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Research Projects

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Active Research Projects

Advanced Materials Processing

Physico-Chemical Property Evaluation

Thermal Plasma Processing Nanomaterials

In-Situ Processing of Discontinuously Reinforced Aluminum-based Composites (DRACs)

Laser Processing of Titanium Aluminides

Processing of Lightweight Alloys by Molten Salt Technology

Centrifugal Casting of Metals and Alloys

 

Physico-Chemical Property Evaluation of Molten Slags

Characterization of Partial Oxidation of Catalysts used in Fuel Cell Reformers

Thermodynamic and Phase Stability Studies on Intermetallic Aluminides

EMF Studies on Ti based Alloy Systems

 

Green Manufacturing Technology

Energy Materials Technology

Aluminum Recycling using Ionic Liquids

Aluminum Electrowinning and Electrorefining

Processing, Removal, Immobilization of Heavy Metals and Radionuclides Wastes

Plasma Processing of Value Added Products from Wastes

Ionic Liquids Applications in Solar Energy Thermal Storage

Materials for PEM Fuel Cells

Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) Materials for Transportation

Electrochemical Double Layer Capacitors

 

 

Modeling and System Integration

Thermodynamics Softwares

Single Cell Model for PEM Fuel Cell

PEM Fuel Cell System Design and Integration

 

Thermodynamic Simulations Software (TSIMS)

Bacterial Adhesion to Metals(BAM)

Kinetic Rate Energy Calculation Program

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Research Group ( Group Activities)

 

Ramana G. Reddy

ACIPCO Endowed Professor

rreddy@eng.ua.edu

          Dr. Divakar Mantha

          Research Engineer

          dmantha@bama.ua.edu

          Tao Wang

          Graduate Student

          twang13@crimson.ua.edu

          Haoxing Yang

          Graduate Student

          hyang26@crimson.ua.edu

Murali Ramachandran

Graduate Student

mramachandran@crimson.ua.edu

Rupak Das

Graduate Student

        rdas1@crimson.ua.edu

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Research Collaborators

Secat Inc., Lexington, KY

Dr. J. Irish, United Technologies Research Center, East Hartford, CT

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Research Sponsorship

Dr. Reddy has received research grants from many agencies including the following

National Science Foundation (DMR, DMI, ECS, EPS, INT)

Department of Energy (DOE-ANL, DOE-EPSCoR, DOE-ORNL, DOE-NREL, DOE-INEL, DOE-ITP, DOE-CSP)

U.S. Bureau of Mines

Department of Defense (ARO, DSWA)

Department of Transportation (DOT-CAVT)

International Project (NSF-USA-India)

Industries (BHP Minerals International Inc., ADL Inc. & GRI, ALCOA, HONDA R&D, Newmont Gold Company, General Motors, etc.)

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Publications and Presentations

Research Papers Publications (For a complete list of publications, click here) [Over 350 Publications]

Y. Lu, D. Mantha and R. G. Reddy, “Thermodynamic Analysis on Lunar Soil Reduced by Hydrogen,” Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, Vol. 41B, pp. 1321-1327, 2010.

D. Pradhan and R. G. Reddy, “The effect of electrode surface modification and cathode overpotential on deposit characteristics in aluminum electrorefining using EMIC-AlCl3 ionic liquid electrolyte,” Electrochimica Acta, Vol. 54 (26), pp 6661-6667, 2009.

M. Ramachandran and R. G. Reddy, “Effect of Nb and Mo on the Oxidation Rates of Ti-Al Intermetallics,” High Temperature Materials and Processes, Vol. 27 (4), pp. 235-242, 2008.

P. George, S. Parida and R. G. Reddy, “Thermodynamic Studies of Nb-Al System”, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, Vol. 38 (1), pp.85-91, 2007.

R. R. Nagireddy and R. G. Reddy, “Analytical solution for the voltage distribution in one-dimensional porous electrode subjected to cyclic voltametric (CV) conditions”, Electrochimica Acta, Vol. 53, pp. 575-583, 2007.

Y. Lu and R. G. Reddy, “The Electrochemical Behavior of Cobalt Phthalocyanine/Platinum as Methanol-resistant oxygen-Reduction Electrocatalysts for DMFC”, Electrochimica Acta, Vol. 52, pp. 2562-2569, 2007.

M. Zhang, V. Kamavaram and R. G. Reddy, “Ionic Liquid Metallurgy: Novel Electrolytes for Metals Extraction and refining Technology”, Minerals & Metallurgical Processing, Vol. 23 (4), pp. 177-186, 2006.

L. Tong and R. G. Reddy, "Thermal Plasma Synthesis of SiC Nano-powders / Nano-fibers", Materials Research Bulletin, 41, pp 2303 - 2310, 2006.

V. Kamavaram, D. Mantha and R. G. Reddy, “Recycling of Aluminum metal-matrix composites using Ionic Liquids: Effect of Process Variables on current efficiency and deposit Characteristics”, Electrochimica Acta, Vol. 50 (17), pp. 3286-3295, 2005.

 L. Tong and R. G. Reddy, “Synthesis of Titanium Carbide Nanopoweders by Thermal Plasma”, Scripta Materialia, Vol. 52, pp. 1253-1258, 2005.

R. N. Reddy and R. G. Reddy, “Synthesis and Electrochemical Characterization of Amorphous MnO2 Electrochemical Capacitor Electrode Material”, Journal of Power Sources, Vol. 132, pp. 315-320, 2004.

R. G. Reddy, “Emerging Technologies in Extraction and Processing of Metals”, 2002 Extraction and Processing Distinguished Lecture, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, Vol. 34B, pp. 137-152, 2003.

 

Invited Lectures/Papers Presented (For a complete list, click here) [Over 218 Presentations]

R. G. Reddy, Invited Lecture, “Addressing Energy and Environmental Concerns in production of Light Metals,” University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB), Beijing, China, May 21, 2010.

R. G. Reddy, Keynote Lecture, “Innovations in Processing of Lightweight Metal Matrix Composites,” Processing Materials for Properties Symposium, TMS, Seattle, WA, USA, February 15, 2010.

R. G. Reddy, Distinguished Lecture Series - Invited Lecture, “Advanced Materials- Novel Concepts and Applications,” Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, January 5, 2009.

R. G. Reddy, Invited Lecture, “Novel Applications of Ionic Liquids in Materials processing,” International Conference on Advanced Structural and Functional Materials design 2008, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, November 11, 2008.

R. G. Reddy, Invited Lecture, “Plasma Processing of Nanoscale Materials”, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, November 2, 2007.

R. G. Reddy, Henry Krumb Lecture, “Environmental Engineering in Copper Smelting”, SME Maricopa Section, SME, Phoenix, AZ, March 15, 2007.

Ramana G. Reddy, Milton E. Wadsworth Award for Extractive Metallurgy Lecture, "Ionic Liquids Metallurgy: A Novel Aluminum Extraction and Refining Technology", 2006 SME Annual Meeting & Exhibit, St. Louis, MO, USA, March 29, 2006.

R. G. Reddy, L. Tong and S. Sen, “Thermodynamic Modeling and Experimental Studies on Planetary Materials”, Lunar Regolith Simulant Materials Workshop, NASA/MSFC-JSC, Huntsville, AL, January 24, 2005. 

R. G. Reddy, Plenary Lecture,  “Environmental Engineering in Extraction of Metals”,  VI International Conference on “Clean Technologies  for the Mining Industry”, Concepcion, Chile, April 18-21, 2004.

R. G. Reddy, Keynote Lecture, “Recent Developments in Materials and Design concepts for Bipolar Plates in Fuel Cells”, Advanced Materials for Energy Conversion II, TMS Annual Meeting, Charlotte, USA, March 17, 2004.

Z. Zhang and R. G. Reddy, Keynote Lecture, “Structure Model and Properties of Alakali Borate Melts”,  VII International Conference on Molten Slags, Fluxes and Salts,  The South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Cape Town, South Africa, January 28, 2004

R. G. Reddy and A. Kumar, “Materials and Design Development for Bipolar/End plates in Fuel Cells”, High Energy Density Electrochemical Power Sources”, Nice, France, September 17-20, 2003.

 

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Research Facilities (For a visual slide show of the facilities, click here)

Kratos XPS/Auger surface analysis system

Rigaku D/MAX-2BX thin film diffractometer

Philips XRG 2500 powder diffractometer

Hitachi H-8000 TEM/STEM

JEOL 8600 microprobe

Philips XL30 scanning electron microscope

TGA/DTA equipment, DSC, NMR, atomic absorption, KF titrator for water determination, and viscosimeter

EG&G Model 273A Potentiostat/Galvanostat

Full fledge Fuel cell test station facilities

Set of IBM RS 6000 workstations, Pentium PC Computer with 12-digit, 32 analog-digital input channel, and 8-processor IBM SP/2 parallel computer are available

 

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Books, Patents and Awards

Textbooks

N. A. Gokcen and R. G. Reddy (Authors), Thermodynamics, Plenum Publ., New York, N.Y., USA, 1996.

R. G. Reddy and N. A. Gokcen (Authors), Solutions Manual to the text book by N. A. Gokcen and R. G. Reddy  (Authors), Thermodynamics, Plenum Publishers, New York, NY, USA, 1998.

 

Books

R. G. Reddy, J. L. Hendrix and P. B. Queneau (editors), Arsenic Metallurgy Fundamentals and Applications, TMS-AIME, Warrendale, PA, USA, 515 pp, 1988.

R. G. Reddy, W. P. Imrie and P.B. Queneau (editors), Residues and Effluents-Processing and Environmental Considerations, TMS, Warrendale, PA, USA, 901 pp, 1992.

R. G. Reddy and R. N. Weizenbach (editors), Extractive Metallurgy of Copper, Nickel and Cobalt, Proceedings of Paul E. Queneau International Symposium, TMS, Warrendale, PA, USA, 1313 pp, 1993.

R. G. Reddy and B. Mishra (editors), Trace and Reactive Metals, TMS, Warrendale, PA, USA, 291 pp, 1995.

R. Y. Lin, A.Y. Chang, R. G. Reddy and C. T. Liu (editors), Physical Chemistry of High-Temperature Composites, Intermetallics and Metal-Ceramic Systems, TMS, Warrendale, PA, USA, 451 pp, 1996.

S. Viswanathan, R. G. Reddy and J. C. Malas (editors), Sensors and Modeling to Materials Processing, TMS, Warrendale, PA, USA, 406 pp, 1997.

 R. G. Reddy (editor), 2003 NSF Design, Service, and Manufacturing Grantees and Research Conference Proceedings, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA, CD-1, 3685 pp, 2003.

R. G. Reddy (editor), 2003 NSF Design, Service, and Manufacturing Grantees and Research Conference Proceedings, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA, CD-2, 367 pp, 2003.

R. G. Reddy and V. Ramachandran (editors), Arsenic Metallurgy, TMS, Warrendale, PA, USA, 330 pp., 2005.

M. Schlesinger, R. G. Reddy, V. Ramachandran, A. Ross, T. Warner and K. Scholey, EPD Congress 2005, Arsenic Metallurgy, Converter and Fire Refining Practices, TMS Warrendale, PA, USA, CD, 1807 pp., 2006.

F. Kongoli and R. G. Reddy, Advanced Processing of Metals and Materials, Thermo and Physicochemical Principles: Non-Ferrous High-Temperature Processing, Sohn International Symposium, TMS Warrendale, PA, USA, CD, Vol. 1, 845 pp., 2006.

F. Kongoli and R. G. Reddy, Advanced Processing of Metals and Materials, Thermo and Physicochemical Principles: Iron and Steel Making, TMS Warrendale, PA, USA, Vol. 2, 665 pp., 2006.

F. Kongoli and R. G. Reddy, Advanced Processing of Metals and Materials, Thermo and Physicochemical Principles: Special Materials, Aqueous and Electrochemical Processing, TMS Warrendale, PA, USA, Vol. 3, 726 pp., 2006.

F. Kongoli and R. G. Reddy, Advanced Processing of Metals and Materials, New Improved and Existing Technologies: Non-Ferrous Materials Extraction and Processing, TMS Warrendale, PA, USA, Vol. 4, 642 pp., 2006.

F. Kongoli and R. G. Reddy, Advanced Processing of Metals and Materials, New Improved and Existing Technologies: Iron and Steel, Recycling and Waste Treatment, TMS Warrendale, PA, USA, Vol. 5, 623 pp., 2006.

F. Kongoli and R. G. Reddy, Advanced Processing of Metals and Materials, New Improved and Existing Technologies: Aqueous and Electrochemical Processing, TMS Warrendale, PA, USA, Vol. 6, 657 pp., 2006.

F. Kongoli and R. G. Reddy, Advanced Processing of Metals and Materials, Industrial Practice, TMS Warrendale, PA, USA, Vol. 7, 573 pp., 2006.

F. Kongoli and R. G. Reddy, Advanced Processing of Metals and Materials, International Symposium on Sulfide Smelting 2006, TMS Warrendale, PA, USA, Vol. 8, 763 pp., 2006.

F. Kongoli and R. G. Reddy, Advanced Processing of Metals and Materials, Legal, Management and Environmental Issues, TMS Warrendale, PA, USA, Vol. 9, 489 pp., 2006.

N. R. Neelameggham and R. G. Reddy (editors) Carbon Dioxide Reduction Metallurgy, TMS, Warrendale, PA USA, 203 pp, 2008.

N. R. Neelameggham, Ramana G. Reddy, Cynthia K. Belt And Edgar E. Vidal, (editors), Technology Perspectives: Conservation, Carbon Dioxide Reduction and Production from Alternative Sources, TMS, Warrendale, PA, USA, 219 pp., 2009

N. R. Neelameggham, Ramana G. Reddy, Cynthia K. Belt, Ann M. Hagni and Subodh Das (editors), Energy Technology 2010: Conservation, Greenhouse Gas Reduction and Management, Alternative Energy Sources, TMS Warrendale, PA, USA, 234 pp., 2010.

 

Organizer/Editor of Section of Book

R. G. Reddy, Metallurgy of Copper, Nickel, Cobalt, pp. 649-758, EPD Congress, J. H. Hager (editor), TMS Publication, Warrandale, pp. 1372, 1992.

R. G. Reddy, Process Fundamentals, pp 3-141, EPD Congress, G.W. Warren (editor), TMS Publication, Warrandale, pp. 578, 1995.

R. G. Reddy, Process Fundamentals, pp 345-526, EPD Congress, G.W. Warren (editor), TMS Publication, Warrandale, pp. 1036, 1996.

S. Viswanathan and R. G. Reddy, Materials Processing Fundamentals, pp 621-681, EPD Congress, G. W. Warren (editor), TMS Publication, Warrandale, pp. 1036, 1996.

B. Mishra, G. J. Kipouros and R. G.Reddy, Reactive Metals: Processing and Applications, pp. 1075-1220, Light Metals, W. Hale (editor), TMS Publication, Warrandale, pp. 1279, 1996.

R. G. Reddy, S. Visvanathan and P. R. Taylor, Materials Processing Fundamentals, in EPD Congress, B. Mishra (editor), TMS Publication, Warendale, USA, pp. 5-335, 1997.

A. Lossin, N. L. Piret, R. G. Reddy and J. E. Hoffman , Co-products from Cu, Ni, & Co Processing, in EPD Congress, B. Mishra (editor), TMS Publication, Warrandale, USA, pp. 933-994, 1999.

A. Pelton and R. G. Reddy, (Special Issue), The Milton Blander Symposium on Thermodynamic Predictions and Applications, Metallurgical & Materials Transactions, Vol. 31B, pp 579- 682, 2000.

 

Editor in Chief

The International Journal of Manufacturing Science & Production

Ramana G. Reddy, Editor-in-Chief, The International Journal for Manufacturing Science & Production, Freund Publishing House Ltd., Tel Aviv, Israel, Volume 7, Issue 1, 2006.

Ramana G. Reddy, Editor-in-Chief, The International Journal for Manufacturing Science & Production, Freund Publishing House Ltd., Tel Aviv, Israel, Volume 7, Issue 2, 2006.

Ramana G. Reddy, Editor-in-Chief, The International Journal for Manufacturing Science & Production, Freund Publishing House Ltd., Tel Aviv, Israel, Volume 7, Issue 3&4, 2006.

Ramana G. Reddy, Editor-in-Chief, The International Journal for Manufacturing Science & Production, Freund Publishing House Ltd., Tel Aviv, Israel, Volume 8, Issue 1, 2007.

Ramana G. Reddy, Editor-in-Chief, The International Journal for Manufacturing Science & Production, Freund Publishing House Ltd., Tel Aviv, Israel, Volume 8, Issue 2-4, 2007.

Ramana G. Reddy, Editor-in-Chief, The International Journal for Manufacturing Science & Production, Freund Publishing House Ltd., Tel Aviv, Israel, Volume 9, Issue 1-2, 2008.

Ramana G. Reddy, Editor-in-Chief, The International Journal for Manufacturing Science & Production, Freund Publishing House Ltd., Tel Aviv, Israel, Volume 9, Issue 3-4, 2008.

Ramana G. Reddy, Editor-in-Chief, The International Journal for Manufacturing Science & Production, Freund Publishing House Ltd., Tel Aviv, Israel, Volume 10, Issue 1, 2009.

Ramana G. Reddy, Editor-in-Chief, The International Journal for Manufacturing Science & Production, Freund Publishing House Ltd., Tel Aviv, Israel, Volume 10, Issue 2, 2009.

Ramana G. Reddy, Editor-in-Chief, The International Journal for Manufacturing Science & Production, Freund Publishing House Ltd., Tel Aviv, Israel, Volume 10, Issue 3-4, 2009.

Patents

A patent on “Production of Metal/Refractory Composites by Bubbling through a Melt” was issued.

Inventors are Ramana G. Reddy and Banqiu Wu, Issue Date February 5, 2002, Patent Number 6,343,640.

A patent on “Ionic Liquid Temperature Sensor” was issued.

Inventors are B. Wu, J. D. Holbrey, R. G. Reddy and R. D. Rogers. June 15, 2004, Patent No. US 6,749,336.

A patent on “Production, Refining and Recycling of Lightweight and Reactive Metals in Ionic Liquids” was issued.

Inventors are B. Wu, R. G. Reddy and R. D. Rogers. April 19, 2005, Patent No. US 6,881,321.

A patent on“Production, Refining and Recycling of Lightweight and Reactive Metals in Ionic Liquids” was issued.

Inventors are B. Wu, R. G. Reddy and R. D. Rogers. March 25, 2008, Patent No. US 7,347,920.

A patent on “Aluminum Recovery Process” application was filed in the United States Patent Office on February 11, 2009.

Inventors are R. G. Reddy and M. Zhang, US Provisional Patent Application No. 61/027,695.

 

 

Dr. Reddy and his students have received awards from many agencies including the following (Details)

Fellow of ASM International

Distinguished Member (Fellow) of SME, SME-AIME

Other Awards

Named in the National Dean's List

Named in Who's Who in Technology Today

John R. Lewis Distinguished Lecturer

Eminent Engineer, Tau Beta Pi Eminent Engineer

Distinguished Lecturer Award, Extraction & Processing Distinguished Lecture Award

Milton E. Wadsworth Award for Extractive Metallurgy

ATA Award for Excellence in Engineering

Henry Krumb Lecturer Award of SME

Science Award: Extraction and Processing Division Science Award

Distinguished Service Award:Extraction and Processing Division Distinguished Ser vice Award, TMS

Energy Best paper Award: Energy committee, 2010 Light Metals Division Energy Paper Award, TMS, 2010.

TMS Distinguished Service Award: 2012 Alexander Scott Distinguished Service Award, TMS 2012.

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