G. Ravichandran
John E. Goode, Jr., Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering;
Otis Booth Leadership Chair, Division of Engineering and Applied Science
G. Ravichandran

People

Current Graduate Students

Avellar, Louisa

Louisa Avellar
Department:
MCE
Co-Advisor:
Kaushik Bhattacharya
Degrees and institutions:
MS Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology; BS Mechanical Eningeering, University of California, Berkeley
Mail Code:
104-44
Project:
Deformation and fracture of heterogeneous materials

Kettenbeil, Christian

Christian Kettenbeil
Department:
GALCIT
Co-Advisor:
Mike Mello
Degrees and institutions:
Master of Space Engineering, Caltech; Diplomingenieur, Dresden University of Technology
Mail Code:
105-50
Project:
Shearing resistance of glasses at high pressures and high strain rates

Mac Donald, Kimberley

Kimerley Mac Donald
Department:
MCE
Degrees and institutions:
MS Civil Engineering, University of Miami; BS Architectural Engineering, University of Miami
Mail Code:
104-44
Project:
Experimental methods for imaging and digital volume correlation of heterogeneous brittle materials

Oniyama, Tomoyuki

Tomoyuki Oniyama
Department:
ME
Degrees and institutions:
Bachelor of Engineering, Keio University
Mail Code:
104-44
Project:
Shock compression

Research Scientist

Lab Manager

Assistant

Past

Doctoral Students

  • Weinong Chen* (1995)
    Professor, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University

  • Mark Walter* (1996)
    Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Ohio State University

  • Jon Hodowany* (1997)
    CEO & General Manager, J.C. Grand Corporation

  • Karina Edmonds (1997)
    Technology transfer Coordinator, Department of Energy

  • Kenji Oguni (2000)
    Associate Professor, Department of System Design Engineering, Keio University, Japan

  • Benjamin Chow (2001) (co-advised)
    MBA, Finance, UCLA Anderson School of Management

  • Eric Burcsu† (2001)
    MIT Lincoln Laboratory

  • Shiming Zhuang* (2002)
    Kimberly Clark

  • Weidong Zhu (2002) (co-advised)
    Bose Corporation

  • Jun Lu (2002)
    International Rectifiers, Inc.

  • David Anderson (2002) (co-advised)

  • Matt Fago (2004) (co-advised)
    Northrop Grumman

  • Rongjing Zhang† (2006)
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University

  • Min Tao (2006)
    Intel Corporation

  • Theresa Kidd* (2007)
    Northrop Grumman

  • Samantha Daly◊ (2007)
    Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan

  • Christian Franck* (2008)
    Assistant Professor, School of Engineering, Brown University

  • Winston Jackson◊ (2008)
    Northrop Grumman

  • Ling Zheng◊ (2009)
    Intel Corporation

  • Benny Poon (2009)
    Intel Corporation

  • Sharlotte Kramer†+ (2009)
    Sandia National Laboratories

  • Michael Silva (2011)
    Princeton Consultants

  • Christopher Kovalchick◊ (2011)
    Intel Corporation

  • Justin Brown** (2011)
    Sandia National Laboratories

  • Jacob Notbohm (2013)
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harvard School of Public Health

  • Victoria Richmond (2014)
    Harris Corporation

  • Kristen John (2014)
    Postdoctoral Fellow, NASA Johnson Space Center

  • Michael Rauls (2015)
    National Technical Systems

  • Matthew Newman (2017)

  • Zach Sternberger (2017)

*Recipient of the William F. Ballhaus Prize for outstanding doctoral dissertation in Aerospace
** Recipient of the Centennial Prize for best thesis in Mechanical and Civil Engineering
†Recipient of the Donald Coles Prize in Aeronautics for the best design of an experiment for doctoral dissertation in Aerospace
+Recipient of the Hans Hornung Prize for best dissertation presentation in Aerospace
◊Recipient of the Charles D. Babcock Prize for contributions to teaching in Aerospace

Engineer's Degree Students

  • Mullahalli Srinivas (1994)
    General Electric

  • Nitin Deshpande (1999)
    Intel Corporation

Post-Doctoral Scholars

  • Ghatu Subhash, Knox T. Millsaps Professor
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida

  • Wei Tong, Professor
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Southern Methodist University

  • Yeong Joo Lee, Industry

  • David Owen, Ultratech

  • Min Zhou, Professor
    Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

  • Sunil Yadav, Bank of America

  • Sangwook Lee, Industry

  • Yann Carin, Peugeot

  • Murat Vural, Associate Professor
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology

  • Wei Zhang, Industry

  • Doron Shilo, Associate Professor
    Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion Yabei Gu, Industry

  • Yabei Gu, Industry

  • Abhishek Bhattacharyya, Industry

  • Soonsung Hong, Assistant Professor
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University

  • Jianheng Zhao, IFP, CAEP

  • H. J. Kwon, Assistant Professor
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo

  • Arjun Tekalur, Assistant Professor
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University

  • Laurent Ponson, Universite Marie et Pierre Curie

  • Shuman Xia, Assistant Professor
    Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

  • Maen Alkhader, Assistant Professor
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook University

  • Addis Kidane, Assistant Professor
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina

  • Laurence Bodelot, Assistant Professor
    Ecole Polytechnique, France

  • Owen Kingstedt, Assistant Professor
    University of Utah

Visitors

  • Doo-Hyun Baik
    Agency for Defense Development, South Korea

  • Jean-Thibault de Besombes
    Student Researcher, Ecole Polytechnique

  • Elizabeth Bouchaud
    CEA, France

  • Robin Briend
    Student Researcher, Ecole Polytechnique

  • Herzl Chai
    Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Tel Aviv University

  • Atul Chokshi
    Professor, Department of Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Science

  • S. C. Deevi
    ORNL

  • Alexandra Gdoutou
    Student Researcher, Northwestern University

  • Louis Hallez
    Student Researcher, Ecole Polytechnique

  • Gwenael Huelou
    Student Researcher, ENS-Cachan

  • Nathanael Kriven
    Student Researcher, Ecole Polytechnique

  • Soon-Bok Lee
    Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

  • Aurlien Miller
    Student Researcher, Ecole Polytechnique

  • Alain Molinari
    Professor, University of Metz, France

  • Bilel Ourertani
    Student Researcher, ENS-Cachan

  • Loic Peletan
    Student Researcher, ENS-Cachan

  • Daniel Rittel
    Zandman Professor of Experimental Mechanics
    Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion

  • Joseph Sariel
    NRCN, Israel

  • Arun Shukla
    Simon Ostrach Professor
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Rhode Island

  • Ishan Tebhekar Student Researcher, IIT-Gandhi Nagar

  • Jean-Noel Truchet
    Student Researcher, Ecole Polytechnique

  • Alban de Vaucorbeil
    Student Researcher, ENS-Cachan

  • Arie Venkert
    NRCN, Israel