Dr. Aswath has over twenty five years of experience in the area of processing of advanced materials that include monolithic and composite materials. In addition he has over 20 years of experience in the area of deformation, fatigue and fracture of specialty engineering materials. His work in the area of synthesis of materials involves the design of new materials using fundamental concepts in chemistry, thermodynamics and material science. His work initiaves include development of a new class of environmentally friendly high performance lubricant additives, development of biocompatible materials for applications ranging from structural orthopedic, tissue regeneration and drug delivery applications, and development of sustainable concrete for structural and transportation applications. In the past he has been involved in the development and evaluation of a new generation of titanium aluminides for jet engine applications. He has also worked extensively in synthesis, phase transformations and mechanical properties of in-situ Si3N4 reinforced barium aluminosilicate. He has worked on research projects with many industrial partners and with faculty in Ohio State University, Brown University, University of Trento, Ecole Centrale de Lyon and Indian Institute of Science among others.
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