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Research Scientist Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: PhD and MSc, Clemson University; BA, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University
Dr Ravindra Masana is a Research Associate working in the Laboratory of Applied Nonlinear Dynamics group at New York University Abu Dhabi. He was born in Hyderabad, India and did his schooling in Hyderabad and New Delhi. He received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from JNTU, Hyderabad in 2007 and the same year he moved to Clemson, USA for his graduate studies. He joined Nonlinear Vibrations and Energy Harvesting Laboratory (NOVEHL), Clemson in 2008 and worked on understanding the role of nonlinearities in the transduction of vibratory energy harvesters. Working on that topic he authored and co-authored several research articles and received his Master of Science and PhD degrees from Clemson University in 2011 and 2013 respectively.
In 2014, he joined as a Controls Engineer at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Detroit, USA and worked on the transmission controls of several production vehicles. In 2015, he joined Caterpillar Inc. and worked on driveline and structural analysis of several large mining and construction machinery. In July 2017 he moved to NYU-AD and is currently working on analyzing the dynamics of origami bellow tessellations. His past and present research interests include energy harvesting from vibrations, nonlinear dynamics, dynamics of origami inspired mechanical systems, automotive controls, structural analysis, vibrations and stability of high-speed mechanical systems and planetary gears.