Micro and Nano Manufacturing Lab People

Director

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Murali Sundaram

Professor, CEAS - Mechanical Eng

631 Rhodes Hall

513-556-2791

Dr. Murali Sundaram is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at the College of Engineering, University of Cincinnati. He has over 25 years of professional experience that includes ten years of industrial experience in precision manufacturing and three years of postdoctoral research experience in micro and nanomanufacturing. Dr. Sundaram is a recipient of a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation. His research interests include Additive Manufacturing, Nano-Manufacturing, Nontraditional Machining, Micromachining, Hybrid Machining, CAD/CAM, Metrology and Process Simulation. Dr. Sundaram is advising/ has co-advised over 25 graduate students (including 6 Ph.D. students) and several undergraduate students. He has authored five book chapters and over 100 refereed publications. Dr. Sundaram serves as Associate Editor of SME's Journal of Manufacturing Processes and is an International Editorial Review Board member of the International Journal of Manufacturing, Materials and Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Sundaram is a member of ASME and SME.

Graduate Students (PhD)

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Anne Brant is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. She received her Master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati. As a graduate student, she has worked at the UC-P&G Simulation Center and as a fellow in the Cincinnati Engineering Enhanced Math and Science program. She served as the secretary of the Mechanical and Materials Graduate Student Association. Outside of engineering, she enjoys playing music and running.

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Yu-Jen Chen is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati (UC). He received his Master’s degree and Bachelor’s degree from Mechanical Engineering at National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan in September 2015, and June 2013 respectively. He was a research assistant at department of Mechanical Engineering at Chung Yuan University, Taiwan before joining UC. Outside of engineering, he enjoys reading novels.

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Obidimma Ikeh is pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Materials  Engineering at the University of Cincinnati (UC). He received his Master’s degree in in Industrial Metallurgy and Corrosion Management from University of Benin and Bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria. Obidimma has more than 4 years of work experience as quality control/assurance person in Oil & Gas industry. Outside of engineering, he is a Soccer lover and enjoys reading. 

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Syed Arif Ullah is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering at UC. He has completed his Masters from California State University, Fullerton and Bachelors from VTU in India. During his undergraduate he was awarded the 1st position for the best Innovative Project for his “Concept for a Compact Car”.  Outside of engineering, he enjoys Travelling, Meditation and working out.

Graduate Students (MS)

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Andrea Grisell is currently pursuing a Master’s of Mechanical Engineering at University of Cincinnati. She received her Bachelor’s degree from University of Cincinnati. She has industry experience in metrology and development of consumer products and medical devices. Outside of engineering, she enjoys drawing and is the assistant coach for the UC Kendo Club.

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Trilochan Jamunkar is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering at The University of Cincinnati. He received his Bachelor’s degree from University of Pune, India in May 2016. Before joining UC he has worked with aerospace and renewable energy industry with specialization in finite element analysis and new product development. Outside of engineering, he enjoys playing musical instruments, traveling and sketching.

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Vamshi Krishna Kore is currently pursuing an Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. He completed his Bachelor of Technology from JNTU Hyderabad in India. He has worked at BHEL, Hyderabad for an academic project before joining University of Cincinnati. His field of research is Ultrasonic Nano Machining. Vamshi has also served as the Campus Ambassador for the Graduate Student Government at the University of Cincinnati. Outside of engineering, he is an avid cricketer and has represented his high school and university cricket teams.

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Suprita Vispute is currently pursuing a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. She received her bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pune, India, in May 2016. Before joining UC, she has worked in the auto ancillary industry in the Quality Assurance function. She enjoys reading, painting landscapes, and likes to try different cuisines.

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Cibi Makudapathy is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at University of Cincinnati. He received his bachelor’s degree from Kumaraguru College of Technology, India in May 2018. He has manufacturing experience in Motorsports. Outside of engineering, He follows F1, likes to travel and adventuring.

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Hirdayesh B. Shrestha is pursuing a Master's in Mechanical Engineering  with research interests in ECDM. He has completed five internships with the last two at Tesla, Inc. in Fremont, CA. For fun, he likes to explore new cities and try new restaurants. He also enjoys playing soccer.

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Vineet is pursuing a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering at The University of Cincinnati. Received his Bachelor’s degree from University of Pune, India in May 2016. Before joining UC, Vineet worked with Dassault systems and was responsible for CATIA part design application. His work experience includes Research and Development QA engineer and specialization in modelling and simulation of mechanical element and automobile parts. Other than profession, Vineet pursues sketching as a hobby.

Undergraduate Students

  • Charles Faraci
  • Matthew Prewitt
  • Ramitha Hansaja Herath
  • Ryan Royer
  • Shantanu Ravi Dafe

Alumni

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Arham Ali worked in the laboratory as a student. He completed his Bachelor of Technology from Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad (India). He worked as Junior Field Engineer at Halliburton Logging Services(HLS Asia Ltd.) in oil and gas exploration and as an Intellectual Property Researcher at CPA Global. His field of research is micro Laser Beam Machining. Outside of engineering, he is a badminton player and a long distance runner.

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Abishek Balsamy Kamaraj worked in the laboratory as a student. He received his Master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati in October 2012, and Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India in September 2010. His research focuses on electrochemical additive manufacturing. He was employed by Larsen and Toubro (India) as an Engineering Trainee before he joined the University of Cincinnati. He is a member of the American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME) since 2008. Apart from his research, he is actively associated with the Graduate Student Government and Indian Students Association at the University of Cincinnati.

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Anne Brant completed her Master's in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati in July 2016. Her graduate thesis focused on additive manufacturing. Anne is now working towards her Ph.D at UCMAN. She has previously worked as a co-op at Duke Energy, L'Oreal, and L-3 Communications. Outside of engineering, she plays banjo, guitar, and tabla with fellow musicians, and has been involved with the UC Women's rugby team.

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Anuj Dabholkar completed his Master's in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati in June 2012. His graduate thesis focused on fabrication of micrometer-sized diamond abrasive tool using  pulse-electroplating technique. This research has been documented in two journal papers and an international conference paper. Anuj is at present working for Chrysler manufacturing plant in Toledo, Ohio.

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Guangfeng Hou completed his masters in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. He completed his B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from the East China University of Science and Technology, China in 2009. He spent two years in Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, doing research related to mechanical manufacturing. His research focused on Nanomanufacturing.

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Himanshu Ingale received his Master's in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. He received his B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from the College of Engineering and Technology Jalgaon, India in May 2010. His research focuses on Nano-manufacturing. Before joining University of Cincinnati, he worked for Patson Machines, Pune, India as Trainee engineer in the quality control department.

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Sagil James earned his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering at University of Cincinnati in Spring 2015. His research focused on nano abrasive machining using loose abrasives. Earlier he completed his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Cincinnati (2010) and B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology Calicut, India (2005). Before joining University of Cincinnati, he was a Product Engineer at Larsen and Toubro Limited, Mumbai, India.

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Sumit Kumar Jui completed his Masters in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. He received his B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from the Maharastra Institute of Technology, Pune, India in May 2008. His research focussed on hybrid micromachining sepcifically electrochemical discharge machining. He has worked for Geometric Solutions India as a software developer specializing in Product Life-cycle Management.

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Varun Sharan Kumar was a Master's student in Mechanical Engineering. He received his B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Bangalore Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India in June 2010. His research focus was in the field of additive manufacturing. He has worked as an intern for BOSCH India Ltd. and Innervision Inc before joining the University of Cincinnati.

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Ketaki Rajendra Kolhekar graduated with a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. She completed her Bachelor of Engineering from Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune, India (2013). She worked as Graduate Engineer Trainee in Tata technologies Pvt. Ltd before coming to University of Cincinnati. She has internship experience in turbo Gears Pvt. Ltd during her undergraduate studies. Her field of research is micro electrochemical discharge machining. Outside of engineering, she likes reading and sketching

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Ronnie Mathew is working as a Product Engineer at Fort Recovery Industries. He completed his Master's in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati in March 2011. He received his B.S. from the National Institute of Technology, Surathkal, India in May 2008. His research at the micro and nano manufacturing lab focused on the study of pulsed electrochemical micro machining of ultra high aspect ratio micro tools. His research publications include a journal paper (under review) and an International conference paper (published). Apart from his research work, he has also been actively associated with the Indian Students' Association at the University of Cincinnati.