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Balaji Shanmugasundaram

Graduate Student

W337 Bay 8b, Millennium Science Complex

Center for Neural Engineering

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA, USA - 16802

Contact Information:

212, Earth Engineering Sciences Building

Engineering Science and Mechanics Department

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA, USA - 16802

E-mail: s.balaji@psu.edu, balaji2101@gmail.com


Education:

  • M.Tech. Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, UP, India (2004-2006)
  • B.E. PSG College of Technology (Bharathiar University), Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India (2000-2004)

Honors:

  • Prof. Bal Deva Upadhyaya Memorial Gold Medal (2006-07) for the best M.Tech. Thesis in Physical Metallurgy including Materials Processing
  • Academic Excellence Award in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering for the year 2004-05

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Achievements:

  • District Third in X Std. Public Examination
  • First Place in Elements and Materials Quiz – 2003 conducted by Metallurgical Engineering Association, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India
  • Second Place in Quiz on Materials and Welding - 2003 conducted by Indian Institute of Welding, Chennai Branch, India
  • First Place in All India Materials Quiz – 2004 conducted by ASM International Chennai Chapter, IIT Madras Student Chapter of ASM International and IIM Chennai Chapter, India

Projects:

  • M.Tech. Thesis: Sintering and Characterization of Aluminide Reinforced Stainless Steel Composites
  • B.E. Project: Multicomponent Boronizing of Titanium Alloy

Other Projects:

  • “Establishing Dimensional Change Data for Various Powder Metallurgy Components” in PRICOL, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India
  • “Root Cause Analysis for Various Patches Generated while Processing CRCA Coils” in TISCO, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India
  • “Electrochemical Investigation of Sintered YAG added Stainless steel composites” under the guidance of Dr. A. Upadhyaya, Dept. of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India

Publications:

  • S. Balaji, A. Upadhyaya, “Electrochemical Behavior of Sintered YAG Dispersed 316L Stainless steel Composites”, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 2007, Vol. 101, Issues 2-3, pp. 310-316.
  • S. Balaji, G. Joshi, A. Upadhyaya, “Corrosion Behavior of Sintered Aluminide Reinforced Ferritic Stainless steel”, Scripta Materialia, 2007, Vol.56, Issue 2, pp. 149-151.
  • S. Balaji, P. Vijay, A. Upadhyaya, “Effect of Sintering Temperature on the Electrochemical, Hardness and Tribological Properties of Aluminide Reinforced Austenitic Stainless Steel”, Scripta Materialia, 2007, Vol. 56, Issue 12, pp. 1063-1066.
  • S. Balaji, G. Joshi, P. Vijay, A. Upadhyaya, “Corrosion behavior of Sintered Aluminide Reinforced 316L and 434L Stainless Steel,” Advances in Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials-2007, v. 7, Metal Powder Industries Federation, Princeton, NJ, USA, 2007, pp. 51-57.
  • S.M. Tiwari, S. Balaji, A. Upadhyaya, “Sintering and Characterization of YAG Dispersed Ferritic Stainless Steels”, Materials Science and Engineering: A, 2008, Vol. 492, Issues 1-2, pp. 60-67.
  • A. Upadhyaya, S. Balaji, “Sintered Intermetallic Reinforced 434L Ferritic Stainless Steel Composites”, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 2009, Vol.40, Issue 3, pp. 673-683.
  • S. Balaji, A. Upadhyaya, “Mechanical, Corrosion, and Sliding Wear Behavior of Intermetallics Reinforced Austenitic Stainless Steel Composites”, Journal of Materials Science, Vol. 44, pp. 2310-2319.
  • D.L. Andre, B. Shanmugasundaram, J. Mason, C. Drapaca, and B.J. Gluckman, “Mechanisms determining safety and performance of brain stimulating electrodes” Proc. IEEE Eng. Med Biol. Soc. 2009, vol. 1, pp. 689-692.
  • M. Anil, S. Balaji, A. Upadhyaya, M.K. Ghosh, and S.N. Ojha, “Potentiodynamic Polarization Aspects of the As-cast and Sprayed Al-Si, Al-Sn and Al-Sn-Si Alloys in a Sodium Chloride Solution” Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, (Available Online).
  • B. Shanmugasundaram, B.J. Gluckman, “Micro-reaction chamber electrodes for neural stimulation and recording” Proc. IEEE Eng. Med Biol. Soc. 2011, pp. 656-659

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Abstracts: *

  • B. Shanmugasundaram, G. La-Corte, B.J. Gluckman, “Challenges to stimulation artifact-subtraction in neural recordings” Neuroscience 2011(SFN), Washington DC (Poster Presentation)
  • D.L. Andre, B. Shanmugasundaram, C. Drapaca, and B.J. Gluckman, “In vitro study of pH dynamics limiting charge passage in neural stimulation electrodes” Neuroscience 2010 (SFN), Washington DC (Poster Presentation)
  • B. Shanmugasundaram, M. Horn, B.J. Gluckman, “Nanostructured iridium films for neural electrode applications” ESM Today 2010 The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA (Oral Presentation)
  • B. Shanmugasundaram and B.J. Gluckman, “Electrochemical Shaping of Neural Electrodes” PSU Neuroscience Day 2010 (Poster Presentation)
  • B. Shanmugasundaram, M. Horn, B.J. Gluckman, “Microstructural and Electrochemical Characterization of Electron-Beam Evaporated Iridium Oxide Film” College of Engineering Research Symposium 2010, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA (Oral Presentation)
  • D.L. Andre, B. Shanmugasundaram, C. Drapaca, and B.J. Gluckman, “Mechanisms determining safety and performance of brain stimulating electrodes” Neuroscience SFN 2009, Washington DC (Poster Presentation)
  • B. Shanmugasundaram and B.J. Gluckman, “Thin Film Coatings with High Charge Passing Capacity for Neural Electrodes” Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting 2009 Oct. 2009 Pittsburgh, PA (Poster Presentation)
  • B. Shanmugasundaram, B.J. Gluckman, “In vitro and in vivo performance of novel neural electrodes” ESM Today 2009 The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA (Poster Presentation)
  • B. Shanmugasundaram, B.J. Gluckman, “In vitro and in vivo performance of novel neural electrodes,” College of Engineering Research Symposium 2009, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA (Poster Presentation)
  • B. Shanmugasundaram, B.J. Gluckman, “Coatings for High Charge Passing Capacity Neural Electrodes” in ESM Today 2008, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA (Poster Presentation)
  • B. Shanmugasundaram, “Thin Film Coatings for Chronic Neural Stimulating Electrodes” in College of Engineering Research Symposium 2008, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA (Poster Presentation)
  • S. Balaji, G. Joshi, A. Upadhyaya, “Consolidation and Characterization of Aluminide Reinforced 434L Stainless steel Composites” in PM07 Conference, Noida, India, Feb.2007 (International)
  • S. Balaji, A. Upadhyaya, “Supersolidus Liquid Phase Sintering of Intermetallics Dispersed Stainless Steel Composites” in RAMP2006 conference, Coimbatore, India, Dec.2006 (International)
  • P. Vijay, S. Balaji, A. Upadhyaya, “Corrosion Behavior of Sintered Aluminide Reinforced 316L Stainless Steel” in NMD-ATM2006 conference, Jamshedpur, India, Nov.2006 (Poster) (National)
  • G. Joshi, S. Balaji, A. Upadhyaya, “Corrosion Behavior of Sintered Aluminide Reinforced 434L Stainless Steel” in NMD-ATM2006 conference, Jamshedpur, India, Nov.2006 (Poster) (National)
  • S. Balaji, A. Upadhyaya, “Electrochemical Behavior of Intermetallics Reinforced Stainless steel Composites” in CORCON2005 conference, Chennai, India, Nov.2005 (International)
  • S. Balaji, A. Upadhyaya, “Electrochemical Behavior of Sintered YAG Dispersed 316L Stainless steel Composites” in NMD-ATM2005 conference, Chennai, India, Nov.2005 (Poster) (National)
  • S. Balaji, S.M. Tiwari, A. Upadhyaya, “Microstructural and Electrochemical Investigation of Sintered 316L-based Composites” in PM05 conference, Mumbai, India, Feb.2005 (International)

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