointments
Worked as Manager in O&G ASE-EMST of GE India Technology Center Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore from March 2004 to March 2010.

Led Fabric Care Technology Center as Manager, Whirlpool of India Ltd., Pondicherry from October 1997 to March 2004.

Obtained “6 Sigma Black Belt” from Whirlpool Europe. Guided several black belt projects for the engineers in Whirlpool of India Ltd.

Awarded “Pinnacle Award” two times by Whirlpool of India for the contribution in the design & development of Blade Coffee Grinder and establishing reputation for Fabric Care Technology Center.

Robust Design Mentor: To disseminate and guide engineers to implement robust design in their design process.


Significant Publications
THANGAMANI, G., "Technology Selection for Product Innovation Using Analytic Network Process (ANP) - A Case Study", International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology, 3(5), Oct. 2012, pp. 560-565.

THANGAMANI, G., "Generalized Stochastic Petri Nets for Reliability Analysis of Lube Oil System with Common-Cause Failures", American Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, 2(4), 2012, pp. 152-158.

THANGAMANI, G., "Availability Estimation of a Cooling Tower Using GSPN", International Journal of Performability Engineering, 9(2), 2013, pp. 03-12.

THANGAMANI,G., NARENDRAN,T.T. and SUBRAMANIAN.R., "Assessment of Availability of a Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit through Simulation", Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 47, 1995, pp. 207-220.

THANGAMANI, G., "Bounding Algorithms for Two-Terminal Network Reliability, Microelectronics and Reliability", 34(6), 1994, pp. 969-981.


Conferences, Seminars & Talks
THANGAMANI, G., “Improving New Product Development Performance by applying TOC thinking Process”, International Conference on Marketing and Business Strategy (INCOMBS-2012), IBS Hyderabad, May 10-11, 2012.

THANGAMANI, G., “Technology Selection Framework using Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) – A Case Study”, International Conference on Marketing and Business Strategy (INCOMBS-2012), IBS Hyderabad, May 10-11, 2012.

THANGAMANI, G., "Availability Analysis of a Lube Oil System using Generalized Stochastic Petri Net", Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Quality and Reliability, Bangkok, Sep. 14-17, 2011, pp. 186-190.


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