LSU Mechanical Engineering Professor Named ASME Fellow

02/08/2012 02:07 PM

Ram Devireddy, associate professor, department of mechanical engineering, has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.


Fellow grade, the highest elected grade of membership in ASME, is conferred upon members with at least 10 years of active engineering practice who have made significant contributions to the profession. Nominated by their peers and selected by the Fellow Review Committee with final approval of the Committee of Past Presidents, these individuals have distinguished themselves in their careers. There are only 3,215 Fellows out of 125,881 ASME members.


Devireddy’s research interests lie at the intersection of heat transfer and biology, specifically microscale phenomena and thermal properties of media (cell culture solutions), cells and tissues with applications to biopreservation.


Devireddy was recognized for having made seminal research contributions in the area of bioheat and mass transfer and more recently in the field of adult stem biopreservation and thermo-electric materials. His research contributions have been published in 3 book chapters, 62 archival journal articles and 80 conference proceedings/abstracts. The quality of his publications has been widely recognized with best paper awards from the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Mid-West Thermal Analysis Forum the Society of Cryobiology and the Materials Research Society. Devireddy’s research activities have been funded continuously from a variety of sources including the Louisiana Board of Regents, the LSU systems office, NASA, the Whitaker Biomedical Engineering Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.


Devireddy has performed extensive service activities as part of the ASME society, including program committee member (2005), acting liaison between different ASME committees (2005-2007), co-chair of the ASME Biotransport Committee (2008-10), chair of the ASME Biotransport Committee (2010-12) and will serve as the technical program chair for the 2013 ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference. Currently, he is the Associate Editor for the Journal of Biomedical and Bioengineering, the calendar editor for the ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering and serves on the editorial boards of: Cryobiology: The International Journal of Low Temperature Medicine and Biology and the Open Biotechnology Journal.


Devireddy received his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Madras, India, Master of Science from the University of Colorado, Boulder and Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. He joined LSU in 2001 after a brief stint as a post-doctoral researcher at the UMN Medical School and at the Materials Research and Science Engineering Center in the UMN Chemical Engineering Department.


ASME is a not-for-profit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines, toward a goal of helping the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit lives and livelihoods. Founded in 1880 by a small group of leading industrialists, ASME has grown through the decades to include more than 120,000 members in over 150 countries worldwide.

Cassie  Arceneaux 
LSU College of Engineering

Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2012