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Paul A. Sundaram, Ph.D.

email: psundaram@me.uprm.edu
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Current Projects with MBRS-SCORE funds:
Nanoscaffolds In Ti Alloys To Enhance Osseointegration

Education:

B. Tech. Metallurgical Eng., (1984) Banaras Hindu University, India.
M. S. Metallurgical Engineering, (1987) The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
Ph. D. Tech. Metallurgical Engineering, (1988) The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

Professional Experience:

2003 - Present
Chairperson, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR.
1997-present
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR.
2002
Summer Faculty Research Fellow, Army Research Laboratory, MD.
2001
Summer Faculty Research Fellow, Army Research Laboratory, MD.
1998-1999
Visiting Scientist, Institute für Werkstoffe und Verfahren der Energietecknik. FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JÜLICH, Jülich, Germany
1992-1997
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR.
1996
Summer Faculty Research Participant, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL
1989-1992
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR.
1984-1988
GRA, Department of Metallurgical Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

Honors and Awards:

  • Tuerca Award for Outstanding Professor, Mechanical Engineering 2002

  • Distinguished Professor Award in Mechanical Engineering, 2001-02

  • Visiting Scientist, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Germany, 1998-99

  • Distinguished Professor Award in Mechanical Engineering, 1995-96

  • Bonus for academic excellence and productivity, 1996, UPR-RUM

  • Tuerca Award for Outstanding Professor, Mechanical Engineering 1995

  • 1995 Tau Beta Pi University of Puerto Rico Student Chapter Excellence in Education Award for Mechanical Engineering

  • 1994 Tau Beta Pi University of Puerto Rico Student Chapter Excellence in Education Award for Mechanical Engineering

Publications:

  • Characterization of atmospheric corrosion in Al/Ag lap joints, P. Acevedo-Hurtado, P. A. Sundaram, P. Caceres-Valencia, C. Miller and B. Placzankis, NACE Conference, Colorado, accepted

  • Enhancing multiculturalengineering project skills through international senior design projects: The Harvey Mudd College-University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez experience, M. Trucco, A. Bright, O.E. Ruiz, P.A. Sundaram and L. Morell, ASEE Global Colloquium, Istanbul, Turkey, accepted.

  • Effect of a high energy electrical pulse on the dynamic stress-strain behavior of a copper alloy, P.A. Sundaram, M.G. Snow, D.P. Collins, submitted to Material Letters.

  • A study of the corrosion behavior of Ti-48Al-2Cr-2Nb (at.%) in 3.5 wt.% NaCl solution and seawater, C. Delgado-Alvarado and P.A. Sundaram, Corrosion Science, 2007;49:3732-3741.

  • Corrosion phenomena in porous titanium materials for osseous implants, H. Estupiñán-Duran, I. Uribe-Pérez, C. Vasquez-Quintero and P.A. Sundaram, submitted to Corrosion Science.

  • Biocomaptibilty studies of human fetal osteoblast cells cultured on gamma titanium aluminide, O. Rivera-Denizard, V. Navas, P.A. Sundaram and N. Diffoot-Carlo, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine (in press).

  • Effect of recycling on material properties of glass-filled polyethylene terephthalate, H. Cornier-Rios, P.A. Sundaram, J.T. Celorie, Journal of Polymers and Environment (in press).

  • Corrosion evaluation of Ti-48Al-2Cr-2Nb (at.%) in Ringer’s solution, C. Delgado-Alvarado and P.A. Sundaram, Acta Biomaterialia 2006;2/6:701-708.

  • Hydrogen Permeation in Gamma Titanium Aluminides, H.A. Estupiñan, I. Uribe Perez and P. A. Sundaram, Corrosion Science 2006;48:4216-4222.

  • Bone tissue reaction to Ti-48Al-2Cr-2Nb (at.%) in a rodent mode: a preliminary SEM study, D.F. Castañeda-Muñoz, P.A. Sundaram and Norman Ramirez, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine (in press).

  • Criterio de aceptación y deterioro de biomateriales usados en cirugía traumática a partir de técnicas electroquímicas, H.A. Estupiñán, D.Y. Peña, I. Uribe, C. Vázquez, P.A. Sundaram, II Congreso Colombiano de Bioingeniería e Ingenieria Biomédica, 27-28 octubre 2005, Bogota, Colombia (1er premio entre 356 artículos sometidos).

  • Biomaterials: History, Development and Prognosis, Keynote Speaker (Invited), PA. Sundaram, NOTIMAT 2005, Cartagena, Colombia, 12-17 September 2005.

  • Corrosion Evaluation of Gamma Titanium Aluminide as a Potential Biomaterial, C. Delgado-Alvarado and P. A. Sundaram, NOTIMAT 2005, Cartagena, Colombia, 12-17 September 2005.

  • Physiological activities of human fetal osteoblast cells cultured on gamma titanium aluminide determined by immunoassays of collagen type I and osteonectin proteins, O. Rivera-Denizard, N. Diffoot-Carlo and P. Sundaram, NOTIMAT 2005, Cartagena, Colombia, 12-17 September 2005.

  • Tissue Reaction to Gamma TiAl in in vivo rat model, D. Castañeda-Muñoz, P.A. Sundaram, Norman Ramirez, NOTIMAT 2005, Cartagena, Colombia, 12-17 September 2005.

  • Mechanical Properties of Titanium Metallic Foams prepared by Compaction and Sintering of Powders for Biomedical Engineering Applications, H.A. Estupiñan, I. Uribe Perez, A.Z. Diaz, R. Ulloa and P. Sundaram, NOTIMAT 2005, Cartagena, Colombia, 12-17 September 2005 (in Spanish).

  • Corrosion Evaluation of Titanium Foams for Biomedical Engineering Applications, H.A. Estupiñan, C. Vazquez, I. Uribe Perez and P. Sundaram, NOTIMAT 2005, Cartagena, Colombia, 12-17 September 2005 (in Spanish).

  • Process and Properties of Hydride Formed on Gamma Titanium Aluminide during Cathodic Charging, E.C. Herrera, P.A. Sundaram and C. Fountzoulas, J. Alloys and Compounds, 400 (2005), pp. 125-130.

  • Biocompatibility Studies of Human Fetal Osteoblast Cells cultured on Gamma Titanium Aluminide, Omayra Rivera-Denizard, Mayra Acosta, Nanette Diffoot-Carlo, Jessamine Hernandez-Muñiz, Aixa Sánchez, Paul Sundaram, ASCB Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 8-12, 2003.

  • Microwave NDE Tool Development and Beta Testing, A.V. Bray, G.R. Schmidt, C.H. Garret and P.A. Sundaram, Tri-Service Corrosion Conference, Las Vegas, November 2003.

  • Room Temperature Diffusion Coefficient of Hydrogen in Aermet 100 Steel under Galvanostatic Charging Conditions, P.A. Sundaram and D.K. Marble, J. Alloys and Compounds, Vol. 360 (1-2), pp. 90-97, 2003.

  • Effect of Various Cycling Ratios on the Mechanical and Physical Properties of Recylced PET, H. Cornier-Rios, J. Celorie and P.A. Sundaram, GPEC 2003, SPE Conference, Detroit, Michigan, February 26-27, 2003.

  • Effect of Hydroen on the Elastic Modulus of Gamma Titanium Aluminide, E.C. Herrera, D. Martell, M.C. Ruales, F.A. Just and P.A. Sundaram, Poster, ISSI-3, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, April 27-May2, 2002.

  • Effect of Hydrogen on the Dynamic Elastic Modulus of Gamma Titanium Aluminide, M. Ruales, D. Martell, F. Vazquez, F.A. Just and P.A. Sundaram, J. Alloys and Compounds, Vol. 339 (1-2), pp. 156-161, 2002.




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