Oklahoma State University - Tulsa
Oklahoma State University - Tulsa

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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 BastolaKrishna Bastola
Post Doctoral Research Associate 

Education:
- Ph.D. Oklahoma State University
- MS Leiden University, Netherlands
- MS Satya Sai University, India

Trisha Buck Trisha Buck
Research Intern

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



No pictureSarat Das
M.S. Student, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Oklahoma State University

Education:
- BSME, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)
- Research Project: Carpet composite applications


Nathanial EvansNathanial Evans
Research Intern

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



Aaron Laney Aaron Laney

Research Intern and Lead Engineer at CleanNG, LLC

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

Professional Experience:

                • Mechanic/Fabricating composite components for racing boats
                  Extreme Marine, Sapulpa, OK 1996-2000
                • Metallurgist/Heat Treatment
                  Braden Winch Co., Broken Arrow, OK, 1998-2005
                • Plant Manager/Blending motor oils
                  TROCO Oil Co., Tulsa, OK, 2005-2007

No pictureJoey Heald
Research Intern

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

Professional Experience:

                • Research Consultant
                  Double Eagle Enterprises, Inc. (Oil and Gas Production/ Consulting), Tulsa, OK, 2011-2012​

No pictureSohrab Bassiri
Former Research Intern and R&D Engineer at Baker Hughes

Education:
- BSME, Oklahoma State University



Richard Paige Richard Paige

Research Intern

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




Paige Robertson Paige Robertson

Research Intern

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




Josie Brixley Josie Brixley

Research Intern

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

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