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Dr. Seshasai Srinivasan has a PhD in Computational Science and Engineering from Michigan Technological University, USA. He is currently a Assistant Professor at McMaster University's Faculty of Engineering and is the chair of the Software Engineering Technology program. Prior to this, S. S. has held a Research Scientist and a part-time instructor position at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering of Ryerson University, a postdoctoral position at the Laboratory of Food Process Engineering of Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH-Zurich) in Switzerland and a Research Associate position at the Engine Research Center of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

S. S. has a vibrant interdisciplinary research program. In his research, he conducts investigations in
•    Biosensor development.
•    Electrochemical flows in Li-ion batteries.
•    Thermodiffusion in underground oil reservoirs and molten metals.
•    Thermovibrational and microvelocity flows in experiments on the International Space Station         and free flying satellites.
•    Chemical physics in liquid hydrocarbons, associating liquid mixtures and molten metals.
•    Combustion and multi-phase flow modeling in an internal combustion engine.
•    Evolution of multi-drug resistant bacteria
•    Phase transformation kinetics in steels.
•    Rheology in food particles.

S. S. studies these problems via various approaches, viz., experimental, computational fluid dynamics, artificial neural networks as well as statistical analysis. In additional to the fundamental investigations in these areas, S. S. is also interested in numerical optimization and algorithm design. In diesel engines, such optimization investigations are made to maximize power output while meeting the EPA mandates on emissions. He is also interested in the optimal heat treatment conditions for designing steels with the desired mechanical properties. In his optimization studies, S. S. uses gradient-based as well as heuristic search methods. 

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