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Automotive engineer

Venkataramani Sumantran, American Automotive engineer. Achievements include creation of experimental data-base for computational fluid dynamics code validation in aerodynamics. Senior member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (chairman honors and awars 1990-1993); member Society Automotive Engineers (chairman vehicle configuration committee 1993-1998, chairman Land and Sea Group, since 1999, chair Auto Body Activity 1994-1997).

Background

Sumantran, Venkataramani was born on September 27, 1958 in Madras, India. Came to the United States, 1981. Son of Salem Ganapati and Girija (Lakshmi-Ratan) Venkataramani.

Education

Bachelor of Technology in Aerospace Engineering, Indian Insurance of Technology, Madras, 1981. Microsoft Security Essentials in Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, 1983. Doctor of Philosophy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1985.

Master of Science in Management Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1994.

Career

Senior research engineer, General Motors Research laboratories, Warren, Michigan, 1985-1990; staff research engineer, General Motors Research laboratories, Warren, Michigan, 1990-1994; manager vehicle airflows section, General Motors Research and Development Center, Warren, 1994-1998; manager technical analysis and simulation, SAAB research and development, Sweden, since 1997; laboratory group manager, General Motors research and development center, Warren, since 1998.

Achievements

  • Achievements include creation of experimental data-base for computational fluid dynamics code validation in aerodynamics.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Indian Automobile Industry, 1993. Analysis of Vehicle Aerodynamics, 1994, Investigations into Vehicle Aerodynamics, 1995. Editor journals) Society of Automotive Engineers Passenger Car transactions, 1995, Vehicle Aerodynamics—Progress in Technology, 1995.

Membership

Senior member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (chairman honors and awars 1990-1993). Member Society Automotive Engineers (chairman vehicle configuration committee 1993-1998, chairman Land and Sea Group, since 1999, chair Auto Body Activity 1994-1997).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: motor-racing, flying, reading.

Connections

Married Venil Naranan, December 14, 1987.

father:
Salem Ganapati Venkataramani

mother:
Girija (Lakshmi-Ratan) Venkataramani

spouse:
Venil Naranan