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K.T. Ramesh Named 2017 AAM Fellow

Professor K.T. Ramesh

K. T. Ramesh is the Alonzo G. Decker Jr. Professor of Science & Engineering at Johns Hopkins University and the Director of the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute. He is a Professor in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering (primary), Materials Science and Engineering, and Earth & Planetary Sciences.

Professor Ramesh received his doctorate from Brown University in 1987. After a short stint as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Diego, he joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins in 1988, becoming Department Chair from 1999-2002, and the founding director of the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI) in 2012. He has published one book and published over 200 scientific articles in archival journals.

Professor Ramesh’s research interests are the broad areas of impact and failure of materials under extreme conditions, currently with specific interests in protection materials, the massive failure of brittle solids, impact processes in planetary science, and impact biomechanics. His work includes experiments designed to observe extreme events, theoretical modeling of massively interacting failure processes, and constitutive models appropriate for very-large-scale simulations. From an applications perspective, he studies integrated multiscale materials design for extreme environments, the disruption of incoming asteroids, and the mechanics of traumatic brain injuries such as concussions. Finally, he has a particular interest in the ways in which creativity is integrated into the sciences, arts and engineering.

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Updated:  November 20, 2017