AEIS Appoints Dr. Chandra Sekhar Meduri as Lead Metallurgical Engineer
New York, NY — AEIS, a testing, inspection and certification company based in South Plainfield, NJ, has named Dr. Chandra Sekhar Meduri as Lead Metallurgical Engineer. This newly-created role will focus on solving complex metallurgical technical challenges, and oversight of the firm’s Failure Analysis Laboratory which analyzes failures across all industrial sectors and material types. Currently, the lab is engaged in failures related to ductile iron pipe, marine shaft, HDPE (high density polyethylene) pipe, medical devices, and construction welds.
Dr. Meduri brings over eight years of engineering research and testing experience. He earned his PhD in mechanical engineering at Texas Tech University in 2019, and was a founding member of the school’s mechanical engineering graduate student association. He also organized scientific workshops for local youth, and presented his work at major conferences including The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society conference in 2019 and 2020; the Materials Research Society conference in 2018; the National Association of Corrosion Engineers conference in 2016; and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and American Society of Mechanical Engineers conferences in 2014. Dr. Meduri has co-authored a number of technical papers on material science applications, specializing in medical devices.
After finishing his PhD, Dr. Meduri was a Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Texas at Dallas in Richardson, TX. In this role, Dr. Meduri worked in the Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Lab, a product development facility focused on the development of material microstructure and advanced manufacturing processes for metallic alloys. In this capacity, Dr. Meduri supported a team of seven engineers, resulting in a U.S. patent, six technical publications, as well as on new projects. He developed an integrated creep-based forming and dealloying process as a route for fabrication of metal-metal and metal-polymer composites for applications in drug delivery and microfluidics. He also earned Six Sigma Green Belt certification and led multiple projects to optimize the processes, resulting in 20% reduction in process time.
Before that, Dr. Meduri was a Materials Science Researcher at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. In this role, he worked in the Functional Materials and Devices Lab, a material testing facility focused on the development of surface patterning technologies and devices for micro and nanoscale applications. He also devised disposable transdermal patches and injectable devices for drug delivery and blood sampling applications, resulting in a 20% increase in mechanical strength, good delivery efficiency, and potential for commercialization. Prior to that, Dr. Meduri was a Research Engineer at MetCel, a student-faculty team start-up at Oklahoma State University, where he worked on product development for the aerospace, marine, and safety equipment industries. He also led two joint-venture research projects with equipment manufacturers in US, resulting in an expansion of their product lines.
Dr. Meduri earned his B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University in Hyderabad, India; and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK.
Atlas Evaluation & Inspection Services (AEIS) is a special inspection and material testing partner to major bridge and infrastructure projects as well as to the aerospace, automotive, construction, defense, electronic, manufacturing, marine, medical devices, and petrochemical industries. Founded in 2010, AEIS is a team of skilled and qualified personnel with a vision of high-quality inspection services that result in optimally safe outcomes. Every project, regardless of size or scope, adheres to a robust quality assurance program. Headquartered in South Plainfield, NJ, AEIS serves clients throughout the tri-state area as well as nationally, and holds Minority, Women-Owned, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certifications. For more information, please visit www.aeis.com