Faculty

Guruswami (Ravi) Ravichandran

Guruswami (Ravi) Ravichandran

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

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; Otis Booth Leadership Chair, 2015-.


Assistant(s)

EAS Division Matters
Maria Cervantes
626-395-4101
maria.cervantes@caltech.edu

Research Group Matters
Donna Mojahedi
293 Firestone Laboratory
626-395-4514
mojahedi@caltech.edu

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Research Overview

Professor Ravichandran focuses on deformation and failure of materials, micro/nano mechanics, wave propagation, composites, active materials, biomaterials and cell mechanics, and experimental mechanics.

Mechanics of light-weight materials; active materials with large strain actuation; space structures.

List of Research Areas

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


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