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researcher , Mechanical engineering educator

Ayyakannu Raj Thangaraj, Indian mechanical engineering educator, researcher. Registered professional engineer, Michigan. Merit scholar Government of India, 1975, graduate scholar Speedsteel, Inc., Sweden, 1982; research grantee Dow Chemical Company, 1988.

Background

Thangaraj, Ayyakannu Raj was born on January 9, 1958 in Klangad, Tamil Nadu, India. Came to the United States, 1980. Son of Kotiappan and Ponnammal (Thangiah) Ayyakannu.

Education

Bachelor of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, 1980. Master Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 1982. Doctor of Philosophy, Carnegie Mellon University, 1985.

Career

Research assistant, Carnegie Mellon U., Pittsburgh, 1980-1985;visiting assistant professor mechanic engineering, Michigan Technological U., Houghton, 1985-1987;assistant professor, Michigan Technological U., Houghton, 1987-1993;associate professor, director manufacturing industrial area, Michigan Technological U., Houghton, since 1993. Consultant Colding International Corporation, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1990-1991, B.H. Barkalow, Inc., Newaygo, Michigan, since 1991, Gagleard Addis & Imbrunone PC, RoyalOak, Michigan, 1992-1993.

Achievements

  • Registered professional engineer, Michigan.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor conference symposium proceedings. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society for Engineering Education, Society Manufacturing Engineers (senior, certified, science committee 1989, Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer award 1990), Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Priscilla Frances Lemon, June 4, 1985. Children: Siddharth Ayyakannu, Samyuktha.

father:
Kotiappan Ayyakannu

mother:
Ponnammal (Thangiah) Ayyakannu

spouse:
Priscilla Frances Lemon

children:
Siddharth Ayyakannu Thangaraj

Samyuktha Thangaraj