Dr. Sellamuthu R. came to Amrita in 1997 with years of academic, research and industrial experience in the United States.

After receiving his Ph. D. from the University of Pittsburgh, he worked for a number of American metal-casting and aerospace companies, including Chief Process Engineer for Amcast Precision Products, Process Engineer for Arwood Corporation and Senior Methods Engineer for General Electric Company. He also worked as a Research Scientist at Lehigh University. During the course of his career in the USA, he developed a number of original casting technologies, most notably metal matrix composites, rapid prototyping and tooling, squeeze casting, direction solidification of single crystal, turbine blade castings and plasma etching.

He has published several papers in international journals and has one patent to his credit. At Amrita, he has been teaching Materials Science, Manufacturing Engineering, Foundry and Welding. In addition, he is actively involved in research in the areas of materials and processes and has been working on government-funded research projects.

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