Dr. Savarimuthu Ignacimuthu
Fellow, Elected 2009

Born in Sindlacherry, India on 9 September 1948. Educated at St. Mary's High School, Madurai, 1962-65; St. Joseph's College, Tiruchirapalli, 1965-66; Beschi College, Dindigul, 1966-69; Loyola College, Chennai, 1969-72; Sacred Heart College, Shenbaganur, 1972-75; St. Xavier's College, Palayamkottai, 1975-76; St. Joseph's College, Tiruchirapalli, 1976-78; Vidya Jyothi College, Delhi, 1978-80; University of Delhi, Delhi, 1980-1985; Kaiserslautern University, Germany, 1994-95; University of Wisconsin, Madison, U.S.A., 1995; Technical University (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland, 1996; National Institute of Basic Biology, Okazaki, Japan, 1997; B.Sc. 1972; M.Sc. 1978; M.Phil. 1982; Ph.D. 1986; D.Sc. 2001.

Director, Entomology Research Institute, Loyola College, Chennai, 1996 to date.

Professor of Botany, 1980-97, and Principal, 1992-93, St. Xavier's College, Palayamkottai; Principal, Loyola College, Chennai, 1997-2000; Vice Chancellor, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, 2000-02; Vice Chancellor, University of Madras, Chennai, 2002-03; CSIR Emeritus Scientist, 2009; ICMR Emeritus Scientist, 2013..

Awards/Honours: Best Book Award for `Environmental Awareness' Govt. of Tamil Nadu, 1995; Tamil Nadu Scientist Award, 2000; Kamarajar Award for Environmental Protection, Govt. of Tamil Nadu, 2009.

Fellow: Royal Entomological Society, London; The Entomological Society of India; Entomology Academy of India.

Research Areas: Biopesticide, Plant Biotechnology, Ethnopharmacology

Address: Director, Entomology Research Institute, Loyola College, Chennai 600034, Tamil Nadu; 14, Jesuit Residence, Loyola College, Chennai 600034, Tamil Nadu; [Tel: Off. (044) 28178348; Res. (044) 28178214, Cell: 9840337667; Fax: (044) 28175566; Email: eriloyola@hotmail.com; imuthus@hotmail.com]