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Professor Rajamohan Ganesan

Stress Analysis

Concordia University

Dr Rajamohan Ganesan obtained his PhD in Engineering in 1991 from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangaluru, India. He joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada in 1992. He is currently a Professor of the Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering at Concordia University, and a faculty member of Concordia Center for Composites. He has been a Professional Engineer in Canada for over 20 years.

He has been teaching and conducting research for about 30 years in the areas of stress analysis, buckling, fracture and fatigue failures, mechanical vibrations, stochastic and non-linear mechanics, random vibrations, dynamic instability, and composite materials and structures. He has taught a wide spectrum of both undergraduate and graduate courses at all levels of study programs, and more than 40 different courses in mechanical, materials, industrial and aerospace engineering. He has also developed and taught many new undergraduate and graduate courses in these disciplines.

Rajamohan has been very active in the training and supervision of graduate and undergraduate students and post-doctoral fellows, including seven Postdoctoral Fellows, 30 PhD students, 40 MASc students, 15 MEng students, 35 Research Assistants/Associates, and 70 undergraduate students. He has published his research widely in high impact international journals and conferences, including close to 100 international journal publications, 125 international conference publications, 15 other disseminated works including refereed contributions to books and monographs, and four book chapters. His research works have been widely cited.

He has conducted many collaborative industrial research projects with various international mechanical, aerospace and automotive industries, including Bombardier Aerospace Canada, Bell Helicopters Textron Canada and USA, SPAR Aerospace, Ford Motors USA, L3-MAS, Rolls-Royce, and Pratt and Whitney. He was appointed to a Concordia Research Chair on High Performance Composite Structures for the period 2001-2007.

He has served as a reviewer for many books and monographs, international journal and conference papers, and conference proceedings. He has also served on the organizing, advisory, and technical committees of many international conferences, workshops and meetings. In addition, he has been a member of many professional societies including the American Society of Mechanical Engineers International, the Canadian Association for Composite Structures and Materials, and the American Society for Composites.