Manas C. Ray
Manas C. Ray is currently a Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He earned the B.E. degree in mechanical engineering from Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India, in 1986, and the M.Tech. degree in the specialization of machine dynamics and the Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, in 1988 and 1995, respectively. Dr. Ray worked for five years at M/S Jessop & Co. Ltd., Calcutta, where he gained substantial experience in design, development, and manufacturing of sophisticated cranes, mining machinery, and earth moving equipment. Dr. Ray carried out his postdoctoral research on smart structures at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, USA, from November 1995 to May 1997. He again worked on smart structures as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Maryland at College Park, Md, USA, from May 1999 to December 2000. Dr. Ray visited Texas A&M University, Tex, USA, during the summer of 2002, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, USA, during the summers of 2006, 2007, and 2009 to conduct collaborative research on smart structures. In the summer of 2008, Dr. Ray visited Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass, USA, to conduct collaborative research on carbon nanotube-reinforced composites. Dr. Ray was also a Visiting Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, Tex, USA, during the period from September 2003 to May 2004. Dr. Ray published 53 international journal papers in the peer-reviewed international journals and guided four Ph.D. theses. Presently he is supervising five Ph.D. students.
Biography Updated on 20 June 2010