Sockalingam Sam Kannappan is a registered Professional Engineer in Texas with over twenty-five years of experience in design, analysis, and software development for the petrochemical, refinery, and pipeline industries.
He graduated with Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
He is a leading consultant in pipe design especially in designing piping under very high temperatures and pressures.
He specializes in Finite Element Analysis and Fracture Mechanics methods to determine remaining life of a pressure component.
He is also the author of text book "Introduction to Pipe Stress Analysis".
He is a Board member of Texas Onsite Wastewater Treatment Research Council which is an appointment by Texas Governor.
Sam Kannappan is a very active Indian American in the Socio-economic landscape of Texas.