Vice President, Research & Development,
Ravi Ravichandran is Vice President, R&D, and Chief Technology Officer at King Industries, Norwalk, Connecticut. He was previously a Senior Research Director at Ciba Specialty Chemicals, Tarrytown, New York The author, is a coauthor of over 30 journal articles, book chapters and books including Handbook of Coating Additives 2nd Ed., (Marcel Dekker), Plastics and Coatings: Durability, Stabilization, and Testing (Hanser Gardner), and holds 150 U.S. patents. Dr. Ravichandran is a member of the American Chemical Society, Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, American Coatings Association, Society for Imaging Science and Technology, and the National Lubricating Grease Institute, Dr. Ravichandran received a B.S. degree in Chemistry from University of Madras, Madras, India, a M.S. degree in chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India and a Ph.D. degree in chemistry from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. He spent his post-doctoral years as a Research Associate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.