Palaniappan Ramu

Dr. Palaniappan Ramu holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical (Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai) and a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering (University of Florida, Gainesville). Prior to coming to the IIT Madras, he worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Notre Dame and as an optimization engineer at the Caterpillar Champaign Simulation Center, Urbana-Champaign. He has been on the faculty of the department of Engineering Design at the IIT Madras since December 2009.

His research interests are in:

Application areas include: Wind technology, Aerospace application, auto crashworthiness, social sciences and medical devices

He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the areas of Design for X, optimization, Finite Element Analysis, probabilistic and statistical techniques in engineering designs

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