Radhakrishna “Suresh” Sureshkumar
Professor, Department Chair
Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware, 1996
M.S. in Chemical Engineering, Syracuse University, 1992
B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (Madras), 1990
Lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1996-97.
Assistant Professor (1997-2002), Associate Professor (2002-2006), and Professor (2006-2009) of Chemical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis
Visiting Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2008
Visiting Professor, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 2008
Visiting Professor, University of Porto, Portugal, 2008
Professor Sureshkumar is a recipient of the 1997 Alan P. Colburn Prize awarded for the most outstanding doctoral dissertation in engineering and mathematical sciences by University of Delaware. In 1999, he received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award. He has co-authored over 75 peer-reviewed journal articles and over 130 technical presentations, including invited talks at the APS, MRS and AIChE national meetings. His co-author list includes 16 doctoral students, 4 post-doctoral fellows and several UG researchers many of whom have gone onto pursuing graduate studies. His doctoral students have won outstanding student paper awards at ACS (Dr. R. Magan, Colloids and Surface Chemistry Division; 2004), AIChE (Dr. R. Magan, Nanoscale S&E Forum, 2004) and the Society of Rheology (Mr. M. Vasudevan, 2007) annual meetings.
Structure, Dynamics and Rheology of Complex Fluids/Soft Matter, Microfluidics, Nanostructured Materials/Interfaces, Plasmonic Nanomaterials, Bacterial Biofilms Mechanics, Renewable Energy Production (Thin Film Photovoltaics, Sustainable Cellulosic Biofuels), Environmental Nanotechnology and Nanotoxicity, Multiscale Modeling and Simulation
Introduction to Engineering and Computer Science (ECS 101), Transport Phenomena (CEN 741), Fluid Transport (BEN/CEN 333), Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer (BEN/CEN 341), Mathematical Methods in Engineering, Introduction to Nanotechnology, Complex Flows and Complex Fluids, Rheology