About Me

Name: Deepak Ravindra

Ethnicity: Asian

Country of Origin: Malaysia

Education: Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering (Mechanical) 

       Dissertation Title: Ductile Mode Material Removal of Ceramics & Semiconductors                                                                     

       Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

       Expected Graduation Date: December 2011 


    Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering

    Thesis Title: Ductile-Regime Machining of Silicon Carbide & Quartz                                                      

    Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

       Graduation Date: April 2008 

    Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

    Senior Design Project: LabVIEW Interfacing & Testing of an Electroplating System

    Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

    Minor: Mathematics

       Graduation Date: December 2005          



Current Research: Ductile Mode Material Removal of Ceramics and Semiconductors

Research Interest: *Nanomanufacturing of cermaics & semiconductor

           *Micro laser assisted machining of brittle materials

           *Development of material removal techniques to achieve higher material   

            removal rates, improved surface finish and minimize tool wear

           *Ductile machining material removal instrument development                                                  

Hobbies:*Dogs (Bullmastiffs)

   *Outdoor (Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Trekking)

   *Sports (Badminton, Racquetball, Volleyball, Soccer)

   *Developing a desktop lathe to perform ductile machining on ceramics