J.S. MANI (PhD), Former Professor and Head, Department of Ocean Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras. He has more than 30 years of teaching, research and consultancy experience and 14 years of experience in the field of research/studies related to the development of ports and harbours at Central Water and Power Research Station, Khadakwasla, Pune. Professor J.S. Mani has published/ presented more than 130 papers on coastal and offshore engineering in national and international journals/conferences.