2016 Presidential Award
For outstanding service to the Society as a volunteer
Dr. M.A. Atmanand
Dr. M. A. Atmanand is a Senior Research Scientist at the National Institute of Ocean Technology, the premier institute in Ocean Technology in India, where he was Director for over 5 years. He was the general chair of the Underwater Technology conference, UT15 held in Chennai, India in February 2015. He founded the OES Chapter of the IEEE India Section and fostered the participation of OES Student Members from India in international activities sponsored by the Society. He is currently one of the Associate editors of IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering and serves as Chair of the technology committee for Underwater Cables and Connectors.