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Technical and Scientific Advisors of LARC.

LARC have associations with internationally recognised Lightning Research Organisations globally. Our advisors include some of the world-renowned scientists and engineers in the filed of Lightning protection and Safety. With 15 years of experience in India and the International relations we bring decades of experience from all continents to provide services related to Lightning Research, Lightning Early Waring and Lightning Safety, Lightning Awareness and Lightning Protection.


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Dr. Sasi Kumar

Executive Director , Lightning Awareness and Research Centre (LARC). Read more...

Technical Coordinator:

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Er. Gopa Kumar S

Member in working groups and expert committees of International Standardisation on Lightning Protection and Safety (IEC TC81), Electrical safety (TC64), Bureau of Indian standards (ETD 20, 30 & NBC). Read more...

National Advisors:

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Prof.(Dr.) G.R. Nagabhushana (retd)

High Voltage Engineering Division, IISc, Bengaluru.


Dr. S. Muralidas

Scientist (Retd.), Atmospheric Sciences Division, National Centre for Earth Science Studies, Thiruvananthapuram. Read more...

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Prof. Pradeepkumar Dixit

Professor & Head, Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore. Read more...

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Chief Electrical Inspector to Government of Tamilnadu (Retd).

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Er. Jameskutty Thomas

Electrical Inspector (Retd), Electrical Inspectorate, Kerala State.


Dr. Anirban Guha

Faculty Member at the Department of Physics, Tripura University. Read more...

International Advisors:

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Dr. Chandima Gomes

Professor of High Voltage Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Read more...

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Dr. Shri ram Sharma

Department of Physics, Amrit Campus, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal. Read more...

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Prof. Mohd Zainal Abidin Ab Kadir

Centre for Electromagnetic and Lightning Protection Research (CELP), Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra, Malaysia. Read more...

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Dr. Mary Ann Cooper

Founder, African Centres for Lightning and Electromagnetics Network ( a pan-African Network of Centres dedicated to decreasing deaths, injuries, and property damage from lightning.Read more...

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Prof. Daniel Esteban Villamil Sierra

Electrical Engineer and Professor at the Colombian National Service of Learning (SENA). International Affiliate at ACLENet. Read more...

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Hélio Eiji Sueta

Brazilian Member of IEC TC 81 - Lightning Protection. Read more...

International Cooperation

·       SALNET – South Asian Lightning Network. An association of scientists and NGO’s working in the field of lightning research, early warning and safety to public and property.

·       ALCNet - African Centres for Lightning and Electromagnetics Network (a pan-African Network of Centres dedicated to decreasing deaths, injuries, and property damage from lightning).

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