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C. Ravi Ravindran




Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Manitoba, 1982

M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Manitoba, 1969

B.Eng., Metallurgy and Materials Science, Indian Institute of Science, 1967

B.Sc., Chemistry, University of Madras, 1964





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Dr. C. Ravindran has a diversified background in research, teaching, technology development and transfer, financial management and senior administrative leadership in the industry. His current activities include research in near-net-shape processing of materials, and consulting and leadership roles in many professional societies with extensive interactions with industry and government in North America.

Research Interests:

Fundamental understanding of interactive parameters of foam, permanent, die, sand and other casting processes for alloys of magnesium, aluminum and iron with focus on energy and material conservation, quality, castability, mechanical properties, life extension and recycling, for automotive and aerospace sectors.

Current Courses:

Undergraduate courses

MTL 200 - Materials Science I - Fundamentals

MTL 300 - Materials Science II

Graduate courses

ME 8109 - Advanced Casting and Solidification Processes

Professional Affiliations:

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Fellow

Indian National Academy of Engineering (NAE), Foreign Fellow

Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), Past President

ASM International, fellow

Alpha Sigma Mu, trustee

American Foundry Society (AFS), member

Editorial Advisory Board, Trans. Indian Inst. Met.