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Krishna Vedula

Krishna Vedula is Professor and Dean Emeritus in the Chemical Engineering Dept. in the  Francis College of Engineering
Krishna VedulaProfessor and Dean Emeritus
  • College
    Francis College of Engineering
  • Department
    Chemical Engineering
  • Phone
    (978) 934-2737
  • Email

Research Interests

Intermetallic Compounds for High Temperature Applications Oxidation and Corrosion

Oxidation and Corrosion


  • Ph D: Materials Engineering, (1980), Michigan Technology University - Houghton, MI
  • MS: Materials Engineering, (1969), Drexel University - Philadelphia, PA
  • Other: Metallurgical Engineering, (1967), Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay, India

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Board Member - Merrimack Valley Venture Forum
  • Educational Technology Advisory Council Member - Governor of Massachusetts
  • - Governor of Massachusetts to the Regional Competitiveness Council
  • Inducted as Fellow - American Society for Engineering Education
  • ITT Merit Scholar - Indian Institute of technology
  • president - International Federation for Engineering Education Societyies
  • Sigma Zi Honors Society Member
  • Outstanding Engineering Educator (2003) - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Indus Star (2002) - India New England News
  • Mass High Tech All Star Award (2001) - Mass High Tech Journal
  • Cited in Commonwealth Magazine (2001) - Mass Inc.
  • Workforce Development Leader of the Year (2000) - Massachusetts Telecommunications Council
  • Inducted as Fellow (1995) - American Society for Materials
  • Veishea Professor of Engineering (1993) - Iowa State University
  • Keynote Lecturer Award (1991) - International Conference on Intermetallics
  • Keynote Lecturer (1986) - Gordon Conference on Intermetallics
  • Keynote Lecturer (1985) - International Powder Metallugy Conference
  • A.O. Smith Best Student Paper Award (1978) - Michigan Tech

Selected Publications

  • Crimp, M.A., Vedula, K., Gaydosh, D.J. () "MRS Symposium Proc., 81", High Temperature Ordered Intermetallic Alloys
  • Kandakatla, R., Radhakrishnan, D.B., Vedula, K. (2015) "Enhancing learning by empowering Indian students to solve engineering challenges: An effort by SPEED and IUCEE", American Society for Engineering Education 122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Making Value for Society:
  • Hendlin, K., Vedula, K., Horn, C., Monga, M. (2006) "In vitro evaluation of ureteral stent compression", Urology 67:4 pp. 679-682
  • Vedula, K., Fiddy, M.A., Donatelli, A., Robertson, S., Nunn, R., Moure-Eraso, R. (2001) "Innovation in Engineering Education for Sustainable Regional Social and Economic Development", Approaches to Sustainable Development: The Public University in the Regional Economy
  • Abbaschian, R., Baglin, J.E., Vedula, K. (1997) Special Double Issue: Proceedings of the MRS Workshop on Materials Education, 1996
  • Wen, J.H., Vedula, K., Yellamanchili, K. (1996) "TiSi2 composites reinforced with in situ synthesized TiC and SiC", International Journal of Powder Metallurgy 32:3
  • Shingler, M.J., Halloran, J.W., Vedula, K. (1993) "Microstructural rearrangement during vacancy annihilation in Co(1-delta)O", Scripta Metallurgica et Materialia;(United States) 28:12
  • Wright, I.G., Srinivasan, V., Vedula, K. (1993) "Some effects of minor alloying additions on the development and breakdown of protective oxide scales", Materials at High Temperatures(UK) 11:1 pp. 159-166
  • Crimp, M.A., Vedula, K. (1993) "The relationship between cooling rate, grain size and the mechanical behavior of B2-Al alloys", Materials Science and Engineering: A 165:1 pp. 29-34
  • Crimp, M.A., Vedula, K., Gaydosh, D.J. (1987) Materials Research Society
  • Crimp, M.A., Vedula, K., Gaydosh, D.J. (1987) "pp. 499-504 in MRS Proc., Vol. 81", High-Temperature Ordered lntermetallic Alloys H, ed.NS Stoloff, CC Koch, CT Liu, and O.Izumi, MRS publication
  • Sherman, M., Vedula, K. (1986) "High temperature dispersion strengthening of NiAl", Journal of Materials Science 21:6 pp. 1974-1980
  • Shingler, M.J., Vedula, K., Halloran, J.W. (1985) "Alteration of CoO wafers in an oxygen chemical potential gradient.", Transport in nonstoichiometric compounds 129:
  • Vedula, K. (1982) "Structure-property relationships for the tensile behavior of single phase sintered metals which are ductile at room temperature", Dissertation Abstracts International Part B: Science and Engineering 43:3
  • Vedula, K., Funkenbusch, A.W., Heckel, R.W. (1981) "A mathematical model for internal oxidation", Oxidation of Metals 16:5 pp. 385-398
  • Vedula, K., Heckel, R.W. (1981) "Modem Developments in Powder Metallurgy, Vol. 12 eds", HH Hausner, HW Antes and GD Smith, MPIF
  • Vedula, K., Heckel, R.W. (1980) "Structure-Property Relations for the Tensile Behavior of Single-Phase Ductile Sintered Materials", Modern Developments in Powder Metallurgy, 12: pp. 759-777
  • Darroudi, T., Vedula, K., Heckel, R.W. (1971) "Fabrication of composites by diffusion processing", Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B 2:1 pp. 325-328
  • DARROUDI, T., HECKEL, R.W., Vedula, K. (1970) Fabrication of composites by diffusion processing(Solid state diffusion growth of composite materials containing continuous NiAl 3 fibers in aluminum matrices from hot-pressed aluminum embedded nickel wires)
  • Vedula, K., Heckel, R.W. (1970) "Spheroidization of binary Fe-C alloys over a range of temperatures", Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B 1:1 pp. 9-18

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Principal Investigator (), - Case Western reserve
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