• Research

    Energy Systems
    Energy/Water Nexus
    Electric Grid Integration of Renewable Energy
    Materials Processing and Manufacturing
    Uncertainty Quantification and Large Scale Optimization
    Micro and Nanoscale Technologies

  • Publications

    For a complete list of publications, see: Dr. Pitchumani’s lab page.

  • Professional History

    2009–Present, Virginia Tech, Department of Mechanical Engineering, George R. Goodson Professor (John R. Jones III Professor 2009–2014)
    2003–2008, University of Connecticut, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Professor (Distinguished Professor 2003–2006)
    2003–2003, Sandia National Laboratories, Sabbatical leave at Micro and Nano Technologies Laboratory, Livermore, California
    1998–2003, University of Connecticut, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Associate Professor
  • Awards and Honors

    2016 – Distinguished Alumnus Award, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
    2003-2006 – Distinguished Professor of Engineering, University of Connecticut
    2000 – Outstanding Mechanical Engineering Faculty Award, University of Connecticut
    1998 – Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, School of Engineering, University of Connecticut
    1996 – Young Investigator Award, Office of Naval Research
    1995 – OLIN Faculty Award, OLIN Corporation


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1992
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1988
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, 1986

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Ranga Pitchumani

George R. Goodson Professor