Ph.D Southern Methodist University (SMU), Dallas, TX, USA
Assistant Professor Indian Institute of Technology, Madras 2013 - Present
Dr. Soundarapandian did his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering (2010), Southern Methodist University (SMU), Dallas, TX, USA; Postdoctoral research fellow in design of advanced materials and rapid manufacturing technologies (2011), SMU; and Postdoctoral research fellow in laser based surface engineering for advanced materials and next generation biomaterials (2012), University of North Texas (UNT), Denton, TX, USA.
His research focuses on synthesis and characterization of structural materials, laser-aided surface engineering, computational modeling, real-time data acquisition and control system for manufacturing processes, fabrication of next generation bioimplants, and laser applications in medical industry. He led various NSF (National Science Foundation) and industrially-funded research projects, and international university collaborative research programs. He has written a book chapter in “Laser Surface Hardening” for ASM handbook, and published numerous papers in journals and conferences. He is member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST), and American Ceramic Society (ACerS). He serves as reviewer of Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, Surface and Coatings Technology, American Welding Society, and Annals of Biomedical Engineering.