Oklahoma State University - Tulsa
Oklahoma State University - Tulsa
Next Generation Materials Laboratory Faculty

Faculty and Students

Dr. Ranji VaidyanathanRanji Vaidyanathan, Ph. D, P. E.
Varnadow Professor of Materials Science and Engineering,
School of Materials Science and Engineering
Courtesy appointment in School of Chemical Engineering
vaidyan@okstate.edu
918-594-8645

Education
:
- P. E. Ceramic Engineering, 2005 (State of Ohio)
- Ph. D (Materials Science and Engineering), N. C. State Univ., Raleigh, NC; 1992
- M.S.M.E (Mechanical Engineering), N.C.A&T State Univ., Greensboro, NC; 1988
- B.Tech. (Metallurgical Engineering), Banaras Hindu University, India, 1980

Professional Experience:

  • Varnadow Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
    Helmerich Research Center, Oklahoma State University, Tulsa, OK, July 2011 – present
  • Carl G. and Gladys L. Herrington Professor in Advanced Materials
    Helmerich Research Center, Oklahoma State University, Tulsa, OK, October 2009 – June 2011
  • Research Professor and Director
    New Product Development Center (NPDC) and Inventors Assistance Service (IAS), Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, August 2007 – March 2011
  • Adjunct Associate Professor
    Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engg., Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, August 2000 – August 2007
  • Director, Composite Materials July 2004 – July 2007
    Manager, Advanced Materials July 2000 – July 2004
    Senior Research Scientist July 1998 – July 2000
    Advanced Ceramics Research (ACR), Inc., Tucson, AZ
  • Senior Research Scientist
    Materials and Electrochemical Research (MER) Corporation, Tucson, AZ, August 1996 – July 1998
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellow
    Dept. of Mech. Engg., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, December 1995 – July 1996
  • Research Associate
    Center for Ceramic Research, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, January 1994 - November 1995
  • Research Associate Dept. of Mech. Engg., North Carolina A&T State University, NC, June 1992 - December 1993

Full Biography.

Krishna BastolaEfren Luevano
Graduate Research Assistant

Education:
- M.S. Student Materials Science and Engineering, Oklahoma State University      
- B.S. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Oklahoma State University
- A.S. Mechanical Engineering, Tulsa Community College

 

Trisha BuckNathanial Evans
Graduate Research Assistant

Education
:
- M.S. Student Materials Science and Engineering, Oklahoma State University      
- B.S. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Oklahoma State University
- A.S. Mechanical Engineering, Tulsa Community College



No pictureMuthusubramanian Mohan
Graduate Research Assistant

Education:
- M.S. Student Materials Science and Engineering, Oklahoma State University     
- B Tech. Polymer Technology, India

 Research:
- Interlaminar properties in polymer nanocomposites.

Nathanial EvansNoom Miller
Research Intern

Education:
- B.S. Student, School of Chemical Engineering, Oklahoma State University
- B.S. Pharmaceutical Sciences, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
- A.S. Physics, Tulsa Community College

- A.S. Mathmatics, Tulsa Community College


Aaron LaneyZach Miller
Research Intern

Education:
- B.S. Student, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Oklahoma State University




No pictureWarren Corlett
Research Intern

Education:
- B.S. Student, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Oklahoma State University
- M.F.A. School of Design, University of Pennsylvania
- B.F.A. University of Tulsa


     

    Former Faculty and Students


    Post Doctoral Research Associates

    Dr. Krishna Bastola

    Graduate Research Assistants

    Sarat Das
    Aron Laney
    Ian Juby

    Research Interns

    Sohrab Bassiri
    Aaron Laney
    Joey Heald
    Richard Paige
    Nathanial Evans
    Trisha Buck
    Ian Juby
    Paige Robertson
    Josie Brixley
    Lance Jennings
    Jamie Mouser

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