Krishnan BALACHANDRAN received the M.Sc. degree in Mathematics in 1978, the M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Mathematics in 1980 and 1985 respectively from the University of Madras. Currently he is serving as Professor and Head of Mathematics Department at Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India.
He has participated and delivered invited talks in national and international conferences. He has also delivered invited lectures in many universities in India and abroad. Under his supervision, thirty candidates were awarded Ph.D. degrees in the fields of Control Theory, Differential Equations and General Topology. To his credit, he has published more than 300 research papers in Control Theory, Abstract Differential Equations and General Topology and out of which nearly 200 research papers are in SCI journals. He is acting as referee for various international journals and Associate Editor of the journals Nonlinear Analysis; Hybrid System (Elsevier), International Journal of Engineering Mathematics (Hindawi) and Nonlinear Functional Analysis and Applications (Korea). He is a member of AMS, IMS, CMS and ISCA.
He was awarded the Fulbright Visiting Fellowship at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, USA in 1996. He is a recipient of Chandna Mathematics Award in recognition of distinguished and outstanding contributions to mathematics research and teaching in 1999. He got the Tamil Nadu Scientist Award in 2001.
He was a visiting scientist at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy (1987, 1990), University Wyoming, USA (2004) and Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, USA (2012). He was a Visiting Professor at Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan (1998) and Visiting Research Professor at Yonsei University in 2005 and the Pusan National University, Pusan, Korea in 1999- 2000 and 2008-09. He has delivered a series of lectures on Control Theory at Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea in October 2003, City University of Hong Kong in August 2002, University of Wyoming, USA in June 2004, Hanoi Normal University, Vietnam in June 2011, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea in December 2011.
He has participated as NBHM sponsored mathematician in the International Congress of Mathematicians held at Bejing, China in August 2002, ICM 2006 held at Madrid, Spain in August 2006, ICIAM 2007 at Zurich, Switzerland in July 2007, ICM 2010 and ICIAM 2011 at Vancouer, Canada in July 2011.