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Professor In-Charge, GDC;
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras;
Head of Centre for Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE), IIT Madras

Prof. Krishnan Balasubramaniam has been involved in the field of non-destructive evaluation for more than 25 years with applications and specialisations in the areas of maintenance, quality assurance, manufacturing and design. His areas of interests include intelligent manufacturing and in-process monitoring, structural health monitoring, and applied data analysis. He has over 250 technical publications (including 102 refereed journal papers) and has directed 12 PHD student dissertations and 35 MS student theses.

He has also served as a consultant to many multi-national companies including GE, Corning Inc., BF Goodrich, Gillette, Caterpillar, Lockheed-Martin, Nippon TV, Karta Technologies, Seiger Spintech, etc. He is currently a consultant to US Air Force, Timken, Boeing, Astrium, Corning, HAL, Indian Navy, ARDE, GE, BHEL, etc. He is also the Principal Investigator in several sponsored research projects funded by DST, DAE, ADA, ISRO and DRDO organizations.

Prof. Balasubramaniam is an active member of ISNT, ASNT, SAMPE, ASME, UIA and ASA and has organized several international symposiums and workshops. At present he serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal for Non-destructive Evaluation, and as the South-East Asia Editor for the Journal of Non-destructive Testing and Evaluation (Taylor and Francis). He is also on the editorial board of the Journal of Structural Longevity.

He holds an undergraduate degree in M.E from the University of Madras, and a M.S degree from Drexel University, Philadelphia. He completed his Ph.D. from Drexel University, Philadelphia in 1989 and was employed as an Associate Professor with the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at Mississippi State University briefly before he started his career in IIT in 2000.

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