Prof Gnanamoorthy received his Doctor of Engineering (Dr Engg) degree from Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan. He served at Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University Japan, as a regular employee before joining as Faculty at IIT Madras in 1997. His teaching and research interests include on Advanced Materials & Product Design, Design with Polymer and Nanocomposities, Machine Element and Special Purpose Test Machine Design, Damage Tolerant & Tribo Design, Behavior of implant materials, and Surface Engineering.
Prof Gnanamoorthy has published more than 250 original research publications in reputed International Journals and Conferences. His research publications were cited in more than 1200 research publications worldwide. He has guided 7 Doctoral scholars and holds a patent on innovative surface modification process for surface nanocrystallization and fatigue life improvement. He has successfully completed many sponsored research projects for Government organizations such as NRB, ISRO, DST, IGCAR and offered consultancy services to reputed Industries in India and Abroad.
He is on the International Advisory Board of Japanese Society of Mechanical Engineers, and serves on a number of Government, Academic, and Industry committees and advisory bodies associated with the development of new Institutes, curriculum improvement and new product development. He has also served as an Expert Member of Engineering Education for Next Generation Global Engineers, Japan
Prof Gnanamoorthy, served as the Founder Director of IIITDM Kancheepuram, and established a state of the art of green campus at the outskirts of Chennai and is an architect of Design Centric Engineering and Smart (Industry 4.0) Academic Programs in India. He has also served as the Mentor Director for IIITDM Kurnool, AP and Director i/c for the Central Institute for Classical Tamil, Chennai.