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dr. murali sundaram Dr. Murali Sundaram is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the College of Engineering, University of Cincinnati. He has ten years of industrial experience in precision manufacturing and three years of postdoctoral research experience in micro and nano manufacturing. Dr. Sundaram is a recipient of a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation. His research interests include Additive Manufacturing, Nano-Manufacturing, Nontraditional Machining, Micromachining, Hybrid Machining, CAD/CAM, Metrology and Process Simulation. Dr. Sundaram is advising/ has co-advised over 25 graduate students (including 6 Ph.D. students) and several undergraduate students. He has authored five book chapters and over 70 refereed publications. Dr. Sundaram serves as Associate Editor of SME's Journal of Manufacturing Processes, and is an International Editorial Review Board member of International Journal of Manufacturing, Materials and Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Sundaram is a member of ASME and SME.


Graduate Students (Ph.D)  

 

abishek balsamy kamarajAbishek Balsamy Kamaraj is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of  Cincinnati. He received his Master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati in October 2012, and Bachelor’s degree  in Mechanical Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India in September 2010. His  research focuses on electrochemical additive manufacturing. He was employed by Larsen and Toubro (India) as an  Engineering Trainee before he joined the University of Cincinnati. He is a member of the American Society for  Mechanical Engineers (ASME) since 2008. Apart from his research, he is actively associated with the Graduate Student Government and Indian Students Association at the University of Cincinnati. 

 

Anne Brant is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. She  received her Master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati. She has previously worked as a co-op at Duke  Energy, L'Oreal, and L-3 Communications. Outside of engineering, she plays banjo, guitar, and tabla with fellow  musicians, and has been involved with the UC Women's rugby team.

 

 

 

 

Vamshi Krishna Kore is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. He completed his Bachelor of Technology from Vardhaman College of Engineering, JNTU, Hyderabad (India). He has worked at BHEL, Hyderabad for an academic project before joining University of Cincinnati. His field of research is Additive Manufacturing. Outside of engineering, he is passionate cricketer and has represented high school and university cricket teams. 

 

 

 


Graduate Students (M.S) 

 

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Arham Ali is currently pursuing Master's in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. He completed his Bachelor of Technology from Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad (India). He worked as Junior Field Engineer at Halliburton Logging Services(HLS Asia Ltd.) in oil and gas exploration and as an Intellectual Property Researcher at CPA Global. His field of research is micro Laser Beam Machining. Outside of engineering, he is a badminton player and a long distance runner.

 

 

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Andrea Grisell is currently pursuing a Master’s of Mechanical Engineering at University of Cincinnati. She received her Bachelor’s degree from University of Cincinnati. She has industry experience in metrology and development of consumer products and medical devices. Outside of engineering, she enjoys drawing and is the assistant coach for the UC Kendo Club.
 

  


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Ketaki Rajendra Kolhekar is currently pursuing Master’s in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. She completed her Bachelor of Engineering from Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune, India (2013). She worked as Graduate Engineer Trainee in Tata technologies Pvt. Ltd before coming to University of Cincinnati. She has internship experience in turbo Gears Pvt. Ltd during her undergraduate studies. Her field of research is micro electrochemical discharge machining. Outside of engineering, she likes reading and sketching.

 

  

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Vishnushankar Ramasamy is pursuing his Master’s in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. He received his Bachelor’s from Anna University, Chennai (India). His research is primarily focused on Electrochemical Additive Manufacturing. Outside of research, he builds 3D printer for hobby, design prosthetics for non-profitable organization, plays guitar, DIYs and loves to cook.

 

 

 


Undergraduate Students

 

nathan darkinsNathan Darkins is a second year Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Cincinnati. He is developing the software to control the AFM in the UC Micro & Nano Manufacturing Laboratory. He has previously worked as a process engineer at Toyota Motor Manufacturing. Outside of research he enjoys rock climbing, playing drums, and hiking.

 

 

conner hoaglandConner Hoagland is a 5th year mechanical engineering student, working in the UCMAN lab for a senior design project on wire EDM. His extracurricular activities include being a member of the UC Waterski Club and the Mountaineering Club.

 

 

 

 

anusha komaragiriAnusha Komaragiri is a sophomore mechanical engineering student at the University of Cincinnati. She co-oped at Kinetic Vision working on Finite Element Analysis(FEA). Her area of focus in undergraduate research is the setup of Nano Electrochemical Additive Manufacturing. Outside of school and work, she is a member of Engineers Without Borders, likes traveling, outdoors, art, skiing, and watching Netflix. 

 

 

andrew kutcherAndrew Kutcher is pursuing his Bachelors in Mechanical engineering at the University of Cincinnati. He is on schedule to graduate spring of 2018 and is looking forward to joining the professional engineering community working in manufacturing. Outside of school Andrew enjoys climbing, hiking, biking, skiing and camping.

 

 

 

connorConner Lett is a second year Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Cincinnati. His primary focus in the UC Micro & Nano Manufacturing Laboratory is micro machining research on the AFM microscope. He has prior experience in cost & quality engineering from his previous coop. He has been a member of the Alpha Lamba Delta National Honor Society since 2017. Outside of his professional life he enjoys watching movies, running, hiking, and playing football.

 

drake lundstromDrake Lundstrom is a senior year Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Cincinnati. He is doing his capstone in the UC Micro & Nano Manufacturing Laboratory, which consist of designing and building an electrical discharge machining system. Outside of engineering, he plays tuba in the UC marching band, does kendo, studies languages, and studies economics.

 

 

 

   

 

Narek Manukyan is an undergraduate at the University of Cincinnati, and is pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering, alongside a minor in English with a focus on Creative Writing (Poetry). He has been at the UCMAN laboratory for three co-op terms, as well as during the two study semesters in-between them. Outside of his professional life, he enjoys, in no particular order, writing, meditation, playing guitar and ukulele, traveling, exploring mother nature, reading, and photography.

 

 

matt prewittMatt Prewitt is a second year Mechanical Engineering major. His research focuses on Electrochemical Manufacturing (ECM). When he is not working in the lab he enjoys going to the movies, hanging out with friends, and going fishing.

 

  

 

 

 

Amy Riegelmayer is a second year Mechanical Engineering student. Her focus in the Micro and Nano Manufacturing Lab is finding a reliable way to electrochemically etch nano tips. She co-ops at Beckett Gas in Strongsville, Ohio. Outside her professional life she enjoys reading, writing, biking, and running.
 

  

 

  

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