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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)  

 

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Abishek 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. 

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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. As a graduate student, she has worked at the UC-P&G Simulation Center and as a fellow in the Cincinnati Engineering Enhanced Math and Science program. She is serving as the secretary of the Mechanical and Materials Graduate Student Association. Outside of engineering, she enjoys playing music and running.

 

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 Yu-Jen Chen is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati (UC). He received his Master’s degree and Bachelor’s degree from Mechanical Engineering at National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan in September 2015, and June 2013 respectively. He was a research assistant at department of Mechanical Engineering at Chung Yuan University, Taiwan before joining UC. Outside of engineering, he enjoys reading novels.

 

 

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Sravya Josyula is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Materials Science Engineering at UC. She has done her Masters from The University of Texas at Arlington and Bachelors from JNTU Hyderabad in India with academic projects from Regional Centre for Military Airworthiness (RCMA) and Vizag Steel Plant. Outside of engineering, she enjoys Traveling, Music and Meditation.

 

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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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 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.

 


 
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Vamsi Krishna Reddy K is currently pursuing a Master`s degree in Mechanical Engineering at The University of Cincinnati. He received his Bachelor`s degree from JNTU Kakinada, India in May 2017. During his UG, he worked on Aluminium Composites, Graphene coatings and Materials for Thermal Energy storage and Conversion, published the same. His Final year project is done in affiliation with Department of Chemical Engineering, Andhra university. Before joining UC, he worked as Visiting Research student at SEM and Thin films lab, Department of Physics, Sri Venkateswara University. Outside of engineering, he plays Ping Pong and enjoys travelling, meditation and learning new Languages.

 
 

  


Undergraduate Students

 

 

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Nathan 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.

 

 
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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.

 
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Aratrika Pan is a third-year undergraduate student majoring in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. At the UC Micro and Nano Manufacturing Lab, she is working on experiments involving VANILA which combines the principles of vibration-assisted abrasive machining and tip-based nano-machining using an atomic force microscope. Outside of research, Aratrika is passionate about traveling, sports and engaging in activities around campus.   

 

 

Ryan Royer is a second year Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Cincinnati. He is on his first research co-op with the Micro and Nano Manufacturing laboratory. Ryan is researching the relationship of particle sizes and whether they cause brittle or ductile machining on a surface, with the use of the VANILA process. Outside of engineering, Ryan is a member of the Cincinnati Football team and enjoys playing video games.


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Lydia Wine is a fourth year undergraduate student studying Biomedical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. She is working on MD simulations of nano abrasive machining process. She has industry experience with medical devices previously working as a product development engineer at Elite Biomedical Solutions. Outside of the lab, Lydia is a member of the Mountaineering Club and enjoys spending time outdoors backpacking, rock climbing, and traveling.

 

 

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