Vilupanur Ravi, professor and chair of the chemical & materials engineering department, has been named the American co-editor of ¿Materials at High Temperatures.¿ The materials engineering journal focuses on high temperature applications in chemical, engineering and power industries.
¿It is an honor to be nominated and appointed to this prestigious position,¿ Ravi says.
The quarterly publication¿s four other editors hail from the United Kingdom, Canada and Japan, and the editorial board includes scholars from around the world.
Ravi¿s research interests are in the areas of high temperature materials and coatings, and biomaterials. He is particularly interested in the processing of advanced materials and their subsequent environmental stability.
Prior to joining Cal Poly Pomona, he worked in industrial research and development. At Lanxide Corporation he worked on processing, development and application of advanced ceramic and metal matrix composites, and high temperature coatings. This work resulted in several U.S. and international patents. Ravi also worked at W. L. Gore and Associates Inc., where his technical contributions and leadership had significant impact on the processing and performance of expanded poly(tetrafluroethylene) and derivative products.