Department of Applied Physics and Materials Science - Materials Science

Affiliated Faculty

Guruswami (Ravi) Ravichandran

Guruswami (Ravi) Ravichandran

John E. Goode, Jr., Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Degrees and Appointments

B.E., University of Madras (Regional Engineering College), 1981; Sc.M. (Solid Mechanics and Structures), Brown University, 1983; Sc.M. (Applied Mathematics), 1984; Ph.D., 1987; D.h.c., Paul Verlaine University. Assistant Professor, Caltech, 1990-95; Associate Professor, 1995-99; Professor, 1999-2005; Goode Professor, 2005-; Associate Director, 2008-09; Director, Graduate Aerospace Laboratories, 2009-15; Division Chair, 2015-21; Otis Booth Leadership Chair, 2015-21.


Ravichandran Research Matters
Donna Mojahedi
293 Firestone Laboratory
(626) 395-4514

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Research Overview

Prof. Ravichandran focuses on the mechanics of materials including active materials and structures (ferroelectrics, shape memory alloys, MEMS), biomaterials, cell mechanics, composite materials, fracture and adhesion mechanics, and dynamic deformation and failure behavior of solids.

List of Research Areas

Deformation and failure of materials, dynamic behavior, wave propagation, micro/nano mechanics, composites, active materials, biomaterials and cell mechanics, experimental mechanics

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