Raghu Meesala won the first prize for research symposium in CEAT research week 2014

 Raghu V Meesala  

Graduate Student  
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering,
Oklahoma State University,
Stillwater, OK, USA
Email: venkatesh.meesala@okstate.edu
Phone: 785-340-5546 (c) 
Summary :
Graduating in summer 2014 with a master's Degree at Oklahoma State University, OK
Experience/Knowledge of:
• CAD Designing & CAD Drafting
• Product Design & Development
Mechanical Experience:
• Nanoindentation
• Compression after impact test
• Ring on ring test, SENB (Single edge notched beam) test
• Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), ATR (Attenuated Total Reflectance )and FTIR (Fourier-transform infrared spectrometer )
• SEM (Scanning electron microscopy), EDS (Energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy) and XRF (X-ray fluorescence)
• CAD Modeling/Drafting: SolidWorks, Auto-CAD, ANSYS Workbench, Mathematica, MATLAB
• Application: MS office and Adobe package
• Other: SAP, SAP - CRM, SAP - ABAP, Eclipse, Net beans
Osmania University, B.E. 2010
Current Project:
Working with Dr.Raman P. Singh, Associate Dean CEAT, Oklahoma State Universit
- Study and characterize various mechanical and physical properties of obsidian using a nano-indenter (MTS)
- Observe morphology on fractured surface of obsidian by SEM
- Experience in using Universal testing machine for measuring fracture toughness
- Study and perform experiments on density and thermal conductivity of obsidian
- Experimentation sing DSC, XRF and ATR FTIR

Conference Proceedings & Presentations:
1. Raghu v. Meesala and Raman P. Singh, "Obsidian: A Correlation between Mechanical Properties and Structure", Oklahoma State University Research Symposium, Febuary 17-21, 2014
Won first prize in physical science and technology category
2. Raghu v. Meesala and Raman P. Singh "Understanding Obsidian, A Natural Glass"
Top ten finalists among 400 students