At the Intersection of Metallurgy, Electrochemistry and Medicine: Titanium Alloys in Physiologically-Relevant Environments (26/04/22)

Speaker and Affliation:

Prof. V.A. Ravi
Professor, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering,
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona)


Dr. Vilupanur A. Ravi is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona), USA. He is currently the K. P. Abraham Visiting Chair Professor in the Department of Materials Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science. He is an alumnus of the Institute, having obtained his B.E. in Metallurgy with distinction, followed by MS and PhD degrees from the Ohio State University. His research interests are in the areas of corrosion, high temperature materials/coatings and materials processing. His work has been recognized through several awards and honors including the NACE Technical Achievement Award, and Fellowships in several organizations including the National Academy of Inventors, ASM International, and NACE International. He is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in California, a Chartered Engineer (CEng) in the UK and a European Engineer (Eur Ing).


26th April, 2022 (Tueday), 03:00 PM (India Standard Time)


Department of Materials Engineering, KPA auditorium


This talk will describe our current work in titanium alloy development as it relates to biocorrosion and biocompatibility. The effect of alloy chemistry upon microstructure and relevant mechanical properties will be illustrated with particular reference to boron additions. The evaluation of the stability of these alloys in fluids of physiological relevance using electrochemical methods will be discussed. Biological aspects – biocompatibility, biofilms - will also be presented. The current state of our understanding from the studies thus far and the path forward will be discussed.