Prof. Krishnan Balasubramaniam has been involved in the field of Non-destructive evaluation for more than Twenty Five years with applications in the fields of maintenance, quality assurance, manufacturing and design. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and also serves as the Head of the Centre for Non- Destructive Evaluation. He received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Madras (Regional Engineering College, Tiruchirapalli, India) in 1984. He then graduated from Drexel University, Philadelphia, from the department of Mechanical Engineering with a M.S. degree in 1986 and a Ph. D. in the year 1989. Before joining IIT in 2000, he was employed as an Associate Professor with the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at Mississippi State University.
His areas of interests include Nondestructive evaluation, intelligent manufacturing and in-process monitoring, structural health monitoring, and applied data analysis. He has over 250 technical publications (including 102 refereed journal papers) and has directed 12 PHD student dissertations and 35 MS student theses.
He has also served as a consultant to many multi-national companies including GE, Corning Inc., BF Goodrich, Gillette, Caterpillar, Lockheed-Martin, Nipon TV, Karta Technologies, Sieger Spintech, etc. He is currently a consultant to US Air Force, Timken, Boeing, Astrium, Corning, HAL, Indian Navy, ARDE, GE, BHEL, etc. He is currently the Principal Investigator in several sponsored research projects funded by DST, DAE, ADA, ISRO and DRDO organizations.
He is an active member of ISNT, ASNT, SAMPE, ASME, UIA and ASA and has organized several international symposiums and workshops. He currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal for Non-destructive Evaluation, and as the South-East Asia Editor for the Journal of Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation (Taylor and Francis). He is also in the editorial board of the Journal of Structural Longevity.