Dr. Ramesh Raghavendra – SEAM Centre Director, Waterford Institute of Technology

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    Dr Ramesh Raghavendra holds a Ph.D from University of Twente, The Netherlands and three Master degrees (M.Sc in Materials Sciences, M.S in Metallurgical Engineering and an MBA). He worked as Senior Research Fellow in University of Limerick for five years, then worked as Senior Materials Technologist for a multinational company (Littelfuse) in Dundalk for over 10 years prior to joining SEAM Technology Gateway Centre in WIT in May 2008.

    His research background is in the areas of functional ceramics, glass and glass-ceramics, sintering of powder materials and possesses significant exposure in the field of X-ray Micro-tomography, 3D Metal printing and nano technologies. He holds patents in microwave processing of ceramic materials and in cofiring of ceramics. He has also authored/co-authored more than 60 refereed journal publications.

    In his present role as Centre Director, Ramesh is responsible for overall operational aspects of SEAM including promoting and generating targeted levels of industrial collaboration, securing funding for SEAM activities, budget and human resources management, project management, strategy development, etc. Within six years of launching of SEAM, Ramesh has been instrumental in establishing collaborations with over 110 Irish based industries and successfully managed to deliver over 875 directly funded Industrial projects (short, medium and long term). In recognition of this, Ramesh won the Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) Award 2015 under Industrial Consultancy Impact Category.

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