Samueli School Distinguished Lecture: Ganesh Raman on Strategies for a Successful University Research Program

Calit2 Auditorium and Atrium

Samueli School Distinguished Lecture: Ganesh Raman on Strategies for a Successful University Research Program - Raising Stature in an Era of Declining Funding

Featuring Ganesh Raman
Deputy Vice-Provost for Research and Professor of Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering
Illinois Institute of Technology
4 pm - Presentation 
UCI's Calit2 Building Auditorium
5 pm - Reception
UCI's Calit2 Building Atrium 

Abstract: This forum is intended to be a dialogue with active audience participation. The discussion will focus on techniques for tenure-track faculty to develop a funded research program in today's challenging funding climate. Strategies for both federal and industry funding will be discussed. Some ideas for how mid-career faculty can change research areas to benefit from emerging topics will be covered. Examples of initiatives undertaken at the Illinois Institute of Technology will be shared with the group, including the institution's role in stimulating research and the connectivity between the research enterprise and other units on campus such as corporate relations, career management and development.

Bio: Professor Raman has over 25 years of experience working with industry, academia and the U.S. government. He is currently deputy vice-provost for research at the Illinois Institute of Technology and a professor of mechanical, materials and aerospace engineering. He has worked at a NASA center for 14 years and has had a 15-year consulting arrangement with both small and large businesses. His research in the areas of acoustics and flow control is widely recognized. Raman has over 100 publications to his credit that have appeared in conference proceedings and leading scientific journals such as the Journal of Fluid Mechanics and the Physics of Fluids. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Royal Aeronautical Society (UK) and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He has also served as the chairman of the Fluid Mechanics Technical Committee of the ASME and chairman of the Aeroacoustics Technical Committee of the AIAA. Raman was awarded the ASME Lewis F. Moody best paper award in 2002. In addition he was cited in 2001 Boeing inventions awards and received a U.S. Patent and a NASA certificate of recognition for a creative innovation.  For 12 years, he has served as the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Aeroacoustics.

Hosted by Lee Swindlehurst, Associate Dean of Research

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