Dr. Raman Singh, head of the School of Materials Science and Engineering at OSU-Tulsa and associate dean for the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology, has been nominated as a member-at-large of the national Society of Experimental Mechanics executive board.
He was nominated for a two-year term beginning in 2018. The formal election will take place during the society’s annual business meeting in June.
Singh was selected from a group of highly-qualified potential nominees and was chosen in public recognition of his contributions and dedication to the society and the technical community overall, according to the organization's nominating committee.
Currently, Singh is OSU-Tulsa’s associate dean for engineering, the Helmerich Family Endowed Chair Professor of Engineering, head of the OSU School of Materials Science and Engineering and a professor in the OSU School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He also is director of the Helmerich Research Center at OSU-Tulsa. The HRC is home to OSU’s School of Materials Science and Engineering.
Singh earned a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering and applied mechanics at the University of Rhode Island. He was a postdoctoral scholar at the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories at the California Institute of Technology before joining the State University of New York at Stony Brook as assistant professor. He joined OSU as associate professor in 2006.
His research interests include experimental mechanics and advanced materials, composites, polymer nanocomposites and polymer derived ceramics. Singh was one of three OSU project leaders to develop a radiation-shielding material to protect astronauts from prolonged exposure to galactic cosmic radiation. The research was funded by a $750,000 NASA grant.
Other notable research includes a project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy to explore methods to recycle more than three million tons of discarded carpet into new material that can be used in industries from aerospace to home construction. Funding for his research also has come from the National Science Foundation, OCAST and industry sources.